Lunch at Sulyap Cafe and Restaurant

Lunch at Sulyap Cafe and Restaurant


Have you ever got that moment thinking about what is like living in the past without internet, no smartphones, no televisions or electricity, and houses are all made of wood?

It is indeed rare nowadays to find that scene here in the Metro.

That’s why each time I travel, I always make sure that I cherish every moment.

Few months ago during the familiarization tour with the CITEM team going the south, we decided to pay a visit and spend our lunch at Sulyap Cafe & Restaurant.

Located at the humble town of San Pablo City Laguna, Sulyap (means glimpse in Tagalog) is not your typical local restaurant. Owned and managed by local entrepreneurs Arthur T. Reyes and Roy Empalmado, this restaurant gives us a glimpse of the past and experience the old-style living.

Within the property, it also have the Sulyap Gallery which houses all the vintage collectable household items, toys, books, furniture, etc. I will share that story to my separate post, so stay tune!

Lunch at Sulyap Cafe and Restaurant

This restaurant is a former ancestral house, bought by the restaurant owners and converted into a restaurant, while keeping its old style and charm. Indeed, entering the property will transform you back in time, and for me it is a luxurious experience.

Lunch at Sulyap Cafe and Restaurant



Lunch at Sulyap Cafe and Restaurant

Lunch at Sulyap Cafe and Restaurant

Lunch at Sulyap Cafe and Restaurant


Lunch at Sulyap Cafe and Restaurant


While waiting for our ordered foods, I decided to roam around and take some souvenir photos! I couldn’t help admiring the whole place, and how consistently keeping it.

Lunch at Sulyap Cafe and Restaurant

Lunch at Sulyap Cafe and Restaurant



Lunch at Sulyap Cafe and Restaurant
Paintings are also from the old days.

So for lunch we ordered three dishes for sharing, all originally Filipino dishes!

Lunch at Sulyap Cafe and Restaurant
Sinigang na Liempo - A traditional Filipino recipe, sliced pork in a tamarind soup with whole tomato, and other native vegetables, Php 375.00


Lunch at Sulyap Cafe and Restaurant
Pork Adobo sa Kamatis - a traditional Laguna recipe, sliced pork sautéed in garlic, onions, tomatoes and local herbs cooked in fire brick stove, Php365.00


Lunch at Sulyap Cafe and Restaurant
Kulawong Puso ng Saging - an original recipe of San Pablo City, finely sliced banana heart in smoked flavour coconut milk, cooked in fire brick stove topped with sliced grilled pork belly, Php340.00


And of course, meals wouldn’t be complete without rice! We need to eat heavily coz we are travelling 

My Filipino colleagues loves to eat meat, so we ordered these cuisines and even though I rarely eat some meat, surprisingly I love their cooking! No dieting for that day :D

Lunch at Sulyap Cafe and Restaurant

Lunch at Sulyap Cafe and Restaurant
Isn’t this place gorgeous?!

Lunch at Sulyap Cafe and Restaurant


Lunch at Sulyap Cafe and Restaurant

If you are going to Laguna Philippines, I recommend that you pay a visit here at Sulyap Café & Restaurant. Dining here is a great experience, you will feel the old lifestyle of the old Filipinos during the Spanish-era.

For other information, you may check their website at http://www.sulyap.net/

For reservations, contact +63 920 951 9185




xoxo, Blair




16 LOVES AND COMMENTS:

  1. Madalas ako sa San Pablo pero hindi matuloy-tuloy na dumaan ako dito. Sarap lang nung nasa menu na local dishes plus the ambiance! I remember Wawa Heritage Restaurant in Iloilo City

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  2. The place looks worth visiting because of the food photos. They are so tempting. I also liked the vibe of the establishment.

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    1. I like the old mansion turn into a restaurant :)

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  3. The food is good! yes! and design as well. That's kinda of place I like dropping by during my trips.

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  4. The name itself has given justice to the whole look of the beanery. I love that aside from enjoying the luscious food, you get to experience the glimpse of the past, which is the whole theme of the place. it's not the usual restaurant I've known about. This one is really great and the view id really beyond compare.

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    1. I agree. It is like travel back in time while eating. WE enjoyed our visiting and planning to visit again.

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  5. Each year I look for places devoid of affects of modernization and has no TV, internet or mobile networks. It is so much required nowadays to just disconnect from everything and spend time with oneself and loved ones. Sulyap Cafe seems like an ideal place for such a vacation. And above all it has so many amenities for a comfortable stay.

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    1. Yeah. Kids will also enjoy this place. Next to the restaurant is their gallery of many antiques that they have collected during their travels around the Philippines.

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  6. The food looks absolutely divine. But the interiors with all the vintage touches is even more appealing. The floor tiles are wow!

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  7. Thats truly luxurious. The food look so delicious. The beautiful timber work of the building is something to look for.

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  8. Wow, this place looks amazing and so relaxing to try pinoy traditional dishes! I will recommend it to my friends living there!! :)

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