Breakfast at Antonio’s, Tagaytay, Philippines

Address: Emilio Aguinaldo Highway Barangay, Tagaytay – Nasugbu Hwy, Tagaytay, 4120 Cavite, Philippines
Opening Hours: Daily: 7:00am – 9:00pm
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After seeing Breakfast at Antonio’s imminent opening at Robinsons Magnolia in Quezon City, I decided to go to the OG breakfast spot in Tagaytay. I only come to Tagaytay once in a blue moon, because the traffic jams going back to Manila from Tagaytay can be quite terrifying especially on weekends. But I know it was the worth the long drive.

Antonio’s is well known for their homemade corned beef, ensaymadas, hot chocolate, and ice cream made with locally sourced carabao’s milk. These were so well-executed in my opinion, and I could see the hype well-deserved. I recommend coming here as early as you can. They don’t take reservations unlike at their Antonio’s restaurant. Of course, the earlier you arrive, the better seats you can get at their beautiful native style restaurant.

On a less cloudy day, you can chance upon the magnificent Taal Lake behind the restaurant.

Parking can be quite challenging, but their courteous staff makes the visit easy and hassle free.

I recommend getting the toasted ensaymadas, because they’re so warm and perfect for Tagaytay’s chilly weather.

Don’t forget the hot chocolate with marshmallows; they’re divine, Tagaytay’s own version of Paris’ Carette. And of course, the corned beef is just incredibly tender and I can’t imagine eating it without the fat.

Their Margherita pizza is surprisingly good, topped with the freshest arugulas. The rest of the dishes such as Carbonara and fish and chips were standard comfort foods for any day.

If you’re visiting Manila, why don’t you take the scenic drive to Breakfast at Antonio’s away from the city bustles?