Sunday, December 4, 2016


WE FOUND a new after-morning Sunday worship service spot—Kandle Café, along Mother Ignacia Street, Quezon City, a five-minute walk away from church. It opens at 11 am. We were the first customers, and the place was devoid of hipsters, noisy teenagers, or Filipino families with noisy, crying children—crowds one would do well to avoid if one desires peace, quiet, and a short nap. It goes without saying that I only had three hours of shut-eye last night. I understand the place gets jam-packed on the weekdays, so we had come at the perfect time.

After-church coffee

The internet is reliable, there are sockets all over, the tables are at about the right height: tell-tale signs that this will become a popular spot for people studying for board exams or periodical exams. Coffee shops, even restaurants, have become modern-day libraries.

Kandle Café

When you visit, order the Monggo Puree Soup and the Fresh Salad ("greens, peanuts, pork belly, with a dash of soy dressing inspired by the fresh lumpia"). It certainly is one of the best salads I've tasted.


Many thanks to Divine Buyawe for introducing this to us.



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