Whenever you’re in the mood for some great food and a nice cup of coffee, we suggest you stop by one of Bacolod City’s most beautiful cafes; Balay Bintana. This stylish cafe merges Bali art with Filipino-spanish influences resulting in a cozy atmosphere. Linger over a cup of coffee or a bottle of beer while enjoying a good book. Balay Bintana invites you to take it slow and relax.
Balay Bintana was created by three friends Charmaine Buñol, Maritoni Beverly Lacson and Mari Stelle Estrella. At first they decided to create a cafe based on the old coffee houses of Bacolod but then decided that the concept sounded “boring and not much fun.” They got an old dilapidated house and remodelled it into an amazing space.
The “inside” area of Balay Bintana is extremely beautiful and comfy. Numerous windows turn the space into a well-lit and colorful area. A window as big as a gate offers a look outside into the street while stained glass windows turn a corner into a cozy and comfortable nook.
The interior area has numerous art and figures from Bali and from all over Asia. The most eye-catching element of the room are the beautiful shelves decorated with whimsical wooden figures of animals and a book exchange area where one can exchange books to read. Balay Bintana also has an established book and arts and crafts club where anyone is welcome to join.
As an added bonus, Balay Bintana has boardgame nights on Fridays which are extremely popular with students! You can expect crowds of students and friends enjoying the simple party games available at Balay Bintana.
Balay Bintana has a lot of food selections available for visitors. The price ranges for their meals are quite affordable and student friendly. Dining is an enjoyable experience at Balay Bintana.
Come and visit Balay Bintana. It’s a drop of refreshing water in the vast wilderness of cafes and restaurants in Bacolod. Curl up with a good book, feed your body and your mind, establish social ties with friends by playing boardgames – Balay Bintana is a great place to be.
Balay Bintana is located at BS Aquino street, corner Anahaw St. right beside Viber Cafe. Telephone number: 432 6799 Open from 7am-9pm
Like always, the Bacolod Food Hunters paid for all their meals and drinks and did not accept any sponsorship or freebies of any kind. See you guys next time!
Waah! This is so my cup of tea! Can’t wait to go home and visit 🙂
Haha I love the idea that you guys pay for your own meals. We need unbiased opinions 😀