Chapters Book Cafe in Dipolog

The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince) is the most famous work of the French writer and poet Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Many people have been touched by this beloved classic, which while written as a children’s book, speaks volumes about life and relationships.

03. chapters book cafe dipolog the little prince mural

So stumbling into a Little Prince-themed cafe was an unexpected surprise during a trip to Dipolog, Zamboanga del Norte.

02. chapters book cafe dipolog the little prince cake

Chapters Book Cafe, located along Sunset Boulevard, has the same childlike dreamy quality of the book.

01. chapters book cafe dipolog mural04. chapters book cafe dipolog the little prince bike

Bright cheerful interiors and lots of whimsical details decorate the space. Hardbound books hang next to lamps from the ceiling, while artwork and famous lines from the book are scrawled on the walls and tables.

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

05. chapters book cafe dipolog books ceiling

“What makes the desert beautiful,” says the Little Prince, “is that somewhere it hides a well.”

06. chapters book cafe dipolog the little prince quote

“You become responsible forever for what you have tamed.”

07. chapters book cafe dipolog the little prince table

Towards the back of the space is a small nook where they sell craft supplies including wrapping paper books, washi tape, notebooks and various other items. I loved how they customized the doors leading to the bathroom and kitchen area with colorful panels.

05. chapters book cafe dipolog the little prince table door

The cafe also seems to have a recurring theme of tea time. I really liked the graphic mismatched prints of the sofa cushions and pillows and the quirky seats and shelves resembling overturned teacups. There are also a few other inspirational quotes and vintage details around.

08. chapters book cafe dipolog coffee

They serve a selection of pastries and coffee, all beautifully presented. On the menu are Belgian waffles, pizza, authentic Taiwanese milktea, pastries, cupcakes and other refreshments.

10. chapters book cafe dipolog tea time

We ordered coffee, which was served in mason jars, and really beautiful-looking cupcakes. Really, everything is just so pretty you can’t help but gush.

11. chapters book cafe dipolog cupcakes

We heard that the cafe was expanding so we took a peek next door and saw some of the artists in action painting murals on the walls.

12. chapters book cafe dipolog murals

The theme in the extension combines another children’s classic – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll, with murals of different streets around the world. On one spot was an upside-down table on the ceiling and a bunch of painted frames featuring characters and iconic items from Wonderland. Another spot had shelves full of hand-painted plates in pretty patterns.

13. chapters book cafe dipolog extension

We were told that the owners put up the place because they wanted to promote reading especially to children, who are no longer familiar with the classics.

14. chapters book cafe dipolog alice in wonderland

Everything was still in the works, but most of the other walls resembled pages out of someone’s travel scrapbook.  I can imagine when the place is finished that guests will feel like they can literally step into the pages of a book or feel like they’re traveling the world. Really such a beautiful and unique idea. If you’re ever in Dipolog, do check Chapters out.

15. chapters book cafe dipolog facade

  • Chapters Book Cafe, Sunset Boulevard, Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte.
  • Restaurant hours: Monday – Sunday 10:00 am to 11:00 pm
  • Facebook: Chapters A Book Cafe

NOTE: This is how Chapter 2  looks like now. So pretty! I can’t wait to go back. Photo taken from their official Facebook page.

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  4. I travelled to Dipolog just this month. I was amazed when I saw Chapters, really! napa-WOW talaga ako, I love the interiors. I’m a book, coffee and tea lover, kaya sobrang nanghihinayang akong wala nito dito sa Manila. I promise to visit this place again to enjoy my tea and coffee cup here again. Thanks to the geniuses! Cheers to your business, more customers to come.

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