Armed with loads of SPF, bottled H20 and shades (gotta take care of my eyes), my bro and I went to Tagbilaran City last ultra-hot Holy Tuesday for a food trip. The initial plan actually is to go to Bohol Bee Farm (now a part of every tourist itinerary) in Dauis, Panglao Island and try their in-house cafe but we shunned the idea since the farm is not accessible by public commute. So, we opted to go to their cafe branch in Island City Mall in Dampa District.
The Buzzz (note the extra "z") offers a homey ambience, organic honeyed products and affordable prices as well. Since it's Holy Tuesday and tourists were presumably enjoying the scenic Panglao beach and the countryside tour, we had the cafe all to ourselves.
What's the buzzz?! Their menu comes in an embroidered folder made of something abaca, I think. I'm not 100% sure though.
After almost 10 minutes, the famous organic garden salad (fresh picked assorted romaine lettuce, radish, turnips, mustard greens and indigenous flowers served with honeyed mustard salad dressing), which sells for only Php 110, was served. It comes with two slices of wheat bread with pesto and honey spreads. The combo was simply delicious and yep, the bougainvillea petals were (gasp!) edible.
Honeyed halo–halo (PhP 140), made of fresh indigenous organic fruit like langka, mango, nipa fruit and topped with homemade ice cream (ube & langka, your choice actually). I'd say this is far more tasty than Razon's.
Ube fries with honeyed latik (Php 80)
Home-made ice cream (Php 80 for three scoops). I chose three unusual ice cream flavors, namely, malunggay, lemon grass (tanglad) and spicy ginger. Two thumbs up for the lowly tanglad! LOL!
Honeyed puto maya and tsokolate (Php 80). The tsokolate is quite similar to Cafe Adriatico's Chocolate Eh! (exclamation point is part and parcel of the name), an authentic Spanish hot chocolate beverage.
Honey-mania: The cafe sells organic food items such as honeyed salabat, pure honey (but of course!), honeyed bahalina, honeyed tableya, kape mais, cab-cab, bread spreads (choices are pesto, coriander, honey, malunggay, mango and choco) and organic flavored muffins.
Looking forward to more honeyed treats from Bohol Bee Farm.