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All-Filipino Buffet at Cafe Veranda in Taal Vista Hotel

The boyfie and I drove to Taal Vista Hotel to try their newest restaurant, but apparently, that resto was open for dinner during weekdays, so we ended up having lunch at their buffet restaurant, Cafe Veranda.

Cafe Veranda is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The lunch buffet during our visit is mostly Filipino dishes. 

The buffet has all the sections I usually look for in a buffet. I am impressed that they have interactive stations as well.  

There's the soup and bread station

The salad station

The highlight of the buffet is the Pancit Palabok and Pancit Luglog station. Since I love both pancits, I ordered both. You can request for which ingredients you like since the chefs cook it as you order. 

Pancit Palabok
Pancit Luglog

Cafe Veranda's version of Pancit Palabok and Pancit Luglog didn't disappoint. I love both!

There is a sizeable number of Filipino and international dishes in the buffet. However, I chose to try a few. 

The dessert section got me really excited as they offer both Filipino and international desserts.

There's Mango Tapioca, Ube Langka Panna Cotta and a variety of cakes.

But what made me really happy was the Halo-Halo and Ginataang Halo-Halo. Yes, I got both desserts too. 

The boyfie and I also ordered some coffee at Cafe Veranda, because seriously, how can you not drink coffee? 

After our sumptuous lunch, we stayed a bit to enjoy the beautiful view of Taal Volcano. 

Despite the change of plans, I was overall impressed with what Cafe Veranda has to offer. There are only a few buffet restaurants I have tried that can execute and present Filipino dishes and Cafe Veranda is one of the few. 

I am glad to have introduced the boyfie to some Filipino dishes he hasn't tried before and we both had a great time. 

Buffet Rates

Breakfast: Php 699 - 6:00AM to 10am daily
Lunch: Php 788 - 11:30AM to 2:30PM Monday to Friday
Php 988 - 11:30AM to 2:30PM Saturday to Sunday
Dinner: Php 1350  - 6:30PM to 10:00 PM Friday to Saturday


Cafe Veranda
Taal Vista Hotel
Km 60, Aguinaldo Highway,
Tagaytay City
Twitter: @taalvistahotel