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Coffee in the Mountains: 5 Coffee Shops with a View near Bacolod

Satisfy your caffeine craving in the heart of nature by visiting these cafes in Bacolod.

By: Shanice Reyes | June 29, 2020

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Due to changing quarantine measures, the destination/s, store/s, establishment/s featured in this article might be temporarily closed under the latest government policies. LGUs might also implement health protocols and travel requirements. Please contact the establishment/s before visiting. Stay safe!


coffee shops with view

Whether you’re an avid coffee drinker or just hunting for nice views near the city, these coffee shops are perfect for you.

Image: Stonepeak Café Facebook Page

Bacolod is a city that offers many attractions: historic houses, resort parks, strips of delicious restaurants, and many more. Aside from these sources of joy, the genuine smiles from Bacolodnons also come from their daily dosage of caffeine. Ask any local where to find cheap but good quality coffee and you will end up with a list of several cafés around the city. But out of all these, the most beautiful coffee shops are those tucked away in the mountains with a generous view of nature.

Lucky for you, these outdoor coffee shops with a view are just a stone’s throw away from the metro! You could travel by bus or conveniently bring your own car. The smell of fresh-brewed coffee mixed with the natural breeze from the trees is just a ride away. Whether you’re yearning for a coffee getaway or just thinking of dropping by during your road trip, read on and check out these coffee shops with a view in Bacolod.


1. Rooster Café & Resto

Where: Barangay Guimbalaon (going Lantawan), Silay City, Negros Occidental
Operating hours: Daily; Tuesday to Sunday; 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Recommended budget for two: PhP300


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Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Rooster Café & Resto crows of its delicious menus

Image: Rooster Café & Resto Facebook Page

This chicken farm café with a breathtaking view of nature attracts a lot of caffeine junkies, tourists, and even bikers. Located minutes away from Bacolod City, Rooster Café & Resto is an outdoor hangout spot for foodies who also crave picture-perfect scenery and fresh air. There are birdcage chairs situated at the side of the café where you can pose for your Instagram feed. If you come with a large group, the cafe’s floor table with cushions, partnered with a charming view of the surrounding, is ideal for your get-together. Make sure to try the mango and strawberry tapioca, a must-try especially during humid days.



How to get to Rooster Café & Resto: Board a Victorias Ceres bus at the North Ceres Terminal and get off at Silay Public Market. Go to the back of the market and find a jeepney going to Barangay Guimbalaon and ask the driver to drop you off at Sitio Mansiginon. From there, find a habal-habal (motorcycle for hire) and tell the driver to bring you to Rooster Café & Resto.


2. Duyan Café

Where: Sitio Lantawan, Barangay Guimbalaon, Silay City, Negros Occidental
Operating hours:
Monday to Friday; 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM
Saturday and Sunday; 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Recommended budget for two: PhP300


cafe shops

Pop by for a bite and a view at the Duyan Café located at Sitio Lantawan, Silay City.

Image: Duyan Café Facebook Page

Bask in fresh air while sipping a hot cup of coffee at Duyan Café. The moment you step foot at the café, the glorious display of green slopes and cerulean horizon will welcome you. The Hiligaynon term “duyan” means cradle or hammock, which describes the experience customers can have: idly swinging and passingtime while enjoying the company of friends. Besides durable and locally-sourced native hammocks, there are also tables for two and a deck where customers can face a picturesque view of the mountain while eating and drinking.

How to get to Duyan Café: From Silay Public Market, take a jeepney heading to Barangay Guimbalaon and get off at Sitio Mansiginon. Then, hire and ride a habal-habal going to Duyan Café.



3. Stonepeak Café

Where: KM 45 Don Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental
Operating hours: Monday to Sunday; 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Recommended budget for two: PhP400 (includes PhP50 entrance and food)


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Stonepeak Café also accommodates guests’ requests for wedding photoshoots or special events.

Image: Stonepeak Café Facebook Page

At Stonepeak Café, you will be greeted by pine trees, a stone house, and a penchant for romance. You might have come with intentions of only having a cup of coffee, but you might leave with a booking for your wedding as well! This garden café is most charming during sundown—perfect for silhouette photo-ops. Positioned in KM 45, the place is relaxing during the early morning and late afternoon since the area is in the open and would be hot during midday. Hence, it’s best to visit the café when the sun is not at its peak.

How to get to Stonepeak Café: From Ceres South Terminal, hop on a San Carlos via Don Salvador Ceres bus. Ask the driver to drop you at Stonepeak Café or KM 45. Once you get off, you can walk towards the café entrance.


