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Coffee-houses in the City of Pines: Yagam and Gossip

Literal coffeehouses, we’ve got for today’s photoblog post with their origins as homes converted into establishments now selling food and coffee (with a couple non caffeinated selections for the insomniacs out there *heehaha).  We could say they’re probably the most homey coffee shops in Baguio.

Cafe Yagam

 Cafe Yagam Baguio seat by the fireplace

A seat in front of the warming fire. (“,)

Fireplace+chilly Baguio weather makes this the most coveted spot at the cafe.

 Cafe Yagam Baguio bugnay juice, dark roast iced coffee, mango juice

Bugnay juice, dark roast iced coffee and mango juice. =D

Race’s iced coffee was true to form – dark and strong.  Perhaps even too strong that he wanted extra ice and extra honey. =b The bugnay juice, I was glad for getting together with another beverage, a glass of regular mango juice. Both were refreshing but the bugnay juice was outstandingly so.

 Cafe Yagam Baguio burger

Burger (100% beef patty)

Quite a good burger, Race says but a tad overpriced for its simplicity.  (Menu for Cafe Yagam, here.) =)

Inside Yagam cafe

The cafe

At this house transformed into cafe, it’s tables a-plenty. So much so that there’s space enough for a tutoring session (going on behind Race in the collage), staff/owner surfing on his laptop at another table, as well as one of the owners (I’m assuming they were the owners) knitting by the fireplace. \m/

 Cafe Yagam Baguio bilis shiitake pasta

Ikan bilis shiitake pasta ^^,

Bilis = big dilis? *hihi A great combination with the shiitake mushrooms and the delicate capellini pasta.

Food: 3 treasure chests for Race’s burger and 4 treasure chests for my pasta.

Drinks: 4 treasure chests for the bugnay juice. 3 treasure chests for the rest of the drinks we had.

Service: 4 treasure chests

Ambiance: 3 treasure chests We wanted to take a seat at one of the tables in the porch so we could watch the fog roll in amid the trees but even if the class was happening at just one of the tables, books and other study paraphernalia were on the other tables. I felt like young Forrest Gump getting on a school bus where as he walked in, all the kids sitting solo on some seats went: “Seat’s taken.” =))

Price: 2 treasure chests

Cafe Yagam

Tala Guesthouse

25 J. Felipe Street, Gibraltar (situated between Hotel Elizabeth and Ridgewood Residences)

Baguio City, Philippines

423 0839

facebook.com/pages/CAFE-YAGAM/671221122965088

The house converted into Cafe Yagam Baguio

Yagam Cafe and the guesthouse (on the lower floors. This building has many other floors under the cafe.)

 Gossip Coffee Shop

Gossip Coffee Shop Baguio 2014

The main cafe =)

There’s patio seating, “living room” seating and “dining” room (or just room *hee) seating areas at this coffee shop (see collage at the end of the blogpost). The counter (as well as the menu) is in the living room though so I guess that’s the most ideal spot especially if you want to order more grub and libation. =D

little details at Gossip Coffee Shop Baguio

Little details at Gossip Cafe \m/

Lots of interesting minutia around Gossip.

Gossip Coffee Shop Baguio cookieccino

Cookieccino

Sweet and cooling with chocolatey cookie crumbles in every sip. *sip crunch

Gossip Coffee Shop Baguio smoked pasta

Smoked pasta

I placed an order for pasta almost similar to the one at Yagam. This time, tinapa pieces mixed in with spaghetti. ^^,

Gossip Coffee Shop Baguio mang-o-ber

Mang-o-Ber *hee

More ber in this cup than mang as evidenced by the color.

Food: 3 treasure chests

Drinks: 3 treasure chests

Service: 3 treasure chests

Ambiance: 3 treasure chests

Price: 3 treasure chests

Gossip Coffee Shop

76 Upper General Luna Road (a few steps across from Pauline’s)

Baguio City, Philippines

422 8661

facebook.com/gossipcoffeeshop

inside Gossip Coffee Shop Baguio

In and around Gossip Coffee Shop. “Hurry, lots to see.”

X marks Cafe Yagam and Gossip Coffee Shop for good food in Baguio. (“,)

 

***There’s another home-y coffee shop in the city that would’ve fit perfectly into this list but let’s wait for its reopening first.

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13 responses to “Coffee-houses in the City of Pines: Yagam and Gossip”

  1. mariejermaine says :

    Hi. I’ve been a massive follower of your blog it keeps me updated with the new restaurants in town. But can you please do an evaluation of Arca’s Yard Cafe?

  2. XiNE says :

    Hello, katiejoyie! Thank you so much for the support! Happy eatscapades! (“,)

  3. XiNE says :

    Many, many thanks, Joonana! I hope the food adventure is going well on your end. Eatsplore away! (“,)

  4. Carla Rosito says :

    Thank you so much for visiting our cafe and writing about it in your blog. We really appreciate it. We have upcoming events in Cafe Yagam. Nov.29: KOKORO: For the love of MUSIC and COFFEE: Concert night with Baguio’s rising musicians. Dec. 7: Reggae night with LADY I and our Re-launching event on Dec 13 featuring our sorting, roasting and brewing process and a special cupping demonstration by our Coffee Expert Hirofumi Yamamoto! You are warmly invited please come and visit us again!

    • XiNE says :

      Hello there, Carla Rosito! It was my (gastronomic) pleasure! Will note all the events and their dates on my calendar, thank you so much for the information. See you again soon! More power, Cafe Yagam! (“,)

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