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Check out the top 10 most loved restaurants this month in Baguio, based on user favorites from Booky, the #1 food app in the Philippines.
10. Cafe Adriana by Hill Station – Outlook Drive
Cafe Adriana is a charming Spanish restaurant offering a wide selection of classics from tapas to paella. It’s perfect for laid-back afternoons with the family over homey food and a stunning view of the city. It’s not for diners who need their usual smoking break, as there’s a strict no-smoking policy in the area. We recommend the Mussel & Clam Marinara and Paella Negra. Our insider tip: Their breakfast menu comes with a free cup of coffee until 11am!
9. Amare La Cucina Restaurant – EGI Albergo Hotel
Last month’s #3
Amare La Cucina is an Italian restaurant famous for its traditional slow-cooked pizza and baby back ribs. Though it’s not in the heart of the city, a lot of people still visit the restaurant for its uniqueness and their traditional way of cooking. It’s for Italian cuisine lovers who want to try novelty pizzas in Baguio. It’s not for people who want multiple cups of rice to supplement their meal. We recommend the White Pizza, Wagyu Pizza and the Foie Gras with Truffle Oil pizza. They have so many unique flavors. Our insider tip is that they even have a nutella-based pizza to satisfy your sweet tooth.
8. Baguio Craft Brewery – Ben Palispis Highway
Last month’s #4
Baguio Craft Brewery is a restobar and microbrewery that serves craft beers developed and created by Xavierbier, a group of six like-minded individuals from three different countries driven by the desire to make their mark on the emerging craft beer culture in the Philippines. They also offer comfort food to perfectly match your beer. It’s for yuppies looking for a place to unwind with great food and drinks. It’s not for underaged kids or people who are looking for a quiet place to stay. We recommend the Keywheat and Kraken. For first-timers or those who can’t decide, try ordering their Tasting Tray. Our insider tip is that they regularly rotate brews that are on tap, and add new ones as inspiration strikes its master brewers.
7. Vizco’s Restaurant and Cake Shop – Session Road
Last month’s #7
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 which are freshly made and affordable. It’s for people trying to find a restaurant that will get you your money’s worth. It’s not for guests who want a spacious place to eat at. We recommend their wildly popular Strawberry Short Cake, topped with fresh strawberries. Our insider tip: It opened a sister restaurant in Camp John Hay’s Technohub called Photo Fog Café.
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6. Arca’s Yard – Ambuklao Road
Last month’s #9
Arca’s Yard is a bed and breakfast, a cozy library cafe that serves unique and healthy dishes, and a mini-museum that showcases the Igorot culture and personal antique collection of owner Ninja Sabado and her family. It’s an escape pad from the hustle and bustle of the city life. It’s not for people looking for a late night drinking place. We recommend their signature Camote Pie and coffee, and also their Rhubarb ice cream, if they’re in season. Insider tip: beside Arca’s is a Japanese art studio gallery where artist Asao Shimura holds workshops for both kids and adults alike.
5. 50’s Diner – Upper Gen. Luna Road
Last month’s #2
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. It’s for the young and the old who appreciate the throwback. It’s not for people who want a quiet and relaxed space to chill in. We recommend the Guys on the Hood, Gangsta Gangsta and their milkshakes. Our insider tip: Avoid over-ordering as servings of some dishes are already good for sharing.
4. Good Taste Cafe & Restaurant Bar – Carino St.
Good Taste is a 24/7 Chinese fast food chain serving affordable family-style lauriat dishes, rice toppings, pansit, mami, siopao and more. The food court style setup allows it to accommodate large groups of people. Word is, the place is quite full throughout the day especially during lunch and dinner. It’s for students and office goers during breaks and for late night eats. It’s not the best place to treat balikbayans or tourist visitors, unless they’re looking for something local. We recommend their famous buttered chicken, lechon kawali and broccoli. Our insider tip is to watch as orders get sent down in a small old school food conveyor box, from 2nd to 1st floor.
3. Lemon and Olives Greek Taverna — Outlook Drive
Last month’s #5
Lemon and Olives Greek Taverna is Baguio’s first authentic Greek restaurant, headed by Chef Takis who came all the way from Athens, Greece. It’s for romantic dates or cozy meals with friends and family, most especially for Greek cuisine fanatics who can tell when it’s the real deal. It’s not for breakfast dates as the restaurant opens at 11am. Our insider tip: Dine al fresco to enjoy the full Baguio dining experience.
2. Café by the Ruins Dua– Upper Session
Last month’s #6
When talking about Baguio’s must-try restaurants, Café by the Ruins has always been part of the list – serving natural and local ingredients that embody its way of cooking that is distinctly Baguio. It’s for people who want to taste authentic local dishes that tell something about the region’s culture. It’s not for guests who have a deep stomach and a bottomless appetite. We recommend the Pinikpikan, which is chicken soup used in rituals by natives, and the Baguio Bagnet with Padas bagoong, tomato relish, and lime. Our insider tip is to try getting their guava preserve jam as pasalubong from your long weekend adventures.
1. Choco-Late de Batirol – Camp John Hay
Last month’s #1
Choco-late de Batirol is a Filipino garden cafe that’s said to be the home of the best hot chocolate in the Philippines. It’s for ambient breakfasts or a chilly afternoon merienda date. It’s not for late nights and drinking sessions. We recommend the Suman, Turon, and Red Egg and Tomato Salad. If you’re feeling adventurous, try their customer-recommended orange flavored tsokolate as well. Our insider tip is to visit on weekends for live acoustic music. Fun Fact: Batirol is a traditional wooden rod used to make the tsokolate thick, hence the name Choco-late de Batirol.
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