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Miss Makeover

Miss Makeover Book Launch

Claire Betita De Guzman, an Ilongga author who is behind the bestselling No Boyfriend Since Birth, launched her new book, Miss Makeover, last December 2, 2017 at Book Latte Megaworld.

The launching was well attended by Claire’s family and friends. Everyone enjoyed interesting stories. fun games and exciting raffles and giveaways.

About Claire:

Claire Betita De Guzman is an Ilongga author who pursued excellence in journalism. She earned her degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines. She has also taken up writing courses from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. She is a former magazine editor at Cosmopolitan Philippines, Preview, and Harper’s Bazaar Singapore, and lifestyle reporter for the broadsheet TODAY.

Now, she enjoys writing novels, short stories and a dip of poetry. She is the author of chick-lit novel No Boyfriend Since Birth, published by Summit Books, which was adapted into a TV series in the Philippines. Also, she authored other books like Girl Meets World, also by Summit Books, and Budget is the New Black, by Marshall Cavendish in Singapore. Her latest novel, Miss Makeover, was actually released this year.

Book Latte was filled with laughter and smiles. To make the occasion more alive, delectable food was served. We had club sandwiches, waffles, cream horns and fish fillet; all paired with sparkling juices.

Miss Makeover

Miss Makeover

Miss Makeover

Miss Makeover

About Miss Makeover:

“When beauty writer and makeup maven Mara Francisco gets a grand makeover, she also got hunky, handsome Markus. It’s about time: it’s been five years since Mara’s had a boyfriend. But has Markus really fallen for her – or the new, made-up Mara? Just as things go awry, work takes Mara to a far-flung town in the Philippines for a no-frills, back to basics program called the Real Beauty Boot Camp. The boot camp’s main rule? Absolutely no makeup during the six-day workshop!”

Miss Makeover

“But it’s been years since Mara has gone out without her ‘face’. And she needs to be filmed for her magazine’s vlog – by her cheeky but irresistibly charming colleague, Jack. Was it fate that she bumps into Joel, and old, intense high school crush she discovers she hasn’t really gotten over yet? And why is she drawn to the aloof and unavailable town local, Victor?”

“Follow Mara’s adventures from the jungles of Bali to the beaches of the Philippines, amidst makeup mishaps, island escapades, and social media slip-ups in her search for answers… and true love.”

Along with the whole program, many of us enjoyed some moments at the photo booth.

Miss Makeover

It was a fun-filled day with Claire Betita De Guzman as she launched her new book, Miss Makeover. For any inquiries about her book, you can connect with her on her social media accounts, @clairebetita or visit her on the web

We hope to have you again in Book Latte, Ms Claire! Book Latte sends our warmest congratulations to you!

Photo credits: Nile on Weekends



Art Gallery: Cacher By Al at Book Latte Alternative Art Space

Continuing being a revolutionary coffee shop perfectly complemented with a library and an art galleryBook Latte Alternative Art Space“, another set of artworks are available in the art gallery opened last November 19, 2017. Artworks by Al Restar has some unique edges depicting the contrast of personal experiences.

Cacher is the second set of artworks in Book Latte. It opened last November 19, 2017, attended by family and friends of the artist, Al.

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Self-taught watercolor artist, Al Restar has been very fascinated by contrast – the yin and the yang, light, and darkness, yes and no and usually sees the world as binary. He spends a portion of his time working on his watercolor portraits, writing legislation for his town, graphic arts projects and sleeping. He was mentored by the Aklanon PWD Artist, Ricky Molo when he was a kid and is inspired by the works of Agnes Cecile, Banksy, Tomasz Mro, Kazel, and Kingsloop.

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Cacher, a french word that means to cover or to obscure, is the artist’s first solo show that features his works that depict two phases of his life: tension and release. The collection is composed of the artist’s recent watercolor works inspired by the japanese origami to relay the message it intends. It is further centered to two of the artist’s self portraits.

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When asked about his inspiration on this art gallery, he answered “the works aims to discuss the journey of people from being boxed up by social construct to their release to be their own selves. The collection tackles different social inequalities as experienced by the artist as it invokes a catatonic feeling and an eventual relief one gets from release.

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The opening night was well supported by Book Latte together with Ms. Estorque, Sasha Cabais and Nile on Weekends.

