My favorite place in Maginhawa is definitely The Coffee Way, which just came back from a 6-month hiatus due to some incident. TCW offers good, healthy, and pretty unique food such as Kimchi Chicken, Pesto Chicken Fingers, and Ground Chicken for 95PHP. This includes 2 cups of rice for those who love heavy dinners like me.
You can also enjoy their bubble drinks for 45 pesos (small), and 55 pesos (large). I think this is a lot cheaper than other stores! They also have a pitcher of Iced Tea (75pesos) which is good for sharing.
After eating, you can hangout and play some casual games such as Monopoly, UNO, chess, Word Factory, etc. or just surf the internet. Don't worry because you'll never have to run out of battery since charging is for free.
It may not be the most spacious place...BUT WAIT! It is! With the 2nd Floor (formerly The Blue Room, a studio) now open for customers, Coffee Way is more and more accessible to students, and even young professionals who want to hangout during dinner time.
Just wait a bit for the food! Anyway, you have the games, and the books to provide you some entertainment while you wait. Try this place but don't take my spot! (jk!)