Magpie Cafe

StrEat: Maginhawa Food Park, 91 Maginhawa St., Maginhawa, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Magpie Cafe
3.6
3.5 Stars

32 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 7
  • 4 stars 11
  • 3 stars 9
  • 2 stars 5
  • 1 star 0
  • 33 Reviews
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AlwaysHungryPh P.
3.0 Stars
5

I tell you Bingsu or Bingsoo will still be popular and grow this 2017. And of the signs that it will is its presence in different cities in Manila. Maginhawa embraced it through one of its food parks, StrEAT. It's an air conditioned place fitting to keep it cold.

Got to try some during a sponsored meet up at Westwood. It's owned by the same vibrant team. What stood out from the three is easily their version of Matcha. This bittersweet masterpiece creates a lingering after taste on top of a nice fine ice feel. Write this down- Nokcha Love Premium.

Injulmi is most popular in Korea where it originate. Its nutty with fluffy presence through soft mochi. An addition of sweet red bean gives it a welcome added sticky and mushy texture on a soy based ice. They call this Soy Happy.

Also liked the clash of sour and sweet mango with salty cheesecake. This I heard is one of their best sellers. Imagine all these taste in one go. Mark it Mango Cheesecake Madness.

Chocolate! They got Chocolate filled ice mixed cookies and chocolate chips. Perfect for the chocolatey lovers out there. Last we tried- Chocolate Fountain.

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Benjie G.
2.0 Stars

Tried the Chocolate Fountain Premium and Chocolate S'mores ... nothing premium about it 128542

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Jayson J.
5.0 Stars
7

Look, a gem!
Here at maginhawa you can find a lot of food restaurants, but only a few really stays on top of my recommendation list. This place is a small cafe located at streat food park. From the outside you would see small korean words-- looks like we can eat bingsu here!

Yep. Bingsu at maginhawa. We met King, the owner, who strongly claims that magpie is the pioneer of bingsu here in the Philippines-- he mentioned they started this bingsu craze about four years ago.

Mary Love S asked him about the difference between his bingsu and the others-- King hangs us up by just saying: wait till you try it 128517

128204128525 nokcha love premium @190PhP
This is their matcha bingsu! I really love this one i ordered this again on my second visit. It got a finely shaved ice--as in! It also got matcha powder, mochi, red beans, almonds, and matcha ice cream! During my second visit i find it too sweet, but it can no longer be adjusted since the sugar is incorporated na daw in the snow milk the server said. Mary Love S kaya pala ndi alam ni King yung matcha e nokcha kasi siya. 🤣

128204128525 mango cheesecake bingsu @250PhP
Their premium! Their premium sizes are served in a bigger bowls. It got mangoes, graham, homemade cheesecake, mango puree, mochi, and almond nuts!

128204128525 soy happy @160PhP
This is their injeolmi bingsu. It got soy bean powder, red (adzuki) beans, mochi, vanilla ice cream and whole nuts.

So it does taste very good! The iced is shaved super fine. This is legit, guys! Plus it's really affordable. I was surprised it's below 300PhP-- unlike the other restos-- especially 7 gram cafe128530
Whatever sorcery they use, i'm buying it.

There's no service water at the cafe, so you have to buy 25PhP overpriced bottled water. But that's just fine.

Magpie cafe space inside is small. It can only accommodate upto 15 pax. However, it shares place outside with the food park itself so basically, the whole open space is for magpie cafe as well.

Parking is a little difficult knowing it is maginhawa. The parking is not maginhawa at all. But there's this manong who will assist your parking at strEAT.

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April I.
4.0 Stars

We keep coming back for this!
Not too sweet plus the brownie (cookie?) bits add texture 9786

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Dana Mae I.
3.0 Stars

I 10084️ Bingsu BUT this fella here is Average "for me" but it's still Good 128077🏻 and the store is Cute! 9786128522

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AkosiSmurfs D.
3.0 Stars

Insta-worthy! But the chocolate fountain Taste like champorado. 128560128549

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Brian Joseph A.
4.0 Stars
3

All I can say is... MATCHArap!

Not a fan of Bingsoo or Korean food but I liked this dessert.

Although prices are a bit high, this is good for sharing naman. 128522

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Mavi M.
4.0 Stars

Just look at that!

