Blacksoup Café + Artspace

Maginhawa Bldg., 154 Maginhawa St., Maginhawa, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Blacksoup Café + Artspace
4.1
4.0 Stars

21 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 7
  • 4 stars 9
  • 3 stars 5
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 22 Reviews
  • 2 Recommend
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Category:
Asian
Business Hours
Reopens: 11:00a - 3:00p
Phone
+6324352549

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 11:00a - 3:00p
    • 6:00p - 11:00p
  • Monday
    • 11:00a - 3:00p
    • 6:00p - 11:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 3:00p
    • 6:00p - 11:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 3:00p
    • 6:00p - 11:00p
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 3:00p
    • 6:00p - 11:00p
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 3:00p
    • 6:00p - 11:00p
  • Saturday
    • 11:00a - 3:00p
    • 6:00p - 11:00p

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

Ivee B.
5.0 Stars

Performed here last Saturday for Tori Amos Night. We usually hold this annual event at Conspiracy Cafe, and I love the change of venue! Blacksoup is truly an "art space" where you are free to express your creativity and be with like-minded people.

There's an unintimidating vibe that made me feel right at home, as if I was just making music in a cozy living room with friends. No band setup last night, just a lovely upright piano.

The vegetarian pasta I had was delicious and filling. I asked my friends how their food was, and they all gave 4s (1 ordered carbonara and 2 ordered marinated pork chop with kangkong), except for one who gave a 3 for his aligue pasta (he said it was a bit dry and hard to chew).

Overall, the experience was great (maybe because of the Tori Night high)! We stayed until past 1am, even after all the performances. There's something about the place that makes it easily endearing-- I guess it's the authenticity and lack of pretentiousness. These days, "artsy" places tend to be too forced and manicured to fit a certain mold. This place isn't like that. It lives up to its "Art Space" name, where everyone is welcome and encouraged to be creative and genuine 128588

I'd be happy to perform here again!127929

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Rhency L.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Minami A.
3.0 Stars

Because VGIB is quite expensive we decided to tour next at Black Soup + Artspace. There weren't much people dining there at that time (around 7pm) and we find restos like this an opportunity to have the place all to ourselves..
Interior is kind of retro with all the pictures and lomo cameras hanging on the wall, but I don't find it quite "artspace-y".
We ordered:
Mac and Cheese - not to cheesy for me, it tastes just like white spaghetti (white sauce + spaghetti)
Porkchop with kangkong - the usual porkchop at a karinderia.
Price range can be a lil bit pricey with the food's outcome. Like I can have that kind of porkchop along Morayta with just 50php worth.

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Gio C.
4.0 Stars

We got invited here by some of Regine E's friends to eat. This was new to me, and I had Capoeira training coming up, so I decided to go heavy.

I ordered the stuffed chicken, which are two chicken breasts stuffed with basil, tomato and cheese. This was served with rice and a side salad.

At first I found the chicken a little bland, but once you get to the stuffing, it's kind of like a margherita pizza but inside a chicken. The salad could have used some more tomatoes though.

Overall not bad, for 220 pesos I was full until dinner. Even through training!

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Mariabelle B.
3.0 Stars

The food is ok. Ordered "you wont be single for long" pasta and i find it a less creamy than I'm expecting. (Maybe my recipe is kinda creamy compared to what they offer) but the place is nice. Cozy and the staff are very accomodating. Sad we weren't able to try the guyabano ice cream.

Maybe next time. Great place to chill out with friends

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Arna L.
4.0 Stars

Ordered the Blacksoup Pasta, Blacksoup Salad, Spicy Tuyo Pasta and balut all for atound 500-600 pesos. Very affordable and everything tasted reaaally good.

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Ria S.
3.0 Stars

I thought it was OK.

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Julie M.
4.0 Stars

9757️ I discovered this place through Looloo and we're new to Maginahawa. It was difficult to find since this is located at the back of some shops and it had no sign that can be seen from the road. As of writing this, the Blacksoup Cafe is behind Jeepney, Galli Cafe, Antiteasis, and beside Van Gogh is Bipolar

128076 The Vigan Longannisa pasta goes well with the Lambchops. 128523

128077 Guyabano icecream was okay. 128522 it had real bits of Guyabano. 128513 It was more like a sorbet than an ice cream though.

128078 Lighting: The place was a little dark; I wanted to sleep more than eat. Buti na lang masarap yung food. 128522

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Ria S.
4.0 Stars

9 out of 10 spoons

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Jhensen G.
5.0 Stars

Nachos with beef here is the best for me. The nachos and beef were really fresh and delish! 128153

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Luane T.
5.0 Stars

If you need a quiet time by yourself (or a quiet time with someone), you will like this place. :) I went here to dine and read, and I was expecting to be distracted, but no, the place was really chill. ;)

I was only able to try their pasta and watermelon shake, they weren't "mind-blowing" but they didn't taste bad either. 'Checked their menu and I know that some of them are really worth coming back to. I will recommend this place, not just because of the ambiance and food, but also because of their amiable and accommodating staff, as well as the cool stuff that they're selling. Must come back to check them out too! :)

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Aileen A.
4.0 Stars

Really very nice artspace and conversation space that comes with good food and coffee.

