Eating out becomes a modern growth phenomenon, especially with the Millennials. In modern society a restaurants, cafe and/or a gourmet places became an established institutions that individual or family can choose from. The food environment has so many options that is common for people to eat at least one meal out everyday. Now, as I see it, more and more people are making the choice to eat outside the home rather than being involved in the food preparations process, especially with students who are living in a school dorm and/or working students who are living alone or the house is far away from the school.

It take a lot of time to prepare food for lunch and dinner and they might get late going to school. Good thing, we have BLUE AVENUE GOURMET located at Door 5 CVA Bldg. 4, CM Recto Avenue (formerly Claveria Street) near Ateneo Claveria gate beside Jade Bookstore.

The gourmet had its soft opening last July 18, 2016.

It's a family business. A collaboration of three(3) sisters, lead and manage by Diane Therese Villa-Abrille, a 3rd year Civil Engineering student from Ateneo de Davao University, Trisha Marie Villa-Abrille a CPA and Angela Villa-Abrille who loves to bake. Both Trisha and Angela made the store concept and together with Ms. Kit Villa-Abrille, a hands-on mom who take cares of everything, especially in marketing and customer services.

The first thing that made me decide to enter this place is to see what's inside. And yes, to try their FOOD. As a food blogger, I want to explore new food place to eat in Davao City that is very affordable and budget-friendly both for students and mom like me! 


An Italian-inspired fettuccine served with a glass of iced tea for only P55.

Verdict: As I said, I am a bit of a pasta nut. I just love it! Love the Fettuccine. It's like more of a fettuccine-carbonara except there's no bacon on it. But a big bowl serve with carbolicious with nice, sweet and creamy taste...sounds PERFECT to me! 

Crispy Fish-fillet served with rice and a glass of iced tea for only P55.

Verdict: Since my mom order this, I got the chance to taste it first. Hahahaha!

You will surely love the taste of their fish-fillet - its not cream dory fish as we always use in cooking fish-fillet. They used Fresh TUNA from GenSan and its very light, smooth and yummy.

Fresh Lumpia for only P10.

Actually, there's a lot to choose from the list of their menu, but because I crave for pasta I choose the FIFTY-FIVE SHADES OF BLUE menu list.

Before, a food place is look upon in terms of reasons that people choose to dine outside because they want to try new and different foods. Now, aside from trying out different food they want to establish and maintain social connections.

This is one thing Blue Avenue Gourmet management wants to imply to their customers, that their place is a place to unwind. and at the same time if you want you can write and post message, play and sing inside the gourmet.

  • POST IT!

  •  PLAY

  • PLAY MUSIC & if you want you can SING (by the way they have a guitar free to use) I forget to take picture.

Greater individuals make the choices to eat outside the home, is one thing that is different right now, they utilize restaurants as a source to reallocate their time and energy.

Love the concept of the BLUE AVENUE GOURMET, though as the owner told me they have a lot of things to improve but they are overwhelmed with the result they received, especially with the positive feedback from their customers.

Worth returning since I wanted to try their All-time favorite Baby Back Ribs and Kinilaw with rice (as the owner told me their tuna came all the way from her cousin at General Santos City).

Another time maybe!  See you soonest B.A.G (well that's the way I say it for shortcuts), since their main market target is students.

Gourmet Hour

8:30am - 8:00pm
Monday to Saturday

For more info, visit their FACEBOOK PAGE: @BlueAvenueGourmet or call 09237218611

It's new and a bit change of name and logo from the legendary and famous Port Cafe,  it is now called Port Food Cafe.

I prefer to go to a place that have a good food, appealing ambiance and reasonable price. And sometimes it depends on my mood as well, and what I am looking for at that moment.

I pass this place and I am surprised with what I saw. If you were here before and you like it, you will love this place even more!

The price depends on who you market your location to. I'm not personally choosy with the price as long as I get what I expect from the food itself. I currently looking for a good, inventive food and a place to enjoy time with friends and family.

However, aside from the food, I would rate ambiance a close second option in choosing a place to eat. I won't enjoy eating to a place that is too dim for my eyes or not that comfortable to sit and eat in.

The restaurant has good lighting. Very impressive not dim, it is cool to the eye!

It also has new furniture's and fixtures, just what a port food cafe should be.

I'm not a well-earned professional, but I'm willing to cede on food quality just to have an affordable meal.

Port Food Cafe is located at the 2nd Flr Gaisano Mall of Davao, JP Laurel Ave., Davao City.

Kusina sa Subli, the comfort dining place in the south, is ready to take you on another gastronomic adventures, introducing the Boodle Feast this Kadayawan 2016.




Satisfy your cravings with this sumptuous dishes to choose from their packages -- P900, 1000 and P1300 -- and enjoy the comfort of home at Kusina sa Subli.

You can even mix and match the flavours and create your own flavour combo, from all-Filipino menu that you are familiar with you can still find something new that no one boodle meal can offer. Try it now and enjoy eating with groups!

And wait something more is coming at Kusina sa Subli aside from their best sellers - Grilled Tuna (belly, panga), Pakfry (Tuna Tail), Pork Adobo, Paella Negra, etc... (read story Kusina), a new menu is set to launch for this Holiday season.

Starting this month of August they will serve Pork Liempo and Spicy Lechon Manok and Regular Lechon Manok.

And for this holiday season, you can order 1 whole Lechon, and price, they said, will depend on the market kilo of the pig.

They also have Regular Lechon Roll and Spicy Hot Lechon Roll.

Kusina sa Subli also offers VIP KTV Rooms for those who wants to have good time, rooms either have a pool table or videoke sound system.

Conference Room

Videoke Room 1

Videoke Room 2

Billiard Room

Kusina sa Subli is located at Subli St., Lanzona Subdivision, Davao City.

You can use this Google Map for your guide.