29 Apr Brew Berry Café – Cdo’s Pride and One of the Most Promising Restaurants in the Philippines
Not many know that this locally owned and grown Kagay-anon restaurant and coffee shop actually made it to the Philippines’ Top 10 Promising Restaurants in 2010. Today, the place is still known for their delicious dishes, meal combinations, buffets, and they do make their share of whopping and killer coffee combinations. In fact, the place actually gets filled in the afternoons with coffee and tea drinkers while also at full capacity during lunchtime and dinner. They’re one of the few places that serve free refillable coffee for breakfast. They are located at the corner of Don Apolinar Velez and Toribio Chavez Streets.
Brew Berry Café earned their 2010 accolade by dishing out one of the best Adobo dishes in the whole Philippines. The National Search for the Ultimate Pinoy Dish is a joint project of Unilever Food Solutions, Philippine Daily Inquirer, and the Department of Tourism, the basis for the top 10 award.
Brew Berry Café is simplistic in its interior design and furniture, and yet exudes a different sort of ambiance that you would normally feel at very expensive places. And yet Brew Berry is not your expensive place.
Their menu best-sellers such as the Wag Yu Roast Beef is only at P220.
Their all-day breakfast meals and salads range from P105 to P150. Their entrees range from P70 to P200 and you’ll see familiar names that are cooked in special ways such as Chicken Adobo, Fillet O’ Fish, Lengua, Hungarian Sausage, and Bistek. They have rice toppings that work well during lunchtime if you’re on the go with a busy schedule.
Surprisingly, they have combo platters and grilled specials that serve steaks, ribs, fish, sisig, and squid. The Combo Platters combination is aptly named Famish, Hungry, and Ravenous, and starts at P310 up to P480.
They do serve really good Baby Back Ribs, Blue Marlin, Beef Tenderloin, and Salisbury Steak. Long before ribs and steaks became common fare in the city, students and professionals were already fawning over Brewberry’s Salisbury Steak.
Brew Berry also offers Bento Meals for P99 only for Japanese food lovers!
For Merienda time while taking your coffee, they also serve the familiar Pancake with Bacon and Blueberry Toppings, Fried Lumpia, and Pancit Palabok. They also have sandwiches, the best-sellers being the Club House and Tuna Sandwich.
Being one of Cagayan de Oro’s signature coffee shops also means they carry their own line of signature cakes that have been proven best-sellers for many generations now.
You’ll see the familiar Black Forest, Chocolate Mousse Cake, Carrot Cake, Apple Pie (the only coffee shop selling this treat in CDO), Chocolate Moist Cake, and Blueberry Cheesecake. They even accept baked to order cakes like Ube Cake, Crema de Fruta, Sans Rival, Fruit Cake, and Durian Ice Cream Cake (the only one of its kind in CDO). They also have bite-sized goodies for snacks and take-out like Oatmeal Cookies, Food for the Gods, Pineapple Squares, and Brownies.
For those with the appetite for dinner buffets, Brewberry Café serves its own Eat-All-You-Can Dinner Buffet from Monday to Friday, starting 5:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. The price is only P200 per head.