The Nook Cafe

164-A Maginhawa St., Maginhawa, Quezon City, Metro Manila

The Nook Cafe
4.1
4.0 Stars

46 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 16
  • 4 stars 18
  • 3 stars 11
  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 0
  • 48 Reviews
  • 88 Recommend
  • 46 Reviewers
Category:
Café
Business Hours
Open: 1:00p - 10:00p
Phone
+639159743660

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 1:00p - 10:00p
  • Monday
    • Closed
  • Tuesday
    • 1:00p - 10:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 1:00p - 10:00p
  • Thursday
    • 1:00p - 10:00p
  • Friday
    • 1:00p - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 1:00p - 10:00p

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

Nievs G.
3.0 Stars
10

I had a date with my sister and my 8-year old niece who has now become a Potterhead -- she has watched nearly all Harry Potter movies! 9889

So she was all smiles, donning the costume all throughout our stay there. She didn't want to take it off. 128513

Contrary to the pictures that I've seen on the Internet, the place was actually quite small, narrow, cramped and dingy, especially on the upper deck. But my niece didn't seem mind it. She was excited and happy to live out her Harry Potter (or more specifically, Hermione) fantasies inside this small themed cafe.

127839 Nook Overload (₱220)
Really, really loved this dish! It was good for sharing. A large sausage in an open bun, dumped by a mountain of French fries which were smothered by ketchup and cheese sauce -- heavenly carbs all around! 128525 It was certainly filling.

127866 Butterbeer, Harry's size (₱100 x 3 = ₱300)
At last, an authentic-looking butterbeer! 128522 My niece was so happy to have a real butterbeer. She was after sip after sip and the white froth created a funny 'stache in her mouth. 128514

As for the taste, it was actually good. It was sweet but not too cloying as I originally had thought. It had some effervescence to it.

127831 Bacon-wrapped Chicken (₱160) - It was served in a puddle of honey. My niece is not a fan of meats and poultry, but we were surprised to see that she loved it! I also loved this dish, if servings were a bit measly. I didn't think honey would taste good with the bacon-wrapped chicken, but they turned out to be a great combination.

🧀 Grilled Cheese Sandwich (₱130)
Originally, we wanted to have Club House Sandwich, but it was not available so we ordered this instead. It is one of the best grilled cheese sandwiches that I have tried. It was cheese all around -- inside with the melted cheese and outside with the Parmesan. Winner! 128525128525128525

All the stuff we had at The Nook Cafe were all good, and I can recommend everything that we tried there.

Only it took us so, so long for our food to arrive -- and the items came one by one to our table. And considering there were a lot of customers during the time we were there, that was certainly an inconvenience. I thought they only had one cook manning their kitchen.

Sure, there were lots of Harry Potter stuff, but I was puzzled to find a few books that were not Harry Potter nor (at least) authored by J. K. Rowling. Other than that, you can't do anything so much there. But my niece enjoyed her stay at The Nook Cafe and that was the most important. 128522

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Alexces Megan A.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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SouthKid o.
5.0 Stars
2

Harry Potter fan? Dreaming of Japan Harry Potter land to have a taste of butterbeer? Fret no more Potterheads! Because Nook Cafe in Maginhawa Street QC will give you both the taste of HP butterbeer and HP feels.

Mommy and Daddy don’t worry, butterBEER is just a name but it’s definitely non alcoholic so it’s safe for kids. They offer 2 sizes - one Harry’s (PhP 100) and one is Hagrid’s (PhP 150). If you did watch you’ll know that it’s for small and large size 128513

They also have choices of finger foods for snacks. We tried their Bacon Wrapped Chicken topped with Fries for PhP 160.

With only PhP 400 you’ll get to stay in their kinda mini place or haven for HP fans (like me!), borrow a book or even just go around the area to take a picture. Insider tip: they have a mini replica of Harry’s room under the stairs 128521

Nook Cafe is open from Tuesday - Sunday only from 1pm-10pm at 164-A Maginhawa Street, Sikatuna Village, Quezon City.

There are long lines most of the time since the place is small so I suggest be at the Cafe an hour before their opening.

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Mikka A.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Ms Y.
5.0 Stars
4

A must go place for all potter heads!

Their Butter beer is ah-mazingly yummy, i was just a little disappointed that hagrid's size is just 12oz heheeh..

Pasta is delicious also as well as their best selling Nook Overload burger!

