Café by the Ruins

Coffee Shop, Restaurant, and Café$$$$
Benguet
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  • Lester C.
    "Try the Rizals Tsokolate and the Strawberry cheese cake!"(16 Tips)
    Lea G.
    "Baguio Bagnet is the best!!"(13 Tips)
    Kathe R.
    "Crispy tapa and rizal's batirol ftw!!!"(8 Tips)
    Van G.
    "Bagnet baguio and Pinikpikan are definitely a must try."(8 Tips)
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  • ANDREW K.
    ANDREW KHOO3 days ago
    Absorb the atmosphere in the Cafe.
  • Monica T.
    Monica Trajano3 weeks ago
    I really wasn't impressed with any of the dishes except for the camote bread. For all the hype there is about this place, we expected so much more. The food wasn't good at all. The service also subpar
  • Jimmy T.
    Jimmy Tan3 weeks ago
    I love their bread!
  • Raymund T.
    Raymund TuqueroFebruary 13
    Great place but takes forever to serve your order. Despite of being overly staffed.
  • Dona L.
    Dona LynnFebruary 10
    Ruins longganisa for breakfast is a must! ❤ We got here pretty early so we were the only table being served, lol. Service and food was great! 😊
  • Danica P.
    Danica PascualDecember 15, 2016
    Love their version of turon with the twist and Pancit Palabok. The Best! For sure I'll comeback to taste it again! :) <3
  • Genesis Joy S.
    Genesis Joy SayonSeptember 13, 2016
    You would want to try their carabao yoghurt with either special jam or fresh fruit of your choice. Don't forget to ask for honey which seals the yummy taste.
  • jules c.
    jules cabigonAugust 30, 2016
    HUGE servings and really good coffee. Just make sure you make reservations because the place gets kind of packed during regular mealtimes.
  • Elf N.
    Elf NacuaJune 14, 2016
    A bit expensive and the food is just alright. Curry shrimp is pretty interesting.
  • Iflip O.
    Iflip OverMay 2, 2016
    For BREAKFAST try: Rizal's Tsokolate w Queso de Bola Ensaymada, Dark Bittersweet Chocolate, Basil Bread, Ernie's Is more Bread w Kesong Puti and Basil, Champorado
  • Zsolti ✈️
    Zsolti ✈️February 28, 2016
    A must try, when in Baguio! Go for the selection of fresh breads, with one of their great spreads.
  • Abigail Joy C.
    Abigail Joy CoronelFebruary 14, 2016
    I don't know if the cook was just having a bad day when I went here, but the food was just blah. Tapa's way too tough and too dry. 😪😢
  • Dorcas R.
    Dorcas RamosFebruary 12, 2016
    Suman, strawberry shakes, rizal's choco drink! Perfect taste of baguio.
  • April Rose B.
    April Rose BalabagJanuary 31, 2016
    Please try pinikpikan, the best!!! Parang lang siyang tinola!!!😋😋😋
  • Diego Jose R.
    Diego Jose RamosJanuary 20, 2016
    Beef tapas for breakfast!
  • Arci R.
    Arci RafolsJanuary 19, 2016
    Big servings! Will definitely be back.
  • Joele J.
    Joele JulianoJanuary 2, 2016
    Tried duck mami and was not so happy about it. Though the ambiance is great.
  • Marie B.
    Marie B.December 29, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything on the menu is Delish!😍
  • Aaron F.
    Aaron Foster MDDecember 23, 2015
    For the win
  • Pia J.
    Pia JavellanaDecember 12, 2015
    Their Shrimp and Mango Curry Plate is divine!
  • dane p.
    dane pDecember 7, 2015
    Pinikpikang Manok
  • Clr S.
    Clr SantosDecember 3, 2015
    A good place for dessert ONLY
  • K M.
    K MalinaoNovember 29, 2015
    There can be a bit of a wait for a table, but the experience is superb once you get a spot.
  • Christian M.