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This event and this art gallery was enjoyed not only through our eyes, but definitely with our taste buds as we enjoy Book Latte’s signature menus; Waffles (with blueberries/strawberries and maple syrup), Grand Nachos and the famous Alcoholic Coffees!

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So, come and visit this ever innovating library cafe in the city, Book Latte, at the Festive Walk Parade, Megaworld! The exhibit in the art gallery will run til December 14, 2017! Enjoy your cup of coffee, a pair of waffles, rice meal as you behold these magnificent art pieces!


Book Latte Alternative Art Space + The Dreamer’s Design

Book Latte launched its art gallery “Book Latte Alternative Art Space” with its first art exhibit “The Dreamer’s Design” by Sasha Cabais last October 1, 2017 at The Festive Walk Parade, Megaworld, Iloilo Business Park, Mandurriao, Iloilo City.

Book Latte Alternative Art Space

Book Latte is becoming known as a revolutionary coffee shop in Iloilo City perfectly complemented with a library and a great coffee experience! On top of that, it is now an Art Gallery for our local artists. As an advocate of peace through art appreciation, Book Latte Alternative Art Space is opened this month to host and support Ilonggo art on their exhibits.

Book Latte Alternative Art Space

The grand opening was well attended and supported by the family, friends, and acquaintances of the artist. There were around 30 or more people who filled the gallery with greetings and appreciation. There were also some friends from Hubon Ilonggo.

Book Latte Alternative Art Space

Book Latte Alternative Art Space is themed to hold art exhibit promoting women empowerment and our very own women artists. Our first artist, Sasha Cabais, is “a self-taught artist and graphic designer. Inspired by the artworks in the gallery her father works in, Sasha started drawing and doing arts and crafts at a young age. Her artworks usually focus on portraits and fantasy-related art with mediums like acrylic, colored pencils, watercolors, and ink.”

Book Latte Alternative Art Space

When asked about the artist’s inspiration for the exhibit, here’s what she’ll share with you.

Book Latte Alternative Art Space

“Have you ever noticed how much the ocean and space are so alike? They are both huge and you can float around. They both are scary, but yet so beautiful.  I sometimes imagine that when you dive deeper through the Marianas Trench, you’ll end up floating in space. I also imagined that jellyfishes are bright comets and that whales are asteroids floating around. That’s when I decided to create a world of my own. That’s what The Dreamer’s Design is all about.”

Book Latte Alternative Art Space

The whole event was complemented with some cheerful chats while enjoying Book Latte’s signature food and coffee. Strawberry and blueberry flavored waffles, nachos, and alcoholic coffee were served to everyone.

Book Latte Alternative Art Space

Book Latte Alternative Art Space

The Dreamer’s Design will run til November 15, 2017 at Book Latte Megaworld! Now, opens 24 hours! The following are more photos during the event. For the details of the artworks in the exhibit, check out our gallery. Photo credits to  ATMOS.PH.

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Book Latte 99-ers

Delightful Dine on Book Latte 99-ers

Book Latte has been a haven of different food experiences to Ilonggos. And this month, Iloilo’s first café library, we will all start enjoying another level of gastronomic twists on Book Latte 99-ers; ninety-nine pesos worth of affordable yet classic and tasteful meals.  With a reasonable price, each plate will have an exciting and luscious combination of food. So here we go!

Book Latte 99-ers #1: Bacon Sandwich and Mushroom Soup

Book Latte 99-ers Bacon Sandwich and Mushroom Soup

Book Latte 99-ers #2: Cordon Bleu with Rice and Mushroom Soup

Book Latte 99-ers Cordon Bleu with Rice and Mushroom Soup

Book Latte 99-ers #3: Garlic and Soy Glazed Fish Fillet and Pancit Molo

Book Latte 99-ers Garlic and Soy Glazed Fish Fillet and Pancit Molo

Book Latte 99-ers #4: Waffle, Chicken and Salad with Mushroom Soup

Book Latte 99-ers Waffle, Chicken and Salad with Mushroom Soup

At Book Latte, we continue to deliver scrumptious and delectable dishes. You can enjoy these plates from 7AM to 10AM daily at Book Latte Megaworld located at the Festive Walk Parade, Iloilo Business Park. Also, you can pair these meals with your choice of coffee flavors and concoctions. We also have our trending alcoholic coffees in the house available both for hot and cold serving.

