Where to eat in Sagada: 5 restaurants for the foodie in you

If there are two things that people flock to Sagada for, it's the weather and nature. Sagada is cooler than the rest of the country for most of the year and it's surrounded by lush greenery and mountains, but aside from this, you may want to check out other things while you're there. And staying in Sagada means that you would need to fill your stomach with food, which is the third thing you should flock to Sagada for. It's restaurants and food scene is another reason for you to stay a wee bit longer in this part of the country.

First of all, the ingredients used for their dishes are taken from the nearby provinces, which means they're fresher and most likely unprocessed making the food healthier. And since it's from their neighbors, it also means it didn't require tedious shipping, which means it's cheaper. Here are some of the restaurants in Sagada that you should check out when you're visiting the area.

1. Gaia Cafe

Gaia Café Sagada, Foursquare.com

Gaia Café Sagada, Foursquare.com

Gaia Cafe and Crafts is not a stone throw's away from the city center. But if you're on your way back from caving in Sumaguing and would fancy a relaxing coffee with an amazing view, then stop by Gaia as this is on the way back to the city center.

This is a vegan restaurant and their servings are huge so you can share a dish. But even if they serve vegan food, you won't be able to tell that it's vegan. Try their vegan adobo, for example. Try their hot choco as well. Also remember that they cook your order on the spot so it may take some time before it arrives. Aside from food, they also sell handicrafts such as soap, etc. The place gets packed for lunch and dinner so if you want a relaxing time to visit try something off like 2 to 4pm.

Name:
Gaia Café Sagada
Address:
Philippines
HP:
Foursquare.com

2. Sagada Brew

Sagada Brew, Foursquare.com

Sagada Brew, Foursquare.com

Order the tender roast beef and callos as this is what people here are raving about. If you're a coffee enthusiast, try to lower your expectations as the brew here is more popular for the northern part of the country and they use locally grown beans. Try to appreciate the different flavors instead of comparing it to your favorite Starbucks hangout in the metro. The place gets really packed, so expect that you will have to wait for a table.

Name:
Sagada Brew
Address:
Philippines
HP:
Foursquare.com

3. Yoghurt House

Yoghurt House, Foursquare.com

Yoghurt House, Foursquare.com

If you're after the ambiance and food, this is the place to be. The food is really good and try their yogurt delicacies as well. Expect to pay at least $7 for a meal, which is steep in this part of the country, but it's worth it. Their first floor has a fire place, while the second floor feels as though you're in a cabin up in the Swiss Alps.

Name:
Yoghurt House
Address:
Patay, Sagada, Mountain, Philippines
HP:
Foursquare.com

4. Sagada Lemon Pie House

Lemon Pie House, Foursquare.com

Lemon Pie House, Foursquare.com

Lemon Pie House, Foursquare.com

If you want to taste pie that isn't too sweet with a little sour hint of lemon, then try their infamous lemon pie. Join this with their lemon tea, which is also the best by far in this part of the country.
They also serve mountain tea, with a woody taste for those who want their tea this way and not opt for the sweet and sour taste of lemon tea.

Name:
Lemon Pie House
Address:
Sagada, Sagada, Mountain, Philippines
HP:
Foursquare.com

5. Log Cabin

Log Cabin, Foursquare.com

Log Cabin, Foursquare.com

Log Cabin, Foursquare.com

Book! Because of the extreme popularity of this restaurant, you would definitely need to book a table. They serve buffets during Saturday night. Food is getting a lot of great reviews compared to other restaurants in the Sagada city center, so it's definitely worth visiting.

Name:
Log Cabin
Address:
Sagada, Sagada, Mountain, Philippines
HP:
Foursquare.com

Conclusion

At the end of the day, you will want a place that serves great and tasty food. Especially if you've been trekking or caving and is too exhausted. Visit any of these restaurants as they are the best places to eat in Sagada.

Author

Geninna
5 things I can't live without: coffee, books, my iPod, wifi, and my husband :D Born and raised in Manila, Philippines but I've lived in Qatar, Indonesia, and the UAE. I am currently living in Romania, and I have been on vacations to Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia and Vietnam :) And does a stop over in Bahrain and Germany count?