Quality food | Great cause | Vintage charm

Nestled in the heart of Tagbilaran City’s Historic District, the Garden Café is a beloved Boholano institution that has been serving quality food for a great cause to locals and visitors alike since 1983. Most of the restaurant’s employees are deaf and the profits are used to help fund the education of Bohol’s impoverished deaf children. It has a combined Vintage American West and Nostalgic Boholano theme that is reflected in the delicious variety of food served. From American, to Filipino, to Asian classics, if you’re looking for quality food and want to support a great cause, eat at Garden Café.
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Supporting Deaf Education and Employment Since 1983


Quality Food. Great Cause.

Choosing to dine at Garden Café not only satisfies your palate but also helps sustain the livelihood and education of the deaf in Bohol. That’s giving in to your cravings and enriching your soul at the same time!


The Garden Cafe Story

Born in 1983 from the imagination of Peace Corps Volunteer, John Fisher, the Garden Café was originally a small “Snack Shack” made of bamboo and coconut lumber.

The original purpose of the Garden Café was as a vocational training center for a handful of young deaf adults.

Together with co-volunteer, Dennis Drake, John formed a nonprofit organization that owned and operated the snack shack. It turned out, however, that the termites loved the snack shack even more than the people.

Garden Cafe's BestSellers

Here’s a sneak-peek of what you can savor at the restaurant


Rice Toppings

This Filipino staple is one of the restaurant’s best-sellers. Choose from Chicken Stew, Beef, Pork, Vegetables or Cajun Shrimp and place it atop a bed of steamy rice. 


Beef with Oyster Sauce

Tender cuts of beef in creamy oyster sauce topped with sesame seeds and fresh lemongrass. Certainly a go-to dish for groups of two to four people, or one, if you’re feeling extra hungry.


American Hamburger

Many have attempted but only few have delivered. With freshly baked buns, coleslaw and a juicy patty, the Garden Cafe boasts the best-tasting burger in town!


Hot Chicken Wings

Calling all wing lovers! Our Hot Chicken Wings are seasoned to perfection and topped with a blend of spices for a tasty kick to the palate. You might want to follow this up with our Special Halo Halo.


Special Halo Halo

When it’s hot outside, try our Special Halo Halo. Topped with Mango and Ube ice cream over shaved ice with evaporated milk, young coconut, flan and an assortment of fresh-cut tropical fruits. A traditional Filipino sweet treat that will definitely beat the heat!   


Chicken Fillet Sandwich

With freshly baked buns, fresh lettuce, tomatoes, and tasty chicken, this Garden Cafe favorite is best to pair with our Fresh Mango Juice or Frozen Iced Tea.