It all started with the word nakakalula—the vernacular for exhilarating or overwhelming—which best describes the view that Lula Café offers in Tagaytay City.
A mountain-view café establishment inside the village clubhouse of Monte Vista Subdivision along the Calamba-Tagaytay Road, Lula Café was launched by the Don Tim Development Corporation (DTDC), in partnership with the group behind Burrow Café.
The village—built in the 1990s and the first in Tagaytay—is a destination in itself, thanks to the unobstructed view of the city’s lush greeneries.
Co-owner Andie Gamboa said the café has a well-curated menu that is a creative combination of popular comfort food, healthy options, and main dishes for all types of tastes and palates.
Menu items include ceviche of the day (made with the fresh catch of the day to ensure high quality), poutine with steak cut fitters, smoked bacon, and seared mushrooms for starters; an array of pizza and sandwiches; and the freshest and exciting salads. The café’s All-Day Breakfast menu includes Filipino and international classics such as Tender Beef Tapa, Eggs Benedict, Smoked Salmon Hash, and French Toast Brioche.
The mains, meanwhile, are rich selection of dishes, perfect for all kinds of occasions and celebrations, from Pan Roasted Salmon Fillet with Squid Ink Black Rice Risotto; Spiced Freshwater Shrimps with Corn and Adlai; US Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom and Bleu Cheese, Potato Gratin, and Peppercorn House; Herb Roasted Chicken with Walnut Mushroom Pilaf; and Baked Fish in Pomodoro Sauce and Spaghetti Aglio Olio, and Vegetarian Lasagna, among others.
For dessert, Lula Café highlights the rich flavors of the country with its Lula Cheesecake, Calamansi Pie, Kalabasa Cake, Davao Chocolate Cake, and Suman, Mangga, and Kasuy dish.
“DTDC has always operated on the belief that every Filipino deserves a better life. This was the driving force of the company when we built Monte Vista Subdivision and its subsequent properties. This is also the core belief that made DTDC invest in Lula Café. We believe that Filipinos deserve exhilarating experiences. Lula Café will provide this to its guests—a memorable Tagaytay experience coupled with good food, fantastic surroundings, and impeccable service,” said Audric Leong, DTDC President.
True to its mission to bring guests closer to nature, Lula Café is mindful of its impact on the environment as well as on its community. The restaurant creates dishes using only fresh and locally-sourced ingredients, both for environmental purposes and to ensure it serves food that meets the establishment’s high standards.
“We take pleasure in celebrating the milestones of our guests and creating fun memories through hallmark dinners and events,” added Gamboa.
Lula Café is open six times a week except Tuesdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For reservations and information on event packages, email Lula Café at firstname.lastname@example.org