(SPOT.ph) Just last week, the news of Purple 7 Café's reopening in their new "mi casa" in Tomas Morato got every PH ARMYs buzzing with excitement. Meet ups were made, schedules were changed and arranged, and outfits have been planned for a visit even for “Just One Day” (or two, because rest assured you'll want to go back). The SPOT team got invited to take a little peek into their bigger, greater home, and boy, would we want to just stay there and bask in all-things BTS forever. So, that being said, ready your purple hearts (and wallets!) for when the cafe opens to the public on May 28.
Here's your first look (of many) of Purple 7 Cafe's new home in Tomas Morato:
ICYMI: The first Purple 7 Café on Congressional Avenue closed down in March this year. Reason for it being: To focus on the construction of this new branch. The OG branch only had one floor and "it was getting harder to accommodate people" according to the owner. But after watching a video about a hot spot on lease from Presello on YouTube, the owner—who is also fond of binge-watching real estate videos—then decided to give the beloved cafe a major, major upgrade. Case in point: The new branch now has four floors.
Okay, let’s head inside.
This is what we meant when we said ready your wallets—because straight off the bat inside Purple 7 Café's new home is Hopebox Ph’s goodies. Stacks of BTS albums and posters, merchandise from our friends BT21: RJ, Shooky, Koya, Mang, Chimmy, Tata, and Cooky, as well as printed shirts, tote bags, and stationery would make you say to yourself—"Deserve ‘ko naman ‘to." (Yes, you totally deserve it) or, the opposite, "Wala akong nakikita," and closing your eyes and making a sign of the cross while going past it (You’ll probably turn around, then go through scenario #1).
“We are bulletproof,” the signage there says. But are we, ARMYs, budol-proof? We'll never know. (Excuse us, it was too good a pun to pass up).
Can we skip to (another) good part?
Going up, it’s almost impossible not to take a picture of every spot and put it on the ‘gram. Purple 7 Café's puts a spotlight on their signages, murals, and artworks dedicated to the boys and their journey covering their every wall. It’s also impossible not to keep your head from humming and bopping to BTS’ discography blasting from their speakers.
The third floor is another “Danger” zone—for your stomachs, at least. You won’t be able to make a pass on their new food offers: One of which includes their “Hobi-approved” Croffles, a.k.a. croissant waffles available in Nutella, Lotus Biscoff, Strawberry, and Blueberry for P145.
On the topmost floor (where you'll probably spend a lot of time taking pictures, RIP to your phone's memory), you’ll get to walk through an arch lit with purple neon lights and filled with polaroids, microphones hanging above (a literal mic drop) to arrive at a space where you can chill with your fellow ARMYs in the cafe’s floor chairs (though there are booths to sit on other floors). There’s also a stage, BTS standees, and a television to watch the group’s music videos and performances. Oh, to be in a space with good food and great company while watching your all-time favorite group.
Overall, Purple 7 Café lives up to its goal — to be a safe haven for ARMY.
Reservations are a must for the café but as of this writing, all slots from May 28 to June 13 have been fully booked. Don't worry though, the café has allotted slots for walk-in customers on a first come first served basis from Tuesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., so be sure to be early on the day of your visit. Pro tip: be sure to follow their socials to know when new slots open up in case you don't want to walk-in.
Purple 7 Café is at One Cedar Wood Place, Tomas Morato Avenue, Quezon City. For more information, visit their carrd.
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