Owned by Nadine, a native New Yorker and former resident of Tokyo, Stables (a nipa hut with counter stools for about six) is ... More
Stables Real Coffee
Owned by Nadine, a native New Yorker and former resident of Tokyo, Stables (a nipa hut with counter stools for about six) is a good place for coffee and conversation. Nadine's interests range from crystals and gemstones to coaching a local beach soccer team called, not surprisingly, "Real Coffee Boom Boom." The coffee is brewed from freshly ground beans selected by Nadine herself, which probably explains why there is nothing quite like it on the island. Nadine also makes excellent cakes and cookies. Try the banana or carrot cake, or the chocolate brownies.
My boyfriend and I were just walking along the beach one morning when I smelled this newly-baked muffins...a mouth-watering smell of butter and lemon. We went inside this "eskinita" along station 1 beside Bans, and boy oh boy!!! I got hypnotized by the aroma...made us so hungry and took a quick large bite of the muffin. Nadine said that instead of lemon, which is quite expensive here in the Philippines, she uses ...what else but Calamansi! This is a MUST-TRY. You can't leave Boracay without trying their Calamansi Muffin. And I am so excited to have it on our next visit next month!!!
I've been going to Boracay since the 90s when Real Coffee's location was closer to Station 2 and as early as then, people were already flocking to Nadine's place. I still remember the first time I had the pesto omelet... it was pure bliss. The brownies and calamansi cake are great as well! Of course, it's a given that the coffee is superb.
I'll be going to Boracay in a few weeks and even if my hotel rate includes breakfasts for two, I'm sure my hubby and I will forego those and will head off to Real Coffee instead. :) Can't wait!
Best coffee on the island and great conversation with everyone at the coffee shop. Loved sitting at the open bar just talking and drinking coffee. Highly recommend. Plus, they make their own cookies and the chocolate chip are to die for.
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