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Lunch at Sea Green Cafe and Lifestyle Shop

Sea Green Cafe and Lifestyle Shop

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Sea Green cafe is only the hippest healthy restaurant in Davao City. Or so I heard. So from the first time I came to know about it, I knew I should try it.
After months of craving, I was finally able to eat at Sea Green last Sunday. I was one happy gal!

Sea Green is this quaint little restaurant in the middle of the city that gives off strong country vibes. It’s popular for serving only fish and vegetables and only fresh ingredients. Thus, Sea + Green. Love! Also, I wasn’t kidding when I said it’s tucked in somewhere in the middle of the city. We almost got lost because we’re from the north and not very familiar with Torres-Marfori area. (Just go to Mercury Drug Garcia Heights and make a right. Or left, depending on where you are from. Ang labo ko lang.)

I wasn’t kidding when I said it was little, too. There were only a few tables inside. I tried to take many photos of their charming interior but I could not move so much because the table next to ours was occupied. But here are what I was able to get:

I like how they thoughtfully provided books, but I love how they thought of children’s books, too. These kept my 2-year old occupied, at least for a while!

I wouldn’t suggest you go there very hungry because it takes a while for food to be served. Since there were only a few customers that time, I surmise that the waiting time is because all of the ingredients are fresh. We kept joking that they had to fish for lapulapu pa. Haha!

Service is quite good. The waitress who got our order forgot to tell us that the fried quezong puti sticks was unavailable; we found out when we were almost done with our meal and only because we asked. But the staff was attentive and friendly all of the time so I couldn’t complain.

Anyway, here are what we ordered. Sorry, by the way, for the plain food angles. The folks were already too hungry! I tried my best.

Sea Green Thai Fish Cakes with Cilantro Rice

Mama’s: Thai Fish Cakes with Cilantro Rice (P220)

Sea Green Dad's Favorite Asian Style Steamed Fish with Brown Rice

Papa’s: Dad’s Favorite Asian Style Steamed Fish with Brown Rice (P260)

Sea Green Tomato Mozzarella Penne

Sister’s: Tomato Mozzarella Penne (P210)

Sea Green Creamy Smoked Salmon Linguini

Mine: Creamy Smoked Salmon Linguini (P210)

Sea Green Shrimp Burger with Mango-Avocado Salsa

Yuri’s: Shrimp Burger with Mango-Avocado Salsa (P220)

We were quite disappointed that the quezong puti sticks weren’t available because my dad anwere craving for them. Nonetheless, everything we ate was delicious! Yes, I’m not ashamed to say we got food off each other’s plates haha. My favorites were my sister’s penne (particularly the fresh tomato sauce) and Yuri’s shrimp burger. Get this: it tastes exactly like beef burger!

Even the veggie chips, the burger’s side dish, was polished by my toddler.

I’m no food blogger but I know what tastes good. In my opinion, fresh and clean ingredients really do make a difference!

The meal was actually nothing new for us because we’ve been eating nothing but seafood and veggies (plus native chicken and tofu) for months now, but if you’re a clean-eating virgin (or someone who loves red meat – like me), go for the shrimp burger and the tomato-mozzarella penne. But, really, even if you don’t eat fish (I’m not fond of it!), you’ll see that Sea Green’s dishes will appeal to your taste, promise!

We still wanted dessert, but it was already way past Yuri’s naptime when we finished eating, so I just ordered 2 slices of cheesecake to go. I wanted to try their lime cheesecake, but only the table cheesecake and tofu cheesecake were available. I’m not a fan of tofu in Western dishes, so I just got 2 slices of tablea cheesecake:

Sea Green Tablea Cheesecake

Tablea Cheesecake (P95/slice)

I only got to photograph one slice because, alam mo na. The cheesecake is on the bitter side, so my sister didn’t eat it. But it was a hit with Yuri and me because we love dark chocolate. It was really really rich. Yuri ate almost the entire 2 slices. He ate almost all the strawberry bits, too!

Overall, it was a really interesting and fun experience! It just reinforced what we know that clean eating doesn’t have to mean “bland” eating. It can be exciting and really delicious! If you’re from or in Davao, I really suggest you try Sea Green Cafe out.

If you’re planning to eat there and don’t know what to order, here are photos of their menu as of July 2014:

Sea Green Cafe Menu
Sea Green Cafe Menu
Sea Green Cafe Menu
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  • Reply Micah Suarez June 14, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    wow !!! I wish there is a cafe like that inside metro manila too. :’>

  • Reply Pam De Guzman July 7, 2016 at 11:28 am

    I love the ambiance of this cafe. I do hope there is a branch of a place like this here in Metro Manila. A place to visit in Davao indeed.

  • Reply Jose Mari Gamboa August 9, 2016 at 11:14 am

    I like your article especially this one since i am a coffee enthusiast. I hope you can write an article about a cafe in places to visit on a cold weather like tagaytay or baguio. Thanks for sharing this!

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