Everybody's hungry so we took a tricycle to Cafe Uno.
Cafe Uno / Kusina Felicitas
Kusina Felicitas is said to be one good place to eat your breakfast in Vigan City as it serves Ilocano cuisines, while Cafe Uno is its coffe shop that serves coffe, pastries and pasta. Both are adjacent to Grandpa's Inn (another famous hotel/lodge in Vigan) which I think is of the same owner. Their breakfast meal starts around Php100 that comes with egg, rice and a choice of coffee or tea. Vigan City is also famous for their delicacies and cuisines so why not try it when you're here.
We ordered longganisa, corned beef, tapa, and lumong-lumo(must try).
The place is quite cozy and you'll definitely love to dine here with its perfect heritage feel. We felt that this is the actual start of our Vigan City tour. We loved the place and couldn't resist to take pictures from here.
To tour the whole city, it's either you walk, take a tricycle or ride a calesa. Some of the places can be reached only by foot while some needs a ride. I wish I have a map but at least I was able to check places to see here. Calesa usually charges Php120/hour. I'm a bit stressed from overpricing of tricycle driver's rates ranging from Php 40-80 per tricycle. I hope the local government of Vigan will took action on tricycle drivers taking advantage of the tourists.
1st Stop: Calle Crisologo / Heritage Village
Few blocks away from Cafe Uno is the Calle Crisologo also known as the Heritage Village. This is what Vigan City is all about - the century-old houses that tourists would want to step in and see. We just took a walk from Cafe Uno to reach the Heritage Village.
Goosebumps were all over me when I entered Calle Crisologo. Astig! This place is something to be proud of. Proud that they were able to preserve the place for the next generation. I wonder how is it like during the spaniards colonization. Parang gusto ko mag baro't saya. (I feel like I want to wear a traditional blouse and skirt) You could also buy pasalubong along this street.
This is part 2 of MY ILOCOS SERIES: