Duyan Cafe was one of our favourite spots on our tour of Bacolod. It’s perfect for foodies, photographers and nature lovers. Here’s all the visiting info.
How To Get To Duyan Cafe
Located up in the Lantawan mountains, Duyan Cafe is a little away from everything local but well worth venturing out to.
The best options are to hire a driver for the day or rent scooters from Bacolod. You can rent scooters in Bacolod for around 400 Pesos per day.
It’s roughly a 45 minute drive from Bacolod City and the easiest way to find it is by following google maps.
A great day would be to visit Duyan Cafe for breakfast/brunch and finish with The Ruins in the evening.
For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.
Duyan Cafe Opening Hours
Wednesday – Sunday: 7am – 6.30pm.
Monday – Tuesday: Closed.
Best Time To Visit Duyan Cafe + Tips
It is recommended to visit the Philippines during the dry season, which usually starts in November and ends around May.
Make sure you check out the opening hours before you visit, so you don’t miss out on the delicious food.
This is the perfect place to relax and reconnect with nature. So, if you’ve been rushing around and need to slow down, this is the place to visit.
We would recommend visiting Duyan Cafe for breakfast/brunch and then going on to The Ruins in the evening. Bacolod ruins are magical in the evening!
Don’t forget your camera, there are some great photo opportunities.
What To Pack
Duyan Cafe Menu
With everything from brewed coffee to grilled cheese sandwiches, we took a quick snap of the menu to give you an idea of the prices.
What To Expect At Duyan Cafe
Duyan Cafe is the latest Instagrammable foodie spot to pop up in Negros Occidental.
Tucked away in the mountains, this hipster heaven away from all the hustle and bustle was one of the top recommendations given to us by friends when visiting Bacolod. And it didn’t disappoint!
There is a small indoor area but the best part is the spacious outdoor decking area filled with tables and chairs where you can just relax in nature, as well as small huts for a bit of private space.
‘Duyan’ translates to cradle or hammock in English, from the native Filipino language Tagalog. And what better setting than to sit in one of the available hammocks with views out over the scenic mountains, whilst enjoying your breakfast in the fresh mountain air.
Serving up delicious cakes, sandwiches and of course local rice dishes, Duyan Cafe is a definite hot spot amongst both locals and tourists.
With its walls covered in graffiti, it was like watching a video clip on repeat as people would come in, snap their selfies and then find a spot to chill and enjoy their brunch.
We didn’t stop for long, as we had a few other Bacolod tourist spots to get to, but we can definitely recommend either popping by for a bite with a view. Or even taking a book up and relaxing amongst nature.
Where To Stay In Bacolod
Luxury – Seda Capitol Central
Located 1 miles from SM City Bacolod, Seda Capitol Central offers modern accommodation in Bacolod.
The property features an onsite restaurant and a bar. Free private parking is available for guests who ride and free WiFi is available in the public areas.
The rooms come with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and an iPod dock. A shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries are provided in the en suite bathroom.
Guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant or grab a drink at the bar. Plenty of dining options are available within a 5-minute walk from the property.
Mid-Budget – Stonehill Suites
Situated in Bacolod, 0.9 miles from Negros Museum, Stonehill Suites features accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a fitness centre and a bar.
Among the facilities at this property are a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi throughout the property.
The rooms in the hotel come with a kettle. At Stonehill Suites rooms come with a wardrobe, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom.
The accommodation offers a à la carte or Asian breakfast.
Budget – LOC Residences Inn
Located in Bacolod, 0.7 miles from Negros Museum, LOC Residences Inn features views of the city.
This 3-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk, room service and free WiFi. Private parking is available at an extra charge.
All units at the hotel include air conditioning and a desk.
Panaad Stadium is 5 miles from LOC Residences Inn, while Mambukal Zipline is 18 miles away. The nearest airport is New Bacolod-Silay Airport, 3.7 miles from the accommodation.
For more places to stay in Bacolod, you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.
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