Have you heard the story of Hansen and Gretel? They are the siblings abandoned by their father and stepmother in the woods. They lost their way and saw a gingerbread house built by a witch, luring them using sweet foods.
We’ve found a café in Alfonso Cavite which has a fairytale setting. The Gingerbread House’s (GBH) concept tells the story of the siblings, Hansel and Gretel, after they’ve lost in the woods. It made me feel the actual journey of the siblings.
How to get there:
From Buendia Pasay, ride a bus bound for Nasugbu (Php 104) and get off at Barangay Upli. Travel time is about two hours depending on the traffic. Ride a tricycle and tell the driver that you are going to Gingerbread house (Php60/tricycle).
If you’re coming from Tagaytay, ride a bus at Olivares going to Nasugbu and get off at Barangay Upli (Php25).
Strolling around gingerbread house
Upon arriving at GBH, we paid an entrance fee of Php 50. The caretaker directed us to the entrance on the left side. We passed on a mini forest which serves as the trail of Hansel and Gretel. There are dream boards hanging on vines where you can write down your wishes. At the end of the trail, there is also a wishing well where you can make your wishes too.
We then started to smell the freshly baked bread and cakes floating in the air. It is really tempting and inviting. I now understand how the siblings were caught by the witch by luring them with sweets. We found the Gingerbread house and it is really fantastic. We were really immersed in a fairy tale but then hoping that the witch is not there.
We strolled outside before entering the house. They have dining al fresco, cottage room, fish spa, and a candy village where kids can play outdoors. You could try their fish spa for Php 50 for every 15 minutes. The visitors and guest can also relax and kill time on a transparent swing located near the fish spa.
We went inside the cafe where we stayed longer since it was raining. The whole place is decorated with candies and Christmas decors. They have Christmas lights, a Christmas trees, a fireplace, a candy buffet, and of course, a gingerbread man.
Staying inside the café, gave us the Christmas feels rather than being imprisoned by a witch. You can hug a big teddy bear near the stairs. The Christmas-inspired café tables have Christmas-themed mats on it. The café also has an indoor playground for kids on the second floor.
Luring and tempting sweets
The café was open to the public since February 1, 2017, from 8 am to 6 pm everyday. The café serves a variety of pastries. They have cakes, cookies, and muffins.
Aside from mouth-watering and tempting pastries, they also offer soup, salads, pasta, and rainbow-colored burgers.
You can stay at the café as long as you want. Aside from snacks, they also offer all day breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Overall, the Gingerbread House is a stunning place to visit for the kids and young at heart. Fill your eyes with the cuteness all over the place, smell the freshly baked and tempting sweetness, enjoy the foods with your loved ones and feel the Christmas spirit all year round.
- The Sweet Spa – Have a relaxing spa treatment using candy-flavored oils, scrubs, and lotions.
- S’mores Camp Area – Toast your own marshmallow and do your sticky sweet s’mores for Php 100 per kit.
- Gingerbread package – decorate your own gingerbread house for Php 350 per kit and a gingerbread cookie for Php 200.
- Carts for your kiddie cravings – Hotdogs, fries, cotton candy, snow cone and ice cream.
- Glamping (coming soon) – experience a glamorous and sweet camping style for day tour and overnight
Things to know:
- Entrance fee for kids below 2 feet are free
- If you’re not bringing your car, tell the tricycle driver to pick you up at the café. It was a struggle for us to wait for a tricycle to take us to the main road.
- Put insect repellent lotion since you’re going in a forest-like location.