Review: Caffera Photo + Cafe in Maginhawa
My daughter had their rehearsal at Bulwagang Claret for their Moving Up Day. Since the teachers agreed that no parents and guardians will stay inside the venue, my sister and I decided to go around Maginhawa Street and look for a place to stay and kill time.
Then we found Caffera. I read about Caffera many months ago because of its unique concept. When we saw a parking spot, my sister and I decided to give it a try.
The first thing that will welcome you is the collection of cameras from different generations. It was nice and brings back memories from childhood. I even forgot how cameras with film looked like so this was a good reminder.
When it’s time to order, I have to be honest. It took us a while to decide. There were so many good things on the menu that my sister and I had a hard time choosing. Eventually, we settled for White Mocha and Choco Lofi. I also ordered New York Cheesecake and I love how it went well with our drinks. What I Like
- The concept – It was the first time I visited a cafe with camera/photography theme and I love how it looks. I am not into photography, but it makes me want to try this.
- Books and magazines – On the side, Caffera provided a collection of books and magazines to keep you company. Oh, and the books on the shelf reminded me of high school too since most of the titles were what we read from way back.
- Free WiFi – Who doesn’t need them these days? The connection is pretty decent too.
- The lens glasses – It just goes well with the concept. Don’t be fooled by the size and think that the drink is small. It took us two hours to finish the drink.
The Not-So-Good Side
- Tables and chairs – I’m not sure how to make it work, but I hope the tables and chairs could also follow the camera theme instead of the usual wood.
- Limited space – Caffera is a bit cramped, which may not be ideal for big groups. Caffera tends to be noisy too since many students also frequent the place.
Overall, I like the place. It is clean, the drinks taste good, the staff are accommodating and nice, and the price is reasonable. If you plan to visit Caffera to work or study, I suggest that you bring ear phones with you so you could concentrate. You’ll never know when a group of college students will come and visit.
How about you? Have you been to Caffera? If yes, how was your experience?
Caffera is in 2/F Dona Zenona Suites, 54 Maginhawa St. cor. Mahusay, UP Village, Quezon City. Don’t forget to check out their Facebook page too!