Feel the Warmth of Wisdom and Coffee at Philosophia Library Cafe

Philosophia Library Cafe
I can't remember when my fascination for a cup of joe begun, but my love for reading deepened right after I finished reading Sidney Sheldon's Rage of Angels. I don't consider it as an incomparable work of literature, but it is significant for me because it's the first novel that I have read and finished.

Discovering novels actually did made me feel like I have unearthed a valuable treasure. It must be the same feeling somebody has while visiting Italy for the first time. (Ask Elizabeth Gilbert for a confirmation. I haven't been to Italy yet.) Since then, I just kept on looking for new books to read. Aside from novels, history books give me pleasure.

My busy work schedule finds it difficult for me to actually sit down, and do nothing but read. My solution? I make sure to always have a book wherever I go, which is why I cannot live with clutches. At times when I can't bring my books with me, I go to places with lots of those wonders - a library! Any library would be perfect if you can bring a cup of joe inside it whilst flipping through the pages of your favorite book. Sounds like heaven right? It is and I've been to a heaven here on earth in a place called Philosophia Library Cafe. It was hard to imagine at first that such place exists, but I am not dreaming and it does.

Located approximately an hour away from my humble abode, Philosophia Library Cafe is a playground for literature and history lovers. And why is that? The cafe houses various history books; some of which are rare (and expensive).
Philosophia Library Cafe
Stoked as I was, I found it difficult to choose what books to disturb. I end up reading Lucy Urgello Miller's Glimpses of Cebu and Ahmed Cuizon's The History of LapuLapu City. Both are equally fascinating to read, and to say that I have learned a lot from those two would be an understatement.

If you are curious what those books are about, they are primarily all about the history of two of my beloved cities; Cebu and Lapulapu. I was born and raise in Cebu, but I am currently working in Lapulapu. The tale of the two cities weaved in those books made my heart flutter, and more proud of my cultural identity.
Philosophia Library Cafe
Philosophia Library Cafe
Coffee anyone?
Philosophia Library Cafe
Wrote some promises on my leather journal :)
Philosophia Library Cafe
Philosophia Library Cafe
Though austere, the library cafe embodies a certain feeling of warmth that welcomes its customers. The juxtaposition of colors in its interiors and furnishings made me think of Middle Eastern art. 
Philosophia Library Cafe
Philosophia Library Cafe
Philosophia Library Cafe
Wall of wisdom :)
Philosophia Library Cafe
Philosophia Library Cafe
Philosophia Library Cafe
Bounteous shelf of history books awaits anyone who visits the cafe. I have only read one during my first visit and I couldn't wait for my mind to devour the other enlightenment hiding within these treasures.
Philosophia Library Cafe
Philosophia Library Cafe
Who else wants this guitar-shaped bookshelf?
Philosophia Library Cafe
Their best-selling goody <3
Philosophia Library Cafe
A aside from highly-caffeinated beverages, a variety of breads, cakes and pastries is available in Philosophia. There's nothing grand about them, but they are more than worth their prices. Their cakes are definitely a must-try and most of them costs only a bit higher than a hundred pesos.
Philosophia Library Cafe
Hey me!
Philosophia Library Cafe
Feed both of your mind and your senses at Philosophia. The library cafe is located just before the flyover in the National Highway in Barangay Maguikay. For any sort of questions, feel free to shoot them a message on their Facebook account. Have a lovely weekend and if you ever plan to visit the place this weekend, don't miss the chance to relax and let their books do the wonder!

love lots,
Tin

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4 comments:

  1. My first visit to Italy felt like - arriving home. I feel very at home in Italy. I can't really describe it, but I feel like it is my own country.

    I don't remember when I started being fascinated by coffee...I do remember the first time when I ordered a cup of coffee. I was about 11 and my mother and I were at a cafe. Mom, please can I order a cup of coffee I asked? She said it was ok if the waiter didn't mind- he didn't- I mean it is not like coffee is illegal:). I have never looked back---I've been a coffee fantastic ever since.

    When it comes to literature...I always enjoyed poems, I loved writing diaries...but the first 'real' novel that sparked my interest in literature was Animal Farm by George Orwell. Ever since that one, I started reading novels regularly. I did enjoy sf novels before that...and historical ones, but Orwell was the guy that got me interested in classics.

    Philosophia Cafe sounds like such a perfect place! I want to visit it and I hope I will get a chance some day.

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  2. btw that books sounds very interesting. How nice that your hometown Cebu plays a part in it...and the you live in now too.

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  3. That looks like a fantastic place to pass the time, so nice and relaxing. I could not drink coffee and read as I shake and would spill but I could handle some of those sweet things for sure :) It is so difficult to find time to read. Mine is all done during bathroom times currently :) Sending much love!

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  4. OMG I really want to go to that cafe!!! Sounds exactly like my type of place. Looks very Instagram-worthy too <3

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