One of the favourite surfing destinations in the Philippines is the teardrop-shaped island called Siargao. Because of its picturesque views and turquoise-coloured waters, both foreign and local tourists have long been coming to experience what Siargao has to offer. Apart from restaurants offering world-class cuisine and healthy food choices, the Surf Capital is now also home to coffee shops and cafes with delicious coffee drinks and pastries.
The Pleasure Point Café Siargao
Immerse yourself in a makeshift kubo (native Philippine hut) where you can chill and relax while taking a sip of good, locally sourced hot coffee. This café focuses on serving breakfast, brunch meals, vegan cakes, and they have the biggest selection of espresso-based drinks in the Surf Capital of the Philippines. The food is always fresh because it’s made from scratch, plus they don’t use artificial or unhealthy ingredients. Apart from giving guests a rustic and homey vibe, The Pleasure Point Café Siargao provides surfers healthy and satisfying meals at an affordable price.
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Espresso Martini | Image Courtesy of Fili Beans Espresso
Recognising the importance of sustainability and environmental responsibility, Fili Beans Espresso sources their products from local markets and suppliers. One can surely expect quality Filipino coffee. Apart from offering a variety of coffee and juice selections, Fili Beans Espresso takes pride in its iconic afternoon cocktail – Espresso Martini, which they serve from 4pm onwards. It’s definitely worth the wait (and the hype) because the alcohol base perfectly blends with the nutty and dark flavours of the coffee.
Lunares Café Siargao Pastries and Coffee | Image Courtesy of Lunares Café Siargao
To satisfy your coffee cravings and fill your tummy with delicious homemade cheesecake, croissants, and other pastries – that’s what Lunares Café Siargao guarantees its guests. Located along the main road of General Luna, this coffee shop lures in tourists as they serve amazing coffee while giving guests the chance to breathe some fresh air or have the option to stay in their air-conditioned area. Plus, their products are reasonably priced – a cup of coffee costs around 90 – 100 Philippine pesos. Should you head over to their place, don’t forget to try their strong espresso, which previous customers keep coming back for.
Café Loka is popularly known in the island of Siargao for serving their version of Boracay’s Real Coffee. Situated in front of the beach overlooking Cloud 9, this open area coffee shop provides guests a lovely and peaceful view while enjoying some of their best-tasting, vegan-friendly meals. Apart from offering coffee with their own coffee blender and french coffee press, they serve homemade hummus, homemade cheesecake, fresh tuna salads, sandwiches, and a variety of nutritious smoothies.
Ramen at Kitya's Place | Image Courtesy of Kitya's Place
This rustic cafe, donned with unique recyclable materials as decors, serves delicious bowls, fresh juices and all-day healthy meals. Their menu is somehow a playful mix of different influences and flavours, and they make sure to attract vegans by offering a handful of exclusive healthy dishes. If you’re craving for noodle soup (especially ramen) while on the island, then head over to Kitya’s Place!
A nice view at the beach, a cup of freshly brewed coffee, and a charming smile to greet you will surely make one’s day. Head over to Bake Siargao (also known as Bake by Hideout), a coffee shop located by the beach in Siargao and you just might catch Miss Universe Philippines 2017 Rachel Peters whipping up drinks for you. The beauty queen learned how to become a barista when she was still studying in Australia. The overall vibe and interior of her recently opened coffee shop brings a warm, cosy ambience that makes it a perfect hangout place.