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“Australia in tacloban ”
Review of Dream Cafe

Dream Cafe
Ranked #2 of 85 Restaurants in Tacloban
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$2 - US$10
Cuisines: Australian
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Dream Cafe is a smart airconditioned bistro style cafe & restaurant offering great expresso coffee, and good value Filipino and Australian meals. Dine in, eat alfresco, or take-out. Wifi is available for customers. Come and listen to professional live music or sit back and watch music video. (No karaoke). The cafe is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and afterwards, 7 days per week.
Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

Visiting dream cafe is that tiny piece of australia I needed after a few months on the road. Food was outstanding (amazing how a whole wheat roll with all the fillings can meet that unsaid need). Service attentive without being overbearing. English speaking persons dream if you are a little home sick.

1  Thank Kruiza
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Reviewed 3 July 2014 via mobile

Demonstrating the Filipino spirit of resiliency, Dream operates with no semblance of the recent tragedy that befell Tacloban. Led by amiable server John, Dream is a nexus for the backpackers and businessmen alike. The budget bakery out front sells sausage rolls for P15 or $.40, while inside fluffy banana pancakes go for P130 or $4.00 so ALL can eat at Dream. Backpackers don't have to shell out P65 for a brew to use the wifi, because pork and mung bean cakes or hopiang babuy are only P7 each. A fair price to snack and tell your parents back home of your experience helping out relief or just observing Filipino community spirit in times of distress through the free wifi.

For the upper end of the market, seafood fare sold by the grams is available. Jumbo prawns in chili sauce was had by four tables when I dined on Sinigang Na Prawns, the national sour soup dish, which was made from Knorr mix rather than fresh sour green tamarind. Given the situation, I can forgive the ready mix. Skip the fried cheese sticks because mozzarella or provolone they are not but processed local cheddar which is good on the local roll pandesal by itself, but not fried. Unless you prefer the taste of vegetable oil on batter. A local brought in a party of four and ordered the Bangus or milkfish breakfast and all were happy customers.

Fridays to Sundays are live music night and Dream stays up till 2am. It opens 6am-10pm on weekdays. It's the place to be for all in the beautiful city of Tacloban.

1  Thank BaleTula
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Reviewed 21 June 2014 via mobile

Found this lovely spot while on mission. Really enjoyed the crunchy chicken burger with a San Miguel lite. Service with a smile and fast!

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1  Thank Julie B
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

I have just spent 6 Weeks in Tacloban and Dream Cafe was my favorit place to eat. Every thing there is donned with a smile. Great food and good service. Friday and saturday night there is a fantastic duo playing good pop music. They are serving everything. Fish pork beef and vegetarian dishes. Their drink card is also worth chekking. I love This place and Will be back for more.

1  Thank Henrik J
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

Dream cafe literally saved my life after yolanda when i arrived for the yolanda response it was the only place i could grab a cool san Mig lite and cool pork chops, Ive eaten there for 4 months while in Tacloban and will just fly back to listen to cool music and and enjoy its ambience a Dream come true

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1  Thank Smart J
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