6 Underrated Study Spots in Katipunan

Words by Audrey Kho

It’s rainy season yet again and, here in the Philippines, it means one thing: back-to-school season. Soon, we’ll be cramming ourselves into every bigshot coffee shop branch we can find, frantically writing papers, cramming projects, and getting together for study groups for the next dreaded exam. Most times, all we need is the perfect café to cozy up in, one that’s complete with wifi, charging sockets, and a good cup of joe to keep us sane during these trying times.

However, it isn’t always easy to find a seat in these coffee shops, let alone a quiet spot where you can work in peace. Luckily for you, we’ve compiled a list of gorgeous cafés around Katipunan where you can cram your next projects in peace, needed amenities included!

6. Equatorial Coffee

This quiet coffee spot is an urban third wave café tucked in an alleyway just around the corner from Regis Center. Their menu presents a comprehensive selection of hot and iced coffee, one that a coffee-lover would surely delight in. Aside from their coffees, they also serve all-day breakfast, mains, and, pasta if you get hungry while working. Read our full article on Equatorial Coffee here!

Includes: wifi, charging sockets

Instagram: @equatorialcoffee
Location: 325 F.B. dela Rosa St., Loyola Heights, Quezon City

5. Ella and the Blackbird

What once was Craft Coffee is now Ella and the Blackbird–it may have a different name, but it’s the same restaurant with the same charming aesthetic and incredible coffee. Their food menu is also nothing short of phenomenal; we recommend their truffle mushroom pasta and their beef salpicao.

Includes: charging sockets

Instagram: @ellaandtheblackbird
Location: 88 Esteban Abada St., Loyola Heights, Quezon City




4. Brown Paper Project Café

Brown Paper Project could be your next secret coffee hideout; tucked away inconspicuously at Rosa Alvero Street, this is the perfect go-to for those looking for a quiet place to work. You’ll be pleased to know that their coffee is pretty amazing too! Read our full feature on Brown Paper Project Café here.

Includes: wifi, charging sockets

Instagram: @brownpaperproj.cafe
Location: 75B Rosa Alvero St., Xavierville, Loyola Heights, Quezon City



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3. Diligence Café

More than a café, Diligence Café is a study and co-working space that not only offers unlimited coffee and snacks, but also napping services. Topped with high-speed internet connection that can go as high as 10 mbps, how can you ask for anything more? This place is perfect for those who know they have a long night of work ahead.

Includes: wifi, charging sockets

Instagram: @diligencecafe
Location: 2/F Elizabeth Hall, Katipunan Ave., Diliman, Quezon City




2. Tyler’s Café

Tyler’s Café is famous for their delicious all-breakfast meals, some favorites being their Smoked Beef & Eggs and Ricotta Pancakes. If you’re craving for something else but still want a cup of Tyler’s good coffee (their affogato is a must-try!), don’t fret–you could cross-order some pizza and pasta from Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza next door.

Includes: wifi, charging sockets

Instagram: @tylerscafeph
Location: 317 Katipunan Ave., Quezon City




1. Common Folk

If there is anything better than the beautiful, minimalist interiors at Common Folk, it’s their coffee. They even offer an extra shot of P60 if you need a little more kick in your drink! The baristas there are more than happy to help you out. You could also grab a bite from the various brunch meals they offer. Check out our full feature on Common Folk here!

Includes: wifi, charging sockets

Instagram: @commonfolkph
Location: 79 Katipunan Ave., White Plains, Quezon City




However you want to get your coffee fix, we’ve got you! Check out other great coffee spots in BGC and Salcedo.