Showing posts with label davao restaurant. Show all posts
Showing posts with label davao restaurant. Show all posts

Apr 15, 2016

Everyone deserves some relaxation after a busy day at work. It doesn't mean you need to go out of the city or go to the beach. A sip of coffee and a comfortable couch is all you need. Plus some friends to chit chat with. I found a perfect place that serves good food and has a relaxed and comfortable environment. I'm talking about Koffiepauze - a coffee shop we found along Roxas Avenue.

Koffiepauze is a dutch word that simply means "coffee break". The Tinio family had an idea of putting up a one-stop coffee shop that has a flower boutique, a souvenir and stationery stand with complete postal service. However, from those concepts and ideas, only the former was realized. They opened last May 8, 2014 at the Palmetto Condo in Ma-a and transferred late last year at Roxas Avenue.

The managers Ms. Donna Patricia Tinio and Mrs. Melody Liz Espinosa, invited us to their new and bigger home at 100 Roxas Ave. Dormitory. We had the chance to taste some of their dishes and hot and cold drinks.


KHANI SALAD P 150 - The plate is so full! Good for 2 people sharing. But for me, I can eat this by myself. LOL

CORDON BLEU P160 - Cheesy and tender
BREADED PORK CHOP P160 - Your all time favorite pork chop with a unique gravy
LASAGNA P155 - Yummy and cheesy, I like it!

JO'S KOFFIE P110 (Hot) P115 (Cold) - Their specialty served in a large Koffiepauze mug. For hot coffee lovers, this will complete your day. :)
KIWI SODA P95 - Sparkling and refreshing
CHOCO CUPCAKE NON-KOFFIE FRAPPE P135 - It looks like Aloha Latte and somehow tastes like it too. I can't tell the difference. :)


A good place to hang out on the 2nd floor. Wish they have more soft foam or pillows
Leave notes on this wall. It's cute!
They also have 2 small rooms that can accommodate 10-20 people. Good for private meetings or group studies.

My top three favorites are Khani Salad, Chicken Cordon Bleu, and their signature drink Jo's Koffie. So far, I love their food and drinks. Sometimes, the drinks are too sweet so when you order, tell the barista to adjust the sweetness. But the best thing about Koffiepauze is that you'd really feel and enjoy the luxury of your coffee break.

Location: Ground Floor, 100 Roxas Avenue - Dormitory, Roxas Avenue, Davao City
Contact Number: 082 224 4750
Store Hours: 9AM to 1AM

Thanks for dropping by guys! Have a great day!

Apr 5, 2016

In the midst of looking for a good place to eat, I came across Batu Cafe. A uniquely designed restaurant with a bohemian and Asian feel. When you get inside, you can really tell that this will be a good place for a bestie meet up or just a chill place to eat alone or with friends.

We were invited by the owners last March to taste the wide variety of food they serve daily. Along with my friends from Davao Bloggers Society, we tried their breakfast staples, pasta, heavy meals, and desserts. Here are some of the food we tasted.

HAM & CHEESE FRENCH TOAST P139 - Ham and Cheddar sandwiched in thick slices of freshly baked homemade tasty bread, dipped in batter, and pan-grilled. Drizzled with maple syrup, served with orange marmalade butter.

HUNGARIAN CHILI DOG P229 - Open-faced sandwich of Hungarian sausage, chili con carne and cheese using homemade freshly baked bun
KOREAN PORK SPARERIBS AND CHAGIO P198 - Chagio: Crispy Vietnamese spring rolls w/ pork and vermicelli, served with nuoc cham sauce
VIETNAMESE CHICKEN AND BASIL FRIED RICE P169 - Spicy, saucy sauteed chicken in lemon grass and Asian spices, served w/ basil fried rice
ADOBO FLAKES RICE P198 - Crunchy chicken and pork Adobo flakes, with green mango and scrambled eggs on a bowl of rice. Serves 2-3
INDIAN CHICKEN CURRY W/ SAMOSAS P259 - Nutty curried chicken w/ assorted spices served with 2 pieces samosas and mango chutney
PANDAN CHICKEN W/ THAI BAGOONG FRIED RICE P269 - Pandan-wrapped fried chicken served w/ shrimp paste fried rice w/ 7 kinds of sidings
ALIGUE PASTA P189 - Cooked with Aligue (Crab fat) and topped with shrimps. With 1 piece homemade garlic bread
BASIL MALUNGGAY PESTO FETTUCINE P139 (W/ GRILLED ROSEMARY CHICKEN P60) - Paired with 1 piece homemade garlic french bread
THREE CHEESE LASAGNA P169 - Made using homemade lasagna pasta
CRISPY TADYANG P280-350 - Serves 2-3
BULALO STEAK P280-380 - Serves 2-3

RED VELVET CUPCAKE (by Margie's Bakeshop)
YEMA CAKE (by Margie's Bakeshop)
We actually ate a lot of homemade ice creams in different flavors - Mango, Ube, and Durian P65. Their Brownie Ala Mode P109 is super yummy too!

