Love is sweeter the second time around was sure true as I dined-in again in 14 Four Cafe in Taytay, Rizal. In my first try, I didn’t get the chance to experience their garden because of the rain. Paul told me we can always come back because it’s just 5 minutes away from their house. So last Saturday, after my Taytay market shopping spree, we went back.
HOW TO GO TO 14 FOUR CAFE
14 Four Cafe is at 144 Magnolia Lane, Barangay San Isidro, Gregoria Heights Subdivision, Taytay, Rizal. You can check this out for a detailed location and directions. They are only opened during the weekends from 10 AM to 10 PM.
Around 1 PM, I texted 14 Four for a reservation at 4:30 PM in the garden area, and they replied right away. They highly recommend making reservations though walk-ins are welcome too but subject to availability. I already had an experience (my first ever attempt) that they can’t give us a table because all were reserved already. So yes, better be safe than sorry, especially if you’re coming from the city. It was also just one text away anyway. (Contact this 0999.888.0144)
The rain started pouring around 3 PM but only lasted an hour, so we pushed through. There were no cars around when we arrived, which made me giddy because I love uncrowded cafes (blogger problems). We were greeted by the waiter and ushered to our seats inside. I asked the waiter that I reserved one in the garden, but he said that the tables are already reserved earlier than mine. But God is extra loving that day because a group outside decided to leave the same time our food arrived, so the waiter transferred us. (TIP: Reserve early, a day before will be better, and asked for a specific table. For the first-timers, don’t worry, I’ll give you a glimpse of all the tables you can reserve.)
We ordered the aligue and tuyo pasta again because we loved that and tried the Monte Cristo sandwiches. This Cafe was not all just the interior and furniture because they serve good food as well. We had the whole garden to ourselves at that time, and the rain did a good job of keeping the temperature cool. I told Paul how lucky they were for they have a cafe like this near their house. And I asked for a garden too someday on our future home (haha!).
14 Four Cafe showcases the designs and works of their very own owners. The Cafe is only open at weekends, and the place is a showroom of the owners’ furniture business during the weekdays. You can see their beautiful designs and products here. 14 Four Cafe is also famous for private events and photoshoots.
Have you decided which corner you will reserve? Share it with me below the comment box.
San Isidro, Taytay, Rizal
Cafe Hours: Fri & Sat 10AM-10PM; Sun 10AM-9PM