Last weekend, I had a quick road trip back to my home province, Tarlac. I spent the weekend with my family since I haven’t been home for quite a while. We spent the day hanging out at the mall, watching the latest installment of Spider-Man (yay!), and of course, dining out.
Hidden somewhere in the middle of the tree-lined complex of Luisita, along McArthur Highway, we visited a nice cafe that doesn’t only serve coffee but some comfort food as well.
Cafroozzo is a local neighborhood coffee shop and restaurant that is intrinsically from Tarlac. Unlike the huge coffee chains that we have in almost every corner in Metro Manila, Cafroozzo is the brainchild of a couple, Nelson and Carolina Ramos, from my province.
We were invited to check out the restaurant. We arrived a little after lunch, which is a perfect time for coffee. But as I’ve said, they serve more than coffee so we were able to try some of their food as well.
We sat beside this Instagrammable wall. I know a lot of us love to take selfies that we can share on social media and this is one of the best spots in the restaurant.
Cafroozzo has the Hawaiian Burger. We asked them where they get their patties from and they told us that they make them. What’s different on this burger compared to an average burger, it comes with a generous slice of pineapple. We can say that it is the restaurant’s personal take on the Amazing Aloha – if you’re familiar with that now-defunct Jollibee burger.
The Hawaiian Burger comes as a meal served with a side of fries and iced tea of the day.
The restaurant also has the Pinoy breakfast staple tapsilog. However, unlike the savory tapsilog that I was familiar with, their version called Beef Tapa Rice was a bit on the sweet side. It is still good though and the garlic sauce that it is served with brings the dish a notch higher.
A good deal for their Beef Tapa Rice was to get brewed coffee for just 8 pesos.
The Cafroozzo pizza is a fully-loaded pizza with slices of ham, pepperoni, olives, and bell peppers. It is topped with a generous amount of cheese.
We also dug into their serving of ribs. Like the Hawaiian burger, it comes as a meal with rice and iced tea of the day.
They also served us with Buffalo Wings. It could have been a little spicier, but overall it’s okay.
We are already a bit full but we soldiered on to still try their super cheesy lasagna.
Of course, we wouldn’t miss trying their selection of frappes. We tried the Black Forest, Chocolate, Caramel, and Matcha.
We also tried the hot Cafe Mocha.
So, if ever you are in Tarlac, why not check out this hidden cafe in Luisita. They also have other branches in SM Tarlac and Citywalk.
Luisita Access Road, Tarlac City