What’s Your Flavor, Cafe Sapore?
Sapore by definition means flavor. With a long time friend as my Baguio food quest companion, we went to Café Sapore to assess just how saporous this cafe is. =D
We worked/walked ourselves up an appetite when we finally arrived at 36 Legarda Road. (Yes, we’re still in that part of the city and yes, this is another restaurant trying to bring life to the dead zone. ^^,) Jo’s been seeing this café going to and from town and she was super curious about it. So here we are, killing curiosity before it killed us. =b
Walking through the café gate, we had to climb a staircase before we were treated to the sight of a homey looking establishment. Imagine a modern home with all the rooms (except the kitchen and the bathroom, of course) set with tables and chairs. So cozy – Jo, Cat (Jo’s friend who became my friend too. *hihi) and I settled in pretty quickly.
For a moment, we were alone in the nice cafe and then our attendant popped in from the kitchen. Handing us the small menus, we started browsing for stuff to satisfy our appetites. Though only three pages, the menu had dishes for everyone; salad, burgers, steaks, appetizers (really meaning pulutan *heee), Filipino food and also one Japanese sounding dish (gyu saikoro). Let’s not forget, the coffee based beverages as well as flavored sodas, blended drinks and beer.
Focusing on the drinks first, we had a hard time deciding what beverage to quench our thirst with. Essentially, we were all looking at the same drink (the one with a neat name *hee). We ended up with glasses of the kryptonite iced tea. (At the back of our minds, wondering if this will really make us weaker or just the opposite. =b) It’s a beverage that got raves mostly for its appearance – green, so kewwwl. The flavors were mild but that was probably because of the ice in the glass, too much.)
For tummy fillers, I ordered the kani salad (to see if they have what it takes to compete against my Chaya fave =b). Jo got carbonara (she was also checking if their version tasted as good as someone’s version she liked. =D This day, we took our role of being critics to heart. \m/) Cat got spaghetti (just because she wants it *heeharhar).
When the food was brought to our table, we decided that we would go la mesa style with it so that everyone can get a sample of everything. I served the salad up in the saucers (stock up on dinnerware please, Café Sapore…serving spoons and simple plates; you know, bigger ones we can maneuver in, for just this situation. Thank you. ^^,) The Kani salad that looked pleasing to the eye was reduced to egg salad with the super sized helping of mayonnaise to dress it. Eating a forkful of shredded cucumber with crab stick shreds, that’s the only time it tasted remotely like Kani salad. I think it needed a dash of sesame oil or two, too. (I didn’t feel the fish roe popping in my mouth like I did with Chaya’s version. *hihi I’m still suffering from popping boba fever from Cosy’s, I see.)
Finishing the salad up, (waste not, want not – ‘Maraming nagugutom sa mundo’/millions hungry in the world) we moved on to Cat’s spaghetti. Now, this dish had great tang in it. Tomato-ey, salty good, meaty, herb-y – simply flavorful. Ahh, good ol’ spaghetti. (“,) Moving on to Jo’s pick, we reveled at the pasta that had so much ham topping. In getting a taste of it, I thought it was too buttery and not really creamy (different definitions). Jo said something was missing, but she couldn’t quite place it. (Maybe a dash of sesame oil? *snicker snicker) Thank God for Cat and her order, we had something to fall back on.
I was eager for a lunch finale with a Peach Melba dessert but there was no ice cream available so eating that then was out of the question. *aw We’ll just have to come back some time for that dessert as well as the other stuff they have on their menu.
So in answer to the title question, what’s Café Sapore’s flavor, it really depends on what you order and what you’re used to with particular dishes. The spaghetti was deliciously reliable; the drinks were inventive (and yes, refreshing in their own right, definitely the opposite of kryptonite (“,)). This cafe is a fairly new establishment (opened late November), and they’ve got all the time to improve the offering that doesn’t cut it with the Baguio crowd.
X marks Café Sapore for good food (good ol’ spaghetti especially =b) in Baguio.
