Who doesn’t love Baguio City? Mountains, cool breeze, tall trees, and the nicest people in the country. But another thing that we should love about this beautiful city is its unique food places. Baguio City is located inside Benguet, the Salad Bowl of the Philippines, and you will never run out of fresh vegetables on every plate. Plus, the servings are humungous yet affordable! So, where to eat in Baguio City? Well, we prepared a list of great restaurants and cafes that you will surely love.
Canto Baguio – Bogchi Joint
Canto has been shifting locations in the past year, and I first tried their cuisine in Ketchup Community near Wright Park. They are now located in Kisad Road near Burnham Park with a more spacious and newly designed restaurant. The crowd always follows them for their tasty recipes and enormous serving wherever they go. If you’re going to visit Canto, we recommend their lomo ribs, a bestseller in town. Its pork ribs are grilled to perfection and bathed with barbecue sauce partnered with vegetable salad and mashed potato. Read more about our experience in Canto Bogchi Joint here.
Canto Bogchi Joint is located at 25 Kisad Road, Baguio City, Benguet, Philippines, 2602 and they are open every day from 10 AM to 8 PM Click here to go back to the top.
Good Taste Baguio Restaurant
I first tried this place in 2017, and its menu prices are shockingly low. Good Taste Restaurant is perfect for family gatherings and big groups; it’s also open 24/7. So whenever you arrive at Baguio late and famished, this restaurant is always ready to serve you. We ordered their sinigang na baboy (tamarind-based soup with pork meat and vegetables) and buttered chicken for 5-6 persons, and we only paid less than PHP 500 (USD 10)! When it comes to affordability, Good Taste Restaurant is king!
Good Taste Restaurant is located at Carino St., Corner Otek St., Baguio City, Benguet, Philippines, and they are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Click here to go back to the top.
Just a few blocks from La Trinidad Strawberry Farm is the Calajo Restaurant. This restaurant is famous in La Trinidad, and it’s run by Danny and Eunice Wong. It started as a small eatery in the 1980s and grew into a restaurant known for its delicious Filipino dishes and Cordilleran cuisine. We recommend their saucy chop suey and chicken pinikpikan, a native Cordilleran dish made of bruised chicken and vegetables. Try visiting this restaurant after your short tour in the luscious strawberry farms.
Calajo Restaurant is located at Km6, Halsema Highway, La Trinidad, Benguet, Philippines, and they are open Mondays to Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Click here to go back to the top.
After letting your eyes awash with beautiful paintings and artworks in BenCab Museum, it’s time to treat yourself to fresh and organic dishes in Cafe Sabel. This food place is located on the ground floor of the famous museum, with a bonus view of their enchanting garden. Cafe Sabel’s relaxing atmosphere will make you enjoy good food while indulging in the beauty of nature.
It is nice to know that the ingredients in every meal came from their farm, freshly produced and picked on the same day for quality and optimal flavor. We recommend BenCab’s Chicken Paprika and Farm Fresh Green Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette. The strawberry vinaigrette produces a flavorful explosion in an ordinary salad, giving it a unique twist.
Cafe Sabel is located at the ground level of BenCab Museum, Km 6, Asin Road, Tuba, Benguet, Philippines, and they are open every Tuesday to Sunday from 9 AM to 6 PM only. Read more about our memorable experience at Cafe Sabel here. Click here to go back to the top.
Glenn’s 50s Diner Baguio
If you want to go back in time, let’s travel to the 50s and enjoy American cuisine with a touch of Filipino at Glenn’s 50s Diner. Located along Military Cutoff Road, this food place is a crowd’s favorite. With large servings and affordable prices, who will hate this playful diner? We always eat at 50s Diner every time we go to Baguio, and our all-time favorite dish is their Gangsta-gangsta – a plate loaded with pork chop, fried chicken, spring rolls, vegetables, and rice topped with a fried egg. Yes, it’s a mouthful, but this huge meal only costs PHP 170 (USD 3.40)!
Glenn’s 50s Diner can be found at 166 Military Cutoff Road, Baguio City, Benguet, Philippines, and they are open every day from 7:30 AM to 10:00 PM. Click here to go back to the top.
Baguio Craft Brewery
Your Baguio trip will never be complete without tasting the best-crafted beers in the city. If you’re looking for an excellent place to chill at night, then go to Baguio Craft Brewery. Upon entering the business, you will immediately notice their uniquely designed beer taps at the centerpiece. Each faucet contains different crafted beers with a touch of both local and international flavors. You can also ask for a free taste before ordering your desired drink. I would recommend their fruit beers; it has the right combination of a sweet and bitter taste. If you want to go “ale the way,” then go for the triple hopped beer. Check out the full story of our experience in Baguio Craft Brewery here.
Baguio Craft Brewery is located at 4 Ben Palispis Hwy, KM 4, Baguio City, and they are open every day from 1:00 PM to 12:00 AM. Click here to go back to the top.
Tea House Restaurant and Bakeshop
Located along Session Road of Baguio City, Tea House Restaurant and Bakeshop is known for its baked products, which served thousands of local customers for many years. It is said that every kid in Baguio had at least one birthday cake from Tea House Restaurant. Aside from baked goodies, they also offer Filipino and Chinese cuisines, such as chop suey (mixed vegetables with pork, chicken, or seafood) and pancit (noodle dish). Like the other restaurants in the city, their servings are always huge with affordable prices. We recommend their pancit canton-bihon and chicken with vegetables.
Tea House Restaurant and Bakeshop is located along Session Road in Baguio City, and they are open every day from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Click here to go back to the top.
