I live at Taguig- often heralded as the shopping and dining destination of the national capital region. Indeed, this city is like Singapore with its snazzy high life living. One often forgets that this is but a bubble in the rest of agricultural Philippines. The fast faced life however frizzes my hair and I often escape to Tagayatay a few times a month to wind down and reconnect with my roots. My favorite destination at this chilly city is Cafe Voila
Word of warning: TripAdvisor is riddled with odd reviews calling this place over rated and over priced. Hardly true. With average prices of 250+ you would get a massive plate displayed like art work. P250 is the price you’d pay for 2pc chicken and a tired burger at Jollibee. So think twice before letting superficial reviews deter you from enjoying a great view of pines while sipping your fusion Vietnamese coffee as you nibble on succulent satay.
Here’s the menu
I adhere to a strictly keto diet and thankfully this restaurant carries a menu that nurtures such a selective appetite. There’s lean protein dishes galore including the ribs, bulalo and tender beef steak. Just one item off the rack is enough to have you walk away contented. I’d watch the signature drinks though- many are quite sweet.
I visited Cafe Voila this October after COVID pandemic measures relaxed. Nonetheless, the courteous staff stringently observed health protocols including distancing, spray down with antiviral fog and extreme sanitation. I felt safe- as I’ve always had visiting this place for the upteenth time.
When visiting Tagaytay, I often stay at Vista Lodge or Escala. Truly relaxing hotels with great amenities. I then rush to Cafe Voila come lunch or dinner time. The taste never gets old and the place feels just like home.