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. Caffera ReviewI 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. 

Nostalgia :)
Nostalgia πŸ™‚

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. Caffera ReviewEventually, we settled for White Mocha and Choco Lofi. I also ordered New York Cheesecake and I love how it went well with our drinks.   Caffera ReviewWhat 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. Caffera Review
  • 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. Caffera Review
  • 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. Caffera Review

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.  IMG_3560

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!

23 Comments

  1. Nilyn_ECM

    April 20, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    We’ve been to Caffera once and I love the place! In fact I’m planning to visit this place again.

  2. MommyPehpot

    April 21, 2016 at 7:32 am

    First time to hear about Caffera. Interesting place! Every corner is IG worthy ha πŸ™‚

    1. Ayi

      April 21, 2016 at 7:42 am

      True πŸ™‚ Yung chairs lang talaga ang hindi ko type. Sayang I forgot to take a picture πŸ™

  3. mamaspeaksagain

    April 21, 2016 at 9:57 am

    I love themed cafe and restos. Dining out after all should be a total experience. Would love to check this place out sometime.

  4. Neri Ann

    April 21, 2016 at 11:14 am

    I’ve read of this before! The concept is really nice and unique! Definitely for the camera lovers who wants good food!

  5. Kat | Petite Momma

    April 21, 2016 at 11:25 am

    Oooh I love the theme! πŸ™‚ A friend gave me a film camera from the early 80s and until now I haven’t had the chance to have it fixed. I hope the cafe also offers camera services plus selling din para all-in-1 na πŸ˜€

    1. Ayi

      April 21, 2016 at 11:52 am

      That’s a great concept πŸ™‚

  6. Jane Timbol

    April 21, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Yah right! The cafe concept is fascinating and very unusual. Nice place.

  7. Mitchikels of Nostalgic Momma

    April 21, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    The New York Cheesecake! I am craving for it now! Ang ganda ng place. It’s so cozy. Sayang, I am from the south but I hope I’ll be able to visit the place someday. When the traffic in EDSA or C5 has vanished, maybe. :))

    1. Ayi

      April 25, 2016 at 1:58 pm

      Oh no. I just hope the traffic situation will get better SOON. I rarely go to Makati or BGC these days because OA ang traffic.

  8. Fully Housewifed! (@fullyhousewifed)

    April 21, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    2 hours to finish your drinks? What did you drink? I’m curious, haha. Anyway, I’ve seen this place in another blog and heard of Maguinhawa street.I was just telling my husband about it the other day. I’m thinking of taking a trip there soon to see what’s up.

    1. Ayi

      April 25, 2016 at 1:59 pm

      I just got the smallest size. For some reason, mabagal talaga ako uminom when in coffee shops. :))

  9. Liz A

    April 21, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    Only place I’ve been to so far in Maginhawa is Blacksoup Cafe+Artspace. When my little bro will come for a visit, I will definitely drag him to this place since we are suckers for great coffee place. How’s their coffee? πŸ™‚

    1. Ayi

      April 25, 2016 at 1:57 pm

      I like it πŸ™‚ Reasonable price and decent taste. Not too sweet. I tried two drinks lang and so far, they taste good πŸ™‚

  10. msbolin

    April 21, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    Thats why we cant find it. Its inside a building? My boys and I are frequent Maginhawa goers but every time we visit the place, we end up eating to a new diner because we just cant find our original choice. We found Snacks and Ladder, for instance, in search for the Nook Cafe.

    1. Ayi

      April 25, 2016 at 1:56 pm

      Yup, second floor! The entrance is on the side. May maliit lang na door and just ask the guard where Caffera is πŸ™‚

  11. den

    April 22, 2016 at 1:31 am

    I read about this before from another blogger! Ganda ng concept nila and I’m sure those students were iskas since lapit lang sa campus ng Maginhawa.

  12. Ma.Me.Mi.Mommy

    April 22, 2016 at 2:58 am

    Ooh, I remember reading about this place somewhere. I still haven’t been there though.

  13. rollcoastermom

    April 22, 2016 at 3:01 am

    This is the second time I’ve read a review about Caffera and it makes me more curious about the place. There’s still so much for us to explore there in Maginhawa.

  14. Louisa Mercado

    April 22, 2016 at 3:10 am

    Interesting concept. I’m sure photographers would love to hang out here. Hopefully they extend or widen their space.

    1. Ayi

      April 25, 2016 at 1:55 pm

      True. Medyo masikip lang talaga but the place is cozy though

  15. Arlene Tingson

    May 4, 2016 at 9:32 am

    Hi Mommy Ayi, I love your blog! You share a piece of your world or knowledge in a nice and unique way. Keep it up, I’d love to come back!

  16. cafferaph

    September 19, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    Thank you for the wonderful review and thank you for the suggestions and comments! We will keep on improving our Cafe for you guys! πŸ™‚

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