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The Gypsy's Lair Art Cafe

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Cafe, Vegetarian, Southwestern, Filipino, Asian, Wine Bar
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Unit 20 Mercado de San Miguel | North National Road, San Miguel, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island 5300, Philippines
+639189095571
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8:30 am - 11:59 pm
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Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 11:59 pm
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Philippines
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56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last December, i went to Puerto Princesa for a business trip. I was looking for a place to eat breakfast, a friend recommended Gypsy's Lair Art Cafe. This small restaurant has cute decors and cozy ambience. I enjoyed eating my Lamayo, scrambled egg and garlic fried rice. The staff were nice. A must try when you're in Palawan.

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Thank Veefashionista
Manila, Philippines
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To be honest, I merely went there to have my palm read (upon a friend's recommendation). But upon waiting for the palm reader, I ordered my food and got the best-tasting curry. The staff went out of their way to contact the reader as it was a Monday and he is usually available on weekends. Luckily, I had to wait... More 

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Thank Paul S
Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food , very good service ! This place is small but very comfortable with pretty surroundings .

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Thank Paul L
Las Pinas, Philippines
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

On our way home from a 4-day vacation at the Sheridan Beach Resort, we stopped for souvenirs at the Mercado de San Miguel in the heart of Puerto Princesa City. After purchasing the souvenirs we wanted, we decided to have lunch before proceeding to the airport, and checked out The Gypsy's Lair Art Cafe which was right next door. It... More 

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Thank tynejr
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

The place has very nice interior ' location is very convenient to tourists since it is near the airport. Coffee is great & the staff are efficient. A highly recommended place to have a coffee in town.

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Thank Xyzwinnie
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

Eclectic cafe with good lunch options - we ordered a couple of sandwiches and a wrap which were average. They offered Palaweno Brewery's beers which was a highlight, as we were anxious to try our Palawan's first craft beer! Their version of ceviche was also fresh and delicious. They are located in a touristy strip mall near the center of... More 

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Thank Caren S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

It is a nice place with lot's of nice art, had some coffee and cake but not that good. Customer Service is very good.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

The Gypsy's Lair Art Cafe was the first restaurant we dined in while in Puerto Princesa. We are glad that our introduction to Palawan's dining experience did not disappoint. The place has eclectic interiors in red with interesting paintings. Food is tasteful and servings are just right.

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Thank MTP_Traveller
Honolulu, Hawaii
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

A friend took me here - its a small little place in a tiny "strip mall". an awesome place. The food is very artsy and tastes great ! the bartender was good and I actually tried a couple of his "creations" - which ended up being pretty damn good - unfortunately, i cant remember what they were called (drank too... More 

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Thank hawaiianboy2016
Vail, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

We had a short visit in this place to meet our friend and I'd say it's very cozy. I find the interior quaint and full of decors and paintings. The food was delightful and prices are reasonable. It's a nice place at night since there's a live acoustic band, and you can enjoy drinking with your friends. It's also along... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$2 - $5
Cuisine
Cafe, Vegetarian, Southwestern, Filipino, Asian, Wine Bar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
8:30 am - 11:59 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 11:59 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 11:59 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 11:59 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 11:59 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit 20 Mercado de San Miguel | North National Road, San Miguel, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island 5300, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Mimaropa  >  Palawan Province  >  Palawan Island  >  Puerto Princesa
  • Phone Number: +639189095571
Description
We went to this restaurant on 13 April 2011 and it had opened just a week beforehand. The decor, both inside and out, was novel and really tasteful. Food was delicious and service great. Even the owner came up and asked us personally how we found the food and service. I'd highly recommend a meal here!

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