Teatime at Coffee & Pine
Well, hello there, eatsplorers!
Someone’s an eager beaver today. =D
If you only knew, the ants I had in my pants until I could tell you all about this quaint cafe that our foodie friend, Ela Katrina, discovered. It was a colony! (Ahh, so refreshing no, iba ka-date ko? *heehahaha)
It’s also largely due to her that we got these photos. As you know, my auto focus is long gone which makes me so shy to ask attendants to take photos for me. Turned out really fantastic, our photos, if I do say so myself (Hooray, Ela! Thanks to you and your trusty phone cam) … and that’s just what Coffee and Pine is: Fantastic eye candy everywhere you look. *stars in our eyes
Since this hang out just opened its doors the day before we made a visit, they gave us the heads up that they were still in the midst of ironing things out and tweaking – read soft opening/dry run. (Ela and I agreed though that the place already looked perfect from the outside to the upstairs to the balcony to the view of the Cordillera Ranges from that little open patch above the pine tree tops. *hihi) They didn’t have a menu printed yet but they enumerated that they have sandwiches, pasta, burger, and an intriguing pizza to offer for munchies. Their drinks menu is a chalkboard list (sans prices) of tummy warming greats like hot choco, matcha latte, and coffees.
We got ourselves a cup of hot choco and matcha to sip the afternoon away and for edibles, Ela got a chicken sandwich. (I wasn’t ready yet since I just came from another food-packed eatscapade that began in the morning and ended just a few minutes before I met up with Ela.)
Oh my, the Coffee and Pine drinks. Wonderfully frothy on top, every sip perfectly flavored (“,) (mine luxuriously chocolate-y; Ela’s, thick and milky with a nice matcha taste … very crucial to get the right green tea amount since too little matcha tastes like nothing, too much and it tastes like seaweed.) The sandwich was served with fries and was a regular but excellent sandwich.
Being the only ones in the cafe that time, Chef Tony checked up on us time and again. (A pleasure to meet you, Chef. Wake us up, when September ends. ♪ ♫ … and Ms. Lenin, Sir Ian and everybody!) One of our conversation topics was the C&P pizza which is an okonomiyaki, Japanese style pizza. He called this creation the dancing pizza. In our minds, we had images of squid tentacles or shrimp … or maybe an Under the Sea production by Sebastian. =))
This huge flattened takoyaki was a substantial dish with lots of fish cubes, crabstick slices, and squid squares and topped with lots of katsuobushi- bonito flakes. So who was dancing? I half want to tell you and half don’t want to give it away. Care to guess (after trying it out yourself preferably) and leave it in the comments section? ^^,
So Ela and I spent the rainy teatime till I saw again how it was in Outlook when it’s nighttime [this site was where the only store the English teachers took (smoking) breaks at used to be)] in this well thought out, beautifully decorated and furnished cafe. When I got home, I brought ants in my pants, dying to tell you about this new find. =b
I returned with Race a couple days later thinking they might have their menu up already (to complete this post). No such luck on that front but nothing to fear, as we were assured that no drink goes past P100 and so far, their most expensive (but not that pricey really) item is the pizza. =)
For breakfast, Race and I had just their carbonara and a cup of their brewed coffee and their mochaccino. They really have mad skills for making beverages in this cafe. Again, wonderfully frothy on top, every sip perfectly flavored. Other than Race wanting his cup to be scorching hot, our drinks were full bodied and strong. Magnifico! *fingertip kiss The pasta was an uber creamy dish with bits of bacon and slices of mushrooms and bell pepper. A nice little starter for the (scheduled brownout) day. *hee
X marks Coffee and Pine Cafe for good food in Baguio. It’s always (a memorable) teatime at Coffee & Pine.
I feel I have to give the drinks a separate rating, so here we go: As a cold beverage drinker, I enjoyed these warm ones very much. (My impatient tongue didn’t get burned because they were already kids temp. *harhar)
Ambiance: Find the fence shaped like coffee cups with hot steam coming from them. Love, love, the mouse hole painted on the wall lined with varied shaped light fixtures, complete with tree and bench for our imaginary Coffee&Pine friend. I shall name him Gus. *snickers
Coffee & Pine
Baguio City, Philippines
UPDATE 06/05/2017: They now have a Facebook page –
(Eng, WordPress! Took away the nice color options for linked words. Wehhh, you’re killin’ me!)
