The food scene in Tagaytay is brimming with new and exciting cafes that push the boundaries of aesthetics and concepts to new heights! These cafes bring a variety of elements to the table, including international culture, latte art, and vibrant interiors.

/ 24 April 2022

*Disclaimer: These are not sponsored

Kuuma Kaakao Kaffe

No need to wait until Christmas to enjoy a dish of puto bumbong because Kuuma Kaakao Kaffe provides them all year round, along with other traditional Pinoy kakanin and merienda. With its hearty Pinoy menu, which can be enjoyed with a cup of their traditional hot chocolate, a visit to our indigenous cafe will bring back warm childhood memories. The view from the cafe is really breathtaking! If you’re thinking of taking your mother and Titas out on a date, this picturesque bistro will be perfect.


Cafe Yama

Hours of operation are Tuesdays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.


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The idea of eating Japanese food when visiting Tagaytay is not something that comes to mind immediately, but this new cafe at Crosswinds will convince you otherwise. Whether you’re hankering for Japanese cuisine or simply longing for Japan, you’ll experience the same emotions at Cafe Yama. There are traditional lanterns and murals decorating the newly-opened spot; if you don’t want to dine at the main restaurant, you can opt for a more scenic view from one of their mini gazebos perched on the hillside. Make yourself comfortable and warm with a bowl of udon or ramen, which start at Php545.


16th Cent Koffie

Hours of operation: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.


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16th Cent Koffie, which was formerly located at The Observatory, has recently relocated to Zer Franco Bed and Breakfast, where you may take in a panoramic view of Tagaytay from the comfort of your room. When you don’t have a place to stay in the city yet, you can kill two birds with one stone! Beginning at Php100, this scenic cafe provides a variety of coffee and non-coffee-based beverages, as well as a selection of refreshing smoothies that are excellent for beating the summer heat. For those planning a party or event in Tagaytay, 16th Cent Koffie also provides a mobile cafe service. More information can be found on Facebook and Instagram.