If you’re in Calle Crisologo in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur, I suggest that you try Cafe Uno which is just nearby since it’s literally a few meters away. Cafe Uno is quite popular with the locals and as well as the tourists. We went to Cafe Uno twice, the first time was after the sumptuous dinner at the opposite restaurant, Uno Grillery (which has the same owners as Cafe Uno) and the second time was the next day before we leave Vigan.
For their savory meals, we tried the Vigan Longganisa burger and Miki with Bagnet and Pandesal. The Miki with Bagnet is saltier than the ones in Batac and this is probably because of the Bagnet. This is the reason why this meal is ideally paired with a bread such as pandesal so that you won’t get tired of its taste since it neutralizes your palates. As for the Vigan Longganisa burger, we both like the bun used with it and as well as the Vigan Longganisa pattie. It’s also salty and garlicky at the same time. Love it!
Cafe Uno’s menu is composed of variety of Ilocano dishes fused with different cuisines. Their menu is the contemporary kind so it would be best to be open minded. If you prefer the conventional Ilocano dishes, you can cross order from their sister restaurant just across the street which is Uno Grillery.
For dessert, we were able to try their Lattechino Mocha (PHP 90), Frozen Rocha Mocha (PHP 90) and their chocolate cake. I find their coffee a bit sweet for my taste. Their chocolate cake is a must try.
Cafe Uno is one of the few coffee places in Vigan near Calle Crisologo, where you can hang out. It’s like the “Starbucks” of Vigan. What I like about this place is that it’s very cozy, charming and the interiors are very pretty! The bricked walls are just like the ones that you see along Calle Crisologo – Spanish – Filipino ambiance. There are also local art works displayed around the cafe. By the way, they have free wifi!
Ground Floor of Grandpa’s Inn
1 Bonifacio Street Corner Quirino
Vigan, Ilocos Sur