    Christian MaramaraNovember 28, 2015
    Be ready to wait about an hour for your table on weekends at lunchtime :-(
  • Sheila C.
    Sheila CruzNovember 18, 2015
    Crowded! We were 7th in line, and wait was expected to be around 30 minutes. So we opted to walk around and find other places to eat.
  • Jerome I.
    Jerome IbanezNovember 11, 2015
    Delicious ensaymada and chocolate!
  • Jom S.
    Jom SalazarSeptember 23, 2015
    Pricey but i always go here when im in baguio.. Love their hot chocolate and coffee.. Nice place to eat breakfast food!
  • Aaron P.
    Aaron P.September 23, 2015
    The food is good, but it's best to set your expectations right. The restaurant is big on organics and natural produce, so expect the food to be a bit on the bland side.
  • Sa S.
    Sa SaSeptember 12, 2015
    Try their teas. Very good for breakfast. Their tapa is good and cheesecake :)
  • Alessandra M.
    Alessandra MateoJuly 22, 2015
    Love the food and the ambiance is breathtaking. Good for date night! ❤
  • Dan M.
    Dan MangosingJuly 19, 2015
    Although I cannot still understand why anybody would price a Bagnet at 340 freaking pesos, it was good. Plus points for food presentation. Another plus for the live band music in jazz for dinner.
  • iSA 💃🏻
    iSA 💃🏻July 7, 2015
    Baguio Bagnet is good! 👍🏼
  • Van G.
    Van GioJune 28, 2015
    Bagnet baguio and Pinikpikan are definitely a must try. And for my caffeine fix, I tried their Ruins coffee which hardly ruined my appetite.
  • Jinjereu
    JinjereuMay 26, 2015
    Line up early we got wait listed for around 30 minutes! Nevertheless the food was still great loved the salad and their bagnet. Lemonade was too sour though.
  • Karl C.
    Karl CarandangMay 20, 2015
    One of the best places to chill down in the downtown area. They have great food offerings especially the bagnet.
  • Herbert D.
    Herbert DarapisaMay 20, 2015
    Rizal's Tsokolate
  • Sai D.
    Sai DapitanApril 28, 2015
    Indigenous materials on its interiors makes it a perfect place to unwind.
  • Shewa L.
    Shewa LagatApril 25, 2015
    Strawberry shortcake!!!
  • Shewa L.
    Shewa LagatApril 25, 2015
    Strawberry shortcake!
  • Charles G.
    Charles GoApril 2, 2015
    Baguio Bagnet for dinner.. the pork belly itself has no taste.. I think it was not marinated.. #PadasBagoong is perfect for sauce & #TomatoRelish is good as salad.. the #Sinigang is SPICY!!
  • Charles G.
    Charles GoApril 2, 2015
    Ruins' Fillet Mignon ... I do have a picky tongue when it comes to taste of food.. but this one is really good...👍👏
  • Charles G.
    Charles GoApril 2, 2015
    The Ruins Coffee.. theres an aftertaste of #cardamon.. mint flavor a little bit.. I guess most coffee lovers will love this same as me 😊
  • Charles G.
    Charles GoApril 2, 2015
    Cinnamon Rolls... ummmm.. have a different taste but can compete to Starbucks's version 😁 its delicous in short 😊
  • Charles G.
    Charles GoApril 2, 2015
    their Ensaymada is not that good to my tastebuds.. my standard of a delicous ensaymada is the one from Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf 😁 sorry for this one... 😉
  • Charles G.
    Charles GoApril 2, 2015
    the place itself.. the ambiance.. as of now we havent eaten our orders yet.. so ill give another review later
  • Charles G.
    Charles GoApril 2, 2015
    still waiting for our orders to be served but I guess the 2nd Floor is much more cozier to enjoy your meal.
  • Mercy M.
    Mercy MondejarMarch 5, 2015
    rizal choc-o-latte... taste is good. Breakfast all day.
  • Shinju N.
