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“does not disappoint” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Coffee Shop

The Coffee Shop
Olongapo, Luzon, Philippines
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Ranked #4 of 43 Restaurants in Olongapo
Cuisines: Continental
Dining options: Late Night, Takeout
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Dining options: Late Night, Takeout
Summit, New Jersey
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60 reviews 60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“does not disappoint”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Had to visit after being away for so many years. Food is still good. We ordered fried rice, pancit, shanghai lumpia, lugaw, enchilada, iced tea and of course, tacos. Everything was good. It's a casual joint. You can choose to dine outdoor or indoors where they have air conditioning. Parking can be challenging.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Philippines
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Tacos!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Home of the Jumbo Taco! A must try though the restaurant is a bit far from the city proper with poor parking space.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Lake Tahoe (California), California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Maybe it's ok for Filipino taste, but not for foreigners.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

After reading the reviews here, I was excited to try The Coffee Shop. Boy oh boy was it a disappointment. I was hoping to save some money by eating “local,” and I ended up spending more than I did the night before at the resort.

The “Taco” meat wasn’t bad, but the taco was mostly lettuce. And adding sour cream costs P30! And the crunchy taco isn’t really a taco, it’s more like a taco salad -- it’s not possible to eat it w/o a fork. Any dirty diner in the States would have far better tacos.

Also tried the club sandwich, which was double the price of a normal Filipino style club. It was mostly stacks of bread slices, one piece of ham and some sort of fishy salad. WAAAY to expensive and NOT GOOD, even by Filipino standards.

And lastly, I was treated to a midnight run to the bathroom, no doubt a result of their poor food storage and/or handling.

If you are from the US and know what a taco is supposed to be, do not trust the reviews. They are mostly from Filipinos who to put it nicely, have a different taste.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Olongapo, Philippines
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

food is great....but place is so so as its quite difficult to park the car...i always bring my friends to this restaurant...the other area is cleanliness...I can rate the place as 6/10/...more improvement needed.

Visited December 2013
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Olongapo, Philippines
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“Tasty & affordable food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Must-try: Jumbo tacos, lomi, and fried chicken. It's far from the city proper and the ambiance isn't fantastic, but the at least, going there you get to see a good view of Subic Bay.

Visited February 2013
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