Sonya's Garden

Buck Estate Rd., Alfonso, Cavite

Sonya's Garden
4.5
4.5 Stars

137 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 81
  • 4 stars 45
  • 3 stars 9
  • 2 stars 2
  • 1 star 0
  • 155 Reviews
  • 311 Recommend
  • 137 Reviewers
Category:
Vegetarian
Business Hours
Open: 11:00a - 3:00p
Phone
+639175329097

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 8:00a - 10:00a
    • 11:00a - 3:00p
    • 4:00p - 7:00p
  • Monday
    • 8:00a - 10:00a
    • 11:00a - 3:00p
    • 4:00p - 7:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 8:00a - 10:00a
    • 11:00a - 3:00p
    • 4:00p - 7:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 8:00a - 10:00a
    • 11:00a - 3:00p
    • 4:00p - 7:00p
  • Thursday
    • 8:00a - 10:00a
    • 11:00a - 3:00p
    • 4:00p - 7:00p
  • Friday
    • 8:00a - 10:00a
    • 11:00a - 3:00p
    • 4:00p - 7:00p
  • Saturday
    • 8:00a - 10:00a
    • 11:00a - 3:00p
    • 4:00p - 7:00p

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

Most Recent Reviews

AlwaysHungryPh P.
4.0 Stars
10

It won my heart, but not my tummy. The place screams paradise. And we came here at a perfect time, the ride was relatively fast and the weather was cool and breezy. The food here, however was nothing too different to travel far to.

I vividly remember the first time I set foot here. It was a quaint and intimate location then. And their meals were more distinct and fresh. We had lots of edible flowers for salad and the rest of our meals were nothing I’ve had elsewhere.

Now it’s quantity over quality. Sonya’s Garden got lazy and offered a spread of buffet instead. And again, whatever they have on their very limited offering is nothing new. And worse, they were only good for one round.

So they have loads of greasy, deep-fried salmon belly, seasoned likely with only salt and pepper. They also have a super creamy chicken pasta, too rich and thick, lacking flavor. Save this Italian meal by adding some Ratatouille and Mushrooms.

The salad station was decent, however, and I found joy in filling up my bowl with all the sweet mango my heart desired.

Must try their Roast Chicken, available separate as ala carte. This was tender and marinated well with loads of herbs and spices. I appreciated it more with my cup of garlicky rice and unlimited cups of fresh Dalandan juice.

Oh, their Sesame Bread that came with 5 types of spread was also worth binging too. Go ahead and have them serve it warm.

This sub par food experience that came with a nice ambiance ends with a moist chocolate fudgy cake, a reminder that at the end of it all, there is a sweet ending.

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Chili G.
4.0 Stars
4

Sonya's Garden is one of our family's favorite restaurants in Tagaytay. We just love the food, the space and of course the gardens. We decided to have a quick trip to Tagaytay before new years and went straight here.
There were 2 weddings when we arrived so we were led to the bigger area called morning glory. Dalandan juice was refreshing as per usual and we started eating the yummy bread and dips too.
Spread is basically the same and it was still good. They also haven't changed the prices. Less one star though cos it takes a while for them to refill the dishes, maybe cos there's a wedding? Anyways found myself once or twice going back to the table empty handed kse wala pang laman yung chafing dish 128513
Weather was perfect when we went, the plants were so lush too. Met Oggo the Doggo as well! Yay!

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Ruth D.
3.0 Stars

Reviewing the Panaderia of Sonya's Garden. I thought their Spanish Bread was just okay. It was tasty but something was amiss.

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Daylight M.
4.0 Stars
10

for that organic 127811 feel since i've been pigging 128061 out for the past couple of weeks 🤣
we had the usual greens 🥗 and fruits 127821
what i like was the bread 127838 and the different variety of spread!127855 and the refillable freshly squeezed 128514dandandan dalandan 127816 juice!
they served pasta 127837 and you can choose from tomato and chicken cream sauce (wooow!) both are my fave! 🤗 so i had a couple of trips back, hahah!
i didn't quite like the dessert which was turon 127820 and sweet potato 🥔, they also served a slice of chocolate 127851 cake and tarragon tea! all for 683php :)

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Jairus d.
3.0 Stars
3

After The Wild Juan, me and ze homies went to Sonya's garden for some good old spanish bread. Here, they call it Hispanis bread. A stash only costs 120 pesos if I remember it correctly.

I was instantly hypnotized by the bread's aroma after stepping out of the car so I expected a lot. Much to my surprise, it didn't deliver.

The bread was a clear winner being soft and yummy. My disappointment lies on the filling. They filled the bread with cheese & butter instead of just the traditional sugar & butter.

