Baguio City: Choco-Late de Batirol

Yummy dishes of Choco-Late de Batirol
I am an avid chocolate fan and whenever there is a privilege to eat or drink one, I would grab the opportunity right there and then! So when a friend told me about Choco-Late de Batirol at Baguio City, we went to the latter as soon as I land my feet in the city.

Signage of Choco-Late de Batirol

Choco-Late de Batirol is located at Igorot Park, Camp John Hay, Baguio City. The place is so relaxing and one with the nature because of the garden that circles the restaurant. Wooden chairs, tables and plants make up the interior of Choco-Late de Batirol.

Garden in Chcoco-Late de Batirol

Welcome to Choco-Late de Batirol

Choco-Late de Batirol interior

Wooden chairs and tables

Wooden chair and table

Wooden chairs and tables

As soon as the menu was handed to us, I know already what I will pick! Of course the traditional blend and suman but I also tried their champorado and tuyo. My friend tried arroz caldo and suman sa lihia.

Champorado with tuyo, traditional blend, arroz caldo, suman sa lihia

Champorado has the strong taste of cacao which is bitter. I added milk to sweeten it a bit. This is the first time I matched tuyo with champorado and I am excited if  my palates would like it or not. The saltiness of the tuyo gave a twist to the bitter sweet champorado. The taste is weird for me but it is okay.

Champorado with tuyo

Upon serving the aroma of the traditional blend made me smile. It has the strong smell of cacao. The bitterness of the cacao and the creamy peanut butter satisfied my palate. 

Traditional Blend

Suman on the otherhand has a bland taste. Nothing is special with it. It tastes like suman with muscovado.

Suman sa lihia

Lastly, the arroz caldo tastes good and is perfect during rainy season.

Arroz Caldo

While enjoying our chit chat, one of the friendly cat resident of the restaurant approach me, sit beside and later on sleep on my lap. I called this little guy Garfield. I want to bring him home but I can't. 

Resident cat Mr Garfield

Choco-Late de Batirol did satisfy my palate with its traditional blend of Filipino dishes from champorado with tuyo to arroz caldo and of course traditional chocolate de batirol. The place is also perfect for quiet time and chit chat with family and friends.

To try  Choco-Late de Batirol you can visit their  branches at:

Baguio City
Igorot Park, Camp John Hay, Baguio City

Northwalk 2, JASA Road, Olongapo-Gapan Road, City of San Fernando, Pampanga

and to know more about Choco-Late de Batirol you can check their website and social media account at:





  1. A friend told me about their "tsokalate" and that it was one of the best she's tasted. I've been curious since. I also find the tuyo and champorado combination weird until my mom urged me to try it. It's not as bad as I thought and tastes pretty interesting. I'll definitely give this place a go should I find myself in Baguio. :) | Bloglovin' | Instagram

  2. Naku pag napadpad ako ulitt ng bagyo susugurin ko yan. Hayyy mahilig talaga ako saa choco and champorado. heheh


  3. This has been such an insightful read. Although I know alot about the Philippines in terms of a travel destination, I knew very little about the cuisine! The food looks delicious and I can't wait until my partner and I visit to try it for ourselves! Keep up the great work! x

  4. I was there during one of the many Baguio trips I took and found the chocolate drink, the so-called Chocolat de Batirol, entirely rich and satisfying. Thanks for sharing. Loved the pics. I went for a very short trip down memory lane.

  5. I'm excited to hang out here with my family on our next trip to Baguio! We'd be staying near Camp John Hay. We did not get to go to this place last time. We went to cafe by the Ruins last December. I want to try their suman and chocolate drink. :) Love the ambiance!

  6. I love the champorado and tuyo combination! I like more of the taste of cacao than artificial choco powder.. I like it hot, especially when it's cold and raining.. this looks like a good place to hangout when I go to baguio again.. Freelancer Philippines

  7. What a wonderful place! So zen. You already know, I love all the food. I am particularly missing champorado with tuyo--two of my favorite things! Saving this for when I visit Baguio!

  8. this is awesome. Thanks for sharing

  9. Wonderful place.. I too love chocolate and kept drooling looking at the wonderful photographs which made everything look so delicious.. Nice ambience too

  10. Great combination of great food and location. I have never tried those foods combined but it looks delicious.

  11. Omg not only does this place look SO cool, but that food looks good too! What an interesting read! Loved it

  12. this is really beautiful! i wish i could eat chocolate but this looks warm and cozy!

  13. I wish I had a place like that one in my city. It looks so amazing!

  14. Such a beautiful location! I would love to have a drink there

  15. I love that the cafe seems to be in the middle of a garden or a forest. It must really be cold there, you can see the mist in the pictures! The whole ambiance makes you enjoy the hot chocolate more. Bonus points for the adorable cat!

  16. What a great place to hang out at!! I would love to visit and relax there!

  17. We used to go to Baguio when I was a little. These are my comfort foods, perfect for the weather!

  18. Oh, this looks a lovely place. The food looks new to me but sounds like delicious!

  19. Seems like a place I would love to go to. I love the entire set up

  20. I love chocolate! The surroundings of this cafe is absolutely beautiful and looks like a place where you can relax and forget your worries while indulging in a tasteful treat.

  21. i am not a fan of champorado and tuyo together haha but eating them separately is totally heaven! this reminds me to cook champorado this week! that place looks amazing

  22. I would love to try all of these for myself. I love chocolate and this is a lovely little cafe. I love your kitty visitor!


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