Cafe by the Ruins Dua

225 Upper Session Rd., Baguio, Benguet

Cafe by the Ruins Dua
3.8
4.0 Stars

28 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 6
  • 4 stars 12
  • 3 stars 8
  • 2 stars 2
  • 1 star 0
  • 28 Reviews
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Category:
Fusion
Phone
+63744229804

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Most Recent Reviews

Wennifer C.
2.0 Stars

Disappointing visit. I ordered beef tapa with hot chocolate for breakfast. It came out aethetically beautiful but the beef tapa was extremely hard. I asked it to be changed to longganisa instead since my i didnt want my jaws to suffer.

The waiter, after saying everything was ok, came back to me and told me that he was going to get charged for processing the dish change. I asked him whats the protocol for consumer complaint, he said, he should have told his manager first before processing; but he skipped that part of the process. I didnt exactly understand his intention of telling me. I just offered to talk to his manager because it didnt sound right that he was going to penalized for it.

Managed to talk to the manager but im not sure whether he will still get charged or not.

Now for the longganisa, it's a "sosyal" longganisa. Not something i'd go back for.

The entire experience was saved by the hot chocolate. Yum!

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Joseph C.
4.0 Stars

We got tapa, longanisa, champorado dangit, suman. Excellent service but Hillstation bistro beats Cafe by the Ruins in terms of value for money. One of the best best breads and ensaymada.

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Dominique Martel S.
4.0 Stars

Pasta a la Carbonara

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Mark L.
4.0 Stars
4

last night family dinner..
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Pötpöt P.
4.0 Stars

If there's one food spot in Baguio that holds the idiom "without further ado", that would be Cafe by the Ruins.

Over the years, its charm remains rustic & its food still deliciously delightful. Any visit there wouldn't be complete without the usual camote bread & loads of lovely spreads.

But have you tried santol juice? Boy, Ruins truly surprised me with a refreshing take on what we usually know as sour santol.

Ikaw, what do you love most about Cafe by the Ruins?

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Jacqui T.
3.0 Stars
3

Finally!!! Our plan has come into reality. Baguio trip with friends and it was the most enjoying and memorable part of my despedida. Madapa ka ba naman sa Session Road kaka-text. LOL!

It was a very quick decision. We decided to go out so we took our bus tickets to Baguio and voila! Traveling without a plan is the BEST plan! 128521

Bagnet Sinigang – Oh Boy! Remember to write your name first before taking a sip of this soup. A very tasty soup with crispy pork cutlets. Delicious!

Chopsuey – I haven’t seen a chopsuey with fried egg instead of boiled egg. This one was just the usual mixed vegetable. Nothing was so special about it.

Palawan Chicken – Mixed chicken parts braised in coconut milk. It was good, tasty and the chicken was so tender (fall-off-the-bone). I was just a bit disappointed with the serving size.

Choco Lava Cake – PLEASE! Stop saying “Famous Choco Lava cake” blah blah blah. Nothing was so special about this cake. It doesn’t really taste good, even the ice cream that they placed on top. Duh!

Service was slow seeing that they only have a few customers that day. Good thing they have a very nice place and painting from the UP students hanging on their wall and it did entertain us while waiting for our food.

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Shei M.
3.0 Stars
2

Arrived Baguio and the first thing we did is to find this cafe!

Followed their specialty: Ordered Baguio Bagnet and Palawan Chicken. And tadaaa! Refer to the photo and feel the yum! Taste is good however I felt that there nothings special. Should've chosen Bagnet sinigang hihi. Palawan chicken is just curry but not spicy. Jowabels said na kulang ang luto. But for me, twas okay!

Price is P700, kinda pricey for the serving though. And comfort room is waaaay dirty. 128557 too bad

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Mela C.
5.0 Stars

Awesome breakfast place in Baguio! Pricing is reasonable since servings are huge!
Just recently, i ordered their tapa for breakfast (with baguio organic rice, scrambled eggs, veggies) and was pleased to find out that it came with drinks (i chose mango shake) and a fruit cup! Not bad for P300+
Very warm and rustic ambiance, and they had such knowledgeable and topnotch waitstaff.
Cant wait to come back to Baguio and have more of their offers!