It was cloying for me that I was only able to finish 2 pieces. So sad!

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Ruth S.
4.0 Stars
4

We loooooooooooove Sonya's Garden so much! The relaxed, chill, and nature-y vibe, the food, the pastries, and just simply everything about this place. 128525128525

Whenever we visit, it's a must that we buy from the panaderia. Our favorites are the Cheese Hopia and Spanish Bread. The Pandesal and Adobo Rolls/Pandesal are also good. And oh, the fresh "organic" salad, too. With edible rose petals just for 150 pesos. 128077🏼

Most of their pastries are kind of pricey. For example, the cheese hopia and spanish bread are 150 pesos each. But I swear, it's worth it! And it's not all the time that you get to visit Sonya's Garden. 128521

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Cette D.
4.0 Stars
5

My brother planned a weekend lunch in Tagaytay for parentals' Anniversary. Hahaha! We chose Sonya's secret garden thus mom wanted organic and fresh greens, no meat, more veggies. It was a little far from the city so when we got in Tagaytay, it was already past lunch time. Please do come in early 'coz there are times when it gets rough because of heavy traffic. The place was far from the main road so you might get lost too. Be attentive to signage.

The area was big. It was not just a dining area but they also have function rooms, boutiques, bakery and other shops. The place has green house effect matching the natural vibe. The food choices was few. They have freshly picked greens, homemade dressings, toppings that varies from nuts, fruits, even flowers. You'll get to eat flowers. They also have pasta that you could choose from two sauces. No meat. They use mushroom as an alternative. Sweet potato for dessert. We were a little disappointed knowing the dishes because it was that few and not so good.

After our lunch, we decided to roam around and took some photos 'coz the place was nice. We also bought ourselves some breads, checked out other shops mostly were fragrances, home remedies, home furnitures and designs. They also have spa area where you can extend your relaxation.

We also went to the proposal area. It was such a simple yet beautiful place to propose. Filled with flowers, romantic set up, dinner just for two. So lovely! 10084

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Nico B.
4.0 Stars
6

I liked it.

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Mary Love S.
4.0 Stars
8

I have been targeting to visit a hidden yet well-known “gem” near Tagaytay for quite some time now. Fine, it has been years, two or three years to be more precise. But for some reason, my parents were always busy and my friends were not very fond of out of town adventures. But this a couple of years back seemed to be nice to me as I finally got to cross out one of the items on my to-do list—a trip to Sonya’s Garden.

I am the type of person who plans out my own birthday. I make sure that I will get to eat good food on my special day (and the day before and two days before that too as I just love birthdays). Hey! I don’t think it is being a spoiled brat or anything like that. I only get to have the right to demand to be special in one out of 365 days! Anyway, going back to Sonya’s Garden…

As mentioned, I have been pestering my parents to bring me there on my birthday, for my mom’s birthday, for my sister’s birthday, Christmas, and yes, even Halloween! And every time, I fail to convince them. But this year was different. My friend N and my mom had a secret connivance and decided to surprise me by having my birthday lunch there. It would have been a superb surprise if only my mom didn’t tell me 2 weeks before the actual lunch. [Surprise… FAIL.]

Anyway, we left Manila before 10 a.m. as we wanted to be there by noon. The place was a bit hidden so we all had to keep our eyes open as soon as we went past a coffee and bread place.

Finally, SONYA’S GARDEN. :D

It was really a… garden. The place had this relaxing ambiance and the surroundings were really pleasant to the eyes.

As soon as you sit down, the servers will serve the salad, various toppings, Sonya’s salad dressing, freshly baked sesame bread, spreads and dalandan juice. (They only offer eat-all you-can salad and pasta at PHP610 per head and special order of chicken.)

The salad was indeed fresh and I enjoyed sprinkling my greens with shredded boiled eggs, mangoes, nuts, turnips, tomatoes, and cucumber.

I fell in love with the bread. It was served warm and it went well with the dips. I love the white cheese, basil pesto, bruschetta tomato topping, and mushroom pate. Other dips served were anchovies, black olive tapenade, and fresh green peppercorn in olive oil.

Next served was the pasta. There were two sauces—sun dried tomato and chicken cream with mango sauce. I prefer the red one as it was richer in terms of taste and the white sauce was a bit too creamy for me.

My sister’s eyes sparkled when she saw the ratatouille as it was her first time to see it. (Quite different though from the cartoon version.)

I enjoyed munching on the salmon belly and the shitake mushrooms. I skipped the others—black olives, capers, and peperoncini.

Next served was a special order of roasted chicken (PHP495). It sure was cooked well. The meat was tender and quite juicy. The serving was quite generous too.

