Baguio City coffee shops to visit

Those escaping the summer heat for the chilly breezes and views of the City of Pines will want to take a break from all the exploring once in a while.

If you’re new to the city or returning after a long time away, here are 7 Baguio City coffee shops that locals love to hit up. Pop by to support local indie businesses that make Baguio the town it is today.

1. Kaffeeklatsch Baguio – cozy late-night coffee and live music spot

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Image adapted from: @_kaffeeklatsch

Many Baguio cafes have been shaken up during the pandemic, so we’re glad this classic spot is pushing on. A cozy cafe with an extensive coffee and tea menu that makes big chains’ look small in comparison, Kaffeeklatsch Baguio attracts nearby college students and youths looking for a laid-back place to chill.

Ice-blended beverages here range from P165-P255 (~USD3.25-USD5.02), and their hot drip brews such as highlands coffee and house blends from P105-P150 (~USD2.07-USD2.95) will warm you up on chilly days.

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Live acoustic and jazz bands are invited to perform at the cafe

Image credit: Kaffeeklatsch Baguio

Come in the evening to catch up with friends while listening to live acoustic bands and singers who regularly star at the cafe to show off their best numbers.

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Baked mac and latte

Image adapted from @kensfoodgallery and @chanrielag

Ideal for those on a budget who want to catch up with friends till late, the cafe is open till midnight. Climb onto its second-floor loft with floor cushions and seats that’ll make the space feel like your second home, or plop onto the wooden chairs and leather sofas on the first floor, filled with coffee-related souvenirs and memorabilia from the owners.

Address: 39 City Camp Rd, Baguio City, 2600 Benguet
Mobile: 917 528 5282
Opening hours: 8AM-10PM, Daily
Kaffeeklatsch Baguio’s Facebook | Instagram

2. Cafe Kayman and Little Nibblers Fish Spa – exfoliate and caffeinate

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Image adapted from @sparkl3shynee and @grizellyyy_

A three-in-one fish spa, cafe, and boutique, Cafe Kayman offers seating areas where you can have small fish nibble your dry skin off (P100, ~USD1.97) while you have your drink.

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Image adapted from @cafekayman and @cafekayman

For those who’d prefer to dine in a ventilated spot for health reasons, head up to the cafe’s Abanao Square roof deck space to have your fix. Menu drinks range from icy Matcha Frappes (P110, ~USD2.16) and brews from Wangal and Tawang beans from La Trinidad to pasta, salads, and baked goods – dine-in and take-out options available.

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The cafe even has a grocery-like section with varying take-home food and souvenirs such as roasted beans, pastries, Korean ramyeon, and sometimes even local produce.

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Sheran Boutique, next to the cafe

Image credit: Store ni Sheran

Potterheads will be glad to know that the cafe has a section inspired by the Harry Potter fantasy novel series, with a wall decorated with posters of Sirius Black and wooden carvings like the signage of Ollivanders. Even wands are available upon request.

Address: 3rd Floor Abanao Square, 3 Abanao St, Baguio, 2600 Benguet
Opening hours: 9AM-8PM, Daily (main cafe area) | Mon–Sat 9AM-7PM (roof deck only)
Mobile: 927 342 1771
Cafe Kayman and Little Nibblers Fish Spa’s website | Facebook | Instagram

3. Studio Cafe at PhotoTech – people-watch at Session Road and view photo exhibits

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Image adapted from @nekoariachan and @studiocafebaguio

Owned by photographer Mark Perez, Studio Cafe is a minimalist photography-themed cafe serving coffee, desserts, and beer with plenty of photos on display – many taken by the owner’s photographer friends themselves.

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Image credit: Studio Café @ PhotoTech, Studio Café at PhotoTech

Though the cafe is small, its window seats overlooking Session Road make ideal vantage points where you can spot locals and tourists passing by.

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Image credit: @studiocafebaguio

We recommend their Affogato Espresso with Vanilla Ice Cream (P150, ~USD2.96), Americano Light (P75, ~USD1.48) for those who prefer their black coffee less heavy, and for a treat, Granola Parfait (P130, ~USD2.56).

Address: Session Road, General Luna Road, and Leonard Wood Road, Baguio City
Opening hours: Mon–Sat 9AM-4.30PM | Closed Sundays
Mobile: 74 442 8305
Studio Cafe at PhotoTech’s Facebook | Instagram

4. Patch Cafe – all-day brunch and free WiFi for mobile workers

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Image credit: @patchcafeph

Located in the Bloomfield Hotel lobby, Patch Cafe hits the spot with affordable coffee, cookies and pastries, power outlets, and WiFi. As it’s just 3 minutes away from Session Road and SM Baguio, you’ll be able to find it easily.

Ecletically furnished with murals, pictures of old Baguio, and colourful chairs for you to plonk down on, the cafe offers all-day brunch, pasta, coffee, and sweets for casual diners and keyboard warriors.

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Kinako latte

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From the Espresso Bar, we recommend their Butterscotch Cappuccino (P90, ~USD1.80) or the kinako latte made with roasted soybean powder, milk or soy milk, kuromitsu or black sugar syrup, plus an expresso shot to compliment their savory dishes.

They offer all-day brunches such as the miner’s breakfast (longganisa with garlic rice, atchara, and an egg) for P190 (~USD3.80), and beef tapa for P190 (~USD3.80), but if you can’t decide, we recommend their brunch sampler including longganisa, beef tapa, dried fish, and a pancake with rice and an egg for P240 (~USD4.80).

