For when you want your daily grind somewhere else.
If you’re looking for a quick getaway that’s only couple of hours (or less) away, head on to Tagaytay, a place that can bring you straight into the world of good food, the best ukay-ukay shops, and a whole lot of caffeine.
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Most of what’s included in this list has different themes such as a chocolate-centric cafe, a dreamy cafe that contains tons of dream catchers, and even a garden-inspired one that is owned by Alden Richards! Be sure to add these spots to your ‘MUST-TRY‘ lists on the Booky app so you never miss any restaurants near you.
Take your family on a European trip by dining at Chateau Hestia, a restaurant that brings fort a European dining experience in a country-style home surrounded with lush greens. Their dishes are from curated recipes from Austrian native, Johannes Zehethofer’s worldly travels.
Chateau Hestia is also part bed and breakfast as well as part events venue.
Available for: Dine in. Send them a message or make a reservation through their website.
Dreamland Arts & Crafts Cafe is a 24/7 Bohemian-inspired art cafe and restaurant by Indie Green Culture. If you’re looking for souvenirs to bring home, the whole place is adorned with trinkets like dreamcatchers, adult coloring books, sticker tattoos, stationary, and artsy materials that are all for sale.
Available for: Dine in from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Owned by Alden Richards, Concha’s Garden is an offbeat garden-inspired restaurant and one of Tagaytay’s best kept secret restaurants serving classic and well-loved Filipino dishes.
Available for: Dine in. They are open from Tuesday to Friday, 9 am. to 7 p.m. and from Saturday to Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
If your mother is a fan of the simpler things in life, then you would love this stand-out classic, the McDonald’s Tagaytay branch, which features a breathtaking view of Taal Lake which makes lovin’ it all the more easier.
Available for: Take out and delivery to limited areas. Delivery orders made via their website and the Mcdo app will be prioritized with varying store hours per branch. Check out available branches here.
Cafe Voi La is an Asian-inspired getaway restaurant conceptualized by owner, Ica Sebastian. The name is coined after the term ‘boi la’ which means to cook with leaves, and also taken from ‘Voila’, an expression often heard in magic shows.
Available for: Dine in, pick up, and delivery via LalaMove. They are open from Mondays to Thursdays, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Fridays to Sundays, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Cecil’s Cafe is a humble spot for beloved home-cooked food, freshly-baked pastries, and desserts. Some must-try dishes of theirs are their Chinese lumpia, vegetable lasagna, and sansrival.
Available for: Pick up and delivery.
A restaurant that serves up dishes from international cuisines as well as all-day breakfast dishes, Bag of Beans is the perfect place to go to if you love having loads of options.
Available for: Dine in, pick-up, take out, and delivery. Because of the Tagaytay LGU, they're closing their doors for dine in transactions but BoB is open for take out and delivery on their main branch from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every Monday.
Char’s Garden Cafe, a restaurant that serves up all-day breakfast dishes, several Filipino ulam favorites, and set meals you can share with the whole family.
Available for: Dine in. They are closed closed every Monday for disinfection in compliance with the city-wide ordinance of Tagaytay.
Available for: Dine in
View their Facebook page
Little Souls Sisters Convent Patuto, Tagaytay
(0906) 536 3228
This humble cafe in Tagaytay offers sumptuous Italian cuisine, perfect for fancy date nights! Get a load of their carre’ d’ agnello con salsa al vino rosso, which is their take on roasted lamb with red wine sauce.
Available for: Dine in, take out, and delivery. They are open for dine in on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Takeout and delivery on Mondays is still available from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Aozora, meaning blue sky, is a Japanese restaurant serving authentic Japanese dishes crafted by Chef Seiji Kamura. Aozora’s bulalo ramen will makeyour next “putok batok” experience worth it.
We can never get tired of Japanese food but pair it up with Tagaytay’s cold air and Aozora’s setting? Makes for a cozy date if you ask us.
Available for: Dine in daily from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Kapeng Mainit offers hot barako coffee cups to warm the hearts and souls of visitors who traveled across cities for Tagaytay’s chilly atmosphere. They claim that their deep-fried choux pastry Beignets are the perfect partner to their caffeinated drinks. This pair alone is worth all the long drive!
Available for: Dine in, pickup, and delivery via FoodPanda. They are open Tuesday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on weekends from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Spend the holiday season at Kuuma Kaakao! They have every item on a Filipino foodie’s Christmas wishlist: bibingka, puto bumbong, and hot chocolate! The bibingka also comes in different flavors such as ube, cheese, tablea, and leche flan.
Other meryenda-worthy dishes on their menu include turon, hot s’mores chocolate drink, and champorado.
Available for: Dine in, takeout, and delivery via Food Panda. They are open from Tuesday to Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Our friendly coffee connoisseurs over at the Barista Loft believes that there’s always time for coffee, which is why they have concocted unique beverages like their Okinawa Espresso. With their super cozy ambiance, Barista Loft is the perfect tambayan in Tagaytay!
Available for: Dine in, pickup, and delivery.
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