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Rowena's Cafe

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#152 Brgy Francisco, Tagaytay, Luzon, Philippines
+46 8 60 24 81
08:00 - 20:00
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Manila, Manila, Philippines
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

dropped by at this place primarily to buy "pasalubong". but some of us opted to have some coffee because of the cold breeze. the restaurant is well lighted, staffs are friendly and they serve good food. beside the restaurant is the pasalubong shop where you can but different delicacies. rowena's as i consider is more popular than collete's. compared to... More 

Thank Chris Bhon-bhon M
Manila, Philippines
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rowena's is synonymous to Tagaytay. Their blueberry tart is a personal favorite. They have a new branch near Tagaytay rotunda where there is less customers than the one in Tagaytay-Sta Rosa road.

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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Always worth the effort to stop and sample the delights on offer here, never been disapointed and we are frequent visitors Love the tarts in particular for the Pasaluong

Thank Colin H
Bacolor, Philippines
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298 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

It is known for its varied Tarts not seen anywhere else. It has also some other pasalubongs from different regions. We dined in and i love their food, special mention- Bulalo and Pinakbet. One should pass it before exiting tagaytay, a must see and try. A bonus treat, a rondalla treat from kids singing CHEERLEADER while consuming the sumptuous meal.

Thank Kaizen1975
San Mateo, Rizal, Philippines
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201 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

This is a one stop shop for pasalubong. The tarts, sylvanas and espasol are yummy. But the buco pie is not that tasty.They already have mixed tarts. We love their shing a lings, dilis and tamarinds with sweet and spicy varieties. Food in their cafe is average.

1 Thank Ferry A
Manila, Philippines
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Always a place to visit whenever you're in Tagaytay. They sell the best buko pie and tart within Tagaytay!

1 Thank redgotsohigh
Manila, Philippines
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

We used to love their buko pie, but last dec. 25, 2016, we got disappointed :( Their buko pie had few buko strips, and the supposed to be custard was replaced by a gel flour like.. Bought 5 buko pies that tasted blah. So dissatisfied. Their buko tart tasted more palatable and worth trying. Their lech flan was superb.

1 Thank JC R
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Buko tart is superb, the cashier though on my last visit was unfriendly, masungit so to speak. Otherwise the place would have been perfect

1 Thank yzmd
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

If you're going back to Manila and taking the tagaytay-STA rosa route, then you will not miss this place. Located on the right side, it is the Pasalubong center. Famous for their tarts. Try their buko pie too. The shop is air conditioned and the items neatly stacked. Paying is a breeze too.

1 Thank Gerardo R
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Rowena's has been known for their crumb topped pies and tarts! i love them but we made a mistake of eating there for breakfast. The tapsi and tocino meals were overpriced, tough and lacked flavor. Id go back to Rowena's but only for their yum desserts and pastries :).

1 Thank natzyturvy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Philippine, Cafe, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: #152 Brgy Francisco, Tagaytay, Luzon, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Luzon  >  Calabarzon Region  >  Cavite Province  >  Tagaytay
  • Phone Number: +46 8 60 24 81

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?