Planning a travel up the North? More than the climate and culture, the City of Pines is the home of various unique and must-try Baguio restaurants!
Many tourists, locals and foreigners alike, come visit Baguio all-year round. Climbing the North may not be a short ride, but everything is worth the travel when you arrive at Baguio City. The place is rich in culture. The city is in Benguet which serves as the home of the indigenous people like Igorots.
More than the great climate and culture, Baguio delights your taste buds with different homegrown dishes from the city, along with other all-time favorite food.
Here are must-try restaurants you should go to when you travel to Baguio:
1. 50’s Diner
Travel back to the past as you dine in 50’s Diner in Baguio. As the name suggests, you will be taken back to the 50’s with their American retro concept. Even servers are skating their way to get your orders to complete the 50s throwback. Their diner is designed with pop culture vibes American posters, red buggy, favorite neon lights and an old jukebox.
Kids and kids at heart will surely love their wide variety of food on their menu including your favorite Filipino comfort food, steaks, fish and chips, pastas. This perfect for groups like a family or barkada because some of their food offers are for sharing. You can bond and talk about things with our loved ones during your dine.
50s Diner is located at 92 Upper General Luna Rd. cor. Brent Rd., Baguio City
2. Choco-Late de Batirol
Known as the home of the best hot chocolate in the country, Choco-Late de Batirol is certainly a famous stop for tourists. This garden cafe offers you a great company for early mornings and chilly afternoons. They practice the traditional method of using batirol (a wooden rod) to make the tsokolate thick.
You can try their own take on turon and suman, or their red egg and tomato salad. For chocolate enthusiasts, you should try their orange flavored chocolate. During weekends, enjoy the relaxing melody of live acoustic music.
For chocolate lovers who wanted to travel to Baguio, you might want to make this cafe a side trip.
Visit their cafe at Igorot Park, Camp John Hay, Baguio City
3. Café in the Sky
Have you imagined waking up to the beautiful scenery of trees and mountains? Would you like to see the beauty of the world up in the sky? Dine in the clouds in Cafe in the Sky. This cafe and bed & breakfast is located in the mountains of Sto. Tomas.
It’s perfect for tourists who would like to indulge on affordable light meals, snacks, and some drinks. However, this is recommended for people who have a private vehicle. You can contract taxis to go up the mountain, but there is seldom public transportation available on the way down. It is suggested to have your own transportation for a minimal environmental fee per head.
Dine with them at Mt. Sto. Tomas, Pob. Kabuyao, Baguio City
4. Baguio Craft Brewery
During cold nights, an ice-cold booze with a sizzling pulutan makes the night a little warmer. In Baguio, there’s this local craft brewery named Baguio Craft Brewery created by Xavierbier.
They offer the best partner comfort food for the crafted beer. You can dine or just drink since they are a restobar and microbrewery.
Minors are not allowed to drink, and if you don’t know what to taste, try ordering their Tasting Tray. They regularly change their brews on tap depending on their master brewers’ inspirations.
Taste their brews at their restobar at Ben Palispis Highway, Baguio City.
5. Lemon and Olives Greek Taverna
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It would not be all Greek to you if you visit Lemon and Olives Greek Taverna. Baguio’s first Greek restaurant serves authentic Greek cuisine, all from the brilliant hands of Chef Takis from Athens, Greece.Their store opens 11 am, time for a unique dining experience during lunch. The place caters to families and lovers who would like to enjoy a cozy and romantic restaurant feels.
Experience Greek dining at #26 Outlook Drive, Baguio City.
6. Cafe by the Ruins Dua
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One of the all-time favorite cafes in Baguio is Cafe by the Ruins Dua. If you ask travelers of their must-try places, Cafe by the Ruins Dua is always on the list.
What’s not to love about them? They serve the best local dishes you shouldn’t miss. The ingredients for their dishes are natural and locally produced, so you get a taste of their regional culture firsthand. Pinikpikang manok is their famous dish, along with their variation of Baguio Bagnet.
Stop by at their cafe at 225 Upper Session Road near Military Cut-off, Baguio City.
If you’re planning your next trip to Baguio City, these restaurants will surely make your trip worthwhile.
Did we miss anything of the must-try restaurants in Baguio? Let us know in the comments below!