Madge Cafe

La Paz Public Market, Iloilo City, Iloilo

Madge Cafe
4.6
4.5 Stars

8 Reviewers

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  • 9 Reviews
  • 16 Recommend
  • 8 Reviewers
Category:
Coffee

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Most Recent Reviews

Wendell L.
5.0 Stars
3

What would you expect from a shop that has been serving coffee since 1940? Delicate and pungent coffee.

This coffee shop is located in a public market in La Paz, Iloilo. Being a coffee person, I was really glad that I found this little gem. They serve traditionally brewed coffee.

I ordered their iced cappucino and hot Media Cafe (Strong Coffee with Milk). My cousin tried their Nai Cha (Milk tea) and Iced Caramel Macchiato. Everything was great. Their drinks are far better than commercial coffees out there. You can choose whatever you want: from something mild to a strong coffee, from sweet to quite bitter. Their drinks cost from 30 pesos to 50 pesos. Who wouldn't want a good drink that comes at a reasonable price?

We also ordered carbonara and a clubhouse sandwich. Like their coffee, their meals also did not disappoint.

The place was homey and simple. It's a great way to escape to somewhere chill and relaxing. The service was great. The owner was really accommodating. Glad to see how he knows almost everyone who visits his shop--students, vendors, young and old and tourists.

I would really love to come back to this humble coffee shop. Put this on your itinerary when you visit Iloilo.

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Ria B.
5.0 Stars

I love it here! You will really feel how homey it is because the owners are REALLY REALLY accomodating. They welcome people from every walks of life, from politicians to carpenters, they treat everyone equally. They will quickly know that you're new there because it seems like everyone knows everyone. That's why the owners quickly noticed that we're tourists and gladly helped us to choose what to have since I don't really drink coffee. I had their iced chocolate drink while my sister had their capuccino and she told me it was THAT good.

As for the place, since it's inside a public market, it's not airconditioned and they don't have the best furniture and cups but you will feel comfortable and right at home.

Our drinks were under a 100php! They were also selling some bread but we didn't order any since we just came from Netong's La Paz Batchoy.

My experience here was really nice. I'd really like to come back.

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Yam B.
5.0 Stars

Have you lost your identity........ Let's talk it over a cup of coffee. Madge Cafe Serves native Arabica coffee since 1951. Your iloilo trip is not complete without visiting the famous coffee shop. Always put this in your itinerary (best to go early in the morning while sipping the authentic taste of netongs lapaz batchoy). The coffee shop looks old but it makes me so relaxed from the urban city of Manila (especially Makati). You wont find any frappucino here but brewed coffee that is really made from iloilo will make you try this. Lets drink this coffee with pride! #madgecafe 9749974997499749️ #loolooexplorerpackgiveaway

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Sheila B.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Christa U.
4.0 Stars

My colleague heard good things about this place, so we decided to drop by when we were in Iloilo for work.

The coffee shop is located in an unusual place - a public market, so getting to it might be a bit confusing for some. Luckily we had a guide to show us the way.

The place does not feel at all commercial, quite home-y in fact, if not for the sounds of the market outside and the open-ness of the shop. Servers are quite nice and friendly though, and they clean the tables straight away.

I don't know much about the place, but saw that they roasted their coffee the somewhat old-fashioned but with flair way.

My companions ordered the black coffee, which they found strong but flavorful. I had the iced version, still quite flavorful and delicious, and with a price tag so much lower than commercial coffee shops.

There are apparently only 2 branches to the coffee shop, both in Iloilo City. I'd love to come back the next time I'm town. It's a great place to try out if ever you're in Iloilo.

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Jennifer L.
5.0 Stars

Two orders of chorizo, fried egg and rice with a cup of traditionally brewed coffee is a steal at PHP142! I love the coffee and this place has become a routine stop for me whenever I am in Iloilo.

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Jennifer L.
5.0 Stars

I always go to this place after my early morning walk on Sundays and it never disappoints. Good coffee, hot pandesal and good puto.

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Robo B.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Nel B.
4.0 Stars

A cup of coffee costs only Php25. Very friendly staff

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