Must-Try Restaurants in the Philippines

10 Instagram-Worthy Baguio Restaurants To Visit

When it comes to Baguio, everything is Instagram-worthy– from the Pine Trees, the festivals, the parks, and yes, even the restaurants. If you want to see the most Instagrammable restos in Baguio, you’re in luck. We’ve got it all here for you. One-two-three, click!

1. Cafe by the Ruins DUA

Cafe by the Ruins DUA

(photo via Instagram, @cofficehunter)

If you go to Baguio without eating here you haven’t been to Baguio at all. This cafe is notorious for it’s organic, locally-sourced ingredients, delicious meals, and in-house brew. This particular branch is a bit more modern than their main branch but it still has a homey vibe–with plants and artsy details on the walls and ceilings.

  • Location: 225 Upper Session Road
  • Type: Asian Fusion, Breakfast, Filipino
  • Reservations: Not available
  • Budget for One: P200 to P350
  • Operation Hours: 7am to 9pm daily
  • Must Try: Pinikpikan, Baguio Bagnet with Padas Bagoong
  • Insider Info: Check out their in-house goods and buy them as pasalubong. We recommend the jams and coffee beans.
  • Contact Details:
    Phone: (074) 422 9804
    Email/Website: [email protected]
    Facebook: @cafebytheruinsbaguio

2. Cafe Sabel

Cafe Sabel

(photo via Instagram, @cofficehunter)

Cafe Sabel is the in-house cafe of BenCab Museum so inevitably, the place is Instagrammable. Up against the walls are Ben Cabrera’s posters, there’s a small aquarium in one corner, hardwood tables, and chairs painted in Primary colors. On the ceiling there are wire sculptures and other knick knacks that are sure to make you take out your camera and shoot. The food’s good too, by the way. We recommend their Camote Fries, Homemade Longganisa rice meal, and pasta.

  • Location: Ground Level, Bencab Museum,Km. 6 Asin Road
  • Type: Filipino, Asian, Cafe
  • Reservations: Not available
  • Budget for One: P130 to P250
  • Operation Hours: 9am to 6pm (last order is at 5pm) Tuesdays to Sundays (closed on Mondays, Christmas Day & New Year’s Day)
  • Must Try: Camote Fries, Homemade Longganisa rice meal, Pasta, BenCab’s Brew
  • Insider Info:
    – BenCab’s Brew is sourced from coffee trees on the farm so make sure you try it.
    – The General Admission fee to the museum is P120, P100(for students with valid school I.D.) and P80 (for Seniors/PWD with valid I.D.s)
  • Contact Details:
    Phone: 442 7165
    Email/Website: www.bencabmuseum.org/cafe-sabel

3. Glenn 50s Diner

Glenn 50s Diner

(photo via Instagram, @eloisamanansala)

Glenn 50s Diner is a diner that hinges on iconic American memorabilia. Posters are plastered on the wall, there’s a red buggy, and even a jukebox. The pastel colors resemble the interior of an old American skate house while neon lights add a party vibe to the room. It feels like you’re in a hip American movie!

  • Location: 92 Gen. Luna Road, Corner Brent Road
  • Type: American, Diner
  • Reservations: Not available
  • Budget for One: P65 to P230
  • Operation Hours: 7am to 11pm (Mondays to Sundays)
  • Must Try: Guys On The Hood, Grandma’s Fried Chicken, G 50’s Beef Stew
  • Insider Info: the resto is crowded at night, make sure you go there earlier if you want to grab the best seat in the house.
  • Contact Details:
    Phone: 0916 659 5555
    Facebook: @50s-Diner-Baguio-City

4. Calle Uno Food Hub

Calle Uno Food Hub

(photo via Instagram, @thedanicaforonda)

Calle Uno Food Hub has earned its title as “Baguio’s First Food Truck Park”. It puts a unique twist to food trucks by using old Volkswagen beetles that are definitely #instagrammable. There are seven food outlets to choose from and they serve dishes good for sharing, so dare to be adventurous and try one (or two!) from each outlet.

  • Location: Escoda St. (First Road) cor. Naguilian Road, Quezon hill, Baguio City
  • Type: Food Truck Park
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Budget for One: P75 to P200
  • Operation Hours: 11am to 8pm (Mondays to Thursdays); 11am to 10pm (Fridays to Sundays)
  • Must Try: Cheesy German Franks of Binge Beetle, Wings and Thighs of Road Grill’s Wings
  • Insider Info: Price range depends on the outlet, but make sure to bring at least P300. This could feed around 3-4 people.
  • Contact Details:
    Phone: 0917 501 7787
    Email/Website: calleuno.ph
    Facebook: @calleunofoodhub

5. Cafe Yagam

Cafe Yagam

(photo via Instagram, @clifiogram)

If you’re a true coffee connoisseur, this place is for you. Cafe Yagam boasts of carrying the best Arabica coffee in the Philippines. They source their coffee beans from Cordillera Green Network which is an environmental non-profit organization. Aside from being able to taste good coffee, you’re also sure that you’re supporting a good cause.

