A Handy Guide to Classic Restaurants in Baguio Perfect for Family Trips


Bonding time!

The Philippines is no doubt home to the best islands and beaches in the world, no wonder so many tourists and locals flock to our shores every year. However, the tropical heat can be quite unbearable for some of us so we only have one cool destination in mind during the holidays: Baguio City.

Update: Check out the Top 10 Most Loved Restaurants in Baguio this month!

The Summer Capital of the country is home to the best mountain views, fresh produce, and some of the classic restaurants since the 70’s. In this list we covered some of the best food stops for your family to enjoy.

Hill Station – Upper Session Road

When a restaurant gets back-to-back recognition in Miele’s Best Restaurants in Asia Awards, you know you have to see what all the fuss is about. It’s perfect for family dinners and intimate gatherings over 5-star dishes. Out to seek some supernatural stories? Much has been said regarding Casa Vallejo’s ghostly apparitions in the area, as it was an old colonial structure in the early 1900s.

Insider tip: There's a nice bookstore right next door!
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Casa Vallejo, Upper Session Road, Baguio City
(074) 424-2734

Forest House Bistro & Cafe – Camp John Hay

Forest House Cafe & Bistro is the in-house restaurant of Forest Boutique Hotel, a consistent awardee for best boutique hotel and restaurant in Baguio. True to its name, this cafe is set in a homey country log cabin–the kind you’d actually find in the middle of a forest. It is the perfect metaphor to the City of Pines. An international menu that includes some Forest House specialties is served.

Insider tip:  They have buffet packages available aside from a la carte. Also, for coffee lovers, they offer bottomless Benguet Coffee.
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16 Loakan Road, Camp John Hay, Baguio City
+63 74 447-0459

Le Chef – The Manor

Le Chef is a fine dining steakhouse located inside the beautiful Baguio log forest cabin, The Manor. Le Chef offers continental dishes by Chef Billy King, one of his specialties and most notable dishes is the Steak and Prawn.

Le Chef @ The Manor
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The Manor, Camp John Hay, Loakan Road, Baguio City
+63 74 424-0931

Arca’s Yard – Ambuklao Road

Arca’s Yard is a cozy home-turned-cafe that boasts of a spectacular view and showcases a bit of the Igorot culture through its interiors. They also have a secluded mini library upstairs!

Tip: We heard that their Camote Pie is one of Baguio's must-try eats!
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777 Tiptop, Ambuklao Rd, Baguio City
(074) 442-9706

Chaya – Legarda Road

Chaya is a charming and homey restaurant serving fresh and contemporary Japanese cuisine. Chaya provides ‘authentic Japanese cuisine, wholesome food and healthy lifestyle’, headed by Chef Sonoko Taguchi. It’s a refreshing option for frequent Baguio visitors looking for non-traditional cuisines.

Also read: 15 Cool Places in Baguio You Probably Haven't Visited.
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72 Legarda Road, Ferdinand Happy Homes, Baguio City
(074) 424-4726

50’s Diner – Upper Gen. Luna Road

50’s Diner is an American retro diner filled with pop culture memorabilia such as posters of American icons, neon lights, a jukebox and even a red buggy. The whole vibe is reminisent of diners with servers on skates. Their menu includes steaks, pastas, fish and chips – as well as some Pinoy comfort food favorites.

Booky Tip: Avoid over-ordering as servings of some dishes are already good for sharing.
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92 Upper General Luna Road corner Brent Road, Baguio City
+63 916 659-5555

Vizco’s Restaurant & Cake Shop – Session Road

Being at the center of the city, Vizco’s has been a signature Baguio restaurant to visit. It’s a café famous for its cakes, particularly the Strawberry Shortcake, which are freshly made and affordable. Although it has a full menu which offers all meals of the day, it’s a good place for a quick stopover and have merienda as you tour the city of Baguio.

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8GF Puso ng Baguio Building, Session Road, Baguio City
+63 74 446-7085

Oh My Gulay – La Azoteo Bldg.