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Marianne P.
4.0 Stars

Best nachos for me128522 cozy place and somehow you will be able to find yourself appreciating art inside the cafe128077 love the pasta and rice meals as well,affordable price

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Cat R.
5.0 Stars

Blacksoup Cafe + Artspace has delicious food from appetizers to desserts. My favorite appetizer is their Mushroom with cheese and corn. My all-time favorite main entree here is Twice-cooked Chicken Adobo. It's really good and full of flavor even the white meat.

I like the Mango Turon for dessert. It's the traditional turon, crispy with caramelized sugar with fresh slices of mangoes inside served with Mantecado ice cream. Yum!

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Lorma B.
5.0 Stars

Found out about this place because they were the only coffee shop in the country who took on the concept of suspended coffee. And its not only coffee, it can be sandwich or a meal.

We decided to have coffee and dessert. Just plain brewed coffee and turon. The coffee was okay, but the turon was the best I have ever tasted - not too sweet but sweet enough, with crunchy wrap and cheese that blended perfectly with the taste. The warm turon was matched with vanilla ice cream that was equally tasty.

Also loved the ambiance of the place. Intimate with a little bit of art. There was also a piano inside. I wonder if someone plays it on some days or if anyone from the customers can go up and play.

For my suspended orders, I got 2 grilled cheese and 2 grilled tuna. Whoever gets them will surely have happy stomach.

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Jventures V.
4.0 Stars

Ambiance is good. If you happen to meet an old friend and you need lots of catching up, this is highly recommended. It has a downtown feel where time stops and you get lost in some good old Sinatra rhythm.

My partner loved the blacksoup pasta. She reminded me at least 5 times that the bread sticks balance the strong taste of the pasta. The chicken basil's also good. May be back tomorrow. :)

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Chyz G.
3.0 Stars

This spot used to be at Cubao Expo but relocated to Maginhawa in 2009. They serve home-style dishes from pastas, sandwiches and rice meals. Tried the adobo flakes pasta, which the very accommodating server suggested. It was shredded fried pork with tons of garlic, basil and black olives. Food was ok - it didn't taste bad, it was cooked right, had plentiful sahog, albeit needing a little more salt or adobo sauce.

Ambiance: The place is very artsy and is probably a hang out spot for such. It also has a homey feel to it.

Price: 50-220 Pesos except for the lamb and salmon dishes at 300+ Pesos.

Service: Very fast since there were only two of us.

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Steffhanie S.
3.0 Stars

The exterior and interior decors in this resto are appealing. They bring out the artistic side that you have. You'll find yourself going through their vintage paintings and wall decoratives.

The food served are just OK. I had the BlackSoup Pasta and I think that there's something missing in the taste. The Chicken with Cheese tickled my tummy as it seems best for the kids-at-heart. The Lemongrass Iced Tea is too bland.

But one thing I won't forget about this resto is the Suspended Coffee. I learned about it here.

Overall, it was a 6/10.

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Jian C.
4.0 Stars

I ate here with two of my friends who were dedicated pescatarians. It's more or less a cafe with an art-ish and hipster vibe. There were artworks on the wall and the tables were designed with pages from old magazines.

Their food was particularly interesting because some of their food are traditionally served with meat or beef but they replaced it with tofu. (e.g., beefsteak = tofu steak) I had the Tocino Carbonara. It was okay. The tocino wasn't as sweet I would like it. But the pasta was good and creamy.

Their service was superb! The people were really nice. I remember, it was raining and we were supposed to leave and we didn't have any umbrellas with us. 9748 One of the people in the cafe (my friend said he was the owner. I'm not sure I believe her. Haha!) got an umbrella and made hatid (#MedyoConyo) us outside. He even personally hailed a tricycle for us and waited until we left. It was really nice given that the weather situation then.

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Mei O.
5.0 Stars

"SHOKOT means TAKOT. But WHAT is the meaning of THIS?!" is printed on a shirt they were selling. It's inspired by the movie Zombadings and they have dvds of it for sale! (I restrained myself from buying right then and there.)

Blacksoup Cafe + Artspace is my new favorite place in Maginhawa. It has that cozy cafe feel inside with a small garden outside sharing the space with a few more restos. Oh oh, they have stools by the bar! You can sit there and stare at their quaint open kitchen while they whip up your food.

They also have this suspended coffee initiative wherein you can pay for the coffee or sandwich of someone else (homeless, etc, up to you). Charity begins at home. 128519

Although it might be a little maalikabok to you (open air, hence, no aircon!) and the place is not that fun during summers (init much) and to lamok-heartthrobs like me, the set-up is clearly targetting the local indie and art freaks, or plain hungry people. 10084 They also sell shirts, dvds, and cds. I recommend that you walk and take a look around the area (unless you have pilay or something) to enjoy the place. 128522

As for the food, they have vegetarian options!! Hurraaaah!! Food were priced at Php100-200 so they're kinda light on the budget. I had tofu steak (Php100) and blacksoup salad (Php100 please hold the adobo flakes for the vegetarian!), while my friend got their fish burger (Php140). All were 128076128079 considering the price! My friend liked the fish burger and I believe her. Next time, I'll probably try their vegetarian "You Won't Be Single For Long" pasta which has vodka mix in it. 128527

Definitely coming back to my new home!! 128513

128536: food; interiors
128551: lamok; no aircon

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