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The place to eat and drink in Sagada (up to date 2022) – Journey Up


After a day of climbing, caving, biking, and different journey actions, you’ll positively work up an urge for food whereas in Sagada. Even for those who’re simply on a chill staycation, you’ll most likely get actually hungry simply strolling round city due to the cooler climate and steep roads.

Whereas the small mountain city has fewer eating decisions than Baguio Metropolis, it’s price testing all of the distinctive homegrown eating places that make use of native elements and spotlight the wealthy mountain tradition.

Sagada specialties embrace regionally sourced espresso, home made yogurt, oranges, Lemon Pie and Etag (smoked and salted ham), that are served in lots of eating places. Throughout our current pre-Christmas biking trip to Sagada, we revisited some outdated favorites and checked out a couple of new locations to eat. Right here’s a roundup of the traditional and greatest new eating places to dine in whereas in Sagada, Mt. Province presently open to the general public as of December 2022.

Misty Lodge and Cafe

Misty Lodge and Cafe is without doubt one of the greatest restos on the town. This peaceable lodging home serves moderately priced and high quality pizzas, burgers, steaks, breakfast meals and yoghurt.

Pizza decisions (which vary in value from P425 to P440) embrace Quattro Formaggi, All-Meatza, Bacon Hawaiian, Margherita, and Pepperoni.

Steaks like Porterhouse and Rib-Eye price P399 every whereas burgers (traditional, cheeseburger, and so forth.) priced at P210 to P250 every. Home made yoghurt is priced at P95 per serving. Additionally they have espresso, scorching choco, tea, wine and beer.

Misty Lodge and Cafe is a nice one-km stroll away from the church space in the primary city correct, and is certainly price searching down. Throughout all our visits to Sagada, we normally find yourself consuming right here a number of instances due to the standard of meals and pleasant service.

Sagada Cellar Door/Cerveza Sagada

For craft beer lovers, Sagada Cellar Door ought to positively be on the prime of your must-visit checklist.

You possibly can get pleasure from high quality beer that makes use of native elements on this brewery hidden in the midst of the pine forest. Company can walk-in from 5pm to 8pm (they shut at 9pm) for beer and sausages, however dinner is strictly by reservation.

In case you need to keep longer, Sagada Cellar Door additionally has a 130-year outdated conventional Ifugao hut known as The Hut by the Brewpub on the premises which you’ll ebook through Airbnb. This pet-friendly spot is good for {couples} who need to keep in a single day with easy accessibility to high quality beer.

GAIA Cafe

GAIA Cafe is a zero-waste restaurant that serves dishes that purpose to nourish the entire physique, thoughts and spirit. The cafe was featured within the 2014 Filipino film That Factor Known as Tadhana, which popularized Sagada as a vacation spot for the heartbroken.

Over time, GAIA Cafe has developed from a easy treehouse cafe right into a library cafe the place you might simply spend the entire morning or afternoon working with good espresso or scorching chocolate and views of Ambasing Valley.

The cafe serves a couple of wholesome dishes like Adobong Tofu (P220), GAIA Camote Fries (P150), Pesto Pasta (P220), GAIA Sandwich (P150), together with a couple of desserts like Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies (P150) and Chocolate Chip Cookies (P150) which you could pair with Sagada Espresso, Mountain Tea, fruit shakes, or beer. It’s a beautiful quiet spot to hang around simply to learn or write, particularly throughout the off-peak eating hours.

  • Tackle: 3WC2+49P, South Rd, Sagada, 2619 Mountain Province
  • Fb: GAIA Cafe

Rock Inn / Cafe Bodega

Cafe Bodega is the in-house restaurant of Rock Inn, a lodge and restaurant positioned in a rock farm with an orange orchard. There’s a big enclosed restaurant for bigger teams and households and a small open air part that provides a view of the backyard space and gazebo with a hearth pit.

Rock Inn and Cafe serves all-day breakfast favorites, Conventional Pinoy Classics, Omelettes, Farm Specials and extra, priced at P250 up. Additionally they have a big selection for his or her lunch and dinner menu with servings of fish, rooster, pork, beef and greens normally good for 2-3 folks.

Like most eating places in Sagada, for those who’re in a big group or visiting throughout peak season like the vacations, it’s greatest to order your meals beforehand because of the native market’s limitations.

Rock Inn additionally affords orange choosing as an exercise throughout harvest season from October to December.

  • Tackle: Orange Drive, Rock Farm, Staunton Street, Sagada, Mt. Province
  • Fb: Rock Inn and Cafe

Salt and Pepper Diner

If you happen to’re within the temper for consolation meals and don’t need to stroll too removed from the primary city correct, Salt and Pepper Diner is a superb selection. This cozy, underrated restaurant serves native specialties like Hen Inutom (Pan-Fried Hen), Etag Sisig, and Dinakiw (grilled pork stomach) rice meals for round P280 every.

Additionally they serve another snack dishes like ramen (P280-P300), quesadillas (P230-280), tortilla rolls (P100) and beer. Make sure to ask what the obtainable desserts of the day are (ex. Strawberry Shortcake, Yogurt Parfait, and so forth).

The dishes listed below are solely ready when you order, so it’s greatest to time your go to for early or late lunch to keep away from the height eating crowd. Nice service and the meals is certainly definitely worth the wait.

