Thursday, February 21, 2019

Coffee Date in BULACAN: Highly Recommended Homegrown Cafes in Bulacan

Cafes and restaurants are sprouting like mushrooms in the recent years in the province of Bulacan most especially in Malolos, the province's capital city.

Coffee shops became a popular venue for business meetings, quick get together with family/friends or some alone time studying for school, watching movies/series or listening to music while sipping your favorite drink.

Each cafe has its own well-crafted menu from their signature coffees, ice blended beverages, cookies, cakes, salads and sandwiches, pasta dishes and some are even offering rice meals to attract more customers and create loyal ones.

Here is a list of Bulacan's highly recommended homegrown cafes based on my personal experience.



1. Cafe+ Coffee.Brunch.Dessert

Cafe+ Coffe Brunch Dessert Plaridel Bulacan

Established in September 2013, Cafe+ located 5 minutes away from NLEX Sta. Rita exit can be considered as one of the best coffee and dessert shop in Bulacan. The menu offerings are worthy of comparison to other commercialized cafes in Metro Manila. Aside from coffee and dessert, they also offer brunch from store opening to 2PM and pasta dishes from 2PM onwards. Although the place is situated along a busy road, it still offers a cozy ambiance whether you are seated inside or outside the cafe. In August 2017, Cafe+ opened its first branch in Munoz, Nueva Ecija.


Must Try: Coffee, Milo Volcano, Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie, Mama's Crispy Tapa, Sausage Feast, Red Velvet Cheesecake, Banana Caramel Waffle, Panini Sandwiches

Budget: 200 - 400 pesos for two people

Address: 3739 Cagayan Valley Road, Brgy Tabang, Plaridel, Bulacan
Parking Area: Available
Operating Hours: 9AM to 10PM | Monday to Sunday
Contact Details: (044) 325 0279




2. ETC: Endearing Tea and Coffee

Endearing Tea and Coffee Calumpit Bulacan

A charming cafe with a laid back ambiance is the setup of ETC located in a residential village in Calumpit Bulacan where you could also find a row of different restaurants. The cafe is decorated with different kinds of table and chairs and accentuated by capiz chandelier. Books are available if you want some alone time reading and a ukelele guitar if you are more inclined to music. High-speed wifi is also free to use.


Must Try: Coffee, Blended Drinks, Longanisa Pasta, ETC Pomelo Salad

Budget: 200 - 400 pesos for two people

Address: Lot 10, Blk 5, La Residencia, Villares Village, Calumpit, Bulacan
Parking Area: Side Street Parking
Operating Hours: 11AM to 12MN | Monday to Sunday
Contact Details: 0917 805 0611


3. Coffeenity


Coffeenity Malolos Bulacan

Coffee + Community = Coffeenity.
Coffeenity is located along the busy road of Mc-Arthur Hi-Way where traffic is comparable to EDSA. The facade is not that attractive but the indoors will surprise you with its homey feel ambiance. They serve great coffee and good food perfect for catch up times with friends. What makes this coffee shop differs from the others is their live music on weekends.


Must Try: Coffee, Pastries

Budget: 150 to 300 pesos for two people

Address: KM41 McArthur Hi-Way, Brgy Sumapang Matanda, Malolos City
Parking Area: Limited Parking Slots
Operating Hours: 9AM to 10PM | Monday to Thursday and Saturday
                             9AM to 11PM | Friday
                             10AM to 10PM | Sunday
Contact Details: (044) 764 5205


4. Sirius Espresso

Sirius Espresso Plaridel Bulacan

Aside from the good coffee and good food, Sirius Espresso also offers Instagram-worthy interior, relaxing ambiance and quiet place for alone time. Although this cafe is not accessible via public transportation (except for tricycle) since it is located in a diversion road where mostly private cars pass by you would not regret going here.


