[Vigan] ► Bigueños Café: A Cozy Place to Chillax and Eat in Vigan

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"Its trade name, Bigueños cafe.net, came from 'Bigueño', a term used to refer to the people of Vigan."

[VIGAN, ILOCOS SUR, PHILIPPINES] ▬ Vigan is a city that is densely saturated with restaurants and cafés that are usually homegrown. In the city poblacion (Barangays I to IX), restobars, coffee shops, fastfood chains, pizza houses, oriental-themed diners, al fresco and fine dining spots are everywhere. These places for food are scattered around the city every few hundred meters in average. Sometimes they occupy one block and/or a street standing side by side. The rise of industries related to food and dining in Vigan started about 5 years ago. This reflects the love of Bigueños in dining out. The huge number of tourists visiting this small city is also a factor. One of the restaurants I've tried in Vigan is the Bigueños cafe.net which is I'm going to feature here.

BIGUEÑOS CAFE, VIGAN

[VIGAN] ▬ INTERIOR OF BIGUEÑOS CAFE.NET


▬ On 18 October 2015 ▬


#VIGAN


THIS DAY TYPHOON LANDO IS HITTING NORTHERN Luzon. I stayed inside the house to keep dry and safe. Boredom took over. My cousin came over to invite me to dine outside. Vigan is affected by the typhoon but the rain and wind outside were not too strong to consider unsafe. I gave in. We pushed the plan and we landed to Bigueños Cafe.

BIGUEÑOS CAFE, VIGAN

[VIGAN] ▬THE FAÇADE ON A RAINY NIGHT

BIGUEÑOS CAFE, VIGAN

[VIGAN] ▬ BIGUEÑOS CAFE.NET


▬ What to Expect Here? ▬


THIS CAFÉ IS GOOD FOR PEOPLE WHO are looking for a place to relax or kill time. Its concept is 'getting connected' while dining. This is a café and an internet shop in one. If you want to dine here wanting to get connected online but you forgot your devices, this café has computer units that you can rent.

BIGUEÑOS CAFE, VIGAN

[VIGAN] ▬ GETTING CONNECTED

BIGUEÑOS CAFE, VIGAN

[VIGAN] ▬ SOME TALL CHAIRS, IF YOU PREFER

BIGUEÑOS CAFE, VIGAN

[VIGAN] ▬ GOOD FOR A GROUP OF FOUR

BIGUEÑOS CAFE, VIGAN

[VIGAN] ▬ CHOOSE YOUR PLACE

BIGUEÑOS CAFE, VIGAN

[VIGAN] ▬ COMFORTABLE AND RELAXING INTERIOR, I WOULD SAY


This café is best for merienda hours. They don't serve rice meals. The wi-fi connection, based on my experience, is quite seamless. The staff is easy to get along with. They don't go away from their station so you can notify them anytime you need something.

They have comfortable soft couches and tables where you can place your laptop. It's fully air-conditioned and clean.


▬ Food I've Tried Here ▬


THE FOLLOWING FOOD I'M GOING TO FEATURE are those that I've tried in this café. I will post more soon whenever I'll have the chance to try another food from them.

[1] BIGUEÑOS HOME-MADE BURGER

[VIGAN] ▬ Bigueños Home-Made Burger: Nalaka Lang ngem Makab'sog


TEASER ► This relatively cheap burger, having captured the palate of some Bigueños, has once become part of their lives.

► This is their best seller. Whenever I visit this café, I usually order this burger. It costs 75 pesos per piece. It's big enough, as good as lunch. Included in the serving is a platter of potato chips.

BIGUEÑOS CAFE, VIGAN

[VIGAN] ▬ [1] BIGUEÑOS HOME-MADE BURGER


[2] French Fries ► French fries is everywhere. But just in case you're craving for it and so happened that you dined here, this café serves a platter for 40 pesos. Available flavors are barbecue, cheese and sweet & sour.

BIGUEÑOS CAFE, VIGAN

[VIGAN] ▬ [2] A PLATTER OF FRENCH FRIES


▬ Beverages I've Tried Here ▬


THIS CAFÉ OFFERS BEVERAGES OF ALL SORTS. You can have a hot cup of coffee, a latté, glass of fruit shake and many more. I've tried several beverages here but I only managed to take one photo from among those that I've tried. I will update this post whenever I have the chance to try another beverage and make it sure to take a photo.

[1] Strawberry and Cream Frapuccino ► If you love cream-based sweet dessert-like beverage, they have several frapuccino varieties. I've tried the strawberry and cream frap. Its milky and creamy taste was loved by my taste buds. It has a strawberry aftertaste. 12 oz costs 70 pesos while the 16 oz is 80 pesos.

BIGUEÑOS CAFE, VIGAN

[VIGAN] ▬ [1] STRAWBERRY AND CREAM FRAPUCCINO


▬ Opening/Closing Time, Location and Other Info ▬

THIS CAFÉ IS OPEN FROM 8AM UP to 9PM. It is located at the corner of Rizal Street and Salcedo Street. When commuting, just ride a tricycle and tell the driver to drop you at Bigueños café. If the driver doesn't know where is this, tell him it is beside Rabara Clinic and Hospital. That's it!

BIGUEÑOS CAFE, VIGAN

[VIGAN] ▬ THIS WAS TAKEN AT NIGHT DURING THE VISIT OF TYPHOON LANDO.


Check out the photo above so that you'll become familiar on how the building where the café is located looks like. The café is located at the second floor and it is beside a fitness gym.

Its trade name, Bigueños cafe.net, came from 'Bigueño', a term used to refer to the people of Vigan. ▬ end

BIGUEÑOS CAFE, VIGAN

[VIGAN] ▬ HAPPY TIME IN BIGUEÑOS CAFE.NET


► FOOTNOTES, DISCLAIMERS, ACKNOWLEDGMENT, ETC

[1] This post is filed under the category "Restaurants". To read more posts from this category, scroll down and look for the "More Posts from the Category Restaurants" section below.

[2] The photos here were taken on 18 October 2015 while typhoon Lando is hitting Vigan. Me and my cousin decided to kill the boredom being stuck inside the house so we spent some time in this restaurant. The descriptions I posted here are based on the food that was given to me the time of my visit. All reviews are subjective and personal.

[3] All maps I used on this post are the works of Eugene Alvin Villar and Mike Gonzalez published on Wikipedia. Source: 1 | 2

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