February 24, 2021
A picturesque view of the Taal Lake, a cool weather to match, and great eats — these are just some of the things that make Tagaytay the perfect go-to for a quick and safe dining getaway just south of the Metro. Indeed, nothing beats al fresco dining in Tagaytay!
Within this haven are mini retreats like Twin Lakes which continues to please families, couples, and friends with the growing local foodie scene. With a direct view of Taal Lake from its refreshing al fresco area, the location offers an unmatched dining experience.
As one of the top Megaworld Lifestyle Malls, Twin Lakes is optimized for the new normal and implements strict health protocols. Visiting the dining spots on this list will ensure your comfort and safety. Plus, it’s a quick break from the hustle and bustle of the city.
So if you’re planning to head down to Tagaytay, here are four dining spots to check out with al fresco dining. From breakfast to desserts — it’s just better to devour them outside with a scenic view.
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If you ask someone where there is al fresco dining in Tagaytay, they will point you to Starbucks Twin Lakes. This branch still offers the same menu as the others all around the Philippines. But what makes it worth visiting is its location.
This Starbucks definitely lives up to its title of “branch with the best view”. It offers an elegant ambiance with sprawling patterned windows, wood accents, and lush greeneries. Try the Mocha Frappuccino, Caramel Macchiato, Peppermint Mocha, White Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake, or just your go-to Starbucks drink and elevate the experience with the breathtaking view of Tagaytay.
Starbucks is located at Twin Lakes, Tagaytay.
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Some places are just worth the drive—and this Swiss chalet inspired restaurant is one of them! La Creperie can easily be found around Manila, but the al fresco dining experience at its Tagaytay branch cannot be replicated.
During your visit, don’t miss out on the opportunity to try their mouth-watering crepes. Sample their Mango Hazelnut au Chocolat crepe or the Gateau Mille Crepe — a 20-layer crepe that comes in flavors like Salted Butter Caramel and Matcha Green Tea. Other delectable meal options include soups and drinks such as hot chocolate and coffee.
La Creperie is located at Twin Lakes, Tagaytay.
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Who hasn’t heard of the famed Bag of Beans Tagaytay? Yes, they also have a branch located at Twin Lakes! Many would consider Bag of Beans a must-visit choice for every trip to Tagaytay for a very good reason — not only does the menu offer fresh brews and a delicious selection of food, but the charming al fresco setting makes it a delightful experience.
On their menu, try the mains like the Grilled Salmon with Mango Salsa and Grilled Pork Spareribs. For coffee lovers who just want to enjoy a fresh brewed cup and magnificent view, take delight in their Refillable House Blend Coffee paired with their best-selling Blueberry Cheesecake.
There are also other delicious food choices such as breakfast meals, local favorites, pancakes, soups, salads, pasta, entreés, Filipino specialties, pies, and desserts.
Bag of Beans is located at Twin Lakes, Tagaytay.
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For those who pay close attention to aesthetics when dining, there’s no other al fresco spot in Tagaytay than the Purple Beetle Cafe.
This coffee shop is adorned with brick-lined counters, artsy painted walls, and colorful furniture. The counter is even designed with a Beetle car and there is a colorful van parked outside — perfect for Instagram photos! Upon stepping in, you’ll feel as if you are transported to a vintage diner in the ’70s.
Here, you get to bonding with your loved ones over books and board games while sipping on fun drinks. Indulge in their frappes, sundaes, cheesecakes, hot beverages, and other refreshments. Match these with delicious rice meals, all-day breakfast silog, light bites, burgers, pasta, salads, soup, sandwiches, toast, and pancakes.
Purple Beetle Cafe is located at Twin Lakes, Tagaytay.
Alfresco dining paves the way for proper social distancing and provides better air quality. So if you’re planning a quick get-away from Manila, there’s no other place to go to than Twin Lakes. Here, you’ll find the best spots for al fresco dining in Tagaytay without leaving out the dose of stunning ambiance.
As one of the Megaworld Lifestyle Malls, there are endless dining choices that prioritize your safety and comfort.
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