Buku Buku Kafe at District Mall, Imus Cavite is not all about coffee, books and board games. They have brought something new to your usual coffee shop. Who wouldn’t notice the books hanged on the ceilings, a mini library, their hugot board, different board games and some vintage decors. I just love their Instagram worthy ambiance. Aside from that, they feature interesting events once in a while such as live bands, spoken word artists and arts workshops. Hooray! Coz’ they are doing a great job in supporting homegrown talents from the south.
I have witnessed this shop emerged from its humble beginnings to what it is today, a favorite hang out spot for Caviteños who wants to have their “me time” or “coffee break”.
Thanks to Buku Buku Kafe for bringing Ampalaya Monologues to Imus last July 9! A night of #ImusYouLikeCrazy hugotable quotes from loving, moving on, long distance relationship, being single, bitterness, realization and even death. Finally we got to see them live!
The crowd was serenaded with live music from UNWIND and Keen Miano.
“Tao rin sila na kailangang tangapin ng walang halong pagkdismaya o pagpapaimbabaw ng katiting, tingnan natin sila bilang tao hindi bilang pusang niligaw na hindi makabalik s pinanggalingan kasi kusang umayaw.”
Lipstick by Verlin Santos (founder of Titik Poetry)
Honestly, while I’m writing this down I can even recall some of their lines. I was able to record their performances and chose some of the lines that would surely hit you haha!
“Sino ba naman ang hindi ma-ba-badtrip eh pinagpalit mo ko dyan. Mas mataas pa ‘yong baha sa’min kesa sa dede nyan eh.”
There’s a Basha in All of Us
“Kapag ang good morning at good night ay hindi na nagsasabay. Kapag ang paghihiwalay natin ay hanggang entrance ng mall o sa CR na lang. Kapag sabay na ang kamay ng ating mga orasan. Kapag and distance natin ay naging zero na. Sa huli, ikaw at ako ay magiging isa na.”
Ikaw. Si Distance at Ako
“May pa couple couple watch pa sya, wala naman syang time sayo!”
Akin Ka na lang Please
“Gusto ko lagyan ng pintura yang shampoo mo, gusto kong ilublob sa inidoro yang toothbrush mo, gusto ko lagyan ng glue yung pang linis mo ng contact lens, gusto ko i-zonrox lahat ng de kolor mo, pero wag! Kasi bad yun eh!”
Huling Tagay na Ilalaklak Ko Para Sayo
“Bakit mo ko sini-seenzone? Bakit ka naka-two piece? Bakit hindi ka nakinig sakin? Ako ang lalaki dito kaya ako ang masusunod.Sabi ko. Okay, sige! Next time, mag lolong gown ako sa swimming pool.”
Violet ang Color ng Pag-ibig
“Ayun nga siguro ang silbi ng luha ano, ang linisin ang mata ko upang makita ng malinaw kung bakit hindi tayo para sa isa’t isa.”
Panata ng Pusong Bagong Laya
“Patawad kung mas madalas ko pang hawak yung telepono kesa sa kamay mo, kung mas inuna ko pang hanapin kung nasaan yung remote kesa tanungin ka kung kamusta yung araw mo, kung mas kinikilig ka pa sa ihi mo kesa sa panglalambing ko sayo!”
Kung Paano Wakasan ang Walang Hanggan
“Anu ba? Bakit ba kasi big deal? Anu naman kung single ako, ikamamatay ko ba?Kapag single ba pangit agad? Bakit lahat ba ng taken magaganda?”
Hanash ng Soloista
“Gusto kong mapag-isa baka sakali kapag mag-isa ako magpakita ka, hindi ba daw ako natatakot, sabi ko asawa ko yun bakit ako matatakot, mas marami pang akong dapat katakutan kesa sa multo”
Mga Bulong Sa Hangin
I’m sure anyone can relate to some of their heart-wrenching lines, I even saw some girls who cried during “There’s a Basha In All of Us” performance.
Meet Mark Ghosn, the very talented man behind the Ampalaya Monologues. I wonder where he based all the “hugot” factors to come up with awesome pieces.
Hubby and I enjoyed it so much we didn’t notice that the show lasted for more than 3 hours. By the way, did I told you Buku Buku Kafe serves sumptuous dishes too. Have a glimpse of what we had for our #EnJOYdate dinner.
Hubby had their Tsokolate-Mint Shake (Php 119.00). Local tablea blended with fresh mint
Beef Salpicao (Php 399.00). Tender beef sukiyaki cuts in sweet-soy glaze and mushrooms paired with egg and fried rice. It’s good for sharing!
Sisig Nachos (Php 199.00/single). Nachos with spicy pork sisig with chili egg salsa and garlic cream aoili. I’ll take note to grab some cold beer next time!
Calabaz Latte (Php 149.00). Never tried coffee with roasted pumpkin and autumn spices in my entire life! My verdict? It was sooo good! The warm smile of the staffs, incredibly delicious food, the relaxing ambiance, I would definitely see you soon buku buku kafe!
Ground Floor, The District Mall, Imus Cavite