Have a well spent weekend at Cafe Lupe Hostel and Restaurant

8:58:00 PM

My regular weekend is spent at home to play with the kids, relax after a stressful 5-day office works and finish blog articles. But last July 9-10, 2016 I was invited to join the Antipolo Bloggers' Getaway with my Pinoy Blogger friends. It was my first time to be part of this exciting event to explore different tourist destinations at Antipolo City and to revisit one of the restaurants where I regularly perform with my band years ago, Cafe Lupe Hostel and Restaurant. I'm sure this is going to be so much fun!



We were scheduled to visit Antipolo Cathedral and Hinulugang Taktak, Mystical Cave and Mt. Purro Nature Reserve but because of the rain, we weren't able to visit Mt. Purro Nature Reserve. Here are some of the photos I took during the tour: Check out "A trip to Antipolo's popular tourist spots" for a more detailed article about our tour.


Antipolo Cathedral
Hinulugang Taktak
Mystical Cave
We then headed to Cafe Lupe Hostel and Restaurant located at Lot 2B and 2C, Sumulong Highway, Brgy. Mambugan, Antipolo Rizal. Back in 2003, owner Mr. Alvin Carranza opened up their first ever branch along Guadalupe bridge and within the Guadalupe Seminary. It is specifically found under the biggest billboard structure in our country which they own as well. But due to some issues, they had to close down the restaurant. Currently, their Antipolo branch is the only existing Cafe Lupe which has been upgraded to a Hostel, Restaurant and KTV. 




Cafe Lupe is known to serve Filipino dishes with a Mexican twist. They are open from 10am to 2am serving breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner and alcoholic beverages. Check out their menu below:



During our whole stay, here are the dishes that we were able to taste. According to Chef Albright Carranza, son of owner Mr. Alvin Carranza and currently managing Cafe Lupe, their best sellers are their Nachos Muchos and their Ilonggo dish, Kadyos:


Fresh Fruits
Grilled Liempo
My favorite dish during our stay. This Grilled Liempo is tender and flavorful and surely, you'll be needing an extra rice for this.
Tinola Soup
This Filipino favorite dish is perfect for the rainy season and I really like the hint of spiciness in every sip.


Chopsuey
This healthy dish composed of cabbage, bell pepper, cauliflower, peas and carrots would be great to balance out all the pork and chicken in a meal.

Carbonara
Chicken Sandwich
Nachos Muchos
Fried Chicken
Pork Sisig with Egg
 Love their Pork Sisig! Perfect snack while drinking an ice cold beer or cocktail.

Buffalo Wings w/ Garlic Aioli
I really enjoyed the spiciness of the Buffalo Wings but I really wished that it was partnered with a Bleu Cheese Dip. Still, this is an awesome dish for dinner or when paired with an alcoholic beverage.

Kadyos/Kadios
This is an Ilonggo cuisine which is composed of lentil beans with liempo chunks and jackfruit. A best seller here at Cafe Lupe.

Beef Tapa
Love how tender the tapa is and it is not too salty. Taste even better when dipped in vinegar. 


Tocilog
Orange Juice
Besides the delicious food offered by Cafe Lupe, customers flock the place because of their affordable Onea KTV rooms. We are very happy to have been given the chance to sing our hearts out on one of their 4 KTV Rooms. You can actually book their smallest room with a capacity of 8-12 pax for only P300.00 per hour with an additional fee of P50.00 for every extra person. 


It has 2 microphones that is great for those who love to sing duet songs and what's awesome is that you can download an application where you can search a song to retrieve its code to easily input it in the karaoke machine. Look for it at the end page of the song book. Make the experience more fun with cocktails, ice cold beer and finger foods.


Here's my video while singing Till they take my heart away by Clair Marlo. (Thanks to David of The Life and Times of Rich Valor for the video):


They also have a live band performing outside the restaurant scheduled every Tuesday to Sunday:

photo grabbed from Cafe Lupe's Website

The live band and KTV are till 2 am, so when the restaurant and Onea KTV closed, we went back to our rooms at the Hostel. Cafe Lupe has 8 available rooms, 6 with 2 single beds, 1 with a Queen size bed and a family room with a King Size Bed. Me and my room mate Kim of Chasing Curious Alice was assigned to occupy the Melba Room.


Our room has two single beds, LED TV with cable, AC unit, Hot and Cold Shower, Electric Kettle, Lamp Shade, Towels, Toiletries (Shampoo, Soap, Toothbrush and Toothpaste), Disposable Slippers and Mineral bottles. 

Rooms with 2 single beds (Room 2-5,7-8) like this cost P1,800.00 on weekdays and P2,800.00 on weekends and holidays. Room 1 with a Queen Size Bed and Room 6 with a King Size Bed cost P3,800.00 on weekdays and P4,800.00 on weekends and holidays. All prices are inclusive of breakfast for 2 pax. Check out Cafe Lupe's Website to see photos of the other rooms. For families with toddlers, the kids will surely enjoy the little playground outside the hostel:


I truly enjoyed the experience and I would to like to thank Sir Alvin and Chef Albright Carranza for inviting us and to Ms. Grace of Tag Media and Pinoy Blogger for giving me the opportunity to join this getaway. I had so much fun with my new blogger friends: Dianne of Curly Dianne, Arrianne of Travel Habeat, Allan of The Filipino Rambler, Orlee of Orlee Pasion, David of The Life and Times of Rich Valor, Kim of Chasing Curious Alice and Rey of Boy Raket. Check out their sites as well to read their own experiences during the weekend getaway. :)

With Chef Albright Carranza - photo grabbed from Orlee of Orlee Pasion

Our own version of 360 video c/o Allan of The Filipino Rambler. Fun times haha!



To know more about Cafe Lupe Hostel and Restaurant, you may check out their Website and follow them on their Social Media accounts: Facebook and Instagram for updates and ongoing promos. For inquiries and reservation, call 4703201 or 09226892898. I highly recommend that you visit the place if ever you are in the area or plan your stay soon. Will definitely come back and bring my family/friends at Cafe Lupe. ^^

Cafe Lupe Hostel and Restaurant
Lot 2B and C, Brgy. Mambugan, Sumulong Highway, Antipolo City
4703201/09226892898

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