WHERE TO EAT IN BAGUIO CITY: Chocolate de Batirol at Camp John Hay

I've been to Baguio City several times in the past, but I haven't been to Choco-late de Batirol. On our first day in Baguio City for the Baguio Food Tour 2013, we went to Chocolate de Batirol for breakfast. Located at a small and cozy nook hidden among the trees at the Igorot Park area (near Gate 2 of Camp John Hay and near Baguio Country Club), Choco-late de Batirol is a Filipino Cafe specializing in tsokolate drink made from local cacao beans.

This place had been a favorite hangout place of both tourists and locals wanting to enjoy hot, thick, bittersweet cup of hot choco anytime of the day. Their tsokolate drink is so good and will surely warm your day with every sip of their signature drink.

We were able to see how their chocolate drink is traditionally made using a copper pot where a wooden whisk or "batirol" is used to mix the tsokolate which makes it deliciously thick.

We were also served with their famous breakfast treats - Bibingka , Suman sa Lihia and the traditional-blend Chocolate de Batirol.

The Bibingka is a local rice cake cooked the traditional way on banana leaves. Topped with grated coconut, it is moist and soft. I really like it! Each serving costs PHP 105.00.

The Suman sa Lihia is a sticky rice cake topped with grated coconut and brown sugar. Each serving costs PHP 64.00.

We also had the traditional-blend Chocolate de Batirol. It is so creamy! I enjoyed it so much since it was really cold that morning. It also comes in other flavors such as orange, strawberry (Baguio Blend), cinnamon, choco mallows and almond. I also tasted the cinnamon flavor, but the traditional-blend is my favorite. Each serving of the traditional-blend tsokolate costs PHP 80.00.

Don't miss the place while you're in Baguio. I highly recommend this place to all those who like to have a delightful meal while enjoying the cozy and relaxing ambiance of nature. We certainly enjoyed our breakfast, feasting on these treats while catching-up on each others' lives. Chocolate de Batirol is certainly worth a visit with family and friends.

Choco-Late de Batirol

Address: Igorot Garden, Camp John Hay, Baguio City, Benguet, Philippines
Store Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Contact numbers: 0916-375-6510 / 0915-933-3474 / 0927-348-9276
Website: www.chocolatedebatirol.com
Facebook Account: chocolate de batirol
Twitter Account: @ChocoDeBatirol

How to Get to Camp John Hay

Go to the jeepney terminal located near the Igorot Park and Burnham Park. Take a jeepney going to "Scout Barrio" and tell the driver to drop you at the gate to Camp John Hay, fare is 9.00 pesos. Alternatively, you could take a cab from the city center. Taxi fare is around 60-70 pesos and travel time is about 20 minutes.


From Manila, take a Victory Liner bus bound for Baguio City. Victory Liner has hourly trips to Baguio City. Terminals can be found in Pasay, Cubao or Sampaloc. Fare is around 450 pesos and travel time is 6 hours. Visit their website (www.victoryliner.com) or follow them on Twitter @VictoryLineInc for inquiries and updates. Thank you Victory Liner for sponsoring our trip to Baguio City.

This is part of Baguio Food Tour 2013 that happened on October 26-28, 2013. #BaguioFoodTour2013 is a gastronomic adventure in the Summer Capital of the Philippines participated by 10 bloggers from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Beyond the usual tourist attractions, this event aims to promote Baguio City as a food destination in Northern Luzon. Read more from the links below:



Disclosure: Choco-late de Batirol is one of the partner-restaurants of #BaguioFoodTour2013. Thank you for hosting us in Baguio City.


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  1. very overrated. not as good as people say. though the place is great the food is not very good value wise and taste wise.

  2. Food was unforgivable yet ordinary .Its 2020! Renovate and modernize the cafe jeezus christ!


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