Oh My Gulay is a vegetarian cafe and restaurant sitting atop the green-colored La Azotea Building on Session Road, the 5th floor to be exact. The place also serves as a permanent gallery for Victor Oteyza, one of the pioneers in Philippine Modern Art, and other visual arts exhibits.

Insider tip: Keep an eye out for a big boat. Let us know when you find it.
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La Azotea Building, 108 Session Road, Baguio City
+63 74 446-0108

Amare La Cucina Restaurant – EGI Albergo Hotel

Amare La Cucina is an Italian restaurant famous for its traditional brick oven pizza and slow-cooked baby back ribs. Though it’s not in the heart of the city, a lot of people still visit the restaurant for the uniqueness and their traditional way of cooking its food. Try their Nutella pizza!

Amare La Cucina
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Amare La Cucina
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Amare La Cucina
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EGI Albergo Hotel, #1 Villamor Drive, Brgy. Lualhati, Baguio City
+63 916 332-1522

Backyard Baguio – Upper Gen. Luna Road

Backyard Baguio is a family-friendly diner that serves all-day breakfast and other comfort food including Filipino favorites, continental and other Asian dishes. Backyard Baguio is a newer and bigger Brod Pitt with a bigger menu. Indoor and al fresco dining are available.

Backyard Baguio
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Backyard Baguio
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92 Upper General Luna Road, Baguio City
+63 74 619-1895

The Farmer’s Daughter Restaurant – Tam-awan Village

The Farmer’s Daughter is a relatively new restaurant in a hut serving a small menu of organic Cordillera specialties including Pinikpikan (chicken stew), Kinuday (smoked pork meat), Pinuneg (blood sausage) Ube dessert and more. Customers have raved about their affordable yet tasty dishes. P.S. They have Wi-Fi!

The Farmer's Daughter Restaurant Baguio
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The Farmer's Daughter Restaurant Baguio
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Beside Tam-awan Village, Long Long Benguet Road, Baguio

Secret Garden – Paterno St.

Secret Garden is a tucked away and laid-back Italian place specializing in thin-crust, brick-oven style pizza, Italian pastas, and traditional Filipino rice dishes. Enjoy the experience of locating this garden restaurant, the ambiance and most especially, the food.

Secret Garden Resto & Cafe Co.
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#34 Paterno Street, South Drive, Baguio City
+63 915 935-9865

Little John’s Convenience Outpost – Camp John Hay

Little John’s is a small unassuming American diner at the Mile-Hi Center within Camp John Hay serving, as some would say, ‘the best baby back ribs in Baguio’. The fall-off-the-bone meat is tender and juicy and most importantly, affordable. Aside from the ribs, it also serves all-day breakfast, appetizers, fondue, pasta, other mains, and desserts.

Little John's
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Little John's
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Mile-Hi Center, Camp John Hay, Baguio City

Camping Date – Legarda Road

Camping Date is a Korean restaurant offers a unique indoor camping dining experience. On top of this unique themed experience are their much talked about signature Korean fried chicken and pizza selections available in various flavors. All ingredients are said to be imported from Korea to provide the most authentic taste.

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363 Legarda Road, Ferdinand Barangay, Baguio City
+63 927 487-8282

Cafe Sabel – BenCab Museum

Cafe Sabel is Bencab Museum’s in-house restaurant located 3 flights down of the museum. In case you didn’t know, Sabel is Bencab’s muse and the subject of many of his paintings; Sabel is also the homeless woman he used to see outside of his house. Cafe Sabel serves creations by Chef Mike Liwag prepared with fresh ingredients from their own farm.

Cafe Sabel
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Cafe Sabel Ben Cab Museum
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Km. 6 Asin Road, Tadiangan, Baguio City
+63 74 442-7165

Tsokolateria Artisanal Cafe – Upper Session Road

Tsokolateria is an al fresco cafe located atop the Igorot stairs. Here you can warm up with a cup of tsokolate batirol in a private and breezy gazebo. Don’t miss the pugon baked brie with adobo flakes or the mushroom risotto – it’s made with wild mushroom, fresh cream, queso de bola, kesong puti and Tsoko vinaigrette.

Tsokolateria Baguio
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Igorot Stairs, Upper Session Road, Baguio City
+63 74 442-6049

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