BALER: Charlie Does Quaint Surf Shop in Baler @CharlieDoesSurf

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Charlie Does is a quaint surf shop that offers better boards, equipment, and comfort food. It’s run by Alex Angara and her boyfriend, Joseph “Joe” Cole. 
Located just behind Costa Pacifica, it’s a nice HOHOL place for the evenings where you can also find artsy stuff. Check it out whenever you’re in Baler. 

They say Charlie don’t surf, but we think he should!
Buton St, Sabang Beach, Baler, Philippines
Phone: +632 902-0900
FacebookCharlie Does

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The place is like an art gallery, retail store, and cafe restaurant in one.

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Art pieces for sale and a guitar for jamming. 

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Joshua and his ukulele. He wants to learn how to play one of these days. 

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A zombie movie was playing for Halloween, while we waited for our food.

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Flavored lambanog, anyone?

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You can also read the Ultimate Guide to Zombies while waiting.

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Hummus + Vege Sticks (P80). A garlicky bean dip served with carrot and cucumber sticks.

A healthy starter for your dinner.

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Tomato and Basil Soup (P90). A healthy, homemade soup served with local focaccia bread.

This homemade soup is very good .

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Vegetarian Panini (P100). Local veggies, hummus, and pesto on local artisanal bread.

Simple vegetable sandwich.

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Some lambanog to cap the night. 🙂

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It’s best to come without any expectations. The owners were very friendly to our kids. 🙂

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✮ Flying Crepes (Special – P100).

A must-try! Thin French crepe that you roll, with special toppings inside.

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We love the cool Baler shirts at Charlie Does. 🙂

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Overall, the ambiance is hip, the products are cool, and the food is healthy. But I think it’s only open when Alex and Joe are in town. Still, a must-visit place to shop or eat whenever you’re in Baler.

They say Charlie don’t surf, but we think he should!
Buton St, Sabang Beach, Baler, Philippines
Phone: +632 902-0900
FacebookCharlie Does


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Disclosure: We paid for our meal. Read Our Awesome Planet Complete Disclosure Policy here.  

P.S. Thanks to Alex and Joe for a wonderful time at Charlie Does with our boys. Follow Alex @AlexAngara on Twitter or @AlKapitan on Instagram.

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One thought on “BALER: Charlie Does Quaint Surf Shop in Baler @CharlieDoesSurf

  1. Hi, how are you? Nice vacations spots in Baler. I am reading your blogs already and I didn’t know na marami palang mapupuntahan na magagandang lugar sa Pilipinas. Almost no need to travel outside the Philippines. Thanks for sharing your blogs. Have a nice day always.

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