Monday, 14 January 2013

Silay City's Cafe 1925

A friend of mine recommended Cafe 1925 a few years back. Even if we go home to Bacolod every year, we're always busy trying out new restaurants there that I always forget about this place. Last month, it was a chance I couldn't pass up. We visited Silay and had lunch at Cafe 1925. It was the perfect time, the little girl was asleep, thus the husband and I had a peaceful lunch! :D

Daily specials

As you can see from the menu below, their prices are very affordable! And the food is not bad at all. Too bad we didn't get to try the Churros or the Ricotta doughnuts. I wonder how that would taste. :)


For a change, I had a hot tea for my drink. Even if I was really tempted to get the Frozen Iced Tea. :|

My green tea

For me, the bruschetta was the highlight of our visit. Even if I'm not a really big fan of fresh tomatoes, this one made me eat them non stop and craved for some more. It was THAT good! The perfect combination of tomatoes, garlic with olive oil and balsamic vinegar on a warm french bread. Yum!
Bruschetta - a winner! Php 80
The husband had the daily special, Dory with Misono rice. I wasn't able to try it myself but according to him it was just okay. Not a big wow here and there, but it was good enough for its price, Php 190.

Pan Fried Dory with Pesto Php 190
It came as a surprise for me that even if they were a small cafe, they had Rosti. So I decided I had to get one myself. The last time I tried rosti was in Marche and I wasn't too happy because the potatoes weren't crispy.  According to Wiki, "Rösti is made with coarsely grated potato, either cooked or raw. The grated potatoes are then shaped into rounds or patties, which come in different sizes. Often rösti is simply shaped inside of the frying pan. They are most often pan fried, but can also be baked in the oven."

I loved how the rosti was cooked. Just as I would imagine it, crispy potato shreds. Albeit oily (of course it is oily :P), I liked how it was cooked to a perfect crisp. I wanted to finish all the sour cream and devour everything but I thought to myself, this is just too sinful :P So I had more hot sauce (Tabasco) rather than the artery clogging sauce. Blah!

Potato Rosti with Hungarian Sausage Php 160
To finish our meal, we had the Calamansi cupcake and the chocolate with ganache. I wasn't blown away with the chocolate cupcake, maybe because it was just too plain for me. And the frosting was fondant which is something I'm not fond of. The Calamansi cupcake was a nice surprise with the right balance of sweet and tanginess. Just a good way to end a delightful meal.
Desserts - Calamansi cupcake and Chocolate ganache

Cafe 1925
14 J. Ledesma St., Silay City, Negros Occidental
Contact number: (034) 714-7414


  1. wala siya sa list ko dati nung nagpunta ko bacolod pero mukhang masarap food.

  2. Darn ! I'm getting hungry here ! lol I want what Herro had , the fish with pesto sounds namit :D More food trip(s) , please ?!

  3. I love rustic little eating places. Thanks for sharing :)

  4. I've always wanted to go to bacolod for a food trip. I'll keep this in mind till then =D Hope I will remember too.

  5. Went there last night and it was worth the trip. If we want to come back, we have to car pool talaga to save on gas. hehe