A few kilometers up from Mines View Park, an artsy café/museum can be added to your one stop Baguio itinerary. This posh café not only offers good food but great setting for those folks looking for pieces of culture and serenity.
Arca’s Yard Cafe is located at 777 Tiptop, Ambuklao Rd, Baguio City.
Via Taxi: Rent a taxi and ask the driver to bring you directly to Arca’s Yard Café. Approximate fare from Victory Grand Terminal/Session Road is 150 PHP.
Via Jeepney: From Dangwa Terminal near Public Market and behind Baguio Center Mall, ride jeepneys going to Tiptop. Drop off at the entrance of Arca’s Yard which is along the roadway.
If you are coming from Wright Park, Botanical Garden, Teachers Camp and Laperal House wait for jeepneys going to the same route.
If you are coming from Mines View Park, ride a jeepney near Good Shepherd which is going back to Baguio City. Tell the driver to drop off at Wright Park rotunda. From the circle, wait for a jeepney going to Tiptop, Ambuklao.
Via Private Vehicle: From Baguio City, follow the road that goes to Pacdal Circle, this will pass by Leonard Wood Rd (same road where Botanical Garden, Teachers Camp and Laperal House is located). Exit to Pacdal Road which is between Gibraltar and Siapno Rd that eventually connects to Ambuklao Road. Drive through Ambuklao Road until you reach the entrance of Arca’s Yard Café.
6 Must Reasons to Visit This Café
Good Food at Reasonable Price
There aren’t a lot of choices in the menu but a variety for different locales. The servings were big making it reasonable for its price. The taste for their desserts and dishes were superb. Check out our orders below.
Cozy and Homey Ambiance
The café showcases Cordilleran culture in a historic house. There were plenty of windows and balconies giving a bright and open atmosphere that was very inviting and pleasing to the eyes.
Refreshing Top View
From the café terrace/attic area, the view of the mountains and sky were priceless. It was a temporary city escape, perfect for relaxation and composure.
Mini library on the second floor for bookies
While waiting for your food, take a book from their shelves at the 2nd floor. They have books of various genres for reading and some photo shoots.
Paintings and indigenous relics for art lovers
The café looks like a gallery for their indigenous arts and designs. From the ground floor up to the upper floor, visitors can browse queues of paintings, tribal relics and antique furnishings.
Accommodating servers and friendly staffs
Service was the topmost criteria for judging. Luckily, we were very pleased with their staffs and servers for accommodating us from the entry up to the payment. The dining experience was definitely great. Kudos to the whole Arca’s Yard team!
It is advisable to visit on weekdays instead of weekends. Café tends to be full with diners on weekends and quite difficult to find parking space since it is along the roadway. Early reservation is recommended specially for big groups. You can contact them via Facebook on this link.