Obscure Tagaytay Restaurants
to Get Away from the City Crowd
For people who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the metro, Tagaytay is the easiest solution. A mere hour’s road trip transports you to cool weather, refreshing scenery and a unique restaurant scene. Unfortunately, some parts of Tagaytay already look and feel too similar to the city you’re trying to detach from.
Resist the urge to dine at popular Tagaytay food spots, which most people already have on their agenda. Try these obscure restaurants on your next visit for a real escape from the city crowd.
8. Java Jazz Coffee Shop
442 Tagaytay-Calamba Road, Sungay West, Tagaytay City
0917 483 7399, 0905 415 9411 | Facebook Page | Website
Open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 9pm | Sunday from 8am to 10pm
Budget for two – P600
The combo of good coffee and chilly weather is hard to top, but this cozy cafe manages to take it up a notch. When beautiful art, delicious grub and affordable prices are added to the mix, what more can you ask for?
Java Jazz Coffee Shop is like an art gallery, but you can lounge on the floor and order from their extensive menu. Go for their local brews, Café De Tagaytay or Kapeng Pinoy, and enjoy it with hot bread. They offer tons of pandesal variations, from kesong puti to tuna and mushroom.
7. The Lake District
Maharlika West, Tagaytay City
(046) 413 4186 | Facebook Page | Website
Open Monday to Thursday from 11am to 12mn | Friday to Sunday from 11am to 2am
Budget for two – P1,100
The Lake District just opened last year yet it has already gained a strong following, especially from millennials. With its cool vibe, cozy ambiance and scrumptious food, their fast success is no surprise. Ditch the city’s crowded clubs for a chill drinking session at The Lake District. They’re not limited to bar grub, though. You can definitely still enjoy The Lake District as early as breakfast. Their Ultimate Omelette is sure to start your day right.
6. Cucina Bernardo
Via FB: Angelfields
Angelfields, Tagaytay-Santa Rosa Road, Purok 5 Pasong Langka | Location map
0917 542 4024 | Facebook Page | Website
Open everyday from 7:30 am to 8:30pm
Budget for two – P1,200
Cucina Bernardo is nestled in a gorgeous lush garden that holds weddings and other special events. Look forward to enjoying your meal with a background of huge trees, fresh air and warm service. The place is stunning, but the food in itself is a compelling reason to visit Cucina Bernardo. The kitchen takes advantage of Tagaytay’s fresh produce to create simple yet flavorful dishes. Try their Danggit Salad, Puttanesca and Pot Roast A La Tita.
Via FB: One Tagaytay Place Hotel Suites
Via FB: Amacena
One Tagaytay Place Hotel Suites, Barrio Sungay, Tagaytay City
(049) 584 4111, 0998 541 1163, 0917 815 7245 | Facebook Page
Open everyday from 7am to 10pm
After a lot of public day dreaming, Janice de Belen and her son Chef Luigi Muhlach finally opened a restaurant of their own just a few days ago. Amacena specializes in Filipino fusion cuisine, so expect Pinoy classics executed with exciting twists. Typical adobo, for example, is transformed into bruschetta with kesong puti and grape salsa.