My friend Chet and I went on a road trip to meet up with a balikbayan friend from London, She wanted us to have lunch at Tagaytay of all places. I am not much of traveler because, clearly the only way you can actually move around comfortably in Tagaytay via your own vehicle and since the Bayans
don't own their own car, I rarely venture where no PUV can travel.
Lucky for me Chet owns a car, so off we went to the unfamiliar area of Tagaytay. For breakfast we stopped over at Concha`s Garden Cafe located at Richland Hills Subdivision 1, Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Road, Putting Kahoy, Tagaytay City. The best way to find it is via Wazz App.
Concha’s Garden Café is a garden restaurant that offers excellent and delicious Filipino dishes, one of their signature dishes is Spicy Adobo.
It was founded by Gemma Escueta-Sembrano, an insurance agent from Biñan, Laguna. Gemma inherited her cooking skills from her lola whose maiden name is Concha.
I heard that Pamabansang Bae Alden Richard owns this branch. Hmmmm.
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We only tried two breakfast meals from Concha`s Garden Cafe, I personally enjoyed their Longganisa Lucban, with just the right amount of spice and saltiness, although I would have preferred my egg to be a bit more runny. The Beef Tapa, was soft and moist. I also liked their home brewed iced tea. I must admit, I did not like that the servings were small and the price of the meal a bit steep compared to other restaurants.
I love all the greenery, the wooden table and chairs and the general homey feel to Concha`s Garden Cafe. Although when we were there, there is not much in the way of parking. No wifi but why would you need it? Unless you want to upload photos of the dishes served.
I would visit Concha`s Garden Cafe again and would stay longer. I regret I did not take home their special emseymada with quesong puti or tried their desserts.
If you are ever in the Tagaytay area visit Concha`s Garden Cafe and enjoy the serene and quiet ambiance of this beautiful garden cafe.
Until next time!