I was thrilled to bits as my most anticipated day has finally arrived—Friday. It has been a very busy week for me. I was tied up with my job, working my fingers to the bone. I jump for joy not because I’ll finally have my perfect day off or Friday night out but because our cell group was scheduled on Friday night.
By the way, cell group is group of
people close friends who meet once a week with the purpose of developing holistic growth centered on the Word of God. It consists of people (dabarkads) from different walks of life bounded together with one common goal “To love God and to love His people”.
Well, what a better way to spend our quality time together than in a place that offers sweet space, cozy ambiance and delectable
affodable treats. Our feet brought us to Cafe Travel, the newest coffee shop in Taft just in front of De La Salle University (DLSU) that opened just a couple of months ago. Since we are all sick of eating in fast food chains and typical fancy coffee shops, for a change we all agreed to have our cell group in this soothing place to relax, unwind and enjoy each other’s company.
It was all our first time to go to this place. We were expecting an ambiance of not anything less than travel hub, luggage, maps and pictures of beautiful places because of its name in which we think somehow was given a justice and satisfy our imaginations.
The inside of the coffee shop is divided into cubicles that look like double deck lounge, just choose for yourself which space suits you well. This set-up provides privacy and homey experience to customers while bonding with friends, studying for exam or even an intimate time with your special someone; or if you feel like melancholic you can even go solo without feeling alone!
Each nook and deck has designated tables and pillows that you can use as a cushion to seat on or for your back. And don’t forget to remove your shoes before going inside the cubicles or climbing the stairs for that’s the golden rule here.
Everything looks perfect here if only the words hand written on the walls (by the customers) are inspiring quotes or bible verses that are heartening and uplifting. A soothing sound of lovely and calming songs, Christian or inspiring songs with beautiful lyrics playing on the background is also a dazzling idea.
And after all is said and done. We wouldn’t dare miss the chance to try this coffee shop’s specialty. We ordered their best selling Travel Special Vanila Oreo 180php which for me tastes so divine but for my friends too sweet, Travel caramel 180php and Travel chocolate cookie 180php and my most favorite ham and cheese sandwich 120php.
They offered variety of options of hot and cold coffee for the coffee lover out there. Frappe, beverages, smoothie, soft drink and tea are also available on the menu. And if you come hungry you can enjoy their mouthwatering sandwiches, pastries and cakes.
We really enjoyed our time here! Well, in fact we were the last group of customers left before the coffee shop close at haft past eleven. The staff were so courteous not too shoo us away. The company of this wonderful people made it a night to remember talking non-stop, giggling, bullying and listening to each other’s stories.
The sweet, cozy space, very warm staff, delectable options of coffee, frappe, smoothies and pastries to satisfy your cravings will make you stay and come back for a visit and not to mention the free WiFi. So if you’re around the area, make sure to drop by. We will definitely recommend this to our friends since it just close to our service venue in PICC, it’s an ideal place for cell group and discipleship.
Cafe Travel is located at Archer’s Nook Dormitory – 2464 Taft Avenue, Malate, Manila Contact No.: 0915-991-8416. Also check out there facebook page Cafe.Travel.
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