4. Jomax Peak

Where: Barangay Kumaliskis, Don Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental
Operating hours: Monday to Sunday; 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Recommended budget for two: PhP1,000 (minimum entrance fee for five people)


coffee places

Besides having coffee, you can relax and destress with Jomax Peak’s Whole Body Therapeutic Massage at only PhP150.

Image: Jomax Peak Facebook Page

Don Salvador Benedicto’s chilly and fresh mountain breeze will embrace you as you sip unlimited hot coffee while marveling at the awesome view of the mountain. Jomax Peak offers daytime accommodations and overnight camping for guests with reservations ahead of time. Most of the visitors stay at night and camp under the stars, and when sunlight greets the morning, guests start the day with an awesome panoramic view of the mountain. Take note that the facility has some guidelines to maintain peace and respect the customers’ privacy.



How to get to Jomax Peak: Get on a San Carlos via Don Salvador Ceres bus at the South Ceres Terminal. Tell the bus conductor or driver to drop you off in front of Jomax Peak. The café is along the highway so it is easy to spot.


5. Kusinata

Where: Baranggay Kumaliskis, Don Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental
Operating hours: Friday to Sunday; 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Recommended budget for two: PhP550


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“Kusinata” comes from the phrase “Kitchen for the Ata” since it is dedicated to indigenous people.

Image: Gladys Minerva C. Andrada

Perched on the side of a cliff overlooking green mountains and the lush scenery of Malatan-og falls, this café can detoxify and refresh one’s mind. The beautiful view complements the restaurant’s unique dishes of international standards using indigenous ingredients from Don Salvador Benedicto’s forests. Kusinata is not only a café and restaurant, but is also a social enterprise advocacy focused on providing livelihood training to the indigenous people (IPs) who are given jobs. Although the restaurant is only open during weekends, arrangements can also be made for large groups who want to visit during weekdays.

How to get to Kusinata: Following the same directions on how to get to Don Salvador Benedicto from the previous two numbers, ask the bus conductor to drop you off at Kusinata, or previously known as KM 48.5.



Visit Yoorekka to discover more unique places in Bacolod!


Away from the bustle and hustle of the city, have your cup of coffee in peace in one of these outdoor cafés.


This article was originally published in Yoorekka on January 14, 2020.


Check out this video:


Due to changing quarantine measures, the destination/s, store/s, establishment/s featured in this article might be temporarily closed under the latest government policies. LGUs might also implement health protocols and travel requirements. Please contact the establishment/s before visiting. Stay safe!


coffee shops with view

Whether you’re an avid coffee drinker or just hunting for nice views near the city, these coffee shops are perfect for you.

Image: Stonepeak Café Facebook Page

Bacolod is a city that offers many attractions: historic houses, resort parks, strips of delicious restaurants, and many more. Aside from these sources of joy, the genuine smiles from Bacolodnons also come from their daily dosage of caffeine. Ask any local where to find cheap but good quality coffee and you will end up with a list of several cafés around the city. But out of all these, the most beautiful coffee shops are those tucked away in the mountains with a generous view of nature.

Lucky for you, these outdoor coffee shops with a view are just a stone’s throw away from the metro! You could travel by bus or conveniently bring your own car. The smell of fresh-brewed coffee mixed with the natural breeze from the trees is just a ride away. Whether you’re yearning for a coffee getaway or just thinking of dropping by during your road trip, read on and check out these coffee shops with a view in Bacolod.


1. Rooster Café & Resto

Where: Barangay Guimbalaon (going Lantawan), Silay City, Negros Occidental
Operating hours: Daily; Tuesday to Sunday; 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Recommended budget for two: PhP300


coffee shops

Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Rooster Café & Resto crows of its delicious menus

Image: Rooster Café & Resto Facebook Page

This chicken farm café with a breathtaking view of nature attracts a lot of caffeine junkies, tourists, and even bikers. Located minutes away from Bacolod City, Rooster Café & Resto is an outdoor hangout spot for foodies who also crave picture-perfect scenery and fresh air. There are birdcage chairs situated at the side of the café where you can pose for your Instagram feed. If you come with a large group, the cafe’s floor table with cushions, partnered with a charming view of the surrounding, is ideal for your get-together. Make sure to try the mango and strawberry tapioca, a must-try especially during humid days.



How to get to Rooster Café & Resto: Board a Victorias Ceres bus at the North Ceres Terminal and get off at Silay Public Market. Go to the back of the market and find a jeepney going to Barangay Guimbalaon and ask the driver to drop you off at Sitio Mansiginon. From there, find a habal-habal (motorcycle for hire) and tell the driver to bring you to Rooster Café & Resto.


