Round Trip

Maginhawa street food trip: Chillax to the max

09/17/2018

Text: Djan Magbanua and Kimberly Custodio
Photos: Kezia Dominguez

QUEZON City is a big city kaya maraming lugar na pasyalan at kainan ditto. But when it comes to food trip, one of the most visited areas is the Maginhawa street. Dinadayo ito not only by QC folks but also by foodies from different parts of Metro Manila.

Mahirap puntahan? Not really.

Madaming jeep at bus na dumadaan sa kahabaan ng Commonwealth avenue. Bababa ka lang sa Philcoa at ang unang kanto ay ang Masaya Street at susundan na ito ng Maginhawa.

Mahaba ang Maginhawa street and it would be better na alam mo na ang mga pupuntahan mo bago pa sumugod ditto.

1
Black Scoop Cafe
101 Maginhawa St., Diliman, Quezon City
Aside from its Instagrammable interiors, and perfect atmosphere for studying or simply chilling, affordable at sulit ang ibabayad mo na nasa kanilang menu. We had a blueberry cheesecake frappe ang surprisingly hindi kami na disappoint. Pro tip: Mix the whipped cream well para mas blended ang tamis-asim ng blueberry and cheesecake.

Blueberry Cheesecake Frappe – P120

2
RoJo Oven Baked Boneless Chicken
108 Maginhawa St., Teachers Village, Quezon City
Medyo old na ang interior but totoong boneless ang chicken nila. You can even choose among three flavors for your chicken.

Mediterranean BBQ Quarter Chicken Meal – P129

3
Friuli Trattoria
79A Maginhawa St., Diliman, Quezon City
Maliit, pero achieve ang Italy feels ng lugar. Aside from pasta, specialty rin nila ang pizza, and we can say na espesyal talaga ang pagkakaluto nila sa kanilang mga dish.

Capellini alla Putanesca – P145

4
Cupcakes
by Gremlins
100 Maginhawa St., Diliman, Quezon City
The place is cute the cupcakes are even cuter. Satisfied ang cravings at ang wallet mo dito dahil swak na swak din naman sa budget. Aside from cupcakes, meron din silang sandwiches and pasta, coffee and milkshakes.

S’mores and Red Velvet cupcakes -P110

Other must try places:

5. Gerry’s Jeepney
7 Maginhawa St., Diliman,
Quezon City
Kakaiba ang dating dahil sa loob ng jeep ang kanilang mga tables. Perfect for barkada or family gathering na gustong mag-chillax sa loob ng jeep, sans traffic jam.

6. Artsy Cafe
Maginhawa St., Diliman,
Quezon City
This cafe is known for its chic interiors. Medyo pricey rin ang coffee nila, as so we heard, nevertheless, but you won’t go wrong with the taste.

7. Snow Creme
108 Maginhawa St., Diliman,
Quezon City
Aside from bingsu o shaved ice in English, meron din silang milk tea, milk shake, frappe, at yakult. Snow na snow sa lamig ang kanilang menu.

8. Crepeman Cafe
168 Maginhawa St., Diliman,
Quezon City
From sweet to savory, their crepes are that flexible. Affordable at masarap, so hindi ka magsisisi na dinayo mo to.

9. Naughty Nachos
95 Magiting St., Teachers Village, Quezon City
Bukod sa nachos, masarap din ang chicken wings nila. Perfect place to bond with your friends na sasabayan kang lumafang.

10. Caution Hot!
Magiting St. Corner Maginhawa St., Diliman, Quezon City
You can and will customize your own bowl of noodles in this place. Pwede mo itong sabayan ng dumplings o beer, depende sa ‘yong mood.

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