There are not much of brunch restos in Iloilo. The last time I went home in Iloilo for my maternity leave, so happy to discover that Lapaz now have a cute brunch place, DOVA. It is owned and managed by the same family that started Afriques and Escas in Iloilo, the Cordovas, hence, I guess why its called Dova. The chef is still of course, the talented Mr. Miguel Cordova.
My brother, sister-in-law, my nephew and I decided to give the place a try. We were surprised the place was packed and we have to wait to be seated. But it didn’t take long for us to get our table.
The place kind reminds me of a little mature Milky & Sunny in Pasig. It was a nice brunch place in the morning and can perfectly transform into a chill-out place to drink at night.
With the popularity of the show, The Legal Wife, we can help but zeroed in the Querida Burger (P245). It is a big fat beef patty between brioche buns. It also contains bacons and fried egg. It also have baked potatoes and salad on the side. Just like any querida, this one is very tempting, bad for your waist and heart. But then again, this will be only querida, I will ever allow my husband to eat. I totally approved: yummy & filling.
Since this is a brunch place, we have to have pancakes and waffles. You can get it as Bare Naked (P145) – 2 pancakes/1waffle with whipped cream & maple syrup, Strawberries & Banana (P155) -2 pancakes /1 waffle with strawberries, banana, whipped butter, whipped cream and maple syrup or the Bacon & Sausage (P245) -2 pancakes /1 waffle with bacons and Greek sausage, whipped butter and maple syrup. Since we are such meatlovers, we got the Bacon and Sausage in both pancakes and waffle. I prefer the waffle though than the pancake. The bacon was a bit too small but I love love the sausage.
My sister-in-law is into salad these days so she tried the Shiitake and Egg Mushroom (P225).
Okay, I tasted a bit of this salad but I would take my sister-in-law’s word for it that its good. She was very happy munching on all the greens and mushrooms.
Dova is a great addition to one of the trendy restaurants in Iloilo. Congratulations to the Cordovas for another successful business venture.
Dova Brunch Cafe
122 Javellana Street, Lapaz, Iloilo City
Tel. No. (033) 503-3242
Opens daily from 9am to 9pm