  • Location: 25 J.Felipe Street, Barangay Gibraltar
  • Type: Filipino, Cafe
  • Reservations: Not available
  • Budget for One: P152
  • Operation Hours: 11am to 11pm (Mondays to Sundays)
  • Must Try: Arabica Coffee
  • Insider Info: The host has cupping sessions so make sure you’re updated. Shoot them an email to know their schedule!
  • Contact Details:
    Phone: 0948 958 5157
    Email/Website: [email protected]
    Facebook: @cafeyagam

6. Arca’s Yard

Arca's Yard

(photo via Instagram)

You might get a bit confused when you arrive at Arca’s Yard. Is it a cafe? A museum? A library? Well, it’s all of those things because it’s owned by an artist. They serve coffee, desserts, and full meals too. The best thing about it is every corner demands to be photographed, so you better get your photography game on.

  • Location: 777 Tiptop, Ambuklao Rd.
  • Type: Cafe, Desserts, Asian, Filipino
  • Reservations: Not available
  • Budget for One: P45 to P90
  • Operation Hours: 9am to 8pm daily
  • Must Try: Carrot Pie Ala Mode, Rhubarb Pie, Benguet Coffee
  • Insider Info: The place has wifi so if you want a good ambience while getting your work done, you can do it here.
  • Contact Details:
    Phone: 442 9706
    Facebook: @ArcasYardBaguio

7. Baguio Craft Brewery

Baguio Craft Brewery

(photo via Instagram, @baguiocraftbrewery)

Perhaps one of the newest in the game of Instagrammable restaurants is Baguio Craft Brewery. The most picturesque spot would have to be the bar where you can see 18 rotating taps of freshly brewed beer. It’s actually the only place in Baguio that specializes in craft beer so the whole gastronomic experience is unique.

  • Location: 120 RKC Building, Marcos Highway, Km 4
  • Type: Brewery, Bar
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Budget for One: P200 to P400
  • Operation Hours: 5pm to 1am (Mondays to Fridays), 1pm to 1am (Saturdays to Sundays)
  • Must Try: Draft Craft Beers, Craft Beers in Cans, Craft Beers in Tap
  • Insider Info: They hold musical performances on special occasions so make sure you follow their Facebook page for updates.
  • Contact Details:
    Phone: +63917 7776215, 620 2278
    Email/Website: baguiocraftbrewery.com
    Facebook: @BaguioCraftBrewery

8. Choco-Late de Batirol

Choco-Late de Batirol

(photo via Instagram, @izzaglino)

Without a doubt the best hot chocolate in Baguio (if not in the Philippines). The place is a small garden cafe within the grounds of Camp John Hay, so your pets are allowed. The perfect shot would have to be you drinking the cup of hot choco with the cafe as your background.

  • Location: Igorot Park, Camp John Hay
  • Type: Breakfast, Filipino
  • Reservations: Not available
  • Budget for One: P80 to P150
  • Operation Hours: 8am to 10pm daily
  • Must Try: Traditional blend, Suman, Red Egg & Tomato Salad
  • Insider Info: People only go here for the hot chocolate but you can definitely go here for lunch and dinner too.
  • Contact Details:
    Phone: +63917 8771428
    Email/Website: chocolatedebatirol.com

9. Chaya

Chaya

(photo via Instagram, @jezreelfaith)

If you’re craving for Japanese food, Chaya is your go-to resto. Don’t let the the house exterior fool you, this restaurant serves authentic Japanese food using the best of Baguio’s ingredients and the best of Japan’s ingredients. In short, you get the best of both world at an affordable price. The homey vibe of the place makes the whole experience memorable.

  • Location: 72 Legarda Road
  • Type: Japanese
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Budget for One: P300 to P400
  • Operation Hours: 11am to 9pm daily
  • Must Try: Hot Pot, Sushi, Sashimi, Make-your-own Temaki Sushi
  • Insider Info: Choose the corner tables for a bit of privacy. Also, they sell wild honey and coffee that’s perfect as pasalubong.
  • Contact Details:
    Phone: +63915 9054820
    Email/Website: chayarestaurant.com
    Facebook: @chaya.baguio

10. Lemon and Olives Greek Taverna

Lemon and Olives Greek Taverna

(photo via Instagram, @chloe_0jyh)

This restaurant is a refreshing break from all the Filipino and breakfast restaurants that seems to be overpowering the food industry in Baguio. We love that their interiors is a bit shabby chic and literally, every corner screams eclectic and laid back. Outside you’ll see a vegetable garden and a stunning view of the mountains.

  • Location: 26 Outlook Drive
  • Type: Greek, Mediterranean
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Operation Hours: 11am to 10pm daily
  • Must Try: Gyro, Baklava, Greek Salad, Souvlaki Plate
  • Insider Info: Reserving your table and ordering in advance is encouraged because the place is always packed.
  • Contact Details:
    Phone: +63995 9956732
    Facebook: @LemonandOlivesPH

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