Food and Restaurants,  Luzon,  Philippines

Noon Cafe: Minimalist Coffee Shop near Tagaytay

In a pursuit of a pretty space with coffee for some catching up, my best friend and I looked for a local coffee shop away from the touristy parts of the city since the traffic in here is honestly worst on holidays. Despite the fact that I’ve been based in Tagaytay City for several years, I could still hardly answer the questions like “Where is the best place to eat in or near Tagaytay?” and “Where is the best place to get some coffee?” Having no answers to these most of the time, I then searched on the internet for a nearby coffee shop. That’s when we found out about Noon Cafe — a top search result to my question to Google.

About Noon Cafe

Noon Cafe is located in Anuling Lejos II, Mendez, Cavite. They just opened last November 2021 but a lot has been coming to it for the past weeks. There’s simply just a lot to love about this cafe that would make you drive 15 to 20 minutes away from the city center. It’s the only one in the area with a cozy, minimalist and a touch of Boho accent style. This, together with the a lot of must-try in their menu are among those reasons to visit it!

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Noon Cafe’s Menu

The cafe offers a wide range of beverage especially coffee choices with the beans from the highlands of Atok, Benguet. They mostly use Robusta and Arabica in medium roast. Apart from coffee, they also serve tea and smoothies. Their beverage rate ranges from Php 90.00 to Php 200.00. Not bad!

If you’re down for some heavy meals, they also got all-day Filipino and American breakfast and pasta. On the other hand, chitchats are better when sharing a pan of their pizza, sandwiches and fries or something sweet like cakes and pastries. Their food are reasonably priced, too! Below is the Noon Cafe’s menu for reference!

The Food

During our visit, we tried their Cafe Mocha, Dark Chocolate Frappe, Blueberry Cheesecake, Noon’s Chicken Linguine, Cheesy Ensaymada and Nibble Sourdough Chips. Yes, my best friend and I finished it all in our more or less four hour stay.

Overall, the food and beverage were great. The blueberry cheesecake was smooth and not overly sweet — just the way I like it! It was a good dessert after a plate of their chicken Linguine. The cheesy ensaymada which was also a good choice had a twist. It had a playful texture in the mouth since they topped it with Parmesan instead of the usual grated cheddar cheese. It’s surprisingly good, too!

My Dark Chocolate Frappe was a bit sweet. I should have had requested for a low sugar level. As for my best friend who ordered a cup of hot cafe mocha, she said she it had a deep, luxurious taste.

The Place

The cafe may seem far and hidden but it’s just lovely as it is — secluded, peaceful, surrounded by greens. We were surprised to find out that there’s such in the area. The indoor may have a limited space but we opted to dine al fresco since there’s a gazebo and umbrellas with tables and chairs outside. Fresh air, cool Tagaytay breeze — this is what we went for coffee for.

Parking Space

The parking space is enough for the customers that they can accommodate which is good! More or less 30 people could come and dine at a time.

As a Coworking Space

I also think we just found a cozy coworking space! Noon Cafe has a free 5G Wi-Fi and there are outlets available for almost every table! According to the owner whom we chanced upon our visit, a lot has tried to work from there, too. I mean, good coffee, good space and literally refreshing ‘environment’, good food for the whole day? Wouldn’t that be tempting to be working from the cafe?

Operating Hours

Noon cafe is open everyday. From Mondays to Fridays, they are open from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM. If you decide to stay in there to work, this is the best time to be! During weekends, on the other hand, they are open from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM. It gets really packed during this time of the week, though.

The Verdict

We had a great time visiting Noon Cafe. Our first is surely not the last. The place itself and the other food and drinks that we have not tried will keep us coming back for it!

Would you also love to visit this cafe soon or have you visited it, too? Tell us more about it!

Anne Elizabeth Gumiran, also known as Queenie, is a 20-something, full-time public school teacher, a part-time travel blogger and a freediver. She started putting her stories of adventures and misadventures into words and pictures in 2017 and continues to do so as she shares her advocacy, Sustainable Traveling.

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