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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Places to Have Great Breakfast in Iloilo - Cafes and Restaurants

Cafes and Restaurants - Breakfast Meals in Iloilo

Constantly being on the lookout for great restaurants and cafes in Iloilo to have breakfast, our feet led us to Chika-an in Iloilo (located at Robinson's Place). They serve daily traditional Filipino breakfast meals such as Topsilog, Beefsilog, Longsilog and the likes. 

Chika-an Restaurant in Robinson's Place Iloilo (photo source)

They also serve unlimited brewed coffee for Php45 and their wifi is surprisingly good for such a well trafficked place. 

I also really enjoyed their buttered shrimps, puso ng saging while boyfie enjoyed their grilled blue marlin. 

Don't be daunted by the fact that the place is constantly full. Their helpful staff will immediately usher you to their available tables as soon as you enter the place. I also love that their staff are dressed in traditional Filipino clothing like Filipiniana. 

Monday, December 1, 2014

Langford's Place Cafe in Iloilo

I've been hearing a lot of great reviews about Langford's Place (located at B.S. Aquino Avenue, Mandurriao, Iloilo City, Iloilo, near Philippine Airlines Office in Mandurriao - or near SM City Iloilo). The place has a homey ambiance and the first visit to the place proved to be a great experience. There were a little bit of inconsistencies during the consecutive visits, but the crew have been open to our feedback and they tried to be consistent when we visited next.

The foods are reasonably priced and tasted quite nice as well. Favorites have been the peach mango crepes and ham and cheese omelette! (sorry Dova, your omelette is definitely topnotch, but Langford's quite a good one as well)

Ham and Cheese Omelette in Langford's Place at Php 100

Brunch Meal at Langford's: Bacon Pancake at Php 100

Langford's Place
Address: B.S. Aquino Avenue, Mandurriao, Iloilo City, Iloilo
Phone:(033) 396 2138

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Review: L'Aurora Restaurant and Cafe in Iloilo

L'Aurora Restaurant and Cafe: Cosy Place to Dine in Iloilo

In our quest for great cafes in Iloilo with wifis, we've found L'Aurora Restaurant and Cafe located at Door 3, Rosario Building, Maria Clara Avenue, Aurora Subdivision (a few minutes away from San Agustin, right next to Han Cook Korean Restaurant).

The place has quirky and simple interior, no fancy decorations whatsoever. We've ordered Potato Wedges, Marinara w/ Meatballs, Pasta with Tuna Mushroom and Crispy Pork Belly (with rice) and Blue Raspberry Lemonade. 

I really enjoyed the potato wedges and the crispy pork belly has the right amount of crispyness to it and absolutely love the mixture of onions, garlic and soy sauce in its dip. You may find their full menu here

Marina with Meat Balls at L'Aurora Restaurant and Cafe

Pasta with Tuna and Mushroom 

Door 3, Rosario Building, Maria Clara Avenue, Aurora Subdivision
Iloilo City, Philippines
Business Hours: 9:00 am to 9:00pm
Telephone: (033) 503 3887

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Cafes and Restaurants with Great Food and Free Wifi in Iloilo

Whether you want some good coffee or simply want to mix pleasure with work, finding a great cafe with decent internet / free WIFI connection here in Iloilo is quite a challenge. For the past 3 months, me and my boyfriend have scoured almost every deli, cafe and restaurants here in Iloilo in quest for great food and decent internet connection.

Below are some of our favorites, and we'd love some heads up for any cafes we might have missed! Feel free to share them in the comments section:

1. DoVa Brunch Cafe

Best pancakes, herb roasted chicken and ham and cheese omellete. To say that they have the best all-time food (though they brand themselves as Brunch Cafe) would be an understatement. Their staff were trained to always be alert and quick in responding whenever they see you need some assistance whether it be a new fork, extra tables or service water.

Food: 4.5 out of 5
Wifi: 3 out of 5

Location: Dova Brunch Cafe is located at Huervana Street Extension (near Plaza Lagoon). 
Opens from 9am to 9pm. 

Budget: Php 200-1000 / dish

2. Uncle Tom's at Diversion Road

First you'll be attracted to the swinging chairs and bean bags but after that you'll definitely stick around for the absolutely great service and their chicken dishes. 

Food: 3 out of 5
Wifi: 2.5 out of 5

Budget: starting 300 / dish

3. Buon Gelato

Wonderful selection of desserts from gelato, banana split and espresso. 

Food: 2 out of 5
Wifi: 3.5 out of 5

4. Cilantro

Love their pad thai and spring rolls!

Food: 3.5 out of 5
 Wifi: 4 out of 5

5. Happy Kitchen

Food: 4 out of 5
Wifi: 5 out of 5

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Spa Riviera: Indisputably The Best Spa Center in Iloilo

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Spa Riviera: Still the Best Massage Center in Iloilo

With the advent of new massage centers in Iloilo, I thought that Spa Riviera will be replaced in my heart as my top most favorite. I've tried them all - Nuat Thai, Salog, Spa Circle at Injap Tower , Remnant Institute of Alternative Medicine and many others but nothing beats Spa Riviera when it comes to great service and precise massage. 

Last night, me and boyfie had our spa date at Spa Circle. Since they gave us wonderful service during out sauna last week, we were to excited and decided to have our spa date there twice a week. After having our dinner at Bistro Carcosa, we immediately caught a cab to Injap Tower and arrived 10 minutes before our appointment which was 7:00 pm. Stella, the receptionist, immediately recognized us and requested us to wait as their massage rooms were still occupied. After the wait, we were then courteously escorted to Massage Room 5 to change in our sauna gowns. After 15 minutes, we were then escorted to a couple room where we had our mixed Swedish and Shiatsu Massage. 

My masseuse, Christie, was polite and I immediately told her I would want a moderate pressure. Thinking it would be similar to the kind of massage they give in Remnant (since I was informed they were trained there), I was really disappointed with the first few parts as I could not feel anything at all. Since Christie has difficulty hearing, I didn't bother and ask her to make the pressure intensity into Hard so I could feel the massage.

It reminded me as to how I would always get consistently great experience and precise massage at Spa Riviera. Since I don't usually sleep whenever I have massages, I always get surprised and delighted as to how accurate and precise their massages were. I've had many massages in my life  - in Davao, Cebu, Singapore, Indonesia and many other places but two of my most favorites are from the Philippines - Spa Riviera and Pacific Spa in Davao