On our second day in Baguio, le BF and I were set on going to the butterfly sanctuary near Camp John Hay. It took us more than an hour to find the right place because the cab driver had no idea what I was talking about and just dropped us off the paintball place. To cut the long story short, it was way passed lunch time when we came out the butterfly sanctuary and we were freakin’ hungry, to say the least.

Good thing I remembered my friend’s post about this awesome bistro that was probably around the area. We checked mister Google Map, hailed a cab and arrived at Forest House Bistro & Cafe in less than 10 minutes. ๐Ÿ™‚

Check out my friend’s travel blog post about Baguio HERE.
The Place:

Forest House Bistro & Cafe is a quaint little place along Loakan Rd. It looks like a greenhouse sanitarium where you cultivate plants and things like that. I love the look of it from outside. It’s not a huge restaurant but a lot of people were coming in — must be because of the great food, I thought. 

Reception Area.
Waiting Area.
Hands down, this is the best waiting area for a dinning establishment I’ve seen so far. It’s very cozy and it’s located near the counter so you could really smell the fresh breads and coffee among all other delicious-smelling dishes.
Bar.
Interesting wooden chandelier. <3
Wooden tables indoor.
Just from the photos you’ll see how warm and cozy Forest House’s wooden interior looks like. I just love the calm vibe of the entire place.. away from the noise and pollution of Manila. <3
Country-style and dainty setup.
View from the balcony.
The indoor part of the cafe was a bit too crowded for us so we asked if we could get a sit in the balcony instead. Good move! The view was better and the air was so cold and fresh. I miss Baguio already!

The Food:

Mushroom Soup
le BF loved this! The taste was not overpowering; just enough to give you a different taste when you feel you’ve had too much of your tasty dish. le BF ate the soup half way and then started biting the bread bowl. I was lucky enough to take a picture of him while doing that but he didn’t want me to post it. It was embarrassing daw.  That photo is now my iPhone’s wallpaper.. shhh! ๐Ÿ™‚

Korean Beef Ribs with Mashed Potato
Tender portion of beef ribs on a delicious Korean sauce
I’m not usually a fan of any Korean/Teriyaki sauce in general because I find them too salty most of the time. But this one is an exception; even without rice, just mashed potato, the taste was not too overwhelming to the point that I couldn’t finish my order without intaking gallons of water.
Baby Back Ribs with Mashed Potato
Charbroiled baby back ribs simmered in their original barbecue sauce
Lattecchino, has the taste of bitter coffee at the bottom and semi-sweet foam on top.
I had no idea how to drink this so I just swirled everything together. LOL!

I just had to include this. Look at how they exerted extra effort to put worldly advice on their food/drinks. <3

Price Range:
Though reasonable, the prices are steeper than that of Cafe by the Ruins — probably because Forest House is a bistro, like le BF said. Our light meal cost us almost Php 1500. The food was great though so spending Php 290-Php 600 isn’t really bad if what you look for is great tasting food.

However, if you’re super hungry and in a tight budget, Forest House might not be for you because of their small servings. Well, that’s ok. 50’s Diner is always open and everything on their menu is seriously over-sized! LOL!


This post is making me hungry.. Refrigerator, brace yourself! ๐Ÿ˜€
See you on my next post!