After four years of spending my life in Cebu as a Medical student, I am now back to my hometown, Dumaguete City. Dumaguete City is known for its laid back vibes and sub-urban living. But now, it is a little bit different. Streets are congested with private and public utility vehicles. Tourists are flocking in and businesses are blooming from one corner to another. I guess this city is slowly becoming more like a mini-Cebu.
The coffee shop on top of a mountain
They said that Post Graduate Internship os a chill life but actually not. It is the phase where you handle real patients and apply what you have learned from Senior Clerkship. My life these past few months has been hospital-home and vice versa. I came to the point that I am slowly burning out. I wanted a quick getaway and peaceful scenery.
Due to its popularity in instagram feed and facebook timeline, my boyfriend and I decided to give this place a try.
Alimyon Kapehan is 20 kilometers away from Dumaguete City. The 30-minute drive from the city isn’t that bad to give myself a break. It is peacefully tucked in a highland area in Janay-Janay, San jose, Negros Oriental. This place is known for its over looking and breath taking view from the restaurant.
Alimyon Cafe is known for its coffee which can be made from corn/rice or pure beans. If you want to start your day right, they offer an all-day breakfast for great kickstart. They also offer lunch and snacks. In our case, we had fries and budbud with chocolate.
The great thing about this place is its cozy temperature and beautiful. It is like Siargao Days again becuse of its overlooking dwarf sized Palm Trees. This restaurant is settled on top of a mountain and it is made of concrete nd bamboo covered with a nipa.
The mountain breeze could brush off all the toxic vibes from your long hour shift. Moreover, it is perfect place for having a quality time with your loved ones.
How to get there?
1. From Dumaguete, you can take a multicab from the Central Market to Sibulan. Nearing San Jose town, there is a road to the left which has the Twin Lakes sign. You can tell the driver to drop you on the intersection going to Twin Lakes.
2. Once you have arrived, you can hire a habal-habal (motorbike) driver to bring you to Alimyon for Php 50/pax one way.
Facebook: Alimyon Kapehan
The restaurant opens from 7am to 4pm, Sundays to Saturdays.