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Reviewed 26 February 2020 via mobile

Best coffee place in Basco, the owner is very friendly and accommodating. We had coffee and ducayo.. wish they have one here in Manila

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 9 January 2020 via mobile

I always look forward every 4pm coz I'm gonna get my Dakay and Burnt cinnamon fix. This merienda place is heavenly and I wish I can take some with me in Manila.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 2 January 2020 via mobile

We’ve been looking for a cafe that would serve to cap dinner and Phil’s Brew did not disappoint. The cakes and drinks served in a dimly lit cozy garden was a great way to end the day.... A cafe not to miss when you’re in...Basco, Batanes.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 3 August 2019

When searching for coffee places/cafe's in Basco, this is the number one result so we just had to see for ourselves! They open late so we went around 5pm. We rented a bike going here though it was just about 4 blocks away from Savatan,...the place is going uphill so prepare to sweat. The owner was very nice. Their coffees don't have sugar but they provide you a jar of it. Must try is the lemon square. You can really taste the lemon.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 29 June 2019 via mobile

It's a must visit coffee shop in Batanes! After eating our dinner, we found this coffee shop near our hotel. We ordered Iced Cappuccino and it was really good. Try their Tres Leches, it's so yummy, also a perfect pair for the coffee.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 28 June 2019

This is probably one of the things that make Batanes very unique and special. You have a cafe that's a jewel of a place. Although this is primarily a house that the owners turned into a restaurant, it still exudes the warm and cozy ambience...you can't find in big city joints. The place serves its own specialties so it's unlikely that you'll find something equal in another cafe elsewhere. For example, the Tres Leches is sweetness overload but you'll just love it. Everything that we ordered was good. This includes their take on some traditional Ivatan delicacies. The special touch is that the lady barista/baker will even explain to you what each dish is if you're not familiar with them. This is highly-recommended for visitors to Batanes. I really believe that this should be an official Basco tourist attraction.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 8 June 2019 via mobile

The Best Dessert in town. There Tres Leches is so yummy!! It is a signature dish and a must try in batanes

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 17 May 2019 via mobile

We were impressed with our visit to Phil's Brew to have our dose of good caffeine after 2 days in the island. First, everyone know where the coffee shop is. We loved that it's located in the middle of a residential neighborhood. But what wowed...us was the fact it is run solo by a charming lady whose only tool is a bell which she rings when your order is done. She explains the brew for the day - aside from what her kitchen whipped up. We loved the tres leches, chocolate cake and her take on ube kakanin. The coffee shop is incorporated into their garden setting and can only accommodate a small cluster of people.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 22 April 2019

During our trip, we visited Phil's Brew twice. I really love their coffee and homemade desserts, especially the Tres Leches and their chocolate cake! There are local rice cakes as well that are really delish. The only drawback is that they do not have a...toilet and they close at 9pm.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 31 March 2019

We were here every day for the four days we stayed at Batanes, sometimes even twice a day. It had the best coffee downtown and the cakes had the right amount of sweetness. The biko and palitaw servings were quite generous and honestly better than...most kakanin I get to try back home. Ms. Imee is so warm and friendly and her cafe would probably be our first stop when we return. Keep in mind that the place is open from 4pm onwards and mostly has outdoor seating.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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