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The French Coffee Shop

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Panagsama | Basdiot, Moalboal 6032, Philippines
+63 906 353 4315
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Vienna, Austria
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6 reviews
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Reviewed February 5, 2017

The restaurant opens at 6:30 (or 6:00). It is not the cheapest in Moalboal, but it offers a very good coffee and you can order even more coffee, tee or bread for free. The owner is French, very friendly and helpful. He offers also a taxi for a reasonable price to Cebu or to the port to Dumaguette.

Thank JasminJ_1968
Singapore, Singapore
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

We had our daily servings of croissants for loading up on our carbs before diving. The croissants were authentic, thanks to the French owner but the crêpes were slightly disappointing. Do come here early as there can be a queue in the mornings.

Thank zestyme
Annapolis, Maryland
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89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2017

Spent several mornings here drinking coffee - their regular coffee is actually better than the espresso - and it's bottomless. The food is fairly good, though has many imported ingredients and is more expensive than other breakfast options around time. Sebastian was super helpful and gave us some great advice.

Thank Whitney H
Hanoi, Vietnam
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Came here for coffee and wifi. Drinks were fairly average but wifi was good and the owner super lovely, honest and helpful. If you ever have any questions about the region he'll be sure to help :)

Thank Leonie H
Milheeze, The Netherlands
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

We visited the Frnch Coffee Shop twice during our stay in Moalboal. This is one of the few places where u can breakfast as early as 6.00am. U can order few different types of breakfast and one will come with even a croissant. The coffee is also large and good! Remind that there will be cheaper places, but a must... More 

1 Thank Wesley101
Agusan del Sur Province, Philippines
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61 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

Very close to 4/5 , the big breakfast was a little disappointing at 300php. The Hungarian sausage was precooked and cold in the middle. The scrambled egg was closer to broken fried eggs. The coffee was nice and a refill wasn't a problem. Overall I felt it was a little bit overpriced for the amount of food, after all, I... More 

1 Thank Grant T
Iquitos, Peru
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

Ordered eggs bacon coffee and juice with a croissant which at first glance looked a tad overpriced. Thankfully it arrived with a lovely fresh mango half and a generous slice of watermelon. The croissant was the best I've had in the Philippines and only downer was the tepid coffee. Will return. Good value considering the fruit.

Thank Troptramp
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

They have good food and shakes. Nice place to sit down for a while and eat en drink something. Great

1 Thank Louw B
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

It's the first time we really enjoyed the breakfast in Philippines. Great service, good vibes and very very testy food!!! Tip: try the eggs Benedict!!!

1 Thank אנה ב
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

They're one of the restos to open in the morning for breakfast at 7:00 am, which is good. The food was ok but the service was slow. You need to be patient with them if you want a western breakfast. The owner is French.

1 Thank lakbay29

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Panagsama | Basdiot, Moalboal 6032, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Cebu Island  >  Moalboal
  • Phone Number: +63 906 353 4315

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?