Café ElRoi at Manawari Resort: Affordable Gourmet Delights in a Tropical Paradise

Nestled within the serene and picturesque Manawari Resort Samal Davao del Norte, Café ElRoi offers a delightful culinary experience that perfectly complements the resort’s tranquil ambiance. This hidden gem is rapidly gaining a reputation for its exquisite yet affordable food and drinks, making it a must-visit for both resort guests and day visitors alike. And the best part? Café ElRoi will finally open to the public on May 18, 2024.

Café ElRoi prides itself on delivering a menu that strikes a balance between elegance and comfort. The café’s interior is a harmonious blend of modern chic and cozy charm, with an open-air design that allows diners to enjoy the refreshing breeze and stunning views of the resort's lush landscapes. Despite its high-end Greek Bali vibes, the food remains delightfully affordable.

The menu at the restaurant is a testament to culinary excellence, with the touch of love and dedication of Chef Borge Go, featuring a diverse range of dishes that cater to various palates.

They also offers an array of options, from light salads made with organic greens sourced from local farms to hearty sandwiches and gourmet burgers. One standout is the Kinilaw na Shrimp, a refreshing mix of uncooked shrimp, salad leaves, and a tangy lemon vinaigrette.

My personal favorite. Highly recommended.

At Café ElRoi you will experience a sophisticated affair, with a menu that boasts delectable entrees such as the Spicy Pasta served with a side of garlic bread, and the Beef Tenderloin, perfectly cooked to order and accompanied by creamy mashed potatoes and sautéed greens.

Plus the café’s signature ElRoi Brick Oven Pizza.

Adding to the café’s charm is its traditional outdoor brick pizza oven, which cooks pizzas at high temperatures between 300–500°C. This oven ensures a perfect, crispy crust and melts the cheese to perfection, creating pizzas that are both rustic and gourmet. Different kinds of Pizza's served, the likes of topped with fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil, is a must-try, as is the Pepperoni, laden with generous slices of pepperoni and a blend of cheeses.

No visit to ElRoi would be complete without sampling their refreshing beverages.

Café ElRoi also excels in its beverage offerings, with a selection that ranges from freshly brewed coffees and herbal teas to an impressive array of smoothies, mocktails and cocktails. The Tropical Sunrise Smoothie, made with a blend of fresh tropical fruits, is a refreshing choice, perfect for cooling down on a warm day.

For those looking to unwind in the evening, the café’s mocktail menu provides a delightful variety of alcohol-free cocktails. The Virgin Mojito, with its mix of fresh mint, lime, and soda, is both invigorating and refreshing.

What sets the cafe apart is its commitment to quality and sustainability. The café sources its ingredients locally whenever possible, ensuring that each dish is not only delicious but also supports the local community and minimizes environmental impact. This dedication to sustainability extends to their use of eco-friendly packaging and a focus on reducing food waste. Plus the good service they offer to both foreign & local clients.

The Café ElRoi at Manawari Resort is more than just a place to eat; it’s a destination in itself. With its exceptional, affordable food, refreshing drinks, and beautiful setting, it offers a dining experience that is both memorable and satisfying. Whether you’re a guest at the resort or just stopping by for a meal, this cafe promises a culinary journey that delights the senses and nourishes the soul.

with Davao Food Guide, Pakals Davao &
 Manawari Resort owner, Ms. Fernacia Go Pabelonia 

Make sure to visit Café ElRoi on your next trip to Manawari Resort and experience the perfect blend of taste, quality, and serenity when they open to the public on May 18, 2024.