19 Dec Café Talk: The Library for Every Reader
by KB Meniado
Back when bookbed was but a wee baby, I had other ideas in mind to satiate my love for books. One of those was Book Buffet. It was a dream project that my college friends and I talked about one afternoon as we chomped on our burgers at a popular fast food chain.
Book Buffets would work like this: a reading session set in a cozy place where people would 1) bring books and snacks for the Buffet Table, 2) choose and read a book that interests them and then 3) meet and eat with fellow readers after. If not feeling too social, they would be free to stop at #2 – no questions, no judgment – or, worst case scenario, leave. It’s a pretty solid idea, right?
Book Buffet is something I’d love for bookbed to host in the future. But as I wait for it to graduate from its toddler stage, I continue to seek inspiration. The most recent one came to me when I flew to Cebu two weeks ago and found Café Talk:
Café Talk, located along Escario Capitol, is the place to be – booklover or not.
As you can see, it’s a library-inspired café and also embellished with decorations according to season. Behind the giant bookshelf is the counter where I should have ordered a drink from.
Anyway, the café is laid out like a hostel or a Korean restaurant – there are small rooms where customers can enjoy dining, studying or simply laying around.
And because its awesomeness is too much to handle on just one level, it has a second floor! (I went to check that out, of course.)
Truth to be told, I was a bit envious of whoever had the idea and money to have Café Talk built. It is something I will definitely put on my vision board (should I get the time to make it) and a place I will definitely tap for future bookbed Book Buffets.