Cafe Voi-la

Crosswinds Resort Suites, Tagaytay-Calamba Rd., Tagaytay, Cavite

Cafe Voi-la
4.5 Stars

16 Reviewers

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Ruth S.
3.0 Stars

After lunch at Nonna's we decided to go to Tagaytay since according to Waze, from Sta. Rosa, it will only take us around 20mins to reach Tagaytay. We all wanted some coffee and sweets so I suggested we try CAFE VIOLA. I've read a lot of good reviews about their cheesecake so I was excited!!! 128513128513128513

PLACE. The place is nice and pretty. My officemates loved the design of the place. 128077🏼

We ordered 3 cheesecakes for sharing:


The cheesecake itself was good, it's not the no bake type, it's thick and firm and not sweet. The base/crust was just... hmmm either there's no crust at all or it's suuuuuuuper thin? I love the crust part, I like it really thick, so I was kind of sad.

The blueberry topping was just the usual. Nothing extraordinary.

The salted caramel was hmm too sweet for me. Felt like we're eating leche flan cheesecake something. 🙁128546

What made Ony and I sad was the Apple Crumble, we were hoping to have the usual apple pie but sadly this was not. It's an apple pie flavored cheesecake. Huhu. It was good but we were just hoping for something else. We should have read the whole complete name (not just Apple Crumble) and also, we should have asked before ordering. 128542

For our coffee, we all ordered their "bestseller", VIETNAMESE LATTE. They tried the iced version while Ony and I decided to order the hot version. The drink was just okay. I usually think that this type of coffee is bitter, intense and really strong that's why most Vietnamese coffee are mixed with condensed milk and best enjoyed iced. But their version was different, we all agreed that it tastes like a CAFE MOCHA. It's not strong and was chocolatey. Good but just... Weird!! Again, maybe we were all expecting a different taste.

SERVICE. It was just okay?? Servers weren't that approachable. Medyo pilosopo rin. But still "nice" because they gave us complimentary bread when we asked for some. But only after a very pilosopong sagot to our request. 128527128553

Speaking of the complimentary bread.... I heard a lot of good reviews about the bread and it was indeed good. Soft and tasty! Served hot with tomato salsa on the side. Sarap!!! 128155

Overall, it was an okay visit. Will I come back to try the breakfast options and other dishes? Hmmmm, not really sure. But definitely not anytime soon.

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Jayson J.
4.0 Stars

Looking for something romantic that's not too pricey?
Try this out!
(Ahem purple owl!)
The interior is good! The colors are similar with the coffee project except less flowery-- this one more on colorful glasses. It's also lit a little dim so to make that perfect lovely ambience.

I did ask for their recommended dish
128204128525 cafe voila signature chicken satay @395PhP
This is order got 3 pieces of very very moist chicken satay-- what made it moist is the small portion of grilled chicken skin attached to the meat. (So it's not dry!) it also tastes good because of the spices over it. The presentation is amazing, it's served d in a small grill with hot coals inside pa!
Also with the dish is some kind of curry rice with lemon grass. There were two dips: vinegar salsa and peanut sauce. If you got a sweet tooth, you'll like the peanut sauce but if you are the grill type, you might like the vinegar salsa.
Well, I'm sweet so i like the previous more! Heh

128204 Cinammon Honey Latte @130+
It's originally served hot, but i ordered an iced version. I think you'll enjoy it hot since there's honey and it will be miscible siguro when hot. But DO NOT FORGET TO STIR!! Okay? The honey is mixed with cinnamon. I did not like it at first because i did not stir. Walang lasa nung una. The serving got a piece of oat cookie.

There's free bread with olive oil and capsicum.

Minus one star because the bill showed extra charges like service charge plus 12%VAT 128533

The cafe opens 8am weekdays and 7am on weekends.
They have a clean common CR that has a window connected to the bar so it's not advisable to do #2 here lol!!

I was fond of using my LTE so i was not able to check their wifi

Cakes are great pero mahal at 215PhP
(Norman Lester T!)

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Ig Plummer S.
4.0 Stars

After our stay in Crosswinds, we decided to take our light lunch here. We ordered Pasta Vongole (its all clam shells with nothing on it but it smells and tasted good) and cheesy pizza which is very cheesy of course. Too bad we were unable to try their salted caramel cheesecake. Next time maybe.

