Baguio might be the ultimate destination when winter comes, but for a lot of people, it’s also the greatest romantic escape all year round. Bring a hot date to the coolest corner of the city, and who knows? Things might get heated even with the cold temperature. We’re highlighting Baguio’s most romantic spots for your out-of-town date.
Think you’re up for the drive? These spots will definitely bring on some tender moments and good food. Be sure to add these spots to your ‘MUST-TRY‘ lists on the Booky app so you never miss a bite!
La Casa Bianca – Leonard Wood
La Casa Bianca is a hotel, spa, and cafe that is often visited by tourists for its cozy and homey ambiance. They serve delicious all-day breakfast fare and we heard that their Baguio Longganisa and Spanish Omelette are must-tries here!
Why it’s great for dates: you and your significant other will feel like you’ve been transported to a new world thanks to the combination of Baguio’s serene outdoors and La Casa Bianca’s pleasing interiors and design
Foggy Mountain Cookhouse – San Carlos Heights
Foggy Mountain Cookhouse by Chef ‘Babes’ Reyes is a hidden gem that provides a private dining experience with beautiful scenery to its customers. Chef Babes will personally cook and prepare some of his Mediterranean-inspired dishes with must-tries such as the roasted leg of lamb, truffle pasta, and his cookhouse banana foster.
Why it’s great for dates: handcrafted interiors under the majestic Baguio night sky along with food prepared via their aromatic fire pit make Foggy Mountain Cookhouse an experience for the senses meant to be shared
Arca’s Yard – Ambuklao Road
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 her family.
Why it’s great for dates: Arca’s Yard offers up a truly cozy and homey spot, making it a prime spot for a relaxed and easy-going morning or night with your significant other
Lemon and Olives Greek Taverna – Outlook Drive
Lemon and Olives is an underrated restaurant that serves authentic Greek dishes at an art-centric environment. You can opt to dine at the balcony to catch the wonderful view of Baguio. They even serve breakfast as early as 7:00 am!
Why it’s great for dates: intensely flavorful and satisfying Greek cuisine is sure to make for a fun dinner and Lemon and Olives’ many nooks and corners offer couples a personal dining experience
Secret Garden – Paterno St.
Secret Garden is a tucked away and laid-back Italian place specializing in thin-crust, brick-oven style pizza, Italian pastas, and traditional Filipino rice dishes. Enjoy the experience of locating this garden restaurant, the ambiance and most especially, the food.
Why it’s great for dates: pizza, pasta, and Filipino comfort food- need we say more? Feel at home despite being all up in the mountains and get comfy with your partner at Secret Garden
Sweet Stop – La Azotea Building
Sweet Stop was just a small dessert kiosk along Session Road that eventually grew to become a small café. It’s a dessert haven that also serves pasta and breakfast meals. The La Azotea branch sports a minimalist French bistro look and is Instagram-friendly.
Why it’s great for dates: unlike the bigger, by-reservation-only restos in Baguio, Sweet Stop is great for that last-minute, spur-of-the-moment date. It lets you have great food at a picture-worthy location with minimal planning
Hill Station – Upper Session Road
When a restaurant gets back-to-back recognition in Miele’s Best Restaurants in Asia Awards, you know you have to see what all the fuss is about. A former colonial structure in the early 1900’s, Hill Station of Casa Vallejo serves a wide selection of Asian and Continental dishes. Plan for date night and pass by Mt. Cloud Bookshop and watch an indie flick at Cinematheque!
Why it’s great for dates: classy and classic, this Baguio staple is sure to impress even the most experienced of couples. From world class cuisine to interiors that capture the essence of Baguio, you won’t go wrong with Hill Station
Forest House Bistro – Suello Village
Forest House Cafe & Bistro is the in-house restaurant of Forest Boutique Hotel, a consistent awardee for best boutique hotel and restaurant in Baguio. This cafe is known for its cozy, cabin-like interiors that makes you want to relax and order their bottomless Benguet coffee.
Why it’s great for dates: you’ll be able to enjoy the classic Baguio experience with your significant other at Forest House Bistro thanks to their cabin-like design and warm, cozy feel
Farmer’s Daughter Restaurant – Tam-awan
The Farmer’s Daughter serves authentic Cordilleran food in a homey and rustic ambience. Dishes to try here are Kindot (Grilled Pork), Pinuneg (Blood sausage), and Dabong Salad. They are located just beside the Tam-Awan village.
Why it’s great for dates: there’s nothing like sharing and learning a bit of culture with your date, and Farmer’s Daughter Restaurant is a great spot to immerse yourselves in all new tastes, sights, smells, sounds, and sensations
Le Chef – Camp John Hay
Le Chef of The Manor is a fine dining steakhouse that serves continental dishes by the legendary, Chef Billy King. We’ve heard that their ultimate must-try here is the Steak and Prawns.
Why it’s great for dates: when it comes to Baguio, it’s tough to top Camp John Hay’s Le Chef. Experience Baguio dining at its finest and enjoy a night that will truly impress at Le Chef
Hamada – Baguio Country Club
Hamada is a Japanese ramen and teppanyaki house that is conveniently located inside Baguio Country Club. We heard that the Yamamori special is a sulit must-order!
Why it’s great for dates: Baguio isn’t exactly known for their Japanese cuisine, so Hamada is the perfect place for those craving for a sushi date in the mountains but aren’t sure where to look
Oh My Gulay – Session Road
Owned by Kidlat Tahimik who also owns Ili-Likha Artist Village, Oh My Gulay is a vegetarian cafe and restaurant sitting on the 5th floor of the green-colored La Azotea Building on Session Road. Yes, you’ll have to climb all five floors to get here.
Why it’s great for dates: from the 5-story climb to the vegetarian menu to the unique interiors, an afternoon or evening at Oh My Gulay is definitely an experience that you and your partner will remember!
Cafe Sabel – BenCab Museum
Cafe Sabel is Bencab Museum’s in-house restaurant located 3 flights down of the museum. In case you didn’t know, Sabel is Bencab’s muse and the subject of many of his paintings; Sabel is also the homeless woman he used to see outside of his house.
Why it’s great for dates: one of Baguio’s must-visit locations, the BenCab Museum is already a great date proposition, the addition of Cafe Sabel’s great food and warm ambiance make this spot a no-brainer
Plan your or breakfast dates or date nights ahead, and make reservations when necessary! Don’t forget to download the Booky app for you to easily search “BAGUIO” and find restaurants with their corresponding menu and restaurant addresses. Your next food trip is a tap away!
Featured image from Hill Station.