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Jose Karlos

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Tacloban, Leyte Province, Philippines
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

It has a nice, cosy and modern ambiance that clicks well with the newer generation and with a taste for chic. The variety of drinks available to customers are so wide in range, even the hard to please tongues would be satisfied with the options. Its not only their drinks/coffee/lattes that the customer can choose from. If they choose to... More 

Thank Chea C
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

The interiors is so cozy and the coffee acceptable. I'm just disappointed with the cakes and pastries. The sansrival is not sansrival at all. It's so far from what we have here in Manila. The cheesecake is not also good.

Thank TeyHM888
Makati, Philippines
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Dropped by on a recent Sunday afternoon before flying back to Manila and for lack of other local coffee places to visit, the tricycle driver suggested this place. The resto is comfy and nicely-furnished but I guess it stops there. The coffee was tepid (sort of like flavoring plus a tiny bit of coffee), the cakes were just dull and... More 

Thank Oggie R
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104 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This place has great decor, comfortable chairs and a homey feel making it great for a lazy afternoon meet ups. Coffee is ordinary, sometimes a miss but their cakes and food is fairly ok. There is a lot of room for improvement.

Thank princesscat09
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Loved the ambience! I saw an old book on Windows 95 and being a geek it bought back memories of old Windows edition and the crappy GUI. I ordered cappuccino and it was great.

Thank Carla A
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Yummy food and great ambiance! My HR orientation in my first job was held here and the venue serves its purpose. An old traditional house well decorated gives you a sneak peek of the classical glamour of the past.

Thank Hazel Joy T
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

What shocked me most about this cafe was the feeling of being transformed into another place. It didn't feel like I was in Tacloban city anymore which made it surreal. The staff are very polite and efficient. The food is quite tasty. I had the tuna pasta which was amazing! Anyone looking to have brunch , lunch or just a... More 

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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

This is by far my favorite coffee place in Tacloban. The coffee is great, you can actually order a normal italian espresso that looks and tastes like a proper espresso and the wifi is good. Also, they have toilet paper which is quite rare in the Philippines! Btw try the Brazo de Mercedes cake, it's delicious!

Thank KarlaMrsan
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

I was slightly disappointed because the coffee was only served in small cups and seemed expensive. I didn't eat here as a consequence and always had coffee from that time onwards at Bo's, However I really liked the ambience of this place and maybe I should have tried the food.

Thank qsbuilder1947
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

If you are travelling from abroad and want a few comforts of home, or if you just want some good continental food then this place is great. Quiet and relaxed and right behind the cathedral, so you can take a look at that while you're there. Handy motorcab rank right outside too

Thank Matt F

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Breakfast, Lunch
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  • Address: Tacloban, Leyte Province, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Leyte Island  >  Leyte Province  >  Tacloban
Telephone + 63 53 325 3823

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?