Cafes in and near Baguio with the best views


Tucked in the mountainous hills of the far North, Baguio has always been the go-to destination for Filipinos seeking a slower pace of life. After all, surrounded by forests of pines and pillows of clouds, it’s far removed from the hustle and bustle of the capital.

And naturally, the cafes with the most tranquil ambiences can be found in and near Baguio. From Cafe in the Sky to Read and Brew, we list down 6 Baguio cafes offering the most breathtaking views of the City of Pines.


1. Cafe in the Sky – for a panoramic view of Baguio


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Tucked on top of Benguet’s highest peaks, Cafe in the Sky is the cafe to go for an epic, panoramic view of all of Baguio. From the outside, the cafe looks like a plain white house. Step in to be transported to a rustic, old lodge, with its furniture made up of strong lumber and fixtures etched with traditional Cordilleran art.

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Their menu offers nothing out of the ordinary, but we recommend their Sky Omelette (P190, ~USD3.93) – a combination of bacon, cheese, ham, bell pepper, tomato, and onions – and Swiss Miss (P70, ~USD1.45) to make your meal in sync with the sky experience.

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Address: Sto. Tomas, Mt. Cabuyao Road, Tuba 2603, Benguet
Opening hours: Daily, 6AM-6PM
Telephone: (074) 423-1855,  0919 675 6767
Website


2. Vanilla Cafe Baguio – doll house inside Kamiseta Hotel


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Vanilla Cafe Baguio, tucked inside the French-inspired Kamiseta Hotel surrounded by deep green foliage, is a hidden dollhouse dream. It’s unapologetically cute and feminine, its interiors are splashed in floral wallpapers, chandeliers befitting of a princess, and plush couches embellished with pretty patterns. 

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Grand setting aside, it also doesn’t fail to enrich its menu with a variety of offerings. Aside from its coffee, it has a wide selection of beverages and their meals can be good for your breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Matcha lovers would love their Skinny Matcha Green Tea Vanillatte (P228, ~USD4.71), and pairing this up with one of their main entrees, such as the Country Style Grilled Pork Belly (P318, ~USD6.57) will leave you satisfied with the whole Vanilla Cafe experience.

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Address: #20 Villamor St., Brgy. Lualhati 2600, Baguio City, Benguet
Telephone: (74)442-4613
Website


3. Arca’s Yard – homey cafe at Ambuklao Road


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Arca’s Yard blurs the line between a home and a restaurant. Situated on the elevated terrain of Ambuklao Road, it’s a three-story high cafe embellished with fixtures of a rustic home and a natural light passing through its windows you’d want to curl up with a cup of coffee. 

It’s also a cafe with the bookworm in mind – there’s a mini library located at the cafe’s ground floor. Here, you can cozy up with your reading and their unique Camote Ice Cream (P95, ~USD1.96) partnered with the Japanese Salmon Teppanyaki (P400, ~USD8.26), a pan-fried pink salmon drizzled with unagi sauce.

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Address: 777 Tiptop City Limit, Ambuklao Road, Baguio 2600, Benguet
Opening hours: 9AM-8PM, Daily
Telephone: (074) 442-9706, 0929 325 1868
Website 


4. Cafe Sabel – located inside BenCab’s museum


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Inspired by National Artist Benedicto Cabrera’s muse, Cafe Sabel is a little cafe inside the BenCab Museum overlooking a forest and a duck pond. Along with these soothing views, it offers an extensive selection of healthy food – for a very local experience, their Suman with Latik (P100, ~USD2.06) and signature coffee blend sourced from BenCab’s organic farm, BenCab’s Brew (P80, ~USD1.65), are must-tries. 

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Address:  Km. 6 Asin Road, Brgy. Tadiangan, Tuba 2603, Benguet
Opening hours: TuesSun 9AM-6PM
Contact: (074) 442 7165
Website


5. Read and Brew – for bookworms and coffee lovers


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A cozy haven for coffee-lovers and bookworms alike, Read and Brew has an extensive selection of books from contemporary literature to classics that readers can enjoy pulling out and reading inside while sipping their coffee.

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The cafe affords a grand view of the Baguio Cathedral, so you can sometimes enjoy the Read and Brew experience with the sound of the cathedral’s bells. We recommend their Keto Bomb Coffee (P185, ~USD3.82) for a fancy, low carbohydrate beverage made up of grass-fed butter, vegetable-heavy whip cream, and dark unsweetened cacao powder. 

Address: Porta Vaga Mall Parking, Baguio 2600, Benguet
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 9AM-6PM | FriSun 9AM-7PM
Telephone: (074) 619-1428
Website


6. Sinner or Saint Cafe – offers guilty pleasures and also guilt-free food


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A few minutes away from Baguio, Sinner or Saint Cafe is tucked on top of the hills of La Trinidad, Benguet. If you fancy a short trip away from the touristy City of Pines, come here for an equally breathtaking view of the hills of the far North.

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It lives by its playful name through its menu, offering guilty pleasures and also guilt-free food. Desserts such as cakes or ice cream are offered under the sinner category, while the saint category is curated with organic vegetables. You’ll dine inside a house-like interior splashed with hues of brown and gray. At night, the lights are turned on to add a touch of romance. 

The Benguet Style Shawarma (P130, ~USD2.68) is one of their unique dishes, filling their whole wheat of pita bread with pork kinuday (smoked meat) instead of stuffed grilled meat. For your coffee fix, try their combination of two popular variants of coffee around the world in the Vietnamese Arabica Coffee Drip (P59, ~USD1.22).

Address: # FA 330 R.L. Totanes Bldg. KM 3 La Trinidad 2601, Benguet
Opening hours: 9AM-7PM, Daily
Phone:  0915 150 9607
Website


Baguio cafes with relaxing views


Nestled amidst the mountainous hills, these cafes in and near Baguio know just what visitors ache for: a quiet respite away from it all, embraced by the scents of pine and a good cup of coffee. 

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Cover image adapted from: aljo fabro, @taitrinh28, and @kamisetahotelbaguio.ph

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