Arca’s Yard Cafe
Travelers will surely love the cozy atmosphere of Arca’s Yard, ideal for the quiet time everyone wishes. Located along Ambuklao Road in Baguio City, Arca’s Yard has a wide variety of meals, ranging from pasta, rice meals, bread, pies, salads, and hot and cold beverages. Aside from their different food choices, travelers will surely love its relaxing environment. We only went here for a quick break and ordered their best-selling Arca’s Cloud Tea and hot chocolate. You will surely love Arca’s Yard’s cozy atmosphere, check it out here.
Arca’s Yard Cafe is located at 777 Tiptop City Limit, Ambuklao Road, Baguio City, Philippines, 2600, and they are open Mondays to Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Click here to go back to the top.
Cafe in the Sky
There’s nothing exceptional about the meals offered in Cafe in the Sky. What’s unique in this cafe is the experience itself of enjoying a cup of hot beverage while viewing the panorama of Baguio City at 6,500 feet. Cafe in the Sky is seated on top of Mt. Cabuyao along Sto. Tomas Road. Its high altitude location made this food place a tourist attraction. Although this place is difficult to visit due to local restrictions, it is still a worthy place to visit. Cafe in the Sky serves primarily Filipino dishes, and the price is a bit pricey since only a few people can see this place. Check out our travel guide and experience in Cafe in the Sky by clicking here.
Cafe in the Sky is located at Sto. Tomas-Mt. Cabuyo Road, Tuba, Baguio, Philippines, 2603, and they are open every day from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Available contact number is 0906-037-6002. Click here to go back to the top.
Farmer’s Daughter Restaurant
If you’re looking for a unique Cordilleran experience, then Farmer’s Daughter Restaurant is the perfect place to go. Just beside the Tam-Awan Village, this food place is home to delicious and affordable native Igorot cuisine. The restaurant itself looks like a nipa hut, similar to the typical houses across different tribes in the mountains of Cordillera. Farmer’s Daughter Restaurant offers large servings of pure Cordilleran goodness, like smoked beef, pork, and chicken, at an affordable price. In addition, each meal is partnered with a generous amount of vegetables; you will never fall short of various greens in every dish. After your tour in Tam-awan Village, try Farmer’s Daughter Restaurant, check out the full story here.
Farmer’s Daughter Restaurant is located at Long Long, Benguet Rd, Awan Village, Baguio, Benguet, Philippines, 2601, and opens every day from 9 AM to 5 PM. For inquiries, you can contact them at +63 74 428 1253. Click here to go back to the top.
Are you feeling grumpy for being hungry? Why not try Grumpy Joe and let your spirits be lifted. The peculiar name came from the usual expression of the owner’s parents. Nevertheless, this small restaurant offers Filipino and American cuisine at large servings and affordable prices. We recommend their Grumpy Joe Special Burger. It’s paired with potato fries and salad, and you will surely enjoy its flavorful patty. That fries, though, is one of the best fries we’ve tried. Grumpy Joe is located in Leonard Wood Road, a few blocks away from Victory Liner Bus Station. They are open daily from 10 AM to 7:30 PM. Click here to go back to the top.
Do you like kebabs? Then head on to Habibis Grill. We love their Chicken, and Beef Kebab smothered in their special garlic and hot sauce. The sauce complements their kebab very well, and it’s also partnered with fresh vegetables for an added nutrient boost! Habibi’s Grill is located at Shuntug Street Corner F. Bautista Drive just beside Travelite Hotel, Baguio City, and they are open for 24 hours daily. So if you’re looking for Arabic and Mediterranean Dishes in Baguio, then this is the right restaurant to visit. Click here to go back to the top.
Vizco’s Restaurant and Bakeshop
Satisfy your sweet tooth cravings at Vizco’s Restaurant and Bakeshop located in the busy Session Road. Its best-seller here is their blueberry cheesecake; it’s creamy and not too sweet. They also offer a mix of Oriental and Western Cuisine, and it’s packed with all-day set meals. This food place is open every day from 7 AM to 9 PM. Click here to go back to the top.
Lemon and Olives
Lemon and Olives Restaurant is a home for Mediterranean Dishes. It is the first Greek restaurant in Baguio City, and you’ll enjoy its recipes while savoring its rustic vibe. It also has a balcony overlooking the view of mountain ranges and pine trees. We recommend their Pastitsio, a plate of authentic Greek pasta baked with sweet and sour Bechamel sauce and ground beef. If you love cheese, their Greek Style Spaghetti is a sure win! The pasta is topped with melted mozzarella cheese with beef sirloin and red sauce. Lemon and Olives Restaurant is located at #26 Outlook Drive Baguio City. They are open every day from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Click here to go back to the top.
Oh My Gulay!
Oh My Gulay is another prime spot in Session Road. It’s not just a restaurant; it’s also an art place! Other woodwork and foliage decorate this place, and you’ll never think you are in a restaurant. We recommend their Brotsa ni Antonio Luna (Pesto Pasta with Homemade Sauce) and Pansit Gulay ni Pepe! The names of their dishes are pretty funny, but the taste is genuinely palatable! Oh My Gulay is located on the 5th Floor of La Azotea Building in Session Road, just across Baguio Cathedral. They are open every day except Tuesdays from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Click here to go back to the top.
Where to Eat in Baguio: Wrap Up
There are a lot of places to eat in Baguio. Their servings are enormous, and the prices are affordable. It is a perfect haven, especially for the health-conscious who prefer fresh and green leafy vegetables. Having a food trip in this city on a mountain will surely give you a happy tummy in the end. So, Tara! Let’s travel and taste Baguio City!
Which food place/restaurant/cafe in Baguio City do you truly love, and why? Share your insights in the comment section or e-mail us at [email protected] This post is updated on December 26, 2021.