Eat and Drink

Zambo Pen

The go-to-place for the town’s good eats is Zambo Pen, locally owned by Van Orillan. Van is the son of one of the town’s most successful entrepreneurs, Rodolfo “Dolpo” Orillan.  Situated on the main highway in Mag-abo, the restaurant was conceptualized to create a casual dining experience that is well suited to great conversations.  The place serves freshly cooked meals that are a delight on their own and a variety of mouth-watering desserts made from locally-sourced ingredients.

Zambo Pen anchors its main offering on tapas and liempos, combined with appetizers and other great choices on soups and sizzlers.

To find out more about the restaurant, drop by and sample what’s on the menu.

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Zambo Pen’s dining area

Zambo Pen     Mag-abo, Amlan     +63-9173003240

Baker’s Choice

Emblem n Label Vertical White (25x25 on Red)
Tandayag, Amlan     +63-9151851911

Considered as one of the best pizzas in Negros Oriental,  Baker’s Choice now operates in 10 locations, with its Amlan main pizzeria located next to Tampi Plaza, a convenience store.  Both businesses are owned by Randy Millares, a local entrepreneur who happens to be a professional photographer.  The pizzeria offers seven different flavors:  whether its the best-selling Hawaiian Pizza or the healthy but yummy Vegetarian Pizza, there will always be something to choose from for you, your friends or family.

The mix of sweet and savory flavors on a Hawaiian pizza makes it a bestseller.
Voted by pizza afficionados as the best topping, pepperoni’s piquant taste is a sure delight.

Cafe Antique

Amlan’s first coffee shop, Café Antique right on the national highway in Mag-Abo Amlan opened its doors on September 16, 2018 to coffee aficionados and those who just love appetizing snack items alike.

Marichu Teves, a local artist, paints the store’s signage.

Clarisse Antique owns the shop, and back by her love for coffee and barista training, she hopes to find a loyal following among locals and out-of-town guests. This is her first venture with husband Ruel from Poblacion, Amlan.

Choco Mallows on the go.

At the moment, cafe latte and espresso are their hot favorites (no pun intended), while burger with especially-prepared home-made patties and carrot cupcakes make it to the top list.  There are a lot of cold drinks to choose from to tempt your fussy palate.

Mocha latte and chocolate cake with mocha frosting.

Not up for tummy-filling all day breakfast and tasty bites? Small baked goodies like brownies and cupcakes are also available. Didn’t we mention their affordable carbonara with mushroom?  You have to try it.

Instagram-worthy wall art complements the coffee shop’s amazing atmosphere.

Café Antique will offer more items on the menu and we’re always on the lookout for that for another must-do coffee experience, right here in Awesome Amlan.

Satisfy your craving with this go-to-snack items.

Local Treats

You can’t go wrong with her budlit (budbud with tsokolit) and she’s built a loyal following.  Tonya Omoso works her magic in her own home, and dishes the treat after a half day’s worth of work.  She accepts orders on a 24-hour advance notice.

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Antonia “Tonya” Omoso – the Budlit Queen
Delectable budlit pasalubong, courtesy of Tonya Omoso

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