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DINING: Cafe Mesa
(posted July 25, 2011)

Café Mesa is a charming little restaurant with a view of Stotsenberg Parade Ground at Clark Freeport Zone. It occupies one of the oldest barns in the area which was a military base camp back in the day that was restored to a sunlight-filled joint where the smell of freshly brewed coffee is prevalent in the air and the internet is zippy-fast and free!

Café Mesa, with its rustic ambiance, offers an international menu that is savory, varied and well-priced.

Shrimp Cocktail
Grilled Salmon w/ Rice & Spinach and Tuna Sashimi
Brownie ala Mode

Café Mesa also serves coffee using a special brewing technique, making use of a Siphon apparatus (vacuum pot brewer imported from Japan) to make sure that all the flavors of the coffee go straight into your cup.

Siphon Brewer
(a mad scientist's coffee machine)

Cuisine: International, Coffee
Price Range: php190 - above
Address: Bldg 2078, Cardinal Santos Avenue,
Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga, Philippines
Tel. No: (045) 499-0684

Kim Ignacio and MJ Maranion are two Filipinas whose pathological need to travel has taken them to different corners of the Philippines: from the quaint villages of the Batanes Islands up north, to the sandy beaches and ancestral towns of Sarangani down south. This eventually gave birth to a coffee table book featuring some of the top tourist destinations in the country.
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