Arca's Yard

Tiptop City Limit, 777 Ambuklao Rd., Baguio, Benguet

Arca's Yard
4.4
4.5 Stars

24 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 11
  • 4 stars 12
  • 3 stars 1
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 28 Reviews
  • 88 Recommend
  • 24 Reviewers
Category:
Café
Phone
+639293251868

Payment Options

Cash

More Business Info

Ambience:
Casual
Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Ruth S.
4.0 Stars
10

If there's a list of restaurants you shouldn't miss here in Baguio, Arca's Yard is included. Whenever we visit Baguio, I make it a point that we try new restaurants (so no repeating unless it's Don Hen! 128517). So for lunch, my family and I went here. Kind of far from the city but totally worth it. I swear. 128076🏼

TIP: Be sure to use waze or ask for directions because the place is far and kind of hard to locate especially when you're not that familiar with the place. Better to just ride a cab. 128518

This is just along the street, easy to miss especially when you don't really pay attention. Just a plain looking house with a huge but not so noticeable sign -- Arca's Yard. I included the photo of the place so you know what to look for. 128521

Parking is hard as well since they don't have a specific space just for it. You just park along the street.

TIP: Be sure to go early. I think they don't accept reservations so be prepared to wait. I suggest going here during lunch time since the place is really nice and more beautiful with the sun still up. You'll get to appreciate the place even more. Plus, you get nicer photos! #priorities 128518 But if you want a more intimate/relaxed/chill vibe, night time is also good. Plus it's cooler at night. 9786

The place is super nice and IG-worthy. Very chill and relaxed. I love how peaceful and calm the place is. We loved how they designed the whole place. You can either sit "picnic style" on the floor with pillows or the usual. They have a second floor which is nicer and brighter. There's a mini library slash museum and an open area upstairs. The place is really really nice! 128149

So they have a number of dishes available. They have pasta, chicken, seafood, meat, salad, bread, pies, refreshments and coffee. But since I've read a number of good reviews before going here, I already know what to order. 128513

TORTILLA DE PATATAS (55/slice)
- my aunt got curious since "Patatas" and they love potatoes and for just 55, why not? Haha, so we ordered this one. Surprisingly, it was actually good. It's like potato omelet slash pie. Best to eat this while it's still hot/warm. I enjoyed eating this with ketchup! 128518

CRISPY LEMON ORANGE CHICKEN (240)
- our favorite! This was really really good and sulit. Serving size was generous and can be shared by 2 persons. The chicken was fried perfectly. It was tasty and we loved the not so overpowering/strong citrusy taste, just right to make you want to have more and more. You have to order this one. 128077🏼

BUTTERED TIGER PRAWN (345)
- For lola, we ordered this one. 4 huge pieces of tiger prawns. The plating was nice and it looks really good but apparently, looks can be deceiving. The prawns were kind of dry and hard to eat. The taste was good but if only they were able to cook it properly this would have been better. 128530 Maybe you can ask them to make sure that the prawns are prepared and handled with care. 128518128517

LECHON KAWALI (240)
- I was only able to try a small portion but my family loved this one. 4 pcs of crispy yummy pork slices served w a side salad and a vinegar + soy sauce dip. How can you possible go wrong?!! They enjoyed eating this one. A lot! 128076🏼

We were supposed to also order the Camote Pie but too full. Maybe next time. 128563128540

Service was just okay. Since the space is kind of big and "kalat" and there were only 2 servers, it was hard trying to ask for anything since you have to wait for them. The bell wasn't as helpful as well. Maybe they can do something w the service but other than that, we enjoyed our lunch here. If you're visiting Baguio anytime soon or in the future, please please eat here. You will not regret it. 128513128077🏼

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Hazel A.
5.0 Stars

Get an awesome dining experience in Arca's Yard.

Instagram-worthy pictures - CHECK
Book lovers - CHECK
Foodie - CHECK

Far from downtown but many visits the place, not only for the very nice interior but also because of the sumptous meals. In short maganda mag date dito!

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Marjorie G.
4.0 Stars
7

I tried to read a book at Arcas Yard despite the hopelessness of finishing it. Arcas Yard used to be a just a library and a museum, but the owners decided to integrate a café because most people who visited there were looking for food. It has many interesting art pieces, mostly of traditional artifacts from the Cordillera region.

