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Maeve Cafe: Simple but Great Joys at Lucia’s B&B

Finally, at last, belatedly, we’re here!

Baguio Maeve Cafe at Lucia's Bed and Breakfast strawberry broccoli salad 2018

Broccoli and strawberry salad ^^,

Allow me to insert a short flashback story first. While we’re at it, cue memory lane walking music. *hihi

At the beginning of February 2016, I had the opportunity to be one of the reviewers in GMA News TV’s Pop Talk. After a fun, action packed taping day, I was informed that the Baguio specials were set to air in two consecutive Saturdays with the food episode falling on street dancing parade day. The Saturday before that, the feature was on Baguio City B&B’s and at Lucia’s, Kuya Tonipet and the reviewers not only took a look-see of an eye candy accommodation but also sat to a beautiful, scrumptious looking breakfast. *drool

Baguio Lucia's Bed and Breakfast 2018

Here and there at Lucia’s B&B

Takaw tingin and inggitera as I am *hee, I also wanted to try the bed and breakfast’s breakfast but heard that one had to be booked for a stay there before that became possible. *sniffy sniffs

Fast forward to 2018, Lucia’s inhouse resto, Maeve Cafe, opened its doors to the foodie public although it entails a reservation made at least two days in advance (so they can prepare the dishes for you and your foodie posse with the freshest ingredients.) Wee! You know what’s up … We already made a booking (by sending a message to their Facebook page) faster than you can say Maeve Cafe at Lucia’s Bed and Breakfast. =b

Baguio Lucia's Bed and Breakfast 2018

Down the ‘hill’

Standing at the gate before ringing the doorbell, I marveled at the impressive structure and the wide driveway/parking area in front of it. Once the gate was opened, we took a short ‘walk downhill’ while pondering on the thought provoking ‘graffiti’ quotes lining the wall. Quick turn left and finally, at last, belatedly, we’re here at the quaint garden-ish set up at Maeve’s. \m/

Baguio Maeve Cafe at Lucia's Bed and Breakfast 2018

Maeve Cafe =D

So peaceful and quiet was the location, it was only our host, Ms. Cathy’s voice and ours breaking it as we talked a bit about their cafe … and the B&B and cafe dog, Bruce. OMG, the paws on this furry lovable creature. ^^,

Baguio Maeve Cafe at Lucia's Bed and Breakfast 2018

Balsamic chicken topped with basil and strawberries, on mixed Baguio greens and rice (“,)

We didn’t wait long for our brunch meal. (Maeve Cafe menu.) I wasn’t done inspecting every little detail in this establishment when Sir Em came out of the kitchen with our food. It’s balsamic chicken topped with basil and strawberries with salad AND rice (Thank you for both accompaniments, Ms. Cathy) for Race and breakfast fajitas with cheese and cilantro omelette for me. =D

Baguio Maeve Cafe at Lucia's Bed and Breakfast fajitas with cheese and cilantro omelette 2018

Breakfast fajitas with cheese and cilantro omelette =)

Such a pretty bowl of salad, that strawberry and broccoli toss up was (Christmas colors). Crunchy yum, too. The tortillas, probably the thinnest and most delicate looking I’ve seen but surprisingly, they were quite sturdy as I rolled it around the bits of scrambled egg and chicken and cheese. Lightly flavored fajitas, I’d say, with the strongest flavor being only the tiny drops of strawberry chili sauce … I put into it. Tan-tan-taaan!

Baguio Maeve Cafe at Lucia's Bed and Breakfast hot sauce 2018

Hot sauce made with strawberries and chilis. Whoo-zah!

A good heat, it’s not like the sensation I dislike from some hot sauces that numbs the tongue and makes you feel like you just swallowed fire and someone needs to call the fire department because it’s not dying down. =))

Baguio Maeve Cafe at Lucia's Bed and Breakfast 2018

Needless to say, Race also made use of the strawberry hot sauce though the poultry on his plate was already tasty good. The salad it rested on was also a powerhouse salad made up of veggies like spinach and kale. In a flash, the pilaf rice, the greens and the chicken were cleaned off my better half’s plate. (“,)

Baguio Maeve Cafe at Lucia's Bed and Breakfast orange-strawberry loaf/pound cake 2018

Orange-strawberry loaf/pound cake \m/

Together with Maeve Cafe’s overflowing coffee and tea, we made dessert out of our orange-strawberry loaf/pound cake order. What a great idea it is to put together these two fruits for bread. =) Before I took a bite, I smelled the slice. Ahh, refreshing scent of orange. Then it’s moist fruity bites all the way.

