As a collector of art, I frequently visit art galleries not just to check out what on sale but also to appreciate the place where the art works are displayed. Kape Kesada Art Gallery and Café is one of my favorite shops in Paete. Named after the street where it’s located, this art gallery-cum-coffeeshop is a brainchild of dentist and art aficionado Dr. Nilo Valdecantos.
The structure took two years to build. Dr. Valdecantos designed the interior himself. The use of old wood and furniture like the Batibot chairs gives the café a rustic ambience and old world charm.
The café is open from Tuesdays to Sunday from 9am to 6pm. It’s closed during lunch time. An acoustic band plays there on Friday evenings.