You can experience the best of Quezon City from a resort-style condo community. Infina Towers lies along the iconic Aurora Boulevard in Barangay Marilag. It is in close proximity to transport terminals, business and commercial centers, schools, and medical institutions. For a reasonable price, residents at Infina Towers enjoy urban living at the heart of the metro with the comforts of a resort-inspired residential community.
Why should you choose Quezon City? The largest city in the capital region is home to government agencies, premier colleges and universities, and famous leisure spots. The City of the Stars has something for everyone — a nature reserve for outdoor enthusiasts, malls and bazaars for shopaholics, and specialty nooks for artists, bookworms and everyone else who just want to relax.
Here are 7 artsy places to visit in Quezon City.
Cool Beans Café
67-A Maginhawa Street, U.P. Village, Diliman, Quezon City
For a quiet place to pour into a good book, Cool Beans Café is for you. It offers the best of Cordilleran coffee and comfort food. Try the natural sweetness of Kalinga brew with moist cake or the smooth goodness of Sagada Arabica with pasta Alfredo. The country’s first library café has shelves of bestselling paperbacks, National Geographic magazines and coffeetable books. Cool Beans Café also features an extensive collection of Filipiniana works. You can leave your laptop and tablet at home. This eccentric spot is Wi-Fi-free so you can concentrate on Hemingway while savoring a hot cup of highland coffee.
La Mesa Nature Reserve
La Mesa Watershed Reservation, Quezon City
Are you having a writer’s block? Since time immemorial, nature has been playing an important role in stimulating creative endeavors. “The lands and waters we rely on for daily survival shape how we view and interpret the world around us. And in turn, the art we create from nature’s inspiration becomes part of our personal and cultural identity,” according to The Nature Conservancy.
Bring your notepad to the Sky Lounge at Infina Towers and write your heart away. You can also visit the La Mesa Nature Reserve in Quezon City. This reforested area features hiking and bike trails. Unlike the more popular La Mesa Eco Park, the Nature Reserve is a secluded paradise where you can truly get in touch with nature.
Sip & Gogh
Capitol Hills Drive, Matandang Balara, Quezon City
Living in a condo offers a reprieve from the daily rush of city life. Studies show that routine stress, which is related to work, family and everyday responsibilities, cause serious diseases and mental disorders. One of the undeniable benefits of condo living is the access to lifestyle amenities that can help you decompress after a long day in the office. Infina Towers has a leisure and a lap pool, fitness gym, and basketball court/playcourt.
Infina Towers is a few minutes’ drive to Old Balara where you can find a hip artsy nook. Sip & Gogh is one of the must-visit artsy places in Quezon City. Dissolve your stress while making artworks and sipping Cabernet Sauvignon in this unique cafe. Sip & Gogh provides guests with canvas, paints, brushes and other art equipment, and offers art sessions for kids and adults. You can reserve a spot online or via phone.
Gen. Romulo Street, Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City
You will not run out of hip places to visit near Infina Towers. Cubao X in Araneta Center is 12 minutes away from your DMCI condo space. The former Marikina Shoe Expo is a known hub of restaurants and bistros, specialty boutiques, art galleries and antique shops. Do not miss The Reading Room where you can get prized literary treasures and listen to reading sessions.
Cubao X is also the venue of large holiday bazaars. You can just imagine the lively atmosphere in this artsy place during the Christmas season!
Conspiracy Bar & Garden Cafe
59 Visayas Avenue, Quezon City
Condo living in the Philippines is changing the way people live in the city. DMCI condos are within the vicinity of business districts and major transport systems, allowing people to have time for other aspects of their life. No more long hours of getting stuck in traffic. Infina Towers is less than an hour away from Eastwood City, UP Ayala Technohub, and Ortigas Center.
For a laidback Friday evening, drop by Conspiracy Bar & Garden Cafe along the bustling Visayas Avenue. “This is a long-standing, character-filled venue attracting an older, sit-down crowd for more acoustic-oriented gigs. The garden is a good place to chill with a dark San Miguel. Gigs start around 10 pm,” notes travel website Lonely Planet. Conspi also hosts poetry readings, film screenings and art exhibits.
The Nook Cafe
164 A. Maginhawa Street, Sikatuna Village, Quezon City
The infamous Maginhawa Street is a food, coffee and entertainment haven. It is a hub of artsy places especially popular among hip millennials. The Nook Cafe is a favorite hangout for university students and young professionals. This Harry Potter-inspired coffee shop is popular for its bestseller Butter Beer Float, a sweet non-alcoholic drink, and a menu of comfort foods such as Bacon Wrapped Chicken and Banana Speculoos Smoothie. The Nook Cafe is the place to be whether you are a Potterhead or not.
99 Scout Lozano, Quezon City
Quezon City is a gastronomic heaven. Are you craving for Korean dishes, authentic Italian pasta or local delicacies? The City of the Stars got you covered! LoLa Cafe serves modern Filipino food with an international twist. Relieve your worries with a serving of Sinigang sa Pula, a soup dish made of clams and mussels in spicy miso broth. You can also try Kimchi Kaldereta, a braised beef brisket in spicy tomato sauce.
The homey ambiance in LoLa Cafe is perfect for artistic ruminations. Visit the Cafe on a rainy afternoon and start writing poems. Bring out your inner Pablo Neruda while enjoying a cup of cappuccino and dark choco cupcake.
Make a major change in your life. Consider condo living in Quezon City. Infina Towers accommodates today’s fast-paced lifestyle with its strategic location, top-notch facilities and amenities, and proximity to artistic and relaxation hubs.