Food Trip in La Trinidad: Sinner or Saint Cafe
Sometimes I find eating places, sometimes they (the restaurant proprietors) find me.
And am I ecstatic that they sent me word about their resto or what? Extremely fantastic timing. \m/ When we didn’t know where to eat that evening, we decided to find out if we’re saint or sinner at this newly opened resto just after the Welcome to La Trinidad arc.
(X’mas) Lights making the curtains seem like they’re glowing and casting an ethereal light on the dining area, X+1 took a seat at one of their rustic, crate-looking tables and started picking out foodstuff. We started with pasta, one from sinner (guilty pleasure) and saint (guilt free) sides each. =)
Before our pasta plates arrived, we were given a complimentary taste of their kamote vanilla and tapey/buled ice creams since they’re newly opened … just a week old, my foodie friends. What a meal starter that was. Creamier than it was icy for the full fat cream (we’re guessing) they used. My gosh, the flavors. It wasn’t sweet, mind you, but just the right sweet. Spot on camote and tapey wine taste. ^^,
Race’s pasta was then delivered to the table. Might look like carbonara, but it’s not. It’s more innovative. As pinikpikan pasta, it really did capture the very essence of the highland tinola, every fiber of its being was in pasta. Imagine, pinikpikan reduced and made creamy. My beans paste pasta was another avant garde type of pasta. With hints of ssamjang, it truly was a titillating flavor. *nomnomnom
Oh, boy, we didn’t see that coming. We’re in an innovator cafe, guys
As if on cue, the innovator, Chef Jovelyn came out to greet us. A fan of Find Good Baguio Foods, she says. It was a great pleasure to meet you, Chef. From what we tasted so far, you have me as YOUR FAN, now. =D
A little after our short conversation with the chef, one of the attendants approached us with a slice of cake. She told us that they wouldn’t let us go without tasting one of their best sellers. One forkful, and Race and I went, “how’d they do that?!” The kamote cake we just got our chompers on was exactly, eggXactly like the kamote ice cream sans the chill. Damn, man! Creamy, light like a cloud, almost as if it wasn’t cakebread but with a little roughage of the root crop here and there.
Done with the pinikpikan pasta and the complimentary ice cream, Race and I talked about getting something from every section because yes, we admit it, we’re a little bit of both really, sinner AND saint. =b
Blueberry cheesecake made the cut since the saintly passion fruit cake was sold out. (We did arrive almost closing time, we were cutting it close that time). So did, another ice cream flavor that called to me, mango orange ice cream; guyabano yogurt, and black currant tea. I know right, that’s a hella variety of fruits in one sitting. (Suddenly, an image of the lady with a stack of fruits headdress just popped into my head … and the Copa song. =)) I wonder why that is.) Did I say this was a food trip? It’s more like a fruit trip. *snickers
The only non fruity thing we got for our second wave, so to speak, is the Irish coffee (which we were expecting to be a hot drink but wasn’t, but no biggie. They must’ve put a space there when they were typing out the menu and so it moved under hot bev).
How we must’ve looked at our table. We’re doing some sort of balancing act, having a finger in every pie. My pasta first (yes, I’m relishing every bit), the ice cream the next, sipping yogurt (it’s in drink form), fork in blueberry cheesecake, sip of black currant tea, sip of Irish coffee. (“,)
I’m adding the cheese cake to my list of well made cheesecakes. Wee! Not intensely cheesy but blueberry cheesecake nonetheless. The baked/toasted top of the cheesecake reminded me a bit of the Japanese cotton cheesecake. And that crust … nyum!
The guyabano yoghurt, and the mango orange ice cream gave the sensation of flavors bursting in the mouth just when they’re swallowed. Sip, sip, sip of yogurt and the millisecond it reaches the throat, the guyabano taste shines through. Spoonful of ice cream and it’s more mango as I melted it in my mouth and again, a fraction of a second to the swallowing, I got an explosion of orange freshness. *Bsheeew!
Black currant is black currant. Years ago, when I went my a la Amazing Race trip with friends, I got a black currant juice drink in our stop at Genting, Malaysia that I never forgot. It’s still that wonderful fruity taste with my cup of imported tea from Sinner or Saint Cafe. *sip ahh
Saint or sinner, it doesn’t really matter; I’m marking this cafe for good food. So good, feels like heaven on earth!
