There are nights where Paul and I just want to ditch Friday chill nights with friends and just be lazy pandas. So one rainy Friday night, Paul picked me up at work to bring me to this chill-est cafe we’ve ever been to watch the rain and just talk – Cafe I’m Here in Tomas Morato, Quezon City.
HOW TO GET THERE:
Cafe I’m Here is located at Third Floor, CTTM Square, Tomas Morato, Quezon City (CenterStage’s previous location along Boy Scout Circle)
by commute: ride a Proj 2-3 via Tomas Morato jeepney or ride a tricycle beside Mcdonalds EDSA-Quezon Ave.
by driving: We entered South Triangle by EDSA-Quezon Ave Panay Avenue. Turned left to Timog Avenue until we reached the Rotonda.
CAFE I’m HERE
I was in college when Korean cafes were brought here in the Philippines. I can still remember how famous Cafe Noriter and Cafe de Seoul in Taft back then. Who wouldn’t want to try a very cute and comfortable cafe – with their crib-like interiors and post-its everywhere?
Cafe I’m Here is not much of a difference. It has a two-story wooden cubicle for dates, small and big barkadas, a tent, and study tables for solo and groups. Inside these cubicles are a small round table, bean chairs and personal post-its from the previous customers. It is overlooking the Boy Scout Circle giving us a homey feeling with the rain and thunders. And oh, they have outlets in each cubicle too!
The cubicles in the first level are separated by cute bead curtains. Most of the big groups are on the second level. Also, you cannot enter your footwear inside which is nice because I have this habit of lying everywhere. (haha!) At least I knew that it’s clean.
Most of their food is desserts and frappes. They don’t have rice meals but they offer bread. I ordered the Green Tea Frappe and Paul had the Javachip Mocha (both P180) and we shared on the red velvet cake (P160). Their foods are as pricey as Starbucks so Paul and I agreed that they are overpriced given that we still prefer Starbucks in terms of foods. But their place is good and cozier so we ain’t complaining.
The best thing about Cafe I’m Here is the ambiance. Paul and I work in Quezon City and both are homes are 2 hours (3-4hrs if Manila traffic is unforgiving) away from our offices giving us no chance to just camp out on a sofa for a movie and ice cream in a lazy Friday. So with Cafe I’m Here’s cozy private cubicles, we can already watch all our downloaded movies without looking weird or homeless (haha!). We will surely come back.