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Aside from its chilly weather, picturesque scenery, and much sought-after strawberries, Baguio should get more recognition for its food finds. After all, we bet there’s no better way to recover from a grueling 6-hour drive than through one’s stomach.
There’s nothing like waking up to fresh air and the aroma of pine trees, all that’s left is a hearty breakfast so we’ve compiled a list of breakfast places in Baguio just for you.
Patch Cafe – Bloomfield Hotel
Patch Cafe offers diners a taste of home as they take patches of modern and old Baguio together to create a playful and cozy ambiance. They offer a great variety of delicious all-day breakfast, comfort food, coffee, and pastries.
Recommended dishes for breakfast: their Fluffy Pancakes, Dark and White Chocolate Champorado, and Brunch Sampler.
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, making it perfect for ambient breakfast dates.’Batirol’ is actually a traditional wooden rod used to make the tsokolate thick, hence the name Choco-late de Batirol. P.S. if you’re feeling adventurous, try their customer-recommended orange-flavored tsokolate.
Recommended dishes for breakfast: Bibingka and Boneless Daing Bangus
Tsokolateria – Igorot Stairs
Tsokolateria is the newest cafe concept from the Happy Concept Group, which also owns Pamana, Hawaiian BBQ, Barrio Fiesta, etc. Its menu is all-local and it especially highlights one of Baguio’s specialties: chocolates. Tsokolateria is an al fresco cafe located atop the Igorot stairs, so make sure to warm up with their tsokolate batirol.
Recommended dishes for Breakfast: their Tablea Champorado and Tablea House Blends for a hot cup of tsokolate
Cafe by the Ruins – Shuntung Rd.
Considered a landmark in Baguio City, Café by the Ruins is an iconic spot for their breakfast specials, baked goods, and specialty beverages. Their cafe is also recognized for their historic façade and the fact that they source fresh ingredients from the Baguio City Market each day.
Recommended dishes for Breakfast: Ernie's Kamote Bread
Ozark’s Diner – Bear’s Trail
A place that doubles both as an AirBnB and a diner, Ozark’s got the full package. Whether you choose to stay or to dine and visit, you have got to try their greasy, mouthwatering, Southern American diner dishes and all-day breakfast dishes.
Notable dishes for breakfast: Buttermilk Pancake Plate, Breakfast Burger with Fries, Three Egg Omelette, Texas State Fair Breakfast
Solibao Restaurant – various branches
Since 1972, Solibao has been serving fine Filipino food in each of its numerous branches in the city of Pines. Their diverse menu includes traditional Filipino favorites, all-day breakfast, steak, noodles, and bilao specials, among many other items.
Notable dishes for breakfast: Dollar Pancakes, Spanish Omelet, and Two Eggs with Beef Tapa/Tocino/Adobo Flakes
Cafe Adriana – Outlook Drive
Cafe Adriana is owned by the same folks behind Hill Station that specializes in Spanish cuisine like paellas and tapas. They also serve all-day breakfast dishes and breakfast family platters for breakfast lovers who visit.
Notable dishes for breakfast: Tapang Usa, Baboy Damo, Stuffed French Toast, Granola & Low Fat Yoghurt, and Country Breakfast Family Platter
Hill Station – Casa Vallejo
An institution for exquisite dining in Baguio’s Upper Session Road, Hill Station blends the robust flavors of Asia with the tastes of Old World Europe and New World America.
Notable breakfast dishes: Fresh Toast with Caramelized Mango, Bacon Rashers and Eggs, Huevos Ala Lucio, and Create Your Own
Vizco’s Restaurant and Cake Shop – Session Road
Vizco’s Restaurant and Cake Shop 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.
Note: They only offer breakfast from 7 AM to 10:30 AM
Notable breakfast dishes: Bacon strip Meal, Corned Beef Hash, Sweet Ham, and Cinnamon Swirl
Got your food trip plans lined up? Don’t forget to include these restaurants on your Must Try list on the Booky app, so you wouldn’t have to miss a single detail on them. There, you could easily access all their restaurant information: from menus, to locations, and even their operating hours.
As always, we’d love to see your gastronomic adventures, so don’t forget to tag us on Instagram @bookyapp and #bookymanila! We can’t wait to see how you’re treating your tastebuds.