Coron’s otherworldly lakes, breathtaking islands, and unspoiled white sand beaches make this town a go-to destination among adventure seekers from across the globe. It’s no wonder that as it becomes more and more popular, it’s no longer a no-brainer to look for new places to eat here. Strolling around, you can spot both old and new Coron restaurants, making the town’s food scene interesting, as they serve sumptuous dishes from both local and international cuisines.
Of all the choices available, Yoorekka listed five cafés and new restaurants in Coron below that are either entirely new or just reopened within the past year or so to give even the most discriminating townsfolk and visitors an incredible gastronomic experience.
Where:Coastal Road (front of R2R Hotel), Barangay 5
Operating hours:6:30 AM to 11:00 PM daily
Summer Café & Bar’s minimalist interior is refreshing to the eyes, a turn on for its guests.
Images: Summer Café & Bar
Looking for places to eat in Coron? Try Summer Café & Bar. With its minimalist jellyfish and whale mural paintings that perfectly complement its pastel-colored plates and chairs, this cafe's ambience gives diners a tropical holiday feel. Foodies frequent this hippie place for its selections of tasty and picture-perfect brunch meals that come with a free cup of either Americano or jasmine tea. For something light yet nutritious, grab a bowl of fruit muesli with soya milk. If you happen to visit anytime in the morning, you can also try Summer’s smoothies and homemade yoghurt, as well as its brownies and cheesecakes, while listening to jazz music playing in the background.
Located by the roadside, Touch Wood Café has a Filipino house-inspired exterior that is a sure head-turner.
Image: Rose AnywaysTravel
Touch Wood Café’s earth-toned, rustic interior and exterior exude a calming effect. Upon checking in, artsy ones would surely notice its tree mural painting that extends up to the ceiling, giving off a one-with-nature feel. You can find almost all café essentials here, from coffees and shakes, waffles, sandwiches and cakes, to rice meals. What’s more, it also serves wines and cocktails. Looking for a WiFi hotspot? Touch Wood is the place to go if you’re itching to access Instagram and share your moments in Coron.
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Operating hours:7:00 AM to 12:00 MN, Tuesdays to Sundays
The Old House Restaurant has a timeless charm that lures foodies from all walks of life.
Image: The Old House Restaurant Coron
With its name, you would know that The Old House Restaurant has a vintage feel. With its steel chairs and tables, grill entrance, and more, the place will take you back to scenes from movies in the ‘80s or ‘90s. For the much older generation, the ’50s music playing in the background will definitely evoke nostalgia. The Old House Restaurant prides itself in its big servings of yummy yet affordable food, especially its fried chicken in a basket and the dozen selections of pasta which it’s known for. Its bestselling pastas in particular are Pomodoro, Pat’s Favorite, Spicy Tuna, and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Steve’s Pasaporte is a restaurant that serves nothing but original and superb recipes.
Steve’s Pasaporte takes pride in its original recipes, and advocates dining in restaurants serving slow food. At Steve’s, try Udes Pasta with Meatballs, Yay’s Cocochicken in White Sauce, Cac’s Vegan Pasta, and more. Dine outside in its huts for a totally different experience. Steve’s also has happy hours, usually from 5 to 8 PM, when you can avail of its “buy one, take one” promo on any alcoholic beverage of your choice, while enjoying the live band music. This WiFi zone resto also offers free use of its sound system for an arranged private dining experience for a group of up to 30 people.
5. Balay Karaenan
Where:National Highway, Barangay 5
Operating hours:8:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily
Experience a truly Filipino dining experience at Balay Karaenan that mainly prepares local food.
Image: Balay Karaenan CORON
Satisfy your tummy with Balay Karaenan’s freshly grilled seafood and other Filipino favorites, all prepared by local chefs. Balay Karaenan is phrase from the local dialect, Cuyonon, and it means “home dining.” The restaurant wants especially foreign travelers to feel at home as they experience Filipino hospitality. Among its must-eats are the seafood platter, chili crab, adobong pusit (marinated squid), fish steak, and more. Besides Filipino food, it also serves oriental and western cuisines. The restaurant’s interior proudly utilizes native materials like bamboo, giving foodies a truly Filipino dining experience. Balay Karaenan has also partnered with the newly opened accommodation Mountain View Garden Inn for the guests’ breakfast.
Go and check out these new restaurants and cafés in Coron, and don’t forget to tell us about your unforgettable experience with them in the comments section!
About Keith Anthony S. Fabro
Keith Anthony Fabro is a freelancer based in Narra, Palawan. He explores the great outdoors, talks to strangers, and designs promotional materials for a living. In his free time, he practices mindful meditation or reads anything about personality psychology and the natural environment, all while listening to mellow music. When inspiration strikes, he writes spoken poetry. He can live with just water and chocolates.
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