Price: Says there in one of their decor thingies that ‘cheap cake isn’t good’. Kudos to Sinner or Saint Cafe for still keeping their scrumptious cakes reasonably priced. Lab, lab, lab!
Sinner or Saint Cafe
R AND L Building (Beside welcome arch La Trinidad, Triniville School, a few steps away from Bell Church)
KM 3, La Trinidad
0999 878 0811
(See location on Google Maps: Baguio Pines City Colleges to Sinner or Saint Cafe La Trinidad, border of Baguio and La Trinidad
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Sinner or Saint Cafe looks more a dessert place because of the ice cream and cake selection on the menu. No way you can be a saint here.
*heehaha I know what you mean, lån. I was really floored seeing that selection at Sinner or Saint Cafe. For sure, induced to gluttony, I wanted to try everything right there.
I hope you have a memorable time at Sinner or Saint Cafe! (“,)
OH MA GERD! So maanyy ice cream flavors and cake flavors. Sureballs SINNER at Sinner and Saint Cafe
Hello, Pauline B.! I know right. It was overwhelming in a way and such pressure to pick out which to try first. Time to study this La Trinidad cafe’s menu.
Happy ‘sinning’ at Sinner or Saint Cafe! Thanks for visiting! (“,)
I think we ahve another great post and another great find in Sinner or Saint Cafe.Their ice creams and cakes are very intriguing and sound delicious. I think Ill be a sinner in this restaurant. Tnx for your very informative blog.
Hello there, Alysa! Once in a while indulgence courtesy of this metro Baguio La Trinidad cafe. I’m gunning for the passion fruit cake and the strawberry langka ice cream next visit.
Thank you for dropping by! Happy eatsplorations at Sinner or Saint’s! (“,)
How very inventive of the chef to combine things like strawberry and langka to make ice cream. How would that taste like kaya?? Doesn’t sound like it would be a good pair but Ill give SInner or Saint Cafe a try. Plus it’s not far its still in Baguio. Your the best Find Good Baguio Foods!!! ❤
Hello there, Lina! I’m excited to try that particular flavor on our next visit to Sinner or Saint Cafe. The suspense is killing me. *hihi And yes, let’s do try everything at least once, so we know ourselves (if the combo does work or not).
I’m psyched too that this La Trinidad Benguet cafe is also just on the border. Easier gratification for innovative flavors of cakes and ice creams … and that beans paste pasta. \m/
Thank you for reading this post. I hope you have as great a time at Sinner or Saints! (“,)
is this cafe open on Sunday?
Hello, Jessica! Apologies but I’m not sure about their hours/days of operation at Sinner or Saint Cafe. Please do visit their Facebook page (link above under their address) for more information. Thanks for dropping by this food blog! (“,)
Kalowwwka ka Xine. Di pa ako tapos magbasa nun old posts mo, may bagong chikka nanaman ditey! Sinner or saint cafe. Saint ako pramizz!! hehe
Hello, Mario! *heehahaha Apologies, too juicy not to spill asap. I hope you enjoy your mealtime at Sinner or Saint Cafe whenever it is you get to it in your eatsplorations! Yes, sinner or saint, doesn’t matter. =b
Thank you for poring through the posts here. Much appreciated! (“,)
I saw Triniville Christian school building when we drove by but I did not see Sinner or Saint Cafe. 😦
Hello there! Oh, if you saw the building with the yellow Triniville sign, Sinner or Saint Cafe (black and white sign) is under it and the entrance to the cafe is the gate beside it. You might be driving too fast; you already have the location down. I hope you have as great a time as we did at Sinner or Saint’s! (“,)
Ate curious din ako sa strawberry langka. Please tell me how it tastes when you try it para alam ko na ano oorderin ko sa Sinner or Saint hahaha
Hi! We tried Sinner or Saint’s strawberry and langka ice cream the other day. By god, IT WORKS! It was a taste explosion, nothing overpowering the other but actually came together like a new fruit entirely. Impressive. Try, try!
Thanks for visiting the blog. Do leave me word about what you think of the ice cream (and everything else) you try at your visit. Enjoy! (“,)