Cafe by the Ruins

This cafe is probably known to all Manilenos who frequently goes up Baguio City. It is where good food and new and seasoned artists meet. According to what is written on a page in their menu, it was the residence of the former governor of Benguet. The house was badly damaged in 1944 during the American attack on the Japanese army. Well, until now, the flagstones are still visible. I like the place since the ambience is not so artsy fartsy, casual I would say, compact but relaxed. Artworks of different artists are displayed for the customers’ viewing pleasure. Some are for sale if I remember it right. This is where I encountered Ben Cabrera but didn’t have the chance to have a photo op since some photography students literally swarmed the artist and chatted with him non-stop.

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The cafe is located at Chuntug Street, across Baguio City Hall. Drop by the place when you visit Baguio and enjoy their salads, Benguet coffee and herbal teas among other things.

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