Book Café Maru

While most of the people I know celebrate their most awaited semestral break and planning their short breaks, my sister and I are preparing for another post graduate class. Today is our first day of the 2nd trimester. First days are such a drag and to make it even more hard for us to attend our first day, it rained so hard today. There’s something about rain that makes me want to hide under the sheets and just do nothing. And so I did still go to school and attend classes. I’m quite excited though since one of my subjects is Research and Applied Statistics. LOL I seriously need help on this one. Anyway, we finished classes earlier than the usual time so we headed on outside-the-mall coffee shop hunting. I remember seeing a lot of photos in FB about Cafe’ Maru. We decided to give it a try on a cold rainy Saturday.

Book Café Maru is a small cozy and quaint Tea&Coffee shop located in front of Sto. Nino Village, Banilad owned by a Korean National. I was immediately greeted by the aroma of the coffee inside and the cozy feel of the place. It’s a perfect hideaway for catching up with friends or “me time” with a good book or a lappy. The cafe has all sorts of board games and some korean Books and magazines. Everything in there is really the epitome of cuteness. I so totally love every details of the cafe’. Every corner has something interesting that is definitely an eye candy. The interior is very well thought of. Kudos to whoever designed it. It’s like having coffee in Korea without having to go there.

                                   This is their cozy platform where customers can sit on the floor just like these Koreans.

Since we were still full and just wanted to give in to our urge of eating something really sweet, we ordered this Caramel Nut Latte with a cute red stirrer. I liked it but didn’t feel like finishing the drink because it taste too sweet. For me and my sister, it was a so-so drink.

I’ve seen a lot of this Ice Cream Waffle in Facebook and Instagram. I couldn’t wait to finally try it myself… And well It tasted as good as it looks. I love the combination of the whole package. Vanilla and chocolate ice cream with the banana and the waffle is a perfect match made in heaven. I just don’t like the whip cream (sorry, I’m not a fan) in it but i love looking at it on the waffle. hehe…It adds more thrill and anticipation.

Here’s 2 of the pages of their menu. Although the cafe has a really nice ambiance, it is relatively pricey. Most of their drinks have more or less the same price with the coffee shops in the mall. Nevertheless, I will still go back to try some of their food and drinks.

                                                                                        My sister enjoying the Ice Cream Waffle.

Overall, Book Cafe’ Maru is a perfect hang out for those who would like study alone, read a book or spend time with friends/bfs/gfs who have a budget to spend for a coffee or some cold nice drinks. I will definitely be back soon and try some good stuff. :)

Address: Gov. M. Cuenco Street Banilad, Cebu City (Across Santo Niño Village)

Contact No.:  (032) 2397909 / 0927-5202891

Store Hours: 10am – 12midnight, Mondays – Sundays