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[Review] DoVa Brunch Cafe - Megaworld Business Park, Manduriao Iloilo City (first impressions)

I was in the vicinity of Megaworld Business Park in Manduriao, Iloilo City with a friend and we were looking for a place to have lunch. Across Festive Mall are several restaurants and we agreed to check them out. We weren't up for a heavy buffet meal in Farm to Table so we decided to try out the restaurant next door named Dova Brunch Cafe.

Conveniently located just across from the Festive Walk Mall, and beside the Megaworld transportation hub, the restaurant is very accessible if you are looking for alternative options for lunch and dinner beside the restaurants located in the mall. Looking at the menu (it's available online at their Facebook page linked at the end of this article), the options are quite extensive and the prices tend to be in the mid to high range.

We have decided to go with the rosemary lamb chops and ox tongue in creamy mushroom sauce for sharing. The ox tongue tasted very good and was very tender while the lamb chops were overdone (I admit that we did not tell the waiter how we wanted it cooked and they have not asked also). Aside from the lamb being on the tough side, everything tasted good including the side dishes. I'd also recommend the green goddess juice. I'll definitely come again to sample other items on their menu.

Rosemary Lamb Chops

Ox Tongue in Creamy Mushroom Sauce

The interior of the restaurant was cozy with a casual dining vibe. It was also very quiet so it is an ideal place to catch up with friends over brunch (it also probably helped that we were the only group dining at the time). The waiters were attentive and courteous.

Interior of Dova Brunch Cafe

Interior of Dova Brunch Cafe

Interior of Dova Brunch Cafe

Exterior of Dova Brunch Cafe

Overall it was a pleasant dining experience and I am glad that we decided to try it out. Next time I order steak, I'd be sure to mention how I wanted it cooked.

Check out their menu, prices, and how to get there on their Facebook page here


Food - 7/10

Service - 9/10

Ambiance - 9/10

Location - 9/10

Overall - 8.5/10

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