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Cafe by the Ruins Baguio City

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Menu

  • Recommended Dishes

  • Appetizers

    • Cheese Lumpia Straws

      Crisp rolls filled with carabao cheese, smoked fish and basil.

      150.00

    • Lemony Chicken Nuggets

      Golden fried chicken pieces with a honey-lemon dipping sauce.

      180.00

    • Herbed Cheese Caprese (V)

      Goat cheese baked with cherry tomatoes and basil leaves. Served with warm Camote bread.

      185.00

    • Galantina

      De-boned chicken stuffed with ground pork, chicken liver, bacon, ox-tongue and a variety of vegetables. Poached and served cold with aspic and fresh green salad.

      360.00

    • French Fries (V)

      Double fried potato sticks - crisp on the outside and soft inside.

      150.00

  • Soups

    • Kalabasa Puree

      Cream of squash soup with peppercorn.

      120.00

    • Forest Steam Soup

      Fresh shiitake mushrooms and water cress in clear broth.

      120.00

    • Batchoy

      Soup for breakfast or merienda on rainy days: pork tenderloin, spleen, brain, in soup stock with miswa. A Tagalog tradition and recipe of Cafe friend Pepot Ilagan.

      160.00

    • Binakol

      Chicken soup with coconut meat and juice flavored with lemon grass and ginger.

      120.00

  • Salads

    • Carabao Cheese Salad

      Carabao cheese coated in bread crumbs and sesame seeds then deep fried in butter and placed on a bed of garden greens.

      280.00

    • Warm Shiitake Salad

      Grilled Shiitake Mushrooms and watercress. Served with our classic Upland Vinaigrette.

      280.00

    • Gado-gado Salad

      Crisp, fried tofu cubes on watercress with peanut sauce.

      280.00

    • Thai Beef Salad

      Seared minute steak and salad greens with Thai dressing - a sweet, salty, sour, spicy, and slightly bitter sauce.

      280.00

  • Pastas

    • Pasta Negra

      Black squid ink noodles with mildly hot fish roe sauce.

      220.00

    • Classic Pomodoro

      Fresh tomato sauce with basil-pili pesto.

      220.00

    • Pasta a la Carbonara

      Home-cured bacon, eggs, cream and fresh pasta.

      240.00

    • Deborah's Dish (V)

      Shiitake mushroom cream sauce and Cafe-made spinach pasta.

      240.00

  • Slow

    • Fillet Mignon

      A thick slice of tender beef loin wrapped in Ruins bacon. Served with a choice of fries or rice.

      360.00

    • Tia Olympia's Fresh Lumpia (V)

      A crepe roll of julienned vegetables and tofu sauteed with garlic; with a sweet soy-based sauce and chopped peanuts.

      220.00

    • Tortang Tagalog (V)

      An omelet of grilled eggplant stuffed with carabao cottage cheese.

      280.00

    • Beef Sinigang

      Beef stew cooked with rattan fruits and fresh vegetables.

      360.00

    • Baguio Bagnet

      A typical Ilocano meal: double fried pork belly accompanied by padas bagoong and tomato relish.

      340.00

  • Food

    • Mama Jean's Bamboo Bowl

      Steamed chicken, bacon, shiitake mushrooms and bamboo shoots.

      340.00

    • Kinunot

      Fish fillet cubes cooked in coconut cream.

      340.00

    • Long Life Tofu Pouches (V)

      Mushrooms stuffed tofu pockets braised in brown sauce.

      300.00

    • Pinikpikan

      The Traditional Cordillera chicken soup for healing. Contains etag, or smoked salted pork. Served with mountain rice.

      340.00

    • Rita's Rice

      A rich and saucey presentation of chicken, button mushrooms, celery and chicken liver in cream, over buttered rice.

      340.00

    • Ginataang Langka at Pako (V)

      Green jackfruit and fiddlehead fern cooked in coconut cream, and tinapa flakes toppings.

      280.00

  • Sandwich Pairings

    • B. L. T.

      Bacon, lettuce and tomatoes in kamote bread.

      280.00

    • Steak Sandwich

      Tender grilled beef sandwiched in bolillos bun served with guacamole and onions caramelized in tapuey.

      280.00

    • Ole Nick's Open Face Tuna Sandwich

      Nick Joaquin's instructions to the cook: Butter the bread, spread flaked tuna evenly over the buttered surface, dip, in a beaten egg and fry in MORE butter. This is our take.

      280.00

    • Galantina Sandwich

      A slice of galantine with fresh watercress and tomatoes in kamote bun.

      280.00

    • Served with your choice of Kalabasa Soup or Green Salad. All orders come with French Fries.

  • Breads

    • Ernie's Camote Bread

      A Cafe by the Ruins favorite, this bread has highland sweet potatoes, milk and molasses.

      100.00

    • Pan de Sal

      The traditional Filipino bread. You have the choice of our regular or whole wheat variation.

      100.00

    • Basil Bread

      Green-flecked bread with basil leaves. A savory bread, good when dipped in olive oil.

      100.00

    • Focaccia

      Flat Italian bread with herbs and garlic.

      100.00

    • Bolillos

      Mexican crusty loaf.

      100.00

    • Your choice of bread and an accompanying spread.

  • Special Breads

    • Scones a.k.a. Biscuits

      Buttery and crumbly shortbread. Your choice of three: plain, cheese or mango.

      150.00

    • Chocolate Croissant

      Malagos chocolate rolled in croissant dough.

      110.00

    • Lola Luisa's Ensaymada

      A traditional sweet bread, rich with eggs, butter and queso de bola. (Goes well with a cup of hot chocolate or coffee for breakfast or merienda).

