A visit to Kubli Springs is almost a given, if you’re a guest or staying in Kinabuhayan Cafe. The latter is a Filipino-inspired bed & breakfast ( B&B) in the heart of Dolores, Quezon. It is highly recommended if you’re trekking up the mystical Mount Banahaw or simple doing your Viaje del Sol tour. Tourists and city dwellers can fully experience staying in open air nipa huts which is the traditional Filipino dwelling. Primarily, this means sleeping on slotted bamboo floor amid the lush gardens and cool mountain air.
The cafe-cum-B&B has a very homey atmosphere. We saw a number of friendly pets, a billiard table and of course, the food expertly prepared by the owner is simply irresistible. In fact, we think the food is the cafe’s finest point, especially if you’re only on a day trip. What they serve is certainly not local carinderia food, but Filipino cuisine with a global twist. For starters, I didn’t really expect to eat risotto in Quezon 😀 or pandan-infused brewed coffee and sweetened camote with whipped cream topping.
Let these pictures show you what the place is like: