Have you recently developed a love for coffee? That makes most of us! Since the easing of pandemic restrictions, cafe hopping has become a growing hobby among travelers, and often Tagaytay City is everyone’s ideal first stop. After all, the city’s famous for staycations and must-try food establishments. Its cool climate and refreshing nature views are even perfect for a chill weekend away from the metro. But sometimes traveling gets too troublesome with the flock of food and coffee lovers on the lookout for famous places. Worry not though, because we’ve got you a list of both new and underrated cafes in the city you can venture to for the first time!
5 Under-the-Radar Cafes in Tagaytay:
1. Meza Tierra Cafe
Meza Tierra Cafe is an artisanal contemporary cafe that offers a wide range of food selections from brunch, coffee, to specialty desserts and refreshments. Make sure to try their Strawberry Latte and Dalgona Cake! While you’re at it, they also offer a cozy al fresco rooftop experience.
2. Facio Coffee and Cocktails
Looking for a serene place to enjoy the chilly Tagaytay weather? You should definitely visit Facio Coffee and Cocktails, a lowkey, al fresco cafe where you can indulge in your caffeine cravings by a bonfire. As for their specials, they have local delicacies and s'mores that go with the warm atmosphere. They also serve all day breakfast, appetizers, pasta and chicken.
3. Sspace Coffee Bar
Although quite unnoticeable due to its location, this stop is a favorite for bikers and riders alike. Sspace, short for ‘Slow Space’, is a humble minimalist cafe along Santa Rosa, Tagaytay. Their handcrafted coffee allows you to choose the brewing method and beans to go with your cup of joe. They also offer breakfast meals, snacks and sandwiches, pasta, and mocktails.
4. Kuuma Kaakao
The simplest way to enjoy Taal Volcano’s majestic view is certainly with Filipino comfort food. Kuuma Kaakao is a small homegrown cafe that serves traditional and authentic hot chocolate, Filipino kakanin, and snacks. They also have pasta for those who don’t feel like eating their sweet puto bumbong, bibingka, or turon.
5. Bodhi Cafe
This Instagrammable cafe is perfect for bookworms! The collection of books around the cafe are not only for display as customers can spend hours enjoying a cup of coffee while perusing through their favorite reads. Ultimately, this concept comes from the name of the cafe itself which is Bodhi, a Sanskrit word meaning enlightened.
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