      105.00

  • Spreads

    • Herbed Liver Pate

      A butter-rich chicken liver spread seasoned with rosemary, sage and laurel leaf. Served cold.

      65.00

    • Fish Roe Pate

      Salted fish roe blended with fresh cream and butter.

      65.00

    • Kesong Puti and Basil

      Carabao cottage cheese.

      120.00

    • Herbed Cheese

      Chevre cheese and butter with garlic and basil leaves.

      65.00

    • Butter and Jam

      Our in-house strawberry jam and butter.

      50.00

  • Merienda

    • Lelot Balatong

      Sticky rice and monggo beans cooked in fresh coconut milk. Served with langka (jackfruit) and latik.

      160.00

    • Arroz Caldo ni Roberto

      Make it with diket (sticky rice), he said. Rice porridge with ginger and chicken.

      185.00

    • Champorado

      Chocolate rice porridge served with fried fish - comfort food of Pinoy children.

      160.00

    • Suman at Tsokolate (V)

      Sticky rice cake cooked in coconut milk and served with a demitasse of thick chocolate.

      180.00

  • Desserts

    • Ruins Leche Flan

      Lime perfumed carabao milk flan with caramel sauce.

      70.00

    • Banana Turon (V)

      Saba bananas and langka (jackfruit) rolled in lumpia wrapper and fried, topped with mango coulis and coconut syrup.

      120.00

    • Ginumis (V)

      Shaved ice dessert with coconut cream, gulaman, sago and pinipig. Sweetened with sinakob syrup.

      120.00

    • Panna Cotta

      A refreshing carabao milk custard with a hint of lime.

      70.00

    • Coffee Almond Jelly

      A combination of coffee and almond jellies with cardomum and milk frothe.

      70.00

  • Cold Drinks

    • Agua Fresca de Jamaica

      This infusion of hibiscus is slightly sour, rich in vitamins and served cold.

      120.00

    • Fresh Fruit Juice

      The best of the season served cold. (Orange, Mango, Pineapple, Lemon, Papaya, Coconut)

      110.00

    • Fresh Fruit Shake

      Fruits in season blended with fresh cow's milk. (Banana, Mango, Papaya)

      120.00

    • Fresh Fruit Lassi

      Yogurt blended with the best fruits of the season (Banana, Mango, Papaya)

      120.00

    • Cordillera Gold

      Banana, Pineapple, Ginger and Turmeric Juice.

      120.00

    • Ruins Sparklers

      A concoction of fresh sparkling lemonade and our house syrups. Choice of lemon or ginger-lemongrass.

      120.00

    • Ruins Iced Tea

      Tall glass of cold tea with lemongrass and pandan leaves.

      85.00

    • Cold Milk

      A glass of fresh cow's milk from Sunfresh Dairy Farm in Pangasinan.

      85.00

    • Tapuey

      A traditional fermented highland rice drink.

      Servings

      250ml Bottle 90.00

      700ml Bottle 195.00

  • Teas & Infusions

    • Morocan Mint Tea

      A hot and yet cooling infusion of fresh mint leaves.

      85.00

    • Salabat

      Ginger steeped in hot water. Best with honey or moscovado sugar to taste. Served by the pot.

      125.00

    • Ruins Herb Tea

      Infusion of lemon grass and mint leaves with honey and a lemon wedge on the side. Served by the pot.

      125.00

    • Black Tea

      Loose-leaf Ceylon tea with your choice of milk or lemon & sugar. Served by the pot.

      125.00

    • Warm Cow's Milk

      A cup of comfort from Sunfresh Dairy Farm in Pangasinan.

      85.00

    • Tsaa Laya

      Fantastic blends of Philippine grown herbal teas. Ask your server for available choices.

      85.00

  • Chocolate Treats

    • Rizal's Tsokolate-e

      A hero's cup of hot carabao milk blended with Malagos chocolate.

      145.00

    • Tsokolate de Agua

      A mug of bittersweet Malagos chocolate dissolved in water, the Mexican way, with a touch of sugar.

      125.00

    • Iced Chocolate Shake

      Cold milk and chocolate ganache blended with ice.

      145.00

    • Minted Hot Chocolate

      A rich cup of cow's milk and cocoa infused with mint and topped with milk froth and grated chocolate.

      145.00

  • Coffee

    • Siphon Coffee

      Our signature roast Kalinga or Benguet Arabica beans.

      70.00

    • Ruins Coffee

      Arabica coffee steeped with cardamom and topped with whipped cream and cinnamon.

      80.00

    • Ruins Espresso

      A double ristretto with sweet highlights and body.

      100.00

    • Macchiato

      A double ristretto topped with frothed milk.

      110.00

    • Americano

      A long black coffee: double ristretto with hot water.

      100.00

    • Cappuccino

      An espresso capped with milk foam.

      110.00

    • Cafe Latte

      Cafe espresso with plenty of milk.

      110.00

    • Mochaccino

      Cafe espresso with chocolate ganache and milk.

      150.00

  • Cold Coffees

    • Iced Ruins Coffee

      Our house special blended with ice and topped with whipped cream, cardamom and coffee jelly.

      110.00

    • Iced Latte

      Milk and a double ristretto on ice.

      120.00

    • Iced Americano

      A double ristretto shot poured over cold water and ice.

      110.00

    • Iced Mocha

      A double ristretto with chocolate ganache and milk on ice.

      160.00

    • Iced Cappuccino

      A cold cappuccino on ice.

      120.00