    Shinju NYXMarch 2, 2015
    Duck Mami Is Good
  • Miguel P.
    Miguel PelaezFebruary 26, 2015
    Rizal's Tsokolate is the BEST! forget about the ensaymada just a typical ensaymada around. Ernie's kamote bread with jam and butter
  • Lawrence A.
    Lawrence AgpasaFebruary 22, 2015
    The bagnet is extremely crispy and to die for. Other food porns include Strawberry shortcake, Rizal's hot choco, Baguio Salad (make sure to request for add'l vinegrette)
  • iSA 💃🏻
    iSA 💃🏻February 17, 2015
    Their ensaymada runs out so fast! Also try their Cinnamon Roll and pair it wif their Chocomint drink. Yummy! :]
  • Pete P.
    Pete PanFebruary 6, 2015
    This is good . . . bistek with herbed butter
  • Trinie E.
    Trinie EspinaJanuary 20, 2015
    Must order the strawberry short cake here. Not too sweet, just enough for my taste bud. 😋
  • ronz c.
    ronz cappalJanuary 16, 2015
    Not worth the price!!!
  • Anj R.
    Anj RodriguezJanuary 9, 2015
    Bistek with butter and Rizal's chocolate ftw! Carbonara and leche flan is so so. They do have service charge.
  • Kenneth R.
    Kenneth ReyesDecember 30, 2014
    The food was great. The atmosphere is welcoming and unique in that it feels outdoors despite being covered. Coffee was a bit cool though but it was also busy.
  • Trish C.
    Trish CastroDecember 29, 2014
    Menu is limited past 7pm. Come by lunch time or for early dinner. Many items in the menu are not anymore available in the evening.
  • Brian Byron D.
    Brian Byron De GuzmanDecember 12, 2014
    Good for breakfast!
  • Drin O.
    Drin OconerDecember 6, 2014
    Ordered Spanish Omelet. Good taste and value for money. It comes with fresh shake and fresh fruits. Nice ambiance too!
  • Angel S.
    Angel SamonteDecember 5, 2014
    didn't know whats the fuss about this place,surely i did'nt like the experience.first it took 45mins to serve our food which is only longanisa and omelette.and second the meal is a pricey.not worth it
  • Jujuy A.
    Jujuy AmbayNovember 6, 2014
    I tried the bagnet! Its good!
  • Jap-c
    Jap-cNovember 1, 2014
    Everything is good!!!
  • Roldan N.
    Roldan NatindimOctober 31, 2014
    Went here for brunch. Their Ruins longganiza and home made bacon were good. Start with kamote bread and goat cheese spread
  • quem p.
    quem perfasOctober 25, 2014
    A place for friendship and fresh food.. 🍴🍴
  • Booie M.
    Booie MOctober 13, 2014
    Bagnet to die for!
  • Dj P.
    Dj PornelOctober 6, 2014
    Dont miss the ruins burger! Bagnet! Real winners! Dessert pavlova. Banana turon. Leche flan. Camote bread. 23yrs and still standing!
  • Elaine P.
    Elaine PueyoOctober 4, 2014
    Bagal ng service.
  • Kate A.
    Kate AlmarioSeptember 28, 2014
    The pinikpikan!
  • isawgirl
    isawgirlSeptember 20, 2014
    I like the ambience of the place. The food is ok. I tried Tia Olympia's fresh lumpia & was surprised by the serving. I like how the veggies were cooked but I think the sauce needs improvement.
  • Lena Jan B.
    Lena Jan BillenaAugust 25, 2014
    Their bacon is a must-try!
  • Erwin S.
    Erwin SiaAugust 23, 2014
    Must have lots of patience. We ordered bagnet and crispy tapa. Thumbs up!
  • Deyn P.
    Deyn PrinceAugust 23, 2014
    Top picks: baguio bagnet, lechon sinigang, lamb kebab, and Ruins coffee
  • Jayjay F.