Tags: #1, adventure, ambiance, ants in my pants, auto focus, autofocus, Baguio, baguio best restaurants, Baguio blog, Baguio C&P Cafe, baguio carbonara, Baguio Chef Tony of Coffee & Pine Café, Baguio City, Baguio City Coffee & Pine, Baguio City Coffee & Pine Café, Baguio City Coffee and Pine Café, Baguio City eatscapade, Baguio City eatsploration, Baguio City Philippines, Baguio CnP Cafe, Baguio Coffee & Pine carbonara pasta, Baguio Coffee & Pine drinks menu, Baguio Coffee and Pine, Baguio Coffee and Pine beverages, Baguio Coffee and Pine brewed coffee, Baguio Coffee and Pine dancing pizza, Baguio Coffee and Pine hot chocolate, Baguio Coffee and Pine matcha latte, Baguio Coffee and Pine menu, Baguio Coffee and Pine mochaccino, Baguio Coffee and Pine pizza, Baguio Coffee n Pine, Baguio Coffee n Pine Cafe, Baguio dine, Baguio dining escapade, baguio eat, baguio eats, Baguio eatscapade, Baguio eatsploration, Baguio eatsplorer, Baguio eatsplorers, baguio food, baguio food adventure, baguio food adventures, baguio food blog, Baguio food blogger, Baguio food escapade, Baguio food establishments, baguio food guide, baguio food landmark, baguio food map, baguio food photo blog, baguio food quest, 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 mochaccino, Baguio okonomiyaki Japanese pizza, 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, balcony, beautiful furnishings, best, best kept secret, best restaurants in baguio, Beth, better, binge, blog, blogger, blogs, blogs about baguio food, breakfast, brewed coffee, brownout, burn tongue in impatience, business, businesses, carbonara, carbonara baguio, care to guess, center, chest, chests, chicken sandwich, city, City of Pines, cold drinks drinker, colony of ants in my pants, comfort, comfort food, compare, comparison, comprehensive baguio food blog, comprehensive details about Baguio food, comprehensive information about Baguio food, connoisseur, conversation topic, cook, Cordillera range, Cordillera Range view from the tree tops, cost, costs, cozy dining, cozy dining baguio, cozy place, Cozy place in baguio, cozy place to eat in baguio, cozy restaurant baguio, crab sticks, crabstick Baguio, craving, cravings, creamy carbonara, crucial, crucial matcha flavor is just right, customer, customers, delectable, delicious, delight, delights, dine Baguio, dining around baguio, dining out, dinner, discover, discovering, discovery, dish, dishes, dried bonito flakes topping, dry run, eager beaver, eat, eat and dine Baguio, 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, eatscapade, eatsploration, eatsplore, eatsplore baguio, eatsplorer, eatsplorers, eatsploring Baguio, Ela Katrina, Elakatrina, establishment, establishments, explore, explore Baguio city, explorer, explorers, eye candy, fabulous dahling fabulous, fancy, fantastic, fence shaped like coffee cups with hot steam, find, find good Baguio food, find good food in Baguio, fingertip kiss, flavorful, food, food adventure, food adventures, food and drink, food escapade, food establishment, food establishments, food quest, food trip, food trip in baguio, food trip with Xine, food trips, foodie, foodie friends, foodie friends baguio, foodie trip, foodie trip Baguio, foodies, foods, forest view, frothy drink, funds, furnishing, gastronomic, glass case with coffee beans break glass in case of emergency, good, good Baguio food, good eats, good eats Baguio, good food, good foods, great, great time, green tea café latte baguio, guide, guide to restaurants in Baguio City, Gus the imaginary mouse friend, half half, hot choco, hot choco baguio, hot chocolate, hot chocolate drink, hot chocolate drink in baguio city, hotel, hunt, impatience my