Thursday, June 26, 2008

Al Fresco Cafe & Lounge

Category: International Foods.

The wife and I decided to go and have breakfast at Al Fresco Cafe on June 21, 2008 after having a great lunch there a week before.

How things have changed. We walked in the front door and the first thing I noticed was there was now a glass wall separating the dinning area into two areas. I was told that it was so groups could have a private area. Their was also about 6 to 8 young people laying around on the large table. There was no where to sit in the dinning area and we were seated in a hallway that went to the kitchen and to a fitness center in back.

The hallway had three tables. The waitress had a bad attitude problem and every time I ask her a question she would look the other way. She did not even talk to the wife. She took our order and ran off before we could tell her about the choices we wanted. I went back to the kitchen and had a few words with her trying to get our order right.

Things were going down hill fast and this was not starting off to be a good day. A lady came to our table with two oatmeal cookies and said she was sorry for the problems. I guess she was the owner. She was nice and tried to make things right, but it was a little late.

Rating (Scale 1 to 10 with 10 being the highest):
Food: 4
Service: 3
Ambiance: 4

Recommendation: Poor.
It will be a long time before I go back and have breakfast here. Problems I had here: poor service by staff, paper place mats were used and had food and grease on them, every few minutes people walking by going to the fitness center, cold coffee, raw eggs and over cooked fish.

We were very disappointed with our second visit to Al Fresco Cafe. The best thing about this breakfast was the two free oatmeal cookies, very good.

Monday - Saturday: 7AM - 12MN
Sunday: 1PM - 12MN

Al Fresco Cafe & Lounge
J.P. Laurel Avenue, Km7,
Lanang, Davao City
Tel: 234-3784

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