They served us their bestseller, camote pie topped with vanilla ice cream. Never heard of such a pie before but goddarn it was lip smacking good. The taste and the texture you reminded me of my favorite Filipino snack, nilupak. Some of my companions didn’t finish their pie; not me. I was into it like I haven’t eaten yet. Even the milktea that went with it was good the only thing that stopped me from finishing it is the thought that I’ve had enough sugar for the day.

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Kyle B.
5.0 Stars
3

Started our quick trip to Baguio by having dinner at Arca's Yard. My tita actually recommended this and I trusted her since she lives in Baguio. We were supposed to go to 50's diner first because I haven't been there kahit na ilang beses na ako pumuntang Baguio. 128517 I'm so glad we went here (check out my 50's Diner review to know why lol) ! The location is a bit far from Session Road and the main city but hey, the long drive is worth it!

The place is perfect. You have the option to sit on the floor or on chairs. The interiors are lovely and artsy, featuring pieces by local artists. The ambiance....ugh, one of the best tapos the weather was perfect pa! Food wise, yummeh! I especially loved their oriental salad. Ingredients were obviously very fresh since it came right from the farms in Baguio. Their pasta, Tomato Basil, was kind of salty for my taste but it was alright. For their coffee, I got their Frothy Coffee. I'm not sure if it was coffee because it tasted like tea with milk. Haha. My cousin's brewed coffee was 128076🏼, take note that it was also refillable. My kid cousin also enjoyed his 3-piece chicken with rice.

Will definitely come back here next time for their desserts and ofcourse, just to enjoy the ambience and the weather. 128150

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Benjie G.
4.0 Stars

Love the ambiance of the place with native decor and great view of the mountain / hill. Great choices of food and drinks. We spent 3 hours enjoying everything including a cue on our food bec of saturday lunch time. Parking is a problem so try visiting the place early.

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Anna G.
4.0 Stars

Love love love their salad! Crispy orange chicken was amazing. Cloud tea was good. Ambiance great as always. Service a bit horrid this time around. Will see next time. 128541

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Anna G.
5.0 Stars

We were all hungry, thus the lack of food pictures. Lamb was good, cooked and seasoned really well. Around P360 for 220 grams 128513. Their mint jelly was delicious. Crispy pork belly and orange chicken were also good. Fruits in yoghurt was delightful. Serving size good. The place is amazing. Cozy, artsy with an amazing view. Service a bit slow because we were in the attic 128541

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Roegan T.
5.0 Stars

Before going to Baguio, I made a list of my must-try restaurants. After searching for the best restaurants in Baguio, Arca's Yard came up as part of the Top 25. 128517

We didn't bring our own car when we went to Baguio so we had to take a GrabTaxi every single time. Unfortunately, we got lost looking for the place. We had to walk on the mountain side-like highway for 15-20 minutes. We then finally reached Arca's Yard! 128514

We were there at around before lunch time and it was surprising to see a handful of customers at the restaurant. The picturesque spot in the restaurant was already occupied so we decided to stay at the balcony area.

This gave us an awesome view of the forest and the nearby mountains! And the wind was unforgiving so it was freaking cold! 128554

We heard one of the customers saying that it used to be an art museum -- reason why the place looks really nice, filled with different art pieces. 🏺

We ordered their Lamb Chops w/ mint jelly, Crispy Lemon-Orange Chicken, and Arca's Cloud Tea. The Lamb Chops was okay but the chicken was definitely worth the 20-min. hike. The meat was tender and it was really flavorful! 128020 huge serving so definitely good for sharing!

Since it was really windy outside, our food got cold in just a few minutes. We still enjoyed it though.

The only letdown was the wait for the bill. It took them about 20 minutes. I'm still giving it 5 stars since the food was good. 128513

Try dining outside to enjoy the great view! This should be part of any list for Baguio. 128076

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Jorelle F.
4.0 Stars

The place is a bit far, but worth to visit! Serene place and ambiance. The place has antique decorations. The food is delicious. I had their spicy tuna. Generous servings that is worth the price 128077🏻128077🏻

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Jerrel P.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Jofel S.
5.0 Stars

A must try when you're up north.

They have a very simple menu which is good which saves you time and effort picking what to eat. The place is pretty homey (cause it was a house converted to cafe/restaurant) and it's a bit small so expect it to be a bit tight on peak season or weekends.

