The Study Idea Space

2/F Regis Center, 327 Katipunan Ave., Katipunan, Quezon City, Metro Manila

The Study Idea Space
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Category:
Café

Payment Options

Cash

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Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Manfred M.
4.0 Stars
8

Last November, I was invited to check out the newest nook for students in Katipunan: The Study! This restaurant/hangout place boasts of good food and great ambiance. In its first day of operation, students from nearby universities were already coming in and purchasing food despite the fact that the place was only open for selected invitees. According to the owners, this is their first business venture. They were truly overwhelmed with the response given by the community to their brand of food and drinks.

The place, apart from being a restaurant, doubles as a study and book hub for students looking for a quiet, cozy place to stay. It is composed of a main dining area with ordinary wooden chairs, and a place full of cubicles and double deck areas at the back part of the establishment. The cubicles are well lit and full of pillows. One can remove his shoes and sit at the back cubicles, Indian-style.

As for the food, I'd say the selection caters to the college kid taste, with a heavy emphasis on pizza, pasta, sandwiches, and rice meals. The prices range from 150 to over 200 pesos per dish. During the visit I was able to try out a good number of their selections. For starters, I had their Shroom Pizza. It was a delightful combination of mozzarella pizza with a number of shitake and black mushrooms. It was topped off with lettuce and and mornay sauce. The crust was not so thick for this one. The price to taste ratio was really excellent. At 220, you really get what you pay for. The crust had no burnt edges while the pizza was a balanced mix of sweet and salty all over. The sauce was a welcome addition to an already excellent pizza and flavorful mushroom toppings.

This appetizer was followed by Bolognese cream pasta. Another 220 pesos for this dish made my day. The sauce was all over the pasta and the dish was garnished with a bayleaf. The dish heavily expressed the pasta that is quite accustomed to the Filipino youthful taste with its sweet dressing and toppings. While not as sour or salty compared to its Italian style counterparts, the pasta can still draw a crowd in the area.

For the rice meal, I had the Lechon Kawali plus dry sinigang rice. This dish put a fresh twist to the traditional sinigang dish Filipinos have been accustomed to. Priced at 180 Php, the meal had a freshly fried slab of liempo in fried rice with minced kangkong, tomatoes, onions, and other flavorings in the sinigang dish. I do admire their unique twist on the dish, and I'd gladly recommend it to my friends who love Filipino cuisine so much.

I also had a taste of their Morning Starter and Mexican Sandwiches. Priced at 200 and 180 Php, respectively, these two dishes brought out the unique thrills and frills of the restaurant. The Mexican sandwich was a bit saucy and spicy with a mix of beef, chili con carne, melted cheese, and onions. This sandwich was truly for the adventurous type who wanted unique ingredients in his meal. The taste was pretty tangy and spicy for its kind. Also, one can enjoy the fresh ingredients that goes into every bite of this wonderfully prepared meal.

The Morning starter had slices of Ham, eggs, and cheese together with double bun. It had the early breakfast theme that fits the description of a well-prepared meal to start the day. It had quite a lot of fatty ingredients, though, It's perfect for the protein and fat lover who wants a sumptuous treat before going to work.

I had their Caramel shake priced at 120 Php. It was not too sweet for my taste. I'd say the kitchen got it right for my preferences.

In sum, the restaurant expressed the chill, relaxed atmosphere of an area that is highly conducive for studying and hangouts with one's barkada. The food also served to liven up the atmosphere and provide more comfort to those who wish to spend a quiet afternoon or two.

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Abbey A.
3.0 Stars
2

It was okay. I had the Chococinno Frappe and nothing special about it. 🙁 Not much people tho, but connecting to their wi-fi was a fail.

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Julie L.
4.0 Stars
2

We didn't have electricity at home, so we decided to do some work here. Their food prices range from 150-300PHp. Then their drinks range from 95-145PHp. What we love about the place it has several nooks and workspaces depending on how many people per group. You don't need to pay any fees as long as you purchase food. Plus several power ports for those who need to charge their gadgets.

Some issues: the AC wasn't working so it was a bit warm. Internet was slow due to the number of users connecting to the network.

Other than that, their concept is pretty convenient for students or for people who just needed somewhere to hangout.

Ordered The Study Burger (180PHp), not bad for 180PHp. Wish there was more fries though.

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Shiela L.
4.0 Stars
6

Perfect hangout for the students in Katipunan area. Allowed to stay in cubicle for two hours for FREE. I had fries and Java Mint. I'm a mint lover so Java Mint for me is perfect 5! 9749 Hehe. My friend Janelle had lechon kawali. Ambience is good. The place is also perfect for "Me Time" moment. Haha.
Reading your daily devotion here in The Study is absolutely fine!

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Myzyl C.
4.0 Stars
3

The place seem okay. I came at an off-peak time so I guess I enjoyed the lack of humans in the area. I ordered Double Chocolate Graham and it tastes good but a bit too sweet for my taste. :)

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Abbey A.
3.0 Stars

I wanted to try Third Cup Cafe to start of my road to the best coffee and Katipunan cafe hopping 2 year rendezvous but it was too far from where I got dropped off pala. Lol so I ended up trying The Study.

The name itself speaks what this place is all about, a study area, also good for meetings, and also offer fast comfort food. I decided to only have a drink and got an iced Caramel Machiatto for P130.

I drank my drink like water.. Haha in what was probably less than 10 minutes, while I scribbled some notes on my notebook. I didn't really like it, coffee and overall experience. The coffee maybe because I was feeling kind of acidic..I dunno why this always happens when I decide I want coffee.. And overall experience because it was a little bit noisy.

They claim to be still in soft opening but they'be been open for awhile now.. So sorry to say but I won't be coming back.

On to the next!

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Aileen L.
3.0 Stars

The Study is one of the new establishment at the 2nd floor of Regis Center in Katipunan. I've been wanting to try this place before but no time till last Friday evening after we arrived at my son's school in Katipunan that Friday traffic evening , my son and I went straight to The Study to meet hubby because he had an online meeting at his laptop.

So exhausted when we got there. The place is meant for students who's looking for a quiet place to stay. It composed of wooden chairs , main dining area , a place full of cubicles and double deck areas. The cubicles are well lit and full of pillows. One can remove his shoes and sit at the back of the cubicles, Indian style.

I have no energy to go up the ladder so I just sitted at the bottom of it. Then hubby go there for wifi connection for his online meeting for 500 pesos minimum consumable, epic fail intermittent ang wifi , Sayang ang bayad that's why we decided to take out at shawarma fries as we want to go home already, and we tasted it when we got home , I didn't like the taste. The food I think was just ok, nothing special , maybe this place is just a place where you need space to study , from the name itself

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