For the artsy and crafty, or just for anyone who appreciates art while enjoying a hot cup of java, these art themed cafes around the metro are just the place to visit this weekend:
Sip & Gogh
Sip & Gogh offers the first “paint and sip” concept in the country. Every visit in Sip & Gogh consists of a 45-minute painting session while enjoying your drink and snack. A session includes overflowing snacks and a drink of your choice, from red to white wines, to juices, cocktails, beers to coffee. And, of course, it includes all painting materials that you needed to create your magnum opus. Before every session starts you will be asked to choose from open or guided sessions. Guided session has an art teacher that will help you to perfectly blend colors and some basic strokes, perfect for first-time painters and to those who just want to learn how to paint.
Branches: Capitol Hills Drive, Old Balara, Quezon City; Eastwood Le Grand 3, Eastwood City, Quezon City; ACE Hotel and Suites, Kapitolyo, Pasig City; Molito 3, Madrigal Avenue corner Alabang-Zapote Road, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Maginhawa has everything your appetite needs, as well as your artistic desires. Artsy Cafe stands at the strip of Maginhawa that will welcome you with its artsy interiors, from colorful chairs and tables to art pieces and crafts to quotes, words and inspirational talks painted on its walls. While scanning all the artistic pieces inside Artsy Cafe, enjoy some of the comfort food it offers like fries, burger and pastas and steak meals. And for a dessert, try their bestseller, Cheesecake Crumble.
Branches : 36 Maginhawa St., U.P. Village & 23 Panay Ave.
FB Page : https://www.facebook.com/
The Beadlady Craft Cafe and Art Studio
From the entertainment and food hub center in Cubao, The Beadlady Craft Cafe and Art Studio is a shop which has different sections that cater the needs of every craft lovers and visitors. You can buy craft and art supplies in their craft stores and enjoy gourmet sandwiches, delectable meals, and desserts in their cafe. Also never a miss a cup of their freshly brewed Batangas coffee. Inside, you can also find a mini library and art studio where you can create some artworks and get inspiration from the racks filled with art magazines and books. Then there’s a corner called the handmade gallery where everyone can bask on the beautiful collections of handmade jewelry and home accessories.
Address : Shop 54 Cubao Expo, General Romulo Avenue, Cubao, Quezon City
Website : http://www.thebeadlady.info/
Mosaic By The Creek Cafe
Mosaic by the Creek Cafe, a shack tucked inside the Eastwood‘s City Walk 2 offers a unique experience where you can dine while crafting mosaic art. True to its name, Mosaic by the Creek Cafe’s is full of colorful mosaics, from the board chairs bejeweled with colorful puzzle like arts, to embossed mosaic artworks imprinted on the tables, everything inside will make you inspire to create a mosaic art of your own. Mosaic by The Creek offers workshops for everyone from beginners to novice. And while on finishing a mosaic, try some of its best sellers like the local favorite dish, Kare-Kare, Filipino Style Chicken Wings or the Pink Salmon Farfalle (white sauced pasta with pink Salmon fish). Mosaic by the Creek Cafe offers the best way to spend and celebrate the weekend as crafting mosaics know to soothe your mood and alleviate stress.
Address: G/F Eastwood City Walk 2, Quezon City
FB Page : https://www.mosaicbythecreek.
Gourmet Gypsy Art Cafe
Gourmet Gypsy Art Cafe welcomes everyone to its unique offerings where everyone can enjoy basking at the beautiful art pieces and craftworks adorned all over the restaurant while having a great meal. One of the great art pieces inside is the wooden door made by Filipino sculptor Julian Araos. Gourmet Gypsy Art Cafe offers a menu that is filled with dishes from all over the world. For starters, try its Indian Butter Chicken, Vietnamese Beef Stew or the Parrot-Fish Chermoula. Then after a great meal, enjoy Gourmet Gypsy’s Clever Cup Coffee, a perfect drink while enjoying a good chat with friends while surrounded by colorful artworks.
Address : Gourmet Gypsy Art Café. 25 Don A. Roces Avenue, Paligsahan, Quezon City.
If you’re looking for the true hipster cafe, then watch out for the opening of Libertad Cafe in Makati. It is a no frills espresso bar with the theme “Accessible third-wave.”
They will serve all the standard espresso concoctions plus a few originals like the Espresso con Panna – which is espresso their own yougurt based cream topping. Sandwiches like pastrami, chorizo, grilled cheese and tuna & crab will also be offered.
Address: G-IV, Ground Floor, The Gallery Building, Amorsolo Street, Makati.