Bag of Beans, Tagaytay
If you’ve been to Tagaytay, you know that one of the must-see places to go there is the Bag of Beans. It’s a coffee/restaurant that lures you with their fantastic food and ambience. Once you’ve tasted their pies, you’ll be coming back for more.
For my 4th of July holiday, Dio and I decided to spend two nights in Tagaytay. We settled to just get a cheap inn for accommodations since we’ll be out exploring the city most of the time. Luckily for us, there were several nearby establishments from our inn. A couple of blocks away is Antonio’s restaurant, A Taste of Honey, and yes, Bag of Beans.
I’m not entirely sure if the BoB where we frequented at is the original, or the franchise one. All I’m sure of is that it’s definitely the bigger and more well-known one. I recommend going there too as it has the better ambience and service.
The Sheperd’s pie was not too salty, and it has the right balance of potatoes as beef. It’s something you wouldn’t definitely see often in Manila. It’s a must-try for those who swears by this pie.
Their Apple pie wasn’t half bad too. It was very cinnamon-y, just how I like it. And since I ordered it as ala-mode, it’s sweetness level was through the roof. A definite must for sweet-tooths out there.
When we got to the place, we never expected it to rain hard. Fortunately though, BoB’s awesome staff let us move or seat to those “romantic” huts. We stayed here for ours, enjoying the fresh and cold air, while sipping on a perfect cup of coffee.
Aside from the food, BoB also has a little store that sells soaps, shampoos and miscellaneous skin products – all organic. Succumbing to temptation, I even bought a hair product made out of Gugo.
Gugo, if I’m not mistaken, is an old Filipino counterpart to shampoo. It’s usually made out of sacs from leaves, much like how you apply Aloe Vera leaves on your hair to make it shine. But thanks to the developments in science, people have found a way on how to make Gugo marketable.
So if you’re in Tagaytay, or heading there soon, don’t forget to drop by the Bag of Beans. Let yourself go for a while with good food, great ambience and fantastic coffee – just don’t forget to bring company!
The Bag of Beans can be located in 115 Aguinaldo Highway, Mendez Crossing West, Tagaytay City. It is open Mondays to Sundays at 6:30am to 8:00pm or 9:00pm depending on the number of guests.