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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best place in Dumaguete, Nice ambiance and friendly staff 👍 Recommended restaurant in the region rest assure that we will back as soon as possible.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Juvelyn Jatulan, Owner at Buglas Isla Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words! We're delighted you enjoyed our ambiance and friendly staff. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is good and the service is superb 👌 specially with Joan assisting......... their bibingka is also a must try in the afternoon.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Juvelyn Jatulan, Owner at Buglas Isla Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed the food and superb service, especially with Joan assisting. We're glad you loved the Bibingka too! Looking forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed April 30, 2024 via mobile

The place was nice. The ambience of the restaurant was good. But the food, considering its price, wasn’t something you will come back for. Or it was probably just our orders: Loco Moco, Binagoongan, Tapa.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Juvelyn Jatulan, Owner at Buglas Isla Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2024

Thank you for your feedback! We're glad you enjoyed the ambiance. We'll take your comments about the food into consideration to improve our offerings. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future.

Reviewed March 18, 2024

Excellent customer service and the food is chef’s kiss! Will recommend to all who visits Dumaguete. Will definitely come back soon.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Juvelyn Jatulan, Owner at Buglas Isla Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2024

Thank you so much for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our food and service. We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Reviewed March 10, 2024

Such a cozy place, special shout out to Sir Ronel and Sir Bon Real, they made us feel at home. They are very attentive and will take good care of you. Such a lucky restaurant to have great servers. Kudos!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Juvelyn Jatulan, Owner at Buglas Isla Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2024

Thank you for your kind words! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience at our restaurant. We'll make sure to pass along your compliments to Sir Ronel and Sir Bon Real. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Reviewed March 8, 2024

Good Food Big Serving Value for money Great Ambiance One of the best restaurants in Dumaguete. They serve brunch and all day breakfast

Date of visit: March 2024
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Juvelyn Jatulan, Owner at Buglas Isla Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2024

Thank you for your positive review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our food, generous portions, ambiance, and overall dining experience. We appreciate your kind words and hope to welcome you back soon!

Reviewed February 11, 2024

Had a perfect shot of espresso to start my day. Place us relaxing with all smile staff from the bar to our waitstaff Bon Real who was just amazing all the time! Allergy friendly too. Thank you for a nice experience.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Juvelyn Jatulan, Owner at Buglas Isla Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2024

Thank you for your kind words! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your espresso and found our place relaxing. We'll be sure to pass along your compliments to Bon Real and our staff. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for another pleasant...More

Reviewed February 11, 2024

A nice place for breakfast, coffee, and some sweets. Prices are quite reasonable considering the ambience and place. Service was superb, too! Shout out to our server Bon Real - he was engaging and responsive the whole time.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Juvelyn Jatulan, Owner at Buglas Isla Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2024

Thank you for your positive feedback! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us, from breakfast to sweets. We're thrilled that you found our prices reasonable and our service superb. Bon Real will be delighted to receive your shout-out! We look forward...More

Reviewed February 11, 2024

Delicious food and the ambient is nostalgic. Excellent service from Mr. Bon Real, our waiter, who is very nice and welcomed us with a warm smile. Daghang salamat kuya. :)

Date of visit: February 2024
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Juvelyn Jatulan, Owner at Buglas Isla Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2024

Thank you for your kind words! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed our delicious food and nostalgic ambiance. We'll be sure to pass along your compliments to Mr. Bon Real for his excellent service. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! :)

Reviewed February 11, 2024

Food is great. I enjoyed the one of a kind ensaymada pudding. Bon Real service is recommendable! Thank you for making our shirt trip and breakfast a fulfilling one.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Juvelyn Jatulan, Owner at Buglas Isla Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2024

Thank you for your kind words! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed our food, especially the unique ensaymada pudding. We strive to provide excellent service, and we're thrilled that you found Bon Real service recommendable. It was our pleasure to make your short trip...More

Reviewed February 11, 2024

Great service of Bon Real (waiter). Food ane ambiance awesome. Looking forward to hang out longer with my family and barkada.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Juvelyn Jatulan, Owner at Buglas Isla Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2024

Thank you for your positive feedback! We're thrilled you enjoyed the great service from Bon Real and found the food and ambiance awesome. We can't wait to welcome you and your family and barkada back for another fantastic hangout session.

Reviewed February 3, 2024

This spot was perfect, we went here for breakfast And we found here a peaceful moment under mango trees, perfectly located, The food And drinks were really tasteful, And our waiter Ronnel was the perfection. It’s the place to be to have a nice peaceful...moment for resting while eating And drinking.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Juvelyn Jatulan, Owner at Buglas Isla Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2024

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your breakfast under the mango trees and had a peaceful moment. It's fantastic that you found the food and drinks tasteful, and we're especially glad to hear that Ronnel provided...More

Reviewed January 28, 2024

We ate lunch here to kill a little time before flying. On arrival staff were friendly and made us feel welcome. There was a good variety of dishes on the menu and reasonably priced. The live singer outside created a lovely atmosphere which was an...added bonus. Edmund served us and was very efficient but one of his colleagues who took our dessert order was very happy and fun to talk to. He recommended their signature ice cream and the best chocolate cake I’ve ever eaten.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Juvelyn Jatulan, Owner at Buglas Isla Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2024

Thank you for choosing us for your pre-flight lunch! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed the friendly staff, varied menu, and the delightful atmosphere with live music. It's wonderful to know that Edmund and his colleague added to your experience, and we appreciate your kind...More

Reviewed January 27, 2024

Great food! Our server, Ron Real is very attentive and gave us information about the history of Buglas and its meaning. He makes sure that we are satisfied with the food and his service. We highly recommend this place.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Juvelyn Jatulan, Owner at Buglas Isla Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2024

Thank you for your kind words! We're delighted you enjoyed the great food and appreciated Ron Real's attentive service and insights into Buglas. We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Reviewed January 25, 2024 via mobile

While traveling through the Philippines we came to Dumaguete and I was hungry for a hamburger. We found Buglas Isla. The restaurant is beautiful and the food was fabulous. I had a hamburger and my daughter a fruit plate both were delicious and served by...Ronnel and Bon Real who gave exceptional service. I can honestly recommend Buglas Isla.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Juvelyn Jatulan, Owner at Buglas Isla Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2024

Thank you for your kind words! We're thrilled you enjoyed our delicious offerings and exceptional service from Ronnel and Bon Real. It was a pleasure having you at Buglas Isla, and we appreciate your recommendation. Look forward to serving you again!

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  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 5