Must Try: Coffee, Blended Drinks, Pesto Pasta, Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Budget: 200 to 400 pesos for two people

Address: 2nd Floor, Total Gasoline Station, Plaridel-Pulilan Diversion Road, Brgy Parulan, Plaridel, Bulacan
Parking Area: Available
Operating Hours: 2PM to 12AM | Tuesday to Sunday





5. Bombo's Tea and Coffee

Bombo's Tea and Coffee Bocaue Bulacan

Named after the owner's grandfather, Bombo is a tea and coffee shop which was established in August 2016. This hole-in-the-wall coffee shop is a must try when visiting the town of Bocaue. It offers good ambiance with it's decorated interiors depending on the season/occasion and good food/drinks to share with family/friends while listening to soothing instrumental music.


Must Try: Coffee, Blended Drinks, Bombo's Triple Treat

Budget: 200 - 400 pesos for two people

Address: 60 McArthur Hi-Way, Brgy Binang 2nd, Bocaue, Bulacan
Operating Hours: 12PM to 10PM | Tuesday to Thursday
                             12PM to 12MN | Friday to Sunday
Parking Area: Limited Parking Slots | Side Street Parking
Contact Details:  (044) 309 2967


6. Papi's Cafe

Papi's Cafe Boufe Malolos Bulacan

Papi's Cafe is among the best boutique cafes that serve the best milkshake in the province of Bulacan. Their nutella and avocado milkshake is a must try for first-time visitors. The cafe is located inside a clothing boutique (Boufe) in downtown Malolos. Although they can accommodate few people only due to space limitation, their Instagram-worthy interiors, delicious menu offerings, and trendy clothes would give you enough reason to visit Papi's.


Must Try: Milkshake, Coffee

Budget: 200 - 400 pesos for two people

Address: 10 Tanjeco St, Brgy San Vicente, Malolos City (inside Boufe Boutique)
Parking Area: Pay Parking at the Malolos Cathedral Patio
Operating Hours: 9AM to 7PM | Monday to Sunday
Contact Details: (044) 795 5490


7. Cafe Silvara

Cafe Silvara Bocaue Bulacan

The exterior and interior are not that attractive compared to other cafes in Bulacan. The simplicity of the interior is enough to concentrate much more on the food and drinks the cafe offers.


Must Try: Milk Tea, Coffee, Yangchow Fried Rice, Salmon Belly Sinigang, Pork Binagoongan

Budget: 200 to 400 pesos for two people

Address:  Violeta Subdivision, Brgy Binang 2nd, Bocaue, Bulacan
Parking Area: Available
Operating Hours: 10AM to 10PM | Monday to Sunday
Contact Details: (044) 769 0960


8. Bavarian Coffee Co.

Bavarian Coffee Co Baliwag Bulacan

Originally located in Plaridel (same building as Sirius Espresso) until they decided to focus on their Baliwag store which is more accessible via public transportation. Bavarian Coffee Co. offers genuine quality coffee experience in a classy ambiance located in a one-stop community hub. A great place to bond with family and friends over coffee, pastries, pasta, and burger.


Must Try: Coffee, Blended Drinks

Budget: 200 to 400 pesos for two people

Address: 2nd Floor, 3006 A Square, DRT Hi-Way, Brgy Pinagbarilan, Baliwag, Bulacan
Parking Area: Available
Operating Hours: 11AM to 1130PM | Monday to Sunday
Contact Details: 0956 953 9177


9. Cafe Galilea

Cafe Galilea Bustos Bulacan

Located in front of the Galilee Wonderland Resort, Cafe Galilea is a gem of Bustos in terms of quality of food and service. The cafe provides a vibrant atmosphere perfect for family and friend meet-ups. Foods and drinks are of excellent quality at a reasonable price.


