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From the Kitchen of Mel's Cafe

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Sta. Catalina street, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental 6200, Philippines
+63 906 481 5019
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good77%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Cafe, Filipino, Asian
Sta. Catalina street, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental 6200, Philippines
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

shared lunch with friends there last week and it was great. third visit since "discovering" this after nearly four years in dgt city. between us my wife and shared fried dumplings, buffalo wings, a green salad with corn and house dressing, their signature tea, siomai...More

Thank john k
Reviewed 8 July 2017

small place, second floor on santa catalina, so its easy to miss. but my goodness, great food, very good prices and very good service. my first time to mels after living in dgt city nearly four years. the iced tea pitcher of home blend was...More

Thank john k
Reviewed 13 December 2016

My friends and I went to this cafe to try it out since most of the reviews were good. The place was quite small and cozy, mostly geared to students around the area. Food was good and soooo affordable. I ordered the cheezy dory for...More

1  Thank Maria Eliza Q. V
Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

I Googled the must see food stops around Dumaguete and I saw Mel's. We liked the ambiance and decorations. Its a quirky and friendly environment. The location is not hard to find, too. The cheesy Dory is great and the serving is big. My partner...More

1  Thank Kates A
Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

Read about from the kitchen of Mel's Café from a blog and the reviews were stellar so I went ahead and tried it. First off, location - ignore Google maps because it's wrong, Mel's cafe is a short walk away from Plaza. Go right just...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

Good variety, and decent food, probably the only lasagna bake with REAL bechamel sauce in Dumaguete. I like the selection of beverages, hot and cold, well prepared. The meal was quite good, served in time, pasta was a bit too sweet for my taste (Filipino...More

4  Thank wolf8668
Reviewed 28 August 2015

Treetop environment on the 2nd floor good service and good food and great fruit shakes Nice environment but gets busy at weekends

2  Thank karl m
Reviewed 24 June 2015 via mobile

It's a good place to go solo or go with a special someone since this place is not too crowded. I'm not actually sure if they have a wifi or not, but when I went there I think they don't have so all you can...More

3  Thank Jesse Paolo P
Reviewed 18 June 2015

I happen to pass by the place every time I visit Dumaguete. But, I never made the effort to try it out due mainly to its poorly designed signage and exteriors. Don't judge a book by its cover. Mel's Cafe has a lively feel and...More

2  Thank Tochi P
Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

used to be in my top 5 but the service was better before. now, it's much slower and servers do not have much product knowledge. the aircon sucks and there's no more WiFi. however, their food is still good. would recommend their cheezy dory, grilled...More

2  Thank Daphnie-D
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Restaurant Details

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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sta. Catalina street, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental 6200, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Negros Island  >  Negros Oriental  >  Dumaguete City
  • Phone Number: +63 906 481 5019
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