Food trip in the City of Pines!
From the BenCab Museum to the Tam-Awan Village, when the hot weather metro is too much to bear or when you’re looking for a not so far away vacation destination, Baguio is the place to go to.
However, as famous as it is for tourist spots, Baguio is also home to several restaurants that serve up a wide selection of dishes from different cuisines – from our very own to international comfort food. For one thing, if you’re a foodie or you’re looking for a place to eat, Baguio definitely has some treats for you.
If you’re wondering where to eat in Baguio with all the options available, don’t you worry, we’ve combined all the most loved, must-try restaurants in the City of Pines this month!
Scroll down and plan your food trip with the top 10 best restaurants in as well as the must-try restaurants you definitely have to visit!
10. Vizco’s Restaurant and Cake Shop – Session Road
Last month’s # 4
Vizco’s Restaurant and cafe is a signature, must-visit Baguio restaurant that serves up international comfort food dishes but mostly specializing in Italian dishes like pasta and pizza. Fun fact: It opened a sister restaurant in Camp John Hay’s Technohub called Photo Fog Cafe.
It’s for people who are looking for affordable, familiar, and family-friendly dishes.
It’s not for guests who are looking for a spacious place to eat at.
Recommended dish: Their Strawberry Shortcake topped with fresh strawberries.
9. Hill Station – Upper Session Road
Last month’s # 10
A restaurant that’s received back-to-back recognition as Miele’s Best Restaurants in Asian Awards, Hill Station is a casual restaurant with a cozy cabin ambiance that serves up dishes that have a fusion of European, American, and Asian flavors. Fun fact: Much has been said regarding Casa Vallejo’s ghostly apparitions in the area, as it was an old colonial structure in the early 1900s.
It’s perfect for family dinners and intimate gathers over 5-star dishes.
It’s not for those relying on a tight budget.
Recommended dishes: Cambodian Coriander, Garlic Chicken, and their Ice Cream Palatte.
8. Cafe by the Ruins – Shuntug
Last month’s # 9
Cafe by the Ruins is a talked-about must-try restaurant in Baguio that highlights the best of our cuisine with the use of our natural and local ingredients in rustic, earthy interiors that’ll make you appreciate and focus on the simplicity and flavors of the dishes. Fun fact: An interesting and delicious pasalubong you can get from them is their guava preserve jam.
It’s for people who want to taste authentic local dishes that reflect a region’s culture.
It’s not for guests who have deep stomachs, bottomless appetites, and those who want to eat family style.
Recommended dishes: Pinikpikan (chicken soup used in rituals by the natives) and Baguio Bagnet with Padas bagoong, tomato, relish, and lime.
7. Café Will – Legarda Rd
Last month’s # 2
Cafe Will is a notable restaurant and bar that serves up satisfying Asian, American, Italian, and Mexcian dishes as well as provides spacious areas that are perfect for a relaxed dining experience or special occasions. Fun fact: They offer customized packages for those who wish to celebrate special moments there such as anniversaries, engagement parties, birthdays, and debuts.
It’s for big groups looking for a restaurant with good ambiance and an extensive menu.
It’s not for those who are looking for intimate, romantic date places.
Some dishes they offer: Bulalo Soup with Vegetables, Beef Tacos (Mexican Delicacy), Shrimps Gambas Ajilo, and Grilled Black Jack Ribs
6. Choco-Late de Batirol – Camp John Hay
Last month’s # 7
Choco-late de Batirol is a Filipino garden cafe that features Filipino breakfast and merienda favorites – from kakanin to silog meals – as well as serves up what’s considered to be one of the best cups of hot chocolate in the Philippines. Fun fact: They have live acoustic music during the weekends and the ‘batirol’ in their name refers to the traditional wooden rod to make the tsokolate for their drink thick.
It’s for ambient breakfasts or chilly afternoon merienda dates.
It’s not for late nights and drinking sessions.
Recommended dishes: Suman; Turon, Red Egg, and Tomato Salad; Orange-Flavored Tsokolate
5. Amare la Cucina – El Albergo Hotel
Last month’s # 1
Amare la Cucina is a homegrown restaurant that serves up Italian cuisine and specializes in traditional wood fire brick oven pizzas in various flavors. Fun fact: They have a DIY pizza option.
It’s for people looking for freshly made pizza the traditional way.
It’s not for people who are looking for Asian dishes and those looking for deep-fried dishes.
Recommended dishes: Pizza con Prosciutto and Wood Fired Ribs
4. Tsokolateria – Upper Session Road
Last month’s # 5
A restaurant from the Happy Concept group, Tsokolateria is the place for chocolate lovers who want to devour whimsical yet well-thought-out flavorful chocolate-infused dishes – from their pasta to their risotto and of course, their desserts.
It’s for chocoholics.
It’s not for people who don’t like eating in an alfresco dining area.
Recommended dishes: Tablea Churros Waffle, Tsoko Mallow Drink, Tablea Champorado, and Bibingka Souffle Pancakes.
3. Baguio Craft Brewery – Ben Palispis Highway
Last month’s # 6
Baguio Craft Brewery is a restaurant that offers up a wide variety of beer and comfort food dishes which pair well with the alcoholic drinks. Fun fact: The restaurant was created by Xavierbier – a group of six like-minded individuals from three different countries driven by the desire to make their make on the emerging craft beer culture in the Philippines.
It’s for yuppies looking for a place to unwind with great food and drinks as well as those looking for a place where they can mingle with new people.
