Sulyap Gallery Cafe

Cocoland Compound, San Pablo City, Laguna

Sulyap Gallery Cafe
4.4
4.5 Stars

19 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 11
  • 4 stars 5
  • 3 stars 3
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 20 Reviews
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  • 19 Reviewers
Category:
Filipino
Business Hours
Reopens: 10:00a - 10:00p
Phone
+639175968760

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Monday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Thursday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Friday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

Jackie S.
4.0 Stars
5

Sulyap Gallery Cafe is filled with history, culture and art.

It is truly one of the hidden gems of San Pablo.

The old fashioned house is complimented with wooden furnitures and paintings, your eyes won't definitely be bored.

They serve Filipino cuisine with fusion on some. Here's what we ordered and what I recommend you try.

-Ensaladang Pako (must try!)
-Cheese Rolls (nothing special but if you love cheese like me, then go ahead)
-Kamote Fries (so-so. Will not order this again.
-Crispy Tilapia (nothing special but it's good)
-Sinigang na Sugpo (must order. Real sinigang with real asim. They definitely did not use powdered mix for this one)
-Grilled Pork (so-so, lacks flavor)
-Kulawong Talong (must try)
-Sansrival (to die for. Must eat some in the cafe and take home some for later. It's that good)
-Leche Flan (thick and creamy)

I want to stop by again to try their coffee and other dishes.

Would love to try their bed and breakfast accommodations as well.

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Rebecca G.
5.0 Stars
8

if you like to go back to the past this place have it, nice place and you will enjoy the scenery. The food is superb we ordered ginataang hipon with kalabasa and sitaw, boneless bangus and pinakbet with alamang, we even asked for another cup of rice because they have big servings.

Friendly staff and they know how to take pictures! :)

will definetly go back there.

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Myra L.
5.0 Stars
8

I loved it.

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Ched E.
5.0 Stars

Ordered LK and garlic rice for BF and I, and mango juice for dinner. Super delicious!!! The secret is definitely in the sauce... In the morning, we had the free breakfast included in our room. Eggs, ham, bacon, and bread for me, and tapa and rice for bf, plus hot cocoa. Heavenly! Will definitely come back. :)

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Mien C.
4.0 Stars

My friends and I decided to take quick stop at Sulyap Gallery Cafe. They offer hearty Filipino food with a perfect scenery of vintage houses which were restored into hotels. They even have an antique museum where guests can tour around. Breakfast meals are kind of pricy but worthy!

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Tommy T.
4.0 Stars

This photo was not uploaded with my earlier post, try to post this now.. Don't know how to edit an earlier post.

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Tommy T.
4.0 Stars

Century old house serving good filipino food, across the restaurant is a small museum with antic collections. A place for good food and cultural experience

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Stephen C.
5.0 Stars

Yet another stop while in San Pablo. Old Spanish homes brought together to create a unique and humble historic atmosphere.

The cafe itself is quite nice. Completely open air, with the cool breeze providing a refreshing gentle touch. Even the bathrooms provide a unique experience in that regard.

The food is your typical Filipino fare. We tried the pancit guisado. It's your typical pancit, although a notch above the home cooked variety. It's wetter than most pancit I've tried, but still quite enjoyable. Not sure why they serve it with toast, though, since it just gets soggy pretty quick.

Honestly though what you consume isn't really all that important for a place like this. It's such a beautiful atmosphere with great service that simply being in the place is enough to soothe your soul in a way. Definitely a must visit.

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Giselle S.
5.0 Stars

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Tried ensaladang pako (my first time ever) and it was good!

Beef sirloin in red sauce paired with garlic rice: BOMB

definitely coming back (:

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Clarisse E.
5.0 Stars

April 9 was our impromptu road trip (to make up for canceling Baguio) and copy Christina R day. 128521

Before going to Pandin Lake, we had lunch at Sulyap.

Sulyap is located in a compound that contains three relocated old houses. Two houses were made into rooms for the bed and breakfast. One house (I think the original one) is the Cafe and Restaurant. In the same compound is a huge building that used to be a school then BIR office until it was converted into a museum with antique/vintage furniture and objects.

So anyway, we were two adults and a 7 year old boy, and we ordered:

kamote fries (good for 2 or 3)
boneless bangus belly (very garlicky in a good way and the order size was big. This must be one big bangus)
Kulawong puso Ng saging (so good!! banana heart in coconut milk cooked in a Pugon and topped with pork belly)
Pinayti (awesome micro shrimps cooked in red colored spicy coconut milk)
Chocolate ice cream (selecta)
Banana con hielo
Mineral water for the boy.

Yes medyo madami. 128055

While waiting for our order, the waiter gave us a tour of the museum. It was interesting and I discovered that Luzon was named by the Spaniards because of the lusong (giant mortar and pestle) found in Tagalog homes. Thank goodness wala pang karaoke noong time of the Spaniards diba? But I digress.

The little boy wiped out 3/4 of the bangus (which was good for 2 persons) and the kamote fries. Yey!!!

The husband and I shared the Kulawong, Pinayti and three cups of rice. The Kulawong puso mg saging was so good I swear. Whoever said Tagalog food in the South was boring should eat here. (Oh that was me. 128586). The Pinayti was completely unexpected. Tiny tiny shrimp in red colored spicy gata. So yummy with plain rice.

