Great Mornings Cafe is a cafe at Ayala Malls Serin in Tagaytay.

Great Mornings Cafe: Delightful No Matter the Time of Day

My favorite meal of the day is breakfast. While other meals are just as great, there’s just nothing as comforting as good ol’ tapsilog and a cup of good coffee. So places that serve breakfast all day is always good in my book. Great Mornings Cafe in Tagaytay is definitely one of those places. You …

Sulyap Gallery Cafe, Restaurant and Boutique Hotels is located in San Pablo, Laguna.

In Focus: Sulyap Gallery Cafe in San Pablo, Laguna

It happens with such frequency in this country that we hardly get shocked anymore: historical buildings being torn down unceremoniously, heritage sites giving way to modern infrastructure, cultural landmarks being photobombed by the dullest, most unaesthetic mounds of concrete. It’s sickening. The dereliction and destruction that the physical evidence of our history and culture are …

Mr. Kimchi Tagaytay offers unlimited samgyeopsalamat and other Korean meals with a great view of the Taal Lake and Taal Volcano.

Mr. Kimchi Tagaytay Offers an Indulgent Treat for the Senses

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary last week. And this meant that, apart from the obvious, we had a good reason to stuff our faces. Although eating out is the one luxury we frequently allow ourselves to give in to, we go easy on buffets and other unlimited-food offerings because we find them excessive, …

The facade of Barista Loft in Tagaytay

Barista Loft: A Cool Coffice Spot in Tagaytay

Working remotely gives you the freedom to work practically anywhere. But the Philippines isn’t really an ideal spot for remote workers due to several factors, including slow-as-a-tortoise internet speed, coffee prices at coffee shops and more. We lucked out in finding Barista Loft in Tagaytay, though. Where to find Barista Loft This quaint cafe can …

One of the paintings at Balai Ma-Yi

Balai Ma-yi: Our Go-to Cafe in Tagaytay

We’ve celebrated two birthdays here (mine and my husband’s — on different years), so it’s quite surprising that we’ve never written about our experience about Balai Ma-Yi. It was called Java Jazz Cafe when we first saw it along Tagaytay-Calamba Road. We were looking for a new place to visit as we’ve grown tired of …

The facade of Ribchon Tagaytay

Ribchon Tagaytay is a Haven for Meat Lovers

“Oh, there’s nothing to see there,” I tell my husband (and myself internally) whenever we try to decide whether we’d take Mahogany Avenue instead of the other way we always take to get to my parents’. One day, we veered away from the usual. But it’s not like we’ve never gone that road before. We …

lime and basil thai restaurant near tagaytay city

Ample Delights at Lime and Basil, a Thai Restaurant Near Tagaytay

Our daughter recently turned six, and because Tagaytay is becoming a favorite place of ours, we celebrated her birthday there. With such busy schedules, we got around to looking for a place for the simple celebration at the last minute. Luckily, we picked a good one: Lime and Basil Thai Restaurant. Where is Lime and …

Jeon Ju Bab's specialty bibimbap

Jeonju Bab Is a Must-Try Korean Restaurant in Tagaytay’s Fora Mall

Recently, in one of our little family’s semi-frequent visits to Tagaytay, we discovered this new, unassuming Korean restaurant called Jeonju Bab. I say “discovered” because even though it’s located in Fora, the chilly city’s new and fairly big and easily accessible mall, it’s at the back portion of the commercial complex, an area you wouldn’t …

Go Thai Bistro: Zing, Spice And Everything Nice

It was our second time at Go Thai Bistro, and we finally thought to take photos. I guess that already sums up our experience at this little restaurant in Lipa City, nestled behind Big Ben Complex. The food is so good, you’d find it hard to remember to document what you’re having. Now, you forget …

Samgyupsalamat Tagaytay: Korean BBQ Goodness and a Nice View

Last month, we celebrated my wife’s birthday at Samgyupsalamat in Tagaytay. We’d planned to spend the day at the beach, as is usual for us when there is a family occasion (the planning to go to the beach, that is, and not the actual going to the beach), but her sister suggested we try the …