Almost too good to be true!
It’s anyone’s dream to get lost in a world made of books and coffee. Not only would a book lover or a caffeine junkie see it as heaven on earth, but anyone who takes in the beauty of this place can’t deny that it’s one of the most breathtaking spots we have in Manila.
Dying to know where this amazing, mysterious place is located? You’ll be shocked to know that it’s brought to us by two household names: Coffee Project x Fully Booked! For their 42nd branch in the Philippines at Evia Lifestyle Center, the Coffee Project teamed up with Fully Booked to create Coffee Project Black.
Upon entering, you can tell that it isn’t your ordinary Fully Booked or Coffee Project. The warm tones and wooden accents of the place already stand out, and are enough to invite any passerby in. With books in every corner, nook, and cranny, the entire ambiance is elevated by the soft lighting, plants, and how the shadows cast from the leaves create a makeshift canopy above.
They also feature what every introvert would die for: private nooks and booths with curtains!
As for the other area, the high-ceiling room features huge windows opening out to a beautiful view, and the grand staircase and library fit for any palace or mansion (or a Beauty and the Beast reenactment).
And with an iconic Fully Booked touch, a mural made of books greets all the happy campers there for a date, a cup of coffee, or a whole afternoon of exploring the world through literature.
From the same group behind Cafe Voila in Tagaytay, Coffee Project’s QC branch is the first branch with the flower garden-inspired theme. This is its newest branch and it serves great coffee, desserts, pastries and affordable meals as well. Their best selling Salted Caramel Cheesecake is a must try! Read more.
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Evia Lifestyle Center – Las Piñas
Located down South, the upscale commercial destination Evia Lifestyle Center by Vista Land has been around for awhile now, but its beautiful landscape always surprises us. This visionary development provides an outdoor extension to nearby homes by adding a touch of class and vibrancy to their daily routines.
The amenities they offer include fashion boutiques, pet shops, spa centers, gadget stores, and of course, a whole new array of exciting restaurants to discover!
Evia Lifestyle Center holds way too many great reasons for anyone of us to drive down South including an IG-worthy coffee shop, an underrated Japanese restaurant, a whimsical resto cafe, and more.
Another new concept from the team behind Cafe Voila and Coffee Project, Another Story narrates through its beautiful interiors and home-cooked comfort food. We heard that the Another Story Big Breakfast, Hanger Steak and Salted Caramel Cheesecake are must-tries here!
Reservations are accepted
From humble beginnings to a success story, Mama Lou’s definitely hits the spot when it comes to Italian comfort food. Try their best selling dishes such as the Escargot, Spaghetti Seafood Olio, Truffle Mac N Cheese and their pizzas.
Enjoy teppanyaki at its finest and experience an entertaining night of festive Japanese dining at Teppanya. Serving up a fast-paced and flavorful dining experience, Teppanya is a definite must-try for Japanese food lovers!
A popular chain in Ginza Japan, St. Marc Cafe is known for their signature product which is the chococro or chocolate croissant. They also serve colorful and fresh fruit parfaits, coffee, and matcha drinks.
Barcino – multiple branches
Barcino is famous for its delicious Spanish cuisine and wide selection of wine. It also has several conveniently located branches across the metro, allowing you to plan accordingly and meet up with your friends, no matter where you’re coming from.
Serving up dishes that are spit-fire grilled to perfection and coated with the best African-Portuguese spice mix from Africa, if you’re tired of the usual chicken, then we suggest that you head on to Peri-Peri.
Insider tip: You can get 2 orders of Quarter Chicken with One Side for only
Vanilla Cupcake Bakery is a fun and quirky cupcake shop that offers a wide variety of flavors such as their oreo cheesecake, red velvet, and chocolate nutella. They also serve salad, rice meals, sandwiches, pasta, and other sweet desserts!
Run by Chef Margarita Forés, the famed Italian restaurant is a classic go-to for families, couples, and friends who want a satisfying yet sophisticated meal.
Cold Layers Cafe is a Taiwanese dessert cafe that specializes in shaved snow ice creations and milk tea beverages. They also serve affordable pasta, rice meals, and beverages.
Insider tip: You can enjoy Buy One Get One Secret Affair Snow Ice, Mix and Match Milk Tea, and more!
Other restaurants that can be found at Evia Lifestyle Center include T.G.I. Friday’s, BreadTalk, Reyes Barbecue, Sbarro, CBTL, Cold Stone Creamery, Hap Chan, McDonald’s, Racks, Starbucks, and more.
You can also view these restaurants in the Booky app. Search for ‘EVIA‘ to see the complete list of restaurants at Evia Lifestyle Center with menus and contact details. Follow and tag us on Instagram @bookyapp and share your food adventures with us by using the hashtag #bookymanila.