My cafe hunting in the past years has proven me that many instagrammable cafes and restaurants in Rizal aren’t discovered by many yet. True enough, Jill and Pops popped up on my Facebook feed last December. They’ve been in the dining business for two years already, and as of 2020, they already have two branches in Taytay.
How to Go to Jill and Pops
Anywhere from Ortigas or Felix Avenue, ride a jeepney going to Angono Highway or Binangonan Double Highway (don’t mistake it with Binangonan Floodway). Tell the driver to drop you off at Meralco Village (nearest landmark is Puregold). There are tricycles going to Jill and Pops, but I highly recommend using Google maps and then walking from the gate instead.
Place and Ambience
The venue was filled with bright primary colors that made the whole area look lively. It somewhat gave a Selecta 3 in 1 + 1 ice cream vibe, if you know what I mean. You can’t really work here though, as sockets and Wi-Fi aren’t available. But if you’re looking for a place you can hang out with your colleagues, Jill and Pops might just be perfect for you. When we went there, a group of students were jamming OPM songs on their acoustic guitars, and another set of friends were drinking beer outside.
What to Eat in Jill and Pops
Their sizzling sisig (Php 125) tasted okay: well-cooked meat, nicely topped with egg yolk. However, I wasn’t a fan of their lion sugar milk tea (Php 120); it tasted like condensed milk with brown sugar, and the flavor worsened as time passed by. I recommend their caramelized brownie ala mode though. The cashier recommended this dessert after telling me that cheesecake on a stick wasn’t available. Check their menu here.
Jill and Pops
275 Rizal Ave. Brgy. San Juan Taytay Rizal