Love is sweeter the second time around is sure true as I dined again in 14 Four Cafe. In my first try, which you can read here, I didn’t got 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 GET THERE:
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 at 10 am.
Around 1 pm, I texted 14 Four for a reservation at 4:30 pm in the garden area and they replied right away. Reservations are highly recommended here though walk-ins are welcome too. But I already had an experience (my super fail first attempt) that they can’t give us a table because all are reserved already. So yes, better be safe than sorry especially if you’re coming from the city. It’s just one text away anyway. (Contact this 0999.888.0144)
Rain started pouring around 3 PM but only lasted an hour so we pushed through. There are 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 nice, 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 is not all just the interior and furniture because they serve good food as well. We have 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 are for they have a cafe like this near their house. And I asked for a garden too someday on our future house (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 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