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Filipino, Cafe, Asian
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 20 July 2019 via mobile

What makes this coffee shop special from any other shops I visited are the selection of books you can read while enjoying that cup of coffee. The cafe's calm ambiance completes the euphoria every book lover wants. It's truly a great place to read, refill...(coffee), and relax. Aside from coffee, books, and ambiance, this cafe also serves mouth-watering meals and luscious desserts that would surely make you binge. In one setting I was able to order their Halo-halo, Fred's Fries, Keep Calamansi, and Breaded Pork Chop Bowl. What I highly recommend trying out is their Special Halo-halo. It is simply the best tasting Halo-halo I've ever tasted!More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 16 May 2019 via mobile

The vibe in Tagbilaran is normally chill, but some places are meant to be hideaways for "ME" times. I found my nook in Fred's. Drinks and food are students' prices. Come in-between peak eating hours, since studes can be...noisy?! At Php75, their Truffle Frappe is...a bliss to savor, while listening to light rock music and reading that book which brings you to wondrous places...Aahhh!More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed 8 March 2019 via mobile

My first time in Fred's. Interiors were great, a straight forward book/coffee shop. Noise level was minimum so it is a perfect place to read books, study and catch up with friends and family. Friendly and amazing service by the staff. Ordered halo halo since...I've been told that they serve good halo halo in town. Most probably the best halo halo I had. Ice was finely crushed and flavorful.There were not too many unnecessary ingredients which makes it very unique. You don't need to add sugar as for me, it was already perfectly sweet. Topped with Ube ice cream and rice crisps for additional texture, it is the perfect partner for the island breeze of Bohol.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

I’m not a fan of Halo-Halo but I like Fred’s Halo-Halo because the shaved ice are not just “ice”. It’s more of shaved iced candy. They also have rice toppings. I like the place before when it still has that book shelves. They need to...put that back to justify their name.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

My friends and I have always had a great time at Fred's Book Cafe. I love their affordable food menu, their Rice Bowls, their Halo-halo and their unlimited Brewed Coffee. But, I do miss their books as it was uniquely Fred's. I hope they can...have more chairs and bigger tables thou. Their service is also customer-friendly. Thank you to the staff! Your passion for food shows on how each food and drink is prepared. Continue to smile and spread good vibes in the cafe. God bless! (",)More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Is the best. Hanggang sa uulitin. Best cafe hindi masasayang yun expectations mo. Best service, delicious foods. Best coffe i ever tasted.

Date of visit: December 2017
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

The rice bowls we had here were very nice and the staff were friendly. I think they could do with offering a good vegetarian option, the lack of which is what kept me from returning.

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

This is a nice little cafe to come to for a snack. We came here for dinner but the portions are small so we ended up ordering multiple plates. Not really a problem because the prices are cheap, but just something to be aware of....We had the rice bowl with fish and a tuna sandwich. They have a few options, but nothing vegetarian aside from French fries really. The halo halo looked interesting for dessert but we didn’t try it. The service is quick and it is a popular place, so worth dropping by if you want a bite to eat.More

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

I’m quite choosy with Halo-halo (really)... and one of the best halo-halo in the city. The sweetness is not that extreme. Wish there’s more fruit than sago though. Overall, all of their food are delicious and affordable. 😀

Date of visit: October 2017
Reviewed 7 November 2017

decent 1-hour wifi with your order, good a/c, books to browse or borrow, chill place mostly for students. Owner is hands-on with her literacy crusade. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: November 2017
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