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7 Nice Restaurants in Boracay Where You Can Get Your Light Snack Fix

Thinking of food to munch on in between your activities?

By: Karen Bermejo | July 14, 2021
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Image: Nonie’s

When we travel, we always have a few places in mind for where to eat and grab some food. With all the walking, swimming, and fun activities you’ll experience at Boracay, you’ll need something to munch on.

If you’re starving but don’t want a full meal just yet, here’s a list of light snacks spots in Boracay you can go to.

1. Merly’s BBQ Boracay

Operating Hours: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM daily
How to Order: Call 0939 8831416 for advance orders and delivery to nearby hotels

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The original chori burger at Merly’s BBQ Boracay is a favorite among locals.

Image: The Smart Local

The chori burger, or slices of grilled chorizo (pork sausage) in a bun, has become so popular that it inspired many versions. But the mother of all chori burgers can be found at Merly’s BBQ Boracay. The barbeque food stall along White Beach has stood the test of time and continues to outdo competitors. While many have copied their signature offering, most tourists still prefer the simplicity of the original version. Here, you can have a Chori Burger on the go for PhP45.

2. Lemoni Café and Restaurant

Operating Hours: 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM daily

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Avocado and smoked salmon on multigrain bread

Image: Lemoni Café and Restaurant

If you’re a morning person, you can head to Lemoni Café and Restaurant. The place has a refreshing vibe with its plants and light-colored interiors. Diners can choose from more than 15 items on their all-day breakfast menu. One recommended dish is their homemade Pinoy Tapa (dried or cured beef) at PhP380, served with two sunny-side-up eggs, mixed fruits, and atchara (pickled papaya) on the side. They have healthy dishes, too, such as their avocado and smoked salmon on multigrain bread. They also offer vegetarian, lactose-free, and gluten-free food. Lemoni is likewise known for its desserts and cakes.

3. The Sunny Side Cafe

Operating Hours: 7:00 AM to 9:30 PM daily

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Bacon and mango grilled cheese sandwich

Image: The Sunny Side Cafe

Another place for great breakfast food is The Sunny Side Cafe. They are famous for dishes like Bacon and Mango Grilled Cheese Sandwich (PhP390), Espresso-Caramel Pancakes (PhP310), and Chorizo Baked Mac (PhP240), which are all perfect for any time of the day. You can pair your meal with their specialty coffee roasted by The EDSA Beverage Group. People who know the place don't just go back for the food, but for the chic restaurant vibe, too.

4. Harhar Prawn Mee Soup

Operating Hours: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily

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A filling bowl of noodles from Harhar Prawn Mee Soup.

Image: D’Park Food Hub Boracay

TThe specialty at Harhar Prawn Mee Soup is, of course, their Singapore-style prawn noodle soup. Traditionally called hae mee (prawn noodles), this dish is originally from Hokkien and was brought over to Singapore by Chinese immigrants. These noodles are served with prawns and meat in a rich broth.

Harhar Prawn Mee Soup also serves kaya (coconut jam) toast in the classic Singaporean style. The toasted bread filled with homemade coconut jam is perfect for merienda (snacks) or breakfast on the go. It is best paired with their Milo Dinosaur, a milkshake made of the famous chocolate drink.

5. Real Coffee & Tea Cafe

Operating Hours: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily

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Freshly baked calamansi muffins

Image: Real Coffee & Tea Cafe

Real Coffee & Tea Cafe is the home of the popular calamansi (calamondin) muffin. It is a favorite take-home gift or pasalubong from Boracay. The place is one of the oldest cafes in Boracay, but they continue to build new connections with their customers. You might even get to talk with the owner when she’s around. Their Calamansi Muffin (PhP60) is best paired with their strong Real Coffee Brew (PhP120).

Unlike other famous coffee chains, they don’t have WiFi and air-conditioning. While eating, you can enjoy a view of the beach and get to feel the sea breeze.

6. Steampunk

Operating Hours: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM daily

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A mouthwatering version of chori burger

Image: Steampunk Boracay

If you need to satisfy your hunger, SteamPunk has specialty burgers heavy on meaty goodness. One of these is their Triple X Burger (PhP620), which is loaded with a 500-gram beef patty. Their famous Burgerella (PhP235) comes with a mozzarella-stuffed patty. Both are best paired with potato wedges. Their transformation of the classic chori burger is also a hit. This restaurant in Boracay serves all their sliders and specialty sandwiches with fresh homemade buns. To quench your thirst, they also offer punk shakes on the menu.

7. Nonie's

Operating Hours: 11:00 AM to 8:30 PM
How to order: Call 0912 3948948 or order via Mr. Swift or My Boracay Guide

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Spicy beef bao from Nonie’s

Image: Nonie’s

If you prefer something light, you can try going to Nonie’s. This healthy restaurant serves gourmet dishes made with locally sourced products. Nonie’s Bao Slider (PhP250), made with vegan patties, is both healthy and light that you can have two servings in one sitting. Another great snack for any time of the day is their smoothie bowl. The newest addition to their menu is a grilled squid salad made with fresh grilled squid, seasonal greens, torched orange, pickled cucumber, and a special in-house dressing. You can pair your meal with their fresh, cold-pressed drinks (PhP160 to PhP170) or coffee brewed with an Aeropress (PhP145).

Visit Yoorekka Consumer Magazine for more food and dining options in Boracay!

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This article was originally published in Yoorekka on February 3, 2018.

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About Karen Bermejo
Karen writes to earn a living, tell stories and promote her advocacies. She’s a traveler and a volunteer. Her adventurous soul makes her more comfortable to sleep on the couch of a stranger than pay bucks for accommodation. Her ultimate dream is to travel the world, master a foreign language and learn how to swim. To keep her sanity while chasing her dreams, she chases waterfalls on weekends.
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