118 Scout Dr. Lazcano Street, Quezon City Philippines
The perfect geeky corner for photography and print enthusiasts! The tiny café sits inside Shutter Master, a specialty stop for photography and printing services, studio and lighting equipment. The café maintains a quiet ambiance with that enticing aroma of coffee, smart quotes on the wall and different cameras charmingly lined up on shelves. It is an encouraging atmosphere for intellectual conversations, and can accommodate about 12 people at a time. (It was almost full when we visited on a Tuesday brunch hour – yet the place stayed hummingly quiet).
Coffee and drinks between P75 to P150; Pasta and sandwiches between P150 to P160
What We Ordered:
Iced Café Mocha
Barbecue Grilled Chicken Sandwich
I was amazed to find this shop that services overall photography needs: camera/lighting equipment, printing, framing… Of course, with the coffee, it becomes such an ideal place where photographers can hang out.They have sandwich choices to go with the coffee, plus lots of creative inspiration around the shop. As a photographer, it makes me feel at home and more connected to my craft. This makes a nice meeting stop for different artists and for caffeine-fueled concept building sessions.
I always say it is good coffee when I ignore the packet of sugar. No, the cappuccino was not sweet but it was flavourful and comforting enough. It was the perfect stop before I started my day of work. The menu is very limited, but it is that kind of place where you decide quickly, then eat while reading the paper OR spike up long intellectual conversations with somebody. Oh, and girls… If you are a Gossip Girl fan, this place spells DAN HUMPHREY – in a cool intellectual way.
The fact that it can accommodate a very limited number of people at a time, makes it cool, “hipster”-ish, yet perfect for quiet dates and business meetings. It is not a place for large pig-out servings, but it offers you the right ambiance for sophisticated conversations. Plus, if you are into photography or prints, the servicing party is just within the roof. If you happen to catch the owner Jo Avila, he is accommodating and may even entertain your photography questions.
Every day of the week, between 10am to 7pm