For dessert the little boy had chocolate ice cream. The husband and I shared the banana con hielo. Flavor was good but the saba was too tough. It may have still been unripe at the time of cooking. 128542 I wanted to order coffee but refrained from doing so because I imagined there are no nice bathrooms on Pandin Lake.

Despite the banana disappointment, we had a great meal. For everything we ordered, we paid about Php 1,500. Food was enough for 4-5 persons. We had leftovers for take out and we had already eaten far beyond the point of busog.

Now I suggest that you call to make a reservation (we didn't) because the place was packed when we got there.
Buti nalang the waiter added a table in the outdoor area beside the kitchen. It was a hot hot hot day but we had the Iwata all to ourselves so we didn't feel it that much. It would have been more interesting to sit inside the house which was nicely restored. They played old music inside the house (some of them sounded like it was Sylia Latorre singing - I love her!) which completed the whole vintage/antique Filipino home experience.

Oh, the waiter gave us a tour of one of the rooms in the bed and breakfast. This room sleeps a minimum of four and a maximum of six. Medyo puno ng beds (where will I put my maleta? Hahaha. Joke lang!). It has a flat screen tv. The bathroom was very clean and spacious. The shower area looked out to a small private garden/big plant box. Room was quite nice. I remember the cost was Php 1,250 per head per night but not sure.

Sorry no photo!! So I stole from the website. That's the restaurant. It's an old photo na because behind it to the left now stands another house that has four rooms of the B&B.

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Pachie S.
3.0 Stars

We went here last year and had snacks. We ordered sandwiches and pasta. Pasta was ok, the sandwiches were ordinary for their price, like they used commercial white sliced loaf from the supermarket. Still, I would like to come back to taste their authentic Southern Tagalog cuisine. And the ambience was really nice, like we were transported in Rizal's time.

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Rey J.
5.0 Stars

I liked the mini museum and loved the food! The pako salad is a must try!

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Dan Angelo S.
5.0 Stars

Homaygaaad.

Looking for an authentic "Bistek Tagalog"? Then visit this place. It's absolutely the best one Ive tasted. The flavor lingers in your mouth, the meat slides off inside, sooo soft and so nice to chew (whuuut?)

Wasnt able to take a photo of it cause of too much excitement to eat. lol.

And besides the great food, they also have corteus staff, and an antique museum. Everything in this place is worth a try. 128076

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Christine G.
4.0 Stars

Really good food and very nice staff! They know exactly what the customers need.

What we had for the main course:
: kulawo ( with eggplant and grilled liempo slices ) - *****
: kulawo ( with puso ng saging and grilled liempo slices ) - ***
: boneless daing na bangus topped with garlic bits - *****
: sinigang na liempo - *****
: grilled liempo - *****
: chicken bbq rice topping - *****
: pako salad - *****
: bistek tagalog - *** ( a little salty for my taste, not so tender beef, but not tough )
:>> overall the main course was great! The kulawo was a perfect match to the bangus, as the staff suggested. The sinigang was really good, too!

For drinks
: choco mint frap - *****
: mango shake - **
: melon shake - *
: sago gulaman - *
The only good drink we had was the choco mint frap (which the kids had). Skip the drink orders all together, your water goblet will never run dry anyway as they are very attentive in filling it up. And you'll enjoy the food more with just water to wash it down.

For dessert
: halo-halo - *****
: leche flan - *****

After lunch, we went into their museum and found really interesting artifacts. It is worth seeing. They also have bed and breakfast and a pool. As we were strolling to the pool, it suddenly rained! It only took a few seconds for the staff to come running to us with big umbrellas. That's what I call service! 128522

Overall, it was a very good dining experience! So, why only 4 stars? It takes too long to get here! It was the traffic that we had to go thru to get there and back that cost the last star. But if you're in the area, you MUST check it out. Bon apetit! 128521

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Christina R.
5.0 Stars

Mouth watering food, great ambiance, homely staff. The smell from the kitchen can make your tummy rumble in anticipation.

Kulawo was 128077128077128077. First time I ate banana heart. Went well with the small strips of pork. Got the Igado out of curiosity. Was very tasty but just a tad bit salty to my liking. Crepes needed maybe another minute to cook. Loved the ube on it, I thought I wouldn't like it and went well with the bananas.

Serving size just right for the price. Tastes like home.

So many interesting things to look at also but does not feel cluttered. People were so amused with "banyo" that many of them took photos of it.

Food was likable, but including the place and the service, I loved it.

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Paulo d.
4.0 Stars

Food is ok. The bed and breakfast here is worth the money.

A good stop for a roadtrip.

Try out the Kulawong Puso ng Saging, a San Pablo delicacy. They do it nicely here.

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Patty B.
5.0 Stars

Cozy and pretty interiors. Staff are attentive and friendly. A must visit when in San Pablo City. Order the Kulawong Talong, Bangus Belly, Ensaladang Pako, Cheese Rolls!

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Meo G.
3.0 Stars

Place was nice with ample parking space but food was average and service was not that great.

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Richard N.
5.0 Stars

Very nice ambiance. A good romantic and throwback place with great food.

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Che Anne C.
3.0 Stars

I thought it was OK.

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