Must Try: Coffee, Blended Drinks, Rice Meals

Budget: 200 to 400 pesos for two people

Address: 1163 General Alejo Santos Hi-Way, Brgy San Pedro, Bustos, Bulacan
Parking Area: Available
Operating Hours: 12NN to 12MN | Monday to Sunday
Contact Details: 0917 790 6374


10. Wence' Dessert Cafe

Wence' Dessert Cafe Malolos Guiguinto Bulacan

One of the best cafe in Bulacan which offers quality food at an affordable price.
Since March 2016, Wence' Dessert Cafe offers shakes, fries, toast, waffle, burger, pasta and rice meals to their patrons in Malolos and Guiguinto area. In June 2017, they brought their brand to San Fernando, Pampanga.


Must Try: Milkshakes, Belgian Waffle with Ice Cream, Shibuya Honey Toast

Budget: 100 to 200 pesos for two people

Address: Twins Plaza, KM41 McArthur Hi-Way, Brgy Bulihan, Malolos City
               621 Manila North Road, Brgy Ilang-Ilang, Guiguinto, Bulacan
Parking Area: Available
Operating Hours: 11AM to 10PM | Monday to Sunday
Contact Details: 0922 250 4511 (Malolos)
                           0936 542 3123 (Guiguinto)
                  www.facebook.com/wencemalolos
                  www.facebook.com/wenceguiguinto


11. Dog House Cafe

Dog House Cafe Malolos Bulacan

Dog House Cafe by BL Pet Shoppe and BarkingMad is a dog cafe, pet hotel and dog school in one, first of it's kind in Central Luzon which opened in December 2016. For 99PHP, two-legged visitors will have a chance to play around with their resident dogs for two hours. The cafe allows bringing of your own dog to play with the other dogs, a pet hotel where you could leave your dogs overnight if you are going out on a trip and a dog school where you can get your dog to learn tricks. There is a small area at the back where humans could enjoy blended drinks, coffee, juices, pasta, and sandwiches.


Must Try: Blended Drinks, Sandwiches

Budget: 200 - 400 pesos for two people

Address: 363 McArthur Hi-Way, Brgy Sta Cruz, Guiguinto, Bulacan
Parking Area: Side Street Parking
Operating Hours: 10AM to 9PM | Monday to Sunday
Contact Details: (044) 931 2287


12. Cafe Congreso

Cafe Congreso Malolos Bulacan

One of the most Instagram-worthy establishment in Bulacan because of it's pastel-colored setup. It became viral in 2017 because the cafe's interior is very much Wes Anderson inspired, it closely resembles the set of the movie The Grand Budapest Hotel. The cotton candy pink, teal green and gold accents provides cool and relaxing effects to the customers. Aside from coffee and blended drinks, you could also try their rice meals, pizza, homemade ice cream, and pastries. The cafe shows love and cares to the environment by providing steel straw for dine-in orders.


Must Try: Coffee, Blended Drinks

Budget: 200 to 400 pesos for two people

Address: G/F Don Mar Building, Paseo del Congreso Street, Brgy Catmon, Malolos City 3000
Parking Area: Limited Parking Slots
Operating Hours: 8AM to 10PM | Monday to Sunday
Contact Details: (044) 802 6517




13. Espresso Simpatico Cafe

Espresso Simpatico Cafe Guiguinto Bulacan


Espresso Simpatico Cafe is the favorite coffee shop in the municipality of Guiguinto which serves the best coffee and ice blended drinks. Aside from their great food and drinks at reasonable prices, their staff are accommodating and very friendly to the customers.


Must Try: Coffee, Blended Drinks, Cake, Pastry

Budget: 200 - 300 pesos for two people

Address: S Cube Building, Cagayan Valley Road, Brgy Sta Rita, Guiguinto, Bulacan
Parking Area: Available
Operating Hours: 10AM to 11PM | Monday to Sunday
Contact Details: (044) 764 9031
Facebook: www.facebook.com/espresso.simpatico
Instagram: www.instagram.com/espresso.simpatico




P.S. If you have other must-try cafes in the province of Bulacan, you may leave the name, location and recommended food/drinks in the comment box below. I will try to visit them soon and include it on the list above.


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