The Shire of Sagada

For followers of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit who’ve at all times dreamed of staying in a single day in Hobbiton in New Zealand, The Shire of Sagada affords a considerably related expertise within the Philippines. The Shire is a comparatively new lodging home (reopened in Might 2022) that takes inspiration from the inland space completely inhabited by hobbits in J.R.R. Tolkien’s fictional middle-earth.

The rooms right here with backyard and mountain views all have iconic spherical doorways and are named after ebook and film characters like Gandalf, Legolas, Gollum, and extra. Due to its hidden location and superbly designed interiors, the lodge is in style with {couples} on the lookout for a secluded keep.

The Shire has a backyard, a terrace, and an in-house restaurant that serves à la carte and Asian breakfast choices like Corned Beef and Omelette within the morning (from 7am to 9am). Additionally they serve Radagast Yogurt (P250), fruit shakes (P180), espresso/scorching choco/tea (P150-P200 every), beer (P100) and wine (P350 per bottle) right here.

We weren’t checked in right here, however we discovered the place whereas biking across the morning we arrived after the lengthy trip from Manila. The proprietor was form sufficient to accommodate us for breakfast and low since most different friends had already had completed eating.

Toast Ave. & Co.

Toast Ave. & Co. was a stunning discover on the town. This newly opened cafe (established in 2022) is an aesthetic cafe that has a Yogurt Bar (P90-P125 relying on toppings), all -day breakfast (P220), Egg Drop Sandwiches (P130-P145), Toast, and extra.

The ethereal, well-designed house has swing seating in a small veranda and a second ground loft space with low tables the place friends can play tabletop video games like sungka or playing cards.

Whereas it seems to be very fashionable and minimalist in comparison with the everyday rustic cabin-like Sagada cafes, I recognize the trendy Cordilleran paintings in the primary eating space. The tiny toilet design right here is ingenious. I cherished their yogurt right here! We’ll you should definitely strive the meals subsequent time.

Clay Home Wine Bar/Piitik Wines

Whereas biking round, we noticed this Honesty Retailer and refilling station alongside the primary street the place you pay P20-P40 to pattern native bugnay wine and conventional rice wine.

Whereas we’ve been to Sagada a number of instances earlier than, I by no means knew there was a Clay Haus Wine Bar proper by a small alley on the primary street the place you’ll be able to get pleasure from fruit wines from Piitik Wines (established in 2004) with a refreshing view.

We sampled the Blueberry Wine, Bugnay, Tapuey and extra. Wine prices P60 per glass. You can too order bottles of wine for P150 every to drink on the bar or take residence as souvenirs. Liked the idea and vibe of this place. It could be nice if in addition they served chilly cuts, crackers/cheese or native veggie chips to pair with wines.

Rust ‘N Wooden

If you happen to’re within the temper for a filling meal and memento purchasing a bit farther from the primary city correct, Rust ‘N Wooden on the street going to Sumaguing Cave is an effective choice.

This Bohemian roadside eatery affords rice meals, ramen, pasta, sandwiches, recent fruit shakes, crepes, home made yogurt, and even a couple of vegan choices like Vietnamese Spring Rolls, Japjae and Taco Salad (P250-P280).

Dishes right here usually are not as dear because the restos alongside the primary street, and it’s good and uncrowded, so that you don’t have to attend lengthy to your meals. You can too purchase Etag (salted and smoked pork), one of many specialties of Sagada that’s served in quite a lot of restos.

Log Cabin

Log Cabin is a traditional Sagada Smokehouse and Restaurant that has been serving guests since 1991.

This long-running institution is understood for his or her smoked meats and breads. They’ve buffet eating by reservation on particular events and weekends.

  • Tackle: Ato Nation 2619 Sagada Producer of Artisan Smoked
  • Fb: Log Cabin Sagada

Masferre Nation Inn

Masferre is one other established restaurant conveniently positioned close to the middle of city. The big restaurant serves full service meals, snacks, pizzas and extra. Additionally they serve specials like breakfast buffets and particular dinner buffets for holidays.

Bana’s Espresso

Bana’s Espresso is a restaurant that makes a speciality of Arabica Espresso within the Mountain Province. If you want to get some work finished, Bana’s Espresso is a nice place to go the time on the town. They’ve a bar space with shops that present a view of pine bushes.

Apart from their specialty espresso, scorching choco, and mountain tea, the cafe additionally serves meals, sandwiches, desserts, yoghurt, and some pastries. You can too purchase packaged floor espresso and low beans right here.

Sundown View and Pizza Bar

If you wish to relax and watch the sundown, you’ll be able to try Sundown View and Pizza Bar positioned on the street going to Lake Danum. It was fairly a exercise going up right here by bikes because it’s positioned in a steep uphill space (about 1.5 hours uphill stroll from city).

We missed the precise sundown as a result of it was foggy and a bit drizzly throughout our go to, however we tried out their pizza and mountain tea and loved warming up by the bonfire.

Yoghurt Home

One of many extra in style eating places in Sagada, Yoghurt Home serves rice meals and different dishes in addition to their signature yogurt. Be warned that this cafe can get fairly filled with guests, so ready time is usually a little bit of a downer.

There are quite a lot of different eating places you’ll be able to strive round city, together with:

  • Sagada Bistro
  • Sagada Homestay Inn and Restaurant
  • Sagada Lemon Pie Home
  • Sagada Style
  • Sagada Brew
  • Slabhouse Restaurant
  • Casa Igorota
  • Cable Cafe
  • French Crepes





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