I had a discovery last Saturday. Aside from mom friends, my boys read pala my blog.
My Big Bunso asked so much about The Nook Cafe. When I questioned him where he learned about the place, he told me he read about it in my blog post. My first visit to the cafe was last October with my best buddy Smash.
My Big Bunso was so curious he kept on asking about the food and the Harry Potter paraphernalia I have seen and touched. He even asked how the butterbeer tasted and if there were chocolate frogs available.
By 6 pm, after the three boys had mentioned they were done with school works, I told them to dress up. We will have our dinner somewhere. On our way to Maginhawa St., the boys kept on asking us where are we heading. I told them in an a matter-of-fact tone that we will be trying The Nook Cafe. And once more, their seemingly endless amount of energy filled the car.
We reached the place at 7:15 pm. As usual, the cafe was jam-packed, and we waited for about 20 minutes to get seats. Once inside, they could not conceal their excitement from my prying eyes. They fitted some of the Hogwarts robes, read some HP books, chanted some spells, and recalled the movie scene of Hermione with her Time Turner. They were just so thrilled about almost everything inside. They talked animatedly. They ate enthusiastically. Their eyes were all enlivened with everything Harry Potter around them.
I, too, was happy.
We tried all the food. As for the drinks, my three boys all wanted to have a taste of their first butterbeer.
While the boys were all too busy chatting, playing, and eating all at the same time, their mama was preoccupied with the little munchkin.
And after a few singing and dancing in between bites, thank God the handsome prince finally decided to sleep.
If only I could drive, I would love to stay a little longer. The boys were enjoying everything — too hard to break their heart in telling we need to leave in 20 minutes. Queen Mother (how I address my mother without her knowing it) has some difficulty driving at night, so we need to exit the place by 9:00 pm.
On our way home, the boys requested that we return at The Nook anytime soon. I reassured them that we will visit Maginhawa Street some time again, but will look for a new restaurant to try. I explained that dining out is more exciting if spent with loved ones AND IN NEW PLACES. Then I ended our conversation with a nice quote I once read —
Try new things, do new things, find new ways of doing things… It’s a beautiful way of learning.
Ohhh! I will bring my kids here or maybe just my eldest and I. We’re big fans of Harry Potter and I want to try the Butterbeer!
Your kids will surely enjoy especially your eldest. The butterbeer is a must try. It’s kinda sweet so if you’re not into it, just opt for the small or regular size.
This is a great place to try with my kids, who are all Harry Potter fanatics. Thanks for sharing!
Haha. Hope you be able to visit the place. Tip from the food attendant, Tuesday and Wednesday nights are the best as less crowd as against Friday-Sunday nights.
This is a good place to bring my son for our “date”, thanks for sharing!
Yes, surely your boy would be delighted.
Nice place and I like how you bond with your boys. I’m a fan of Harry Potter too. I should visit this someday.
Yes, visit it and surely you will enjoy, too.
I also want to try that place ha ha. I’m a fan of Harry Potter and delicious food, i will surely enjoy the place. 🙂
Surely you will. 🙂
This is really a great place for family bonding, I would love to visit this. Parang ang sarap-sarap ng pesto pasta.
Yes, the pesto pasta is masarap. On our first visit though, the pesto is kinda matapang. Ngayon, it’s masarap Na. Ihihi.
Not a fan of Harry Potter but their food looks yummy! And I love your nursing cover. 🙂
Yes, the food is pasado sa mga boys. And thanks, the little munchkin loves that nursing cape too.
I might be one of the few people in Metro Manila who hasn’t been to Maginhawa St. I hope we’ll be able to go this yea! hahah…We’ll definitely check out The Nook Cafe.
Don’t dare go on a weekend night if you want to be seated agad. But the wait is fast naman, about 15-20 minutes depending on the number of customers.
Wow its a great place to bond with your boys. I also have one boy so I will definitely check this out! 🙂
Yes, do check the place out. It’s a great place esp if you’re a Harry Potter fan.
My daughter is asking us to go to Maginhawa street, will definitely try that place sometimes.
Yes, try it and surely you will both enjoy. Also try the snacks and ladder if you two are into board games.
The Nook! One of those memorable places for me in Maginhawa because of your last bday.
I haven’t gone back. Not same without you and your boys. Hahaha
Hahaha. May bago sila. Ung overload. 6inch hotdog with lots of potato fries on top. Sarap. Kaso nakakapagod kainin. Un inorder Ko for Momi. Naubos Nya. Na gutom siguro sa pagdrive. Ehehe
Looks like a great place! I’ll bring my eldest there since I’m sure, she’ll have fun 🙂
Surely you will enjoy when you get there. 🙂
Overload sandwich omg! Di makatarungan yan para sa waistline ko!
Hahahah. Buti Di NATIN to naabutan. Hahaha