Baguio has the perfect coffee weather and is now a home of a lot of excellent coffee places. While I don’t get to spend most of my time at home, I got a chance to coffee hop lately to come up with a list of must try coffee shops in the city and nearby.
Life is like a cup of coffee
If there was one thing common about my frequent visit to my hometown lately aside from exploring the trails, it was coffee. I was able to try several coffee shops in the city. The routine was simple, hit the trails in the morning and then find a coffee shop in the afternoon. It also just so happens that Baguio has been enjoying a really cool, foggy and rainy weather as of late. That’s the perfect ingredient for seeking warmth from a cup of coffee. I’ll narrow it down to 5 cafes though I’ll be mentioning some by categories.
- Old reliables – Cafe by The Ruins and Choco-late de Batirol
- Value for Money – Viscos and Citylight
- Scenic Cafe – Cafe in the Sky
- Hang-out locations – Sessions, Sessions Gallery and Coffee Library
5 Cafes to Try in Baguio
BZA Homearts Cafe
BZA Homearts Cafe is located at #37 1st Road Quezon Hill, Baguio City. The cafe gives you a nice living room setting with fireplace filled with Rhinestone Artworks all over the place. It’s a bit remote but it gives you a lot of IG worthy photos and a really relaxing atmosphere with its laid back and homey ambiance. Food varies from burgers, pasta, chips and some meals and they boast of some hot and cold coffees with excellent presentation.
Facebook Page: BZA HomeArts Cafe
Mount Kalugong Kape-an / Cafe
Technically, the cafe is not in Baguio since it’s in La Trinidad. It’s a few kilometers away from Baguio and is located at Mount Kalugong. It’s a kilometer’s climb from the foot of Kalugong Road (Near Benguet Memorial Service) but it also gives you the overlooking view of La Trinidad along with the rock formations in Mount Kalugong. They serve a wide range of coffee and really delicious cakes. It’s a good stop when you hit the trails or when you just want to have an excellent view along the mountains.
Facebook Page: Mt. Kalugong Kape-an / Cafe
Arca’s Yard is located at 777 Tiptop, Ambuklao Road, Baguio City. It’s a hang-out place that has been converted into a mini museum, library and cafe. The place is filled with artworks and their library is soon to open. They have a generous serving of meals and cakes that matches well with their coffee. The thing that stands out with Arca’s Yard is the view of the mountains and the pine trees especially if you’re located by the porch or near the window.
Facebook Page: Arca’s Yard
Coffee and Pine
Coffee & Pine is newly opened and is fast to climb this list. Every corner of the place is just IG worthy. It also has an overlooking view of the mountains and the pine trees. They have a good mix of cakes, meals, sandwiches which is also well presented. They have their regular line of coffee and also have some unique mix of their own. I got to try the Blueberry Cheesecake coffee and its just coffee and dessert rolled into one. It’s located at 15th Street Outlook Drive, Baguio City.
Facebook Page: Coffee & Pine
Cafe Yagam tops my list of must try with its Cordillera theme complete with wooden chairs and tables. It has a fireplace and bonfire area for the cooler months. In terms of meals, you can go safe with their burgers or really check out their Cordillera meals, which I may say is really rich in taste and flavor. They have coffee options and I like that they have slow brew available with beans that have been sourced in the Cordillera. Cafe Yagam is located at 25 J. Felipe St., Baguio City (near Hotel Elizabeth).
Facebook Page: Cafe Yagam
Coffee and the City
Well the list could go on and I could even do a part 2 of this in the future. What’s your favorite Cafe in the City?