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Reviewed 1 week ago

Oldish place, with furniture that's praying for a change...but fantastic local food (fresh and tasty), attentive service and prices incredible low. No alcohol is served...try the fresh mango juice and you will not regret it! With 18 eur three persons will be full!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed November 3, 2021 via mobile

We went here to eat early dinner and good thing we reserved in advance via their Facebook messenger page. We ordered Bacon Carbonarra pasta which is super good not overwhelming, creamy but savory ❤️ and we also ordered cordon bleu with potato salad (the best)...and rice. Lastly, we had hawaiann pizza (no photo) which is plenty for the 2 of us that’s why we had to take it out. Over all would be back for sure! staffs are okay. :)More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed June 17, 2021 via mobile

Still one of the best restos in Legazpi City. The place is cozy, with air-condition ing but the doors kept open as this is safer in time of the pandemic. Food is same delish food. My fave is still the pork chop in balsamic sauce....However, their choices of side dishes decreased, maybe trying to cut costs coz of the pandemic.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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DidettePF, Owner at Small Talk Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2021

Thank you. Your feedback is a needed jab for Small Talk and the staff in this time of pandemic. Nakaka inspire po. As you correctly observed we have to cut cost, thus the decrease in the choices of side dish. But don't worry potato salad...More

Reviewed March 15, 2020 via mobile

This cafe was a short walk from my hotel. Attentive staff with good service. I had a few meals here and I was happy with the food. Also have a selection of desserts. Prices are probably a little higher but you are provided with a...well run establishment.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 29, 2020

Everytime i have visitors from abroad or from out of town, i always bring them here as the food is delish and best represents the Albayano cuisine. My fave is the Pili Basil Pasta and the Pork chop in balsamic sauce. Service of staff should...be improved however. It took a while for our food to be served as there were a lot of patrons during our visit. Maybe add more staff in the kitchen esp during busy hours.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 7, 2020 via mobile

Was happy with everything that was being served on the table. With less than 1k you can 4ppl with great appetite full! Would go back again .

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 11, 2020

First time to eat here so we tried their famous bicol express pasta and pili related desserts. The restaurant has a good interior and w/ background music. I'd love to come back here to try their pizza and other dishes.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed December 28, 2019 via mobile

Absolutely positively outstanding quality of food and their prices. Very charming restaurant whose staff and the ambiance make you feel at home. I highly recommend visiting this restaurant when in Legaspi!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 12, 2019

We had our dinner here and mind you, we ordered more than enough for two persons but we finished the entire food!! If I could rate this 6 stars I would! I really love the food and staff. If you are looking for authentic Bicolano...dishes, you must try Small Talk. Price is very cheap and service is good. You’ll feel like you’re eating on a fine dining restaurant. 👍🏼More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 28, 2019

We tried the laing, Bicol express, and the seafood fiesta. All of them were good although not outstanding. For dessert, we had the pili pie. The service was very friendly and polite, but they should change the background music. For the"old Legazpi" setting/ambiance, there should...be more appropriate music to give the diners a better experience.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 5, 2019

The menu was very interesting as it had Laing, Bicol Express, Pinangat Flavors to pizza and pasta. I liked the Bicol Express pasta, just the right hint of spicy and gata to make the dish interesting and flavorful. I also enjoyed the mountainous scoops of...ice cream that came with chilli (molten lava?). Partnering this with their fries made of gabi sealed the deal.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 18, 2019

Had dinner here. Thoughts? * This was the only place in the Philippines where we actually received decent service, despite spending a month in the country. * It serves 'Bicol' dishes which is what we ordered. * Although the food wasn't the tastiest I did...appreciate the authenticity. * Value was reasonable. * Nice setting A decent option overall.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed August 9, 2019 via mobile

Came early for a dinner.. bicol express is just okay.. staffs were distracted.. there should be staff assigned to a specific table..while in the middle of our meal, i requested that laing be reheated since it is still frozen in the middle.. bill took too...long and noticed that payment was not processed. I then decided to stand by their cashier and that was the time it was processed. And lo and behold. The reheated laing was served while our table was cleared away.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed May 19, 2019 via mobile

Not really interested.. I ordered Kare Kare its Look like old.... And very expensive Not competitive.. My freind ordered BBQ omg.. More fats meat he is very dissapointed. ICE tea tasteless.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 4, 2019 via mobile

The food here was better than expected. Maybe the portions are a bit small, but you’ll have room for their delicious desserts! The staff is só friendly, loved it! I really recommend this place if you stay in Legazpi!

Date of visit: April 2019
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Small Talk Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4