Probably my most favorite place to have breakfast in Baguio City, Cafe by the Ruins stands still along Shuntug Road near Rizal Park, graciously serving local produce – organic coffee with balikutsa, chopped fresh fruits, and your choice of delectable Filipino meal. The ruins was once a garden theater, then converted as residence of the first American civil governor of Benguet. World War II ruined almost everything but the creativity and resourcefulness of the cafe’s pioneers – Christine Arvisu, Laida Perez, Ben Cabrera, Boy Yuchengco, David Baradas, Robert Villanueva, Louie and Su Llamado and Baboo Mandoñedo – brought life to Cafe by the Ruins. Now managed by second generation owners, it has continued to be a popular hangout in Baguio City – a place for great food, a venue for local artists’ works, and a site of local cultural performances.

 Organic coffee and sliced fresh fruits

Bacon, egg, red rice

Mushroom omelette, red rice