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Kinabuhayan cafe is a garden and an art work in progress that will continue to evolve and provide a respite from tired souls from the big city. (Please see links to related posts below)
after a morning of taking pictures, wonderful breakfast again with fern salad and washed down with kapeng barako, we prepared to return to the big city.
(portraits of the place's two inhabitants)
saying goodbye to our host Jay, one of us remarked the food was good. I remarked that the food ain't good, 'twas great!
(JB Nalang "stolen" portrait)
the best thing about the Kinabuhayan cafe experience wasn't exactly the food, place or the new things learned from photography-- it's the people I met have who share the same passion for travel and photography I now call friends!
How to go to Kinabuhayan Cafe from the words of the co-owner himself (Winston Baltasar aka JB Nalang)
How to Commute/Commuting to Kinabuhayan Cafe:
Take any bus going south to Quezon or Bicol province like Jac or Jam liner. Make sure it stops in Tiaong, Quezon. Bus stations in Cubao or Buendia corner Taft.
Get off at the new Tiaong market. The jeepney to Dolores waits there. Last trip is at 6pm. Get off in Dolores at Dejarme St. which is 4 streets before the Dolores church (Our Lady of Sorrows). There is no Dejarme (pronounced "deHARme") sign but there is a white grill sign saying "Paaralang Sentral ng Dolores". If you miss it, get off before the church and walk back.
Kinabuhayan Cafe is 50 feet away from the corner. Look for the tree house by the road, the bougainvilla in front, and the stained glass windows in the cafe.
IF YOU GET LOST IN DOLORES, DON'T ASK FOR 'KINABUHAYAN CAFE' OR YOU MIGHT BE DIRECTED TO 'KINABUHAYAN BARANGAY' ON THE MOUNTAIN SIDE. ASK FOR 'DEJARME ST' OR 'THE RESTAURANT OF JAY HERRERA'.
It's all good roads to Kinabuhayan Cafe. If you are on rough roads, you're probably past the cafe and heading towards the mountain side.
sulit is an understatement-- it's really a bargain 3-in-1 deal we had with a new set of friends also :) btw, where do you wander err work now? any chance we can travel together again even for a daytrip?