The holidays are almost here, and many people are looking to spend some quality time with their loved ones before the year ends. Whether for a quick one-day trip or a complete weekend getaway, the summer capital of the south offers an exceptional experience that the whole family can enjoy.
Located two hours south of Manila, the city of Tagaytay has always been one of the most visited cities in the Philippines. Apart from the chilly weather all year round, Tagaytay is home to many establishments that offer a magnificent view of the Taal volcano, which is perfect for your Instagram feeds.
Apart from the picturesque view, Tagaytay City is also a gastronomical destination, filled with restaurants and cafes that complement the view of Taal. These establishments will not only amaze your eyes with the majestic scenery but will also fill your tummies with the best food that Tagaytay has to offer, making them instagrammable.
So, if you are already planning a Tagaytay staycation with Taal view, here are some of the best Instagram-worthy restaurants that you can visit that the whole family will enjoy.
Bag of Beans
Bag of Beans is already a household name across tourists and locals and is considered a must-visit place when you are in the city. Three of their five branches provide an overlooking view of the Taal volcano. This restaurant offers delectable international cuisine and all-day breakfast options.
Café Voi La
The name of the restaurant is a play on words of the French term “voila,” which means “here is/there are,” and the Vietnamese word “boi la,” which means “to cook with leaves.” Located at Crosswinds Tagaytay, the dazzling architecture, partnered with succulent fusion dishes, makes Café Voi La a must-visit place for many.
Derived from the Negrense term that means “big house,” Balay Dako resembles a Filipino-Spanish colonial villa with a breathtaking view of Taal. The restaurant is situated in one of the major road networks in the city, and its menu focuses on native Filipino dishes. They operate on a first-come-first-served basis, so you can go there early to enjoy an exclusive dining area on the balcony overlooking Taal.
Don Limone Napa Grill
Although this restaurant does not offer a view of the volcano, its lush greeneries and from the outdoors to the restaurant’s interior are enough to make you feel like you’re in vineyards and wineries in Napa Valley. Don Limone offers fresh Californian cuisine with locally sourced ingredients.
Memory Lane Country Diner
Memory Lane Country Diner will transport you back to the past with its retro-style interior and American colonial architecture. Its retro-inspired atmosphere is an excellent and picturesque addition to anyone’s Instagram feed.
Memory Lane Country Diner is owned and operated by Jolina Magdangal, named after one of her albums. They offer home-cooked meals and specialties such as sinigang na lechon, Tagaytay bulalo and adobong kangkong. You can also enjoy delicious desserts on their menu, like red velvet cupcakes or American halo-halo.
The Purple Owl
This restaurant is perfect if you are looking for an instagrammable place that caters for celebrations. Their in-house design team can transform the space into any theme that the customer specifies. You will also have the power to make your menu served by Mrs. Gee’s Kitchen. The Purple Owl requires customers to make reservations at least two days in advance for preparations.
These restaurants, partnered with SMDC Wind Residences Tagaytay staycation, will give you an unparalleled experience when you visit the city. And if you want to know more about other Instagram-worthy restaurants you can visit, check this infographic from Staycation Tagaytay.