For Mother’s Day, Take Your Mom on a Tita Date at These Stunning Garden Restaurants

Enjoy some quality time with mom.
by | May 04, 2021

Comfort — that’s the first thing that comes into mind when we think of our moms. Mother’s Day is fast approaching and if you haven’t planned anything yet, we’ve got you covered. Here are some stunning garden restaurants within and near the Metro that would make any plantita mom swoon while having servings of comfort food:


Burrow Café

Aside from the lush greenery surrounding this picturesque café, the experience of going there alone is an adventure already as it is underground. Just like how Alice found Wonderland, you have to go deep into the ground to enter it – 95 steps down to be exact. Burrow Café serves seasonal menu, with Black Rice Suman à la Mode and Lechon Gising-Gising as their popular dishes. They also have a selection of pizzas and pasta, as well as vegan choices.

Burrow Café is open for al fresco dining via reservation. Find more details here.

Location: 113 Beverly Hills Ave, Beverly Hills Subdivision, Antipolo, Rizal


Antonio’s Tagaytay

Nestled in a Spanish-colonial-style house in Tagaytay, Antonio’s provides comfort both from its food and ambiance, which has become something patrons keep coming back to when in the cool city. You can book a reservation for up to two months in advance.

Antonio’s is open from Tuesday to Sunday to serve lunch and dinner. Just a reminder: guests are required to come in smart casual clothing when dining. Find more details here.

Location: Purok 138, Baranga Neogan, Tagaytay City


Maria Luisa’s Garden Room

Yup, it’s possible to find a quaint hideaway right in the middle of a busy central business district in Makati. Built by a group of plant lovers in 1957, Maria Luisa’s Garden Room is an exclusive café for members (and their guests) of the Makati Garden Club.  The café serves gourmet French-Scandinavian dishes that are made even better with the intimate dining experience. Club membership is only P1,200 per year!

Maria Luisa’s is open from Monday to Sunday from 11AM-9PM. Find more details here.

Location: Recoletos, Makati 1226 Kalakhang Maynila


Rustic Mornings by Isabelo Garden

If your mom’s the type to enjoy a nice brunch, Rustic Mornings by Isabelo Garden is one of the best places for this meal. Owned by Chef Portia Baluyut Magsino, Rustic Mornings started as a private restaurant in 2009 with “Isabelo Garden”, serving homegrown specialties inspired by her grandmother. In 2012, she opened Rustic Mornings and it’s become a popular breakfast place in the Metro since. Fun fact: the restaurant is actually a part of their ancestral home.

Rustic Mornings is open from 8AM-4PM on weekdays and 8AM-9PM on weekends. Find more details here.

Location: 11 Isabelo Mendoza St. San Roque, Marikina City





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For a trip back in time, visit the walled city of Intramuros to experience world-class dining at Ilustrado. Aside from its restaurant that features Hispanic-inspired interiors, Ilustrado also has a Spanish garden courtyard that would make you feel like you just traveled back to the old world while enjoying servings of house favorites such as Paella Illustrado, Lengua consetas, and Callos Madrilena.

Ilustrado is open daily, from 9AM to 7PM. To reserve a table, send a message to their Facebook page.

Location: 744 General Luna St, Intramuros, Manila, 1002 Metro Manila



Café Ysabel

Located in the heart of San Juan City, Café Ysabel is set in an old Spanish-Filipino home built around 1919. Since its opening in 1982, this restaurant has become one of the most romantic destinations in the metro serving Filipino and European cuisine, with an expansive menu of over 100 dishes.

Café Ysabel is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11:00AM – 8:00PM. Find more details here.

Location: 175 M. Paterno St. Brgy. Pasadena St. San Juan City


Marcia Adams


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Tucked in the boundary between Tagaytay and Cavite, Marcia Adams is a rustic garden restaurant that opened in 2010 to serve home-cooked Mediterranean cuisine. Inspired by Italian farmhouses in Tuscany, this secret garden in the south is worth the short drive from the city. It also doubles as a great venue for intimate weddings!

Marcia Adams is open every day from 11 AM to 8 PM except Saturdays. Find more details here.

Location: Sikat Road, Alfonso 4123 Cavite


Sonya’s Garden

Surrounded by thick hibiscus shrubs, hydrangeas, and various plants, Sonya’s Garden is a go-to in Tagaytay for some heartwarming dishes. Aside from its restaurant, Sonya’s is also a popular bed and breakfast, perfect for when you plan on staying for the weekend. The produce used in their dishes is grown in-house, which you can also explore after dining.

Location: Barangay Buck Estate, Alfonso, Cavite


Have you visited other garden restaurants within and/or near the Metro? Share with us below!

When she’s not writing, Ina’s busy curating playlists that will save her when words don’t work, reading, annoying her cat, or thinking of her next meal.

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