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Food Trip at Red Corner Burger Cafe and Tiny Kitchen (Dulce Vida)

Red Corner Davao

I still get random cravings for Red Corner’s Pacman burger and TK’s red velvet cheesecake.

Which is quite unfortunate because I’m trying, trying, to lose weight. 🙁

Well, anyway, for those of you who can afford to eat burgers and cheesecakes without worrying about their figures (let’s switch lives? no? okay), especially if you’re planning to grace Davao City with your presence, you need to visit both Red Corner and Tiny Kitchen.

Ready for food trippin'!

Ready for food trippin’!

Red Corner Burger Cafe

Red Corner is a small ~ actually it’s tiny ~ boxing-themed burger place in downtown Davao. If you’re not careful, you can easily miss it. But it’s worth the trip.

Via Trip Advisor

Via Trip Advisor

Red Corner Burger Cafe Davao

The place is not the only thing that is boxing-themed; their burgers are, too. I don’t know a lot about boxing — heck I don’t even always watch Manny’s fights — so let’s leave that detail out shall we lol. Let’s talk about the food instead.

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Sarah and Jona, my work colleagues, including Sarah’s hubby, Xandy, have already been there before and they recommended two burgers to me: Pacman and El Terible. Since I am only one person and can eat just one burger at a time (Yuri was there but cannot eat an entire burger on his own), I opted to buy a Pacman for dine in and order an El Terible, to go.

Red Corner Burger Cafe Davao

The Pacman burger (P160)

Red Corner Burger Cafe Davao

The inside (I had eaten almost all of the fries before I remembered to take a picture haha)

Red Corner Burger Cafe Davao

The El Terible burger (P155)

Red Corner Burger Cafe Davao

Brownie Ala Mode (I forgot the exact price sorry! I think it was around the P50-P80 mark.)

Verdict

Food

FOOD IS GOOD. I can still remember the plumpness of the patties and the pillowy-soft buns. Yum yum yum. They didn’t scrimp on ingredients either. There were I think four thick slices of bacon in my Pacman burger, juicy mushrooms, and cheese sauce that dribble down your chin. Huhu help me.

Service

Service is good. I think there were only two servers during that time? Or was it only one? It wasn’t extraordinary but we were served well with a smile. 🙂

Price

I can’t complain with that kind of price! I mean, P160 for a big, delicious burger with premium meat? You can’t go wrong.

Location

You have to consult your map with this one. If you are familiar withMabini Street though, I don’t think you won’t have any trouble locating the place.

Tiny Kitchen

After filling ourselves with savoury burger, it was time for some sweet takeaways. Tiny Kitchen, or their dessert counter, which is Dulce Vida, is known all throughout the city for their perfect cheesecakes. Of course, since we were already in the area, we went there.

Tiny Kitchen Dulce Vida

There was a big selection of cakes and sweets:

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I think we spent a good 15 minutes just looking over at the display haha. Ultimately, it was the little boy who decided for me, and we went home with a slice of Oreo Cheesecake and another slice of the famous Red Velvet Cheesecake:

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Oreo Cheesecake (P140/slice, P860/whole)

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Red Velvet Cheesecake (P160/slice, P990/whole)

Sorry for the sorry state of cakes. We went grocery-shopping after dropping by Tiny Kitchen and the cake containers tumbled inside the brown bag hehe.

Verdict

Food

Okay, if you’re in Davao and you love cheesecakes, you know that Dulce Vida is one of the ultimate go-to places. Both Oreo and Red Velvet cheesecakes were 101% perfect!

Service

We didn’t really sit down at their tables. We just bought cheesecakes and went, so I couldn’t really comment on their service during that particular day. Otherwise, their service is always pleasant naman.

Price

Price is steeper now compared to when it first opened several years ago, but that’s expected. At least you’re assured of premium ingredients, right?

Location

Tiny Kitchen is just along Torres Street and is very easy to spot.


