Cocoa cravings satisfied at Choco-late de Batirol

Every time I visit my relatives in Baguio, I always crave to visit a place that is unique to their locale. Camp John Hay being my go-to hang out spot there, I never miss visiting our family-favorite: Choco-late de Batirol.

Location: Igorot Garden, Gate 2, Camp John Hay, Baguio City, Philippines

Budget: approximately Php 150 - Php 350 per person

Ambiance: Both Indoor and Outdoor tables available; neo-Cordillera garden restaurant

Must try: Traditional hot cocoa, Suman

Parking: Limited parking slot by the roadside

The Ambiance

Choco-late de Batirol has been around since 1996 and has aimed to preserve Philippine culture and tradition through the use of indigenous materials and products. They also utilize recycled materials in creating their lighting, decor, tables, chairs, and even roofing material.

Recycled materials used for design.

Very Filipino design

The interiors of Choco-late using natural materials of wood and stone.
I love this recycled bottle made into a lantern!

This majestic century-old tree view from our table outside.
The Menu

Here are the price lists and the menu they serve at Choco-late de Batirol.

What We Ordered

We came to Choco-late around merienda (afternoon snack) time so we ordered their Batirol Merienda Set for 6 people (Php 770). It is composed of 6 Traditional Choco-late drinks, 1 whole bibingka, 1 suman platter, and 1 turon platter.

Suman platter. My favorite!

Traditionally made hot choco-late.

Bibingka platter.

Turon platter.

Other Products

They also sell other products for pasalubong (take-away) to be given for family and friends. These products were all made locally and are supporting various livelihood programs for them. 

Among the products they sold were:

Baked Peanuts: Big (Php 220) and Small (Php 180)
Baked Cashew Nuts (Php 270)
Pili Nuts (Php 270)
Garlic Chips (Php 200)
Masa Podrida Biscuits (Php 180)
Cookies (Php 130)

The Verdict

We highly recommend it for people who want to relax under pine trees and bask in the cool, serene Baguio weather over a cup of hot cocoa. However, the price of the food is a little bit higher than we expected... but since it supports local livelihood then I think it's worth it. Also, the place is a little bit harder to get to since it's not in the Baguio city downtown. Modes of transportation to get there are via cab and jeepney, aside from driving your own car.

All things considered, we give it 3.5 steaming hot cocoa cups out of 5.

To learn more about them, visit their website here.



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