For my top choices - Ham and Cheese French Toast, Aligue Pasta, and Pandan Chicken. They have a wide menu to choose from, so I suggest you ask for recommendations from their friendly staff. They can help you pick the best dish for you. By the way, they also serve fresh juices, shakes, craft beers, and boutique wines.

Location: Las Casitas Hotel, #509 Loyola Street, Barrio Obrero, Davao City
Store Hours: 6AM - 12MN/1AM
Contact Number: 082 222 6552

Thanks for dropping by! Have a great day!

Mar 5, 2016

There's a new restaurant in Davao that serves dishes inspired by international cuisine but are made with local ingredients. Chez Nous by Chippens is now open at Padre Gomez St. corner Roxas Ave., Davao City. Chez Nous (shey noo) is a French term for "at our home" and it is owned by Chef Chino San Jose, the son of the owners of Chippens Restaurant. Chef Chino invited us to get first dibs on their best dishes, drinks, and desserts.

POUTINE (P95) - Thrice cooked thick cut fries with Beef Gravy and Melted Cheese
CAJUN SHRIMP WITH MANGO MOUSSE AND SALSA (P135) - Cajun spiced shrimp sauteed in brown butter, served with mango mousse and salsa
ARANCINI (P145) - Risotto Balls with Melted Mozzarella Center served with House-Made Marinara Sauce and Shaved Parmesan
ATLANTIC SALMON AND CUCUMBER SPAGHETTI WITH MUSTARD MOUSSE (P185) - Pan-baked Atlantic Salmon with Cucumber Spaghetti, Sesame Seeds, Fennel Seeds, Citrus Vinaigrette, and Mustard Mousse on top


SEARED TUNA NICOISE SALAD (P185) - Seared Sesame Tuna, Lettuce, French Beans, Honey-Lemon Dressing, and Deep Fried Anchovy

GRILLED CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD (P175) - Iceberg Lettuce, Bacon, Butter Croutons, Creamy Caesar Dressing, and Chicken Breast


MALAYSIAN LAKSA (P195) - Spicy Malaysian Chicken Curry, Coconut Milk, Savory Chicken, Lime Shrimps, Honey Crab, Rice Noodles


BEEF BOURGUIGNONNE (P185 / Double P225) - Fork Tender Beef Short Ribs with Caramelized Onions in a rich Red Wine Sauce

HONEY BARBECUE GLAZED BACK RIBS (P185 / Double P225) Fall-off the bone tender Pork Ribs, glazed with Honey-barbecue sauce

TUNA TORNADO (P185 / Double P225) - Juicy Tuna Belly poached in olive oil finished on the grill and glazed with lemon-soy sauce
GRILLED SWORDFISH WITH MANGO CHUTNEY (P195) - Juicy Grilled Swordfish (Malasugue) served on a potato nest and with Indonesian Spiced Mango Chutney
MARBLED RIBEYE STEAK WITH MUSHROOM GRAVY (P350) - Locally sources Australian Ribeye Steak, cooked to your preferred doneness. Served with Mushroom Pan-Gravy and Thrice Cooked Fries


CREME CARAMEL WITH BLUEBERRY COULIS (P145) - Smooth Baked Vanilla Lemon Custard served with warm Blueberry Coulis
TRIPLE LAYER SMOOTH AS SILK CHOCOLATE MOUSSE WITH MUSCAT STRAWBERRIES (P185) -  Three layers of Velvety Smooth Dark, White, and Milk Chocolate Mousse with Vanilla Ice Cream and Moscato marinated Strawberries


LYCHEE MINT (P135) - Lychee, Mint, Lemon, Aloe Vera Floaters

I would recommend you to try all of the fish dishes above and the rib eye steak. For the dessert, enjoy a big slice of the Triple Layer Chocolate Mousse. It's not too sweet but it's addicting. I really love their fresh fruit drinks especially the Lychee Mint. It cleanses your palate and you'll love nibbling the Aloe Vera floaters.

Chez Nous by Chippens
Location: 368 Padre Gomez St., corner Roxas Ave., Davao City
Contact Number: (082) 295 3439
Open Monday to Saturday from 9:30AM to 9PM

Thanks for dropping by! Have a great day!