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Anna d.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Josette P.
5.0 Stars

Cafe Voila is that restaurant you wish to keep for yourself but I'm gonna share it with you anyways. This place is known for their Asian fusion food. Filipino - Thai to be exact so expect some gingery flavor and a little spice.

I've read some blogs saying that this place can be really jammed so I had to reserve a table in advance cause I'm afraid of the possible long lines. But surprisingly, there were no long lines. There were just a couple of people and the place is so cozy. Colorful couch, pillows and interiors with quite heavy utensils and plate plus a nice view of the pine trees at Crosswinds. Not to mention how their playlist is chill and would definitely give you that good vibes feel.

Their menu is diverse with all day breakfast on the other while classic Filipino with Thai twist mains, to pastas, pizzas, they even have beers and coffees and shakes, pad thai, salads. Can't even name them all.

Now about their food ... I'll have to start with the Special Senator's Salad which is of big serving. This salad has this dressing I can't quite figure out but it complimented the shrimps, salmon and cheese and mushrooms. I like how it's not only greens and your typical salad into this bowl. Then we had their version of Kare-Kare. We all liked their Kare-Kare because it's different from the usual Filipino Kare-Kare. Their peanut is different, it's as if they used natural peanut for it and cooked that separately prior adding to the ox tail and beef. Their vegetables are are stirred fry so you can be assured that they're flavorful on its own and still crunchy. Ohh and their bagoong, it has that perfect saltiness on it.

One of their specialty is this Chicken Satay which we also tried. It's served beautifully. Too instagram worthy not to take a photo. The taste is commendable too. You cannot miss that turmeric and curry like flavor with lots of toasted garlic at the top and their peanut like sauce that makes it even more tasty. It also comes with something like an ensalada to give you that sour kick. One order of this comes with a bowl of java rice. Their Pork Spareribs is indeed cooked slowly for perfection. It's seasoned well, and their sweet bbq kind of sauce makes this spareribs a heaven in a plate. It also comes with a bowl of rice and btw the siding of fried banana with sugar tasted like an actual small churros. With cinnamon and sugar, ohh I like it as well. Their mango shake is also good and it comes with a pitcher serving for Php 250.

The dessert is a different story. Their cake slices can be a little expensive but worth a try!! Their salted caramel cheesecake is so moist, solid and creamy. Drizzled with caramel sauce and topped with some salt at the top, this a cherry on top. Their oreo cheesecake is equally commendable too. Solid and moist with a huge chunk of oreo at the top. Perfect!!

For a group of 5 we spent a little like Php 3k with service charge. For those of you who are looking for that Tagaytay hideout place to enjoy a great scenery, with peace and spend quality time with good food, I am definitely recommending this place. This is the kind of place you'll go back to because it's far from that noisy Tagaytay side you usually know. Will definitely go back for more!!

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Hydz T.
4.0 Stars

Food was delish! I like their kare kare version. Im not happy with their seafood platter, expensive(i think because of salmon)but little serving 128532

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Robbie C.
4.0 Stars

My 3rd time to visit and Cafe Voila never fails to please!

For this visit, it was just the Coffee Party (good for at least 4 people) and two slices of cheese cake - Nutella and Salted Caramel

Looking forward to the next time

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Mary Love S.
4.0 Stars

R and I always see this quaint looking restaurant whenever we visit Crosswinds for a short weekend getaway. We never bother to stop and check though as the place is always packed with diners. We did try though during Valentine’s and failed as all tables were occupied and the ones that will clear soon were reserved. But we finally got to successfully visit it a few weekends ago.

Hello, Café Vio La! (Yes, there really is a space in between Vio and La.)

The place was quite full at 8 p.m. on a Sunday but we managed to get a table for five.

Famished from swimming, we ordered Pork Crackling (PHP595), Grilled Norwegian Salmon (PHP595), Homemade Chicken Pork Adobo (PHP425), Garlic Longganisa (PHP295) and Garlic Beef Tapa (PHP375). L also ordered a pot of hot Camomile tea (PHP85).

First served was the pot of tea which tasted like hot lemon water. The tea taste was so mild.

