Sagada is undoubtedly one of the most sought-after destinations in the Mountain Province. I visited Sagada earlier this year and had been to several tourist attractions. Fresh and authentic food can be enjoyed here in between hiking and touring. There are lots of food places to choose from depending on your budget and food preferences. Etag and pinikpikan are always on the menu! Yogurt, lemon pie, and coffee are also the favorites of many. So if you’re looking for a food guide in Sagada, here’s a list of the best Restaurants and Cafes that you should try!
1. Sagada Lemon Pie House
Located in Atey, Daoangan, Lemon Pie is Sagada’s very own pride. Aside from their Lemon meringue pie that has a naturally tangy flavor, they also serve delicious meals. I haven’t tried their home-cooked meals yet because we only went there to buy their best-selling lemon pie, but I’ve heard a lot of good reviews, especially on their Cheesy Omelet with Garlic Rice and the Red Spicy Chicken served with slices of lemon and veggies.
2. 1sangwow Cafe by the Clouds
1sangwow Cafe by the Clouds is an experience you don’t want to miss! You get to eat your meals while enjoying an extraordinary view from the top. The cafe serves meals and drinks at an affordable price. The pancake I had was only 30 PHP paired with my favorite caramel macchiato for only 80 PHP.
3. Misty Lodge and Cafe
During our visit to Sagada, I chose to stay at Misty Lodge for three days because it is quite famous on Trip Advisor, and it ranked no.1 in Specialty Lodging in Sagada. In addition, they have their own cafe that serves excellent food from breakfast to dinner! If you love places with a cozy and homey ambiance, I highly recommend staying here and try their cafe. The Bacon Hawaiian Pizza is a must-try, and their rice meals will definitely satisfy your rice cravings in Sagada! It’s very convenient to eat at their cafe because it’s just beside our room and the staff are very accommodating.
4. Salt and Pepper
Salt and Pepper have a beautiful log cabin feel with all the wood interior. Though it’s just located along the road, the restaurant itself is not very easy to spot. There is a small signage in front of the restaurant, and you will have to use the stairs to get to the 2nd floor. They serve single meals and group orders as well. The price is pretty reasonable because of their huge servings. My friends and I liked the food here. Contrary to the reviews I’ve read, the food and service are average. Our food was served just on time, maybe because we dropped by on non-peak hours.
5. Sagada Brew
For me, Sagada Brew is probably the best cafe in Sagada in terms of service, food, and the price. I love the warm ambiance here! Aside from hot and cold beverages, pastries and cakes, Sagada Brew is offering local dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well. The place was packed when we went there one afternoon, so we had to wait for a few minutes to be seated. One of the staff took our orders while waiting.
Don’t miss the baked goodies here! The cakes we ordered were served warm, which makes it melts in the mouth.
6. Yoghurt House
Located along South Road, Yoghurt House is a two-floor house that has a pretty homey atmosphere. You can dine at the balcony upstairs in the morning for breakfast. They offer pretty good options of pasta, chicken, pork, holiday specials, sandwiches, salads, desserts, and their homemade yogurt.
7. Gaia Cafe and Crafts
Located on a cliff, Gaia Cafe is a tree-house-inspired cafe that was featured in the movie “That Thing Called Tadhana.” They only serve organic, community-sourced ingredients from Sagada, and the menu is mostly vegetarian. They also have a crafts shop where they sell home-made food products, woven items, Igorot publications, and a lot more!
Have you been to any of these restaurants and cafes in Sagada? How was your experience? Let me know in the comments below!