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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.
While Hill Station Bistro and Cafe by the Ruins have already become obvious picks for must-try eats in the area, you actually won’t find them here. Instead, we’re giving you a list of spots that might not be totally in the spotlight yet, but already serve up some of the most comforting dishes Baguio has to offer.
If you hate packing for these things, well, you could at least pack a huge appetite? After all, breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Scroll down and check out our favourite breakfast places in Baguio.
Secret Garden – Paterno St.
Secret Garden is a tucked away and laid-back Italian place specializing in thin-crust, brick-oven style pizza, Italian pasta, and traditional Filipino rice meals. Enjoy the experience of locating this garden restaurant, the ambiance and most especially, the food.
Reservations are accepted
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#34 Paterno Street, South Drive, Baguio City
+63 915 935-9865
The Solibao Restaurant – Burnham Park
Solibao has been serving fine Filipino food since 1972, it actually has a number of branches in the city of Pines. Its diverse menu is extensive and includes traditional Filipino favorites, all-day breakfast, steaks, noodles, and bilao specials, among many other items. P.S. Their palabok, kare-kare and puto bumbong are 3 of the top reasons why many people visit them. If you’re curious to know, Solibao is an indigenous musical instrument.
Arca’s Yard – Ambuklao Road
Culture, food and art meet in this cozy mini-museum and library cafe with a view. Arca’s Yard is the epitome of relaxation when one wants to find a quick getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. Not only do they have a good selection of hot coffee and tea, but they also offer cakes with distinctly Filipino flavors, such as camote pie.
Reservations are accepted
777 Tiptop, Ambuklao Road, Baguio City
+63 929 325-1868
Ozark Diner – Bareng Drive
Ozark Diner is a quaint cafe and restaurant serving traditional Southern American soul food, and many customers have sworn by its authenticity to its roots. It’s for diners looking for huge, American-sized portions and a unique, homey experience. Hint: Try their Hickory Smoked Chicken, Big Filipino Breakfast, Dark Beer Cheesecake, and Choco Silk Pie.
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.
Everything Nice – Baguio Technohub
Everything Nice is a restaurant and café serving comfort food of all kinds: from waffles and longganisa for breakfast, to spareribs and barbecue for dinner. They’re most known for their cassava cake and our Baguio Blend coffee. With a view of pine trees right outside their big glass windows, who wouldn’t wanna spend their weekend mornings here?
Insider Tip: Don't miss their spin on a Filipino favorite - Abuelita’s Bacon Adobo!
Cafe Sabel – BenCab Museum
Café Sabel, which overlooks the forest and duck pond, offers fresh and natural food in an ambiance that will refresh your palates and feed your soul. Ingredients, like vegetables and herbs, are sourced fresh daily from BenCab’s organic farm. The cafe’s signature coffee blend, BenCab’s Brew, is also sourced from coffee trees on the farm.
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.
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. It’ll make the perfect complement to your private breezy gazebo.
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.