Booky Recommends: Cafe Voi La

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.

Crosswinds Tagaytay | Photo from @ohhelloevhan

Photo from @mvperote

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.

EXTERIOR reddefines

Photo from @reddefines

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.

Photo from @lazyri

Photo from @elizadxb

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

FOOD bonatb

Garlic Beef Tapa | Photo from @bonatb

Chicken Satay

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)

Chicken Satay | Photo from @isobelfunk

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.

Homemade Chicken Pork Adobo | Photo from @chichajo

Massaman Back Ribs

Braised beef short rib with Massaman curry and potato purée

Massaman Back Ribs | Photo from @farenoughaway

Grilled Norwegian Salmon

In Beurre Blanc sauce served with mashed potato and steamed vegetables

FOOD erra0610

Grilled Norweigan Salmon | Photo from @erra0610

Cheesy Pizza

Brick oven baked pizza topped with mozzarella, parmesan and quick melt cheeses. Basic but oh-so-good and very popular among kids.

Cheesy Pizza | Photo from @mprophet

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!

Salted Caramel Cheesecake | Photo from @camsywamsy

Nutella Cheesecake

Delectable cheesecake with Nutella and almond flakes on top

NUTELLECHZCKE gerripunzalan

Nutella Cheesecake | Photo from @gerripunzalan

Black Sticky Rice with Mango

This traditional Thai specialty dish uses local black rice and only the freshest and sweetest Philippine mangoes.

Black Sticky Rice with Mango | Photo from @thecarlaregina

Mango Float

Mango Float | Photo from @chilipongpong

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!

Vietnamese Latte | Photo from @czarinahisabella

Butter Beer | Photo from @liatenshi

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.

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