There’s nothing more soothing than a sip of hot coffee in an extremely temperate place. After you roam around the best places in Baguio City, you might find your tummy murmuring and looking for delicious food and a warm cup of freshly brewed coffee. And that’s not a problem (and never it shall be) as there are several cafes in Baguio that serve delicious fares, cozy ambiance with a little twist of gimmicks.
Under the Tree
Under the Tree is a Korean-themed book café that brags a menu of delectable snacks and delicious beverages. People enjoy going to this café because of the cozy ambiance and the simple yet expedient interior. Aside from the excellent food menu, the café also highlights their collections of books visitors can read openly. The floor to ceiling book shelves will devour you with musky smell – a pampering aroma for the bookish. But the books have a catch – most of the collections are in Korean language, so better learn Korean to appreciate the cryptic books. Yuppies and teen hips also enjoy decorating the walls with sticky notes with whatever-idea-you-have-on-your-mind sayings.
- Address: #26 Baden Powell Bldg., Governor Pack Road, Baguio City
Go back to the past and indulge the sweet, sweet memories of the 1950s here in 19fiftea (see what they did there? Pretty smart, eh?) Aside from their fancy interior design with the classic feels of the 50s, this café is frequented because of their affordable fares. Their cookies are affordable with uncompromised taste and texture. Technically, this is a perfect place for those who want to relish with hot coffee and tasty nibbles but with a strict budget.
- Address: Room 3003, Baden Powell Building, Governor Pack Road, Baguio City, neighboring Under the Tree Café
Café Yagam is one of the most visited cafés in Baguio City. People visit this place because of their warm and very homely ambiance and also because of their indulging food and beverages, featuring authentic Cordilleran cuisines. Furniture sets in this café are majorly made of hardwood and tree pieces. What’s more interesting in this café is there real fireplace that makes the whole atmosphere cozy and clannish.
When you order your coffee, they make sure to serve it fresh and according to your preferences. They will let you choose how your coffee would be brewed, the intensity of roast, and the strength (whether you like it light, medium, or strong). Their Cordilleran cuisines will feed your tummy with the Igorot’s favorite dishes.
- Address: 25 J Felipe St., Lualhati, Baguio City
- Contact: +639212565677
Kaffeeklatsch, as defined by web dictionary, means informal social gathering for coffee and small conversation. And it seems like the café holds strongly to its name, offering its guests with a good cup of coffee and splendid moment for chitchats. You will love the place because it offers relaxing moment with your coffee while listening to the pleasant music from their acoustic band. Bean bags and old-fashioned settees make the ambiance more of vintage. Not to mention, their sepia-like lighting that makes everything regally classic.
- Address: #39, Sagittarian Unique Bldg., City Camp Road., Baguio City
A La Casa that serves as home for the hungry gastronomes, Hill Station is a coffee shop slash restaurant slash events place with all the food that can satisfy every guest. They have a wide selection of fares. Indeed, there will always be something for you no matter how picky you are. Try their meal made with Wild Boar, or Wild Deer partnered with fried garlic rice, eggs, and cucumber. They also serve Pinoy breakfast and other country breakfasts. Coffee and spirits are available as well to add heat to your body.
Beans Talk Bistro
With semi-modern-classic ambiance, Beans Talk Bistro is frequented by gastronomes because of their cool interior and all-time favorite menu. They have several varieties of foods and drink that you might want to explore which one is best partnered to what. Their shop is mostly decorated with red, black, and white giving it a post-retro look with pop-culture atmosphere. Ladies will also (and surely) admire the servers. *wink* I love how they serve their cake (as photogenic as possible) and how delicious their coffees are. The quotes pressed on the walls also add positive vibes in the place. Perhaps, it is an ideal location to bring your special someone.
- Address: MTP Bldg., No. 45 Session Road, Mabini St., Baguio City
- Contact: 074-422-3637
A paradise of indulging and healthy food, Sage café seems more of a restaurant than being a boutique café. But one thing’s for sure, they serve superb fares and snacks. The establishment has a magnificent concept. The café has two large glass window on each side. The other side is facing the road, and the other side is facing the majestic mountains of the Cordillera. So better make sure you’d come in a wee hour to have a seat on the side with a beautiful view rather than raging cars.
- Address: 95 Military Cutoff Road, Baguio City
- Contact: 074-422-2954
Gossip Coffee Shop
Perhaps, one of the coffee shops rumored because of its excellent food and inviting place, Gossip Coffee Shop serves delicious snacks and frappes and lattes that you just can’t resist trying. This café is an ideal place for having light conversations with your friends or perhaps, talk about a gossip (if you feel that’s a right thing to do). The owner, though, does not encourage doing bad talks in the café. Instead, the café inspires everyone to have a splendid moment with peers and fam while enjoying the fares. The café is far from the busy atmosphere of the town crowded by tourists and vacationers.
- Contact: 074-422-8661
If you’re tired with the typical cafes and bistros, you can go old-school at Luisa’s café. But don’t underrate “old school” too much because the café has a lot of heartily yummy treats for your upset tummy. The café has simple and very humble (I wouldn’t say artless, though) compared to other trending boutique cafes that popped like mushrooms in towns. Luisa’s Café serves comfort food to keep you warm and full against the cold weather such as wonton and siopaos. You can also enjoy a cup of coffee and eat time as you chat with your friend just about anything under the sun.
- Address: Session Road, Baguio
- Contact: 074-442-2412
Everything Nice Cake Shop and Café
Sugar, spice and everything nice do not only makeup cartoon superheroes but also an excellent place for foodies and food crawlers alike. The Everything Nice Cake Shop and Café proves that it really does have everything nice from the food, drinks, staff, to ambiance and atmosphere. They have a very lovely interior. The cake display showcases various flavors of cake that are all equally mouthwatering. Pastries and other healthy snacks are also served.
- Address: Camp John Hay, Ayala Technohub, Baguio City
- Contact: +639237467399
As you wander the narrow streets of Baguio, you will find hidden gems (talking about cafes and bistros) that might be worth a try. Have you found quirky and interesting cafes in Baguio? Share us your thoughts by commenting below!