Your Guide to Tagaytay’s Must-Try Breakfast Spots for Morning Getaways

These are your go-to breakfast places in Tagaytay.

Waking up in sticky, humid Manila weather is hard enough, and sometimes, all you really need is a quick escape from the hustle and bustle of the city – over some great coffee, of course. Luckily, Tagaytay’s got us covered on breakfast places that make the two-hour trip south of Manila worth the wait and your spontaneous weekend mornings a whole lot sweeter.

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Chilly weather? Check. Great scenery? Check. Homemade candied bacon? Yes please. Quick warning, this list just might get you setting those alarm clocks ASAP.

Taza Fresh Table – Taal Vista Hotel

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Taza Fresh Table is an Italian-Mediterranean farm-to-table restaurant, whose name came from the Arabic word ‘taaza’ meaning ‘fresh’. It is Taal Vista Hotel’s newest restaurant, offering garden-inspired dishes with a scenic view of the Taal Volcano and Taal Lake. It’s for people who have a good eye for sustainable, high-quality ingredients. It’s not for people who are looking for grab-and-go junk food for the road. We recommend the French Toast, Chicken Waffles, Homemade Bacon, and Alugbati Salad. Our insider tip is to avail of their breakfast buffet which is just 300 pesos extra if you have an overnight accommodation at Taal Vista Hotel.

Reservations are accepted
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Taal Vista Hotel, Kilometer 60, Aguinaldo Highway, Tagaytay
(046) 413-0000

Buon Giorno! – Twin Lakes

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Buon Giorno, which means ‘good day’, is an Italian restaurant that aims to make your days better with their authentic Italian comfort food. It has indoor and al fresco dining options, where you can enjoy the beautiful Tagaytay weather and a view of Taal Lake. It’s for people who want a nice Italian meal without hurting the pockets. It’s not for diners craving for bulalo soup to keep their bellies warm when up in Tagaytay. We recommend the Buttermilk Pancakes, Salmon Risotto, Benedict Buon Giorno and Bruschetta. Our insider tip is try to get a reservation for the coveted ‘Opium Bed’ table.

Reservations are accepted
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Twin Lakes, Tagaytay-Nasugbu Hwy,Tagaytay

Tsokolateria – Silang

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From the Happy Concept restaurant group, Tsokolateria is an enchanting place for chocolate lovers! They serve chocolate-infused dishes such as pasta, risotto, desserts, and of course, tsokolate ah! It’s for people who don’t mind a little sweetness in the morning. It’s not for those watching their sugar. We recommend their Tablea Champorado, Spicy Tuyo with Bitter Cacao, and Tsoko Mallows. Our insider tip is to bring home a Tablea Sampler Surprise, a box of shot glasses filled to the brim with chocolate mixed with chili, cream, herbs, oranges, and more.

Reservations are accepted
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The Boutique Bed and Breakfast, 45 Aguinaldo Highway Silang Crossing East, Tagaytay
(046) 413 1798

Java Jazz Coffee Shop – Tagaytay-Calamba Road

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Java Jazz Coffee is a bed & breakfast, quaint cafe and art gallery. It’s for people who love Instagram-worthy interiors and appreciate indie, local art. It’s not for diners who prefer the typical Starbucks-looking cafe. We recommend their Kapeng Pinoy, Tsokolate-Eh and homemade pastries. Our insider tip is to get the low-lying tables and banigs for a picnic-style breakfast experience.

Reservations are accepted
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442 Tagaytay-Calamba Road, Sungay West, Tagaytay
(0917) 483-7399

Cafe Voi La – Crosswinds

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Cafe Voi-La is a bright Asian fusion restaurant with colorful Instagram-worthy interiors located in Crosswinds, Tagaytay. It is a quickly rising one-of-a-kind concept by Ica Sebastian, who took its name from ‘boi la’ which means ‘to cook with leaves’ in Hoi An, Vietnam. It’s for people who appreciate the intricacies of Asian dining, spices and all. It’s not for people looking for a basic sandwich or croissant with coffee. We recommend the Chicken Satay, Thai Pomelo Salad, Garlic Beef Tapa and Salted Caramel Cheesecake. Our insider tip is to make reservations for weekends as the place gets easily packed. Read more about this place here.

Reservations are accepted
Iruhin Crosswinds, Tagaytay
(0905) 331-4457

Qiwellness Living – Aguinaldo Highway

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Photo from @qiwellnessliving

Qiwellness Living is an Asian fusion teahouse, a bathhouse, and spa destination. It is inspired by centuries-old architecture, cuisine, and healing practices of China, combined with modern design, culinary techniques, and advances in wellness. The tea house offers a la carte menu as well as a ‘yin & yang’ degustation menu that changes with the season and would require an advanced reservation of 48-hours.

Reservations are recommended
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Aguinaldo Highway, Brgy. Maharlika East, Tagaytay
+63 917 522-6969

Chateau Hestia – Silang

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Chateau Hestia is a charming, country-style home restaurant that brings European flavors with a scenic view of lush greens. It offers years of curated recipes from Austrian native, Johannes Zehethofer’s worldly travels. Taken from Greek goddess Hestia who made sure the fire of Olympus never died out, it makes sure that their customer’s experience never dies out as well. It’s for people looking for an intimate, Instagram-worthy dining escape in the heart of nature’s finest views. It’s not for people who can’t stand having no signal or wifi. We recommend the Baked Crusted Salmon, Italian Cheese Platter, Chicken Ala Kiev, and Pumpkin Soup. Our insider tip is to book this place for special, private events as they gladly accommodate romantic set-ups for marriage proposals and the like.

