Mama Chit’s Coffee House
J.P. Rizal Street, San Roque,
Being the foodie that I am, I decided to coerce (hehe) my friend to accompany me to Mama Chit’s -another recent discovery in Marikina. It’s suppose to be a coffee house but it looks more of a diner to me with it’s 70s-inspired interior. From the table cloths, the cashier counter to the numerous memorabilia and collections from past decades -you’d feel like you’re in a scene from the movie “Bagets”.
Mama Chit’s Coffee House is along J.P. Rizal Street in San Roque. It’s right across the Marikina Shoe Museum and very near the Our Lady of the Abandoned Parish Church. It’s a very small diner with a nice little al fresco portion. Inside, there are only a few tables that can probably accommodate around 20 persons.But without a doubt, the place is truly a gem! The walls are decorated with murals of Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe. Photos that date back to the 60s and 70s are displayed all over. I was in awe with the wide collection of memorabilia situated in every nook and cranny of Mama Chit’s. It was the best. 😀
The set-up is very simple and informal. You grab a menu card from the counter, place your order and pay up. This is an ideal go-to place if you want to grab a snack. But for a heavy eater like myself, I wouldn’t recommend this for lunch or dinner just because they don’t serve rice meals. 🙂
Mama Chit’s offer mostlsy burgers and sandwiches, with a few choices of appetizers and pastas. I don’t remember seeing any specialty coffee drinks on the menu, though. Why is it even called a “Coffee House”? Price wise, I would have to say it’s affordable. Burgers and sandwiches range from 60 to 120 pesos. Pasta which is good for two costs around P120.
And the sure-fire hit, Mango Shake! Fine, so it’s not a very unique drink. But I love that for only 50 pesos, I got a ripe mango shake tower. And when I say TOWER, I mean it!
And when you look up the ceiling…
Mama Chit’s Coffee House is open Mondays to Sundays, 10:00 am to 9:00 pm.