Being adjacent to the famous Tagaytay City, the Batangas Province also share wonderful scenery with the iconic Taal Volcano, uniquely dwells in an island in a lake in an island. Batangas is a home of heritage houses and the mouthwatering soup of Bulalo with its tender beef. Aside from that, Batangas is famous for its strong and rich Barako Coffee. In fact, most travelers go to Batangas for the coffee and the scenery. That being said, boutique cafes have been developed to create space for the yuppies and foodies. Here are 10 of the best cafes in Batangas, each has their own gimmicks.
In Filipino, the word “hugot” means to “pull out from deep within.” Hugot became popular and even trending in social medias especially when one expresses his/her feelings from personally sincere sentiments or emotions. Hugot lines are usually linked with someone’s love life or status. What’s fun about Hugot Lines is how people could get deep emotions from small, simple things sometimes to express his mood or just to break the ice.
Hugot Café in Batangas uses the hugot concept to attract teens. The foods on their menu are named after hugot lines (menu full of puns usually about social status or emotion). Imagine being called by your name before the server will shout out your order Third Party (Hazelnut coffee)or Loner (a strawberry waffle). And don’t get mad if the server will call your name and say Two Timer because that might just be the double dutch milkshake that you ordered (unless it’s true). All fares are sold at reasonable prices.
- Address: Unit 02-01 GN Building, KumintangIbaba, Batangas, 4200 Batangas
- Contact: 043-774-3225
Another paradise for the epicures and gastronomes, JovitaCafé, serves a wide variety of snacks and refreshment at reasonable prices. They serve pasta, sandwiches, salads, and soups. They also have refreshing beverages such as frappes, tea, milk tea, and coffee. Because the café is near the Batangas State University, the shop is frequented mostly by students and faculty.
- Address: New Access Diversion Road, Sta. Clara, Batangas City, 4200 Batangas
- Contact: 043-984-4776 / +639291818402
Café St. Honore
You can’t leave Batangas without stopping by at Café St. Honore to grab a cup of jolly-good-coffee. If you’re not into dark brews, you can order their delicious milkshakes, tea, or milk. You should try their cheesecake, it’s creamy-licious! The ambiance is relaxed, and the place is very calm. I like the interiors; the white walls and the fancy lighting. The establishment is well-lighted and very snug. Perhaps, I see this place as an ideal place for dating your partner or have a little hangout with your friends. The café is on the roadside of the national highway, so it is very easy to locate.
- Address: National Road, Balagtas, Batangas City, Adjacent to Phoenix Gas Station
- Contact: 043-980-5350 / +639282695814 / +639083542669
Right across the Plaza Mabini in Batangas City, with bright lights dimming the pastel sheds, is the Café Milflores, silently serving healthy food to the food adventurers. In the entrance of the café stands Prince Harry waiting for her bride that could be anybody. Well, it would be very fun to think Prince Harry is in the foyer to welcome the ladies (and the gents). Sorry to say, it’s just a human-size standee with a faceless bride beside him. But that’s just a piece of fun the café can offer. As you step inside, you will be charmed with their interior. The fixtures along with other decorations make the place look like a young girl’s tea party but in a more classic and adult look. The ambiance is fantastic, very inviting. They have a bunch of gorgeous cakes and cupcakes – try the Choco-Almond Fudge! They also have lemonade and a variety of beverages.
- Address: 12a P. Dandan St. cor. P. Panganiban St., Batangas City
- Contact: +639275487680
Taza Mia Coffee
Because a cup of warm drink makes the heart rejoice, there is a lot of coffee shops that are penetrating the urban town of Batangas City. And here’s another one, with visualization of becoming a hub for people to meet, talk, and have a good drink, Taza Mia Coffee opened its doorway to welcome the sweet tooth and foodies. They serve a wide variety of drinks such as coffee, chocolate (tsokolate), smoothies, and frappes. They also have a bunch of crunch and munch that are equally mouthwatering.
- Address: Total Gas Station Commercial Complex, Diversion Road, Balagtas, Batangas
- Contact: +639369287464 / +639479945097 / +639065644107
Dwells amidst the heritage town of Batangas City, is the Tampuhan Café, a bistro that serves local Filipino cuisines with a fusion of Spanish and Italian taste. The name of the café is derived from Juan Luna’s painting which is displayed and highlighted in the café. With seats and walls that have a vintage look, the café feels so archaic and traditional.
- Address: Calle Marcela Marino Agoncillo, Taal, Batangas
- Contact: +639178903566
He Brews Café
Keep calm and drink coffee at He Brews Café, a bistro that understands how important excellently blended coffee are and how well it is paramount to serve the customers with lip-smacking pasta and breakfast. Moreover, the café is also focused on sharing literature that attracts the attention of believers.
- Address: #43 P. Burgos St., Barangay 9 Poblacion, Batangas
- Contact: 043-984-5325
Hills Café Batangas
Like I have always said, the best café has a great ambiance plus excellent food. Hills Café Batangas offer things that yuppies love: deluxe interior with tasty goodies, not to mention, healthy ones. This boutique café has a lot to offer from their breakfasts, sandwiches, Barako Coffee, to pasta. Picky stomachs will surely have something to crave.
- Address: Hilltop Road, Capitolio Site Kumintang Ibaba Batangas City
- Contact: 786-0927
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Bell Piato Café and Bistro
A heaven of breakfast, sandwiches, pasta, and cakes with zig zag drizzles, Bell Piato Café and Bistro offer comfort foods. The place is quite above typical, and the ambiance is relaxing. The fares, though, are somewhat costly but gastronomes wouldn’t care, do they? And oh, try their Blueberry Cheesecake!
Hot and Cold Café
With interiors mostly from chrome, Hot and Cold Café offer a cozy place and good food. They have a variety of drinks and scrumptious meal to satisfy your stomach. They have Instagram-worthy frappes and espresso. An ideal place for sipping warm beverage away from the crowd. The Cookies n’ Cream Frap is one to die for (figuratively, though).
- Address: President Jose P. Laurel, KumintangIlaya, Batangas
- Phone: 043-723-0556