Tagaytay indeed remains popular among tourists when it comes to choosing a place to visit. It has been known as the second summer capital in the Philippines next to Baguio and this indicates that there is a demand for lodging and leisure slowly coming back.
With its cool, breezy weather that is neither too cold nor too hot, which makes everything a perfect stay, many people say that when you are in Tagaytay you can’t help it but feel comfort like a breath of fresh air away from everything that stresses you out.
Tagaytay never fails to satisfy your wanderlust cravings, whether you’re looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience or just a quick retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life.
You will have the vacation of a lifetime with the many tourist attractions to visit, delicious dishes to eat, and enjoyable experiences not to be missed while enjoying the cool weather.
Who wouldn’t be enthralled by the beauty of Taal Lake, the thrilling rides at Skyranch, or the delicious variety of Bulalo stores?
But little did people know Tagaytay is not just a place where you can get a hot bowl of Bulalo but also a perfect place to get your coffee. Here’s something you should check out and add to your post-pandemic bucket list.
Crosswinds Tagaytay: A Café Spot
Crosswinds Tagaytay is a haven south of Manila located at Iruhin Central, Tagaytay inspired by the architecture of Switzerland. At one of Tagaytay’s highest points, rows of lovely chalets lay serenely on a lush terrain.
Over 20,000 pine trees perfume the property with its sweet scent, further adding to the calm while the music of interweaving winds soothe the senses which makes it perfect for cafes.
Café Voi La
First stop is at Café Voi La, an Asian style cafe where you will feel at home and showered with love with their home-cooked style cuisine in the midst of pines and a pet volcano. Mostly serving southeast Asian cuisine amazing coffee dessert & but of course don’t forget to ask for our steaks and pizzas.
The bright yellow facade of Cafe Voi La spreads out inside the restaurant, with a vibrant collection of mismatched décor and brightly colored furniture. If the bright interior isn’t enough to convince you, then the Asian menu options will be enough! Travel to your favorite Southeast Asian countries, from Massaman’s back ribs to their in-house VoiLa Curry Café.
They are open Monday to Thursday from 8AM to 6PM and Friday to Sunday from 7AM to 7PM.
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Visit this next insta-worthy cafe before everyone else does!
Ruined Project is a fairly new establishment located at the heart of Tagaytay and it is begging to be photographed. The place is decorated with lots of plants, neon signs and bookshelves decorating the industrial space.
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This gorgeous café is adorned with bare concrete walls, wooden furniture, rustic lighting and multiple floor-to-ceiling plants. There is also a balcony area where you can relax, have a coffee, breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the views.
The menu has most of Coffee Project’s favorites, including best-selling coffee items such as Freddo and Ca Phe Sua Da.
They are open Monday to Friday from 8AM to 8PM and Saturday and Sunday from 7AM to 8PM.
Napa at Crosswinds
Inspired by rustic houses in Napa Valley, California, this new café would make you feel like a vineyard owner with its rustic wooden interiors, relaxing ambiance, and picturesque alfresco dining area.
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No wonder everyone wants to see this quaint cafe. The atmosphere makes you feel like you are traveling abroad. The cafe looks like a house with wooden floors, rustic interiors and breathtaking views of the surrounding hills. Everyone wants to see this new hip place and it gets crowded soon. So if you want to enjoy the place, food and take pictures, stop by early.
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Napa gives a extensive variety of dishes to fit each taste, whether it`s a hearty breakfast or a romantic dinner with a tumbler of wine, There are a whole lot of meals, from breakfast plates to pasta and burgers. Drinks consist of each decaffeinated and decaffeinated drinks, in addition to a huge choice of white, pink and rosé wines.
Napa at Crosswinds is open daily from 7 AM to 9 PM.
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As a popular destination for a quick road trip away from the metro, finding a café in Tagaytay that meets your tastes is not difficult. There are simply too many options. These cafés in Crosswinds are definitely worth a visit if you’re seeking for a new low-key café with a beautiful view.
Now coffee dates are just as integral as having Bulalo in Tagaytay. To get to these cafes, It will only take you over an hour to get here from Manila. So If you are looking for a perfect escape, Tagaytay is the way to go.
Which cafe will be your next coffee and chill getaway in Tagaytay?
Visit the official pages of these cafes for more info.
About the Author
Gina Costante is an editorial intern of SubSelfie.com and student of Broadcast Communication in the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.