Have you ever needed a peaceful place to sort out your life? Or maybe Rush ahead of deadlines?
Well we found a cozy warm café in Maghinhawa and its called Hillcrest Wellness Café. It sits comfortably at 48 Malingap Street, Sikatuna Village, Quezon City.
Once you go inside you will see the counter displaying their decadent cakes and the wide selection of coffee listed just above it. To your right, you will find a bookshelf lined up with well-kept books for your browsing.
The baristas are all smiles as we enter and in our book a smiling barista is a great big check mark! If you’re having a hard time deciding between the scrumptious-sounding selections, no worries, they can give you suggestions on what you can order.
Couches are available if you want to just sit back, relax and enjoy your coffee but if you’re looking to getting things done, straight chairs can also be found for a more focused experience. I can imagine myself in both scenarios. One is just to read a good book with a warm coffee to keep me company, and the other, working passionately with a cold sweet frap to back me up.
WHAT MAKES THE PLACE DIFFERENT
Hillcrest Wellness Café offers a combination of peaceful and relaxing vibe which can also be a modern work environment.
The place is also an art-strung den of creativity that can definitely motivate an artist. You can find different motivational quotes as well as faithful verses in one big part of their wall.
Due to popularity, mainstream cafes and restaurants produce an almost claustrophobic experience. Coupled with the buzzing of people and clanking of plates being served, most coffee shops can’t provide that environment that certain people need–a relaxed and comfortable work place.
Hillcrest Wellness Café maintains a comforting silence. Soft music can be heard in the background, just enough to balance out the silence and overall give a light atmosphere.
Although we didn’t have the chance to meet the owner of the place, we can definitely feel the passion and faith they had placed in setting up the place. This is one of the rare places that you can really say was built out of love.
CAKES, COFFEE AND GOOD FEELINGS ALL AROUND
We’ve tried their blueberry cheesecake and taking a bite out of it feels like having a soft explosion of happiness inside your soul. We ordered a vanilla Frap to balance out the sweetness of the cake and it all turned out as a blissful experience. You can also check more food reviews in our food and dining section.
We also recommend trying their Mango Cheesecake, it’s a different flavor adventure on it’s own together with a Cappucino Frap.
The Herb Pesto was flavorful and a great choice if you prefer a heavier meal than the cakes.
Taste Card Philippines gave us a 10% discount which was really awesome. If you plan to frequent amazing places like Hillcrest Wellness Cafe like us, you should definitely get a Taste Card. You can check more of their perks in their official website linked here.
For our personal experience, we can definitely say that Hillcrest Wellness Café is a haven for artists, soul-searchers and dream-chasers alike. Not only can you delight in the serenity of the place, the warm bright colors of the art but you can also indulge in the blissful experience of their pastry and the warm hugs of their coffee.
Are you planning to visit Hillcrest Wellness Café? What do you think of the place? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
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