Tractor Café is a delightful and whimsical café located right beside The Ruins – an iconic tourist spot in Negros Occidental.
The Tractor café gets its name from the owner’s business of fixing and selling tractors and tractor parts. He and his partner decided to put up a café incorporating tractors and vintage parts and vehicles.
The Tractor café is located in Hacienda Santa Maria‘s fruit tree orchard! Upon entering the compound, you will see several tents where customers can sit. If you look carefully there are assorted tables constructed out of vehicle parts!
Every nook and cranny of Tractor Café has something interesting. There are multiple photo opportunities!
The inside of Tractor Cafe’s main building is very unique. To some people it looks like a junk shop or even a repairman’s shack. For those in the know, these pieces of “junk” are priceless treasures. There’s classic Tonka trucks, radio equipment and even an oscilloscope that shows radio waves!
Tractor Café gets a lot of customers from the neighboring posh subdivisions and cities! Its right in the middle of two major cities but it looks like it could be located in a remote location due to the surrounding sugarcane fields.
There’s a steady stream of customers from early morning bikers, tourists visiting the ruins, rich families from Ayala who just want to have coffee and surprisingly, even kids who are big fans of the playground!
All the playground equipment is manufactured from tractor parts and the resulting “toys” are sturdy and fun!
Side note: Just down the dirt road to the right of Tractor Café is CAMP LEARNING, a place where you can swim, play on the playground and go camping!
Tractor Café is also one of the first cafes in Bacolod to be newly accredited this 2022 with the department of tourism.
Since this is an outdoor cafe, it would be best before your visit to check the local weather reports to avoid rain and pack insect repellent.
Tractor Café has an extensive menu. They have all day breakfast meals and even international dishes. There’s something for everyone. When in doubt, ask for recommendations and best sellers from the waiters.
We’re adventurous when it comes to food so we love it when restaurants try something new. Tractor Cafe has these Tractor Grandes set meals that have Peruvian Influences. We ordered them to try them out!
Each of these Tractor cafe Grandes meal comes with a big glass of iced tea and a slice of lemon. Squeeze it into the tea!
We ordered the two meals from Tractor Café, The Chuletas de cerdo and the Chicharron con Pollo. They came out looking great, just like the menu picture!
The Chuletas de Cerdo was very crispy, covered with a spicy, delicious batter. It came with a set of onion rings, also fried to perfection, a green dipping sauce (we think its a green garlic sauce), fried natural potato wedges and rice.
The meal also came with Tallarin Saltado – which is basically fried spaghetti noodles from Peru with Asian influences. We really liked the firmness of the noodles and the sweetish soy-based sauce.
The Chicharron con Pollo is exactly the same, albeit using fried chicken. Super filling.
For those who would rather eat desserts and have cakes with their coffee – Tractor Cafe has plenty of sweet treats! They also have sugar-free cakes from No Sugar Daddy so you can snack guilt-free.
We got two types of cake – one was a dulce cake and the other one we took was a burnt basque cheesecake.
Both tasted good but we were more partial to the burnt basque cheesecake. We liked the simple caramelized crust and subtle caramel taste. It wasn’t overly sweet. Simple tastes are the best.
Here’s a Tip – skip the expensive café inside the ruins and head next door to Tractor Cafe. You’ll be glad you did!
Tractor Café is located at Hacienda Sta. Maria, Talisay City (beside The Ruins, along the Main Road)
Pets are allowed! Clean up after them!
Tractor Café Opening hours: Mondays to Thursdays – 10am to 11pm and Fridays to Sundays 8am to 11pm
Tractor Cafe Contact number: 0908 881 1944
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