36 Legarda Road
Baguio City, Philippines
***What’s Your Flavor title based on Craig David’s song, What’s Your Flava.
***credits to Jo for finding this place. It was great to see you (up and at ‘em)! Till next food quest, friend! (“,)
Tags: #1, accommodating staff, adventure, affordable, affordable baguio, affordable food baguio, ambiance, appetite, backstreet, Baguio, baguio best restaurants, Baguio cafe, baguio cafes, Baguio City, Baguio City eatsploration, Baguio City Philippines, Baguio coffeeshop, baguio crowd, baguio eat, baguio eats, Baguio eatsploration, Baguio eatsplorer, Baguio eatsplorers, baguio food, baguio food adventure, baguio food adventures, baguio food blog, Baguio food blogger, Baguio food establishments, baguio food guide, baguio food map, baguio food photo blog, baguio food quest, Baguio food quest companion, Baguio food review, Baguio food reviews, baguio food trip, Baguio foodie, Baguio foodie blogger, Baguio foodies, baguio foods, baguio guide, baguio guide what to eat, baguio hang out, baguio new restaurant, baguio new restaurants, Baguio Philippines, baguio restaurant blog, baguio restaurant blogs, Baguio restaurant connoisseur, Baguio restaurant food, baguio restaurant guide, baguio restaurant map, Baguio restaurant review, Baguio restaurant reviews, Baguio restaurants review, Baguio restaurants reviews, baguio restaurants to eat, Baguio where to eat, bake, best, best kept secret, best restaurants in baguio, Beth, better, binge, blended drinks baguio, blog, blogger, blogs, blogs about baguio food, breakfast, budget, budget friendly, burgers, business, businesses, buttery flavor, café, café bagiuo, café gate, Café Sapore, Café Sapore Baguio, carbonara, center, cheap restaurants baguio, chest, chests, city, city center, City of Pines, coffee based baguio, coffee based beverages, coffee shop in Baguio, comfort, comfort food, compare, comparison, comprehensive baguio food blog, comprehensive details about Baguio food, comprehensive information about Baguio food, connoisseur, cook, cool drinks, cost, costs, cozy restaurant, cozy restaurant baguio, crab sticks, craving, cravings, creamy, curiosity, customer, customers, dash of sesame oil, dead zone, dead zone baguio, delectable, delicious, delight, delights, dessert, dining around baguio, dining out, dinner, discover, discovering, discovery, dish, dishes, eat, eat baguio food, eat out baguio, eat-in-baguio, eateries, eatery, eating out Baguio, eating out in baguio, eats, eats baguio food, eats baguio foods, eats in Baguio, eats in Baguio City, eats-ploration baguio, eats-plore, eats-plore baguio, eatsploration, eatsplore, eatsplore baguio, eatsplorer, eatsplorers, egg salad, establishment, establishments, explore, explorer, explorers, fancy, fantastic, Filipino food, find, find good Baguio food, find good food in Baguio, fish roe, flavor, flavor baguio, flavorful, flavorful spaghetti, food, food adventure, food adventures, food and drink, food establishment, food establishments, food quest, food trip, food trip in baguio, food trip with Xine, food trips, foodie, foodie trip, foodie trip Baguio, foodies, foods, friendly staff baguio, funds, gastronomic, good, good Baguio food, good eats, good eats Baguio, good food, good foods, good ol’ spag, great, great time, green drinks, guide, guide to restaurants in Baguio City, ham topping, hangout baguio, herb-y, hidden, homey establishment, hotel, hunt, ice cream, ice cream baguio, improvement, inventive, inventive drinks, Japanese food, Jo, justify, kani salad, kani salad baguio, Karla, kryptonite iced tea, la mesa style, lamesa style, Legarda Road, Legarda Road Baguio, legarda road food, legarda road food baguio, legarda road restaurant, legarda