Nestled approximately 250 kilometers north of Manila, Baguio is one of the top destinations in the country if you want a quick escape from the busy city life or if you are seeking a slower pace of life. Not to mention that it is also the go-to destination if you want to take a break from the tropical heat in the lowlands.
Tucked in the mountainous hills, Baguio is characterized as being surrounded by forests of fresh pine trees and pillows of clouds, pine-scented air, scenic mountain views, and cold, breezy weather because of its high altitude.
With its sweater weather, Baguio is one of the perfect places to enjoy your favorite cup of coffee or just laze around with your friends and family. Lucky for you, the City of Pines has a lot of amazing cafes with the best views for your next road trip.
We have listed some of them to guide you on your next visit to Baguio.
Cafe in the Sky
Who would want to enjoy a panoramic view of Baguio City? Located at Benguet’s highest peak, Cafe in the Sky gives you an unobstructed view of the city.
From the outside, the cafe looks like a plain white house but if you step inside, you will be transported to a world away - imagine a rustic, old lodge with traditional Cordilleran art and antique furniture pieces.
Because of its breathtaking view, it makes sense that you'd want to grab the perfect city shot while you're there.
Cafe in the Sky menu offers nothing out of the ordinary, but what makes the experience fun and memorable is the opportunity to grab your favorite coffee or hot chocolate while you enjoy a unique sky experience.
Address: Sto. Tomas, Mt. Cabuyao Road, Tuba 2603, Benguet
Opening hours: Daily, 6AM-6PM
Telephone: (074) 423-1855, 0919 675 6767
Vanilla Cafe Baguio
Vanilla Cafe Baguio is a chic cafe tucked inside the French-inspired Kamiseta Hotel, which is situated beside the iconic Mansion House, tucked away in the quiet, exclusive area of Baguio and a short leisure walk to the famous Wright Park.
This cute and feminine cafe is overlooking the Baguio Country Club Golf Course and is just a few minutes drive to Camp John Hay. The interiors are splashed in floral wallpapers, with chandeliers befitting a princess, and plush couches embellished with unique patterns.
Aside from coffee, the menu offers a wide selection of beverages and meals that are served from breakfast to dinner, leaving you satisfied with the whole Vanilla Cafe experience.
Address: #20 Villamor St., Brgy. Lualhati 2600, Baguio City, Benguet
Arca’s Yard is a cozy cafe that blurs the line between a home and a restaurant. Situated in the elevated terrain of Ambuklao Road, Arca’s Yard has a majestic view 5,300 feet above sea level, which includes a café, a small museum, a library, and a bed-and-breakfast accommodation.
This charming abode of Ninja Sabado has a collection of books, photographs, paintings, antique furniture, and artifacts like wooden spoons, bulols, and textiles of the Cordillera.
Arca’s Yard truly offers the cultivation of the mind, the restoration of the body, and the enrichment of the spirit.
Address: 777 Tiptop City Limit, Ambuklao Road, Baguio 2600, Benguet
Opening hours: 9AM-8PM, Daily
Telephone: (074) 442-9706, 0929 325 1868
Café Sabel is a cozy cafe inside the BenCab Museum overlooking a forest and a duck pond. It offers an extensive selection of fresh and natural food in an ambiance that will refresh your palates and feed your soul.
They use farm-to-table ingredients, like vegetables and herbs, which are sourced fresh daily from BenCab’s organic farm. Cafe Sabel’s signature coffee, BenCab’s Brew, is also sourced from coffee trees on the farm.
Same as the museum, Cafe Sabel is open Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00am to 6:00pm (last order at 5:00pm), and closed on Mondays, Christmas Day & New Year’s Day.
Address: Km. 6 Asin Road, Brgy. Tadiangan, Tuba 2603, Benguet
Opening hours: Tues-Sun 9AM-6PM
Contact: (074) 442 7165
Read and Brew
Read & Brew Cafe is located at the Skyzone of Porta Vaga Mall at Upper Session Road, Baguio City.
It is a cozy haven for coffee-lovers and bookworms alike because of its extensive selection of books that ranges from contemporary literature to classics that readers can enjoy pulling out and reading inside while sipping their favorite cup of coffee.
Read & Brew Cafe has a breathtaking view of the Baguio Cathedral, so you can sometimes hear the sound of the cathedral’s bells while enjoying the Read & Brew experience.
Address: Porta Vaga Mall Parking, Baguio 2600, Benguet
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 9AM-6PM | Fri-Sun 9AM-7PM
Telephone: (074) 619-1428
Aside from being known as the Summer Capital of the Philippines, Baguio is also known for its coffee culture. Many coffee lovers drive up to the City of Pines on a mission to hoard coffee beans and grounds from the mountain region and enjoy a hot cup of Baguio coffee and chocolate in the cool weather.
Meanwhile, if you are planning to invest in the City of Pines, you might want to consider investing in a condo in Baguio.
Vista Residences is the condominium arm of the country’s largest homebuilder, Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc., which offers ready for occupancy and pre-selling condominium projects in Manila, Quezon City, and Baguio that are strategically located within inner-city areas, in close proximity to premium universities and developed business districts.
Living in Vista Residences enables you to enjoy convenience, where everything is pretty much within walking distance or a few minutes away from the property; comfort because the project features and amenities are designed to deliver comfort at all times, which makes condo living a worthy investment; security that is 24/7 and CCTV monitoring, which makes the residents safe and secure within the property.
In line with Vista Residences’ thrust to offer convenience among its residents, it also features an AllDay Convenience Store and Coffee Project in all its projects.
Vista Residences is part of Vista Land’s roster of vertical housing brands that cater to millennials and young professionals. The other vertical brands include Camella Manors, COHO, and Crown Asia.
For more information on Vista Residences, email [email protected], follow @VistaResidencesOfficial on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, or call the Marketing Office at 0999 886 4262 / 0917 582 5167.