Tucked away inside Crosswinds Leisure Resort in Tagaytay is this adorable and quaint cafe, a fresh and new alternative to your usual Bag of Beans or Breakfast at Antonio’s.
Coined after the term ‘boi la’ which means to cook with leaves, and also taken from ‘Voila’ an expression to call attention that is usually used when performing magic tricks, Cafe Voi La was born.
Cafe Voi La is an Asian-inspired getaway conceptualized by owner, Ica Sebastian. The place is adorned with Asian art and ornaments, oriental displays, and furniture collected from Ica’s many travels around the world. This lovely cafe is vibrant and picture-perfect in all angles.
Pick a dining spot indoors or outdoors.
Guests are guaranteed to have a unique dining experience that includes excellent food, friendly and reliable service, and a breathtaking view to boot.
In line with the interiors, Cafe Voi La’s menu highlights the best of Asian fusion cuisine. Ica reveals not scrimping on specialty ingredients and spices to make the food taste as authentic as possible. Check out these must order dishes and drinks people can’t stop talking about.
Favorites and House Specials
Garlic Beef Tapa
Marinated beef sirloin served with fried, fragrant Jasmine rice and egg
Chunky and tender chicken thighs on sticks marinated with lemongrass, galangal, turmeric and kaffir lime, and served with homemade peanut sauce. (Comes in 3 or 5pcs)
Homemade Chicken Pork Adobo
Slow cooked and simmered chicken thighs and pork spare ribs in its natural juices, vinegar, palm sugar, lots of garlic and spices.
Massaman Back Ribs
Braised beef short rib with Massaman curry and potato purée
Grilled Norwegian Salmon
In Beurre Blanc sauce served with mashed potato and steamed vegetables
Brick oven baked pizza topped with mozzarella, parmesan and quick melt cheeses. Basic but oh-so-good and very popular among kids.
Cafe Voi La Desserts and Coffee
For those with a sweet tooth, here are a few of their signature desserts. Booky Tip: They’re also selling whole cakes, which you can arrange to pick up in Alabang if that’s more convenient for you!
Salted Caramel Cheesecake
Said to be the best salted caramel cheesecake, this is one of the most highlighted and most popular dishes at Cafe Voi La. So don’t leave without trying this luscious dessert!
Delectable cheesecake with Nutella and almond flakes on top
Black Sticky Rice with Mango
This traditional Thai specialty dish uses local black rice and only the freshest and sweetest Philippine mangoes.
Cafe Voi La also serves an extensive coffee-based beverage list. Must Try’s include their Iced Thai Coffee, Vietnamese Latte, Tsokolate E, Taro Affogato and their new Butter Beer Frappe!
Our Thoughts on Cafe Voi La?
Cafe Voi La is this unique, underrated cafe that you most definitely need to check out on your next visit to Tagaytay. It’s for people who appreciate the intricacies of Asian dining, spices and all. It’s not for people looking for a regular cafe serving basic sandwiches or coffee.
Cafe Voi La
Crosswinds Luxury Resorts, Tagaytay City
Phone Number/s: (+63 905) 331.4457
View their Instagram account here.
Head on over to Booky’s handy blog for the original article, “Cafe Voi La Tagaytay, the cafe no one wants you to know about”. You can also view the Cafe Voi La menu here.