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.
Also read: Top 10 Most Loved Restaurants in Tagaytay this month!
Check out some dessert places that Tagaytay has to offer, tried and tested!
Tous Les Jours – Ayala Malls Serin
Tous Les Jours a French-Asian Bakery, meaning of ‘EVERYDAY’, serves a unique selection of bakery goods and beverages made with the highest quality ingredients from South Korea. If you’re up for an early breakfast date, get that baguette and share it with bae Lady and the Tramp style.
Notable desserts they offer: Sweet Red Bean Bun (₱78), Dulce de Leche Cake (₱1,198), Macaron de Paris in 5 flavors (₱48 each), and Mini Castella (₱98)
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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.
Notable desserts they offer: Pinoy Tsokolate-ah Fondue (₱140 - ₱300 depending on what you're going to dip), Frozen - Hot Tsoko (₱240)
Chateau Hestia – J. Hernandez St.
Chateau Hestia brings forth a European dining experience in a country-style home surrounded with lush greens. It offers years of curated recipes from Austrian native, Johannes Zehethofer’s worldly travels. Just like the Greek goddess of the Hearth, Hestia, who made sure the fire of Olympus never died out, Chateau Hestia ensures that customer experience also never dies out.
Notable desserts they offer: Kaiser Schmarrn (₱315 for Petite), Panna Cotta (₱195), and Basque-style Burnt Cheesecake
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.
Notable desserts they offer: Sansrival, Red Velvet Cake (₱165/slice), and Concha's Kamoteng Turon (₱100)
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.
Notable desserts they offer: Crepe Brulee with Strawberry and Banana (₱235), Mille Crepes Cake (₱185/slice)
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
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.
Notable desserts they offer: Blueberry Cheesecake (₱175), Apple Pie ala Mode (₱195), and Panna Cotta (₱130)
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.
Recommended desserts: Gold's Piecaken (₱130), Nanaimo Bars (₱40), and Dutch Apple Streusel (₱180)
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.
Notable desserts they offer: Salted Caramel Cheesecake (₱215/slice), Apple Crumble (₱215/slice), Souffle (₱185), Black Sticky Rice with Taro (₱195)
Don Limone – Mendez Crossing East
Don Limone is a tucked-away Mediterranean-inspired restaurant that surprisingly specializes in cheesecakes.
Notable cheesecake flavors they offer: Chocolate Supreme, Pina-Passionfruit, Limoncello, and Tiramisu
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.
Notable sweet waffle flavors they offer: Dulce de Leche Ala Mode (₱130), Banana Hazelnut (₱80), Speculoos Cookie Butter (₱95), Matcha Green Tea (₱80)
Balay Dako – Nasugbu-Tagaytay Rd
A 3-story Filipino restaurant overlooking Taal Lake, Balay Dako is a restaurant that offers familiar family-friendly Filipino dishes perfect for sharing on an early weekend morning.
Notable desserts they offer: Halo-Halo ni Antonio (₱250), Dulce Gatas at Manticado (₱150), Turon con Tikoy at Ube (₱185)
Mr and Mrs Cupcakes – Magallanes Square
The first dessert buffet in Tagaytay, at Mr. and Mrs. Cupcakes, you’re sure to satisfy your sweet tooth through a wide variety of sweets from cupcakes to sansrival.
Notable desserts they offer: Sansrival, Death by Chocolate, Crinkles, Blueberry Tart, and Egg Tart
Dreamland Arts & Crafts Cafe – Purok 157
Dreamland Arts & Crafts Cafe offers up a variety of breakfast classics and homegrown comfort food in no doubt eye-catching and colorful interiors.
Notable desserts they offer: DIY Nutella Smores Delight (₱185 for sharing), Ali's Cheesecake Tower (₱300), and Indie Greentea Affogato (₱125)
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