Real Coffee and Tea Cafe: Your Pit Stop for Classic Calamansi Muffins in Boracay
There might be a new face to the island of Boracay, but it is, without a doubt, home to many well-loved places established years before its restoration.
This ultimately includes Real Coffee and Tea Cafe in Station 2, Boracay, with offerings that visitors could not help but come back for more!
Real Coffee lets you in for a wonderful coffee and goodies experience on the island.
Established in 1996, expats mother and daughter tandem Mamma Lee and Nadine thought of putting up a business in the island of Boracay.
Having been to many places in the world, they saw Boracay as the place where they can enliven their passion to bake goods, to concoct drinks, and to promote Filipino products.
The cafe’s Nipa hut style easily suggests that it’s the place where you would just want to relax for a quick coffee break.
Upstairs, the place evokes a homey vibe, one you feel when you go to the province: calm, refreshing, and happy.
The cafe’s bamboo concept makes up for really interesting features: Nothing too grand; just pure natural beauty. Their balcony is also decorated with waving flags from different countries and universities, representing the places where their customers came from.
The place celebrates where you came from. You are not alone!
Not to mention, their tables are also filled with photos of their former customers, ordinary and notable ones who are all part of the café’s history.
What they offer here are mostly local products, with American-style home cooking that serves all-day breakfast food.
Their fluffy pancakes, for example, may come your way best slathered with butter and paired with equally delectable scrambled eggs.
Pancake with Two Eggs (Php 260)
Real Coffee also offers sandwiches and omelets, but they do not offer beef, pork, and rice. Their Omelet with toast, for example, will brighten up your morning with its simple but flavorful ensemble of tomato, onion, cheese, and pesto.
For those who would love to try healthier options, Real Coffee is one of the restaurants on the island recommended by health-conscious tourists.
In fact, Real Coffee is adding delectable fares for those with diet restrictions. This includes gluten-free and dairy alternatives.
Omelet with Toast (Php 260)
While a freshly brewed, steaming cup of coffee is the best choice for your breakfast plates, why not try Real Coffee’s refreshing Iced Cafe Mocha, which is also best paired with their infamous Calamansi Muffin!
Iced Café Mocha (Php 170) and their bestselling Calamansi Muffin (Php 360 for a box of 6)
Also known for their tasty baked goods, Nadine proudly shared that their baked goods are made from scratch. Each pastry was prepared to enhance the flavor it was known for, being the tourists’ and even locals’ favorite when they visit the café.
Real Coffee offers some of the most delicious baked goodies you’ll ever taste!
Certainly an island favorite, Real Coffee is one place that makes Boracay more beautiful than it is. Make your Boracay trip more memorable as you visit Real Coffee and Tea Café!
How to get here:
- Real Coffee and Tea Cafe is located at the beachfront of Station 2.
- From Caticlan Airport or Kalibo Airport, ride a van going to Caticlan Jetty Port. This will take you to Cagban Jetty Port. From there, ride a tricycle going to D’Mall Boracay. From here, the cafe is just a 5-minute walk. The cafe is near Shakey’s Boracay.
A version of this appeared in Philippine Primer’s Japanese (Vol. 100) and English (Vol. 13) magazines.