Quick Weekend Escape: Tagaytay's Cafe Voi La

by - Monday, October 30, 2017

Cafe Voi La is one beautiful restaurant I've been trying to cross off my list since last year. It's been awhile since I last thought about this place, until my boyfriend decided to bring me to Tagaytay for lunch.

This restaurant is located at Crosswinds, which is the area I haven't been to. Most restaurants are found at the other end of this road, so the traffic going to this place isn't really a problem, and the fog along the way made the trip more thrilling. It's beside one of the most amazing and instagram-worthy Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf branch, so you better ready your cameras. 

Cafe Voi La has been on my list for so long, and you probably already know why. It's all about the ambiance. It's a restaurant that's a bit overdecorated, filled not only with different kinds of vases, but with different colors as well. Couches are in pink, orange, blue, green, and all come with fluffy pillows dressed in patterned covers. There's something fascinating in all the excessiveness in decors.

Complimentary Bread
The complimentary bread is nothing to look forward to haha! I found them too tough.

Cafe Voi La Signature Chicken Satay P495 (5 pieces)
Tender chicken skewers marinated in lemongrass, turmeric, kaffir lime, and served with a cup of turmeric rice, peanut sauce and vinegar on the side. The chicken was cooked perfectly, being tender on the outside and juicy on the inside. The peanut sauce was okay, but I preferred having it with their vinegar salsa. The turmeric rice also paired nicely with the chicken satay, having just enough flavor not to overpower the chicken. The whole order is good for two people. Trust me, that cup of rice will be tough to finish.

Special Senators' Salad P395
This salad is composed of mixed green lettuce, smoked salmon, shiitake mushrooms, grilled prawns, parmesan shavings and roasted sesame dressing. The presence of the salmon alone made me happy, but the combination of all the other ingredients, plus my favorite dressing, made this an even better healthy option. 

Salted Caramel Cheesecake P215/slice

Prior to our visit, I have already decided on what to order, but all those cakes in their display were really inviting, which made this salted caramel cheesecake an on-the-spot decision. Judging from the really smooth texture of the cake, I'm guessing that this is a no-bake cheesecake. It's as if the whole cheesecake mix was put in a cake mold and chilled, but it was good. I'm not complaining at all. It didn't have the strong cheese taste, but it blended well with the slight saltiness of the caramel sauce nonetheless. I was honestly overwhelmed with the size of the cake, so I think this is meant to be shared with someone.

I still can't believe it took me this long to finally cross Cafe Voi La off my list. And now that I have, I'm sure it won't be long before I return. 

My Scores:
Pricing - 4/5
Ambiance - 5/5
Service - 5/5
Taste - 4.5/5

Hungry for more,

Address: Crosswinds, Tagaytay City
Restaurant Hours: 8am to 9pm
Budget: P1,200 for 2
Parking: Private Parking Available
Facebook: @CafeVoiLa1

(Date of Visit: October 15, 2017)

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