road restaurants, legarda road restaurants baguio, life, life in excess, list, location, location in baguio map, location of baguio restaurant, lunch, mark, marks, mayonnaise, meaty, memories, memory, menu, mild flavors, new Baguio restaurant, new restaurants, newly opened food establishment baguio, next food quest, nice and comfy hangout, nice restaurant appetizers, no.1, no1, open for business, origins, outskirts, P3, P3 food trip, pampering, particular dishes, passion, passion for food, pasta, pasta baguio, peach melba, peach melba baguio, peaches, perfect place to hang out baguio, Philippines, photoblog Baguio, photos, pines, place, places, places to eat, popping boba, price, quench your thirst baguio, quest, quests, Race, rating, ratings, reliable food, restaurant, restaurants, room for improvement, salad, sapore, sapore baguio, scrumptious, search, searching, secret, service, sesame oil, simple, simply flavorful, slogan baguio, snack, snacks, something missing, spaghetti, spaghetti baguio, spot, staircase, staple, steaks, taste, tasty, the spot, time, tips, tips dining out Baguio, tomato-ey, too much ice, treasure, treasure chest, treasure chests, treasures, treats, tried, tried all Baguio restaurants, Try, try eating at Baguio restaurants, tummy fillers, tummy fillers baguio, up and at ‘em, waste not want not, where to eat, where to eat in Baguio, where to eat in Baguio City, x, x marks baguio food in baguio map, x marks baguio restaurants in baguio map, X marks the spot, Xine, xmarks, xmarks baguio, xmarks baguio food, xmarks baguio restaurants
Search for Good Baguio Food
X Marks the Spot for Good Baguio Foods is a personal blog. Everything posted in this blog is PERSONAL OPINION DERIVED FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE and since TASTE can be pretty SUBJECTIVE, should NOT be taken as THE NORM or the LAW OF DINING around in the City of Pines.
Its (prosaic =b) contents are meant to help with the question “san tayo?”/where do we go? in relation to eating out in Baguio, to ENCOURAGE EXPLORING (eatsploring) and TRYING NEW THINGS offered in the City of Pines.
By all means, eat where you want to eat and eat what you want to eat. May you have a great experience with all the places you visit and may all the restaurants you go to deserve a ton of treasure chests! (“,)
(Also, if you have any second thoughts about a certain place you arrive at, please DON'T LET THIS BLOG BE THE REASON YOU ARE FORCED into ending up anywhere. If the restaurant doesn’t have what you want, please FEEL FREE TO WALK AWAY.)
Who Picks Up the Tab? ^^,
Relive Recent Eatscapades =)
- Intermission: Caught in A KDrama Watching Vortex
- Wee! More Quarantine Surprises (“,)
- Quarantine Surprises (“,)
- EATsploring in A Time of COVID…through FoodPanda
- Meat Plus Cafe: Great Cuts of Meat, Plus Ultra
- Still on Season’s Eatings Mode in February 2020
- Season’s Eatings Continue to 2020: Menus for Your Reference
Food Trip Archives
Where to Eat in Baguio
- ***TabLe of bLoG ConTenTs*** (1)
- **iNFoBiTes for Dining in Baguio (99)
- *Comfort in the Familiar a.k.a Xine's Favorites (",) (94)
- Accommodation Dining (Eating at Baguio Hotels, Inns, etc.) – Is It Worth It? (75)
- Baguio Breakfast Buffet Bonanza (9)
- Baguio Diner Dash Competition (5)
- Baguio Food Photo/Blog (80)
- Contrasts & Comparisons (17)
- Fine & Fancy … Dress to the Nines Dining (or not, if you don't want to =b) (32)
- Food for Thought a.k.a Think Before You Eat (5)
- Healthy Eats, Shoots and Leaves …and then some (17)
- New in Town (154)
- NotabLe eDibLes Ű (25)
- Origins (21)
- Staple Foods Baguio (51)
- Uncategorized (28)
- Updates & Supplements (104)
- ~*Intermission*~ (47)
- ~ScrumpTiouS GiveAwaYs!~ (13)