Easy to spot because it's right along the highway, Coffee Bean has a store where they sell their yummy breads and a garden-style dining room downstairs.
We had breakfast there and had their special omelette with a side of bacon and their bread.
Dining here for the third time I knew what to expect in terms of food.
Sonya's Garden specialties include homemade pasta with a choice of two sauces...white sauce with chicken and a hint of mango and a red sauce with sun dried tomatoes. You get a pitcherful of freshly squeezed dalandan (local citrus that's a cross between an orange and lime), a huge bowl of salad greens with their special dressing, and small bowls of fruit, nuts, and other stuff you can put on your pasta.
The food's always the same and although good, I sensed something was missing...in spite of dining in the midst of their garden, I could no longer smell the fragrant rosewater that used to linger in the air from the moment you walked into the garden.
They used to be a small restaurant that people came all the way from Manila for. They have fresh salads, excellent Batangas brewed coffee, and delicious blueberry cheesecake.
What used to be the restaurant is now their store and a new building with a full dining restaurant has been constructed.
The photo is of the ceiling detail in the foyer.
Favorite Dish: Do you know that the alcohol volume of San Miguel light is 5% as compared to Mexican Corona which has only 4.5%? Considering San Miguel is light. I've noticed imported beers have less 5% of alcohol content. It only shows we are beer drinkers. Get a grip westerns!
Favorite Dish: One thing you should remember, never buy hard liquor without a seal. You may end up drinking a fake one. It is very common in the Philippines. Otherwise, settle for beers - the San Miguel Light..taste good.
Sonja lets her guests eat in her greenhouses. She has about 4 greenhouses where she serves food. It allows you to feel as if you're really eating in a garden. Really special & innovative.
In the greenhouse I was at, there was a piano - free for any musically inclined guests to show off their talent. It's a really cozy place, not only to eat but also to stroll around.
Sonja erected harems like this one here all over her garden. It makes you feel really dreamy, and the explosion of colors from the blooming flowers all around you is absolutely fantastic! One can sit in the harem and chat with friends or even play board games amidst this fairy-like setting.
At Sonja's Garden they serve lunch & dinner, but at very early hours. Dinner starts from 1600hrs - 1900hrs. Lunch presumably starts from 1100hrs - 1500hrs. The meals are in set menu - Appetizer (Fruits/Salad/Bread), Main course (Pasta with tomato or white sauce with shrimp or chicken) and Desert (Grilled Sweet Potato)
Favorite Dish: Some of the ingredients in the menu are fresh from Sonja's own garden. Rose petals are thrown into the salad. Sounds weird, but tastes rather good actually.
The desert is the best. My favourite. Grilled sweet potatoe soaked in caramel sauce. Heaven!
By the rotunda there are all the usual fast food joints like Chow King, Macdonalds, Jollibee etc. Head for the rotunda if that is what you desire.
a quaint cafe among the dining options in the chic cliffhouse tagaytay complex
Favorite Dish: the brazilian rib ey steak
a nice place to just lounge around and relax and have a light snack or meal and hace a cocktail.
Favorite Dish: the chicharon bulaklak (deep fried pork pancreas)
this starbucks comes with a view of the smallest volcano of the world in the Tagaytay Ridge , the taal volcano in Batangas City.
Colette's is famous for its buko pie. There are many locations that sell it in Tagaytay. This one looked the nicest and the pie was delicious.
Favorite Dish: Buko pie made with coconut filling
Favorite Dish: Four of us like seafood, but Nonoy, strangely enough, doesn't like "tilapia". I need to find out the English word for that fish.
At Aguila Beach resort, the best thing about their canteen is that Naty cooks the food so tasty and appetizing. It's like home cooking.