You can feel the wizardry magic in every corner and every meal they serve :)

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Judie Ann Princess M.
5.0 Stars
9

Unleashed my Potterhead spirit last night. And I was like, transported into the wizarding world of the famous wizard of all time!!!! 9889

It was actually my 3rd try to get in this chic cafe in Maginhawa and presto! I could dine inside! My last 2 attempts was the cafe was so full and has long queues outside. Hooray! I was so happy! 128517

When we got inside the 2nd floor was then occupied sad! But hey I said! We could fit in on the 1st level. The place was too small that it could only accommodate max of 15 people only. There was the cupboard of Harry, books to read (I was really curious with the book I got, "before I do" it's for the ladies out there who wants to get married but are not yet prepared with the resposibilities. LOL), there are robes too that you can try and take your selfie! 128521📸

As for the food, I ordered the following:

9889 The Nook Overload 1108811088110881108811088 220php
It is really good for sharing. It was a sandwich topped soooo many fries then garnished with parmesan cheese and drizzled with catsup, mayo and mustard. Sarap nung sausage!

9889 The Golden Snitch 1108811088110881108811088 35php
This was too cute to eat! It is a dark chocolate with gooey chocolate in the inside. I love it!

Of course, the main entree why a muggle like me, wants to visit this place:

9889The Butter Beer !!! 11088110881108811088 Hagrid's Size 150php
It tastes like a melted St. Peter Ball candy (correct me if I am wrong w/ the name of the candy128517) it was sooooo sweet! I think I should try it hot or try the new version, the Butter Beer Float.

I will comeback here and try out other entrees they offer.

Always. 9889

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Andi E.
4.0 Stars
10

The Nook Cafe is unique in a way that it incorporates some Harry Potter elements into their small but cozy cafe. It magically pulls you into a world of nostalgia and enchanting memories of teenage addiction to the world of witchcraft and wizardry. Getting here isn’t really that hard as it is located at 164 A Maginhawa Street, Sikatuna Village.

When I stepped in, I didn’t think that the place is small. I think it can cater for around 10 to 15 persons only. On the second floor, you’ll see more of Harry Potter books and other non-fictional stuff. They also have board games that you can borrow to level up your dining experience.

One of the most amazing experiences here is to make yourself an instant Hogwarts student. Something that we’ve all dreamed of someday became reality in a short while. Just present your ID to rent the costumes and wands. Isn’t that cool?!

Okay, so all of us have been waiting for the food. This is going to be the main event and we were excited to try them out. For starters, they offer coffee beverages, pastries, finger food & pasta. Not a heavy meal you think but, the serving may take your tummy full.

It was indeed a wonderful experience. The unique experience is all worth it. We’ve been planning to visit here a long time ago, and finally, we’re here! I’ll definitely go back to this place soon and invite another circle of friends. The butterbeer is just awesome and a must-try. I just hope that they’ll get a more spacious place because it’s hard when you have a lot of customers and the place becomes constricted and noisy if the other table is not considerate enough. But, overall, thumbs up!

More of my review at www.wizardandi.com

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Kerr C.
3.0 Stars

I thought it was OK.

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Amabelle A.
4.0 Stars

Living on the south side of the Metro, going to QC can be a hassle because of the traffic . But today, was able to get a chance since our company activity was held at QC area. Having limited time on hand , I've decided to head to Nook Cafe to try the talked about Butterbeer. I ordered for small mug size priced at 100pesos. Butterbeer is like the candy Butterball in liquid form. Coming here, I did not really go for their food but more of the Harry Potter theme and of course the Butterbeer. It was fun trying on the costumes and getting in the character 128540. Harry Potter fanatics will love this place. It has even HP books that you can read while dining in. The place is small. It could only accommodate a handful. It has wall sockets for those bringing their laptops or to charge phone battery.

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Ange S.
3.0 Stars
3

For HP fans 9889

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Aris M.
5.0 Stars
7

My friends and I dropped by this cafe during our Maginhawa food trip. We were the first customer for the day, so we're lucky to have gotten a good place on the second floor. Of course, there's that hammock at the corner. Super relaxing, it was easy to declare it as my favorite place in the cafe.

FOOD--We got to taste a number of items from their menu. We started with The Nook Overload, a bun with sausage and an overload of potato fries. Even without the bun, I think this overload of fries would be good enough as a starter. The chicken wrapped in bacon was my favorite. Super tasty. I think everyone visiting this cafe should get to taste it. We also tasted their pesto pasta and some frappes. Although not outstanding to me, they were good. Of course, not to miss for a complete Harry Potter experience is their famous butterbeeer and golden snitch!

