Famous for its mild and cold weather, Tagaytay has always been one of the favorite destination spots of the country because of the cold air that beats the hot summer air. But it does not mean Tagaytay has cold weather, it is already perfect. Just as how too much heat is not healthy, so is too much chilliness. So to keep the right temp while you’re in Tagaytay, you will need two things. First is a thick jacket or sweater, and second (and probably the most favored), is a cup of hot dark coffee and a plate of delicious food.
Here are 10 of the best cafes in Tagaytay that you will adore. Let’s discuss how each café is excellent when it comes to food, place, and price.
Bag of Beans Tagaytay
Probably the most frequented coffee shops in Tagaytay, the Bag of Beans is just undeniably stunning both to its food menu, ambiance, and affordability. This café has five branches spread in each corner of the small, breezy town. The main branch is along the Tagaytay-Nasugbu Road, the other is in Laurel, Batangas (also along the Tagaytay-Nasugbu Road), one in Maharlika East, one in Silang Junction East called Athena Branch, and the other, called D’Lodge, is in Silang Crossing East.
The Bag of Beans serves several international cuisines and Filipino cuisine favorites. They also serve an array variety of pasta and pizzas. Try the Quattro Formaggi, a pizza topped with four delicious cheese. And most notably, this café serves a broad range of beverages including those came from “bag of beans,” coffee (hot or cold), frappes, shakes, tea, beer, or juice.
The ambiance is cozy and very inviting. And the prices of the food are reasonable. Perhaps, very recommendable for everyone. Visit their official website here.
- Main Branch: 115 Aguinaldo Highway, Mendez Crossing West, Tagaytay City, 4120
- Contact: +639228818265 / 046-4134356 / 046-4130026
Rowena’s Café is located in the southern part of Tagaytay and is visited by several tourists because of their delicious tarts with unique twists and rich flavors. They also serve Filipino comfort foods such as Pinakbet and Bulalo. Other than being a café, Rowena’s has an array of delicacies for pasalubongs. Almost all food trippers go to Rowena either to dine in or to buy pasalubong… or you can do just both.
Just like any other typical coffee shops, Filibeans serves a broad range of coffees in different blends and brews. They also have a cluster of choices for frappes and sweet tarts. But the coffee that people go crazy in Filibeans is the Coffee Alamid, a type of coffee from the dropping of wild civet. It is so atypical that it is considered as the most expensive type of coffee in the world.
Filibeans Coffee is situated on the ridge of Leslie’s Viewpoint along Aguinaldo Highway. The shop is small, but it is very well-lighted and very inviting. There you will enjoy the cold breeze and the breathtaking scenery of the majestic Taal Volcano and Taal Lake.
- Address: Silang Crossing West Aguinaldo Highway Tagaytay City
- Contact: 02-812-1980 / +639178456860
Perhaps you want to enjoy the cold weather of Tagaytay with your special someone, I highly recommend Café Betron situated in Cliffhouse in Tagaytay. The café serves a variety of crepes, sandwiches, and healthy snacks and heavy meal that might just make you full. The interior is very simple; it is far from the extravagance that you might be thinking. A long cushioned settee is available for group of friends, and separate tables are spread in the area that can accommodate four foodies.
- Address: Emilio Aguinaldo Highway, Rotonda, Tagaytay Cavite
- Contact: 046-483-2110
Nanay Cirilas’ Kapeng Barako
Nanay Cirila’s Kapeng Barako has been serving warm coffee and delicious Filipino and international cuisines since 1955. The café is well-known for its authentic, rich Kapeng Barako (Barako Coffee). Nanay Cirila, according to her daughter-in-law, Medi, who is also her right-hand in the business, has always dreamt of having a coffee shop. Now, the coffee shop is standing famous.
This resto serves Filipino favorites and international foods. They also have refreshment that will kiss your tongue. Their specialty Barako Coffee is bottomless, so you can always have a refill.
- Address: Mayor’s Drive, Tagaytay City 4126
- Contact: +63 922 291 3869
Café Carmencita Fine Cuisine and Cake
A house-cum-restaurant, Café Carmencita Fine Cuisine and Cake serve mouthwatering Filipino cuisines and a fusion of Spanish fares. The café also has a wide variety of caffeinated drinks and a bunch of delicious, creamy cakes. The ambiance is relaxing, and the staffs are very accommodating. The interior design has a touch of Spanish outline. The Caramel Cheesecake is worth a try!
- Address: Aguinaldo Highway Brgy. Kaybagal South, Tagaytay
- Contact: +639154169159
Java Jazz Coffee Shop
When art and coffee combines, there will be perfection, and Java Jazz Coffee Shop just have it. This roadside café serves Filipino blended coffee and showcases paintings from local artists. This cozy restaurant spreads the aromatic smell of coffee all over its place. They serve breakfast and other heavy meals. Coffee and chilled beverages are also their things, so there will always be something for your tummy. The atmosphere in Java Jazz is calm and relaxing. The artworks can be seen all over the walls of the café. A great place for reading and talking.
- Address: 442 Tagaytay-Calamba Road, Sungay West, Tagaytay City, Cavite, Philippines
- Contact: +63 46 860 2699
- Website: http://javajazzcoffee.blogspot
Concha’s Garden Café
A gem of Tagaytay, Concha’s Garden Café, as the name implies, is a garden-inspired restaurant that serves a menu of Filipino comfort food such as Beef Morcon, Crispy Pork Face, Ensaladang Pako, Spicy Beef and Adobo Ribs, and so much more. This restaurant is owned by Alden Richards, a famous Filipino celebrity. There are two branches of Concha’s Garden in Tagaytay, one is on the roadside, and the other is in Cliffhouse Tagaytay.
- Address: Richland Hills Subdivision 1, Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Road Brgy. Puting Kahoy Silang 4118
- Contact: +639158507945 / +639989458027
Dreamland Arts and Crafts Café
A haven for the hip and yuppies, Dreamland Arts and Crafts Café offers festive interiors and deluxe snacks and nibbles for the extreme gastronomes. From the walls to the windows, chairs, and other furniture, the place is filled with jovial arts and crafts that will open your artistic sides. The food, they have a lot of it – chilled beverages, chocolate fondue, and quick snacks. And you know what else fun is in here? There is no Wi-Fi. So, you’ll be detoxified from social medias and will be pushed closer to your friends as you build real conversation and small talks.
- Address: Purok 157 Calamba Road, Tagaytay, 4120 Cavite, Philippines
- Contact: +63 916 649 8271
And how can Starbucks be not on the list? This everyone’s favorite coffee shop has been serving good coffee, frappes, and delectable in reasonable prices for almost all season. The aromatic downpour of the rich coffee from their silver machines will wake up your senses. The place is cozy and spacious. Though the shop is usually crowded on weekends, so better go on the weekdays. They have a veranda that will give you a scenic view of Tagaytay’s iconic landmark, Taal Volcano.
Have yourself a little relaxation and pampering by visiting these cafes. If you’ve already been to the lovely places of Tagaytay, then you can go coffee shop hopping with your partner, your friends, or your family.