Baguio Favorite Café By The Ruins Is No Longer Reopening

The breakfast destination and artists' haven will be missed.

( For 29 years, Café By The Ruins was one of the most well-loved food stops in Baguio City, known for their hearty dishes made with local ingredients and regional flavors. The café was built by a group of artists and writers on the ruins of a building destroyed during World War II, turning it into a cozy artists' haven.



And so it was a shock to many when news broke that the café caught fire on April 30, gutting its second floor. While there were hopes for restoration, the owners released a statement on Facebook, today, July 20, confirming the worst: Café By The Ruins will no longer be reopening its original branch.



 Strawberry Shortcake


Loyal patrons can still visit their second branch, Café By The Ruins Dua, which offers not just the original café fan-favorites Bagnet and Strawberry Shortcake, but other new dishes exclusive to branch. Still, there's nothing quite like the original—Café By The Ruins, you'll sorely be missed.


Café By The Ruins Dua is at 225 Upper Session Road, Baguio City.


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