version of are we there yet, impatient, instagramable dining area, iron things out, its always teatime mad hatter, Karla, katsuobushi, katsuobushi dried fermented smoked tuna, kid’s temp, kids temp for drinks, kids temperature for drinks, killing me, life, like flattened takoyaki, list, location, location in baguio map, location of baguio restaurant, lunch, luxurious chocolatey hot choco, mad skills, mad skills for making beverages at Coffee and Pine Cafe Baguio, mark, marks, matcha drink, matcha green tea baguio, matcha latte Baguio, matcha taste, memorable teatime, memories, memory, menu, mochaccino, mouse hole painted on the wall, must try, must try baguio food, must try Baguio restaurant, must try food in baguio, must try in baguio, Must try restaurant in baguio, must trys baguio, new in town, new in town baguio, newly opened, newly opened cafe Baguio, newly opened establishment, newly opened establishment baguio, newly opened food establishment baguio, newly opened restaurants, newly opened where to eat in baguio, no such luck, no.1, no1, not a hot drink drinker, okonomiyaki Japanese pizza, Outlook Drive, Outlook Drive Baguio, P3, P3 food trip, pampering, passion, passion for food, perfecty flavored, Philippines, photoblog Baguio, photos, picture perfect dining sections, picture worthy spots in Coffee and Pine dining, pines, place, places, places to eat, power interruption, preferably after you try, price, quaint cafe, quest, quests, Race, rating, ratings, refreshing ibang date, regular but excellent sandwich, restaurant, restaurant on dry run, restaurants, sans prices, scorching hot, scrumptious, sea weed, search, searching, seaweed, service, shrimp as in jumping salad, shy to ask outright, simple, snack, snacks, soft opening, soft opening Baguio Coffee & Pine Cafe, soft opening restaurant, spot, squid, staple, stars in my eyes, super foodie friends, taste, tasty, tea time, teatime, tentacles of squid, the spot, time, tips, tips dining out Baguio, treasure, treasure chest, treasure chests, treasures, treats, tried, tried all Baguio restaurants, trusty phone cam, Try, try eating at Baguio restaurants, tweak, Under the Sea production by Sebastian the crab, varied shapes of light fixtures, view of the pine trees from balcony, view of the trees, view of the treetops, well thought out décor for Coffee and Pine Baguio, where to eat, where to eat in Baguio, where to eat in Baguio City, wonderfully frothy coffee, WordPress, 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 =)
- Of Donuts, Unique Celebrations, and Gatherings at Krispy Kreme Baguio
- Qilla Restaurant: A Stronghold of Good Indian Food
- And Another Fully Loaded Baguio Eatsploring Update
- Homie’s Milk Tea & Takoyaki: Homie Away from Home
- Where to Eat in Baguio/What to Eat in Baguio – New Menus
- Dalikan Food Terminal: Dali!!! Maykan, Mangan!
- Eatscursion 2601: Mountain Chef International Cuisine & Cake House
Food Trip Archives
Where to Eat in Baguio
- ***TabLe of bLoG ConTenTs*** (1)
- **iNFoBiTes for Dining in Baguio (82)
- *Comfort in the Familiar a.k.a Xine's Favorites (",) (89)
- Accommodation Dining (Eating at Baguio Hotels, Inns, etc.) – Is It Worth It? (72)
- Baguio Breakfast Buffet Bonanza (9)
- Baguio Diner Dash Competition (5)
- Baguio Food Photo/Blog (78)
- Contrasts & Comparisons (16)
- Fine & Fancy … Dress to the Nines Dining (or not, if you don't want to =b) (27)
- Food for Thought a.k.a Think Before You Eat (5)
- Healthy Eats, Shoots and Leaves …and then some (17)
- New in Town (142)
- NotabLe eDibLes Ű (21)
- Origins (21)
- Staple Foods Baguio (50)
- Uncategorized (26)
- Updates & Supplements (94)
- ~*Intermission*~ (46)
- ~ScrumpTiouS GiveAwaYs!~ (13)