2. Duyan Café

Where: Sitio Lantawan, Barangay Guimbalaon, Silay City, Negros Occidental
Operating hours:
Monday to Friday; 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM
Saturday and Sunday; 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Recommended budget for two: PhP300


cafe shops

Pop by for a bite and a view at the Duyan Café located at Sitio Lantawan, Silay City.

Image: Duyan Café Facebook Page

Bask in fresh air while sipping a hot cup of coffee at Duyan Café. The moment you step foot at the café, the glorious display of green slopes and cerulean horizon will welcome you. The Hiligaynon term “duyan” means cradle or hammock, which describes the experience customers can have: idly swinging and passingtime while enjoying the company of friends. Besides durable and locally-sourced native hammocks, there are also tables for two and a deck where customers can face a picturesque view of the mountain while eating and drinking.

How to get to Duyan Café: From Silay Public Market, take a jeepney heading to Barangay Guimbalaon and get off at Sitio Mansiginon. Then, hire and ride a habal-habal going to Duyan Café.



3. Stonepeak Café

Where: KM 45 Don Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental
Operating hours: Monday to Sunday; 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Recommended budget for two: PhP400 (includes PhP50 entrance and food)


Bacolod

Stonepeak Café also accommodates guests’ requests for wedding photoshoots or special events.

Image: Stonepeak Café Facebook Page

At Stonepeak Café, you will be greeted by pine trees, a stone house, and a penchant for romance. You might have come with intentions of only having a cup of coffee, but you might leave with a booking for your wedding as well! This garden café is most charming during sundown—perfect for silhouette photo-ops. Positioned in KM 45, the place is relaxing during the early morning and late afternoon since the area is in the open and would be hot during midday. Hence, it’s best to visit the café when the sun is not at its peak.

How to get to Stonepeak Café: From Ceres South Terminal, hop on a San Carlos via Don Salvador Ceres bus. Ask the driver to drop you at Stonepeak Café or KM 45. Once you get off, you can walk towards the café entrance.


4. Jomax Peak

Where: Barangay Kumaliskis, Don Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental
Operating hours: Monday to Sunday; 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Recommended budget for two: PhP1,000 (minimum entrance fee for five people)


coffee places

Besides having coffee, you can relax and destress with Jomax Peak’s Whole Body Therapeutic Massage at only PhP150.

Image: Jomax Peak Facebook Page

Don Salvador Benedicto’s chilly and fresh mountain breeze will embrace you as you sip unlimited hot coffee while marveling at the awesome view of the mountain. Jomax Peak offers daytime accommodations and overnight camping for guests with reservations ahead of time. Most of the visitors stay at night and camp under the stars, and when sunlight greets the morning, guests start the day with an awesome panoramic view of the mountain. Take note that the facility has some guidelines to maintain peace and respect the customers’ privacy.



How to get to Jomax Peak: Get on a San Carlos via Don Salvador Ceres bus at the South Ceres Terminal. Tell the bus conductor or driver to drop you off in front of Jomax Peak. The café is along the highway so it is easy to spot.


5. Kusinata

Where: Baranggay Kumaliskis, Don Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental
Operating hours: Friday to Sunday; 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Recommended budget for two: PhP550


new year

“Kusinata” comes from the phrase “Kitchen for the Ata” since it is dedicated to indigenous people.

Image: Gladys Minerva C. Andrada

Perched on the side of a cliff overlooking green mountains and the lush scenery of Malatan-og falls, this café can detoxify and refresh one’s mind. The beautiful view complements the restaurant’s unique dishes of international standards using indigenous ingredients from Don Salvador Benedicto’s forests. Kusinata is not only a café and restaurant, but is also a social enterprise advocacy focused on providing livelihood training to the indigenous people (IPs) who are given jobs. Although the restaurant is only open during weekends, arrangements can also be made for large groups who want to visit during weekdays.

How to get to Kusinata: Following the same directions on how to get to Don Salvador Benedicto from the previous two numbers, ask the bus conductor to drop you off at Kusinata, or previously known as KM 48.5.



Visit Yoorekka to discover more unique places in Bacolod!


Away from the bustle and hustle of the city, have your cup of coffee in peace in one of these outdoor cafés.


This article was originally published in Yoorekka on January 14, 2020.


Check out this video:



author

Shanice Reyes writes to buy herself good coffee and bike parts. When she's not writing, you can find her playing Ultimate Frisbee, traveling to new places, or hanging out with her dogs and tarantulas. Though she has an irrational fear of heights, she'd love to try sky-diving one day.

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