Book & Borders Cafe Opens in Upper McKinley Hill, BGC

The themed Book & Borders Cafe that opened in Tomas Morato, Quezon City in 2015 has recently branched out in Tuscany in McKinley Hill, Bonifacio Global City. Now, that’s good news for me and my fellow book lovers.

Book and Borders McKinley

Truth be told, I can spend a whole day in a library when I get the chance. Something I think I passed on to my son. In fact, we just spent half of our day yesterday in a library! And the only reason we had to step out was to take a bite. It would be so neat if there was a Book & Borders Cafe closeby, then we won’t have to leave the cafe the whole day. We can just take our fill and refill as we immerse ourselves in our books. 🙂

Book and Borders Cafe launch

At the grand opening of Book & Borders Tuscany, from left to right; Benjamin Alves, Michael Lao, Karylle Tatlonghari-Yuzon, Kristine Joyce Simisim and Chef Dennis Apostol

“Here, you can relish the quiet, tucked in your little corner where you can enjoy your coffee or tea, and indulge in your favorite pastime – reading,” shares Kristine Simisim, café owner. “Bring a friend or your new book and discover how time flies.”

book and borders tuscany

Book & Borders: Read. Sip. Dine.

But even if you come empty handed, don’t fret. Book & Borders offers an extensive selection of books, from the classics to contemporary bestsellers. And you are free to enjoy them at your leisure. The library is free and open for all, and for a better reading experience, customers are invited to use the book stands available at the café.

“I’m so ecstatic that there’s finally a place for people like us. It’s cozy and inviting, and you won’t get too distracted like in crowded cafes. ‘Books + coffee’ spells the perfect afternoon,” shares Kapuso artist and budding poet Benjamin Alves.

“What I love about Book & Borders is that there’s always something new to discover because they constantly update their library. So even if you just want to browse, all the recent best sellers are on the shelves,” shares Karylle, a self-proclaimed bookworm and travel books collector.

But the bestsellers are not only limited to the books on the shelves, you can find them on the menu as well.

Here are some of the scrumptious food offerings of Book & Borders Cafe.


Shrimp Salad in Ciabatta Sandwich


Barbeque Liempo


Tamarind Lemongrass Chicken


Tuna Apple with Gratinated Cheese Sauce in Ciabatta Bread


Do indulge your sweet tooth with scrumptious varieties of cakes and squares. (Do try the Book & Borders bestseller: the Queso de Bola Cake!) For something more filling, the menu also offers delicious pastas (Truffle Mushroom Pasta and Tuyo Pasta) and sandwiches like the Beef Pastrami Panini as well as hearty rice dishes.

Aside from their famous brewed coffee and cold coffee-concoctions, you must not forget to sample their array of refreshing smoothies, calming teas and juices like Ginger Turmeric Iced Tea, Ginger Raspberry and Ginger Lychee.

Book & Borders Cafe
Location 1: 281 Tomas Morato, Quezon City and RC-RCM
Location 2: RD-RDM Building 5, Tuscany Estates, Mckinley Hill, Bonifacio Global City
Contact Nos. 0932.871 7856
Instagram: @bookandborderscafe

Book & Borders Cafe Opens in Upper McKinley Hill, BGC

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