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June 16, 2016

CAFÉ BY THE RUINS DUA: Best Breakfast in Baguio 2016!

June 16, 2016

CAFÉ BY THE RUINS DUA: Best Breakfast in Baguio 2016!





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CAFÉ BY THE RUINS DUA on Upper Session Road is the newest extension of the original establishment in front of the Baguio City Hall. While it still keeps many of the old favorites from the first branch, Dua’s menu is more dynamic and seasonal.

The restaurant’s reputation for great breakfasts is unintentional, says Feliz Perez, 2nd generation owner of Café by the Ruins Dua. She insists, however, their early operation hours and hearty servings may have contributed to this.

Let's look at how to “Ruin” your breakfast…

 

CAFÉ BY THE RUINS DUA
Upper Session Road, Baguio City
Operation hours: Daily - 7AM to 9PM
Email: cafebytheruinsdua@gmail.com
Telephone: +63 74 442 4010
Facebook: Cafe by the Ruins
Instagram: @cafebytheruins

 

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Café by the Ruins was originally meant to be an artists' hangout.

 

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CAFÉ BY THE RUINS DUA MENU: Breakfast Selections | Coffee, Teas, Infusion, and Espresso | Cold Coffees & Chocolate Treats | Merienda | Special Breads & Appetizers | Breads & Spreads | Vegetarian Specials | Soups & Salads | Slow Food | Pasta & Sandwich Pairings | Desserts | Summer Specials

*All items from the Breakfast Selections are served with a cup of fresh fruit, coffee, tea, or juice.

Dua may not have kept much of the artistic interiors of its predecessor, but the restaurant still upholds and celebrates local art. The gallery on the wall changes its roster monthly--making your dining experience unique with every visit!

 

 

WHAT TO ORDER:

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Bacon and Egg (P340). Thick slices of home-cured bacon, one egg, and your choice of Pan de Sal or garlic rice.

One of the advocacies of Café by the Ruins is to locally source and make everything in-house as much as possible. The home-cured bacon is delightfully crisp and goes beautifully with the Cordilleran purple rice.

 

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Ruins Longganisa (P340). Smoked Baguio-style Longganisa made by Café Dua. Served with tomatoes, garlic rice, and egg of your choice.

This breakfast item definitely puts the “long” in longganisa! Lovingly referred to as “Long-er-nisa”, the foot-long sausage is well-balanced in the flavor department.

 

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Smoked Spicy Bangus (P340). A new twist on an old favorite: Boneless Bangus (milk fish) smoked, then soaked in oil and chili--also has rice.

This was one of the OAP favorites for its intense chili-vinegar flavors. You can opt for the classic Tinapang Bangus (P340) for the non-spicy version, served with salted duck egg and tomato salad.

 

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Champorado (P160). Chocolate rice porridge topped with flaked fish--comfort food of Pinoy children.

Their champorado is very mild; you should ask for sugar if you want it sweet.

 

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It may sound crazy, but eating the champorado with dried, salted fish really brings out the chocolate taste. Try it if you feel adventurous.

 

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Ernie’s Kamote Bread (P85) | Spread (50)

Feliz’s uncle, Ernie, developed this beloved heirloom recipe. It has been tweaked through the years to make it uniquely Café Dua’s.

Try the addictive bread with the Jam & Butter, Fish Roe Pâté, Herbed Liver Pâté, and Herbed Cheese spreads.

 

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Lola Luisa’s Ensaymada (P95). A traditional sweet bread, rich with eggs, butter, and queso de bola. Eaten for breakfast with hot chocolate or coffee.

Aside from their great breakfast options, Café by the Ruins also makes a mean Ensaymada!

 

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All Ensaymadas are hand-rolled and baked downstairs.

 

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What we love about these is the sheer amount of queso de bola they use inside and outside the bread.

 

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Not to mention how liberal they are with their butter.

 

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These bad boys are undoubtedly one of the best we’ve ever tasted!

 

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Ruins Coffee (P85). Arabica coffee steeped with cardamom and topped with whipped cream and cinnamon.

The Ruins Coffee ups the ante on your typical breakfast brew. The spiced notes are intense, but very enjoyable if you’re into strong flavors.

 

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Don’t forget to mix in your Balikutsa (spun sugar).

 

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Congratulations to Feliz Perez of Café by the Ruins Dua for making mornings in Baguio more delicious and comforting!

 

CAFÉ BY THE RUINS DUA
Upper Session Road, Baguio City
Operation hours: Daily - 7AM to 9PM
Email: cafebytheruinsdua@gmail.com
Telephone: +63 74 442 4010
Facebook: Cafe by the Ruins
Instagram: @cafebytheruins

 

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-Cafe by the Ruins Breakfast!
-CAFE DUA: Cafe by the Ruins 2 Baguio Dinner! (A Review) #CafebytheMarios
-CAFÉ BY THE RUINS DUA: Best Breakfast in Baguio 2016!

 

Awesome Baguio 2016 Series:
-BAGUIO CRAFT BREWERY: Beer and Food Pairing Experience! @AwesomeBaguio
-HILL STATION: Revisiting an Old Favorite of Baguio in 2016!
-FOGGY MOUNTAIN COOKHOUSE: Have you Tried the Best Restaurant in Baguio in 2016?
-AMARE: Best Brick Oven Pizza in Baguio! #AwesomeBaguio
-MELT: Affordable Steak Place in Camp John Hay by Chef Michael Ferrer
-CHAYA: Still the Best Japanese Restaurant in Baguio! (Revisited 2016)
-GOOD TASTE: Best Budget-friendly Restaurant in Baguio! (A Review)
-CHEF'S HOME: The Chef is Back Home in Baguio! (Revisited 2016) 

 

Live an Awesome Life,

Team Our Awesome Planet

Disclosure: Our experience was courtesy of Feliz Perez. We wrote this article with our biases, opinions, and insights

P.S. You can buy the artworks displayed at the gallery!




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