There's always something special about beach-side grub. It takes away all the stress from the hustle and bustle of a city, and it's a holiday that we wished would never end. The Sunny Side Cafe have been making people happy for many years now at of Boracay, Philippines. We asked Nowie Potenciano, one of the proprietors of The Sunny Side Cafe, some questions about beach life.
How’s the scene like in Boracay? How has it evolved over the years?
Boracay is slowly emerging as a culinary destination, I think. This is definitely helped by the constant influx of tourists and settlers to the island from all over the world. Tastes and standards are evolving so we have to constantly keep up. I feel this is a good direction as it was going the way of fast food chains for a while. I’m hoping that the scene continues to grow and become more diverse.
What were you doing before you got into F&B? Why the change?
I used to work in Marketing for a consumer goods company but I’ve always wanted to have a restaurant - and specifically have a place by the beach by the time I retire. We were fortunate enough to be able to reach that goal earlier.
What should people expect during the pop-up in mid-November?
Visitors to The Sunny Side Cafe’s pop-up with Morning will be treated to some of the best items on our menu. We’ve also selected items that showcase the best Filipino dishes that we have - we’re hoping that it will be fun weekend of discovering new flavors for this who aren’t familiar with Philippine cuisine. But as we always try to push things forward, I think even Filipinos who grew up with these dishes will happily find something new.
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