Reservations are accepted
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J. Hernandez St. Purok 5, Bukal, near Tagaytay, Silang, Cavite
(0929) 711-3289

Cecil’s Cafe – Santa Rosa-Tagaytay Road

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Cecil’s Cafe is a humble spot for beloved home-cooked food and freshly-baked pastries and desserts. It’s for either small gatherings for the family or a titas morning out. It’s not for couples who want to try a lot of dishes due to the serving sizes. We recommend the Chinese lumpia, vegetable lasagna, and the sans rival. Our insider tip, make a home shopping trip on the side with their Victorian-inspired silverware for sale.

Reservations are accepted
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CVI Building, ATI Complex, Puting Kahoy, Santa Rosa-Tagaytay Road, Tagaytay
(0949) 353-8995

The Wild Juan – Tagaytay Nasugbu Highway

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The Wild Juan is a bed and breakfast Filipino-Western restaurant serving Southern comfort food. Its cool, laidback ambience gives you a feel of home with a great view. Their Western take on well-loved Filipino dishes (and vice versa) perfectly complement their selection of local beers. It’s for diners looking for a chill spot to enjoy heavy feasts and good beer. It’s not for people who don’t like Filipino food. We recommend the Adobo Flakes, Pulled Pork Sisig, and Gumbulalo. Our insider tip is to book an overnight accommodation at their place, which would already include your breakfast meal for free.

Reservations are accepted
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Tagaytay Ridge, Km 68 Tagaytay Nasugbu Highway, Tagaytay
(0915) 432-4196

Cafe Carmencita – Aguinaldo Highway

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Photo from @ohohleo_ph

Authentic to its homey vibe, Cafe Carmencita is actually a family-owned house with a built-in cafe serving comfort food and desserts that will remind you of your grandmother’s cooking. It’s for people looking for intimate family gatherings or romantic breakfast dates. It’s not for people who want wide coffee selections and a modern, city-like ambience. We recommend the Chicken Pie, Mom’s Beef Stew, and Chocolate Turtle Cake (especially when paired with coffee). Our insider tip is to bring insect repellent as the area, being really close to the outdoors, could make you prone to mosquito bites.

Reservations are accepted
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Aguinaldo Highway Brgy. Kaybagal South, Tagaytay
(0917) 588-7913

The Lake District – Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway

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The Lake District is a new restaurant and drinking lounge built with urban-industrial interiors that complement the cool winds and picturesque view of Tagaytay. The kitchen offers modern Western cuisine by Chef Francis Tolentino, who also co-owns and heads the recently opened Unit 27 Apartment Bar + Cafe in BGC.

Reservations are accepted
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Maharlika West, Tagaytay – Nasugbu Highway, Tagaytay
+63 46 413-4186

Marcia Adams’ – J.P. Rizal St.

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Marcia Adams’ is a tucked-away Tuscany-inspired garden restaurant that serves Mediterranean dishes prepared by owner Marcia. It’s for casual lunches and romantic dinner dates. Reserve the sunset lounge for a majestic Tagaytay sunset view.

Reservations are required
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JP Rizal St., Bgy. Sikat, Alfonso, Cavite, Tagaytay
+63 917 801-1456

Green Olive Cafe – Sta. Rosa Road

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The Green Olive Cafe is a modern international board game cafe that serves garden-inspired dishes made with fresh, local ingredients. Apart from all day breakfast, you could enjoy your board game sessions over a scenic view of the rolling hills of Tagaytay. It’s for friends and families who enjoy active get-togethers with great food. It’s not for solo diners who want a quiet, undisturbed breakfast. We recommend their Cafe Supreme, Bacon & Eggs Waffles, and Gourmet Tapa. Our insider tip is to check out their bake shop for fresh homemade pastries you could easily take with you.

Reservations are recommended
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San Francisco St., Sta. Rosa Road, Tagaytay
(0917) 850-4273

Concha’s Garden Cafe – Silang

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Concha’s Garden Cafe is a cozy, Spanish-Filipino style restaurant located in a quaint garden. The place offers a relaxing experience thanks to their home-inspired dishes passed from generation to generation, reflected in how the owner, Gemma, aptly named the restaurant after her grandmother, her culinary mentor. It’s for families and amigas looking for a hearty breakfast by the gardens without sacrificing the feel of home. It’s not for diners who can’t stand spaces that could easily feel crowded or tight. We recommend Bagoong Rice, Concha’s Old Fashioned Ensaymada, and Concha’s Spicy Beef Adobo Ribs. Our insider tip is to check out their nipa huts and wooden swing by the garden for a more unique, al fresco breakfast experience. Read our full feature here.

Reservations are accepted
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Richland Estate 1, Sta. Rosa Tagaytay Road, Brgy. Puting Kahoy, Silang, Cavite
(0906) 922-4939

Narra Hill Tagaytay – Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway

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Narra Hill is a bed and breakfast, and an events venue perfect for a quick vacation, an out-of-city wedding and other special celebrations. They have 4 beautiful rooms available for booking strictly via Airbnb. 

Reservations are required (via Airbnb)
Narra Hill, Laurel, Batangas
+63 917 523-3939 (B&B) / +63 917 811-3739 (Wedding & Events)

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