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Jose Karlos

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Tacloban, Leyte Province, Philippines
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Trishell S
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Buterscotch brownie were very moreish. Coffee & breakfast was nice although I thought the ham was going to be steak not shredded. Still nice though.

Thank Dmixtaaa
Ormoc, Philippines
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Having a long week's rest at my favorite haunt. Cofi amerikano and their classic Apple pie a la mode

Thank LetsMakeItLeyte
Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Tambayan place where you can enjoy a good read. The place provides many selections of books And also they serve yummy drinks Great staff

Thank Miss_Lash
Manchester, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Dined here alone, the experience was great the food was to a wonderful standard I highly recommend people try this place out

Thank OhhWeveBeenThere

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
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Location and Contact Information
  • 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?