The quirky interior of DoVa complements the twist they add to local cuisine. (Photo courtesy of DoVa Brunch Cafe)
When late for breakfast and in a hurry to school or work, DoVa Brunch Cafe
is the restaurant one can go to. The cafe, which puts emphasis on local cuisine, was established by celebrated Ilonggo Chef Miguel Cordova. DoVa is a haven of culinary creations that showcase a variety of local cuisine with an international twist. The brunch cafe serves one of the best French toasts in Iloilo. Don’t miss bringing a camera since the interiors, food, and experience are truly fit for posting on Instagram.
The original branch of DoVa is situated in La Paz Plaza, Iloilo City and the most recent one can be found at Iloilo Business Park. Prices at DoVa range from PhP120 to PhP300 per person.
2. Iloilo’s Nato & Helen Native and Seafoods Restaurant
The green building of Nato & Helen is easy to spot. (Photo courtesy of Iloilo's Nato & Helen Native and Seafoods Restaurant)
Every hungry tourist who come by Iloilo City must have at least one lunch or dinner at Iloilo’s Nato and Helen Native & Seafoods Restaurant
in Bolilao, Mandurriao. Here they can find shrimps, squid, milk fish, seer fish, blue marlin, oyster, and the like, which they can have cooked according to their preference. The family-style restaurant, which started small with only fish and oyster as the main offerings on the menu, is managed by the couple Renato and Helen Robles.
With the business growing, they now also provide catering services and boodle fight preparations for groups and organizations.
Nato & Helen is open from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM. People from all economic classes dine here because of their mouth-watering food and affordable prices.