Tagaytay may be better known for specialty food like bulalo and as the weekend getaway for cool weather for Manileños, but the city can also boast about having some of the most scenic, magnificent views in a Starbucks.
Tagaytay now boasts six Starbucks branches in the area. Presently, the four are in
(1) Serin Ayala Mall
(3) San Jose
and – though it could be argued that it’s not technically in Tagaytay proper
– the Starbucks in (6) Twin Lakes, which offers stunning views just as the other branches with a lakeside view.
Now visitors and locals alike can add another branch into the fray. Domicillo Starbucks is a quiet, quaint, and comfortable new location. Nestled in Domicillo hotel, the front facade and main structure of Domicillo are composed of industrial cement, accented with simple plants like bamboo shoots. Both the interior and exterior of the edifice evoke a spacious and calm design which welcomes cafe visitors and hotel guests.
The inside of the cafe is cozy, adorned with the typical wooden furniture Starbucks is known for – long, square, and small coffee tables, as well as bar counters with stool chairs.
Outside is a patio area with extra chairs and tables should cafe lovers prefer to enjoy their drink in the cool outdoor breeze and warm sun. The exterior also has a balcony area which overlook a spectacular, unobstructed view of Taal Lake. If you happen to be so lucky, you may even be able to catch a glimpse of monkeys swinging from branch to branch over the veranda. Starbucks may be a huge, global corporate franchise, but more often than not, it is in their consistency in the quality of their drinks and their creation and approach to a more relaxed atmosphere in which people can gather to socialize or find social solitude for their study, that prove that their “human touch” is not lost.
Next time you’re in the area, do visit one of the scenic Starbucks branches. You can easily do that also, as you would be minutes away from one when you come to study and stay with us at Face-to-Face.