Friday, December 12, 2014


Four years ago, I wrote about the UP Beach House.

Around June of this year,  news spread that the UP Diliman admin was about to close down the iconic open-area student cafeteria. On Facebook, the page "HUWAG ISARA ang BEACH HOUSE naming MAHAL" cropped up.  On July 9, Rappler reports that it was officially non-operational. But the great news is that it re-opened on August 4, 2014 in a new location at Ocampo Street corner C.P. Garcia avenue, still within the UP vicinity.

When I went there a few weeks back, I ordered the usual- 3 sticks of Pork barbecue, rice and a side dish of Monggo soup. 
Nothing's changed, except that it was a quieter lunchtime. There was no queue and there were available tables. The food server I spoke to said that they had gotten less customers since transferring to the new site. It's a sad thing if the new generation of UP Students would miss out on the  communal dining experience at the Beach House

I do hope that more Iskolar ng Bayan would come and make Beach House a dining destination within the University again.

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