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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Food Quest : Qizia Cafe, Marikina

After getting drenched under the rain while attempting a decent exercise around the UP Diliman Campus, two friends and I went on a feeding frenzy. Dinner was at Flaming Wings then drinks at Serenitea in Katipunan. By the time it closed, we were still clamoring for a place to continue our laughing session.  

At the advice of a colleague who we disturbed from her beauty sleep, (thanks Shobe!), we decided to check out Qizia Cafe. 

Located   inconspicuously at the back of SDS Medical Center and a few blocks from the doors of the emergency room, Qizia Cafe offers affordable pastas, pizzas, rice meals, desserts, coffee, teas and more. 

Diners can choose to take the tables outside or relish their stay inside an enclosed space with a decent air conditioning system. 

For drinks, they serve tea, coffee, smoothies  and soda. Prices start at 55 Pesos for a generous cup of coffee while other drinks cost no more than 100 Pesos each.  To order, you need to go to the cashier and pay in advance. Food will be served at your table. 

If you're hungry,  you can order from their all-day breakfast menu, pastas, pizzas and sandwiches.
Seafood Pasta, 135 Pesos - looks really plain but it's really, really flavorful! :)
Contrary to other online reviews, service crew were really friendly and attentive.  I guess they must have worked on the customer feedback. :)

I want to return here when I'm overly hungry and try more of their other offers. 

Qizia Cafe 
SDS Medical Center Compound
Katipunan Extension, Concepcion II
Marikina City
+63 02 489-0760
Business  Hours : 9:00 AM - 12:30 AM (Monday-Sunday). 
Please call to confirm opening hours. 
Huge parking space is available. 

If you want to explore more of Marikina's edible delights, visit this helpful blog :  All Over Marikina


  1. I've been hearing good things about the food. Will visit soon! ;)


  2. it looks like a nice, relaxing place, especially to have a sunday brunch and read a favorite magazine. or, maybe work on blogging projects on a laptop. what is the view like, surrounding this care? does it have nice nightlife or nature scene?

  3. @Mich - yup, great ambiance and value for the money. :)

    @fifileigh - Hi! I'm so sorry it took a while for me to reply. No nightlife or nature scene. It's a few steps from the ER, haha but inside, it's really cozy, very ideal for quiet conversations.


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