Great Food, Great Place At Batu Café

Great Food, Great Place At Batu Café

Obrero is now a booming area in Davao City where you can find lots of restos, bars and cafés.

In Loyola Street, specifically on the first floor of Las Casitas de Angela Inn II, has a small but comfy and chill café that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, with snacks and desserts in between!

Batu Café serves food inspired by different countries and culture. And what’s more exciting is that their food is really affordable with big serving.

These are the food we have tasted and believe me, everything tastes good. I will be visiting Batu Café again.

Taco Salad (139 pesos, serves 2-3) – tacos, lettuce, chili con carne and fresh salsa with cheesy dressing.
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Aligue Pasta (189 pesos) – cooked with aligue or crabfat, topped with shrimps.
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Brownie Ala Mode (109 pesos) – warm brownie topped with homemade vanilla ice cream and crispy brownie thins.
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Ham and Cheese French Toast (139 pesos) – ham and cheese sandwiched in thick slices of freshly baked homemade tasty bread, dipped in butter and pan-grilled. Drizzled with maple syrup and served with orange marmalade butter.
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Korean Pork Spareribs and Chagio (198 pesos) – chagio consists of Vietnamese spring rolls with pork and vermicelli, served with nuoc cham sauce.
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Three Cheese Lasagna (169 pesos) – made using homemade lasagna pasta.
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Chicago Style Hungarian Sausage Sandwich (198 pesos, with Parmesan Fries +49) – big, spicy Hungarian sausage topped with onions, tomatoes, pickles, drizzled with Mayo and Dijon mustard on homemade freshly baked bun.
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Basil Malunggay Pesto Fettucine (139 pesos, with Grilled Rosemary Chicken +60) – paired with 1 piece homemade garlic French bread.
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Vietnamese Chicken and Basil Fried Rice (169 pesos) – spicy, saucy sautéed chicken in lemongrass and Asian spices, served with Basil fried rice.
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Nachos (189 pesos, serves 2-3) – in 3 different dips.
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Pandan Chicken with Thai Bagoong Fried Rice (269 pesos) – pandan-wrapped chicken served with shrimp paste fried rice with 7 kinds of sidings.
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Indian Chicken Curry with Samosas (259 pesos) – nutty curried chicken with assorted spices served with 2 pieces Samosas and mango chutney.
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Bulalo Steak (280-380 pesos, serves 2-3) – soft beef shanks and beef bone marrow in bones, with creamy mushroom sauce.
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The food served to us were all delicious. It was also more appetizing to eat because the staff were accomodating, the interior was great, with decors and paintings soothing to the eyes that created a homey and cozy feel.
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Of course, they also serve other desserts like cakes (from Margie’s Bakeshop) and homemade ice cream where the chocolate mint flavor is my favorite. I forgot to take pictures though.
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What’s also great in Batu Café is that they have standby generator set incase of brownout, and a WiFi for browsing the internet. They are open from 6AM to 9PM.

So if you want to try something new aside from the usual mall cafés and restos, head on to Batu Café for some great food that’s great to share with great people.

Find Batu Café here.

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Vibrant Paint & Music Festival in Davao

Vibrant Paint & Music Festival in Davao

Imagine fist-pumping and jumping to hardcore electro dance music (EDM) while being blasted with neon glow paints all night long. This 2016, Vibrant Paint & Music Festival is making its way to the Philippines to bring the wildest neon and black light paint party yet!

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Featuring some of the finest local and international DJs playing the best EDM tunes, Vibrant is set to make every festival goer #gowildwithpaint in a one-of-a-kind experience using paint canons that can blast over 3000 liters of neon glow paints! If that isn’t wild enough, special effects like flame jets, cyro jets/guns, confetti blasters, and fireworks will keep the energy rising all throughout the night!

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With regional stops in Bacolod and Manila, Vibrant Festival, in partnership with Manic Nightnings Production, will make its debut in Davao City on March 12, 2016, Saturday 6PM at the Lanang Business Park Davao for the 79th Araw ng Davao celebration. Davaoeños will get to experience the ultimate neon paint and black light party to the sick beats of international DJs Lera, Mid, and No Class and Davao’s very own DJs Law, Torch, Jin, Wacky, and Jack plus Manila’s DJ X-Factor and MC Victor Pring.

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The event will also feature program highlights such as paint drum beaters, blacklight hour, and the Vibrant Angels. Other festival activities which will surely make everyone #gowildwithpaint include paint ball wars, the wall o reflection, the paint & glow station. Rave merchandise will also be sold during the event. Vibrant is produced by MadHatter Events, a Manila-based team that stages nationwide music & paint festivals. Aside from being a productions company, they are also the only licensed Philippine distributor of cosmeticall certified paint brand in the world.

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To get more information about Vibrant Festival 2016, visit https://www.facebook.com/vibrantfest/ and follow @vibrantfest on Twitter and Instagram.

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Date With The Elderly

Date With The Elderly

The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf (CBTL) Philippines had another activity last February in the 3 key cities of the country – Manila, Cebu and Davao, called Valentines Date with the Elderly. Although the activity was already done in Manila and Cebu earlier in February, Davao’s schedule was last February 27. Kinda late for Valentine’s Day but it was fun, exciting and emotional.

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I got invited because I followed the instructions on how to be invited. Hahahaha. Actually, I follow CBTL’s Facebook and Instagram pages so I am always updated with what’s new. So I read their post, did the instructions and tried my luck (with prayers, too) because only 25 slots were given. Although the venue is unknown to me and I know no one there, still I was eager to join.

Then I was chosen. Came February 27, I explored alone again to the other side of Davao City, somewhere in Calinan, to a Barangay called Biao Guianga, Tugbok. I miscalculated the expected time of departure and arrival so I was 1 hour late. I nearly got lost, and got so confused. Good thing I got with me my data connection, power bank, coins, small bills, umbrella and advise of friends so I was able to ride the right jeepney, got off the right spot and eventually arrived at the venue, The Care for the Elderly Foundation, Inc.

Though late, I was just in time for the major activities like paper flower making, serenade, dancing, speech and group photos. It was fun.

During the activity, when I look at the elderlies, I felt a little emotional but happy for them. Emotional because some of them cannot walk already and in wheelchairs, some cannot move by themselves and rely to other people to transport them from one place to another, some cannot eat by themselves, some are already senile due to cardiac attack or stroke.

At the same time, I am happy for them because they have reached that far, very far that some of them are nearly 100 years old! I am happy for them because even in that situation, there are still people who care for them – the people who run the center and those who keep on donating for the daily expenses.

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After the activity, I am sure that all of them were entertained. If only I could go there more often, I would, because those elderlies need love and attention especially that their days are counted.

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Kudos to CBTL for a very meaningful activity. We ended the activity with a group photo and snacks from CBTL.

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Thank you so much CBTL. Hoping to join more exciting activities soon.

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