Great time at Joyce’s Diner and Joaquin’s Bed & Breakfast

Last week, we went to Tagaytay to celebrate my sister passing the Nursing Licensure Examination 2012 and my Dad’s birthday. All restaurants were full so we decided to look for alternatives.

The name of this restaurant caught the eye of my sister Lily Rose (Ehem, it was named after me) JOYCE’S DINER AND JOAQUIN’S BED & BREAKFAST. So we parked for a while and checked out the food availability. The two ladies who assisted us were so nice, we decided to dine in the place within 2 minutes. Besides, I was really hungry and so many things were running in my head that time, I wanted some clean air to breathe into.

When I walked in, I was awed by the beauty of the place! SO VINTAGE! From wooden floors and tables, cute lamps and lights, colored sayings and old clocks! Everything in this place was adorable. Plus their over looking space was very neat. They have benches and a wooden swing outside. (I spent most of the time posing in all areas, just scroll down so you would believe me, haha!).

The food tasted great, if you will notice, I was not able to photograph the food well because when they were served, I was the first one to indulge. I loved their Kare-Kare, Mom agreed that they tasted good. The waiters and waitresses were all attentive, if you ask for something, you will get it as soon as possible. Mom gave them a tip, and I gave them a separate one too.

***ONE GREAT THING about this restaurant, the MUSIC was so good, they have reggae songs on their playlist!***

GIVING THEM 5 STARS! Next time you are headed to Tagaytay, drop by their place  to experience it for yourself.

 My diner? 🙂

 Entrance, loved the wooden theme!

 And they have a wonderful aquarium.

 A view from the balcony, Taal Lake.

 Our beloved driver, Kuya Ramil and the fascinating view.

 Sisters and brothers!

 She’s a registered nurse now! Congrats sissy! ♥

 Mom and Rose

While waiting for our food.

My nails are so blue and so was the mat.

 Chicken, Bulalo, Crispy Pata, Enseladang Manga and Kare-Kare! All so yummy!

 Mom and Dad, sweet!

 The whole fam!

 These walls are the nicest I have ever seen.

 Table for four please!

 Designs and the bar.

Tissue holder.

 Wine bottle.

 It rained for a while, no worries.

The door handle.

TRUE! Lol!

I’m unattended! Where’s mine?

Nice place to read a book I guess, with some hot chocolate! Weeee!

 Old wall clock are ♥

So I can’t get enough of these walls! Forgive me.

Old lamps, lead my way please.


Vines and cute lights!

The lamp.

Please sit beside me.

Pictures on all the tables er?

Wine glass and wine bottles!

I can stay here all day… and eat? Haha!

Family bonding time.


Lights are so pretty! Drawn to them always!

Kriss is tired of taking pictures of me, on all angles, haha!



Old things.

After eating, time for some outdoor pictures!

The light shone on me… 🙂

With my crazy siblings, JL, Rose and LJ.

JL, Rose, Kriss and LJ.

Our family, so happy to have them always!

I am the smallest, need to step up!

Well, I wanted a solo picture here, but Sisters Rose and Kriss did not let me have it. 😦

Reminds me of the Kite Runner book cover.

Dad and Mom, always in love.

Then again, I know nothing.




8065 Bagnet I will come back, I promise!

My sister Lily Rose is also an “eater” (it’s a term I usually use for people who loves to eat, as in EAT) Last week, May 8, 2012 she brought us to this place called 8065 Bagnet. She had been here once she said, a friend of hers suggested the place. She invited me to come with her and to tell you honestly, I declined at first since that would be after my night shift and I wanted to sleep. She said “But that’s Bagnet” I said, “So what? I never heard of that place before”. BUT good thing, I still agreed in the end.

I am not that familiar with the busy streets of Makati. I will get lost if I will go there alone. Life is good, my parents came by too, that means, no hassle when it comes to transportation since they have a car.

The place is quite hard to find specially for first timers, I was expecting that it was a big one. The area is kinda small but people kept coming and going, I think that is one indication we are in a good place. What I loved about the interior is that they have these old school antique yellowish type of atmosphere (if this was not a restaurant, I can literally sleep here all day).  They have old books, written walls, antique figurines and all that.

About their food, everything I guess is a must try! FOR REAL! All the dishes we ordered tasted so good. We had Bagnet Binagoongan (which I enjoyed the most) Bagnet Spicy Gata and Bagnet Kare-Kare. Just be extra careful if you are high blood. It’s hard to stop eating, try their pastillas too! One of the best ones I have ever tasted. Consumer wise, theirs are not pricey. Food was affordable and worth it, as I said above “I will come back for more”. My personal rating 4/5.

Please take time to check the pictures below and here are additional details if you want to visit them.

8065 Bagnet, Makati

8065 Estrella st., San Antonio Village Makati City, Metro Manila Philippines

(02) 519-6511

This is what you need to look for if it’s your first time.

Outside exterior of the restaurant.

Art finds! 🙂 Wish I wrote my name on the wall too! And look at that GOLD gong! so beautiful!

Their contact numbers in case you need it!

Their prices, not so pricey at all compared to others! Our bill landed close to 900 pesos for 5 persons! Not bad right?

Yellow lights I was telling you about earlier.

Time for some picture taking while waiting for the food.

Here it is! YUM YUM YUM!

We had bagnet Binagoongan, Spicy Gata and Kare-Kare

Bagnet and Enseladang Talong.

Happy eating!

With my family!

My solo pic 🙂 Thanks sister!

Other artsy stuff I found outside.