#COFFEESHAMED SERIES | CAFE IN THE SKY

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

"Imagine yourself enveloped in a calm sea of nothingness."

That's exactly what it feels like when you're at Cafe In The Sky...

cafe in the sky
cafe in the sky

I first heard about Cafe In The Sky from our caretaker. 

Back then, the teleserye "Forevermore" was still being aired and La Presa - the location of the fictitious town created for the teleserye and also where Cafe In The Sky can be found, was a hot tourist destination in Benguet.

I've been wanting to visit this place for ages but each time we drive up to Baguio with friends and ask them where they want to go, this place is often dropped from the itinerary and bumped by more popular places such as the BenCab Museum and Tam-Awan.

For a time, some of the surrounding areas were also closed for environmental rehabilitation.

Droves of tourists are now discouraged.
(The introvert in me is making happy dances.)


cafe in the sky
how to go to cafe in the sky

HOW TO GET THERE

Right now, there are only 2 ways to get to La Presa. One is by private vehicle, another is by hiring a taxi. One way taxi fare is around P350.

There used to be a bike trail but this has recently been closed due to several reports of missing persons.

The drive takes around 45 minutes from Baguio City and it is long and twisty.

cafe in the sky
CAFE IN THE SKY

BEST TIME TO VISIT

Best time to visit is after lunch and when it's not rainy. We did visit after lunch (around 1-2pm I think) but it was a rainy weekend so the fog and clouds were really thick. You're supposed to see rolls of them enveloping mountains from this peak but since it was so thick during our visit, all I could see was white. 

I was literally having coffee inside a cloud.

I remember when I was a kid, I would dream of hanging out on clouds just like the Care Bears. I used to think clouds were made of  fluff and stuff. This was when I was really, really young (okay) before science corrupted my beautiful imagination.

In reality, they aren't soft and fluffy...more freezing and biting cold - but still fun and awesome to be all the way up there.

cafe in the sky
CAFE IN THE SKY REVIEW

WHY GO TO CAFE IN THE SKY?

Baguio is cold. For me cold weather always equates to cafe weather. I'm always looking for hot coffee and merienda or hot chocolate.

I am allergic to large, crowded areas.

And going back to what I said earlier, how can you deny yourself the experience of having a meal inside a cloud?

The view alone (or the lack of it and the peace of sheer nothingness) should be enough to take you here, let's just keep it a secret between us so it stays this way...

cafe in the sky
CAFE IN THE SKY LA PRESA
Quiet and secluded from the crowd.

As you can see, we were the only ones crazy enough to make the drive while it was raining cats and dogs outside.

Dennis was a bit tense the entire way and worried about landslides but other than that, it is generally safe and we got there without incident.

cafe in the sky
CAFE IN THE SKY
We were forced to sit inside because it was raining but I still chose to spend a lot of time outside in my raincoat...
cafe in the sky
CAFE IN THE SKY

FOOD

I can't tell you about the food because we only had coffee and hot chocolate --- which refused to stay warm by the way. You need to drink it really fast if you want it hot.

Their coffee is good and so is the hot chocolate - according to my daughter - one of the best in Baguio. 

And it is fairly cheap. 

We really came here for the view more than anything else.

cafe in the sky
CAFE IN THE SKY REVIEW
Bring a book or journal so you can park yourself for a few hours to enjoy the quiet away from the main city.

Or just do nothing and be alone with your thoughts for a change.

cafe in the sky
BEST COFFEE SHOPS IN BAGUIO

ABOUT THE #COFFEESHAMED SERIES

Have you ever been "Judged by the Cup"?!

"Coffee Shamed" is a little project me and a couple other caffeinds came up with after being judged for the number of "coffee breaks" we like to have during travel.
This was created for all those times we were misunderstood for not being able to function without our morning cup.
For the looks we received after suggesting we stop for coffee in this cafe, and that, and that.

This is us standing up together in retaliation and claiming our rights to have the best coffee a town has to offer no matter how many mediocre ones it takes to find just "The Right One"!
All in good fun of course. :P

So if you've ever been judged or would like to help us find the right one (anywhere in the world), tag @coffeeshamed | #coffeeshamed.

LOL, serious though.

ps. to all those who judged us, no hard feelings. haha

cafe in the sky
BEST BAGUIO COFFEE SHOPS

Some reminders before I go:

  1. please be mindful of your trash.
  2. please be careful on the way up.
  3. take a moment to be silent.
If you'd like to see the "fictional town", you need to drive a bit further up. Will go next time when the weather's better so I can show you.

FOR MORE BAGUIO POSTS, JUST CLICK THE TRAVEL TAB ABOVE


Cafe In the Sky review, menu + how to get there

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

#COFFEESHAMED SERIES | CAFE IN THE SKY

"Imagine yourself enveloped in a calm sea of nothingness."