To cap our lunch, we were given a cup of tea and a slice of chocolate cake and turon. We were too full though so we hardly touched the dessert. I had a bit of the chocolate cake though and it was moist and not that sweet.

We spent the next 30 minutes or so taking pictures of absolutely anything we see… pretty.

It sure was one great lunch. Big thanks to my always loving family and N.

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Con Chi S.
4.0 Stars

This is a romantic place for me. This is perfect for a date or to bring someone you want to impress. This place serves perfect food, some looks ordinary but it taste extraordinary. This is also a perfect place for proposing haha or other celebrations. I have nothing bad to say about this restaurant, but maybe a request that they should bring their restaurant or open up more to the city so we won't have to go across the world. Try their teas and cakes, it's perfect combination. They have unique cakes and the tasteful tea. It's not full of sugar or something but it's really tasty and juicy.

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Julienne D.
5.0 Stars
3

Went here for our team dinner the other night because my boss thinks its the best place to bring our foreign sponsors to try something fresh and organic that's not far from Manila. She was probably right - the ladies loved the place, as much as I loved it myself.

It was a very refreshing place to unwind after a long day. And if you wanna eat healthy, this is the place to be. The salad was very nice (specially the edible flowers they added) and filling. I normally don't put dressings in my salad but I think this would be an exception. Also, the mains were tasty, not overpowering but just right.

My favorite though would have to be the tarragon tea and the slice of chocolate cake. I didn't expect the tea to be that flavorful, but it was! And the chocolate cake wasn't too sweet and heavy.

They said it's nicer here in the mornings because you can go around the gardens and enjoy the nature feels that this place offers. Also, you can spend the night here! They offer bed and breakfast services, too. Imagine waking up and having a healthy breakfast with such a relaxing view. Hm, will probably try that next!

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Roberto S.
4.0 Stars

Nature tripping!

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Mye F.
5.0 Stars

We had buffet lunch here after our Taal Volcano trek. The restaurant (shown on the pic) was so lovely. Buffet spread, though not extensive, was filled with healthy & organic stuff 128077🏻 I never thought healthy & buffet can actually go well together128540

Salad station had mixed greens picked from Sonya's garden, fruits like mangoes, jackfruit & pineapples, tomatoes, eggs, cashews, several dressing, etc. Sonya's Super Secret Salad Dressing is a must-try!128076🏻 Good thing you can buy it from their store.

Pasta station offered two kinds of sauce: tomatoes in olive oil and chicken cream with mango. Both were good. Salmon belly, ratatouille, shitake mushrooms & black olives were also available.

Dessert station had sweet potato (minatamis na kamote) and banana roll (turon with langka). They also serve a slice of chocolate cake to your table coupled with a cup of tea. Tarragon tea is also a must-try.

This place is a sure treat to whose who love luscious green gardens. Apart from the restaurant, Sonya's garden also offers bed&breakfast, spa, bakery, store & garden of course 128540 There's even a proposal garden128141 Place would also be ideal for weddings & pre-nup photo shoot 127800

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Cindy S.
5.0 Stars

This place is heaven for nature lovers! 10084

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Maureen L.
4.0 Stars

Surprisingly, seemed like there were few people who wanted a massage this Valentines. Anyway, had Sonya's signature massage. Almost perfect except for the fact that my masseuse put baby oil on my face and my hair 🙄

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Shelly R.
4.0 Stars

This buffet place is worth every penny. You can enjoy fresh salad, red and white pasta, shitake mushroom, fried salmon, turon, sweet potato, fresh dalandan juice, tarragon tea and unlimited bread with mushroom pate, kesong puti. It also comes with a slice of moist chocolate cake that you will surely like. Plus, ambiance is cool and cozy.

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Jasper T.
4.0 Stars

The buffet seems overpriced, especially for the limited variety, upside is that their pastries and breads are quite delicious.

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Livs Y.
5.0 Stars

Amazing massage by Imelda. Truly a relaxing place.

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Aiza A.
4.0 Stars

I'm here to rave about their Panaderia, not the main resto. Haha I'm not really fond of breads but I love their spanish bread so much that I can eat 5 in one sitting. They got other yummy products too like cheese hopia and pinwheel cookies.

P.S.
Their bakery is cute too!

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Antonio Lorenzo Q.
5.0 Stars

A health buff and nature tripper's paradise, Sonya's garden has always been endorsed as one of Tagaytay's must-see treasures. The relaxing and calming ambience of its diverse gardens, coupled with its freshly picked greens served on your table show how such greenhouse can indeed be an investment for both tourism and your tummy. To those meat lovers out there, don't worry. Salmon belly is included in their buffet.

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