I’m actually on a diet now but I’m craaaaving for both the burgers and the cheesecakes. Help!

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19 Comments

  • Reply Daniel Morgan June 4, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    That burger and cake have so many calories, but damn they look worth it. lol
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  • Reply tina perez June 8, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    you almost got me at “let’s switch lives”… hahahaha because I am on the skinny side, trying to gain weight naman. We do have plans of going to Davao this year, just waiting for the next seat sale. And we will definitely visit Red Corner, if the plan pushes thru. NIce blog entry 🙂

    • Reply Maan June 9, 2016 at 3:36 pm

      Inggit! Hahaha. Enjoy Davao, sana matuloy kayo! 🙂

  • Reply Michi June 8, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    I’m not fond of burgers but I love cheesecakes. My favorite is blueberry cheesecake of Calea in Bacolod kaya minsanan lang ko makatikim. hehehe! But I will take note of this “Dulce Vida” if ever nagawi si hubby ng Davao. 🙂
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  • Reply Nicole P. June 8, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    Sis, even if the cakes are of a sorry state, the point is that they tasted quite awesome enough for you to write about and that’s what matters! As for the burgers, if you’re liking those then you should try out Zarks when you grace Manila with your presence sometime… But then again, paying up 160 for a quality burger is pretty affordable enough! Yumyumyum! :3

  • Reply Eve June 8, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    The price is reasonable for that size and packed burger. I don’t think I can eat a whole though! Hehehe. I love cheesecakes too! Red Velvet is something to try since I always opt for blueberry.
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  • Reply berlin maynigo June 8, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    MY boys are all burger lovers and surely they would also ask for that brownie ala mode. Sad thing though is we are not from Davao thus the possibility of tasting those burgers and ice cream is very slim. Thanks for sharing, though. Makes me hungry and crave for a burger with bacon. ehehe.

  • Reply Edel June 9, 2016 at 11:04 am

    The cafe looks nice! And course, nothing is ever wrong when it comes to bacon and burger. Looks delish!
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  • Reply Nilyn Matugas June 10, 2016 at 6:59 am

    While scrolling, I was like, “aguy, aguy, kalami sa burger! aguy ang bacon!”. hahaha. Now I’m hungry!
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  • Reply Tetcha Figuerres June 10, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    I hope we can revisit Davao soon. If that happens, we’ll definitely look for these dining places.
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  • Reply Arlene June 10, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    Too bad I missed that place when I was in Davao last March. Those burgers are really mouth-watering! I hope I can go back again to try it! Thanks for sharing!
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  • Reply May Palacpac June 10, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    I’ll take note of Dolce Vita. For me, I’ll probably devour that brownie a la mode. The burgers look evil, hahaha!
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  • Reply Lady Anne Louise Barrun June 11, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    I will consider adding this on our list if we happen to visit Davao. I love burgers and desserts. This makes me hungry even I just had my lunch.
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  • Reply Ma.Me.Mi.Mommy June 13, 2016 at 12:12 am

    Good thing I’m not in Davao so i’m far away from this temptation! Hahaha! I am supposed to be on a diet too but it’s not working. Haha

  • Reply Denice June 13, 2016 at 10:58 am

    Oooh the pacman burger looks sooooo yummy and for the price super affordable! Taking note of this for the next time we visit Davao.

  • Reply Louisa June 13, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    I’m a big burger fan! If only it would take me 5 minutes to get to Davao I’d be there right now to try it!
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  • Reply Neri Ann June 13, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    Those cakes are calling me!!! My partner and I can have a date here because he is a burger person and I am a dessert person!

  • Reply Rowena Wendy Lei June 14, 2016 at 11:50 am

    Oh my, I ate a similar burger her in Metro Manila some days ago and it cost me almost P300! Food is so much cheaper there!
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  • Reply Mommy Anna June 17, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    It makes me hungry 🙂 same as Zark’s burger here, planning to go to Davao by August will ask your help for a great place to eat
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