Travel Back In Time In This Retro Cafe In Banawe!

There's a little known restaurant in Banawe which has funky retro vibes when you enter called Third Space Studio Cafe. We only came across this restaurant while looking for a new place to eat, and I'm surprised it hasn't caught on yet as the Filipino food they serve is actually good, and the ambience adds a nice touch to your meal.

Third Space Studio Cafe is located in N. S. Amoranto Corner Banawe. Once you open their doors, it feels like you've stepped through a portal and went back to the times of jukeboxes, chests, fading portraits of your ancestors, and dimly lit chandeliers. They also have a basketball court in the back, which is available for rental if you want to reminisce those days when you would shoot hoops in a random lot.

They serve a wide array of Filipino dishes. They advertise that their dishes are good for 2-3 persons, but the serving size is actually similar to standard sizes in other restaurants. Maybe if you order a couple of dishes, it will be good for 2-3 but if not, it's really only for one.

Egg Noodle Soup P185

For starters, we tried out their Egg Noodle Soup. It was a bit on the salty side but the soup is nice and creamy.

Lechon Sisig Rice Meal P175
Sweet Spicy Eggplant P185
Bicol Express P245
For our mains, we tried out their Lechon Sisig Rice Meal (you can order their dishes ala carte, or as a rice meal with smaller portions), Sweet Spicy Eggplant, and Bicol Express. Their Lechon Sisig is crunchy with a hint of spice, and the mayonaise adding a sweet kick. The Sweet Spicy Eggplant is a dish that I usually order from Chinese establishments where they serve it spicy more than sweet, so it was quite a change to have it sweeter here, but I guess that's a common trait of Filipino food. I like it though, and it goes perfectly with rice! The Bicol Express was indeed spicy, but it came with more meat than vegetable, so I hope they could even out the ratio. Overall, the food had a nice variety of flavors, but they could dial down the saltiness of the Egg Noodle Soup.

Tiramisu Shake P135
They also serve shakes so we tried out their Tiramisu shake, which was a tad too sweet for us but it won't be Tiramisu without that! I hope to try out their other shakes next time.

Next time you're looking for a place with good ambiance and good food, try out this humble cafe and prepare to send your taste buds into an adventure, while having instagram worthy photos for your feed. Let us know what you think!

Our verdict:

Third Space Cafe
- N. S. Amoranto Corner Banawe Street, Banawe, Quezon City  (+63 9178338283)

Opening Hours: 
Sunday - Thursday 10:30AM - 9:30PM 
Friday - Saturday 10:30AM - 10:00PM

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  1. Lechon Sisig! This is the first I've heard of it. Though its been awhile since I had anything Filipino made meals. I'm not a fan of sisig too, but if it has lechon in it, I would definitely give it a go. Thanks for sharing!

  2. What a cool place! Love discovering cafes and restaurants. I am not familiar with Filipino food but everything looks so delicious and tiramisu shake.... OMG. I'd go just for that!

  3. Thanks for sharing this great dining place & dining experience. Wow! personally love the ambience as well as the menu served. Your post here made me hungry hungry while reading it :) Wanna enjoy my Filipino menu at this place too. Cheers, siennylovesdrawing

  4. Thanks for the review! QC in general doesn't get a lot of live from foodies, the Banaue area is one of the last unsung food hotspots in the Philippines.


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