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Teatime at Coffee & Pine

Well, hello there, eatsplorers!

Baguio Coffee & Pine Cafe brewed coffee mochaccino hot choco matcha latte 2017

Clockwise: Brewed coffee, matcha latte and hot choco, mochaccino =)

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)

Ela and Xine at the pretty Baguio Coffee & Pine Cafe 2017

“It’s always tea time” ~ Mad Hatter  This time, it’s with Ela. (“,)

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

Baguio Coffee & Pine Cafe chicken sandwich 2017

Chicken sandwich

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.

little details in Baguio Coffee & Pine Cafe 2017

Little details at Coffee ‘n Pine. \m/

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.

Baguio Coffee and Pine Cafe dancing pizza 2017

Dancing pizza ^^,

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? ^^,

X at Baguio Coffee & Pine Cafe 2017

Thank you for this photo, Ela! Fabulous, dah-ling, fabulous!

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

Baguio Coffee & Pine Cafe pasta carbonara 2017

Pasta carbonara

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

Race and Xine at Baguio Coffee & Pine Cafe dining area 2017

The pretty sections at Coffee n Pine Cafe and the pine treed view outside. =D

X marks Coffee and Pine Cafe for good food in Baguio. It’s always (a memorable) teatime at Coffee & Pine.

Food: 4 treasure chests

I feel I have to give the drinks a separate rating, so here we go:5 treasure chests 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)

Service: 4 treasure chests

Ambiance: 5 treasure chests 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

Price: 4 treasure chests

Baguio Coffee & Pine Cafe facade 2017

Coffee & Pine

15th Street, Outlook Drive (beside Le Vain and Villa Sylvina)

Baguio City, Philippines

UPDATE 06/05/2017: They now have a Facebook page –

https://www.facebook.com/Coffee-Pine-230843060749141/

 

 

(Eng, WordPress! Took away the nice color options for linked words. Wehhh, you’re killin’ me!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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20 responses to “Teatime at Coffee & Pine”

  1. Mario says :

    Gandara Park naman dyan sa Coffee & Pine cafe. Kabugan ang new baguio restaurants sa interiors!! ispluk mo na pano dancing yung Japanese pizza. Echosera Xine suspense pa ang lola

    • XiNE says :

      Good morning, Mario! Most definitely, the look of the different sections of the cafe was one of the things that really got me excited about Coffee and Pine. So lucky, Ela and I and then X+1 had the place to ourselves for a time. Super photo op. =b

      You’re right, every new eating place that opens really makes it a point now to make their dining areas Instagram ready. *hihi Enggg, make a guess muna. I don’t want to ruin the experience for you.

      First to comment crown is yours this time. Thank you for always visiting Find Good Baguio Foods, Mario! Teatime at Coffee & Pine na! (“,)

  2. Anonymous says :

    We have been to Coffee & Pine. Nice place but its small. Ang dami pa ng tao

    • XiNE says :

      Hi there! Ah, yes, Race did find it a bit cramped too. Coffee N Pine opens as early as 8:00 a.m., you might like to come for breakfast the next time so there’s a bigger chance you’ll be the only ones there. (“,)

  3. Alysa says :

    How nice! Their coffee getting a perfect rating from you says so much. I can’t wait to have coffee at Coffee & Pine. TNx Xine.

    • XiNE says :

      Hello, Alysa! Oh, I know right. So amusing the texture of the froth and the richness of them all, just wow. I hope you enjoy your time at Coffee&Pine Cafe as much as we did! Thank you for visiting the blog! (“,)

  4. Ben says :

    My wife is going to love this place I know it. I hope when we visit Coffee and Pine we can also have it to ourselves for sometime. Thanx

    • XiNE says :

      Hello, Ben! Coffee and Pine begins operations at 8:00 a.m., there’s a good chance you’ll have it to yourself if you come as soon as they open. Happy teatime at Coffee & Pine to you and your wife!

      Thanks for leaving a comment on the post! (“,)

  5. Steph says :

    Do they have frappes in Coffee and Pine? I also prefer cold drinks. Thanks for another informative post about Baguio restaurants and Baguio food.

    • XiNE says :

      Hello, Steph! Yes, they also have frappes. Impatient drinker too? =b

      Appreciation for the information in Find Good Baguio Foods much appreciated! *hihi I hope you enjoy tea time at Coffee&Pine Cafe! (“,)

  6. Anonymous says :

    I fell in love with Coffee & Pine. Its a very beautiful cafe. I did not find the fence that looks like coffee cups. Which part of the cafe did they put it?

  7. lysa says :

    hi. do you have a photo of their menu?

    • XiNE says :

      Hello, Iysa! Apologies but no, I don’t have a photo of the Coffee & Pine menu since I haven’t been back there yet since their soft opening.

      I just noted that their drinks didn’t go past P100 then. As soon as I make another visit, I’ll have their menu up for sure. But for now, I hope you enjoy your time at this cafe whenever it is you plan to visit. (“,)

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