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#1 of 2 Cafe in Taal
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Cafe, Asian
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Table Service
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Reviewed 7 August 2019

So went to Cafe G as it is part of a bed and breakfast and was very warm and inviting from the window. I must acknowledge that friend was with was very happy with their food. I was not. I ordered Calamari and Caesar Salad....The salad was delivered with croutons that were so stale not even birds would eat. The Calamari was cooked nice, but the tartar sauce was not fresh and so sweet. Good thing the Calamari plain was okay. My friend ordered a Pandesal with Pesto. She said the Pandesal was nice and fresh, but the Pesto was so little that she was disappointed. She said the Pesto was nice, what there was of it.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 August 2019 via mobile

Food was ok, ube cake is way too sweet. Service was too slow, naubos na ung spaghetti ng ksma ko wala pa ren ung food ng anak ko.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 24 April 2019

I love the actual cafe, its proximity to the town center and the churches, and the ambience, which was in equal parts it-girl boudoir and garden gazebo. (Love the Pablo Neruda poems as centerpieces). Add that to the patio and the small pool and bougainvilleas,...and you have a very good recipe for an IG hit. Wish I could say the same for the menu items we ordered, which were hit or miss. There were a lot of items on the menu, but here’s my review of the stuff that we did order. Buffalo Shrimp was extremely spicy that we had to blot the sauce to be able to taste the shrimp, and the sauce was just hot sauce and not Buffalo (I couldn’t taste any butter. Or maybe all that spice killed my tastebuds.). The Caesar salad had a lot of veg, which I liked, but the bacon bits were miniscule and the sauce was, if I didn’t miss my guess, straight out of a bottle. The Seafood Platter, which contained breaded dory fillet, calamari and shrimp, was delightful, but a suggestion: bottled thousand island or ranch, not bottled barbeque sauce. The Chicken Kebab was tasty, but it should have been called Chicken Barbecue because there wasn’t a hint of Middle Eastern flavor in there. And dear Lord, do somehing about your Parmesan Chicken recipe. We were served an sad-looking fried chicken leg sprinkled with parmesan. Yep, not Chicken Parmigiana, not Parmesan wings-style chicken. I could have been more forgiving if the fried chicken was good, but it was tasteless and underfried, no golden brown skin. By way of dessert, we ordered a strawberry smoothie and a slice of carrot cake out of their long list of fancy drinks. The strawberry smoohie was pretty much ice, milk and Torani strawberry syrup. I liked the actual carrot cake, which was dense and moist and had a nice texture because of the walnuts, but the ratio of powdered sugar to cream cheese in the frosting was way off that I had to scrape away the overly sweet frosting. All in all, I was impressed by the ambience so I couldn’t lowball their score. However, for me, the food is equally, if not even more so, important. Their menu list is impressive in sheer number of items, but to be frank, I’d prefer it if they stuck with a moderate number of menu items, provided that they could execute each of them perfectly. Price would have been reasonable if the quality of the food had been up to par.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 21 April 2019

I love this place. I like their food and the people. I love the ambiance and I really recommend that you go there.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 24 March 2019 via mobile

We were the only ones inside though it was 11am already. When we came out, another group was about to come in. The staff was attentive. I asked if I could take home the fresh tarragon tea for my Mom to drink during dinner. They...have wifi that’s too weak to do anything but go in circles. There’s parking nearby but just for a few cars only. Restroom is clean with soap and water. Guess it was too hot coz I didn’t feel the a/c much.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 22 January 2019

We visited the volcano and dropped by this restuarant. Overall it is clean and we like the taste of salmon. Quite a place to try something new in this country.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

Cafe G opened a few years ago in response to genuine demand. There were few other spots to grab a convenient meal and that remains generally true today. Conveniently located in a former home the dining room occupies what was once a garage while an...outdoor patio, pool, and spotless restroom complete the layout. Sparkling clean and well decorated, Cafe G is a pleasant and generally cool spot for a break while touring the town. The staff is pleasant and attentive while the menu features both Filipino and Western favorites. Lunch for our party of six yesterday included a couple seafood platters, a large salad, a chicken club sandwich, a salmon steak, and fried country ribs complemented by garlic rice, mashed potatoes, and French fries. All were tasty, well prepared, and attractively presented. I did not pick up the check, but lunch for six ran to just about P1800 with soft drinks and coffee. Curiously, the kitchen appeared to have a problem yesterday and out meals dribbled out, one at a time. Our late lunch took nearly two hours. Peculiar because only one other table was occupied and the service staff spent a good deal of time standing around waiting for our food to be prepared. We have not experienced this problem before, but it was an inconvenience. Aside from the delays, Cafe G remains our favorite spot in Taal and we will return whenever we are in town.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

I love the homey feels. Perfect ang place. Foods are amazing, especially Tapa and Baked Salmon! Must try!

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Typical taal food . Try tapa and adobong dilaw . We ordered their bundle boodle food for group of 8 .

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

A nice spot to visit after exploring the heritage town if Taal. They serve good food and refreshing beverages. I can say that the food is reasonably priced. Cool place except that there is only one restroom that if somebody takes too much time inside,...other users would surely hate it.More

Date of visit: April 2018
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