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by Ina Louise Manto

Baguio remains a prime destination for Pinoys who wish to escape the heat and hustle and bustle of the city. The city is easier to reach now, with the travel time being cut into just three hours! Now, you’ve got more time to explore the summer capital’s tourist spots and most insta-worthy cafes and restaurants:


Arca’s Yard


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Owned by artist Ninja Sabado, Arca’s Yard features a café, museum, mini-library, and a bed-and-breakfast all in one place that’s picture-perfect at every corner. It’s a must-visit for tourists who wish to appreciate Cordilleran art and culture. The yard is decorated with pieces sourced from the region, as well as paintings and photographs by Baguio-based artists. They serve full meals, dessert, and coffee, which you shouldn’t miss taking photos of along with the café’s beautiful interiors.

Location: 777 Tiptop, Ambuklao Rd., Baguio


Lemon and Olives Greek Taverna


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You don’t have to travel 12 hours to get a taste of Greece. Lemon and Olives is Baguio’s first authentic Greek restaurant and their chef is from Athens! It’s got chic and cozy interiors with a breath-taking view of the mountains. Can’t get enough of Baguio’s cool weather? Guests have the option to dine al fresco to enjoy the city’s breeze. Some ingredients used in their dishes are exclusively sourced from Greece, while most are fresh and locally sourced from farmers in the region.

Location: #26 Outlook Drive, Baguio City


Vizco’s Restaurant and Cake Shop


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A trip to Baguio is not complete without having a slice of Vizco’s iconic strawberry shortcake. Located in Session Road, Vizco’s has been serving their mouth-watering desserts since 2004. They source their plump strawberries from the mountains of Atok, Benguet, which guarantees their ingredients are always fresh. Their cakes are a hot commodity – they bake around 200 to 300 cakes daily that turns into thousands during the holidays.

Location: 8GF Puso ng Baguio Building, Session Road, Baguio


Glenn 50s Diner


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Ever wondered what it’s like to dine in the 50s? Glenn 50s Diner is a restaurant that boasts interiors straight off an American diner. It’s got the classic checkered floors, booths, and even a jukebox. The walls are lined with vintage posters and neon lights that would make you feel like you’re in a movie. They serve affordable meals and don’t forget that milkshake!

Location: 166 Military Cutoff Road, Baguio


Vanilla Café

Vanilla Café is a glasshouse café that offers picturesque views of Baguio’s mountains and tall pine trees. It’s actually located inside Kamiseta Hotel that’s famous for its French interiors. In fact, you can see it in the café too, which is guaranteed to make your feed 10x better.

Location: Kamiseta Hotel, Brgy. Lualhati, Ignacio Villamor St., Baguio


Café de Angelo


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Café de Angelo is a quaint garden café that would instantly make you feel like it’s your home away from home. It’s located in the owner’s backyard and this cozy café serves comfort food made with organic and fresh ingredients that are sourced from the city.

Location: 54 Chapis Village Road, Baguio


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This article was republished with permission from Windowseat.ph. Minor edits have been made for Bitesized.ph.

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