I knew of Bubba Lab when I learned that one of my readers, Eileen, was performing here. I attempted to go during one of her gigs but failed because of my responsibilities at work. Anyway, last November, I had the chance to go here and even brought one of my favorite books, Beginner’s Guide: Love and Other Chemical Reactions by Six de los Reyes (chemistry and romance).
How to Go to Bubba Lab
We went via Grab, as there are no jeepneys going to C&P Circle Mall. However, according to sakay.ph, you can ride a Montalban jeep, just cross the overpass near Tropical and Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall. Get off at Aquilina St. and E. Santos intersection (nearest landmark would be Kanto Freestyle), and then ride another jeepney with a Cubao-Silangan label going to Gen. Ordonez avenue (drop off at Jollibee). There are tricycles going Liwasang Kalayaan (just tell them you need to be as nearest as possible to C&P Circle Mall).
Place and Ambience
If you’re into chemistry, coffee, and tea, I’m sure you’ll love Bubba Lab. They have science-related furniture—from hexagonal shelves inspired by chemical structure diagrams to periodic table–inspired menus. In case you’re looking for a venue with sockets in Marikina so you can finish your research project, Bubba Lab also got you covered.
What to Eat in Bubba Lab
I found it amazing that their tri-potato medley (Php 210) is served in iron stands, which are actually used to hold laboratory apparatuses. On the other hand, their Bubbatella milk tea (Php 100 for medium) came with a paper cup designed with measurements. I hope, however, that they’ll consider using glass containers for all their drinks and bamboo straws instead. (I’m not sure which beverages are placed in beakers though.) Check their menu here.