Cafe by the Ruins

When in Baguio, you have to try dining at Cafe by the Ruins. Its my absolutely favorite place for its laid-back bohemian atmosphere and good food. In fact, dining here is always included in my checklist every time I go to Baguio and my experience gets better in every return.

I quickly fell in love with the organic-feel of the restaurant. It has a rustic, yet artistic feel, having been designed and built with simple, native materials, mostly out of wood and bamboo.  Its very cozy, peaceful and relaxing. The perfect place to nurture art, culture and good food at the same time. 

So, what's in a name? According to its website...

The ruins we lay claim to are the remains of a garden theater which was later converted into the gracious home of Phelps Whitmarsh, the first civil governor of Benguet. The house was built early in the last century and destroyed in World War II. 
A meeting place and venue of many canaos (rituals to appease gods), the cafe occasionally hosts poetry readings, art exhibits and dance performances as well.

CafĂ© by the Ruins is not a strictly vegetarian restaurant but it  features dishes that suit the demands of health-conscious customers. The food selection reflects the produce of Baguio and the Cordilleras because it is fresh and represents the best of the day's market. Always the freshest fruits and vegetables! Yum! Yum! I can't wait to go back here, if only its just one train away.

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2 Responses to “Cafe by the Ruins”

  1. In my opinion, that song is the best on the soundtrack. This cafe looks like such a perfect place to relax :)

    ♥mollie from musicandmollie

    1. I agree with both things you said. :) Thanks for dropping by. ♥♥♥