Today, my husband and I celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary and my family took us out to lunch at Burrow Cafe at Antipolo Beehouse in Taytay, Rizal.
The Burrow Cafe at Antipolo Beehouse is located inside a residential subdivision – Beverly Hills Subdivision, to be specific. I didn’t really know what to expect on our way there because my sister kept mum about it, so all I did was wait and see.
Now, I intentionally did not include a photograph of the restaurant’s exterior to maintain the element of mystery, just in case you, my dear readers, wish to visit this place in the future.
Here’s what you need to know: you’d have to pass plenty of steps just to get to the cafe. Coming back up to the parking lot actually defeated my mom and me. Had I known how much stair walking was required, I wouldn’t have worn my good ol’ reliable sandal wedges.
From the parking lot, you can choose between the steps or the wheelchair ramp to get to the garden area. Once you reach the garden area, you’ll find another flight of stairs leading you to the restaurant. I admit, my imagination was getting the best of me while I was going down the stairs to the cafe. I was imagining that the restaurant would look like some kind of underground bunker or bomb shelter. I thought that I’d be greeted by something akin to a basement. . . you know, dark, dank and dreary.
Lo and behold, I was greeted by an open and bright space. It was even furnished with garden furniture. I didn’t take many pictures because there were many people eating at the time.
While waiting to be seated, I headed outside the cafe and discovered that it was surrounded by so much greenery! Nice.
Then we sat around the hammock area for a bit until we were called to our table. Who doesn’t love a good hammock anyway? It made me want one for myself so I can settle in it to read a good book or have a good nap.
They also had some items for sale, but I didn’t really linger long there. Sorry for the blurry picture.
As for the food, they had a pretty limited selection listed on a menu that was pasted on a book.
Anyway, here were the dishes we ordered. This was my husband’s Duck Confit.
I can never say no to pork belly, so here was my tasty Slow Cooked Pork Belly.
My mom had this Shrimp Tomato Confit Pasta.
My sister ordered this Tender Beef Tapa, which came with garlic rice, eggs, grape tomatoes and achara.
Her boyfriend ate this refreshing Salmon Poke Bowl.
For desserts, we tried their Crunchy Suman a la Mode and a Strawberry Fruit Popsicle.
The Burrow Cafe at Antipolo Beehouse isn’t a hole-in-the-wall joint; it’s a fancy hole in the ground. If you’re looking for something private, secret, secluded and unique, then the Burrow Cafe is the place for you. The thing is, if you didn’t know any better, you wouldn’t even know a restaurant lies underneath the garden area. I don’t think that I’ve ever encountered a similarly located restaurant. It’s definitely worth a visit. Just remember, walk-ins are welcome, but it would be best to make reservations.