Ditch the Crowd: 7 Underrated Cozy Cafes Near Tagaytay Worth the Detour

They’re IG-worthy too!
by | March 01, 2024

Tagaytay has long been a popular getaway for people wanting to take a breath of fresh air away from the city. A mere two hours away from Metro Manila, Tagaytay boasts of a majestic view of Taal Volcano, with restaurants and cafes overlooking the Taal Lake. But it’s no secret that it can become overcrowded, especially during the weekends and holidays. If you find yourself caught in the city’s infamous rush, these underrated chill cafes near Tagaytay center lets you ditch the crowd and sip your drinks in peace.


L’equestria Cafe and Restaurant

Location: 0950 Le Amuyong-Kaytitinga Rd. Kaytitinga III Alfonso, Cavite

Take your palette on a trip around the world by visiting L’equestria Cafe and Restaurant. This place spoils foodies with many options – from Asian, Eastern, and Western cuisines! Aside from this, you do not have to worry about taking aesthetic foodstagram photos because every corner is IG-worthy. L’equestria also has a boutique filled with trinkets and clothes designed by the owner and a classical dressage center behind the restaurant.


D’ Attique Cafe

Location: Farm Hills Garden, Brgy. Ulat, Silang, Cavite

Who says you can’t have biryani and coffee together? D’ Attique says you definitely can. Tucked deep inside the town of Silang, this cafe is where modern themes and nature blend. Formerly known as Attique de Bella, this relaunched cafe is located inside Farm Hills Garden – Silang, where a beautiful line of pine trees welcomes all patrons.



Location: Abagatan ti Manila – Amuyong, Alfonso, Cavite

Coffee, tea, cakes, snacks, and adorable waddling ducks – you name it, Kape’an has it! Less than five minutes from Twin Lakes Tagaytay, Kape’an is a place full of natural wonders, with its pond filled with ducks and gigantic trees hovering over the cafe. Bonus for those on a budget: All drinks are less than PHP 200!


Mountain Brew Coffee Shop

Location: Nasugbu-Ternate Highway, Ternate, Philippines

One of the best spots to sip coffee while admiring the captivating greeneries of upland Cavite and Batangas is at Mountain Brew Coffee Shop. A bit farther from Tagaytay (but still worth a try), this homey cafe made up of bamboo and recycled wood will surely make you fall in love with life in the province. They offer homemade meals and affordable coffee and non-coffee drinks, perfect for a big family or barkada looking for a place to hang out.


Hidden Charm Cafe and Restaurant


Location: Kastila Road, Silang, Philippines

Getting a caffeine fix and a food coma is the norm once you visit is the Hidden Charm Cafe’s not-so-hidden charm. Ten minutes near Tagaytay’s city proper, this restaurant cafe has delectable food options – from classic Pinoy ulam favorites and Italian delicacies paired with your go-to coffee drink.


Cafe Enrique

Location: Mangas St, Alfonso, Philippines

Delicious food plus good ambiance equals a perfect dining experience – this is Cafe Enrique’s foodie equation. Although they have a branch in Tagaytay, their Alfonso cafe is 30 minutes from Tagaytay’s city proper, making it a suitable alternative when the lines are too long. The choices in their menu are enough to satisfy any (or all) of your cravings – from salads to samgyupsal and lattes to cocktails.


The White Dome Cafe

Location: Lot 5 Block 58 Washington Avenue, Royale Tagaytay Estates, Alfonso, Cavite

If you are looking for a unique and aesthetic coffee shop, visit The White Dome Cafe’s IG-worthy geodesic dome. This cafe near Tagaytay city center is a romantic, solemn spot most suitable for couples and families. They also offer a variety of comfort foods perfectly combined with your favorite coffee drink.


Which of these cafes near Tagaytay will you try first?

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