• We wanted to sit back and relax a little on our Day 2 in Baguio. Afterall, we spent Day 1 all over the city proper, making a splash in Burnham Lake and ransacking the Christmas Village.

    So the next day we had brunch at the famous 50's Diner. Most of my girl friends had been there and I just had to know why it was so special.

    We got there at around 10a.m. and the place was already jam-packed  We had to wait a little before we got a booth. The place was clean and styled to look like a...well, what else but a 50's diner.

    The meals, of course, were as American as you can get. The servings were humongous. For the first time, I don't think my pictures did the food justice. My only complaint is that their servers were way behind the friendly meter.

    Anyway, I enjoyed their Pancake Sandwich (P115) which was drizzled with maple and strawberry (!) syrup and topped with crushed nuts. The crispy bacon definitely tasted well with the soft pancakes. The chicken patties making up the second layer, as well as the large cuts of fries, filled us up.

    Since we shared all the dishes, we had Mix Grill (P195) as the main course. The steak was nice, the pork chop and chicken a little dry though. The hotdog tasted like what it's supposed to taste like. How can you go wrong with processed food?

    Of course, I insisted on having a traditional breakfast meal of eggs, hotdog and bacon (P100). I was so glad they made perfect sunny side up eggs. 

    And we couldn't pass up on the Famous 50's Burger (P90). Yes, it has the word "famous" in its name and we weren't too crazy about it also. I guess we're not really fond of burgers.

    Nevertheless, we were really really full we had to stay there for a awhile before going to Treetop Adventure. I wanted to try their zipline and a full stomach is not really going to help us. It was a pity we didn't have enough tummy space for their delicious shakes. I promise to try the ube shake when I return.

    After surveying the place (yes they have a jukebox but I wasn't able to verify if it works), we took advantage of the cute all terrain vehicle parked outside. 

    With our tummies and energy bar full, we proceeded to our next adventure...150 feet above the ground.

  • Having done my research on recommended restaurants in Baguio, our relatively lax Day 1 in the summer capital of the Philippines led us back to Session Road and into the unassuming two-storey establishment of Pizza Volante.

    We were not expecting much but was delightedly surprised with their exquisite soft-crust pizza. I cannot remember having eaten bread as soft as their pizza crust. It contrasted well with the toppings of their 8" Kenny G. pizza (P162).

    We also noticed that they favored white onions in their dishes. It was the first of several observations that led us to the conclusion that Baguio food is better because of the city's fresh supply of vegetables.

    This is the same reason for their fresh-tasting Pasta Pomodoro (P79 small) and their white onion-ridden dishes.

    While I am always partial when it comes to Pasta Alfredo (P214 large), my friend pointed out that she could taste bits and pieces of Knorr cubes flavoring in the curiously soupy dish. Nevertheless it was all gone by the end of the meal.

    We also had some great-tasting Fish and Chips.

    If you want a satisfying and yet affordable Italian meal, Pizza Volante is the place to be.


    Here's a picture of their menu:

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