Tagaytay is a haven of relaxation and rest for the Manila-weary citizens of the Philippines. This town is a quick escape from the busy city and can be reached via a plethora of transportation options, so it’s no wonder Tagaytay is packed on long weekends and holidays.
One great way to unwind in Tagaytay is to go on a food trip. Filipinos love to eat and hang out with their friends and family – and preferably do both of these things simultaneously. Here, we’ve compiled a list of classic Tagaytay restaurants to visit for some serious RnR.
- Breakfast at Antonio’s
Have you really been to Tagaytay if you haven’t been to Antonio’s? Nestled by the side of the Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway, the bright blue sign of Breakfast at Antonio’s welcomes you to this cozy restaurant.
The interiors are wooden and in muted colors, exuding a homey feel. Enjoy their all-day breakfast menu while appreciating the stunning view of Taal Volcano from the balcony.
Must try: Tapa Breakfast Meal
- Bag of Beans
Better call up and reserve a table at Bag of Beans because this restaurant always gets full. Bag of Beans is downright chill – the chairs have throw pillows to lean back on, and tables have curtains you can use to obtain some privacy.
Each nook and cranny is Instagrammable, but it’s the superb food and coffee that will keep you coming back for more.
Must try: Breakfast Platter (2 eggs, bacon strips, pork sausage, ham, hash browns, and 2 buttermilk pancakes), Shepherd’s Pie
Satisfy your sweet tooth at the Tsokolateria. Try out traditional breakfast dishes infused with tsokolate and tablea for a sweet tang that you never thought you’d like. You can sit inside in the cool shadows or outdoors to soak up some Vitamin E while enjoying the cool Tagaytay breeze.
Tsokolateria is part of The Boutique Bed and Breakfast, so you can also opt to stay here whenever you’re in town.
Must try: Champorado, Tablea
However, for a unique staycation experience, you can’t go wrong with staying at The Oriental Luxury Suites Tagaytay. Each room is designed tastefully with Asian artistry to enhance your Oriental experience.
In between trips out to restaurants and tourist spots, take your time hanging out in the hotel’s al fresco lobby, swimming in the wonderful infinity pool, or just watching TV in your room. For your stay in Tagaytay, hotel rates at The Oriental Tagaytay are a great deal for the quality of service you’ll be receiving. To check rooms and availability, book online through their website.