There are three things that can sum up a memorable food experience: Food, setting and service. Marikina’s Hippie Tipi did just that, twisting the typical “fine dining Italian restaurant” ideal and turning it into a more trendy hangout spot for the youth. Hippie Tipi serves mouthwatering pizza and lasagna in the most comfortable setting. Think teepee huts complete with fluffy pillows and wooden tables.
Hippie Tipi was actually a three-year business plan by UST students, now that it’s full-blown, many come not just for the scrumptious meal but for the Instagram worthy shots. The cafe has an on-going black and white theme with a pinch of navy blue. The attention to detail makes the experience all the more worthwhile, complete with outdoor fairy lights and bright pink feather headdresses, it’s certainly a destination rather than a pit-stop.