Where to Eat?
(Baguio Overview Apartelle)
Our breakfast on the first day was at the Baguio Overview Apartelle. The set up is like the usual carenderia setting – self service and pay as your order. It was our driver who took us there as we don’t have an idea where to have our breakfast. Price is quiet good that ranges from P50 – 150/meal.
After the “park hopping” tour (consist of Mines View, Botanical Garden, Wright Park and the Palace visit), we had our lunch at 50’s Diner. It’s one of the recommended restaurants in the city based on the blogs and reviews that I’ve read. Yes, there serving is quiet a feast. However, I’m kinda disappointed how small the dining area is.
Since this artist village is located at the north western part of Baguio City, establishments like restaurant are nowhere to be found. So, our driver suggested that we would take our lunch at their restaurant. Otherwise, it would take 30-40 minutes for us to get into the city proper again and look for another place to eat.
Their interior design is quiet impressive which it’s obvious since it’s an artist village. When I tasted their food, I cannot help but rant about the taste and everything about it. It seems that I am eating a chewing gum when I started to chew the meat. In addition, they seem to run out of seasoning coz the Chop suey does not have any taste at all. How I wish that the food they serve is as good as their paintings. I regret paying P200 for a meal that I didn’t enjoyed. The good thing though one of their staff approached us and asked about the food. The blunt and straightforward Deanna answered their questions that their staff does not wish to hear. I just hope that they change their chef or simply close the restaurant.
Tips on Pasalubong shopping and Others
Strawberry, Ube Jam, and souvenir shirts
You can purchase 4 for 100 strawberry jams in Mines View and Botanical Garden. If you want the best tasting strawberry and ube jam, you can purchase them at the Good Shepherd. However, they only allow up to 4 jams per person and it would cost you around P150/jam. While you can bought 2 for P150 souvenir shirts at the Botanical Garden.
The strawberry farm is located at the La Trinidad. You have the option to pick strawberries at the farm that would cost P350/kilo. However, I find it impractical as you can purchase P100-150/kilo of strawberry at the small market inside the strawberry farm. Besides, they allow tourist to take photos inside the strawberry farm whether your will pick or not.
- Laag 42: Baguio – Benguet: My First Trip to Luzon (Part 1) (laagannacebuana.me)
- Baguio City and La Trinidad, Benguet | Budget and Itinerary (iamwonderfullyfree.wordpress.com)