I haven’t been to Baguio in more than 5 years. The last time I went to Baguio was to attend a wedding. When my friends asked me if I wanted to go to Baguio for a couple of days I immediately said yes and started to research on the new places to eat at.
One of the places I always ate at when I went to Baguio was Cafe By The Ruins. I always liked the charm of the place as well as the organic and healthy food they served.
We liked the heavy cast iron pot used to serve the really strong and potent ginger tea or salabat. We all ended up buying a bottle of their powdered and unsweetened ginger tea mix after Deb and Elisa raved about their drink.
cast iron tea pot
The dense kamote or sweet potato bread was a crowd pleaser. I liked the fish roe spread but everyone else thought it had a fishy taste. I thought it went well with the bread.
kamote bread w/ fish roe spread P80
I really liked their upland dressing which had the perfect balance of sour from the lemon juice and saltiness and character from the fish sauce. The fried carabao cheese was a nice addition to the salad.
kesong puti salad P210
I love food cooked with coconut that’s why I ordered the Palawan chicken served with mountain rice. The sauce was thick and yummy but unfortunately the chicken breast I requested was hard and rubbery except for the inner most part of the breast, also known as the chicken tender, which remained soft.
Palawan chicken P225
It wasn’t the best way to start our eating trip in Baguio but we were happy enough for the hot meal and the cool weather.
Cafe By The Ruins
23 Chuntug Street
Baguio City, Philippines, 2600
telephone: (+6374) 442-4010
Hours: 7:00am – 9:00pm