When it comes to street names in Vigan, I’m admittedly uncultured. The world-famous Calle Crisologo is the only Vigan Street I know — that is why it took me a coon’s age to locate Leila’s Cafe, home of Leila’s Cupcakes, which I wrote about (here) two months ago.
You won’t miss the cafe’s inviting red doors if you’re strolling around the touristy district.
The tastefully decorated interiors, done in a sort of shabby-but-elegant way, create an altogether warm and cozy feel — like a breath of fresh air in the old-world town (though it’s really a city now).
While waiting for the hubby’s arroz a la Cubana and my baconator (bacon and corn) crepe, we shared a masa pudrida, a plain shortbread with a crumbly-flaky texture that’s tasty and would go nicely with coffee. I got a little frustrated ‘coz the Leilaccinos were not available. But anyways, our brunch was filling and had us covered till Baguio:)
Leila’s Cafe Gen. Luna St.(in between Calle Crisologo and V. de los Reyes St.), Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines Te; No.: 077 722 8110 Check out their Facebook page.
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