The Homemade Chicken and Pork Adobo was served next and B who is not a local was looking for the adobo sauce. This one was the type of adobo where the chicken thighs and pork spare ribs are slow-cooked and simmered till dry in its natural juices, vinegar, palm sugar and lots of garlic and spices. I wasn’t able to take a photo of it as B was hungry.

Next served were the Garlic Longganisa and Garlic Beef Tapa.

The Garlic Longganisa was a bit dry and needed a lot of vinegar for taste and moist. It went really well with the fragrant rice and sunny side up eggs though.

I liked my Garlic Beef Tapa. The beef was tender and and had a nice sweet and salty taste. I drizzled a bit of vinegar for a tangy kick.

The Pork Cracklings or brick oven roasted pork belly was your usual lechon kawali. Though crunchy and succulent, it was nothing special or extraordinary.

I wasn’t able to take a photo of the Norwegian Salmon as it came so late and L was turning pale already. However, it was really good. It was perfectly cooked. Moist and served in a Beurre Blanc sauce, the light flavor of the dish would make you eat more of it till you finish every bit of it.

Though the ambiance was nice and food was good, I don’t think I’ll head back here anytime soon given the number of new restaurants in Tagaytay.

Café Vio La is located at Crosswinds Luxury Resorts, Tagaytay City. Contact them at +639 05 331 4457 or +639 18 372 7499.

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Nicole S.
5.0 Stars

This place is so pretty. It has different levels and a little bakeshop on the bottom level. The food was good as well, we ordered the

Pad Thai 3/5
Pork Satay 4.5/5

And a very special mention to the salted caramel cheese cake which I will give 7/5 stars.

Their cheese cake is by far the best I've had. It isn't as thick as a normal cheesecake but it's more of a leche flan make. Coffee is good as well and they serve alcohol.

Great place for families, groups of friends, or dates.

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Kevinross B.
4.0 Stars

On the "other side" of Tagaytay, you'll be able to find a peaceful and unique kind of cafe. Cafe Voi-la is a cafe/restaurant that's located at Crosswinds, Tagaytay.

What I love about this place is, that it's not over crowded. The multicolored decorations from the couches, throw pillows, to placemats and glasses very much suits the asian theme of this restaurant. Every angle is a perfect shot for your instagram photos!!

For my first time here, we only tried their coffee and the famous salted caramel cheesecake. I got the decaffeinated caramel macchiato while my gf got the vietnamese coffee with coconut milk ( i forgot what it's called).

Caramel macchiato - This drink is very milky (which I like) So if you want something stronger, I suggest trying another type of coffee.

Vietnamese coffee with coconut milk - My gf said it was good, but the coconut milk was kinda weird to go with it.

Caramel cheesecake - We liked it, but i think they can do better with the crust. It was too thin and soft. You can hardly taste it. But overall, it was worth the try.

Stars for effort on how they present whatever they serve to their customers! 128077🏼

I loved this place so much that I invited my family here the following week to try their main dishes. We tried a lot and It was kinda pricey, plus there was no wow factor, except for how each dish had a unique presentation. It would be so easy to take a good photo for you looloo reviews! When we went for dessert, we tried their oreo cheesecake and ube cheesecake. We loved the ube cheesecake!! I loved how the first few seconds of your bite tastes like cheesecake, then shift to an ube flavor. It's very unique and it tastes really good! I might even like it better than the salted caramel! Lol.

For me, i would just stick to their coffee and cheesecakes. I would definitely come back for more.

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Vicky J.
5.0 Stars

We found a great dining place outside Tagaytay Highlands per recommendation of a friend. If you get tired of the food outlets in the Highlands, Cafe Voi-la which is located in the neighboring exclusive housing estate called Crosswinds is a great place to dine. They offer basically fusion of Asian and Western dishes and an array of great cakes and desserts.

I'd like to recommend the Cafe Voi-la Senator Salad (concocted specifically for a popular senator). The waiter who served us highly recommended this salad which has mixed greens, smoked salmon, large grilled prawns, slices of parmesan cheese and served with sesame dressing. Serving was big enough to be shared by 3 people. This salad did not disappoint at all!

The colorful and warm Asian ambiance of this cafe also contributed to the happy dining experience. Waiters were also very friendly and courteous.