We ordered:
Crispy Lemon-Orange Chicken
Lechon Kawali
Arca's Cloud Tea
Benguet Coffee(brewed)
Arca's sweet potato ala mode

Value for money place with prices ranging from 150-300pesos. A dish is good for one but portion size quite generous. It's something different and worth trying if you're in the area

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Miri J.
4.0 Stars

I love everything about this place. Here's their specialty the sweet potato pie ala mode :)

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Mintzy F.
3.0 Stars

Where is the yard? That's the first that will enter your mind when you arrive at Arca's Yard. You have to enter and look down below to see the "yard". Moving on, I'd say that all the food are overpriced. They're famous for their camote pie which isn't really to die for but it's worth a try along with their cloud coffee. If you're looking for a place to hang out, read some books and basically chill; this is the place for you. They have this serene ambiance and every tourist would most likely take a lot of selfies and groupfies here.

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Berry F.
5.0 Stars

I loved the place! The ambiance was so good I want to live there. Although we only had smoothies when we visited the place, we really enjoyed it. It's like a mini museum when you're inside. You should visit them when you're in Baguio. By the way, they also have bed and breakfast if you want to stay away from the busy streets of Baguio. 128522

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Arianne S.
4.0 Stars

First from our Baguio trip is Arca's Yard Cafe. :)

The place was located in a pretty secluded place, I thought the road was endless. haha! When we arrived, the place already have this homey feel. You have to knock using their antique door knocker. soooo kewl!

With plenty of luck, we are the first and only customer at that time! As if we owned the place. hihi! We chose the low table with throwpillows as our seat which are super cooozy!

For the food, boyfie and I ordered their:
Tomato Basil Pasta- the pasta was good but lacks character, though. I think it would be better if they'll add more diced tomato to give the sourness a little kick :-P

For the drinks, we ordered:
Arca's Cloud Tea- a drink made of honey, tea, milk and a finishing frothy top layer! The taste was really good! definitely an authentic milk tea :-)

For the dessert, which is the tagged photo, we had:
Arca's Sweet Potato ala mode- Camote pie, sprinkled with muscovsdo sugar and ground walnuts, topped with vanilla ice cream. the taste and texture was superb! however, when the vanilla ice cream run out, you'll get that "umay" feel due to the heaviness of the Camote pie.

All in all, it was a Superb food, ambiance and view experience and I'll definitely come back!! :)

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Aldrick Chiki A.
5.0 Stars

God, this place is surreal! Though far, this home-turned-café will provide a stunning view of the fog-kissed mountains on their balcony and windows. The food is tasty and D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S! (although quite expensive if you're on a budget.) It's a must try and a quiet place to be with yourself and with nature.

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Cassandra G.
5.0 Stars

We were looking for a chill place yesterday and thanks to ate yra who suggested this place. The place was really in the top part (tip top road) 128514 the place has a nice ambiance and it was so chill as in and the view was nice and the interior was A+ of course we took some photos 128523 we order crispy lemon-orange chicken (something lyk that) served with salad it was delicious!!!!!!! 128557128149128149128149 promiseee i wanted to order another one but you know too much rice 128517 then we had camote pie, carrot pie and hot choco for dessert. I think their hot choco is swiss miss? Hahaha tastes like it tho. Camote pie was their best seller it was okay and the carrot pie was yummy also 128077🏻 their pies are served with ice cream 127846 even though it was kinda pricey it was all worth it! + the view 128521 it was foggy cos it was raining yesterday

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JPaolo R.
5.0 Stars

It's a must visit place in Baguio! The food tastes really good!

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Monique A.
4.0 Stars

Pork steak, pesto pasta, crispy lemon chicken & cloud tea for a delightful laid back Sunday afternoon # late post

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Elmer R.
5.0 Stars

Cool chill place saw some Med students from SLU studying here it's that quiet and acoustics are good. Place is set on a 3 level house with a collection of looks like Igorot carvings and some antique decors. There are nooks and crannies here were you could position yourselves to enjoy the solitude the place offers. Tried only their camote pie and cloud tea which was good enough for me. Along Ambuklao Rd one of the roads radiating to the Wright Park, see this on the right side of the road. Don't follow the directional signs from Google you'll get lost like us.

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