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25 Chuntug St | Rizal Park, Baguio, Luzon, Philippines
(074) 442 4010
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 139
    Very good
  • 68
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
great ambiance, great food but a bit pricey

Big servings, breakfast set includes fresh tropical fruits and choice of coffee, tea or fresh fruit juice. Food tastes great, but I still don't think it should be that pricey. 10% Service charge is included in your total bill.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
katherine valer... b
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Our overall dining experience last May 24, 2015 was average. Staff are courteous, accommodating and efficient. The Resto's entrance, dining interiors/furniture mirrored Baguio City's culture and history. Background music playing provided chic, warm hospitality and happy ambiance that we are looking for in a cozy dining experience. Food presentation was fabulous. However the unique taste and serving size didn't meet... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Big servings, breakfast set includes fresh tropical fruits and choice of coffee, tea or fresh fruit juice. Food tastes great, but I still don't think it should be that pricey. 10% Service charge is included in your total bill.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Breakfast set breakfast start at 240 to 300pesos but they comes with a glass of coffee or juice and a bowl of fruits. The bread are expensive but the make their own from flour butter and milk. The location and setting are really nice but not for the average backpacker or family with tight budget.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Try the pinikpikan, perfect with the cold weather. Their camote bread with the freshly brewed coffee would surely make any afternoon lazy.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

The resto is okay in terms of food, ambiance, service and price but nothing outstanding... Would still recommend a visit but don't expect to be "wow'd"

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

We came to this place many years ago on our wedding anniversary. Returning with our children was a wish fulfilled. We waited as we made no reservations. We walked from Burnham Park to this place, the original location of the cafe. It was full of people. The kids loved what they ordered. I had the Pinikpikan which is a Baguio... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Dined here with my husband and daughter last May 15, 2015 for lunch. We order the Beef sinigang and the Native Chicken with sabaw (a like tinola).. The servings were big for both dishes.. the rice was sagada rice and was good as it looked purple and well cooked.. we were full.. but the flavors for both dishes was lacking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The place is cool! I really think its a must see if you're in Baguio. The atmosphere is awesome especially on a nice cool Baguio evening. Food is a bit pricey for what you get, but reasonably good. Service is good. Feel of the place is real cool 👍

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

First time to visit this restaurant after hearing a lot of good reviews from friends. there was a queue but we were quickly seated after 10minutes. Ordered the Beef Sinigang, Crispy Tapa open face tuna sandwich, cinnamon roll and their not-to- miss hot chocolate. I now know why they favor the original branch versus the new one they have on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

There is something about this place being a former World War 2 establishment in a mountain province with predominant cold weather that makes it a great place to visit at night. The menu is average for the main dishes but indulgent in its desserts. Come here during nighttime and preferably a night cap after a dinner or disco in places... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25 Chuntug St | Rizal Park, Baguio, Luzon, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Luzon  >  Cordillera Region  >  Benguet Province  >  Baguio
  • Phone Number: (074) 442 4010

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?