Photos courtesy of: Rosmar Villalo
CAFÉ PANAY, a home grown coffee shop serving authentic Ilonggo snack items, takes a bigger step to serve more clients with its extensive and sumptuous Ilonggo foods menu at the Festive Walk, Iloilo Business Park starting September 28, 2017.
CAFÉ PANAY is a coffee/souvenir shop concept by PANAY TOURS SPECIALISTS, INC. (PTSI), a company primarily created to be a local tour wholesaler in Panay with a management team of professionals of solid and extensive backgrounds in the country’s tourism industry.
The primary objective of Café Panay is to buy, showcase and sell produce of local farmers and producers. It is to provide a venue for local and international tourists to have a glimpse of what Panay and the rest of the region can offer for food products and other souvenir/homecoming gift items. Its objective is to offer tourists a taste of Ilonggo delicacies and snack items while enjoying Ilonggo hospitality in the relaxed old hacienda ambiance of the café.
The café and souvenir shop started its operations last January 14, 2014 in a small 5-table shop at Rizal Street, Iloilo City. Two years after, it was invited to move to Molo Mansion, formerly, Yusay-Consing Mansion in order to cater to the delegates during the series of meetings hosted by Iloilo City for Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). Its “ibos” and “table tsokolate” statement in the local gastronomic circle was very well applauded by the foreign delegates during the APEC city tours.
This September, Café Panay, as a full service restaurant will give its clients a complete dining experience from breakfast to dinner in a bigger, more relaxing mood of modern and rustic ambiance. It promises to keep its old time favourites in the menu and added more modern Lingo items for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Moreover, there will be more souvenir items to take home that will complement the total dining enjoyment of visitors. These will fill the shelves of the restaurant for that one-stop total tourist experience while in Panay. So whenever you are in Iloilo, maghapit anay sa Café Panay.