Artsy Cafe: Of Restaurant Themes and Good Coffee

There are many things to love about Artsy Cafe–It’s a celebration of good doodles, oodles, foodles! …Excuse my hopeful play on words…

Not just a treat to the stomach, this Maginhawa treasure is also a feast for the senses. Sure, we had a hard time getting a seat since we visited during the restaurant’s peak hour, but it only goes to show how much of a hit the place is!


Artsy Cafe is a living proof that you don’t need elegant looking furniture to make it big in the industry. All you need is sheer creativity and a sense of bringing your theme together to pull it off. I adore the simple framework of the chairs and tables. While most were made of wood, some were made of steel, and gave that impression of a garden playground. The place was comfortable and the plants surrounding the al fresco area is such a nice touch.

When you step inside the restaurant, you’ll notice how everything is just one big canvas. The walls were doodled on and there’s one side where empty jars and other containers were distinctively displayed portraying artistry, though in an organized chaos. It was happening all at the same time and it was beautiful! You’ll never get tired of staring.

A must try would be there dessert selection. Their Mango Pudding is worth your palette’s precious time! And if you are a fan of good coffee, Β I suggest you check out their array of coffee beans. If you are unfamiliar with them, the waiters will be more than happy to describe the flavor to you. I tried the Iced Arabica Coffee and it was strong, even for iced. Just don’t let the ice melt and dilute your coffee 😦

It’s such a sad lot that we were not able to have our dinner there. I guess the best way to beat the crowd is call in for reservations! I can’t wait to try their Fillet Mignon since I heard tons of good feedback about it.

We’ll keep you posted!

How to go to Artsy Cafe:

  1. From Cubao Yale, ride the jeep heading to SM Fairview – 7.50 Php
  2. Disembark at Puregold Kalayaan Ave.
  3. Ride the trike and ask to be dropped off at 36 Maginhawa.


**Artsy Cafe is located atΒ 36 Maginhawa Street, UP Village, Diliman, Quezon City. For reservations, please call (02) 4349487.





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