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Amyxal V.
3.0 Stars
2

Maybe the place is a bit overrated, or more probably I'm not familiar of its flavors.

I liked the Choco Lava and Pavlova well enough. But their "Ruins Coffee" may not be my cup of tea. It tasted weird for me. I found out it had cardamom, a type of spice I'm not familiar with. It almost tasted like a disagreeable medicine.

I wondered about the small, round, purple things on the desserts. At first I thought they were blueberries, but they were too tiny to be blueberries (and they had no "crowns" like true blueberries). Then I saw the alugbati plants as centerpieces on some tables. Maybe these little purple ones on the desserts were alugbati fruits? (Kung ganun, pwede pala yun? I once thought of them as poisonous). Interesting.

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Diyana Kris M.
3.0 Stars
5

The food was fine. Kind of expensive for its price but the choices are unique and taste just fine. Serving size is just fine too, enough to feed the hungry monsters in my stomach. 128514128514128514 Paid P800 for us two.

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Gennie M.
3.0 Stars
2

It was just okay, literally okay- we felt that the value and quality was very different from the last time we visited and in comparison with the original spot. Nothing to rave about anymore🙁

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Lady J T.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Jam V.
5.0 Stars

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RUIN'S BURGER

The Kamote Bread was goood!!! Cant wait to dine here again tomorrow! :)

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Gale C.
5.0 Stars

Yunmy! Consistent quality of food, service, ambiance. Pricey but wel” Filipino Lon-Si-Log Longganisang hubad (marinated pork cubes), sinangag (garlic rice), itlog (sunny side up egg)

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Abby M.
3.0 Stars

Bistek was great! Bagnet, not so much. It's a little harder than what I'm used to in Metro Manila. Also, strawberry overload on the desserts (see above). I noticed their staff is also all men. I wonder why.

All in all, I think this place is a little overrated, but at least we got to try it. :P

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Casey D.
5.0 Stars

Favorite restaurant in Session road. 128516

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Mike L.
2.0 Stars

It was average at best. The sotanghon soup was salty and the curry was ok.

I guess this is a tourist trap and I fell for it hehe ensaymada was kinda dry.

Save your calories and $ and eat somewhere else.

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Arianne S.
5.0 Stars

Third on our Baguio trip is the new branch of Cafe by the Ruins.

Boyfie and I had their pasta's because it was already dinner and their famous drinks. ;-)

For their pasta, Boyfie had their Spaghetti with Meatballs. The dish was okay. It lacks the sourness which is from the diced tomatoes (I really love italian pasta!) But the blend of herbs was perfect and definitely compliment the diced tomatoes.

I had Mrs. Lim's Noodles. Fetuccini spinach pasta paired with seafood cream sauce and breadsticks on the side. The spinach noodles blended well with the sauce!! A very simple yet tasty dish!

For our drinks, we had their Rizal Chokolate (sorry, I forgot the exact name :-P ) and their steamed Carabao's Milk. I liked the Rizal Chokolate more than the Milk. haha! The chocolate was very rich but not too strong. But the milk, I'd like it better if it's processed haha!

And for our dessert, (drum roll)..........
We had the famous Choco Lava Cake!! oh my!! this is our favorite dish amongst the ones that we ordered. The brownie was not that sweet, the chocolate was thick and rich, which really compliments the brownies' toasty yet crumbly texture. In addition of the creaminess given by the carabao's milk ice cream (this i love!haha) plus the dragon fruit bits on top!
Superb dish!!

All in all, a bit pricey but hey, its not everyday that you get to eat great and awesome food! :)
Will definitely come back! ;-)

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Agnes Therese B.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Van G.
4.0 Stars

Bagnet Baguio was comparable to Lechon Kawali but not as tasty as Vigan's Bagnet. Though it complements well with the lime and bagoong (more like ginamos in Cebu). It was a different story for the Pinikpikan (Cordillera Chicken ritual soup with "etag" salted pork). It was a great tasting soup, the chicken was tender and the etag really brings out the flavor of the soup. Also even if it was scorching hot that day, I tried their Ruins Coffee which hardly ruined my meal. Hahaha.

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