Cafeño

Gen. Luna St. cor. Rizal St., San Juan, Batangas

Cafeño
3.7
3.5 Stars

15 Reviewers

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  • 16 Reviews
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Ruby S.
4.0 Stars

Homey ambiance. Try their batangas tapa (not in photo), tiramisu affogato and choco cake ala mode. Though the cake could do better, everything else made up for it :)

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Chris T.
3.0 Stars

They food is ok. You must come here if you're craving for a home made ice cream.

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Raul C.
4.0 Stars

At least there is a spot that is out of
The ordinary in San Juan. Try their barako condensada and you might want to get some more. Chocolate cake is nice but the tamales is better. If you are going to Laiya, it will be worth spend an hour or two at cafeña

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Chili G.
4.0 Stars

Passed by cafeño for lunch en route to acuaverde. It's kinda of a must now, hehe.
Glad to see that the woman (owner) we met several months ago at my aunt's party was there and she recognized me as well. I had the creamy pork and hubby got the humba. We also got the egg salad. Good was good and satisfying but the rice was a bit tough. Salad was fresh and was happy to know that they grow all their greens too.
Ordered the afffogato tiramisu for dessert and it was delish!

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Antón S.
4.0 Stars

Firstly, the lumang bahay (old house) the café was in added charm to the rural town experience, as San Juan residents lovingly preserved their ancestral homes. We were waiting for a wedding to start, so we deferred from eating.

Seeing as we are in Batangas, my cousin had the Barako con Condensada, while I had the Spiked Coco Whip, which had lambanóg. My shake was a bit sour, while her hot drink was sweet yet not pungently so. Interesting pick-me-ups on a lazy Tuesday afternoon, watching the townspeople go about their business.

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Michell Elizabeth C.
3.0 Stars

i visited this place when we went to laiya this year.
not much customers on a Sunday brunch, mostly visitors.

i had the tulingan and the boyfriend the shredded adobo. it was just okay. nothing to rave about. though the bf loved the atchara.

the tamales with coconut was good! (suman)

the servings were small. i was expecting it to be cheaper than manila. hahaha cheapskate allert!! 128541

the place was really nice, old house with old furniture. old singer sewing machines were used as tables, this added character to this quaint cafe. the restroom was just okay.

we had to park near a supermarket, puregold i think. it was across the cafe. no actual parking lot in the cafe. I'm not sure if you can park at the gas station across cafeno too.

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Eleanor T.
2.0 Stars

It was my second time to go here and was looking forward to showing it to my bf since im proud of our hometown. Eventhough we had a very packed sched I made sure to bring him here. My brother orderes the quesadilla. When I ordered it, there was this funky taste. Since my bf is good at identifying if a meat is stale, he tried it and agreed that it tasted stale. We called the staff's attention and she said the longganisa were just delivered so if must be the cheese. I insisted there was something wrong with it. She returned the plate to us and said that it is not stale its just that kesong puti has a strong taste. Its not my first time to eat kesong puti. I've already tried it fresh from the leaf packaging. Anyway, I think they handled our concern poorly. I run a small cafe myself and if a customer is not sdtisfied and returm a product, you have to replace it. Its not about proving your customer wrong. Its about keeping them or atleast keeping their mouth shut.

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Preecess P.
5.0 Stars

This resto serves local Batangas cuisines such as Batangas Tapa, Tamales, Barako Coffee, Barako Float, Barako Ice Cream and many more. Their foods are really good and worth the price. We also liked the service we get from their polite and accommodating crew. Not to mention that the vintage and chic interior of this resto is something to spot for. Each corner is adorned with either vintage stuffs or works of art of San Juan's young artists. This one is a must-try!

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Chili G.
5.0 Stars

Ate here a few months back and was able to meet the owners a couple of weeks ago at my aunt's birthday. Decided to write a review cos I really enjoyed the experience!
You'll find Cafeño along the main road before turning left towards Laiya. It's right un front of the gas station and I've never really noticed it before because the facade looks like a house.
We ate at around 2PM? After we checked out from Acuaverde. We said we'll just have 'meryenda' cos it's a cafe haha.
The interiors were sooo cute! A lot of antiques very tastefully placed. The menu had a lot if items too. So even if we've already eaten lunch, we got rice again! I got the adobo flakes and mocha barako. Hubbybear got the ham and eggs I think and black and white barako. The food was Delish and the coffee was excellent!
You've got to try out this place on your next laiya trip 128522

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Milcon-Joy R.
4.0 Stars

Before going back to Manila, we decided to have lunch at Cafeno. This place is a must see. Their tables are very unique. Each table has a sewing machine and we really felt amazed. (Babaw)

I ordered Beef ala Cubana and Barako float. And I guess they're a good combi. :)

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Mwarjipie D.
4.0 Stars

Must Try: Barako flavored ice cream! 128077100841278461278489749

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Albert T.
2.0 Stars

... quaint country ambiance. Perfect location especially if you're on a road trip. (Thats the only thing they have going for them). Unfortunately, much to be desired when it comes to service. One hour for an order of pork adobo and inihaw na bangus! (absolutely ridiculous!). The chicken adobo flakes aren't great either. Sad thing is that there is no other choice nearby. Try to avoid this place if you can!

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Reinzi B.
4.0 Stars

A quaint restaurant and coffee shop that retains some old-world charm in the middle of a busy highway. That's Cafeno.

The former gasoline station that stood in the 1940s has been converted into a favorite pitstop of tourists on the way to Laiya, foodies, and a huge subset of UPCM interns assigned to San Juan for our Community Medicine rotations. Yes, I've visited this place around 15 times in the past 5 weeks. Insane.

The place in itself is small, cozy, and thankfully airconditioned. Old sewing machine bodies fused on the tabletops serve as centerpieces, their pedals incorporated onto the table legs.

Their adobo flakes are always a winner - crispy strips of chicken topped on a generous serving of rice with a sunny side up egg. Their beef a la cubana is the runner up, a wonderfully savory dish served with a few slices of fried bananas. The calamansi iced tea is refreshing and light.

There's an abundance of desserts, too. The chocolate cake is moist, rich, and sinful. If you prefer kakanin, they also serve tamales (a local suman-like concoction), which is decent (I've had better). Their waffle cream pie is filling, yummy, albeit a little too tough at times. They have a great selection of homemade ice cream, which you can order in huge tin cans for home.

Of course, we have to talk about the coffee. The best is still the brewed barako, a steal at Php 40. There's also the barako float, served with a heaping scoop of vanilla ice cream, perfect for hot days. The spanish hot chocolate, however, feels largely diluted and pales in comparison with their coffee.

I've had numerous experiences with less than stellar service, though. For the most part the waiter never knows what food goes where, so remember to stay alert (lest you want your order snatched up by someone else).

Good food, even better coffee. 127860128522

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Victor A.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Frances B.
4.0 Stars

Recommending: Waffle. Hot chocolate.

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CoCo M.
4.0 Stars

Coffee for everyone...

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