The allure of local products comes from the strong sense of community that they exemplify. After all, these are products thoughtfully made or curated by our neighbors and friends, who know us better than anyone else.

We appreciate the effort that goes into making these products extra special. Here, we recommend five homegrown brands we love for always going the extra mile:


Florence Home Kitchen


If you want an easy way to upgrade your food spread, look no further than Florence Home Kitchen’s gourmet take on beloved local delicacies. For a savory treat, top your favorite pasta with their tuyo in olive oil. If you want something sweet, pair their durian caramel spread with your bread or pastry of choice.

For more on Florence Home Kitchen, visit their Facebook page or call 0917 701 3346.


Habi at Kapè


Habi at Kapè stands out among local coffee shops because of its dedication to an authentic Filipino theme. The woven bamboo placemats and portraits of indigenous weavers set a cozy mood. Meanwhile, its menu of native tsokolate, Bukidnon coffee, and other Pinoy merienda fare will surely make you feel right at home.

Habi at Kapè is located at 3rd Level Corporate Center, Abreeza Ayala Mall, Davao City. For more information, visit their Facebook page or call (082) 327 1564.


Karlo’s Gourmet and Coffee


Situated within beloved Davaoeño hotspot Jack’s Ridge Resort and Restaurant, Karlo’s lives up to the hype by offering up hefty portions of food suited for every meal: from the savory-sweet breakfast staple Hungarian waffle paired with their unusual but delicious durian coffee, to an authentic puttanesca that’s sure to satiate you come dinnertime. Cap it all off with a slice of their Ferrero hazelnut cake or their durian mousse cake—you won’t regret it.                                                          

Karlo’s Gourmet and Coffee is located at Jack’s Ridge Shrine Hills, Matina, Davao City. For more information, visit Jack’s Ridge’s Facebook page or call them at 297 8830.


Soul Kitchen Co.


Soul Kitchen Co.’s food is made fresh daily, and its menu features only nutritious, delicious dishes in hearty portions. Their smoothies, cold-pressed juices, and nut milks are perfect for on-the-go health buffs looking for an energy boost. Meanwhile their salad shakers, salad rolls, and quinoa tubs are filling treats worth savoring.

Soul Kitchen Co. is located at F. Torres Cor. Mabini St., Davao City. For more information, visit their Facebook page or call 0916 338 7911.


Green Coffee


At Green Coffee, your coffee comes with a view. The café’s glasshouse exteriors open it up to refreshing views of palm trees and other greenery—a priority for the eco-loving business and its customers. Menu favorites include their limited edition featured beverages and, of course, their green tea cheesecake, which is now made even better with 50% more matcha.

Green Coffee has several locations in Davao City, including one on Ruby cor. Turquoise, Marfori. For more information, visit their website at or call 0925 524 7336.


We hope we’ve inspired you to give these distinctly Davaoeño brands a try!

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Photos are taken from each brand’s respective Facebook pages.