Words by Camille Ong
Photos by Jeff Pascual
Tucked away in a building along Congressional Avenue, a small cafe brimming with hugot can be found. I mean that literally because hugot lines can be found everywhere inside; on the walls, tables, and even the card games they have in store for customers to use!
The four business partners who own the Single Cafe & Concept Store may all be single, but that doesn’t mean they made a hugot-themed cafe just because they were bitter. They noticed that a lot of people liked to post all sorts of hugot online, and the idea of making that into a place came to their minds.
They wanted a place where people could enjoy eating food and taking photos, that’s why their cafe looks very charming with all the hugot lines spread throughout the place and serves good food at an affordable price.
The hugot lines painted on the cafe’s wall actually came from the owners themselves. They had a meeting to brainstorm for hugot lines and then they painted them themselves. That’s why most of the lines you’ll see are personal to them.
Each table also has a hugot line with numbers in them.
For their food, they have budget-friendly options on their menu. When we went there, they served us the cheesiest foods which I loved because cheese is life. Share this with your friends as you talk about being sawi 😉
Beef Nachos (PHP 95)
Cheese Sticks (PHP 80)
Burger with Fries (PHP 150)
There are also a wide variety of drinks to choose from. I especially loved their Peach Lychee tea cooler because it was really refreshing!
Cookies and Cream Frappe (PHP 110), Okinawa Milk Tea (100), Peach Lychee Tea Cooler (PHP 75)
For dessert, we had the Egg Waffle with Icecream. This was a favorite of mine. The soft waffle went so well with the icecream and chocolate.
Egg Waffle with Icecream (PHP 120)
Aside from serving customers during the hours they’re open, some people actually rent the cafe for their own private event. You can reserve the whole cafe for 3 hours for the price of PHP 4,999. Exclusive use would include PHP 4,999 worth of food, unli karaoke use, lights and sound system, and the mini stage. It’s a super sulit price because the place can hold up to 20-25 guests!
They’re also planning on organizing some public events soon.
Speed dating, open mic nights, and movie nights are just a few examples of what you might find there next time.
So if ever you’re feeling sawi, this cafe has your back!
Single Cafe & Concept Store
#2A Congressional Ave. Brgy Bahay Toro
Quezon City, Philippines 1400