Baguio has always been a place to stopover during the holidays, and its food standards never disappoint. With its genuinely cold weather and breathtaking scenery, the City of Pines offers places that will leave your cravings satisfied. We countdown the MUST-TRY restaurants in Baguio City that would make your holidays just a bit more cheerful.

Update: Check out the Top 10 Most Loved Restaurants in Baguio this month!

5. Vizco’s Restaurant and Cake Shops – Session Road

Vizco's Restaurant and Cake Shop
Photo from The Girl’s Room

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. Although it has full menu which offers all meals of the day, it’s a good place to stopover and have merienda as you tour the City of Baguio. It’s for people trying to find a restaurant that will get your money’s worth. It’s not for guests who want a spacious place to eat at. We recommend their strawberry short cake topped with real fresh strawberries. Our insider tip is that it opened a sister restaurant in Camp John Hay’s Technohub called “Photo Fog Café.

Reservations are accepted
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8GF Puso ng Baguio Building, Session Road, Baguio City
+63 74 446-7085


4. Amare La Cucina Restaurant – EGI Albergo Hotel

Amare La Cucina
Photo from Amare La Cucina’s Facebook

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 the uniqueness and their traditional way of cooking its food. 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 that you try their brick oven pizzas. Our insider tip is that they even have a nutella-based pizza to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Reservations are accepted
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EGI Albergo Hotel, #1 Villamor Drive, Brgy. Lualhati, Baguio City
+63 916 332-1522


3. Ketchup: The Food Community – Romulo Drive

Ketchup The Food Community
Photo from Ketchup: The Food Community’s Facebook

Ketchup: The Food Community features homegrown food concepts – restaurants like Canto, Happy Tummy, Rancho Norte, Green Pepper, and Rumah Sate offer Asian Fusion, Filipino, and Western cuisine. It’s for people who want to try almost anything as it has a wide variety of food ranging from horse tapa to sticky rice with mango. It’s not for groups of people who prefer an enclosed space. We recommend the Tilapita in Tamarind Sauce from Happy Tummy or Canto’s famous Lomo Ribs. Our insider tip is that you can order from any restaurant in the establishment and have it served where ever you choose you sit.

Reservations are recommended
View the full menu: Canto, Happy Tummy, Rancho Norte, Green Pepper, Rumah Sate
Ketchup Food Community, Romulo Drive, Lualhati , Baguio City
+63 923 878-4968


2. Café by the Ruins – Shuntug Street

Cafe by the Ruins
Photo from Lakad Pilipinas

When talking about Baguio’s Must-Try’s, Café by the Ruins has always been part of the list, serving natural and local ingredients that embodies its Baguio-way of cooking dishes. It’s for people who want to taste authentic Baguio-made dishes that tell something about the region’s culture. It’s not for guests who have a deep stomach who require substantial amount of food to be full. We recommend the Pinikpikan (a chicken soup used in rituals by natives), the Baguio Bagnet with Padas bagoong, tomato relish, and lime. Our insider tip is that it now has a newly opened branch called Café Dua located Upper Session Road.

Reservations are accepted
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25 Shuntug Street Baguio City
+63 74 442-4010


1. Hill Station – Upper Session Road

Hill Station Baguio
Photo from Hill Station’s Facebook

When a restaurant wins back-to-back recognition in Miele’s Best Restaurants in Asia awards, you know you just have to see what the fuss is about. Hill Station is a fusion of European, American, and Asian cooking helping you explore the world through its plates and casual Baguio-style cabin setup. It’s perfect for family dinners or intimate gatherings as it serves 5-star quality cuisines. It’s not for people who are living on a tight budget. We recommend the Cambodian Coriander & Garlic Chicken or any of its signature desserts. Here’s a fun fact: Much had been said regarding Casa Vallejo’s ghostly apparitions as it was an old colonial structure in the early 1900’s.

Reservations are accepted
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Casa Vallejo, Upper Session Road, Session Road, Baguio City
+63 74 423-9100


Don’t forget to download Booky to easily ‘Navigate’ and locate these restaurants. We hope you enjoy both company and food this Yuletide season. Have a safe trip up to Baguio and happy holidays!