A FEW months ago, a new dining destination, Cafe Larisse, opened along Mabini Street.
I found out about this small cafe when I passed by the area on my way to Lachi’s weeks ago. Curious, I looked it up on Facebook to check what they serve and the place itself. The photos of the place and the food caught my attention as it seems like a pretty good cafe to have a meal at.
I visited the cafe twice, once before my Christmas vacation and the second was after my vacation, to see what they had to offer.
I find Cafe Larisse to be quite a charming cafe in terms of interior. The chairs and tables are arranged to accommodate groups, pairs, or solo diners. There is also a bar table at one side of the cafe and a sofa near the counter.
I also have to say that their comfort room was really clean during my two visits here.
I like the intimate ambiance of the place too. I find it to be relaxing and a nice place to have some me-time. At the same time, I also think that it is also a great place to go at if you want to catch up with a friend or two.
Cafe Larisse has a very simple menu of salads, soups, savory meals, and pasta with a price range of P135 to P195. What is great about them is they have set meals that are worth every single penny. Set meals are from P220 to P295.
For my first visit here, I ordered the Savory Set (P280), Gambrero/Surf’s Up Pasta (P175), and Thai Milk Tea (P80). For the savory set, I had the Velvety Mushroom Soup and the Wings and Lollies Savory Meal.
For my second visit here, I ordered the Souper Set (P295). For this set, I had the Souper Salad, Grilled Cheese Sandwich, and Zesty Tomato Soup.
Cafe Larisse is a great place to dine at. I love how intimate it was and it would be a great place if you want to spend time alone or catch up with a friend or two.
Despite having not too many options on the menu, the food here is great overall. I love the Zesty Tomato Soup and the Grilled Cheese Sandwich the most.
I would recommend this place if you are looking for somewhere nice to eat. I also see myself dropping by here every once in a while.
Cafe Larisse is located at Don Pepito Bldg., Mabini St. Corner V. Mapa St. and are open from 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Sunday to Friday.
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Published in the SunStar Davao newspaper on January 11, 2018.
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