Vieux Chalet, Antipolo

DSC08543How does a Swiss restaurant come to exist in the mountains of Antipolo? Love, thats how. A love for family, for home and for food is why the Hassig family established Viuex Chalet in their relaxed haven away from the city. In their own words,

“In 1984 Mr. Tony S. Hassig and Mrs. Susan R. Hassig opened their home to people in search of an adventure not too faraway from their own homes. The dream was to put up something that offers an alternative lifestyle to those needing a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. “

 Vieux Chalet is quaint, family friendly and delicious. I highly recommend this for an escape from the hustle of Manila. Come have a slow meal and unwind and imagine life in Antipolo. DSC08521DSC08507DSC08518
DSC08520Your eyes do not deceive you, there is a play house with a swing set and sand box to keep the little ones entertained while dining. DSC08514DSC08511The property can accommodate those interested in an overnight stay at the bed and breakfast. DSC08515DSC08516DSC08525Vieux Chalet is very much home turned restaurant. The restaurant itself is nestled in the dining room with a strong lived in feel because it is in fact the Hassig families current home. However, the families living area is very distinct and separate. You are dining in someones home but it also doesn’t feel intrusive.

I can imagine nights as a family spent around the piano. What a sweet center piece for home.

DSC08534DSC08536The details scream a grandmothers home with a spoon collection and wooden clock. I loved the pops of bright colors as that is often what speaks to me in home design.  IMG_6734DSC08527

Again, please notice the maternal details of chocolates on each place setting. Be still my heart.
Dragon fruit smoothie
All the pasta, cheese and cured meats are made in house.
The Farmers Sandwich is to die for! Best sandwich I have had in The Phils. Carmelized onions, home made cheese, bacon and ham all toppled on homemade bread.
This fried suman with sauteed mangoes was insane! I can’t even begin to tell you how delicious this was. You need this in your life, trust me.


Rico has been with Viuex Chalet for many years. His service is excellent.

Part of the magic of living in Manila is meeting the creators behind their business. Susan Hassig is such a lovely person and it can’t help but shine on the whole establishment. For me, chatting with these individuals makes my experience that much more special. Every place has a story and I love hearing them. I hope you get a chance to meet Susan during your visit. You can’t miss her with that gorgeous silver hair. IMG_6739

Fresh lavender tea to cap off the experience.


It doesn’t stop being homemade at Vieux Chalet, we were even sent home with homemade fruit preserves.

Things To Know:

  • Vieux Chalet Swiss Restaurant (02) 697 0396
    456 Taktak Road, Sitio Sampaguita, Brgy. Sta. Cruz
    Antipolo City, 1870
  • Walk ins are welcome but it is best to have a reservation. As it is the families home they do have days where they are closed to have a few days for the family.
  • This would be an excellent item for your Antipolo Tour.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. vinneve says:

    Very nice I would like to try this place when I visit next time to PH 🙂


  2. Thank you so much for the overflowing kind words. You truly get us and we are so grateful for people like you. We look forward to having you again in our home “Swiss” home! #happinessishomemade 😉


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