You know, you hear that lightning never strikes twice in the same place. Maybe it’s usually the truth, but in this case, I am here to tell you that lightning has indeed struck twice right here in Davao City!
Remember, a few weeks ago I wrote an article about a new burger joint here in Davao called Brothers Burgers? Well, after writing about that, I found out about another new place in town, and they also kind of specialize in great burgers! This time I’m talking about Harley Boulevard Motor Cafe, located not far from Ateneo de Davao University.
So, I found a great burger in Davao a couple weeks ago, and now I’ve found another great burger! Good news for Davao City, and for me too!
I heard from several people that Harley was “as good as Brothers,” which is something I just couldn’t believe, because Brothers Burger is really great. But, hearing this repeatedly over several days, I decided I better give it a try! It’s sort of my duty to keep you guys informed on great places to eat in Davao, and I’m not one to shirk from my duty, so I decided to give it a try.
The first thing was that I had a hard time finding the place! I had been given several different addresses for Harley, although all near each other. But, when I went there and drove around the area, I couldn’t find the place. Luckily, though, a few days later, my nephew found the place, so I figured I better go give it a try.
Harley serves a variety of things. Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers, Chicken Wings (regular and spicy), Omelettes, and other stuff. I went there primarily interested in trying the burgers and the wings, though.
Now, after my article about Brothers Burger, a few people told me that they just could not bring themselves to spend P250 or even P350 on a hamburger. Hey, I can certainly understand that. It’s a gourmet burger, but that still is quite expensive for a burger. So, the good news on Harley is that the burgers are actually cheap! And good! There are basically two kinds of cheeseburgers to choose from, the small burger (which I would estimate has a half pound of beef) and the larger burger, which I would guess has close to a pound of beef! These burgers are no slouches.
When you order a burger, it comes with the beef, cheese, tomatoes, ketchup, mustard, mayonaise and relish on it. I am not a fan of relish or mayo on my burger, so I ask thost to be left off. I am very happy to see a burger with a nice serving of mustard on it, because that is rare to find here, and I love it.
So, who has the best burgers, Brothers or Harley? Well, that’s a tough one to decide! Overall, I would say that Brothers has a slight edge in flavor, but it is also almost 5 times the price! For a combination of flavor and value, Harleys is number one by far. If you don’t care about money, but want a great burger… better head over to Brothers! All in all, I would urge you to experiment around a bit. Be like a scientist and keep testing so that you can be absolutely certain which you enjoy more! The repeated testing is fun, and delicious, and you want to be absolutely certain, right? 😉
OK, as I said earlier, I also wanted to try the chicken wings as well. I got two regular wings, and three spicy wings for testing. The wings are P25 each, so five wings set me back a whole P125. And, these are huge wings too, so that price is quite cheap as well. My preference was for the spicy wings. When you order them, you can tell the waiter just how spicy you want them, and they will cook them to your specifications. I found my wings good, but next time I’d probably ask for a bit more spice on them! But, still, they were delicious. The regular wings were good too, but would probably be better with some kind of dipping sauce or something.
All in all, I have to give Harley Boulevard Motor Cafe two big thumbs up! I have been told that the place is owned by a foreigner, but I can’t be sure, because I have not met him. But, you can bet I’ll be meeting the guy, because I will certainly be back there on a regular basis. I’ll be at Brothers too, but, Harleys is close to my house, has great burgers and a super price, so, watch for me if you are there. If you see me, say hi!