Roli’s Cafe La Salle Avenue–
where the old and new converged.
At 76 years old, it is probably safe to say that Roli’s Café is the oldest Bacolod restaurant to date. So many Negrenses have fond memories associated with Roli’s. From spending time with family and friends in their restaurants at San Juan Street, La Salle Avenue, or East Area, to the different dishes that remind us of the good old days of Negros. Perhaps the most memorable are the Roli’s chicken sandwich, palabok, pork barbecue, chicken pie, and of course their napoleones. They have become so famous that some people even order the chicken sandwich to be brought to Manila as pasalubong! I have also attended so many business meetings ever since I was in college (which translates to about 25 years ago) where Roli’s chicken sandwich was always served to us. If that’s not iconic, then I don’t know what is.
My husband has so many happy memories withRoli’s! He recalls that every weekend, his family would visit their paternal grandmother who lives at Capitolville Subd. So every time, they would pass by Roli’s so that their father can treat them for snacks.
La Salle Avenue, Bacolod City
Open daily, from 6am to 10pm
And many people are very happy to know that Roli’s Cafe at the Roli’s Arcade, La Salle Avenue, Bacolod City has re-opened yesterday. The cafe has a beautiful, tastefully appointed interior that gives a homey feel because of the furniture and decor, while the murals give an upbeat cafe vibe. But despite its modern and very comfortable restaurant, you would be happier to know that the same dishes that we have come to love all these years are all present and taste the same. My husband comments, “The chicken sandwich still tastes the same.” Amazing that they have maintained the quality and taste of their food all these years! Meanwhile, I have to say, I love the new place!
Last night, hubby and I had chicken sandwich, palabok, and chicken mami, which is flavorful yet very light, as compared to batchoy. Ahhhh cravings satisfied. Tomorrow, I shall have the regular napoleones and chocolate napoleones because they ran out of stock during our visit.
The Hostelry and Residences at Roli’s
Roli’s Cafe is not the only thing new at the Roli’s Arcade. They have transformed most of the building to give way to The Hostelry, which is now the first-ever Bacolod hostel. It has 32 clean and comfortable rooms with private or shared accommodations, all with toilets and baths, a multi-media room, as well as free coffee for their guests from 6am to 10am. Plus, you can always dine at one of the best Bacolod cafes on the ground floor. Here you can stay for as low at P350 per night in an air conditioned shared room! How awesome is that? For inquiries on The Hostelry, you may call Tel. No. (034) 434 0432.