3 romantic restaurants for your Antipolo weekend
MANILA, Philippines – Just east of Metro Manila, Antipolo is a great place for day trips, adventures, and even dates, with many romantic spots to dine and unwind after a long day of exploring.
In February, Zomato took us around Antipolo to a look at a few restaurants that would make sweet settings for your next trip there.
If you're planning to head to Antipolo for the weekend – maybe for a look at the Pinto Art Gallery or a spa session at Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens and Spa – check out these 3 restaurants that would be perfect to kick off or end your day. (READ: P1,500 for 2: 5 budget day trips)
Of course, Eggs for Breakfast Cafe serves up breakfast food all day – omelettes, pancakes, and french toast, along with Filipino favorites like tapa and longganisa.
It may be small, but the cafe is great for photos, with its large garden and its overhanging clear umbrellas.
Address: Velada Estate, 21 Don Juan Street, Villa Cecilia Subdivision, Lower Antipolo, Mambugan, Lower Antipolo, Rizal
One Pan Breakfast, P470
French Toast with Berries, P240
Eggs Benedict, P330
Eggs Benjamin, P375
Deconstructed Hashbrown, P190
Huevos Rancheros, P245
Country Frech Omelette, P205
Buttermilk Pancakes with Caramelized Bananas, P290
We're suckers for sweet breakfast food at any time of the day, and these rich pancakes hit the spot.
Tahanan Bistro uses chairs and furniture designed and built by its owner, artist Benji Reyes. Even the food they serve is marked with the same creativity – their 5-course set menus (P1,200) change every 3 or 4 months.
Address: 22 Loresville Drive, Lores Farm Subdivision, San Roque, Upper Antipolo
Here's a look at a little bit of each of their set menus on February 2017.
Ukoy (crispy shrimp cakes, green mango, jicama, carrots, cashew, house-blend vinegar dressing, anchovy extract)
Valenciana (chicken ballotine, red bulgur, roasted garlic, longganisa, capsicum, quail eggs, mango salsa)
Laing (fresh house-made pappardelle, crispy fillet of fish, shrimps, clams, white wine, and taro leaves sauce)
Kaldereta (slow-cooked beef rib, kaldereta sauce, gremolata, gnocchi fritti, carrots, olives
Champorado (pinipig, cacao sauce, candied sun dried herring, italian meringue)
Ube (purple yam & white chocolate lava cake, cheese ice cream, edam crisp)
Mansanas (vanilla panna cotta, apple puree, lemon whipped cream, gingerbread crumb, apple jelly, apple crisp)
Yellow Bird Cafe x Kitchen is a charming restaurant tucked inside a subdivision. The garden-themed cafe's walls are decorated with greenery and outside, and diners also get a peek of the trees that surround the restaurant through its big windows.
Address: Lot 3 Block 2, Mission Hills Boulevard, Mission Hills Subdivision, San Roque, Upper Antipolo
Crunchy Okoy, P155
Smoked Salmon Fresh Salad with Vinaigrette, P165
Lumpiang Shanghai (20 pieces), P180
Roast Beef, P220
Pork and Squid Adobo, P185
Baked Lemon Chicken, P235
Chicken Pesto, P160
Iced Latte, P110
Red Velvet Cake, P140/slice; Pistachio Sponge Cake, P145/slice; Mango Cheesecake, P155/slice; and Sacher Torte, P155/slice
What's your favorite romantic restaurant in Antipolo? Let us know in the comments! – with reports from Rob Reyes/Rappler.com