DUYAN CAFE – A SOUL MOUNTAIN CAFE

High above the city is Duyan Cafe nestled in the peaceful mountains of Lantawan. Duyan Cafe is an escape from the big city grind, located along the road going to Sitio Lantawan Guimbalaon Silay City, Negros Occidental.

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Recently, Duyan Cafe is a favorite destination for locals, expats and tourists alike to come and enjoy, relax after stressful working days. The place would completely erase the hustle and bustle of the big city from your senses. Breathe in the fresh mountains air, admire the stunning views, feel the gentle breeze against your skin, as you savor the local delicacies  and relax.

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You can sit on the deck or you can settle in one of the many wooden tables and benches with an open atmosphere.

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The inside is small, but the interior is decorated in a simple, sweet country-style and the open atmosphere both the interior and exterior create a feeling of your personal secluded oasis especially if you are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

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Duyan (Hammock) strings on the ceiling.

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What nice in this place is the spacious outdoor deck filled with wooden tables and chairs which is very available for you to enjoy the scenery, beckoning you to stay for an hours or end.

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The surrounding rainforest, the views of the mountains and greenery are incredible. So if you feel like unwinding after a long day, pop into Duyan Cafe.

How to get there:

  • If you are from Bacolod, ride a Ceres bus from North Terminal or a jeepney going to Silay City. Ask the driver to drop you off at Silay public market.
  • At the back of Silay Public Market ride a jeepney going to Barangay Guimbalaon (Sitio Mansiginon).
  • From Sitio Mansiginon you can hire a Habal – Habal (Habal-Habal is a highly improvised two-wheeled single motorcycle usually ridden beyond its passenger capacity. Since it is used as public transportation especially in areas with narrow roads, and steeper, rougher terrain, it could possibly carry up to 6 passengers, at the least) going to Duyan Cafe.

Or if  you have a car, take the road going to the Bacolod-Silay Airport, turn right before the entrance of the airport take that road until you reach the place (approximately 21 km away from the airport or 25-30 minutes ride.

Duyan Cafe is open Wednesday 7:00 am to 7:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

The opening time may vary so please check their FACEBOOK PAGE https://www.facebook.com/Duyan-Café-1626701417423539/

 

 

 

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CAFE VELO -A CHARMING PLACE FOR A CUPPA

CAFE VELO my new favorite coffee shop spot in the city. This pretty cool café is located along the national road going to Silay International Airport. The place is not hard to find, it is accessible by foot, tricycles, bikes, cabs and  cars. 

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The place serves everything instagram-worthy from drinks, food, to their interior design which is sleek and modern. Either you just want to relax and chill with friends while sipping a cup of coffee and take a perfect instagram photos for your instagram feed, Cafe Velo is the right place. Clean, bright and cool, this lovely little spot has a very welcoming atmosphere, comfy and inviting backdrop for enjoying a cuppa with their charming chirpy staff.

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CAFE VELO charming and friendly staff. Photo not mine.
CAFE is usually small and informal establishment serving various refreshments (as coffee) while VELO may refer to a bicycle a two-wheeled, single-track vehicle. 
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Now, I know why there are  bicycles inside the place. 🙂 Actually the two siblings owners are a bike and coffee lover. Their passion and enthusiasm for what they do assures an engaging experience each time you’re here.

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The place is small with limited amount of seating but that’s part of its charm. They have a nice outdoor seating which is nicely spaced to catch up with friends and chilling out on a good day.

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They have great indulgent of menu choices. Warm delicious coffee and lattes with several flavour choices to add. For those who don’t like coffee the matcha green tea cream based is highly recommended.

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All day breakfast tocino.
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Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwich on Bagel!
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All day breakfast, beef tapa.

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French toast!
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Strawberry Milkshake
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Matcha Green Tea Cream Based  and Chocolate Milk Shake
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Blue Raspberry Italian Cream Soda

Cafe Velo doesn’t offer WiFi to encourage a stimulating conversation on a quality time to a cup of quality coffee. Besides, unplugging is what we need sometime. Engaging ourselves to conversation are more social, relaxing and free from distraction. Less time spent on our phone gave us “free” time to spend with friends and family.

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So if you’re looking for a bite after having a great cup of coffee and if you are in the neighborhood, I suggest you stop in. 

Hours of Operation

  • Monday                            : 1:00PM to 8:00PM
  • Tuesday                            : CLOSED
  • Wednesday to Sunday : 1:00PM to 8:00PM

https://www.facebook.com/CafeVeloPH/

Address:  P. Ledesma/ Mckinley Street, Silay City

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ANN CO CAKES – DESSERT + COFFEE + ART = HAPPY SOUL

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When you are in Silay what would first pop up on your mind? Heritage houses, museums, cultures, arts and history right? But Silay is not just about heritage houses … it is also about CAKES!

ANN CO CAKES offer the best cakes and coffee in town. If you are a coffee lover with a sweet tooth for desserts and an art enthusiasts then this coffee shop will leave you buzzing from their coffee, desserts and ambiance. My partner and I been in this place many times, as this is one of our favorite place to dine out. Ann Co Cakes offers all day breakfast, lunch and dinner as well.

This cozy little café has a very inviting space. The interior decor painted with colorful paintings and art. The goal is to make it look warm, pleasant and friendly while trying to indulge yourself in their mouth-watering cakes which are made in-house with immaculate detail that can only be matched with their genuine smooth brewed coffee.

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My gorgeous honeybee!

They also serve hot and cold beverages, variety of cakes and sweet treats. Frozen treats are also available for those who love their cakes chilled.

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The café is very accessible as this is located along the national highway in Silay City, located at Margarita Bldg. Rizal Street, Silay City, Negros Occidental with contact number: 09173010938

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View of Ann Co Cakes outside at night

I want to add more before I forgot, their staff are very friendly, attentive and accommodating. Service is fast  with nice utensils!

I give this place a score 9 out of 10 if ten is the highest. 🙂 🙂 🙂

Craving coffee yet? make sure you have this coffee shop on your visit list when you travel to Silay!

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