Small Local Businesses in the South That Are Worth Supporting

Tagaytay is a hub of small businesses that not only contribute to the town’s distinctive character and charm but also help support the local economy and provide employment opportunities for fellow Filipinos. Here are some small local businesses in the south that are worth checking out!

Villa Breads & Coffee

This amazing spot in Amadeo is a relaxing location to spend time with friends and family! Villa Breads & Coffee offers an assortment of pastries, pasta, desserts, coffee, and so much more that you will enjoy!

They are open from Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and every weekend from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Villa Breads & Coffee

Photo: Villa Breads & Coffee Facebook

Atarah Organics

Atarah Organics is a skincare brand that offers natural and organic products that are free of parabens, sulfates, and other harmful chemicals. They only make use of high-quality natural ingredients like plant-based oils, butters, and extracts to make products that nourish and protect the skin.

Atarah Organics provides a selection of beauty items that are tailored to all skin types, including body scrubs, facial cleansers, toners, moisturizers, facial oils, and serums.

Atarah Organics

Photo: Atarah Organics Facebook

Mood Perfume

Looking for the perfect aromatic perfume? No worries! Mood Perfume’s got you! Mood Perfume sells high-quality scents for both men and women using oil-rich fragrances imported from Barcelona, Spain. The long-lasting aromas will also keep you smelling great throughout the day!

Their store also offers fragrance consultations where their knowledgeable staff can assist you in selecting a scent that complements your personality and style.

Mood Perfume

Photo: Mood Perfume Facebook

Cabuyao Original Buko Roll Bakery

When in Cabuyao City, Laguna, there’s no chance that you won’t hear of Cabuyao Original Buko Roll Bakery. This bakery makes buko rolls, a Filipino delicacy made with young coconut meat wrapped in soft, sweet bread.

Cabuyao Original Buko Roll Bakery is known for using only fresh and locally sourced ingredients. They have a lot of flavors, like the classic buko roll, the ube buko roll, the pandan buko roll, and the cheese buko roll. Other than these rolls, Cabuyao Original Buko Roll Bakery sells other Filipino pastries like ensaymada, pan de coco, and pandesal all at reasonable prices!

Cabuyao Original Buko Roll Bakery

Photo: Cabuyao Original Buko Roll Bakery Facebook

Craftea Daily

Craftea Daily in Alfonso is a tea shop that sells tea-based beverages, snacks, and desserts. They also offer a variety of sweets including macarons, cakes, and scones.

They have a warm and inviting environment for tea enthusiasts and newcomers alike. They also offer workshops and classes for those interested in learning more about the art of tea-making!

Craftea Daily

Photo: Craftea Daily Facebook

Yssa’s Coffee House

Yssa’s Coffee House offers a wide selection of pastries, sandwiches, and light snacks as well as coffee drinks, teas, smoothies, and other beverages.

The cafe values utilizing top-notch espresso beans obtained from around the world, and their gifted baristas make each drink with so much care and precision.

With such a cozy atmosphere, Yssa’s Coffee House is the ideal location if you’re looking for a quick pick-me-up or a place to relax and catch up with friends.

Yssa's Coffee House

Photo: Yssa’s Coffee House Facebook

Tablea Batirol

A traditional Filipino cafe, Tablea Batirol in Alfonso specializes in serving genuine hot chocolate from locally sourced cacao beans. The cafe gets its name from the traditional way people in the Philippines make hot chocolate: utlizing a batirol (a wooden whisk) to froth the mixture.

Classic chocolate is one of the hot chocolate drinks available at the cafe. It is made with tablea, a type of chocolate made from roasted and ground cacao beans, hot water or milk, and sugar to sweeten it. Tablea Batirol also serves a variety of Filipino snacks and desserts, including bibingka, puto bumbong, and kakanin.

Enjoy your delicious treats here while appreciating the traditional Filipino culture and hospitality with the cafe’s cozy and rustic interior design.

Tablea Batirol

Photo: Tablea Batirol Facebook

Grey’s Coffee

Grey’s Coffee in Silang is owned by one of the OG baristas of CBTL. Their local Buscalan coffee is handpicked by women of Butbut Village which is home to the Legendary Tattoo Artist Apo Whang Od (which explains why her face is on the logo!) Their coffee  is frequently roasted in small batches to guarantee its freshness and high quality, as well as to bring out the regional flavors. Definitely a must-try!

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Photo by Grey’s Coffee Facebook page

Let’s create a sense of community by supporting our local farmers who grew and roasted the coffee beans to sell. Click this link to order Grey’s Coffee.

Nana Yang’s Homemade Cuisine

Nana Yang’s Homemade Cuisine is well-known for serving the amazing Filipino home-cooked meals. The best-sellers you should not miss out on are their Dinakdakan, Asian-style roasted chicken, and lechon bagnet!

They sell mostly baked goods and packed meals, which is very convenient for people on the go or those celebrating a special occasion with family at home!

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Photo from Nana Yang’s Homemade official Facebook page

By helping and supporting these small local businesses in the South, you can encourage these businesses to grow and succeed, which may then create new jobs and opportunities for more Filipinos. Let’s all keep helping out our fellow Pinoys!

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