To show you that we are ready to serve you another set of classic tastes, you can visit Luscious Iloilo as we just showed the sneak peek. Make sure to take a visit for a delightful experience. Book Latte Megaworld is soon to serve 24 hours, so keep posted for a new serving schedule on 99-ers affordable meals!

Book Latte Megaworld Grand Opening

Book Latte Megaworld Marks Its Official Grand Opening

Store blessing and ribbon cutting emphasized the official grand opening of the new branch of Book Latte last June 16, 2017, at Festive Walk Parade, Megaworld Iloilo.

Iloilo City’s first café library, Book Latte, held the grand opening of its newest branch. It initially had its soft opening since December of last year while the menu, facilities, and the branch logo were being finalized to grant its costumers a finer book and food experience.

The grand opening is marked with the blessing of the branch led by Fr. Roger Palmos. While the ribbon cutting was done with the store owner, Ms. Cristina Estorque, assisted by Exec. Asst. Rodel Fullon and Noel Panaguiton who represented Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog and Congressman Jerry Treñas respectively.

Book Latte Megaworld Grand Opening

Book Latte with its newest branch located at Festive Walk Parade, Megaworld Iloilo, is now up to serve more Ilonggos with great books and delicious food!


Book Latte Congratulates Team Mahalo in Sicogon Outreach Program

May 20th this year highlights another impactful outreach program of Team Mahalo in Sicogon, Iloilo together with some friends from Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Family Planning Organization of the Philippines, His Life Church Bacolod and from other professional fields who passionately wrought in bringing school supplies to 198 children of Alipata Elementary School and basic medicines to the elders.


Book Latte, with our mission to move people into peace and community development, extends its support to Team Mahalo in their endeavors. We came to know this team from our blogger, Nile on Weekends, who invited us to be one of their sponsors on their outreach program last December 2016 in Concepcion, Iloilo. From there, we pledged to give any support we can to this team as they reach more young souls out there.


Summer this year, they were on the road to reach more kids in Sicogon. Around 8AM, the team arrived in Alipata Elementary School. The program started with a prayer and some words of inspiration from team’s representative and the school principal. Then, they had a couple of worship songs with the kids and their parents.



After which, the kids were grouped by grade level and small group leaders from the team were assigned to each group for a short discussion about Jesus and His eternal gift for humanity. Amazingly, the kids were very attentive and responsive.



After a very productive discussion with the kids, more fun exploded as everyone enjoyed the games. They had sack race, relay and paper dance. You can really see how the kids enjoy even with the scorching heat of the sun. Their smile kept the whole team together throughout the outreach program.



After some energizing games, the team started giving school supplies to these kids. The kit contained notebooks, pad papers, pencils/pens, eraser, sharpener, crayons, brown envelope and ruler. Some also received extra gifts in variety like a teddy bear, Yakult, and a pair of slippers.


Simultaneously with the outreach program, the team also had a mini medical mission to attend the health of the elders in the community. They had health professionals and boxes of basic medications.


Book Latte is in great joy to be part of this wonderful and passionate team, Team Mahalo, who showed us that God really loves the little children. We want to congratulate the team for another mark of legacy to these children. To another outreach program together with your sponsors, we will be there behind your back in support and in prayers. Keep the fire burning for these children!

*Photo credits: Nile on Weekends and Team Mahalo


WOFEX – Country’s Biggest Food Show Comes To Iloilo

World Food Expo (WOFEX) brought the country’s biggest and most prestigious food show to Iloilo City last February 23 – 25, 2017 at Iloilo Convention Center participated by local and foreign businesses and consumers.

Iloilo is rising on the horizon of businesses in Western Visayas. With the progressive development, its rapid growth in its economy shifted the attention of the country and the world. More hotels, resorts, and restaurants have opened up as local and foreign tourists flock the city and province.

The challenge in the city is creating sustainable tourism industry worthy of international interest. As a response to the challenge, WOFEX aims to plow the ground for global exposure and new markets, trends and techniques to support business investors and owners.

The whole event includes training programs on Catering, Baking and Pastries, Restaurant, and Digital Marketing for Real Estate and HoReCa, Hospitality, Food and Beverage and Tourism Industries. The three-day event is packed with training sessions with hands-on and a large food expo. For the schedule and topics in the training sessions, see the event flyer below. Book Latte is honored to take part in this event.


