Cafe by the Ruins

Asian,Breakfast,International

25 Shuntug St, Baguio City
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Cafe by the Ruins Menu

  • Recommended Dishes

  • Appetizers

    Cheese Lumpia Straws

    Crisp rolls filled with carabao cheese, smoked fish and basil.

    150.00

    Lemony Chicken Nuggets

    Golden fried chicken pieces with a honey-lemon dipping sauce.

    180.00

    Herbed Cheese Caprese (V)

    Goat cheese baked with cherry tomatoes and basil leaves. Served with warm Camote bread.

    185.00

    Galantina

    De-boned chicken stuffed with ground pork, chicken liver, bacon, ox-tongue and a variety of vegetables. Poached and served cold with aspic and fresh green salad.

    360.00

    French Fries (V)

    Double fried potato sticks - crisp on the outside and soft inside.

    150.00

  • Soups

    Kalabasa Puree

    Cream of squash soup with peppercorn.

    120.00

    Forest Steam Soup

    Fresh shiitake mushrooms and water cress in clear broth.

    120.00

    Batchoy

    Soup for breakfast or merienda on rainy days: pork tenderloin, spleen, brain, in soup stock with miswa. A Tagalog tradition and recipe of Cafe friend Pepot Ilagan.

    160.00

    Binakol

    Chicken soup with coconut meat and juice flavored with lemon grass and ginger.

    120.00

  • Salads

    Carabao Cheese Salad

    Carabao cheese coated in bread crumbs and sesame seeds then deep fried in butter and placed on a bed of garden greens.

    280.00

    Warm Shiitake Salad

    Grilled Shiitake Mushrooms and watercress. Served with our classic Upland Vinaigrette.

    280.00

    Gado-gado Salad

    Crisp, fried tofu cubes on watercress with peanut sauce.

    280.00

    Thai Beef Salad

    Seared minute steak and salad greens with Thai dressing - a sweet, salty, sour, spicy, and slightly bitter sauce.

    280.00

  • Pastas

    Pasta Negra

    Black squid ink noodles with mildly hot fish roe sauce.

    220.00

    Classic Pomodoro

    Fresh tomato sauce with basil-pili pesto.

    220.00

    Pasta a la Carbonara

    Home-cured bacon, eggs, cream and fresh pasta.

    240.00

    Deborah's Dish (V)

    Shiitake mushroom cream sauce and Cafe-made spinach pasta.

    240.00

  • Slow

    Fillet Mignon

    A thick slice of tender beef loin wrapped in Ruins bacon. Served with a choice of fries or rice.

    360.00

    Tia Olympia's Fresh Lumpia (V)

    A crepe roll of julienned vegetables and tofu sauteed with garlic; with a sweet soy-based sauce and chopped peanuts.

    220.00

    Tortang Tagalog (V)

    An omelet of grilled eggplant stuffed with carabao cottage cheese.

    280.00

    Beef Sinigang

    Beef stew cooked with rattan fruits and fresh vegetables.

    360.00

    Baguio Bagnet

    A typical Ilocano meal: double fried pork belly accompanied by padas bagoong and tomato relish.

    340.00

  • Food

    Mama Jean's Bamboo Bowl

    Steamed chicken, bacon, shiitake mushrooms and bamboo shoots.

    340.00

    Kinunot

    Fish fillet cubes cooked in coconut cream.

    340.00

    Long Life Tofu Pouches (V)

    Mushrooms stuffed tofu pockets braised in brown sauce.

    300.00

    Pinikpikan

    The Traditional Cordillera chicken soup for healing. Contains etag, or smoked salted pork. Served with mountain rice.

    340.00

    Rita's Rice

    A rich and saucey presentation of chicken, button mushrooms, celery and chicken liver in cream, over buttered rice.

    340.00

    Ginataang Langka at Pako (V)

    Green jackfruit and fiddlehead fern cooked in coconut cream, and tinapa flakes toppings.

    280.00

  • Sandwich Pairings

    B. L. T.

    Bacon, lettuce and tomatoes in kamote bread.

    280.00

    Steak Sandwich

    Tender grilled beef sandwiched in bolillos bun served with guacamole and onions caramelized in tapuey.

    280.00

    Ole Nick's Open Face Tuna Sandwich

    Nick Joaquin's instructions to the cook: Butter the bread, spread flaked tuna evenly over the buttered surface, dip, in a beaten egg and fry in MORE butter. This is our take.

    280.00

    Galantina Sandwich

    A slice of galantine with fresh watercress and tomatoes in kamote bun.

    280.00

    Served with your choice of Kalabasa Soup or Green Salad. All orders come with French Fries.

  • Breads

    Ernie's Camote Bread

    A Cafe by the Ruins favorite, this bread has highland sweet potatoes, milk and molasses.

    100.00

    Pan de Sal

    The traditional Filipino bread. You have the choice of our regular or whole wheat variation.

    100.00

    Basil Bread

    Green-flecked bread with basil leaves. A savory bread, good when dipped in olive oil.

    100.00

    Focaccia

    Flat Italian bread with herbs and garlic.

    100.00

    Bolillos

    Mexican crusty loaf.

    100.00

    Your choice of bread and an accompanying spread.

  • Special Breads

    Scones a.k.a. Biscuits

    Buttery and crumbly shortbread. Your choice of three: plain, cheese or mango.

    150.00

    Chocolate Croissant

    Malagos chocolate rolled in croissant dough.

