The Library Cafe

Manor St., Caunayan, Batac, Ilocos Norte

The Library Cafe
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John J.
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The Library Café ( - Instagram), well is filled of books. When you enter through this coffee shop, you are greeted with a minimalistic space with open shelves of books, and trinkets ranging from novelty mugs, to porcelain items, to cute artworks. The space is tiny, which can probably accommodate approx 15 people comfortably.

Now on to the coffees/beverages. They don't have fruit juices, which sucks for me as I would honestly like some lemonade/pineapple-orange or anything refreshing on an any given warm/hot day. But they have smoothies, ice-blended drinks and iced coffees so I wasn't all that complaining. I personally ordered their Ice-blended Matcha Green Tea (16oz @ Php120) and I must say, it doesn't disappoint. It pars with CBTL's which I love, and kinda trumps that of Starbuck's. But hey it's my tastebuds so it's just me.

They also have cakes, and muffins. But unfortunately for the muffins it wasn't baked for the coffee shop. They are selling S&R's Espresso Walnut muffins for Php90 pesos. It's kinda pricey considering a muffin at S&R costs around Php50 only. Anyway, for the cakes not sure if it's baked for the coffee shop or from local bake shops near the area. Wasn't able to get a taste of them though but would definitely want to try it when I get back.

The staffs are bit on the cold side though. You can't seem to find that warm, enthusiastic vibe you find on some local coffee shops in MNL, but they are accommodating and I had no problem whatsoever.

They weren't listed yet on Looloo, so I had the liberty to suggest them on the list of coffee shops on the Looloo database because the café is really lovely.

Hopefully the next time I get to visit, they'd have more choices on the food, not limited to cakes and muffins. Heck, I'm hoping they'd serve easy-to-prep pasta dishes. I'd love that.

Overall, experience is fantastic, ambiance is cozy, beverages are affordable. Will definitely be back here and try their other drinks and cakes, and hopefully a pasta dish. 128522

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