Sunday, November 13, 2011

Bo's Coffee for Night Owls at Bohol


After bumming along the beach of Panglao Island, we took time to ride the tricycle and look for a decent cafe to get coffee.   It was only 8 in the evening and the town seems sleepy already, though a few restaurants outside and a few meters away from Bohol Tropics.   Kids waited at our villa, we went and  excused ourselves from their tv viewing, to get snacks specifically for our Dana who we taught might get "hypo."

What I love about the city is the people, for their courteousness, chivalry and generosity.  Their "Ija-Ija" or Bol-anon language doesn't deviate their values from their lifestyle.

We were told this won the Best Pasalubong from the 2000 competition
We decided to walk for a kilometer or less, to look for a grocer or store, we found a 24-hour grocer who sells "pasalubong" and Bohol's native delicacies, but to my dismay no coffee.   It started to drizzle but we took heart to look for a coffee shop.  A few meters more and we were at the Sun Avenue Pension.  Earlier I was able to eye on  coffee nook, so I was quite exuberant that I could have  coffee shop review from this town.  But alas, the coffee shop was closed.

Sheets of soft drizzle form the sky started pouring but we decided to brave it, but then we took tricycle instead asked the driver to take us somewhere there is an open coffee shop, guess where he took us...


At the town proper of Tagbilaran is where Dunkin Donuts Cafe and Bo's Coffee emerged.  On this distressed table our beloved coffee concoctions sat.  Bhogs thought I'll be having the usual hot cup, but this time I was in the mood for a new splash.   He had Latte Cappuccino and  mine was Coffee Jelly Froccino.

This was truly a sweet ending to a day that was eventful yet a bit frustrating.   Imagine, we went to Bohol to have my daughter Danielle get early morning medication for asthma and flu.  Served  as a lesson for travellers with kids, or wthout, bring first-aid kits for cuts, headaches, allergies, etc.   But pharmacies and clinics are around and people are always ready to give a hand.

While enjoying our coffee we checked out their weekly gazette, the Bohol  Chronicle, and read that Bohol has lots to offer.   Read also about Kriztea Cafe,  newly opened tea and coffee shop where they feature organic and Bohol's pride in healthy juice and tea mixes.


Gone are the massive stone-walls that provided protection during the era of pirates and insurrectos, walls that witnessed the blood and tears of our ancestors who were subjected to forced labor! But… the new walls brought in more light & fresher air, and paved the way for additional wings to accommodate a fast-growing congregation. The number of parishioners in early times is a far cry from the burgeoning populace of the present.

The Cathedral of Saint Joseph the Worker, the main seat of the Catholic faith in Bohol, sprawls on a wide area facing Carlos P. Garcia Avenue, the principal street of Tagbilaran City. Located in the central part of the city, the church has a picturesque setting. In front of it is the City plaza, famed for its flocks of doves and a haven for those who yearn to be alone to meditate, or to rest and relax, or to enjoy a tete-a-tete.

Across the street from the plaza looms the massive, imposing provincial capitol, a stone-built edifice that has been the seat of Bohol’s civil government since Spanish times. At the back of the Cathedral, built on a promontory is a 3-storey rectory, a modern initiative of parish priest Msgr. Cirilo Darunday, sitting astride the old convento which has long been converted into a Palacio de Obispado. Both old and new convents stand on a cliff overlooking Tagbilaran’s scenic bay, where across a shallow sea of about a mile wide, can be seen nestled beneath the hills of the town of Dauis, the beautiful , famed church of Our Lady of the Assumption, whose church bells can be heard across the sea on quiet days.



Adjacent and right across the plaza is the Spanish-styled building of the Municipality of Tagbilaran.

A glimpse to a day that was...

Bohol Beach Club

21 comments:

  1. We're spending Christmas in Bohol this year. Staying in Bohol Beach Club. Can't wait what it has to offer :) followed you too :)

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  2. There is Bo's in Bohol? Nice.. When I was there in Panglao, we stay in this hotel that is near a bar so there really was nightlife. So, I didn't feel 8PM is like ghosttown. I think the bar was open until wee hours in the morning. :)

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  3. Bohol oh Bohol, your beauty is a gift. Nice talaga ng place na yan.

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  4. Bohol is such a nice place for escapade. Btw, I hope the kids enjoyed the tour although they were sick... Hope they were ok.

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  5. Wow Bo's is already in Bohol. That's nice since I know I can enjoy it there too.

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  6. You bet...I can vouch for Bol-anon courtesy. Though I am not one but I have really good friends who are from there. I also had some not so nice experience with few of them but still it won't erase the fact that I loved my stay in that place when I visited.

    If I'll have the chance, I'll visit again.

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  7. Someday I will be there in Bohol with my hubby and we will definitely grab a copy there at Bo's. :)

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  8. Wow Bohol! Ang Ganda Nya talaga! I'm suppose to be there last month but something came up... So sana makapunta na next time! ;)

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  9. Bohol is my fave destination! There's just so much things to do there both in Panglao and Tagbilaran and around.

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  10. i love coffee especially with yosi. :) never been to bohol but i know how enchanted the place is. :) especially the beaches. :)

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  11. awww. nagcrave tuloy ako sa coffee.. hahaha! Bohol is one of the places I wanted to visit! ahhh moolah need more moolah ! hahaha

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  12. I've been all the attractions you posted but never been to Bo's coffee. This is sounds silly questions. Is Bo's coffee originally f:)rom Bohol?

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  13. never been to a lot of places in the Philippines... would love to visit Bohol someday, not for Bo's coffee though! -not a coffee lover here :( but to see the wonders of Bohol!:)

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  14. there's a lot of places in the Phils that i really want to visit and Bohol is on the top 3...

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  15. Seems like you've got the best of bohol!!! :)

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  16. Bo's Coffee! Galing Cebu yan haha. Cebuana present. My family and I are all going to Bohol for a day trip in June. I'm stoked and very excited!

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  17. I couldn't recall if there was Bo's Cafe already when my wife and I had our honeymoon at one of Panglao's beaches. May I could use that as an excuse to go back there. :D

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  18. Beautiful Photo of the church! Nice beach too! Parang gusto ko tuloy I try Bo's coffee ang nainom ko from Bo's ay yung water lang ng nasa airport kami. Please swing by my pagetoo~!

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  19. i like the way you take photos of the coffee.. and the night time shots too

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