Yesterday we went to Sulyap Gallery and Cafe in San Pablo Laguna. I had been looking for this Gallery for months now. The last time I went to San Pablo, I asked the owner of Casa San Pablo if he knew where Sulyap Gallery is, he was dumbfounded, he admitted that he did not know where it was. So we just looked for it, but alas we had a hard time looking for it despite asking the people where it was. Finally, we found it, the sign going to it was so small that you will not notice it unless you were really paying attention to all the signs that you will pass by.
The Sulyap Cafe was housed in a small Bahay na Bato. From the looks of it, it was newly constructed but attention to detail was painstakingly observed. From the design, to the furnishings, to the windows it was all Antique style. After ordering our Lunch, we asked the waiter if we can look at the building in front, the humongous building which was the gallery.
What greeted us was rooms and rooms upon galleries upon galleries of everything Old! Everything Antique was there. From Baby Cribs, Windows, Stair Cases, Beds, Lamps, Fans, etc. It was an Antique Lovers Dream Place. Sadly the waiter said that the owner decided not to sell the things.
Window of Capiz, with Ventanilla at the bottom and a Baluster in Between.
Typical of the Bahay na Bato. (Facade of Sulyap Cafe)
Anyway, after looking at the building filled with antiques we went back to the Cafe for lunch. I have forgotten what we ate, but the Antiques i saw are vividly imprinted in my mind. Such was the number of Antiques there that it is impossible to forget.