    Jayjay FerroJuly 25, 2014
    Good coffee!!
  • Joyce C.
    Joyce CacaldaJuly 12, 2014
    Expensive food-- but "pwede na" :)
  • Kaye Liane R.
    Ruins coffee is a must try!im in love with it!
  • Sig G.
    Sig GalangJune 29, 2014
    Their shrimp in mango curry with spices on the side was superb! Also their tamarind juice, a rare juice to find. A great way to end your Baguio trip.
  • Hērliiiii C.
    Hērliiiii CJune 26, 2014
    Ambiance is great but has pricy menu.
  • Alfie S.
    Alfie SyJune 12, 2014
    Avoid the chicken pinikpikan which is overly salty and rubbery.
  • Alfie S.
    Alfie SyJune 12, 2014
    Order the kamote bread with herbed cheese or herbed chicken liver pate.
  • Betsy A.
    Betsy AquinoJune 11, 2014
    Baguio Bagnet and Lemongrass Tea
  • Mabelle S.
    Mabelle SantosMay 29, 2014
    Dine outside and order Rizal's Tsokolate-e and Ernie's bread. Their carbonara has too much egg and no cream at all.
  • Geraldine C.
    Geraldine CMay 28, 2014
    Mango and shrimp curry, tamarind juice.
  • Nezu M.
    Nezu MeeMay 12, 2014
    I eagerly ordered their Tapuey but to much of my dismay, it was over-fermented and tasted like vinegar (my stomach is still sore from its acidity). On the plus side, waiters were courteous.
  • Dizzie T.
    Dizzie TotMay 12, 2014
    too pricey.tapey tasted like pure vinegar,tomato basil had no basil, chicken was very dry,strawberry shake tasted like milk sugar.Seems like d chef is having a bad day. Its good they have wifi tho 😋
  • Raymond Patrick M.
    Nakakainis!! So early to close for a city like Baguio. You should extend your cafe hours. There are people who eat late.
  • TsAi R.
    TsAi ReyesApril 27, 2014
    Parking is limited!!! The food and place is all worth it! 👍🍴
  • Redg C.
    Redg CamarseApril 25, 2014
    Tasted better (and cheaper) Bagnet. Overhyped. Even their coffee didn't taste that good ;-(
  • Akina T.
    Akina TimbolApril 18, 2014
    Good food. Slow service.
  • Jana V.
    Jana VicenteApril 3, 2014
    Bagnet is awesome! Dont forget the ensaymada for dessert :-)
  • Kimi B.
    Kimi BautistaMarch 17, 2014
    The pan de sal sold at this place is love. Try it. : )
  • Jeffrey Jhouh-An C.
    Mountain Trail Duck. Looks yummy
  • Kenneth Patrick T.
    If you love to eat and have a passion with art, then, this place is right for you.
  • Paolo ™.
    Paolo ™ 🔒March 8, 2014
    It's pretty much expensive due to its popularity I guess.. Nothing much extraordinary that would really catch my attention
  • k
    kMarch 3, 2014
    Look for Pearl. She's the nicest =)
  • Jeco B.
    Jeco BonzonMarch 1, 2014
    Make sure to try their Champorado! Serving is good for 2.
  • Julian P.
    Julian P.February 28, 2014
    Must try: Sinigang na Beef Ribs and Benguet Bagnet
  • Pola S.
    Pola SongnFebruary 26, 2014
    No takeouts. Food is pricey but for a reason. Long lines but worth it. And they cut off orders at exactly 9:00pm
  • Fritz P.
    Fritz PascuaFebruary 24, 2014
    Try the chocolate lava cake and ruins coffee :)
  • Eileen d.
    Eileen de VeraFebruary 18, 2014
    Their Ernie's Kamote bread & Herb Cheese spread was good! The Basil bread, Herbed Liver Pate, and Ruins' Coffee was just so so...
  • Ayen C.
    Ayen CabelFebruary 17, 2014
    Kamote bread 👌
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