Antipolo City may be an hour or two away from the metro, but we’ve found some romantic gems that will make the trip worthwhile. From fine dining set-ups, post-museum dates, spa and resort getaways, or a trip to a garden-inspired restaurant, the only dilemma you’ll be having is having to choose from all of these beautiful restaurants with a dazzling view of the city.
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Tahanan Bistro – Loresville Drive
A quintessential destination to spend Sunday brunch, Tahanan Bistro is a fine-dining restaurant with a casual vibe, overlooking an expansive garden and a snapshot of the Manila skyline. It currently offers three set menus: Halcon, Mayon, and Iraya, providing fresh ingredients and a medley of flavor. It’s only open three days a week, so make sure to reserve beforehand!
Why it’s perfect for dates: You can use their view as a background for your souvenir photos or as a discussion piece while dining.
Available for: Dine-in (reservations only) and delivery o Metro Manila and Rizal. For reservations, go to their website.
Burrow Café at Antipolo Beehouse – Beverly Hills Ave.
One of Antipolo’s best-kept secrets, the Burrow Café is an underground restaurant adjacent to the creative space and nature reserve known as Antipolo Beehouse. Aside from its rustic charm found in the elements of lush greenery in their café, Burrow Café provides hearty all-day breakfast, indulgent lunch options, and decadent desserts.
Why it’s perfect for dates: It’s isolated from any form of urbanity to the point that it’ll make you feel like the only people in the world are you and your partner.
Available for: Dine-in (reservations only) and take-out.
Yellow Bird Cafe x Kitchen – Mission Hills
Open as early as 7 AM, Yellow Bird Cafe x Kitchen is the cozy hangout to satisfy your breakfast cravings. Aside from their hefty breakfast plates, they also serve up warm lattés and ice-blended drinks you can pair with a good book and a delicious meal.
Why it’s perfect for dates: It’s open as early as post-sunrise. What better way to start your day than with the view of the sunrise, your partner, and a delicious plate of your favorite breakfast.
Available for: Dine-in, pick-up, delivery in selected areas in Antipolo. For reservations, message them on FB or text 09605235584
Crescent Moon Cafe – Brgy. Dalig
Emulating a free-spirited, Bohemian atmosphere through its vibrant colors, Crescent Moon specializes in sumptuous Southeast Asian food as part of its ala carte menu and weekend buffet. It also houses the store for pottery artist, Lanelle Abueva-Fernando’s beautifully handmade stoneware ceramics.
Why it’s perfect for dates: They host workshops you and your partner can attend for a no-doubt interesting date. Afterwards, you need not go far to find a place to eat because they also serve food.
Available for: Dine-in (reservations are recommended).
Yellow Lantern Cafe – Comodaville
Yellow Lantern is an out-of-city cafe, bar, and restaurant with breathtaking views. The gastropub serves a mix of Asian and continental comfort food. Must-tries include their Nachos, Baby Back Ribs, Emcaro Pizza, and Pinoy Paella. Head to the top floor of the restaurant for some music, drinks, and a game of beer pong.
Why it’s perfect for dates: Their top floor hosts a number of interesting things you and your partner can do to spice up your night especially if you two plan to make the most out of your out-of-town trip.
Available for: Dine-in, reservations also available. Call their numbers to reserve.
Tipulo Filipino – Sumulong Highway
Nestled inside the First Pacific Academy Center, Tipulo is a no-frills Filipino restaurant that offers traditional, yet straightforward Filipino cuisine with a fresh twist.
Why it’s perfect for dates: It’s a reservation-only place so you can plan ahead for your monthsary. Also, it’s quite breezy and private so you can both spend your date in peace.
Available for: Dine-in, reservations also available. Reserve a table here.
Café Rizal by Peppermill – Pinto Art Museum
Found inside the famous Pinto Art Museum, Café Rizal gives classic Filipino fare a modern take with dishes such as their Vigan Pizza, which uses Vigan longganisa as well as their Dagupan Lumpiang Shanghai, which uses milkfish. Café Rizal’s doors are always open letting in that equatorial breeze and welcoming everyone to bask in their food dashed with Filipino flair.
Why it’s perfect for dates: Housed inside a museum, you can both feast your eyes upon marvelous masterpieces and feast upon delicious Filipino fair afterward all the while using the masterpieces as a conversation starter.
Available for: Dine-in. Check their FB page for entrance fees.
Cafe Lupe – Sumulong Highway
Cafe Lupe is a Mexican and Filipino fusion spot and a go-to destination for both brunch or a fun casual night. Cafe Lupe features live bands, pica-pica and booze, with a breathtaking view overlooking the city.
Why it’s perfect for dates: If you and your partner enjoy music and drinks, then why not bond over and enjoy at Cafe Lupe. Then afterwards, you can both unwind while enjoying their entrees and falling in love with the view.
Available for: Dine-in. Contact their number below for reservations.
Vieux Chalet Swiss Restaurant – Sitio Sampaguita
Vieux Chalet is a bed and breakfast European restaurant by the Hassig Family, dedicated to serving fine Swiss cuisine with Filipino hospitality. They’ve been open since 1984. Their al fresco spot with a view of the city is unrivaled. Share the intimate space with their raclette, pizzas, pastas, and wine.
Why it’s perfect for dates: They serve fondue which you and your date will enjoy. Feel free to experiment with a variety of ingredients and a bowl full of either cheese or chocolate.
Available for: Dine-in.
Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens and Spa – Loreland Farm Resort
If you’re in the mood for a romantic getaway, Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens and Spa is the place to be— with amenities such as their fish spas, warm jacuzzi, sauna, and infinity pool overlooking a commanding view of Laguna De Bay and the Metro Manila Skyline. Luljetta’s Cafe is one the hanging gardens’ gems, creating an ultimate experience for you and your SO.
Why it’s perfect for dates: If you feel like you and your date are exhausted, this is the perfect place where you both can relax and get to know each other.
Available for: Reservations only.
Oscar’s – Eugenio Lopez Center
If you need a place that’ll surely blow your date away, then bring them to Oscar’s. It’s a restaurant that offers up Filipino cuisine with a twist and a jaw-dropping, panoramic view of Manila.
Why it’s perfect for dates: You can both start your day with their famous Sunday brunch or end your day by basking in the stunning sunset.
Available for: Dine-in (reservations only), pick-up, in-house delivery. Contact their number below for reservations or message them on Facebook.
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Cover image from Tahanan Bistro’s Facebook.