Food Trip: Cafe Sabel @ BenCab Museum, Baguio

Cafe Sabel is the in-house restaurant of the BenCab Museum. For more details regarding the BenCab Museum, please click here (


Cafe Sabel is named after BenCab’s famous muse in his paintings. Sabel is BenCab’s famous subject that recurs through his works, inspired by a real-life scavenger from Tondo whom he photographed and sketched in 1965.

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Cafe Sabel welcomes its guests with its cozy atmosphere. The cozy atmosphere was balanced with a bit of fun and playfulness with the restaurant’s mix and match of colorful chairs and long wooden tables.


For the best Baguio experience, it is best to eat outdoors and watch the fog roll in. For Manileños who can’t bear the cold Baguio weather, you can use the long indoor family table beside the kitchen.
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Farm Fresh Green Salad. Nothing beats fresh greens straight from the farm. It’s served with a mild strawberry vinaigrette. You can request for more cheese if you would like to have more flavor in the salad.
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★ Grilled Pork Chop with rosemary. One of the best sellers of Cafe Sabel. Definitely a must try.
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Adobo rice. Classic pork adobo with mouton rice and camote.
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BenCab’s Homemade Longganisa is served with mountain rice and fried egg.

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Taal Rice with Smoked fish and salted egg
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BenCab’s Omelette.
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The ambiance is just awesome with a great view of the garden, the forest and a duck pond, giving you an authentic old Baguio vibe.
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Experience the authentic old Baguio vibe. Watch the fog roll in. Hang out and dine at Cafe Sabel.

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Travel Spot: Cafe Sabel @ BenCab Museum
Address: Km. 6 Asin Road, Tadiangan, Tuba, Benguet, Philippines
Telephone Number: +63.74.442.7165
Budget: PHP 100 (Students and senior citizens with valid ID: PHP 80.00; Special rates for student groups with prior arrangement)
Others: Open daily except Mondays, Christmas Day & New Year’s Day
from 9:00am to 6:00pm (last entry at 5:30pm)
Guided tours of the Museum and Gardens may be arranged at the reception.
Outside food and drinks are not permitted in the Museum. Food and drinks are permitted only in Café Sabel and may not be carried into the galleries or other areas.
Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the Museum.
Still photography for personal use is permitted. No flash or tripods allowed. Videotaping is permitted in the lobby only. No photographs or videotapes may be reproduced, distributed, or sold without permission from the Museum.
Sketching is permitted in the galleries (pencil only, no ink or paint) with sketchbooks no larger than 8 1/2 x 11 inches (21.6 x 27.9 cm). No easels, stools, or sketching while sitting on the floor is permitted.


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