The cold never bothered us, anyway.
When the smoldering degrees of Manila gets too much this summer, beat the heat and hit the road to Tagaytay. With a lot of one-of-a-kind restaurants to its name, plenty of dishes earn the destination’s claim to fame. When you’ve got your bulalo fix and that mandatory cup of joe in the cold weather, it’s time to hit the last course of the meal: dessert.
Check out some dessert places that Tagaytay has to offer, tried and tested!
Tsokolateria – Silang Crossing East
From the Happy Concept restaurant group, Tsokolateria is the place for chocolate lovers! They serve chocolate-infused dishes such as pasta, risotto, desserts, and of course, tsokolate ah! This is their 2nd branch, first one is in Baguio.
Concha’s Garden Cafe – various branches
Concha’s Garden is an offbeat garden-inspired restaurant and one of Tagaytay’s best kept secret restaurants serving classic and well-loved Filipino dishes.
Cafe Carmencita – Brgy. Kaybagal South
Cafe Carmencita is a beautiful and homey cafe set in a residential home that serves ‘home-goodness dining and desserts’. The Filipino-Spanish fusion menu includes a number of hot and house specialty dishes, pasta, cakes and coffee.
La Creperie – Twin Lakes
La Creperie is a French-inspired cafe specializing in dessert crepes and savoury galettes. Must-tries include the Mango Hazelnut au Chocolat Crepe, Mango Peach Nutella, Apple Crisp a la Mode and Provencale.
The Original Buko Pie – Santa Rosa – Tagaytay Road
You don’t mess with the OG. Among the many favorites, The Original Buko Pie stands the test of time, serving the freshest buko pies known to the area. Unlike other buko pie chains around, they keep their branches limited to two, reserving their quality.
No reservations accepted
Santa Rosa-Tagaytay Road, 4118 Silang, Cavite
(0927) 521 0125
Crazytella – Everest Sky Pitch
Crazytella of The Yard Underground, is a Nutella-themed dessert stall offering various dessert options served in your own, customized Nutella jar. They also just recently released their Smoresicles in three flavors – Hazelnut Truffle, Peanut Butter, and Choco Chip.
Bag of Beans – multiple branches
Bag of Beans is a big, rustic and cozy cafe and restaurant in Tagaytay that serves American-Asian fusion dishes specializing in homemade savory pies, breads and proudly local coffee.
Xurreria Cafe – Everest Sky Pitch
Xurreria’s is a food stall at South StrEAt that serves churros that come in varieties like candy-sprinkled churros, chocolate-filled churros, churros a la mode, and more.
1st Colonial – Magallanes Square Hotel
1st Colonial is a modern Filipino restaurant that specializes in traditional Bikolano dishes. For dessert, they have their very own sili ice cream and other unique flavors like calamansi, gabi, malunggay, pipino, and kamote.
Also featured here: 14 Late Night Tagaytay Restaurants Still Open Past Midnight
Greg’s Fruitcakery – Twin Lakes
Greg’s Fruitcakery is a cafe slash bakery known for its freshly-baked bread and gourmet cakes. They’re mostly known for their Fruitcake, but other best-sellers include Chocolate Mango Caramel Praline Brittle, Dinner Buns, and Piecaken, a triple-layered cake made of Brookie base, New York Cheesecake, and Red Velvet, topped with cream cheese frosting.
Mekong Cuisine – Destination Hotel
Mekong Cuisine is an Asian-inspired restaurant that actually serves different cuisines from countries like the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, and more. For dessert, try the mochi and Mekong halo-halo.
Cafe Voi La – Iruhin Crosswinds
Cafe Voi La is an Asian-inspired getaway restaurant conceptualized by owner, Ica Sebastian. The name is coined after the term ‘boi la’ which means to cook with leaves, and also taken from ‘Voila’, an expression often heard in magic shows. Read our full feature here.
Don Limone – Mendez Crossing East
Don Limone is a tucked-away Mediterranean-inspired restaurant that surprisingly specializes in cheesecakes.
Also read: 16 New Cheesecakes to Fall In Love With
The Wicked Waffle – Chateau Beatrice
The Wicked Waffle is a breakfast and dessert place that serves homemade sweet and savory pancakes and waffles. They also have a wide variety of other breakfast options.
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