In a city packed with bars and clubs, Book & Borders offers bookworms and individuals with quieter passions their own relaxing respite.
The latest themed café to open in Tomas, Morato, Quezon City and McKinley Hill, Bonifacio Global City, Book & Borders has become one of the metro’s more popular hangouts, and not for the reasons that you’d typically expect.
While coffee shops and cafes are now a dime a dozen, Book & Borders puts itself in a class of its own, distinguishing itself as a haven for people who want to enjoy a more relaxed afternoon, sipping their favorite brew and immersed in their favorite books.
“Here, you can relish the quiet, tucked in your little corner where you can enjoy your coffee or tea, and indulge in your favorite pastime – reading,” shares Kristine Simisim, café owner. “Bring a friend or your new book and discover how time flies.”
But even if you come empty handed, don’t fret. Book & Borders offers an extensive selection of books, from the classics to contemporary bestsellers. And you are free to enjoy them at your leisure. The library is free and open for all, and for a better reading experience, customers are invited to use the book stands available at the café.
“I’m so ecstatic that there’s finally a place for people like us. It’s cozy and inviting, and you won’t get too distracted like in crowded cafes. ‘Books + coffee’ spells the perfect afternoon,” shares Kapuso artist and budding poet Benjamin Alves.
“What I love about Book & Borders is that there’s always something new to discover because they constantly update their library. So even if you just want to browse, all the recent best sellers are on the shelves,” shares Karylle, a self-proclaimed bookworm and travel books collector.
But the bestsellers are not only limited to the books on the shelves, you can find them on the menu as well.
Do indulge your sweet tooth with scrumptious varieties of cakes and squares. (Do try the Book & Borders bestseller: the Queso de Bola Cake!) For something more filling, the menu also offers delicious pastas (Truffle Mushroom Pasta and Tuyo Pasta) and sandwiches like the Beef Pastrami Panini as well as hearty rice dishes.
Of course, aside from their famous brewed coffee and cold coffee-concoctions, you must not forget to sample their array of refreshing smoothies, calming teas and juices.
Book & Borders is located at 281 Tomas Morato, Quezon City and RC-RCM and RD-RDM Building 5, Tuscany Estates, Mckinley Hill, Bonifacio Global City. For more news and updates, follow Book & Borders on Instagram (@bookandborderscafe) and Twitter (@bookandborders). You may also call them on (0932) 871 7856.