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“overpriced, rude staff, but good import selection”
Review of Bruno's Swiss Food

Bruno's Swiss Food
Ranked #70 of 190 Restaurants in Puerto Princesa
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Reviewed April 29, 2014

i visited here several times. the prices are generally high as their primary source of income seems to revolve around exaggerating all of their prices. some of the stuff is imported through special channels and you can't always get them elsewhere in palawan, so you have no choice but to pay extra. but other items that you can get at regular stores are also marked up high. so it makes me feel like i'm getting ripped off when i go there. but that's ok. as with anything "swiss", it is supposedly higher quality and therefore more expensive.

the deli items i purchased there were usually fresh and delicious. bruno's has a restaurant inside, with a fairly exotic european menu (for palawan). of course it is going to be overpriced as well.

generally, i found the staff to be rude and stingy (even in providing basic service). but that is of course because bruno himself is that way. i've met him and was not impressed with the service he provided or how he treated his employees.

this place tends to be an ex-pat hangout (like Tom Tom Club). unless you want to mingle with older european guys, i'd recommend avoiding this place unless you are in the mood for imported salami and cheese and can't get it elsewhere.

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Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

Had lunch there, prices where pretty high and food just average. Mine tasted like a canteen meal at home, the noodles weren't even good. Expected more for the money.

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Reviewed February 10, 2014

In the center of Puerto Princesa, locals and visitors find a slice of Europe, with Australian and American leanings. Bruno’s Swiss Food, a deli, store and restaurant, owned by Bruno Eyer, has been a landmark on the Puerto scene for 20 years or more, right across from Mendoza Park, on Valencia Street, a half-block off Rizal Avenue.

Bruno, a Swiss-German, and his Filipina wife, stock all kinds of imported goodies, and feed hungry people.

The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, specializing in European food. Breakfast items on the menu include freshly brewed coffee, omelets, hash browns and fried eggs, hash browns with ham and eggs or bacon. Let me tell you, these Swiss know how to make yummy hash browns!

The other day, we popped in for lunch, and ordered the veal bratwurst with hash browns, or rösti. It comes with gravy and a small side salad. Price 260 pesos. Delicious. The menu includes several other varieties of German sausages, as well as cold cut and cheese sandwiches, smoked salmon, Italian pastas, and Australian and U.S. Certified Angus Steaks.

Bruno’s is a favorite of the local expat crowd. Don’t be surprised if you see a table full foreigners, laughing and arguing in several languages over lunch and beer.

Bruno’s is also a great place to stock up on imported grocery items. A mind-boggling collection of specialty foods crowd the shelves. Chocolates from France, and Switzerland, American Tostitos and Lay’s Chips, Indian curry mixes, Thai spices, olives, canned beans, juices, cookies, polenta, cake mixes, popcorn, wines and liquors, sauerkraut, specialty flours, nuts, cereal, pasta. The list goes on and on. And that’s just the dry goods.

Bruno’s also has a well-stocked deli refrigerator case with imported cheeses and meats. Here is a partial list of what was available the day we stopped in: Hungarian salami, salami Milano, salami Nonno Sopressa, salami picanto, chorizo Salamanca, coppa ham, pepperoni sausage, carrot lyoner Swiss, mushroom lyoner, olive lyoner Swiss, Spanish goat cheese, brie, roquefort, Tilsiter Swiss, old Dutch gouda, Bel Paese, mild cheddar, smoked gouda.

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Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile
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