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    Paete: Kape Kesada Art Gallery

    Located on Paete's main road Quesada St, Kape Kesada is a house made from salvaged parts of old houses, brainchild of a dentist and a patron of Paete's budding artists. It's an exhibit venue for artists, mostly painters and sculptors, some of whom already carving a niche of their own or just starting to market their art creations.

    Kape Kesada, an art gallery, is an artwork in itself with the walls painted by some of artists holding exhibits

    Last Holy Week, Kape Kesada showcased works with Kuaresma theme to coincide with the season.

    picture of the mural taken from inside (canon ixus 30)

    At the gallery cum cafe, you may order coffee, tanglad juice (lemon grass), halo-halo and soon to be offered Kape Alamid/Kopi Luwak. Inside the area is also a Big Mak burger stand open 24 hours catering to Paete's nocturnal denizens.

    the al fresco dining of the coffee shop cum art gallery
    halo-halo at P35 only goes well with minani(Canon EOS 300D)

    Kape Kesada has a mission, similar to Malabon's Bahay Parokyano to provide an exhibit area for young artists to showcase and sell their art works.

    For now, Tutubi will just take a coffee break.

    How to get to Kape Kesada:

    the art gallery/coffee shop is just a few meters away from Rural Bank of Paete at Plaza Edesan (the commercial center of the town). It's about 400 meters from the town plaza and Parish of St. James (Paete Church). For those with vehicles, you may park your cars at Plaza Edesan then a short walk to the cafe/art gallery.

    Note: Taking pictures is not allowed inside the gallery. Tutubi was able to take photos with permission from the owner but can't post them here without permission of the artists.

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    posted by backpacking philippines @ 11:01 PM,


    At Apr 3, 2008, 11:43:00 PM, Anonymous kyels said...

    Oh! Interesting! The halo-halo looks tempting. Hehe.


    At Apr 4, 2008, 12:05:00 AM, Blogger Photo Cache said...

    i bet this is a well visited place. this would be my hangout if i lived near.

    At Apr 5, 2008, 10:27:00 AM, Anonymous Tani said...

    very quaint. lagi naffeature yang mga Paete residents sa TV because a lot of good artists are from there. sarap siguro na tambayan yan Kape Kesada Art Gallery. ang gaganda pa ng paintings! instead of the usual jazz or bossa nova music playing in the background, i can just imagine Filipino music playing. :)

    At Apr 5, 2008, 10:30:00 AM, Blogger tutubi philippines said...

    kyels, the halo-halo together with minani (paete's unique street food) is a great combination

    photo cache, i always visit that place whenever i'm there to see the exhibits then hang out.

    tani, al fresco ambiance where artists and art lovers converge

    At Apr 5, 2008, 10:38:00 AM, Blogger the donG said...

    i've been to paete about four years ago. now, it seems like i have the reason to visit that place again. very interesting.

    At Apr 6, 2008, 1:21:00 AM, Anonymous Daludz said...

    Hi tito, miss ko na ang mga happenings natin dyan...hindi ko alam kung matutuloy ako ng uwi by this December...if yes, make sure na we will have time together and introduce me to your beloved wife ;) o sige...

    Tita Ludy or DaLudz

    At Apr 6, 2008, 3:52:00 PM, Blogger Dol said...

    i've been so many places in my life and time (carpenters)...but religiously visit kape kesada as much as i can - 'dyan kasi ako nakatira


    At Apr 6, 2008, 4:12:00 PM, Blogger tutubi philippines said...

    the dong, there are many art galleries hidden in paete. will post some of them again here in the future

    daludz, pag-uwi mo pasyalan na lang uli...

    k'udy, iba talaga pag nandun ka sa paete...kahit padaan-daan lang dun lagi then kain ng minani binili sa kanto

    At Apr 6, 2008, 7:36:00 PM, Anonymous tina @ angelblushh said...

    wow. looks like a nice place to visit. :P

    At Aug 22, 2008, 1:14:00 PM, Blogger rhodsky said...

    it would really be nice if you will add a phone number of the place. it looks very nice and Pinoy!

    At Aug 22, 2008, 1:16:00 PM, Blogger rhodsky said...

    i would really appreciate it if you can give any contact numbers to this place:) it seems very nice!

    At Aug 22, 2008, 10:04:00 PM, Blogger tutubi said...

    rhodsky, i didn't notice any phone there. I personnaly know the owner. Will ask my sister in Paete

    At Dec 4, 2008, 7:50:00 PM, Anonymous Traveler on Foot said...

    I ve read somewhere in your blog that you are related to Bayani Rey Acala. Wow Tutubi I love his work!

    As you know I took a break from blogging right now. I currently into collecting artwork (new found passion hehehe). Paete, your hometown has been my favorite art centers and I been there all weekend getting to know the artists and craftmen.

    I replied to your previous comment in my blog.

    At Jan 26, 2010, 1:16:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


    At Feb 9, 2013, 4:10:00 PM, Anonymous Cille | Penfires! said...

    I was able to visit this gallery a few times, maganda talaga, sana makabisita ako ulit. Gusto ko din bumili ng decorative boxes sa nearby craft stores, yung nabili ko nung 2005 gamit-gamit ko pa hehe.

    Ang daming makikitang maganda sa Paete!

    p.s.mukhang super sarap nung halo-halo! =)

    At Feb 10, 2013, 7:13:00 PM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    cille, tagal na you missed and miss lots of places in paete. balik na :P


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