Baguio Maeve Cafe at Lucia's Bed and Breakfast 2018

(Ahhh, can’t contain gigil over old doggie boy, Bruce. Eeiii! You see, he was asleep when we first arrived at the cafe. I didn’t want to give him a pat straight away as he might get startled. I put his nose to the test by putting my foot near it, hoping he would get a scent of my furry lovies. I guess his sense of smell is still in top condition, for without opening his eyes, he moved his snout closer and closer to my foot. I might have smelled intriguing enough for him to open his eyes, get up and get a closer sniff. *teeheehee)

Baguio Lucia's Bed and Breakfast dog, Bruce 2018

I made another friend at the bed and breakfast and cafe. Bruce, old boy. =b

Same with the pound cake, as soon as we got home, I opened the pack of lemon basil cookies and took a deep whiff. Whoa, smelled like pizza!!! Then a bite; ohh, soft cookie, fresh lemon-y taste. Package passed around to my brother and Race, they went wide eyed, mmm.

Baguio Maeve Cafe at Lucia's Bed and Breakfast lemon basil cookies 2018

Lemon basil cookies *nomnomnom

X marks Maeve Cafe at Lucia’s Bed and Breakfast for good food in Baguio. We found simple but great joys in the food, the sights, the people and their doge at our mealtime at Maeve’s indeed.

Food: 4 treasure chests

Service: 5 treasure chests  Everyone’s so friendly and accommodating at this cafe. It was nice chatting with you, Ms. Cathy and Sir Em.

Ambiance: 4 treasure chests

Price: 3 treasure chests Small, almost like “playing house” *harhar,  servings. Bitin, strawberry & broccoli salad.

Baguio Maeve Cafe at Lucia's Bed and Breakfast 2018

Maeve Cafe, food made with l<3ve.

Please send a message to their Facebook page or give them a text/call for inquiries and bookings.

Maeve Cafe

Lucia’s Bed & Breakfast

#7 Navy Base Extension

Baguio City, Philippines

0936 230 6961

facebook.com/MaeveCafe/

 

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21 responses to “Maeve Cafe: Simple but Great Joys at Lucia’s B&B”

  1. XiNE says :

    Hello there, katfoodblog! Thanks for the star for this feature on Lucia’s Bed and Breakfast inhouse resto, Maeve Cafe. More power to your food blog! (“,)

  2. Steph says :

    This post makes me very happy. Lucia’s B&B is popular in Instagram and I always wanted to see it with my own eyes. Now that Maeve cafe is open for reservations from nonguests I can also visit Lucia’s. Yaaasss!! Thanks, Xine.

    • XiNE says :

      Hello there, Steph! Aha, happy dancing for you too. *hihi I hope you have a great time at Maeve Cafe and at Lucia’s Bed and Breakfast (finally). Thank you so much for visiting the blog and for leaving a comment. Enjoy! (“,)

  3. Gemma Padrelanan says :

    We tried the breakfast at Lucia;s last summer of 2017. Needed to book two days in advance so all the food would be prepared fresh. We tried everything they were offering for breakfast. Since we were 6 in the group, we were able to have a taste of everything in one seating. There was no rice dish available then, but we enjoyed everything: the calzone, fajitas, pizza omelette and the brewed coffee.Cathy and her husband, Em, were very accommodating.The place was very serene like a secret garden of sort. Our accommodation was just a walking distance from Lucia’s, but I hope to try their rooms next time.

    • XiNE says :

      Hello, Gemma Padrelanan! How nice you got to try everything Maeve’s garden cafe had to offer … and in 2017 no less. You got a sneak peek there. \m/

      I could relate so much to your narrative of your experience at Lucia’s in house resto; we really did enjoy the food, the place and the company of Ms. Cathy and Sir Em, too. Thank you for recounting your Maeve Cafe experience here.

      Cheers to your return to Baguio, booking your accommodations at Lucia’s, and making new memories at the cafe! (“,)

  4. Nancy says :

    Hi. Do you have a price range of the food in Maeve? Thanks very much :-]

  5. XiNE says :

    Hello there, Angela Acosta! Thanks for clicking like for the Maeve Cafe feature. Happy trails and happy blogging to you! (“,)

  6. Mario says :

    Gandara naman yung vines sa taas ng tables sa Maeve. Bet na bet pero baka di umubra sakin kahit 2 orders ditey. 4 kaya? hehehe Mahalia na!!

    • XiNE says :

      Hello, Mario! Definitely a pretty set up at Maeve’s. *hihi Four orders. You can try almost everything on the menu in one shot if ever. Or how about a merienda visit to Lucia’s inhouse restaurant?

      Either way you go, it’s a nice place to hang out at, this peaceful cafe. Have a great time whenever it is you make a reservation! Thank you for keeping up with the posts in this food blog. I really appreciate it. Eatsplore away! (“,)

  7. Carol says :

    Do you happen to know the price for the rooms? A few friends are visiting Baguio soon and if they book at Lucia’s then we can also eat at Maeve Cafe. Two birds with one stone. ^-^ Thanks.

    • XiNE says :

      Hello there, Carol! Apologies but I don’t have that information. (Too busy with Bruce and the sights =b) I’m sure the information can be obtained directly from the Lucia’s Facebook page.

      Good plan, hitting two birds with one stone. I hope you and your friends have a fine time at Lucia B&B and Maeve Cafe! Thank you so much for visiting Find Good Baguio Foods. (“,)

  8. Mario says :

    Xine, food blogging goddess, nasan ka na? hehe

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