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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Java Jazz Coffee: A Review

During my impromptu Tagaytay trip with my boyfriend, our first choice of accommodation was Java Jazz Lodging House.  It is actually a coffee shop, Java Jazz Coffee, but they added a lodging house to accommodate tourist.  They only have 3 rooms available so by the time we were there, it was already fully booked.

This place was quite hard to find, although it is just located along the highway.  It is because their place is just small as well as their signage.  But good thing, their walls are painted in bright yellow.

Since Java Jazz Coffee's interiors were full of artworks / art gallery and museum type of ambiance, me and my boyfriend was encouraged to try out their food and of course their coffee after we looked for other available accommodation for this impromptu trip.


panoramic view of the art gallery


one of their seats


It was already late lunch, about past 1pm already.  There's only a couple dining in, so its a good thing that is not crowded.  We opted to seat on their somewhat Japanese style table with banig (traditional Filipino mat).   The other couple was just behind us at the same Japanese style table.  There's only 2 units of this type of table, so you can try it for a unique experience. 

Below are the food and drinks we ordered.  Apologies as I forgot each name and prices.  Maybe that's a good reason for me to go back ;)

This drink has a little liquor on it
Lechon Kawali.  Big serving of rice

I think this was the Cafe de Tagaytay. 

One of their pasta with cheese, beef and mushroom
I find their drinks interesting.  My boyfriend ordered for a drink that has a liquor on it.  It was too strong for me when I tasted it but for him it was ok.  His lunch for that day was the typical Filipino dish, Lechon Kawali.  The taste was ok according to him and the serving of rice was quite huge.

For myself, I ordered for a coffee since that was already almost snack time with pasta as my late lunch meal.  My pasta was good enough, nothing really special.  Their coffee, which I think was the Cafe de Tagaytay, was quite strong for me.  There's no milk nor creamer served together with it and I wasn't able to request for one.  So I just put more sugar to minimize the strong flavor of coffee.

Below were our orders for breakfast the next day. The place was still cozy and cool even when the sun is already heating up at around 9am.  This time, we just seated in the normal chairs and table.


Set breakfast: bacon, ham, scrambled egg, mixed vegetables and hash brown

Pandesal with cream cheese


Mango Juice

Hot Tsokolate Eh (without milk)
Our set breakfast was good enough for 2.  I like their hash brown as it is not too oily.  As for the rest, it was just so so.  I wish that they made the bacon crispier.  The serving size of the scrambled egg was too small.

The presentation of the pandesal with cream cheese was inviting but I got a bit disappointed when the cream cheese was spread to thinly onto the bread.  You wouldn't taste much of it.

For the drinks, my boyfriend's mango juice with ice cream was quite off for a breakfast meal but it taste refreshing.  I took the Hot Tsokolate Eh, which according to them simply means hot chocolate without milk.  Since I love chocolates, I enjoyed this hot drink.  It was thick and the chocolate or tablea is like in its purest form.  I remember I tasted the same when I was in Iloilo.  This comes in small serving as the thick chocolate is best consume just by a bit else you might get sick of it.  I think my hot chocolate is best partnered with the pandesal.

Overall, I enjoyed our food trip at Java Jazz Coffee.  I would love to go back and try out their other dishes, especially the coffee.  And maybe someday, I'll try sleeping over at their Lodging House.  If you love art or wanted to dine in a unique lay back style while hanging out with friends, then I would suggest this place.

18 comments:

  1. Ask lng po..how much ung rate nila sa room at how much po ung food nla.tnx

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    1. hi. based on my previous blog, fan room is at Php 980 with breakfast. you may check my other blog about java jazz below. as for the food, meal would cost around Php 100-150 per person.

      http://cafeattinapay.blogspot.com/2013/05/backpacking-in-tagaytay-impromptu-trip.html

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  2. Hi,

    Ask ko lang po if you know of any spas near the B&Bs in tagaytay? Thanks.

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    1. hi, sorry but i haven't explored spas yet, but i believe meron yan.

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    2. Thanks for answering.

      Uhm, can you recommend some spots and place to go for 2D 1N trip?

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    3. hi. usual pasyalan is yung picnic grove, people's park in the sky, sky ranch, and the churches like pink sisters, calaruega church, our lady of lourdes, tierra de maria, etc. and of course food trip :)

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  3. Mag babayaran f 48h stay w/food

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    1. hello. i'm not sure if their accommodation is already inclusive of food. haven't tried to stay here for a night, just tried their restaurant :)

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  4. May private cr po ba rooms nila?

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    1. hello. sorry po pero di ko pa kasi na-try mag stay sa kanila. you might directly inquire from them na lang. thanks for visiting my blog!

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  5. hellow mam.. tanung ko lang po kung anu po ung mga sasakyan if ever galing ka sa commonwealth quezon city?

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    1. hello. i'm not sure po kasi medyo malayo na ang commonwealth. maybe you can search if may mga bus papuntang batangas sa may cubao.

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  6. Hello mam, pwede dn nmn po mag walk in lang sa restaurant po nila? thnak you po :)

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    1. yup, pwede. cafe/restaurant din kasi talaga sya. parang add-on lang yung accommodation nila.

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  7. Could they serve breakfast meals even if it is lunch already? I would really love it if they could, especially pancakes, favorite ko kasi yun ^_^

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    1. i think so. punta ka na lang dun to check it out. :)

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