Article & Photos by Ela Naparan & Janel Apola | Topic: Cafe&Restaurant
One of the best English schools in the Philippines could be found in its Summer Capital: City of Pines- Baguio. A lot of students from different countries choose to come to this city to study English because of its weather, environment and safety. Baguio City has an autumn- like temperature- not too hot and not too cold making it a favorable and conducive place for learning. Not only this, when rainy season strikes, you’re surely invited to a plenty of places to enjoy the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and delicious cuisines.
It’s a good thing that Pines Academy main campus is located in the best area of Baguio City. It is surrounded with warm, cozy cafes and restaurants. You can either walk or just grab a cab, chill and enjoy the mood of the rainy season in these cafes. Check out the best cafes and restaurants in Baguio that are all near Pines Academy main campus.
It is an Italian café and restaurant that offers the taste of authentic Italian cuisine. It is situated in a community that can give you the vibe of being close to nature while dining. Dining here means you will be left in awe of the city. This place has it all: from the good architectural ambiance, hearty Italian meals and wide selection of beverages. Prices are reasonable because each serving in this restaurant truly replicate of that of those well-loved Italian staples- creamy tasting pastas and well-baked pizza topped with fresh veggies. You will really enjoy the freshness of the ingredients used in every meal that you can possibly order in this humble and hidden café.
One of the longest staying restaurants here in Baguio is Volante. Aside from offering Italian meals, Volante also offers delicious cuts of grilled pork, beef and chicken. One of their bestsellers is the grilled boneless chicken. The delicious meal is served with mouth-watering, tender and juicy chicken. Pair this up with plain or Corsican rice and you have a perfect dish in front of you. If you’re into pasta, then no problem because Volante serves all types of pasta meals from cream-based to tomato-based options. All you need to do is to try all of them because they are all delicious . One of the bestselling pasta dishes is the pesto pasta topped with shrimp. It is richly sprinkled with finely chopped fresh basil mixed with thick olive oil. The restaurant has an indoor-outdoor dining set up ,so you get to choose to dine around the gardens or inside the cozy space of the restaurant. It is also known for serving meals with affordable price, but the food quality is never compromised.
It is a perfect place for bookworms because the interior design ideas of this café is drawn from popular books like Harry Potter, Anne of Green Gables, Peter Pan and among others. This small and cute café is just a few walks away from Picarre sharing the same view overlooking the luscious trees and mountains that Baguio is well-known for. Their menu is a wide variety of sandwiches, burgers, pastas and pastries. Their serving is good enough to satisfy every hungry man’s cravings. You’ll be surprised! Good-tasting food with well-balanced flavors. Plus, the place is intimate making it perfect to spending time with your friends or just to be alone and have an afternoon of an interesting read of novel.
It’s a high time for you to get your appetite ready. While studying English in Pines Academy, you will have a nice experience filled with food tasting and English speaking opportunities. It is then highly recommended to come to Pines and check-out these cafes and restaurants. We look forward to seeing you. Want to see more restaurant reviews? September is almost here; check our autumn-vibe restaurants.