This IG-Worthy Bar + Cafe Is Perfect For Your Next Barkada Day Trip

Lounge by their cute swing set while soaking in the view of the lake.
by Bea Faicol for Yummy.ph   |  Apr 17, 2022
Image: (LEFT TO RIGHT) Bea Faicol, Instagram/ruralbarandcafe
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After traversing through the narrow streets of Guagua, Pampanga, there is a long stretch of gravel road that hides rentable villas and gorgeous restaurants and cafes you can go to for that well-deserved staycation. The first one that welcomes you is Fabrika Villas where they can serve light to heavy meals (pasta and rice bowl galore!). But if coffee is what you're craving after you've had your fill, you can walk over to the neighboring Rural Bar & Cafe for a cup of joe or cocktail glass (for happy hour!), or why not both?

Photo by Bea Faicol
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Rural Bar & Cafe covers the basics of coffee beverages, from espresso, Americano, latte, cappuccino, macchiato, affogato (coffee + ice cream), cafe mocha, to Spanish latte. All of these drinks are available hot or iced, and you can add different kinds of syrup if you want it on the sweeter side.

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For Rural Bar & Cafe's selection of boozy drinks, you should try their refreshing and intoxicating Long Island (P220) cocktail. They also have a menu of signature cocktails they concocted, the ones recommended are the Petrol (P230) which is a vodka-based cocktail, and Oh, Honey! (P255) which uses whiskey and honey.

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If you like your drink hard, without all the pizzaz, Rural Bar & Cafe also has whiskey, rum, tequila, vodka, and beer you can enjoy on its own. While for those not drinking coffee or alcohol, there's juice, tea, and soda to keep you hydrated.

Rural Bar & Cafe does serve finger food that perfectly pairs with their alcoholic beverages. They have Chicken Fingers (P249) and the B.B.B. (P279) which is a burger that has a barbecue-flavored burger patty, bacon, cheese, and caramelized onions. If you like it spicy, the bar-cafe serves a spicy chicken burger with bacon, lettuce, and cheese called Chicken Hottie Burger (P279).

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Rural Bar & Cafe is completely alfresco but there are parts that are shaded and parts that aren't. One of the highlights is the swing set that overlooks the lake (the same lake at Fabrika Villas) and the rest of the captivating beauty of the surrounding nature.

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Don't worry about the long ride! Parking is available and free, comfort rooms are clean and well-maintained, and the servers of Rural Bar & Cafe are friendly and accomodating!

Rural Bar & Cafe is located at 0651 Sta. Clara Road, Guagua, Pampanga.

Follow Rural Bar & Cafe on Instagram for more information and updates.

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This story originally appeared on Yummy.ph.

* Minor edits have been made by the Candymag.com editors.

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