Last Sunday, J and I went out for brunch at Bag of Beans Tagaytay. It was supposed to be breakfast as it was one of my cray cray ideas — to go to Bag of Beans Tagaytay in our PJ’s without taking a bath to eat some morning pancakes! But of course, this sleepyhead can’t get her butt out of bed at 8AM when it’s the weekend. We ended up having the Brunch Buffet instead.
When you pass by Bag of Beans, you wouldn’t notice it that much. If it were located in the city with buildings, it would be more of like a hole-in-the-wall type of place. The entrance appears to be just like a small bakery, but once you enter the entrance, you’ll be taken to a whole new scene. It’s a rustic, I-want-to-stay-here-and-read type of place with wooden chairs, a lot of different spaces for dining — living room like, cottage-like with white flowy curtains, garden table style and the dining room table style.
There are lots of homey details inside — the exotic flowers, the colorful hanging bottles, the huge mirror inside the buffet area. On Sundays, there is a HUGE crowd. Lucky us we came in at 11AM — end of breakfast buffet and start of the brunch, so the inside area is a little free.
The Buffet Area
I would have stayed in one of the garden areas if it weren’t raining. Or on one of those cozy corner spots where there is a large wooden furniture where you can sit and chill. But, we’re going for the buffet, since the items there are costly — Php 200 to Php 300 per dish — and having several dishes in small portions at a price twice of the regular dish seems perfect. Here is the buffet area. The main dish section is at the front. At the sides, you’ll find a Pizza, Pasta and Lechon Section and the Dessert Section. Drink section is at the back. Oh, the bubble fountain is located outside. Was just too lazy to transfer it to the other gallery. Hihi.
Finally, the part that you’ve all been waiting for — the food! There are like 10 dishes — Kare-Kare, Lechon, Afritada, Grilled Bangus, Fish Fillet, Lechon Kawali, Buttered Vegies, Chopseuy, Beef with Mushrooms and a lot more. There are even breaky food left — corned beef, specialty bread with Skippy and Strawberry Jam. There are even fresh salads. But oh my, I can’t take it anymore. I only had one plate. And a little lechon. And one pizza. I would have eaten more if I am not thinking of the calories that I have packed in my body. And if my stomach ain’t that full.
Because I am munching on a lot, we opted to go for Tea. They only serve Lipton White Tea. Water, which is mixed with mint and oranges, also comes with ice. After everything else, we had our cups of coffee. He liked the strong taste of his brewed coffee, while I gulped down my Hazelnut coffee without sugar.
Everything looked nice! But I knew what I want — mango and strawberry float, chocolate something, blueberry cheesecake and the peach gelatin. He had the fresh fruits, buko pandan and the blueberry float. He also had banana. We had bread with peanut butter and jelly too.
I’d definitely come back again since I haven’t tasted everything on the menu. I’d still like to push my plans of having my breakky there in my pj’s. However, the price is a little expensive for my taste. But you’re paying for the ambiance too. Still justifiable.
Value for Money