After our Zorb Experience, Rina and I needed to grab a bite to eat for brunch. We passed by Lemon I Cafe quite a few times the day before and we noticed it was always packed, so it intrigued me. I had read about it before during my research, but I couldn't recall what was the "must try" of the house. Before we went in, we took a glance at the menu, and I was a little bit surprised by with the prices, which I found to be a bit high - and not just for a cafe in Boracay.
This is like going to the Spa for me..
Much like most of the restaurants in D'Mall, Lemon I Cafe was an open air restaurant in which one could easily settle down into. The soothing green hues were very easy on the eyes, and it felt like you could easily get lost in a good book there. Of course we had the benefit of a light rain shower and winds to keep us cool.
It was already past ten when we got there, so Rina and I were looking for something heavy, but not too heavy that we couldn't walk on the beach afterwards. (After the Sea Breeze Experience, she actually had to roll me back to our hotel)
Rina's Tapa. No offense, but because blogger downsized the resolution,
It now looks like a turd on a plate.
Always smiling even though she thinks she got gypped.
In a classic case of judging the book by it's cover, Rina was pleasantly surprised to find that the Tapa, though it seemed little in serving size, was actually rather filling - not to mention delicious. The thin slices of meat was surprisingly soft and flavorful, without being too salty. The eggs were done just the way I like Sunny side up.. with the yolk still wet but the edges lightly burnt so it's crispy. I was really taken aback when Rina, was about halfway through her meal, and she was saying how full she was.
Nice effort, but Not quite there..
My order came with bread - which seemed to be whole wheat Pan De Sal, but a bit bigger. I honestly found it a little bit dry, even after spreading butter on it.
So, what did I order?
The first thing on the menu that I saw had "Bacon" on it.
I've got bacon, so I'm good.
Of course now, I really regret ordering it, because I should have tried something that would've challenged Lemon I Cafe alot more, but I was so distracted by the two half-french girls in the other table that I panicked and ordered the first thing that felt comfortable.. The Big Breakfast (P320). (Seriously though, after the altar of bacon, you'd think I'd have had enough bacon to last me throughout the whole trip.)
"Big" Breakfast? Psshh. Looks normal to me.
Darn you, Half-French girls!