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Giftable boxed cookies

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Delivery is also available via GrabFood, foodpanda, and Delirush, or through the cafe’s own delivery service from Monday to Saturday, 10AM to 5PM, that’s only P100 (~USD2.00) within the city. For special occasions they offer sets of 12 assorted cookies or 6 tarts for delivery or pickup – order by noon for delivery the next day.

Address: Bloomfield Hotel, 3 Leonard Wood Road, Brgy. Salud Mitra, Baguio City
Opening hours: 8AM-6PM, Daily
Telephone: 09175100044 and 09399085407
Patch Cafe Baguio’s Facebook | Instagram

5. The Coffee Library Baguio – classic Vietnamese dishes and coffee

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At The Coffee Library’s OG branch at Baguio, you won’t have to travel to Vietnam to find famed Vietnamese food and coffee.

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Tuck into phở bo (beef phở at P180, ~USD3.60), phở ga (chicken phở at P180, ~USD3.60), bún chả (vermicelli and grilled pork meatballs at P250, ~USD5.00), or nem (spring rolls at P180, ~USD3.60) with Vietnamese coffee made the traditional way on the side. The wallet-friendly prices make this Baguio City coffee shop a hot spot for local university students.

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Their Vietnamese coffee comes in different variants too, such as the cà phê đen (P85, ~USD1.70) which is a strong, black brew, cà phê bạc xỉu (P115, ~USD2.30) made with coconut milk in their version, or the cà phê sữa chua (P115, ~USD2.30) with yogurt.

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Image credit: The Coffee Library Baguio

For those looking for more common cafe grub, they also serve English breakfast, sandwiches, salads, pasta, and homemade frozen custards. Or if you’re getting crowd-pleaser food for a family celebration, order their Gourmet Burger Box or any of their other dishes for take-out and delivery. foodpanda, Fud Papa and Errandboy courier services from the cafe run from 8.30AM to 9.30PM.

Address: Rex Hall, Upper Bonifacio St, Baguio City
Opening hours: 8AM-10PM, Daily
Mobile: 0917 503 7962
The Coffee Library’s Facebook page | Instagram

6. Quoted Cafe – spacious, warm cafe with free Wi-Fi and lots of parking

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Image credit: Mark Gideon

With brick walls lined with encouraging hugots, Quoted Cafe’s warm-toned wooden furnishing comes with comfort food and drinks such as coffee and large frappes for sharing.

If you’re looking for a cafe to work all day away from the bustle of the main road, the spacious cafe offers plenty of seating. Those driving can simply come early to grab a parking spot in the convenient lots out front.

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We recommend their Strawberry Mocha (P95, ~USD1.89 hot, P120, ~USD2.38 iced) for Baguio’s specialty fruit in drink form, or the bottled cold brew (in black coffee, mocha, vanilla cream, dirty chai, caramel, and other flavors) for your to-go caffeine supply. Pasta (P160-P195, ~USD3.18-USD3.87), beef, pork, and chicken entrees (P180-P215, ~USD3.57-USD4.27), and sandwiches (P165-P195, ~USD3.28-USD3.87) are also available for a filling meal.

Take-out, foodpanda and GrabFood delivery are available too.

Address: V Hotel & Apartel, 14 Bukaneg St, Baguio City
Telephone: (074) 619 0793
Opening hours: 7.30AM-8.30PM, Daily
Quoted Cafe’s Facebook | Instagram

7. Hoka Brew – hilly views, local coffee, and Mongolian buffet

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Image credit: @hokabrew

Conveniently located at the Podium Boutique Hotel, Hoka Brew offers a killer view of the city and its pine trees everywhere. Serving local blends from the mountains of Cordillera, the coffee shop is filled with warm lights and wooden chairs, flooring, and lamps adding a sophisticated finish.

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Image credit: @hokabrew

Cozy up with their iced matcha latte (P145, ~USD2.88), salted caramel mocha (P145, ~USD2.88), or latte (P95, ~USD1.89) while you focus on your work here. Those who’d prefer to savor their coffee at home rather than by dining in Baguio City coffee shops can also get their brews in takeaway bottles in original and dulce de leche flavors.

Come on Fridays and weekends to check out the adjacent Mongolian BBQ buffet in the hotel too. This includes pork ribs, bakareta, callos, seafood, pasta, mini-burgers, mongolian BBQ with lumpia, salad and nachos, and halo-halo for P495 (~USD9.82) per adult and P295 (~USD5.85) per child 4 feet tall and below.

Address: The Podium, Baguio City
Telephone: (074) 620 5187
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 10AM-8PM | Fri & Sat 9AM-9PM | Sun 9AM-8PM
Opening hours (Friday and weekend buffet): 11AM-3PM (lunch), 5PM-9PM (dinner)
Hoka Brew’s Facebook

Baguio City coffee shops

Sample Baguio’s cafe culture while on your hilly holiday or if you’re looking to get some solo time to work or read.

Not just coffee spots, these Baguio City coffee shops also offer plenty of meals, art displays, and pasalubong-worthy buys to bring home.

Also visit these in Baguio:

Cover image adapted from @patchcafeph, @grizellyyy_, Mark Gideon, and @hokabrew

Mintzy Flor is a contributing writer to this article.

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