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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for staff in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
Socially distanced dining tables
Staff required to regularly wash hands
Tables disinfected between guests
Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Lots of options here. Ordered fish and chips (good) and pizza (not great). They take great safety measures to be careful, clean and cautious for their customers. Internet working so was able to get some work done. Thanks for the great service
An interesting and varied menu of good food served by friendly attentive staff. They make you feel welcome and at home after quickly learning your preferences.
The inside open atmosphere is interesting, but we usually sit outside on the balcony to enjoy the breeze. The...music is also varied, interesting, and not overpowering. Internet is usually very good. Even the flower arrangements show the caring attention to detail.
We have been customers throughout the pandemic and found their safety measures to be excellent, reasonable, and realistic.
Fish and chips was my favorite menu item, but recently changed to breaded fish and rosti. Have tried lots of other interesting menu items too: never a disappointment.
The drink menu is also worth a try, especially with their happy hour special.
Sorry, gotta go: all this writing worked up an appetite.More
First time I have been able to visit El Nido and due to covid and lack of tourism many places remain closed. We ate here a few times during our trip and food was good, drinks were good and the staff are lovely and friendly....Also possible to get sandwiches to take away to bring on your boat tours. Beautiful view, and amazing decor/ ambience. Sad I was unable to see this place in normal times as I suspect from the layout that they usually have a music scene too. Chicken curry is a good option.More
We recently enjoyed Artcafe on our trip to El Nido. We enjoyed it so much we had to go a second time before returning home. The restaurant is very clean and has a nice view. There are so many options for food. You're likely to...find something you'll enjoy. Our favorites were the pizza, penne pesto with chicken, fish + chips, Indian Tikka Chicken masala and chicken parmegiano. We also really liked the fruit shakes for the kids and basil mojitos for the adults.More
Art Cafe has been a repeat spot for myself and my partner over the past 10 months we have been in El Nido. Weekly (and at times daily) we've gone to eat and also just enjoy our time at the restaurant.
Art cafe is probably...one of the best places to get internet in town. Going here during blackouts became a regular thing we did as Art Cafe uses solar, this saved us a lot of times as we both work freelance. Not only this but Art Cafe does really really good food. Me and my partners favourite was the chicken tikka and also the fish and chips. For drinks we regularly had shakes and fresh coconuts.
Lastly I want to mention the people that work at Art Cafe. As we went so regularly, we have become very familiar with the girls that work there. The service they provide is great but they are also really lovely people. We will really miss this restaurant.
If your in El Nido and your hungry, go to Art Cafe :)More
I go to Art Cafe regularly for drinks with friends and to do my online work.
They have a nice balcony and a cosy and artsy inside area.
It is nice to have a place to go to during these times of the pandemic, as...almost everything else in town is closed.
Plus, Art Cafe has a generator and wifi, which has been an absolute lifesaver during power outages.
It's a good place to come to for work or to meet friends. They also have some boardgames and a wide range of books available. The pizza is very good and so are the pastries!
The staff is super friendly and always very welcoming! I have also met the owner who is very nice and seems like she takes good care of her staff members!
Thank you Art Cafe for being there during these times. I hope you will stay open, as I will definitely be back! :)More
Great food.! Staff are very friendly and accommodating.
Been here every week for 3 consecutive months and every visit is worth it.
They have a very good internet connection that's why we're still able to do our work even we are 270km from our workplace....Thank you, Artcafe.More
I call this home away from home as its literally become my safe haven during Covid. Everyday I would come here to do my online work whilst drinking coffee and having a delicious meal. I also buy all my organic fruit and veggies from here,...as well as their delicious cheese, olive oil and home baked breads.
They also stock my favorite natural eco toiletries and I very much respect how Judith and her husband very much put themselves out there as a means of uplifting el nido with conservation issues such as banning plastic and regular beach clean ups. She has been an immense catalyst for change in this village.
The staff are all absolute sweethearts with whom we are all on first name basis, and I always feel calm and welcomed being here. Its also been a relief having art cafe here during internet and electricity breakdowns.. They are consistent with power and wifi..
So thank you for your incredible service and creating such a wonderful atmosphere despite these dire and intense times..More
Date of visit: October 2020
artcafeelnido, Owner at Artcafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2020
we truly appreciate your review and all the good things you mentioned. Your regular visits to Artcafe have helped us a great deal as well through these tough times. Thank so much and see you again soon.
One of few restaurants refusing to close down in El Nido during pandemic. Very good and reliable although once my steak was more done than medium well that i requested. Otherwise, always happy to dine there.