After 20 years as a small store in Station 1, Real Coffee has become so popular that they had to move to a bigger location in Station 2. They are famous for their calamansi muffins which even celebrities post about on social media. This is a must-try, along with their coffee, brewed by blending Filipino coffee with Italian espresso beans. Do make an order for the muffins a day in advance or you may find that it has already been sold out by the time you reach the cafe!
The ambience may be lacking here, but how often can you experience choosing your fresh from a wet market and have it cooked at one of the restaurants nearby? This is exactly what D'Talipapa offers and a bonus point would be that it costs way cheaper than the beachfront restaurants. Choose the seafood you want, at the quantity you want and have it cooked the way you want. Dining out can't get any more customised than this.
Looking for some authentic local cuisine? Smoke Resto offers just that and at wallet-friendly prices too! The menu is simple and typically offers rice-based meals. You have to try the bulalo, a soup dish which is made by cooking beef shanks and marrow bones till the collagen and fats become a broth. This is their signature dish and has won a Best Bulalo award a couple of years back.
For the health nuts, Lemoni Cafe serves healthy gourmet food and has an extensive brunch menu. Their desserts are handmade on site and their lemon tart is recommended for those who want a refreshingly sweet ending to their meal.
A popular restaurant chain, Mang Inasal has 400 plus branches in the Philippines. Come here for affordable and delicious local food such as their popular halo, a popular Filipino dessert of beans and fruit topped with shaved ice and milk, and chicken inasal, a local roast chicken dish
Marketed as the best fruit shake on the island, this snack bar definitely delivers what it promises. With more than 40 milkshake flavours, you'll be spoilt for choice! Too many to choose from? Try their Chocolate Banana Peanut shake, which many have tried and loved. Just be prepared to wait for your order as there's usually a crowd there.
If you are a meat lover, you'll be sure to enjoy a hearty BBQ meal here! They have an assortment of smoky meat platters but the restaurant is best known for their baby back ribs. Reservations are recommended as this restaurant is almost always full.
Considered one of Boracay's best-kept secrets, this restaurant is a little on the pricy side, however you will find it well worth your money. Dine on local food in a wooden hut atop a pond amongst tropical plants and leaves. They also have private cabanas, so do try and check if they are available. Shoes need to be removed before you enter the premises. This restaurant is quite hard to locate and a tip is to look for Summer Palace Hotel as it is just right beside it.
Another restaurant that is often fully booked, it would be good if you could make reservations for the place a day in advance. They serve local food and their speciality is the kare-kare, ox tail mixed with local vegetables and topped with a thick peanut sauce.
This restaurant is part of a resort located in the picturesque Diniwid Beach. People go there for its hilltop view and come back
raving about their food as well. This award-winning restaurant serves both local and international food.