In celebration of our 3.5 years (42 months WHOAAA) of being an official couple, Paul and I decided that we’ll have a breakfast monthsary date because we seldom do that. Okay fine, the decision is more from me than him. He hates waking up early at weekends but sometimes a boyfriend just got no choice. And I gave him next month to choose the restaurant so that’s fair.
I’ve been eyeing this underground cafe I saw on Facebook since: first, it’s just here in Rizal; and second, I’ve never been to an underground cafe! Have you? Have you?
How we get there
It was a rainy Saturday 10 AM when we went. The road to Burrow Cafe made us have double thoughts (forest alert!) but we trusted Waze. The cafe is in a hidden corner of Beverly Subdivision in Antipolo, just a subdivision neighbor away from Pinto Art Museum. There are wooden Beehouse and Burrow sign in front and parking is just a driveway parking.
From the entrance, we followed the directions that led us to almost a hundred steps of stairs down ending to an open garden with sketchy underground stairs in the middle. I was raised to avoid suspicious entrances like this so I doubted and let my man lead the way.
The Underground Cafe
It turns out that the underground of the open garden is a cafe. A waiter greeted us and asked us about our reservations. I have to tell you that Burrow Cafe is on a reservation policy. My mind took almost 5 minutes to process how gorgeous the place is. It is made of wall bricks and a lot of windows overlooking a river and forest. There are only 8 unique garden tables that despite all tables are occupied, the place still doesn’t look crowded. On the other corner are colorful hammocks. And the table details and all the plants around made the place more beautiful and livelier.
As we were ushered on our seats, I’m like a crazy dog so happy that I told Paul that I think I just I saw my ideal house.
We were not seated beside the windows because I had reserved only one week before. I think you need at least 2 or 3 weeks? But yeah, the view is still lovely, overlooking the forest with the drizzle. We waited for our foods for like 10-15 minutes until it is served hot and newly cooked.
I ordered the Bacon-Sausage-Eggs (395 PHP) and Paul had the Tender Beef Tapa (320 PHP). I have nothing against my food. It’s normally delicious and just how I want my breakfast every day. Paul’s tapa tho is on the sweet side of the scale that I’m not a fan of. Their foods are normal, nothing ordinary, but it is not bad as well.
Is it worth it?
We enjoyed Burrow Cafe mostly because the place is so serene that Paul and I were able to catch up with our work issues and gossips while eating our breakfast. It’s our first breakfast date and I think we were off to a great start. It is a gorgeous and quiet cafe to bond with friends or with your SO plus the good food. It might be pricey though but given their service and place, for me, it is worth paying for.
Things You Need To Know
Burrow Cafe Schedule
OPEN • Wed-Thurs 8AM-4PM / Fri-Sun 7AM-4PM / select holidays
Closed • Mon-Tues
I private messaged them on their Facebook Page and they confirmed my chosen date and time.
– They still don’t accept credit and debit cards. They’re still on a cash basis.
– You can only stay for as long as 2 hours especially on a weekend since the cafe is still in large demand.
– Walk-ins are welcome, though seats are not guaranteed.
– The Burrow is a hidden haven located within the grounds of Antipolo Beehouse, accessible 76 steps down by the river, nestled underneath a garden.
– If you’re bringing elders, they need to be able to navigate stairs.
– There’s an alternate ramp but it is steep.
– More information on their website, click here.