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Here Are The *Coolest* Hangout Spots Near Metro Manila Universities For Your Next Barkada Bonding

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Looking for a place to spend some quality time with your barkada after a stressful *hell week*? Or perhaps you'd like to chill and chat with your bestie after that nerve-racking finals? We've got you covered!

Here Are 7 Must-Visit Hangout Spots Near Metro Manila Universities:

1. Le Village The Lifestyle Food Park

Nearby universities: Trinity University of Asia, University of Santo Tomas, Far Eastern University

If you're looking for good food and drinks and al fresco dining for your barkada, Le Village The Lifestyle Food Park is the place for you. The food park is situated at E. Rodriguez Sr. Ave, Quezon City, which is within a 15-minute driving distance from the university belt. It's also close to the Trinity University of Asia.

Since it's a food park, it can cater to all your cravings—from seafood, to grilled dishes, dessert, and even wine! It opens daily from 4:00 PM to 12 midnight. You can have your merienda, early dinner, or even have your chillnuman at Le Village!

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2. Cafe Roo Manila and QC

Nearby universities: University of the Philippines Diliman, University of Santo Tomas, Far Eastern University

This hangout spot offers both a café and bar, all in one building. They currently have two branches in Metro Manila—one in Malate, Manila, and another in Scout Borromeo, Tomas Morato, Quezon City. Its Malate branch provides a relaxing view of the city. The cafe's trending *elevating* chair will also be one of the coolest things you can experience with your friends.

Meanwhile, its Tomas Morato branch includes a Korean photo booth! Yes, you can also have your photos taken and printed at the booth—it'll cost you P200 for two copies.

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Both its Malate and Tomas Morato branch are 30 minutes away from the University belt.

3. Cinema '76

Nearby universities: University of the Philippines Diliman, University of Santo Tomas, Far Eastern University

Up for a movie, but don't want to go to the jam-packed cinemas in malls? You might want to consider having your movie night at Cinema '76. They do screenings for both indie and Hollywood films—only for a limited time! You can check their movie schedule and ticket prices via their official Facebook page Cinema '76 Film Society.

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After the film, enjoy good food and drinks at the cafe! Indoor and al fresco dining are both available. The names of their drinks and dishes are mostly film-related—you have to try their drinks like "tequila sunrise" and "leading lady." When it comes to food, we recommend with "Carson's bagnet"!

You can check their menu via their Facebook page. Their newly-opened branch is located at Scout Borromeo, Tomas Morato, Quezon City (yes, it's just across Cafe Roo QC!)

4. Almusal Cafe

Nearby universities: University of the Philippines Diliman, Ateneo De Manila University, Miriam College

When everyone's schedule is packed, having breakfast together is the perfect way to spend quality time with friends before a busy day. Located at Loyola Heights, Katipunan, Quezon City, Almusal Cafe gives you the leisure time to enjoy a sumptuous brekkie with your besties.

It only takes 10-15 minutes to get to Almusal Cafe from Ateneo De Manila University (ADMU) and the University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD). 

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5. Nodoze Coffee Lounge

Nearby universities: University of the Philippines Diliman, Ateneo De Manila University, Miriam College

Nodoze Coffee Lounge is the newest mid-century and Bauhaus-themed cafe & bar in Katipunan, Quezon City (it's a 10-20 minute drive from ADMU and UPD). You can spend your whole day at Nodoze! It serves good coffee and good music starting from 11AM, and night owls have run of the place until 3AM. The also serve drinks as early as 3PM, so you can bring your whole squad here and just have fun all day.

6. Director’s Cafe

Nearby university: De La Salle University

Here's another cafe where you can also watch your favorite movies. For every P300-meal you buy, you receive one movie pass at the Director's Cafe. And by the way, it's a private screening! The café cinema is located along Estrada Street, Malate, Manila. Just make sure that they have free slots for you. You can check their schedule on their official Facebook page.

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7. Coffee Street Manila

Nearby university: De La Salle University

Coffee Street Manila is a hangout spot near De La Salle University. It's located near the Agno Canteen and it opens as early as 6AM on weekdays. You can either work or study here while waiting for your friends to come over.

Aside from their affordable coffee, the cafe has free WiFi and hearty meals for you to enjoy. The cafe closes at 11PM so you have a lot of time for that relaxing conversation with your buddies.

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