QC eats: This juice bar wants you to help Mother Earth

Barbie Salvador-Muhlach

Posted at Jul 17 2019 05:34 PM

Hillside Café is located along Mother Ignacia Avenue, Quezon City. Photo provided by author

MANILA, Philippines - If you’re keen on helping Mother Earth and nourishing your body, this juice bar is for you. 

Healthy foodies and environmentalists are the kind of crowd that troops to Hillside Café along Mother Ignacia Avenue, Quezon City. It is a quiet place that loudly pushes for all things healthy and sustainable. 

Some of the things on their menu include seafood pasta in squid ink, raw zucchini pesto pasta, salmon sandwich, cilantro brown rice taco and vegan cakes. It also has an impressive range of drinks like cold pressed juice, detox vegetable fruit shakes and organic coffee. 

A pasta dish at Hillside Café. Photo provided by author

It is no secret their offerings aim to take care of your physical body but it aims to feed your mind as well. A special nook is dedicated for books and magazines that are free for guests to enjoy during their stay. 

I should mention a gardening center is right next to it which doubles as a mini park. It boasts of greens for city dwellers to relish or even purchase to take home. 

There's also a retail corner selling earth-friendly products.

From its choice of location and interiors to its product offerings, it is not difficult to see that it is all part of one holistic branding -- especially if you take notice of a little corner in the cafe which is dedicated to sustainable hygiene care products. On display for sale are shampoo bars, wooden toothbrush and reusable canvas bags. 

There is also a refilling station for liquid soaps and shampoos where one can easily source their earth-friendly toiletries.