Breakfast at Antonio’s in Tagaytay City
Budget : ~Php400 for main dishes
Duration : chill out for a while
Bummers : food is quite expensive
Tagaytay is the nearest destination you can go to from Manila if you want to escape the busy city. Tagaytay is popular for it’s amazing sight of the Taal Volcano and it’s endless offering of gastronomic goodness. Foodies and travelers alike find Tagaytay as one of the most charming cities that you can drive to in an hour from Manila (especially there is no traffic jam).
If I want to find solitude with a breathe of fresh cool air, I just drive to Tagaytay. Especially now that it’s scorching hot in the city, Tagaytay is the place I can go to where I can cool off and unwind. (Baguio is just too far.)
Me and my partner in crime, Isabel, reached Tagaytay around lunch time so we had to look for a good place to dine. I was searching for Buon Giorno and I think this time, Google Maps is just wrong. I reached Nasugbu without seeing the Cliff House. My friends say it isn’t far the Starbucks in Tagaytay but Google Maps said it is still way after Bag of Beans. Oh men, next time I know where to look for it.
I saw Sonya’s Garden along the way but I don’t think I can handle a buffet meal at that time. So, we chose to go to Breakfast at Antonio’s.
Though Breakfast at Antonio’s is far from the main road of Tagaytay, it isn’t difficult to find because there are many signs along the way pointing to the restaurant. You may even find a sign with a cute blogger pointing to the breakfast house.
Awww. Just your luck! Lol!
When you reach the place, it shows a friendly atmosphere that brings you closer to nature. It’s relaxing and being in Antonio’s made me feel like I was on a long vacation in a far away place.
I didn’t mind dining Al Fresco because of the cool breeze and the awesome view of nature. You can dine outdoors or indoors. Both locations are awesome.
Though it was already lunch time, Antonio’s served breakfast until 4 PM. So, I still had a chance to get my breakfast fix at noon time. Antonio’s has a large menu with breakfast meals, salads, pastas, sandwiches, pizzas, crepes, and other food offerings that you may find interesting. A word of caution though, the prices are really steep so if you want to dine here, be ready to break your budget.
Since I wanted it to be like breakfast, I got the Quattro Formaggi Super Omelette (Php 430). Yeah, it’s expensive for a few scramble eggs with four cheese filling. It came with a piece of bread and hash brown. In my opinion, there wasn’t anything special for it to cost that much. But that’s just me, you can find out for your own.
Isabel had the Portabello Tagliatelle with Truffle Cream Sauce (Php 495). This pasta dish has large slices of portabello mushroom, and you can really smell and taste the truffle. I guess that’s what made this dish pricey.
For dessert, we split an order of Bread, Butter,& Figs Pudding (Php 190). I am not a fan of pudding (because when I was a kid they said it was made from old, uneaten bread) and if I can remember, this is probably the first time I had pudding. But I loved this pudding from Antonio’s. It’s soft and sweet. I wish it was a bit bigger though.
I tried their best-selling smoothie, the Banana Rama (Php 240). I think it has strawberries because of the color. I wish it was a little sweeter.
Here is a photo-op with our charming waitress. Nice uniform.
Though I wasn’t very fond of the food, I love the place. Breakfast at Antonio’s is a great place just to chill. The laid-back atmosphere of Breakfast at Antonio’s will certainly soothe your stresses away.
I could say that Breakfast at Antonio’s is photogenic place to shoot. If you don’t agree, the flowers planted on its garden add more proof.
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