Food trip in the City of Pines!
The summer capital of the Philippines has all sorts of eats and treats with the added bonus of having wonderful weather that sometimes it can be hard to find the perfect place to eat with all the restaurants in Baguio that are now available.
A trip isn’t really complete without thinking of where to eat in Baguio so we’ve combined all the most loved restaurants in the City of Pines for this month!
Scroll down and plan your food trip with the top 10 best restaurants in Baguio based on user favourites from Booky!
10. Choco-Late de Batirol – Camp John Hay
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.
9. 50’s Diner – Porta Vaga Mall
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 reminiscent 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. It’s not for people who want a quiet and relaxed space to chill in. We recommend the Guys the on the Hood, Gangsta Gangsta, and their milkshakes. Our insider tip: Avoid over-ordering as servings of some dishes are already good for sharing.
No reservations accepted
4/F Porta Vaga Mall, Session Road, Baguio City
8. Foggy Mountain Cookhouse – San Carlos Heights
Foggy Mountain Cookhouse is a hidden gem, nestled along the residential area of San Carlos Heights. Chef Babes Reyes decided to open up his own home and his front porch to provide a private dining experience featuring Mediterranean-inspired dishes from his own personal dishes. It’s for families and couples who love the sunset because if you catch the golden hour, you’ll be treated to a view of the Cordilleran sunset. It’s not for people who are scared of heights or who have an aversion to a chilly breeze. We recommend their Porchetta, Tufle Pasta, and Brick Oven-Roasted Boneless Leg of Lamb. Insider tip: This restaurant is strictly by reservations only, so reserve at least a day ahead and pre-order your dishes.
172 St. Joseph Street, San Carlos Heights, Baguio City
(0916) 767-4687 | (0932) 762-3639
7. Arca’s Yard – Ambuklao Rd.
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 family. It’s for those whoa re looking for an escape pad from the hustle and bustle of the city life. It’s not for people looking for a late night drinking session. We recommend their signature camote pie and coffee, and also their rhubarb ice cream if they’re in season. Our insider tip: Beside Arca’s is a Japanese art studio gallery where artist Shimura holds workshops for kids and adults.
777 Tiptop, Ambuklao Rd., Baguio City
(074) 442- 9706 | (0929) 325-1868
6. Vizco’s Restaurant and Cake Shop – Session Road
Being at the center of the city, Vizco’s has been a signature Baguio restaurant to visit. It’s a ccafe famous for it’s cakes which are freshly made and no doubt 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 famous Strawberry Shortcake which is a cake topped with fresh strawberries. Our insider tip: It opened a sister restaurant in Camp John Hay’s Technohub called Photo Fog Cafe.
Session Road, Baguio City
(074) 446-7085 | (0917) 579-0962
5. Lemon and Olives Greek Taverna – Outlook Drive
Last month’s # 10
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.
4. Café by the Ruins – Upper Session Road
Last month’s # 7
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.
3. Amare la Cucina – El Albergo Hotel
Last month’s # 6
Amare la Cucina is a homegrown restaurant that is most known for their Neapolitan Pizza. Their pizzas are always freshly made in their traditional wood fire brick oven and you can even make your own! It’s for people looking for freshly made pizza the traditional way. It’s not for people looking to grab and go just a slice or two. We recommend their Pizza Con Prosciutto and Wood Fired Ribs.
2. Baguio Craft Brewery – Ben Palispis Highway
Last month’s # 5
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 their beer battered Fish & Chips and Yakitori to go along with your preferred beers.
1. Café Will – Legarda Rd
Last month’s # 2
Cafe Will is a great fine dining restaurant and Bar. It serves satisfying Asian, American, and Italian dishes and offers guests relaxing dining areas and also a wide function hall which is ideal for receptions, parties, and business conferences. It’s for big groups looking for good ambience and an extensive menu. It’s not for those looking for a quaint and small space to have an intimate dinner date. Insider tip: They offer customized packages for those who wish to celebrate special moments such as anniversaries, engagement parties, birthdays, and debuts.
Reservations are recommended
MH Del Pilar Legarda Rd, Baguio City
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Cover image from Lemon and Olives.