Laperal White House is now a restaurant

Everyone knows Baguio City’s Laperal White House as a haunted spot. But recently, a restaurateur breathed new life into the notorious haunted mansion and turned it into the fine dining restaurant, Joseph’s.

This new, upscale dining spot had its soft opening in December 2022. It offers 2- to 5-course Continental and Contemporary French meals as well as rib-eye steaks.

Haunted history

Laperal White House 1
The Laperal White House.
Image adapted from: Joseph’s

The Laperal White House was originally home to the Laperal family in the 1930s amid the American Colonial period. However, it became a Japanese military post where locals were said to have perished during the Japanese occupation. 

Hence, the house became famous for being a haunted spot in Baguio. There were reported sightings of the “white lady” and eerie sounds such as footsteps coming from inside the empty mansion.

The Laperal White House became a museum for local bamboo and wood art pieces in 2013 before it was closed to the public.

On 26 December 2022, the restaurant Joseph’s opened at the Laperal White House. The restaurant is by the same chef as Comida y Vino at Tagaytay Highlands and Concha’s Garden Cafe in Tagaytay and Silang, Cavite and Quezon City, Metro Manila.

Continental and contemporary French menu

Laperal White House - grilled salmon
Grilled salmon.
Image credit: Angelo Domingo

Joseph’s offers 2- to 5-course meals starting at P1,430 (~USD26.24). You can get dishes such as Tartare Trio which includes salmon, tuna, and beef, and Pork Roulade or bacon-wrapped tenderloin.

Joseph's Baguio dessert
Molten Chocolate Cake and Strawberry Almond Tart.
Image credit: Art Tibaldo

They also serve rib-eye steaks from P12,600 (~USD231.17) which are good for 2-4 people. This menu option comes with 3 sides of your choice.

Make a reservation at Joseph’s 

Laperal White House interior
Image adapted from: Emerging Philippines, Art Tibaldo

If you’re up for a new dining experience with a chilling history, make a reservation at Joseph’s. Walk-ins are also accepted at the restaurant, but this is subject to seat availability.

You don’t have to worry about getting spooked. The restaurant management has improved the ambiance of the Laperal White House, with more lights at night and contemporary-style furniture while maintaining its American Colonial design.

Address: 14 Leonard Wood Road, Teacher’s Camp Baguio City
Opening hours:
Wed-Mon 11am-1pm, 5.39pm-7.30pm | Closed Tuesdays
0917 567 3747
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Cover image adapted from: Joseph’s, Angelo Domingo


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