Let us help you quench your insatiable thirst for good coffee and engrossing stories.

For some, the perfect day would consist of doing nothing but enjoying a delicious cup of coffee in the company of a good book. In some special places around the city, you can do just that. To get you started on your hunt for the best spots for caffeine-reinforced literary immersion, we have gathered five cafés you can try:

Cool Beans Café

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Location: 67 Maginhawa Street, Quezon City

Distinct characteristics: The interior is intimate and homey, and it offers proudly Filipino brews and works of literature. The café also houses a special rack for National Geographic magazine and graphic novels.

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Books and Borders Café

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Location: 281 Tomas Morato Street, Quezon City

Distinct characteristics: The vibrant setting makes for a warm meeting place, and the book selections lean towards the contemporary period with titles under romance, fantasy, thriller, and young adult, among others.

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The Nook

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Location: 162 A Maginhawa Street, Quezon City

Distinct characteristics: Harry Potter fans would feel right at home at The Nook. The selection of titles may be quite limiting for those who are not fond of the young adult genre, but the cosy atmosphere is perfect for those who are just looking to unwind.

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Local Edition Coffee and Tea

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Location: 116 Perea Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City

Distinct characteristics: While it may not have the book assortment to boast about, Local Edition did start Book Project Manila, which encourages people to leave old books in random places so that other people can enjoy them.

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Tweedle Book and Café

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Location: 106B Scout Gandia Street, Quezon City

Distinct characteristics: Located in a residential area near the bustling strip of Tomas Morato, Tweedle indeed provides a place of refuge from the outside world with its home-like arrangement. Inside, you’ll find the names of the most beloved authors in history written on the ceiling and you’ll get a glimpse of what time it is in fictional settings such as Rivendell and Paradiso.

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