Balay Verde Serves Fresh Food From Farm to Table


Nowadays, a lot of restaurants or fast food chains are sprouting like mushrooms all over Davao. It seems like every week, a new food place opens in the city. Wherever you go, there will always be one new player in the food industry that is excited to serve dabawenyos their sumptuous dishes, desserts or drinks. Joining this trend is Balay Verde which had its soft opening earlier this month at the second floor of the corporate center of Abreeza Mall. 



Everything in Balay Verde will make you feel at home. This new restaurant may be located inside a mall but the area is quite relaxing especially that it's already far from the busy stalls in Abreeza. The simplicity and the rustic feel of its interiors will also calm your senses. You will see wooden tables, old kitchenwares and some antique items all over the place. What's even better is the fact that all their servers are polite and kind. At least, that's what I experienced when I went to Balay Verde to celebrate my tita's birthday. 


What makes Balay Verde unique is it does not only serve buffet merienda, lunch or dinner. You can also get fresh and organic food from them. With the aim of making healthy food more accessible to the public, Balay Verde brings farm products to its store. The six owners of this restaurant are also local farm owners making it easier for Balay Verde to provide fresh food from farm to kitchen at affordable prices. The major suppliers are:
  • La Fermette (Tacunan) - Jean-Michel Desreumaux and Francis Eric Tam
  • Gems Farm (Tacunan) - Gerardo Suelo and Michelle Suelo
  • Huni Farm (Wangan) - Louella Garcia and Mavic Abisisit

These are some of the farm produce items you can shop at Balay Verde:





Balay Verde also serves freshly cooked dishes for their lunch and dinner buffet. The cost is only Php 299 per head, with free-flowing fresh tea. They also serve luscious pinoy desserts for the merienda buffet. The cost is only Php 199 per head, with diner's choice of brewed coffee, hot choco or fresh juice.







According to one of its owners, Jean-Michel Desreumaux, they use organic and natural ingredients for all their food sourced from La Fermette, Gems Farm and Huni Farm. This is their way of ensuring that they can serve good and healthy food to all their guests. He also added that while other ingredients may not be able from their farms, they source it from other local suppliers.  


This new food place in the city also caters ala carte food orders.
  • Salad in a bowl - Php 240-270
  • Salad in a wrap - Php 220-240
  • Brewed coffee - Php 80
  • Hot chocolate - Php 85
  • Fresh juice - Php 85
For the desserts, just ask the servers to find out what kind of dessert they offer for the day.



Overall, my experience at Balay Verde was highly satisfying. I like how accommodating everyone from the restaurant is. It's such a happy place to be in. I also enjoyed the food served during the dinner buffet. The minatamis (sweetened banana dessert) was my most favorite! Most importantly, I had fun checking out the farm produce products from Balay Verde. The 1L Fresh Milk of La Fermette  is a must-try. You can get this oh-so-good drink for only P75.

Balay Verde
Location: 2nd Floor Abreeza Mall, Corporate Center
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/balayverdeph
Operating hours: Daily (10AM to 9PM)

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