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Cafe by the Ruins

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25 Chuntug St | Rizal Park, Baguio, Luzon 9401, Philippines
+63 74 442 4010
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Decatur, Georgia
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Cafe By The Ruins is a Baguio classic. It has the best coffee in town. The food is outstanding. This is Not a budget restaurant - breakfast will run around $8 USD. But it's well worth it. Start your day here and walk easily to Burnham Park and then up Session road.

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Thank Ryantakesatrip
Quezon City, Philippines
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Masarap naman, just don't expect too much. Baguio is a place for foodies on a budget, mura ang mga pagkain sa Baguio.. Pero di ko alam bakit mejo "maharlika" dito.

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Thank Riz A
Manila, Philippines
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Food is yum yum, a little pricey but the taste of the food is awesome! I love the place, it gives you that rural ambience, the service is nice and accomodating. Tried the champorado and camote bread. Oh so yummy

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Baguio, Philippines
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67 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enjoy the original Cordillera-grown smooth and aromatic coffee at its best. Centrally located near Baguio City Hall and Burnham Park. However, there is limited space for parking but motorists can actually park along the city hall vicinity while enjoying coffee here. They also serve native meal delicacies and cakes.

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Manila, Philippines
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58 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The best lumpia i have ever tasted. I had more than 1 order! The staff was quick to serve. Food ordered was tasty and healthy! Some servings were good for 2 pax. Smell of newly-baked bread was simply enticing.

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Makati
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It took us more than 30 minutes to get a seat. The place was packed and we were hungry. This branch near Loakan had a different menu compared to the original outlet. The tapas was good. The salad was fresh. And the main dishes were satisfying. Its a bit pricey but overall a good experience.

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NJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Interesting restaurant however didn't see any ruins around. If it has a historical story it would have been nice to have some information from the restaurant. We had bagnet and bangus which were both delicious. The rice that came with tbe bagnet was purple and must be a specialty in the area. I would consider coming back to this restaurant... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch here so we felt obliged to try their main dishes. We got the Baguio Bagnet and Ruin's Fillet Mignon. The Bagnet (Pork) has a nice consistency and you can tell that the meat is fresh. An order of this is actually good to share. The Fillet Mignon is nothing special but is cheap for that kind of... More 

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Baler, Philippines
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Made n overnight trip on the 4th just to have dinner with my husband and my fave rest. Well i was so disappointed that they have removed the burger off the menu, beef shangri la was sooo sweet and had a funky taste to it, the cheese salad was suppose to be in bed of greens well the cheese was... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I could say this homey little nook tucked in a ruin is a nice idea. The food is between good and great. The price is reasonable. But hey, you pay for the ambience, which is great. However, take with you a great deal of patience when dining since this place is probably at full capacity and will have to wait... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Filipino, Cafe, Asian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Chuntug St | Rizal Park, Baguio, Luzon 9401, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Luzon  >  Cordillera Region  >  Benguet Province  >  Baguio
  • Phone Number: +63 74 442 4010

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