We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cafe by the Ruins

25 Chuntug St | Rizal Park, Baguio, Luzon, Philippines
(074) 442 4010
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #12 of 166 Restaurants in Baguio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
173 visitor photos
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Write a Review

223 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    55
    103
    46
    12
    7
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This post's title says it all. Yes, I had their bagnet. Yes, it was soooo good. Yes, I want it. Now. The only thing that kept me from giving this place a 5 was the fact that, I was so looking forward to a bonfire night, but, got disappointed because they ran out of wood. Overall, though, this place is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dagupan, Philippines
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The location is very accessible to burnham park. Over all ambience of the cafe is perfect if you're going to propose marriage to your sweetheart or having a romantic dinner or just to hang out and sip a coffee. The food is really extraordinary when it comes to the menu and the presentation, taste of the food though, just average.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Won't bother to try. I called earlier and asked if they have reservation. They said they do not have. So we assume it is first come first serve. When we got the there, the reception desk girl asked my name and how many guest. We waited for 15 minutes, when we saw a group got in first before us. After... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manila, Philippines
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We went there with no queue at all because we learned our lesson well: Do not visit Cafe by the Ruins during its peak hours: during lunch time or supper. They serve lots of native food of Baguio and of Ilocano but a bit pricey. Just think about the service they give you, somehow, that is where your money go... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Baguio, Philippines
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I love their ensaymada here!Yum yum!The place is near our house so I get to visit the place easily. Its a relaxing place. Makes me feel like im not in Baguio anymore. Havent tried their meals but will do order some in the future.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Great ambiance match with superb-tasting food. I haven't been to cafe by ruins in quite along time, years even.I Had the chance to go there a few months ago when some relatives come to visit. I was glad to pleased that it was still the same old ruins in terms of great service and added bonus of a bigger space... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cebu Island, Philippines
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Cafe By The Ruins is one of Baguio's Must- Try and recommended places to eat. We went here for dinner, and on a rainy evening. There was a live performance done by two young men with their mellow music so it was a perfect ambiance coupled with the cold evening. AMBIANCE: The ambiance is good and unique. It is a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Davao City, Philippines
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Cafe by the Ruins focuses on few offerings but with sophisticated preparations. Its best sellers are bagnet with fish sauce, and curry. The place doesnt have much offerings for desserts when we were there because its not peak season. Its a bit pricey however the quality and quantity of food is worth sharing. I would recommend the place for dinner... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manila, Philippines
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Cafe by the Ruins is pure and unadulterated love. From the outside, it's nothing to write home about, but when you step inside that's where the magic starts. It didn't disappoint one bit. Well, except for the noise outside since it's located along the street and the only thing that separates you from the street is a bamboo fence. But... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is supposed to be one of the top restaurants in Baguio. The food was pretty decent. A tad overpriced perhaps but not terribly so. Service, however, is not fit for the place claiming to be Baguio's culinary forefront. Staff is young and a bit slow to get attention of. Also, for some reason, they don't serve beer, so if... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Cafe by the Ruins also viewed

Baguio, Benguet Province
Baguio, Benguet Province
 
Baguio, Benguet Province
 

Been to Cafe by the Ruins? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Cafe by the Ruins, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing