Happyfoodies has been on the road recently and traveling through towns we normally pass through on the way to Bontoc and Sagada brought some surprises to us. One of these is finding a place to have good coffee in Abatan, some 80 or so kilometers away from Baguio. Billeted at Garden Breeze in Bangad, we wanted to find out what else is out there, attractions- and food-wise, so we walked along the town center. After a hearty lunch of beef broccoli and soup at Kadan-Tom, we decided to find out if there’s a place where we can grab a cup of coffee and some dessert. Maybe it was a stroke of serendipity that we found Cafe Lounge 85 at the fringe of the town center where the coffee along with the view gave us a pleasant surprise.
Cafe Lounge 85
Nevermind the young and then old karaoke singers that progressed from recent pop ditties to 70s standards (maybe a regular Sunday occurrence out here?), but we found both the Green Meadow Coffee (local brew coffee infused with green tea) and Americano coffees very good along with some French toast (the banana split was not available). Moving inside to escape the loud and louder karaoke singing of some early gin-drinking folks, we espied an espresso machine — something that surprised us as even Garden Breeze only had two percolators.
Next time you find yourself in Abatan, do check out Cafe Lounge 85. Your tummy and eyes will thank you for it.
Cafe Lounge 85
Abatan, Buguias, Benguet