Baguio Eats: Cafe By The Ruins

Cafe By The Ruins, Baguio

Baguio Eats: Cafe By The Ruins

Cafe By The Ruins has earned a really good reputation in Baguio that you simply don’t leave the City of Pines without dropping by the restaurant.

We initially planned to have dinner there when we were in Baguio last week but was surprised to see a long line of customers outside waiting to be seated at around 7pm. When I asked the staff if we could have a reservation, I was informed that reservations were already closed. Because of that we were so early the next day for breakfast that we were the first customers…LOL!

Baguio Eats: Cafe By The Ruins
daddy and Ykaie in their signature pose

Cafe By The Ruins interiors were very homey. Tour your eyes around and you’ll see mostly wood and stone…two of my favorite natural materials in the world. We seated ourselves al fresco so I wasn’t able to see what was inside the restaurant.

Baguio Eats: Cafe By The Ruins

…. and we continuously took photos too..LOL! The only time we sat down was when the food was served.

Baguio Eats: Cafe By The Ruins

We ordered this Foccacia Bread served with Kesong Puti and Basil (₱85) for sharing. The bread was chewy and tasted primarily with rosemary and garlic. The kesong puti is just how I like it — not salty at all. Just plain cheese.

Baguio Eats: Cafe By The Ruins

peanutbutter had the Farmer’s Morning Feast (₱245)  because he wanted bacon and eggs and pandesal. We saw some pandesal the night before and he wanted to try their version. When it was served, Ernie’s Kamote Bread accompanied the thick Slices of homecured bacon and sunny side up egg. He liked it it though, and said the Kamote bread was really good. This meal was served with coffee and a small bowl of fresh fruits in syrup.

Baguio Eats: Cafe By The Ruins

I was craving french toast so I ordered the Cafe French Toast (₱300). It includes two pieces of  brioche soaked in milk and egg and then fried in butter. It was served topped with butter and with honey and bacon on the side. It was also served with a cup of coffee and a small bowl of fresh fruits in syrup. A full meal indeed! I find the french toast a bit on the soggy side, though.

Since Ykaie already had pancakes at McDonald’s earlier, we just shared my plate of french toast. She was just after my bacon, really…

Sis had Champorado (₱110) that’s made with tablea and served with crispy boneless fried fish. I think it was served gorgeously. What do you think?

Cafe By The Ruins is located at 25 Shuntug Street, Baguio City.

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38 Responses

  1. Cafe By The Ruins looks amazing! I love being the first customers and getting to a restaurant right when it opens. That Farmer’s Morning Feast looks so YUMMY <3

  2. Your daughter is adorable! And I love their “signature pose”… oh, and, the food looks pretty darn good, too 🙂 I’ve never heard of pandesal before so I just looked it up, and definitely want to try and make it! Thank you for sharing!

  3. Ohhhh…. The Farmers’ Morning Feast! I love your signature pose photograph, I have one of those too 😉 This cafe looks gorgeous to visit!

  4. That Farmer’s Feast looks amazing! I am a huge bacon and egg fan, so that is probably what I would have ordered too. However, that french toast sounds awesome.

  5. This restaurant looks so fun! Considering I am all about carbs, that bread looks delicious!

  6. Wow all of the food look so beautiful! I love all of the presentation of each dish! Definitely picture worthy! I’m glad you guys had a great time!

  7. The decor looks really nice! It must be a relaxing place to eat. The French toast looks lovely!

  8. The food looks absolutely delicious and love all your photos, it must really be a nice resturant and I love the decor its very beautiful

  9. At first glace, I thought the french toast was sausage, lol. I love a good cafe, where they have lots of yummy foods. The food looks simply amazing, I won’t even lie.

  10. I’m not sure I will ever travel there, but it looks like such a delightful place and so calming for a breakfast of leisure. I love finding those types of out of the way places. Wonderful pics.

  11. Oh yes, I’m definitely a breakfast person. I can eat breakfast three times a day and this looks delicious. The food looks so good I can almost smell it! hehehe Thanks for sharing.

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I'm a foodie mommy living in the Philippines. I'm a mom to two daughters named PURPLE SKYE and PERIWINKLE MOONE and wife to a loving husband I fondly call peanutbutter♥. I am a foodie by heart, a coffee lover and a froyo and yogurt junkie. Learn more →

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