    110.00

    Lola Luisa's Ensaymada

    A traditional sweet bread, rich with eggs, butter and queso de bola. (Goes well with a cup of hot chocolate or coffee for breakfast or merienda).

    105.00

  • Spreads

    Herbed Liver Pate

    A butter-rich chicken liver spread seasoned with rosemary, sage and laurel leaf. Served cold.

    65.00

    Fish Roe Pate

    Salted fish roe blended with fresh cream and butter.

    65.00

    Kesong Puti and Basil

    Carabao cottage cheese.

    120.00

    Herbed Cheese

    Chevre cheese and butter with garlic and basil leaves.

    65.00

    Butter and Jam

    Our in-house strawberry jam and butter.

    50.00

  • Merienda

    Lelot Balatong

    Sticky rice and monggo beans cooked in fresh coconut milk. Served with langka (jackfruit) and latik.

    160.00

    Arroz Caldo ni Roberto

    Make it with diket (sticky rice), he said. Rice porridge with ginger and chicken.

    185.00

    Champorado

    Chocolate rice porridge served with fried fish - comfort food of Pinoy children.

    160.00

    Suman at Tsokolate (V)

    Sticky rice cake cooked in coconut milk and served with a demitasse of thick chocolate.

    180.00

  • Desserts

    Ruins Leche Flan

    Lime perfumed carabao milk flan with caramel sauce.

    70.00

    Banana Turon (V)

    Saba bananas and langka (jackfruit) rolled in lumpia wrapper and fried, topped with mango coulis and coconut syrup.

    120.00

    Ginumis (V)

    Shaved ice dessert with coconut cream, gulaman, sago and pinipig. Sweetened with sinakob syrup.

    120.00

    Panna Cotta

    A refreshing carabao milk custard with a hint of lime.

    70.00

    Coffee Almond Jelly

    A combination of coffee and almond jellies with cardomum and milk frothe.

    70.00

  • Cold Drinks

    Agua Fresca de Jamaica

    This infusion of hibiscus is slightly sour, rich in vitamins and served cold.

    120.00

    Fresh Fruit Juice

    The best of the season served cold. (Orange, Mango, Pineapple, Lemon, Papaya, Coconut)

    110.00

    Fresh Fruit Shake

    Fruits in season blended with fresh cow's milk. (Banana, Mango, Papaya)

    120.00

    Fresh Fruit Lassi

    Yogurt blended with the best fruits of the season (Banana, Mango, Papaya)

    120.00

    Cordillera Gold

    Banana, Pineapple, Ginger and Turmeric Juice.

    120.00

    Ruins Sparklers

    A concoction of fresh sparkling lemonade and our house syrups. Choice of lemon or ginger-lemongrass.

    120.00

    Ruins Iced Tea

    Tall glass of cold tea with lemongrass and pandan leaves.

    85.00

    Cold Milk

    A glass of fresh cow's milk from Sunfresh Dairy Farm in Pangasinan.

    85.00

    Tapuey

    A traditional fermented highland rice drink.

    Servings

    250ml Bottle 90.00

    700ml Bottle 195.00

  • Teas & Infusions

    Morocan Mint Tea

    A hot and yet cooling infusion of fresh mint leaves.

    85.00

    Salabat

    Ginger steeped in hot water. Best with honey or moscovado sugar to taste. Served by the pot.

    125.00

    Ruins Herb Tea

    Infusion of lemon grass and mint leaves with honey and a lemon wedge on the side. Served by the pot.

    125.00

    Black Tea

    Loose-leaf Ceylon tea with your choice of milk or lemon & sugar. Served by the pot.

    125.00

    Warm Cow's Milk

    A cup of comfort from Sunfresh Dairy Farm in Pangasinan.

    85.00

    Tsaa Laya

    Fantastic blends of Philippine grown herbal teas. Ask your server for available choices.

    85.00

  • Chocolate Treats

    Rizal's Tsokolate-e

    A hero's cup of hot carabao milk blended with Malagos chocolate.

    145.00

    Tsokolate de Agua

    A mug of bittersweet Malagos chocolate dissolved in water, the Mexican way, with a touch of sugar.

    125.00

    Iced Chocolate Shake

    Cold milk and chocolate ganache blended with ice.

    145.00

    Minted Hot Chocolate

    A rich cup of cow's milk and cocoa infused with mint and topped with milk froth and grated chocolate.

    145.00

  • Coffee

    Siphon Coffee

    Our signature roast Kalinga or Benguet Arabica beans.

    70.00

    Ruins Coffee

    Arabica coffee steeped with cardamom and topped with whipped cream and cinnamon.

    80.00

    Ruins Espresso

    A double ristretto with sweet highlights and body.

    100.00

    Macchiato

    A double ristretto topped with frothed milk.

    110.00

    Americano

    A long black coffee: double ristretto with hot water.

    100.00

    Cappuccino

    An espresso capped with milk foam.

    110.00

    Cafe Latte

    Cafe espresso with plenty of milk.

    110.00

    Mochaccino

    Cafe espresso with chocolate ganache and milk.

    150.00

  • Cold Coffees

    Iced Ruins Coffee

    Our house special blended with ice and topped with whipped cream, cardamom and coffee jelly.

    110.00

    Iced Latte

    Milk and a double ristretto on ice.

    120.00

    Iced Americano

    A double ristretto shot poured over cold water and ice.

    110.00

    Iced Mocha

    A double ristretto with chocolate ganache and milk on ice.

    160.00

    Iced Cappuccino

    A cold cappuccino on ice.

    120.00