Have been craving for a Matcha Bingsu for such a long time! I wish they coud have added more condensed milk and mochi but nevertheless, it was a guilty fix for all Matcha lovers out there (like me!) 128522
Must try!

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Marc G.
3.0 Stars
2

We ordered Chocolate Fountain Premium Bingsoo and Mango Madness Waffle (One order is good for 2-3)

I haven't tried any other Korean desserts aside from Melona and Samanco, so this is a first. Their desserts looks delicious. Presentable. But honestly, nothing striking about the flavor of the bingsoo we ordered. We should've tried the Macha or Mango instead.

The chocolate shaved ice was a little bland, so I pour some of the extra serving of condensed milk they provided. The brownie bits are crunchy and added more texture and flavour to the bingsoo.

As for the Mango Madness Waffle, I enjoyed it. Taste good.

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Janis N.
4.0 Stars

Love their waffles! We ordered the nokcha waffle, and I liked it. It's crisp and light, perfect with the nokcha ice cream.

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Hosea I.
4.0 Stars

After class, I rode an ikot jeep from UP to CP Garcia, and I walked (huhuhu). It was past 4pm, so I guess StrEAT was already open. I went there and I couldn't choose where to eat because all of the stalls are worth to try for! But I decided to indulge on sweets, so I went to Magpie.

It was relatively small, given that the area was a little parking space before. Also there was only one AC unit.

I'm a girl who's into trying restaurant's bestsellers - therefore I ordered their bestselling Chocolate Fountain Premium (sakto, I'm a chocolate lover 128158)

Well whoa it was big alright hahahahaha and ang cool kasi may condensed milk sa tabi 128514128514 I poured it on the bingsoo, and ayun. It was okay. I haven't tasted the sweetness of the condensed milk since it was filled with melting shaved ice chocolate which tasted a bit bitter. But so far it was an enjoyable experience because I finished eating the whole bowl 128517

I should've tried their waffles. Some said their waffles are to die for.

I'll recommend this to others then try niyo po 'yung waffles hehe para malaman ko po kung totoo 'yung judgment ng iba 128556128556128538

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Allana G.
4.0 Stars

Mango cheesecake bingsoo tasted great. We even ordered the chocolate bingsoo. The three of us shared it between ourselves and it was nice. Though there are only limited seats available

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Geramarie D.
5.0 Stars

Shaved iced is 10084

I forgot the names of their shaved iced! But this one is definitely on of their best sellers :) they run out of mangos kaya this was their second best ;)

Surely come back for more!

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Rica J.
4.0 Stars

It was a toss between their chocolate waffle with Nutella, and the one on the pic (red bean and soy something something) :-)

We went on a Sunday afternoon... And so I don't understand why their music was too loud. My mother enjoyed their playlist nonetheless... So, fine.

Price, I'm not sure if I'll pay that much again (since my dad paid for this one) for dessert... But then the size isn't bad at all. I think 4 girls can share in one bowl? But the waffle's price is kind of steep, I think....

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Rizelle V.
3.0 Stars

I tried the Nokcha Premium Love Bingsoo or the Matcha Bingsoo. I thought it was okay. The ice cream was good. I wish the serving size was bigger. 128517

I just wish they told us that our order would be served after 20-30 minutes BEFORE we paid. What if people were not willing to wait but they have no choice but to stay since they paid already? So yeah, that was kind of a let down and their AC was not very cold during our visit.

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Triggerhappyfoodie C.
4.0 Stars

That Nutty Banana Ice Cream Waffle is love!!!! The thick waffle was crunchy on the outside yet soft on the inside. Pretty presentation too. Must go back soon :)

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Kathleen Cerla G.
5.0 Stars

It's our first time at StrEAT. It's a great way to end our day. Their mocha latte and mango Bingsoo for me is a perfect combination. Will try their other menu next time

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Pamela M.
4.0 Stars

Had their Bingsoo which is the Chocolate Fountain! 128077 It was definitely good ate it after dinner.. 128513

The place was homey and cute tho it was just a small stall with an air conditioning unit. Crews were very kind and approachable. 128522

Definitely going back to try their Waffles.. 128149

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Dan A.
3.0 Stars

I thought it was OK.

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Patricia P.
5.0 Stars

i looooooooooove their matcha ice cream and i love their glass board

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