Aside from the salad, I also got to try their fish and chips (big serving that can be shared by 2 people), their oreo cake and their brewed coffee (French-pressed). I truly had a delightful afternoon with my family in this newly discovered dining place.

Next time we're in Tagaytay Highlands, will make sure to drop by Cafe Voi-la again and try their other dishes.

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Carla G.
5.0 Stars

I almost don't want to review this place because I feel like I've just discovered the best dessert ever and I want it to be Tagaytay's best-kept secret. But it's the season for sharing so let me share how this café made my Christmas day.

128221 Salted Caramel Cheesecake
Rating: 127775127775127775127775127775 EXCELLENT
I'm giving it five stars (the glowing ones instead of just this 11088️ lol) because it's probably one of the best desserts I've ever had. It didn't taste like your typical cheesecake but reminded of most things I loved as a kid--leche flan, custard, yema, and egg pie! Imagine all that in one cake drizzled with salted caramel. I inhaled my first slice and within minutes, I was ordering my second slice. 128547

128221 Flat White
Rating 1108811088110881108811088️ Excellent
I know I seem like I'm just blindly singing praises for this place, but I REALLY loved their flat white. Probably even more than I enjoyed coffee from so-called third-wave coffee shops in Manila. I would put this alongside Toby's Estate's flat white on my list of favorite coffee.

My mom and siblings all enjoyed their coffee as well.

128221 Service
Rating 110881108811088️ Good
Some of the orders took a while probably because it was Christmas and the place was packed. Our server was perky, nice and attentive though and we all loved the items he recommended.

128221 Ambience
Rating 127775127775127775127775127775 Excellent
The place was cozy and felt homey. It had a barnyard or cabin in the woods feel. I loved the little details like the recycled place mats, the wooden trays they served coffee on, the throw pillows, and the lamps. They have a huge al fresco area where you can enjoy the cool Tagaytay breeze. I recommend picking the table right by the edge where you can get a glimpse of the lake. We were there during sunset and it was just breathtaking

128221 Price
Rating 110881108811088️ Good
The coffee is a bit cheaper than Starbucks but tastes way better. Plus you get to enjoy more peaceful, more relaxing and prettier surroundings than the perennially crowded and chaotic Starbucks stores in Tagaytay. The cakes average at Php195. A bit on the pricey side for me but all in all still worth it!

I would keep coming back to Cafe Voi La. I hope they continue to maintain the quality! 128155

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Erick B.
4.0 Stars

The Senator's salad was great. It has thin slices of smoked salmon, shitake mushrooms, and grilled prawns. The roasted sesame dressing made everything perfect. This was a great start for the meal.

We tried their chicken adobo and it was also good. It was not your ordinary adobo. It was so flavorful and the chicken was crispy.

Lastly, we got their Padthai. I thought thai dishes were their specialty so I had to try one. Unfortunately, it was disappointing and expensive. I'm not sure if it's the way it should be but the noodles were as tough as rubber. I can hardly cut them with my teeth. The overall taste was nothing special and I actually think Senlek's padthai is better and way cheaper.

Finish line na, nadapa pa. Too bad. It was almost a perfect meal.

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Joshay S.
5.0 Stars

So last Sunday 12 Apr 15, we had a spontaneous travel going to Tagaytay. After a trip from Taal Volcano, we rested for an hour at Crosswind Resorts and then decided ro have dinner.

It was around 19:00 when we arrived at this place. Only one group we saw dining at the corner. The crew attendant was very attentive. We choose to sit outside to feel the fresh air. The interior is good, they mixed colors attractively.

We ordered steak. And I choose my meat to be medium rare. Before the food arrived, they gave us this complimentary bread and it taste good. My drink- sangria tasted the way I wanted.

Ohh my128514128514128514I soo love how they cooked and mix the sauce in my steak. My partner was so jelous that he didn't order the same too! Hehe..

I absolutely like this restaurant. Very nice place and designs with awesome and very accomodating crews. Thanks for the good service!128525

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Raul C.
5.0 Stars

There are just a lot of food choices to pick from! How I wish I can taste it all! Sampling their dishes gave me a sense that I toured the world. . Pomelo salad transported me back in Ha Noi. Margerita pizza harked the smells of Naples. Pad Thai sent me to the streets of Krung Thep! Wonderful!

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Yvette Marie M.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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