Book Latte is Iloilo’s first library café. It was recognized as the Best Concept Café during the 10th and 11th National Product Quality Excellence Awards. It supports local book clubs, writers, arts and artists. It is also the forerunner of book swap tradition in the city starting last December 2016. More than anything else, it is an avenue where good books, delicious food, flavorful coffee, remarkable art pieces and great minds meet.

 Book Latte is honored and grateful to fully open a new library café in Festive Walk Parade, Iloilo Business Park, Megaworld, Mandurriao, Iloilo City and serve more Ilonggos and visiting tourists. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram (booklatteiloilo) for the official announcement of our grand opening. More milestones are coming up to our very own library café.

Iloilo is indeed fronting more business and tourism opportunities more than ever. WOFEX stretches the city with trainings and expo to advance through this event joined by the country’s businessmen, investors and consumers. Below are some of the photos during the event – photo credits to Iloilo Convention Center.



Book Latte Goes Online With Huge Savings

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Book Latte is spreading good vibes online with great deals plus huge savings with, the city’s first and biggest shopping website. What can we say? Ilonggos are now up to a more convenient and gratifying offers with the rapid evolution of technology in the business world. So here we go![/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image="404" img_size="large"][vc_column_text]Together with Unlideals, Book Latte is offering their best treats to Ilonggos with amazing discounts. Time to choose a menu is not gracious? Well, dig into your laptop and android phones and go online. Find our best deals to lessen your hassles as you choose to enjoy at our place.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

For rice bucket people…

Rice meal packages good for your family or friends are way to go! Get your loved ones at our lounge and spend a worthwhile moment with us. Reunite, reconnect and rejoice with these packages.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner css=".vc_custom_1480216315597{padding-top: 30px !important;padding-bottom: 30px !important;}"][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="422" img_size="large"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text]

Book Latte Rice Meal Package, Good For 4 Persons For Only P224 Per Person

Before: Php 1,275.71
NOW: Php 893.00

Choose Four (4) From The Following:
– Buttered Chicken
– Corned Beed Hash
– Fiery Chicken And Pork Adobo
– Fish Fillet
– Bistek Rice

Four (4) Frozen Iced Tea
Four (4) Cheese Cake Or Waffle With Toppings[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text]

Book Latte Rice Meal Package, Good For 6 Persons For Only P268 Per Person

Before: Php 2,140.00
NOW: Php 1,605.00

Six (6) Backribs Or Salpicao
Six (6) Frozen Iced Tea
Two (2) Cheese Cake W/ Toppings
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For past timers at the lounge…

Take a look at these deals as your best shot! All round snacks with drinks or frappe to make your past time memorable with us. Talk, laugh and enjoy with these packages![/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner css=".vc_custom_1480216341275{padding-top: 30px !important;padding-bottom: 30px !important;}"][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="407" img_size="large"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text]

Frozen Iced Tea Meal Package At Book Latte, Good For 4 Persons, For Only P110 per Person

Before: Php 594.00
NOW: Php 440.00

Chilli Wings Basket
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Pastime Meal Package, Good For 4 Persons At Book Latte For Only P175 Per Person

Before: Php 933.33
NOW: Php 700.00

4 Glasses Of Lime Soda Or Tea Chillers
2 Cheese Cake
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Frappe Or Thick Shake Package At Book Latte, Good For 6 Persons, For Only P168 per Person

Before: Php 1,440.00
NOW: Php 1,008.00

Six (6) Frappe Or Thick Shake
Six (6) Waffle Or French Toast[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text]

Frozen Iced Tea Meal Package At Book Latte, Good For 10 Persons, For Only P130 per Person

Before: Php 1,860.00
NOW: Php 1,302.00

Two (2) Nachos
Two (2) Fries
Two (2) French Toast
Ten (10) Frozen Iced Tea

Choose Two (2) From the Following:
– Chicken Sandwich
– Tuna Melt
– Bacon Coleslaw and Tomato
– Ham & Egg W/ Cheese[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="424" img_size="large"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Yes, I know you well! Cravings are shivering down your throat. So how can you avail these mouth-watering deals with discounts?  Go to these exclusive offers at Unlideals:

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Best Concept Cafe

Book Latte is right now being awarded as the Best Concept Cafe in the 11th National Product Excellence Awards Night in Crowne Plaza Hotel, Manila. We thank you dear friends and customers!