Round Trip

Treat yourself at Qups Quarters Cafe


Text by Djan Magbanua
Photos by Paulo Geluz

IT’S been Libre’s personal mission to find great spots for coffee to share with its readers.

Hindi mga franchised-owned ang hanap natin but those with original concept cafes and coffee shops.

The search is never over yet. Ito nga ay dahil marami ang nagsulputang mga lugar where you can have your caffeine fix.

Isa nga sa napansin namin ay itong nasa pagitan ng J. Ruiz at Gilmore LRT stations, ang Qups (read as ‘cups’) Quarters Cafe.

The unassuming front of Qups Quarters Cafe

Hindi mo siya mapapansin kung nakasakay ka sa jeep papuntang Recto o Quiapo dahil madadala ka sa laki ng hotel na sumasakop dito.

Inside Qups

The main entrance sa side ng Madison street is quite threadbare, with only the sign and a glass door greeting you. As you enter, you may note the PWD ramp for easy access sa mga naka-wheelchair.

Once inside, isang malaking difference kaagad ang iyong mapapansin. You’ll be greeted with a spacious interior and comfy chairs. The atmosphere feels like you’ve just discovered an underground cafe.

Dimply lit, comfy chairs and soft music.

May pa dim lights, soft music and the welcoming smiles of the baristas, and you would feel like home.

The food

Qups Quarters Cafe’s bar

From rice meals, pastas, sandwiches and of course coffees and frappes, the wide variety of the menu gets a nod of approval. Here’s what we tried:

Chicken Tomato Pasta

Chicken tomato pasta

Isang main reason na nakakasawa sa mga tomato based pasta (bukod sa lagi na lang itong handa sa mga birthday) is the umay factor after a few bites. That is not the case with Qups’ chicken tomato pasta na tinimpla lang just right for your palate.

Cheezy Frankfurt (P165)

Cheezy Franfurt

This is actually our LIBRECOMMENDS for those trying out Qups and wanted something filling to go along with coffee. If you like your coffee sweet, then the taste and texture of Cheezy Frankfurt will surely compliment it.

Spam Rice (P185)

Spam Rice

Those looking for something heavier, you can go for the Spam Rice na isa sa kanilang best sellers for hungry cafe visitors.

Black Forest (P165)

Black Forest Frappe

Just one of their signature frappes, perfect for a hot day.

Charlie Brown Mocha

Signature Charlie Brown Mocha

Another Qups’ original, pero ito ay nasa kanilang hot drink section. The smooth coffee taste with hazelnut flavor is a great drink for unwinding.

Qups Quarters Cafe is located at Madison street corner Aurora Blvd, New Manila, Quezon City.


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