Book & Borders Cafe - McKinley

2:36 AM


What's your coffee's story? I don't mean the story of how you made your coffee. We don't really wanna be technical here. LOL! I'm asking what are you pairing your cup with today. :) 

In Book and Borders, you'll have so much to choose from. I am not the biggest fiction reader but now that I am trying to catch up, Book and Borders would be an excellent reading place. From books made to movies (Bernhard Schlink's "The Reader" and Emma Donoghue's "Room"), sub-political dramas (Robert Stone's "Damascus Gate", Jonathan Franzen's "Freedom"), to rom-coms (Elle Casey's "Mackenzie Fire", Jojo Moyes's "After You"), the cafe is home to almost 1,000 titles with almanacs and how-to books also available.

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Their first cafe in Tomas Morato has received an overwhelming support from students and book lovers and co-owners Benjamin Alves and Karylle thought of extending the experience somewhere else. QC would be far for Makati or The Fort people, says Benjamin that they're very excited with the opening of their second store in Tuscany Estates in McKinley Hill. Although smaller, the books here are worth the visit by an avid reader. 

So, let's reverse the question. Which coffee are you pairing your book with? My favorite here is the Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate (PhP140). It ain't too sweet, I gotta tell you. The richness is very obvious that you might forget about your book along the way. Seriously, that's what happened. 

They also have the Cinnamon Hot Chocolate and the Salted Hot Chocolate. Your regular Caffe Latte (PhP135, Cafe Mocha (PhP140), Espresso (PhP100), Cafe Americano (PhP110) and Cappuccino (PhP125) are part of the menu of course. Without chopping your head with the prices, they also offer teas: English Breakfast (PhP90), Apple Cinnamon Raisin (PhP100), and Lemon Ginger and Jasmin Green Tea (PhP110). Iced drinks, smoothies and blended frappes area also available. 

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If you are staying long to read an entire book, they also offer rice meals: Tamarind Lemongrass Chicken (PhP280), Barbecue Liempo (Can you believe that? PhP300), and Buffalo Wings. Breakfast favorites can be devoured here too like Boneless Bangus with Garlic Rice and Egg (PhP250), Wheat Bread with Bacon and Egg (PhP190) and Adobo Flakes with Garlic Rice and Egg (PhP220). For the light eaters, we have sandwiches and pastas (Fried Tuyo and Kesong Puti for PhP195, Chicken Penne Pesto for PhP195). 

Don't have the luxury of time to hangout longer? Book and Borders Cafe allows customer to take home books just like what you guys did in school. Instead of a library card though, just leave the a government-issued ID and you can take the book out together with your food orders. You'll can claim your ID once you return the book, simple! 

So, which book are you taking off the shelves at Book and Borders today? What's gonna be your coffee's story? 

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