Coron Town Proper is a small tourist place, you’re not exactly spoiled for choice of places to eat and drink but there are a few good joints. Barbecue and seafood is the local favorite. Whether you are on a budget or not there is something for everyone.
1km west of Coron main town you will find an upperdeck restaurant. It is decorated with images of Bob Marley and serves mostly local food for a very resonable price. Its worth the walk out of town if you want to pay 5-10 pesos less per dish.
The View Deck
Located on the main road in Coron Town this restaurant provides western style food with a spectacular view. Main meals are a very reasonable price and most come with the choice of 2 sides. Its fantastic place to eat dinner and watch the sunset.
Often busy, Lolo Nonoy’s has a great selection of local cuisine and the atmosphere to match. You can chose from a variety of pre-made meat dishes (served quickly) or order from the menu. This is the place to go if you are searching for some traditional Filipino food at a cheap price, but expect to wait up to 30 minutes.
A candlelit restaurant with excellent Italian food on the menu. If hand tossed pizza cooked in a stone oven is your thing this isn’t one to miss! Another Altgrove can also be found in El Nido town, too.
The perfect place to get your Korean fix and the only place in town to find sushi. They even make lunch boxes to takeaway.
This small restaurant serves a great selection of international and vegetarian food, including hummus. Don’t forget to check the specials board for deals of the day, such as fresh Baracuda. Heads up, pitta has to be ordered a day in advance.
Providing delicious food at great prices, Jelly’s is one of the barbecue joints you should visit. The sharing platters here provide enough for 8 people; perfect for groups and families.
Just before the market you will find Island boy, although you will probably smell it before you see it. An open barbecue provides that ‘island’ vibe and a large menu means there is plenty to offer everyone. Daytime and nighttime meal deals make this a perfect place for lunch or dinner.
Katie’s Singugba Sa Balai & Carl’s BBQ
Past Jelly’s and up the hill you will find two other barbecue places. Both offering incredibly tasty and fresh food. Katie’s Singugba Sa Balai has really good stir-fry noodles (we recommend the Mie Goreng) and Carl’s BBQ offers tasty ribs.
From the outside you will porably notice the clean, fresh and modern decor of this place. It boasts fast wifi, good coffee and great waffles; a rare find in Coron.
Tea & Shake
The best cafe to drink shakes, eat cakes and chill. With good WiFi and nice music this isn’t a cafe to eat lunch at but certainly one worth visiting if you want to take a break and relax.
Many online reviews rate this as the number one cafe in Coron, should we say any more? The iced coffee which was just how coffee should be; strong. This cafe also has great frappes and a yogurt mango smoothie that is worth the visit on its own.
This second floor cafe is perfect if you are searching for some tasty lunch and strong coffee, and was probably our favorite cafe in town. We recommend ordering a grilled sandwich here, you won’t regret it!
Ala-e Hippie Bar
This lesser known bar located on Nueva Street is the ultimate chill out bar with an awesome view. Sip on cocktails and eat food here while sitting on cushions surrounded by fairy lights, colourful tapestry and all things hippie related. You can even get deadlocks here.
For your late night dancing fix head to Hangover bar. A small nightclub playing your classic club music mixed with EDM.
Swinging chairs, live music and decor make for a great atmosphere; a must visit during your time on the island. Located in the heart of Coron Town this bar is a social hotspot and the best place to find positive vibes. You can also find the tattoo shop out back.
No name Bar
A small bar with big character. This bar offers an impressive happy hour from 4 – 7 and is the place to go if you’re looking for cheap drinks and American radio tunes.
Past Island Boy Barbeque to the right you will see several vendors offering roadside snacks such as kebabs, crepes and burgers. If you’re feeling extra adventurous ‘balut’ is a boiled bird embryo… it seemed to be a winner among locals.
If you don’t mind fast food and are a fan of burgers and chips this is the place to go. Offering burgers as cheap as 40 pesos and buy one get one free this is the best place to go if your budget is low.
Throughout Coron town and pretty much anywhere in the Philippines you can find roadside stores. Offering mainly snacks you wont find a meal here, but something quick to grab on the go. We also found a snack store selling ‘sweet bananas’; warm, sugary fried banana in batter, delicious! If you ever see them, don’t hesitate to buy one!
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