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.
Such a beautiful place! I believe it’s somewhat similar to Noriter cafe in Taft. Pretty sure you enjoyed your stay here. 🙂 Hope to hear from you soon! x
Oh yes they are. They’re like sisters. haha!
I like the name of the cafe. Loved the tent inside the cafe as well! Been into cutesy cafes lately and I’ve been looking forward to visit more.
It’s is really unique though. Me too! Cheers to all discovered and will discover cutesy cafes!
Pretty little café, I also like scouting for cafés and enjoying the frappes. I’m happy to read this post.
Aaaah! I’ve been meaning to go here! But EDSA traffic is the worst, especially the North bound lane. I wish I could squeeze this in my busy weekend sched. Hahaha. Can you stay there as long as you want? 🙂
I know that why I can explore places south-er than Cubao. 🙁 Yes! You can stay all day if you like. haha
Looks so cute! It reminds me of Noriter. Haha It’s far from where I live but I might try this one out next week. 🙂
Very much like Noriter! I think there’s so many korean cafes out there now. 🙂
Thanks for introducing this cafe, Bea. I would love to visit them. The place looks very homey 🙂
It is very homey. It’s like you’re inside your room with frappes and cakes just outside.
Seems like a nice place to have that long chitchat with friends or even finish that book. An alone time is most likely very much bagay here. Love the cafe’s name. And the ambiance as well.
Love the ambiance of this place. The wooden cubicles are great. I love special coffees. I totally love frappes. Your pictures look great. Would love to hang out at this place.
Yeah, I agree. It’s the ambience more than the items on the menu for me. The offerings look pretty basic, but it is a place for you to be if you want to have some chill out time. I am curious. How was the internet connection and what time do they close?
More and more of these places are popping up and I think it’s a good sign of promoting a healthy balance in work and relaxation. It seems overpriced to me to especially the cake. Yet you are paying for the comfort, coziness and ambiance. It looks worth it to shell out some money for that.
We’re sharing the same opinion. haha! The food is almost as the same price as Starbucks’ given that I love SB’s frappes and cakes more than theirs. But given the place, I really don’t mind. 🙂
We have cafes like that in Pampanga. 🙂 cafes with different themes, where you can just chill. They’re all almost the same. I think it goes down to the food, and the ambience. I’d still love to try it here if I had the chance. 😀 nice photos by the way. 🙂
Is it Amo Yamie? haha! It’s all over the place na nga. But I’m not complaining because the place is so cozy.
What an unique place, it looks so cozy and a perfect place to be a lazy panda with your love or friend 🙂 I want a café like this!
How to commute po from SM North Edsa?
Hi, From SM North Edsa, take the MRT or bus then go down at Mcdonalds Quezon Avenue. Take a tricycle there to Cafe I’m Here. 🙂