It’s not for underaged kids or those who are looking to spend a peaceful night.
Recommended dishes: Beer Battered Fish & Chips and Yakitori
2. Foggy Mountain Cookhouse – San Carlos Heights
Last month’s # 3
A hidden gem with a spectacular view, Foggy Mountain Cookhouse is a restaurant that provides a personal dining experience complete with choice Mediterranean dishes. Fun fact: The restaurant is actually Chef Babes Reyes home.
It’s for families and couples who love the sunset and love the flavors of Mediterranean cuisine, more specifically Greek.
It’s not for people who are afraid of heights or who have an aversion to chilly breezes.
Recommended dishes: Porchetta, Truffle Pasta, and Brick Oven-Roasted Boneless Leg of Lamb
1. Lemon and Olives Greek Taverna – Outlook Drive
Last month’s # 8
Lemon and Olives Greek Taverna is Baguio’s first authentic Greek restaurant that serves up Greek staples as well as comfort food favorites infused with Greek flavors. Fun fact: The restaurant is headed by Chef Takis who came all the way from Athens, Greece. Also, it’s best to dine al fresco for the full Baguio Dining experience.
It’s for romantic dates or bonding moments with friends and family most especially for Greek cuisine fanatics who can tell when it’s the real deal.
It’s not for early breakfast dates or early risers because the restaurant opens at 11 AM.
Notable dishes they offer: Gyros, Lemon and Olive's Lamb Rack, Spanakopita, Baklava Cheesecake, and Loukoumades
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More Must-Try Restaurants
Chaya Restaurant – Legarda Rd
Chaya is a restaurant with simple interiors serving up traditional and modern takes on familiar Japanese dishes. If you’re looking for authentic Japanese dishes, then this is the place to go-to.
Some notable dishes they offer: Croquette, Sukiyaki, Onigiri, Yakisoba, and Chicken Karaage
Cafe Sabel – BenCab Museum
Located on the ground floor of BenCab Museum, Cafe Sabel is a restaurant that serves up international as well as Filipino comfort food dishes which are fresh, nutritious, and appetizing since they utilize organic ingredients in making their food.
Some notable dishes they offer: Taal Rice, Chicken Cacciatore, Duck Flakes, Pork Adobo, and Volcano Ice Cream (w/ Fresh strawberries & chocolate)
BenCab Museum, Baguio City
The Farmer’s Daughter Restaurant – Tam-awan Village
The Farmer’s Daughter is a restaurant with a homey and rustic ambiance that serves up authentic Cordilleran food that’ll both surprise and please your tastebuds.
Recommended dishes: Kindot (Grilled Pork), Pineng (Blood Sausage), and Dabong Salad.
Secret Garden -Paterno St.
A rustic hidden gem in Baguio, Secret Garden is a restaurant that offers up Italian dishes – from thin-crust pizza to pasta – and Filipino rice dishes with different viands you can choose from.
Some notable dishes they offer: Quattro Formaggi, Bistek Tagalog, Bolognese, and Pork Lechon Kawali
Arca’s Yard – Ambuklao Rd.
A library, mini-museum, and cafe all-in-one, Arca’s Yard serves up international food which are familiar, healthy, and homey enough to elevate your expected cozy experience.
Some notable dishes they offer: Pesto Carbonara, Crispy Lemon-Orange Chicken, Pork Humba, Daing na Bangus, and Kamote Pie Ala Mode
Sage Restaurant – Military Cut-off Road
Serving up a wide selection of dishes from all over the world in undoubtedly charming interiors, Sage Restaurant is the go-to place for families/barkadas with picky eaters.
Some notable dishes they offer: Honey Garlic Chicken Tocino, Callos, Eggs Benedict, Carne Asada Fries, Sage Puttanesca, and Basil Shrimp Pasta
Fun fact: They also have a snacks buffet and buffet packages which you can enjoy.
Oh My Gulay – Session Rd.
A restaurant sitting on the 5th floor the La Azotea Building, Oh My Gulay offers up dishes with vegetables as the stars of the dish which both vegetarians and non-vegetarians will love.
Some notable dishes that they offer: Pasta Mestizo, Oh My Gulay Rice, Saging at Mani Love Affair
Fun fact: The restaurant is owned by Kidlat Tahimik who also owns Ili-Likha Artist Village.
Chef’s Home – Aspiras – Palispis Hwy
Chef’s Home is a humble restaurant that serves up Southeast Asian specialties from iconic dishes that represent a country’s culture to fusion food that blends the best of what each cuisine has to offer.
Some notable dishes that they offer: Beef Rendang. Sambal Dory, Nasi Goreng, Coffeelicious Pork, and Pickles Tester
Le Chef – The Manor
Le Chef is a fine dining steakhouse/restaurant that serves up continental dishes made with quality ingredients which pair well with alcoholic drinks.
Some notable dishes they offer: Grilled Australian Striploin, Chicken Inasal, and Malaysian Goat Curry
Craft 1945 – Outlook Dr.
Craft 1945 is a refurbished house along Outlook drive that doesn’t only showcase the view of Baguio but also Spanish themed dishes that pair well with the beer that they serve on tap that came straight from Baguio Craft Brewery.
Some notable dishes that they offer: Spanish Chicken, Paella Valenciana, Filet Mignon, Kalderetang Usa, and Tapang Baboy Damo
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Cover image from Lemon and Olives.