That's exactly what it feels like when you're at Cafe In The Sky...

cafe in the sky
cafe in the sky

I first heard about Cafe In The Sky from our caretaker. 

Back then, the teleserye "Forevermore" was still being aired and La Presa - the location of the fictitious town created for the teleserye and also where Cafe In The Sky can be found, was a hot tourist destination in Benguet.

I've been wanting to visit this place for ages but each time we drive up to Baguio with friends and ask them where they want to go, this place is often dropped from the itinerary and bumped by more popular places such as the BenCab Museum and Tam-Awan.

For a time, some of the surrounding areas were also closed for environmental rehabilitation.

Droves of tourists are now discouraged.
(The introvert in me is making happy dances.)


cafe in the sky
how to go to cafe in the sky

HOW TO GET THERE

Right now, there are only 2 ways to get to La Presa. One is by private vehicle, another is by hiring a taxi. One way taxi fare is around P350.

There used to be a bike trail but this has recently been closed due to several reports of missing persons.

The drive takes around 45 minutes from Baguio City and it is long and twisty.

cafe in the sky
CAFE IN THE SKY

BEST TIME TO VISIT

Best time to visit is after lunch and when it's not rainy. We did visit after lunch (around 1-2pm I think) but it was a rainy weekend so the fog and clouds were really thick. You're supposed to see rolls of them enveloping mountains from this peak but since it was so thick during our visit, all I could see was white. 

I was literally having coffee inside a cloud.

I remember when I was a kid, I would dream of hanging out on clouds just like the Care Bears. I used to think clouds were made of  fluff and stuff. This was when I was really, really young (okay) before science corrupted my beautiful imagination.

In reality, they aren't soft and fluffy...more freezing and biting cold - but still fun and awesome to be all the way up there.

cafe in the sky
CAFE IN THE SKY REVIEW

WHY GO TO CAFE IN THE SKY?

Baguio is cold. For me cold weather always equates to cafe weather. I'm always looking for hot coffee and merienda or hot chocolate.

I am allergic to large, crowded areas.

And going back to what I said earlier, how can you deny yourself the experience of having a meal inside a cloud?

The view alone (or the lack of it and the peace of sheer nothingness) should be enough to take you here, let's just keep it a secret between us so it stays this way...

cafe in the sky
CAFE IN THE SKY LA PRESA
Quiet and secluded from the crowd.

As you can see, we were the only ones crazy enough to make the drive while it was raining cats and dogs outside.

Dennis was a bit tense the entire way and worried about landslides but other than that, it is generally safe and we got there without incident.

cafe in the sky
CAFE IN THE SKY
We were forced to sit inside because it was raining but I still chose to spend a lot of time outside in my raincoat...
cafe in the sky
CAFE IN THE SKY

FOOD

I can't tell you about the food because we only had coffee and hot chocolate --- which refused to stay warm by the way. You need to drink it really fast if you want it hot.

Their coffee is good and so is the hot chocolate - according to my daughter - one of the best in Baguio. 

And it is fairly cheap. 

We really came here for the view more than anything else.

cafe in the sky
CAFE IN THE SKY REVIEW
Bring a book or journal so you can park yourself for a few hours to enjoy the quiet away from the main city.

Or just do nothing and be alone with your thoughts for a change.

cafe in the sky
BEST COFFEE SHOPS IN BAGUIO

ABOUT THE #COFFEESHAMED SERIES

Have you ever been "Judged by the Cup"?!

"Coffee Shamed" is a little project me and a couple other caffeinds came up with after being judged for the number of "coffee breaks" we like to have during travel.
This was created for all those times we were misunderstood for not being able to function without our morning cup.
For the looks we received after suggesting we stop for coffee in this cafe, and that, and that.

This is us standing up together in retaliation and claiming our rights to have the best coffee a town has to offer no matter how many mediocre ones it takes to find just "The Right One"!
All in good fun of course. :P

So if you've ever been judged or would like to help us find the right one (anywhere in the world), tag @coffeeshamed | #coffeeshamed.

LOL, serious though.

ps. to all those who judged us, no hard feelings. haha

cafe in the sky
BEST BAGUIO COFFEE SHOPS

Some reminders before I go:

  1. please be mindful of your trash.
  2. please be careful on the way up.
  3. take a moment to be silent.
If you'd like to see the "fictional town", you need to drive a bit further up. Will go next time when the weather's better so I can show you.

FOR MORE BAGUIO POSTS, JUST CLICK THE TRAVEL TAB ABOVE


Cafe In the Sky review, menu + how to get there

No comments: