The Coffee Bean & Tea LeafCafeteria • Gouna, Egito
The Vanilla Latte
I'm an interactive designer traveling the world with laptop and a camera. I write books, speak at events and build applications.
Excellent place to get food poisoning! The food takes about an hour to arrive, but on the plus side you get to throw up all night - so there's real value for money. The gift that keeps on giving.
So hipster they might actually refuse you service if you can't produce 3 vintage items and a scarf.
Fun fact: the pizzas are actually almost 2x as big if you eat-in rather than take-away. Why? Cause they're so big they literally wouldn't fit in the take-away box. Amazing.
So fucking hipster it actually hurts. Queues going out the door and down the street. For breakfast.
RyanAir weigh *all* bags here. Make sure your hand luggage is under the limit before going to the gate. Stuff your pockets with the heavy stuff.
Best thing on the menu is the chicken noodle soup. Make sure you add a large dash of soy sauce and chilli!
I got kicked out for the crime of sitting quietly and using my laptop. Apparently the use of laptops is banned because they prefer people to read books. Pretentious as fuck. Avoid.
Had a long trip and now a long layover? Grab your travel towel (or buy one) and try the free hot showers. They're amazing. Also, you can get a free meal if you have 4hr+ layover with Emirates.
After passing through security, head upstairs to the Club Manila business class lounge. For 650php you can get inside even when you fly economy. Free food, bar, wifi, and sofas.
The only airport in the world where they make you put flip flops through the X-ray scanner. You know. In case there's a gun hiding in them.
After 9 years coming to Boracay, McDonalds is the first and only restaurant on the Island to give me food poisoning. The cartoon clown isn't so cute when you're throwing up and shitting all night long
One of the best schools on the island. Learn to kiteboard here - ask for Mars.
One of the best restaurants in D'Mall - usually completely full after 7. Try the Blackened Chicken Alfredo Pasta!
Clean, safe, and excellent location. Great place to stay, especially for longer term visits to the island.
Cheap and cheerful, try any of the rice meals. Which are excellent.
Fantastic place to wait 2 hours while they forget your order and then still get charged for drinks. Avoid.