Tucked in the quiet and inner part of San Juan and away from the hustling and bustling of the city is the quaint Cafe’ Sanso. Named after the renowned Spanish artist Juvenal Sanso from Catalonia Spain whose family moved in the Philippines when he was just four years old. He’s also one of the best loved and highly regarded modernists in Philippine art. His art speaks of his evolution as an artist and of his life during interesting times.
For more details on this beautiful museum, visit this site > http://www.juvenalsanso.com/
What started as a Spanish dishes inspired cafe’ is now a haven for International comfort food. With the culinary expertise of JB Calungcaguin this small cafe’ in the heart of San Juan City is truly worth travelling the miles for.
Just right beside the Cafe’ is the Sanso Museum which houses Juvenal Sanso’s different masterpieces. If you have an eye and passion for the arts and is looking for creative pieces and artworks then visiting this Cafe’ is definitely worth your money and time.
Their extensive menu that offers more than just coffee, pastries and cakes, their romantic and yet homey vibe are just some of the things to look forward to.
Now, who can resist a fusion of International flavors? We definitely can’t. So let’s start exploring their savory dishes, shall we?
Spanish Caprese Bruschetta – Jamon Serrano, fresh burrata cheese, tomato provencal on top with pesto on top of ciabatta toast.
An ultimate starter, this dish will surely fire up your taste buds to crave for more.
Salpicao – US beef hanging tenders seared to perfection. Sautéed with garlic, olive oil and wild mushrooms. Garnished with roasted bell peppers and fried garlic.
One of the mains to look forward to here at Cafe’ Sanso as it offers a flavorful twist to your typical Salpicao.
Jamon Serrano Melon and Mango Salad – perfectly tossed mesclun medley in citrus balsamic vinaigrette. Topped with Jamon Serrano, mango, melon and manchego cheese slivers.
Who says salad is boring? Because it’s definitely not if you try this Jamon Serrano Melon and Mango Salad of Cafe’ Sanso. The cheese, mango and Jamon Serrano alone could already make your mouth water.
Tartuffo Linguini – Linguini coated in truffle infused cream sauce. Topped with Jamon Serrano and parmesan slivers.
Pasta lover or not, we’re sure that you will instantly fall in love with this dish. The smell of the truffle alone can make you hungry.
Café’ Sanso Cubanos – Sourdough battard bread stuffed with pulled pork, smoked ham, beef salami and three kinds of cheese. Served with seasoned potato wedges.
Been a big fan of pulled pork for the longest time and their version of Cubanos made me love this dish even more.
Pollo Rostizado – Roast Chicken in garlic gravy. Served with garlic gravy and roasted garlic and pepper gremolata.
This drool-worthy dish is worth gaining those extra calories for. Juicy and flavorful chicken that you can’t stop munching until it’s gone.
Churrasco Pork Belly – Served with sautéed haricot verts and rosemary infused marbled potatoes.
Now this sinful and appetizing dish is simply off the charts with its crunchiness and deliciousness in every bite.
Francesinha – layers of Jamon Serrano, chipolata sausage, sautéed wild mushrooms on sourdough bread. With chive cream cheese and melted mozzarella, and asiago cheese on top. Served with seasoned fries and spiced beer tomato sauce.
This sandwich has been an instant best seller for the Cafe’ and we truly understand why. It’s undeniably cheesy and very delectable. It will really keep you munching until it’s gone, until you crave for more.
Curious about their menu? Take a quick peek below so you can finalize that date you’ve been planning for long.
Click here —> Cafe’ Sanso Menu
Address: 32 V. Cruz, San Juan City, San Juan del Monte
Contact Number: 02 2752200, +63 9228946144
Hours of Operation: Sundays to Wednesdays, 11AM to 10PM, Thursdays to Saturdays 11AM to 12AM