I heard this restaurant from my officemates. Many times I’ve been to Baguio City but I never got a chance to try this famous restaurant. The moment we arrived in Baguio after a long trip from Sagada we decided to treat ourselves with sumptuous meal at Café by the Ruins.
Café by the Ruins name came from the remaining structure of the theater that was damaged during World War II and later converted into a home of the civil governor, Phelps Whitmarsh. Then it was turned into a restaurant.
The interior is in Filipino style with a nice garden and homey ambiance. Also, the place is spacious enough to accommodate big groups.
Their popularity is not only known to locals but to foreign travelers as well. People are lining up outside the restaurant waiting for some tables to be available. I suggest that you come early during lunch and dinner.
Café by the Ruins menus are prepared with the natural and local ingredients of the region. Everything tastes excellent. Though a little bit pricey, the experience is worth it.
Candle lit dinner
Hundred Islands Sinigang (Php 250)
Tita Susie's Crispy Tapa (Php 250)
Lemon Ricotta with Grilled Shiitake Mushrooms (Php 220)
Ruins Coffee with cinnamon