It has been blogged, written, featured, and it even has its own facebook page. But to appreciate Real Coffee in Boracay, you really have to be there.
Amidst the bustle, and sometimes, congested White beach in Boracay sits a fairly, unassuming cafe with such a laid back atmosphere that is a welcome escape whenever Boracay gets too overwhelming.
Real Coffee is already a legend for bakasyonistas and the tourists that flock the beautiful island of Boracay. Established in 1996, the breakfast-all-day spot gives off a natural charm that entices Boracay dwellers, felt especially by me when I come to visit.
What makes this cafe more special, aside from their perfectly brewed coffee and no-nonsense allure, is the all day breakfast theme. From 7am-7pm, the menu is set for only breakfast. No ifs and buts. And really, who doesn’t love a hefty, pancake filled, maple syrup drizzled, fluffy scrambled egg, perfectly prepared breakfast? With Boracay’s reputation as an all night party district, you can get up in whatever time the next day and wake up, not to a boring lunch, but to Real Coffee’s goodness.
From their Calamansi muffin, to a Banana-peanut butter sandwich, to a healthy combination of fruit shake of your choice, Real Coffee doesn’t disappoint in ingenuity and deliciousness of their meals. I practically can eat everything in the menu. Every time I go there, I make it a point to try something new so I do the oldest trick in the book; close my eyes and point at the menu. To wherever my finger lands, I order and it never disappoints.
Make sure to not miss Real Coffee on your next vacation to Boracay. If you feel the craziness of the beach is too much for you, then have a quick escape, bring a book and enjoy what Real Coffee and the real Boracay has to offer.
Real Coffee is located near Station 1, but best to ask the locals for the exact location. With it being a tourist attraction on its own right, you will not have a hard time looking for it.
To get there:
Philippine Airlines flies between Manila and Kalibo twice a day.
More flights may be added depending on market requirement.
A 2 hour van or bus ride to Caticlan port is to follow from the airport.
A 15-20 minute boat ride will then take you to Boracay island.