AMBIANCE--The ambiance is truly Harry Potter, thanks to the books, the mural, and the props (wand, robes) that give the place that magical feel. The cafe, however, is small--which is why I'm rating 4.5 for ambiance. But, with the small space that it currently got, The Nook still delivers a unique experience. It can be crowded though on some parts of the day. The cafe was also clean and tidy.

PRICE--Affordable and reasonable.

WAITING TIME--Good. No long wait times when we went.

CUSTOMER SERVICE--Great. The staff and owners, as busy as they were, found time to answer some of our questions. They also smile, which is very important.

Overall, it was a great and unique experience. I later learned that some of my friends have also been here and they have only good words about the cafe.

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Kristelle T.
4.0 Stars

the place was so damn cramped up 128555 i was reaaaaally excited to go here since im a huge potterhead but i was slightly disappointed 128532 the food was alright as well as the butterbeer but i wasn't really thrilled when i tasted it haha. Well, i might come back someday :)))

btw, SLYTHERIN RULES! 128013

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Leslie R.
4.0 Stars

the butterbeer tasted like thin maple syrup to me.. which went pretty well with their bacon wrapped chicken. i wish they had rice though. i wasn't a fan of the beef and mushroom cream pasta as i not expecting ground beef. the fries were ok too!

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Howard G.
4.0 Stars

Had to try it. Now I did.
Not great, but better than just good.
Sweet, but not too sweet. Has buttery goodness to add a twist to what may have been cream soda.

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Trina H.
3.0 Stars
4

Such a cool place in the midst of the busy streets of Teacher's Village.

Born out of love for the Harry Potter franchise, Nook Café serves snacks, drinks and so on for the hungry wizard in you.

My friend and I had Butterbeers (Harry at PHP100) as well as the Nook Overload (PHP220). The beer was too sweet for my liking while the Nook Overload had the yummiest fries. Although the sausage was too small to even fit inside the roll. Oh and it had some Bacon too! But don't expect anything grand. Well, in my opinion, the fries were the best part of it.

Crew were too friendly also. To the point na minsan feeling close. Made me a bit uncomfortable pero okay lang. Am still alive naman diba. Ha ha ha!

This place is small so be sure to be early and to not bring your whole barkada. Baka hindi kayo magkasya. Then you need to keep it down since they don't like noisy people inside the café. 128517

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Daylight M.
5.0 Stars
5

a harry potter fan 128513
the cafe is harry potter inspired and i so love it here, missed harry and hagrid 9996🏻️
tried dark mocha frap (128077🏻) and matcha hazel nut (128075🏻)
the place is almost always packed, we took our orders and headed somewhere we can hang out to kill time 9996🏻️

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Imee R.
5.0 Stars
3

I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS PLACE, SO MUCH!!!!!

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Lovely L.
2.0 Stars

The famous butter beers of Nook Café inspired from the Harry Potter film.

Actually, this was our second time to visit the place hoping we can dine in but still no luck. The first time we visit, 4hrs has passed and we were still waiting outside. We had to ask for take out (nalang) just to try the butterbeers!

How was it? It felt like drinking sprite with toffee nut syrup. That's it. It also tasted like white rabbit candy. Hahahaha 128517 And you guys, this costs P100.00 for this tiny cup. Tsssk

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Steffhanie S.
3.0 Stars
3

I finally got to check out and visit The Nook Cafe at Maginhawa, QC. It has been talked about for quite a while now because it's a Harry Potter inspired cafe.

We got there at around past 9PM and it was really full! The place was so small. Its first floor can accommodate only 10 people and the second floor can accommodate the same number of pax too.

The interiors had some little Harry Potter designs including a drawing of the exterior of Hogwarts, a cut out of Hedwig, a display of some robes, broomsticks and articles related to Harry Potter. There's this cupboard under the stairs that showed how Harry's room looked like (in the photo). Basically, those were some that I can remember.

Their menu didn't have so much variety. They had some drinks and desserts and a few snacks and that's it.

So, I ordered their Butterbeer, Harry size, for 100 pesos and it tasted just fine for me, nothing too spectacular about it. I just liked the foamy taste after you drink it. It's not too sweet as well, right enough for my tastebuds.

So, I did expect something different from this cafe but I was disappointed and might not go back here after a long while.

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Nica O.
3.0 Stars

Being a Harry Potter fan, I actually had high expectations of this place cos I've been hearing about this for quite a while now. The place was so tiny that we had to wait for more than half an hour just to get a seat. Music choice was not suited for the ambiance of the place. Their butterbeer was just okay, but loved their matcha though 128154

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