Join me as we embark on a coffee crawl in the Barangay Nazareth neighborhood area where aromatic scents fill the air, cozy corners beckon you to sit, sip, and savor, and each café offers a unique caffeinated adventure. This is the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of the local community, discovering hidden gems and fostering a deep appreciation for the art of coffee.
Prepare to be captivated by the myriad flavors and brewing techniques that await you at every corner. From the quaint, family-owned establishments with a touch of nostalgia to the sleek, modern spaces buzzing with creative energy, this coffee crawl promises a diverse and satisfying experience for every coffee enthusiast.
Each café has its own story to tell, infused with the passion and dedication of the baristas who craft each cup with precision and care. Engage in conversations that go beyond a simple coffee order, as you learn about the origins of the beans, the unique roasting processes, and the personalized touches that make each café truly special.
But a coffee crawl is more than just about the coffee itself. It’s about the vibrant atmosphere, the sense of community, and the connections forged over a shared love for this humble beverage. Take a moment to soak in the local charm, as you witness the neighborhood come alive with the chatter of friends catching up, artists sketching in corners, and professionals finding solace in a quiet nook.
So, join us on this neighborhood coffee crawl, a journey that promises to awaken your senses, expand your palate, and leave you with a deeper appreciation for the artistry and craftsmanship behind every cup of coffee. Let’s celebrate the love for caffeine and the spirit of community, one café at a time.
First Stop: Kape Dionisio
Kape Dionision is owned and managed by siblings, 2 sisters work in a company and the brother is the barista and manager of the daily operation of the cafe. Dionisio is the name of its Grand Father who hails from Camiguin Island and is an old aficionado of coffee from growing the beans and processing them in the old fashion way.
Must-try coffee is there Dionisio Latte which is inspired by the popular Spanish Latte but not too sweet but still the creamy and bold flavor of coffee beans. They source most of their beans from local growers specially from the Camiguin Island which they came from. They are located at the corner of 21st St. and 7 St. Nazareth just beside South City Elementary School.
Second Stop: The Good Place
The Good Place is located in a newly built building along 2nd Street and 21st Street Nazareth. Owned and managed by newlywed young professionals. They started the coffee business as a pop-up on Kalag-Kalag or All Souls Day of 2022 in a big cemetery in the city and it was a hit proving to them that their coffee is ready for the public. During X.U. Days of 2022 they sold more than a thousand cups of coffee for the duration of the 3-day event. This truly proves to them that it is the right time to open a coffee shop. Its called The Good Place because as the owner said, there are 3 places in our lives, Home, The Work Place, and The Good Place 🙂
Third Stop: Likha Cafe
Likha Cafe is located along 15th St., Nazareth. This street is starting to be a food haven in the city with many food places and coffee shops sprouting along this street.
Likha means Creations, the owner is the youngest sibling of the Fabillo Family who also owned the popular Tita Mimi’s Catering. The owner plans to only open a dried flower shop but since all siblings have a specialty in candle making, cooking, and coffee beans, she decided to open a coffee shop instead with all its creation also on display within the coffee shop.
Fourth Stop: Fukuro Coffee & Tart
Fukuro Cafe is a Japanese-themed coffee shop also along 15th Street Nazareth. They are owned by a group of young professionals who just wanted a good place to hang out with the group after a day of work. Then it came to their minds that why not open a coffee shop but not one of the group knows about coffee, so they learn and experiment until it passes the taste to all the members. Then when they think what will set them apart from the rest of the coffee shops opening here and there, they decided to be Japanese-inspired even though none of them have been to Japan 🙂 Today, this coffee shop is the most popular in the neighborhood with its secret blend of coffee beans and a good-tasting Japanese Tart.
Fifth Stop: The Messy Kitchen
The Messy Kitchen started as a baking kitchen during the pandemic, it started as a pickup point for their yummy cakes and pastries but then started to offer bottled coffee too. Since it was a hit, they decided to open it as a small cafe and bakery shop. It is operated by soon to be married young couple located along 9th and 15th Streets, Nazareth. Today they have opened the second floor to accommodate more coffee-goers.
Sixth Stop: Lagom Cafe
Our last stop is a cozy coffee shack along 16th Street, Nazareth. It has a Siargao Island vibe or a Tiki Bar because it is in an outdoor setting. You may think why Lagom is its name. 🙂 But the owner said it came from a Swedish word or a Swedish proverb “Lagom är bäst”, literally “The right amount is best”
All your order comes with a free freshly made waffle too, check them out, they are located beside ItsGood Pares and Monterey Meat Shop on 16th and Tomas Saco Sts.
This coffee crawl was organized by CDOBloggers and chaired by Miki Sajulla also known as the Gourmand Geek. Watch for more coffee crawls we will do in the coming months in another neighborhood in Cagayan de Oro City or another place.