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S.O.U.L. (Spice of Urban Life) Cafe

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McArthur Highway, Luzon 2506, Philippines
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

My friend and I dropped by S.O.U.L. Cafe for a very late lunch on our way back to Manila. We ordered the grilled rib-eye and an iced tea. Though the meat was a bit thin, the marinade was delicious! And it was cooked perfectly.

Thank Denise S
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Dad and his classmates had been here several times and according to him, it was not my first time either, but it never made me an impact like it did during our recent visit. We were supposed to go to that eatery nearby, but mom did not like the atmosphere. So we went back a few steps and went inside... More 

Thank Lara Nicca M
Baguio, Philippines
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

The location is perfect to fill you up before your long trip. Offers a great variety of food. Food was better before. Kind of disappointing this time. The steak came out tough despite being cooked at medium rare. The pesto pasta served came with crab sticks mixed in it. What happened? This is used to be a great place to... More 

Thank Vjpimentel
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

This quaint cafe and restaurant is very close to our place so whenever my fiance and I are craving gourmet food, we run right ahead to SOUL. Service is amazing although sometimes the food can be dry. Still reallybgreat overall!

Thank angela beatriz d
Makati, Philippines
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Dropped by here with friends to have coffee as we were still full from a late lunch in Baguio. It took 20 minutes to have our coffee but it was well worth it. It was smooth and satisfying so much so that I forgive the cafe for serving rather hard (old?) oatmeal bars.

Thank Oggie R
Quezon City
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182 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

Try the delicious smoked bangus breakfast with native rich hot chocolate! I enjoyed this breakfast after going down from Baguio. I asked for a special order of poached egg but the waitress instead gave me a soft boiled egg. You can also buy native delicacies. I was happy with what I bought (lemon grass concentrate, etc.) except that the garlic... More 

Thank Malou B
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

we were very happy with our food it is a nice place to eat i had a very good time with my wife its a great little place

Thank Sam G
Balanga City, Philippines
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168 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

We tried this for lunch on our way to San Juan, since we didn't want to to eat fast food. The food was surprisingly good and the place nice, with native designs and a good view of the forrest. They also sell some interesting stuff like Macopa jam and pomelo marmalade, sukang Iloko and flavored chichacorn. But the cold coffee... More 

Thank Lenglu
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

We were 7 going down from work in Baguio and we had to stop for lunch. We were told that this restaurant had good Filipino food, hole in the wall type of place.. OMG!!! Great food!! This is the typical good Pinoy food. I read some reviews and it's sad because they go to a Pinoy Resto and order omelette...... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015

A convenient place to have lunch if you tend to leave Baguio city after 1-2 pm. Soon as you leave Kennon road, it's to the left, just before the Shell station. They serve traditional Filipino food. Even though breakfast menu is only till 10am, ask the servers for their Longganisa dishes. They specialize in garlic Longganisa ( local sausage) among... More 

Thank Jose M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Philippine, Cafe, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: McArthur Highway, Luzon 2506, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Luzon  >  Ilocos Region  >  La Union Province
  • Phone Number: 0727120852

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?