Sinner or Saint Cafe: Where all things are good
Sinner or Saint Cafe: Good Food and ambiance, Nothing’s Bad!
As you might know, I am a fan of local flavors and locally-produced products, especially food. Sinner or Saint Cafe the Baguio – La Trinidad border is cafe you should not miss while traveling around the city. From their famous camote cake to their seafood pasta, everything just seems to be in the right place.
Sinner or Saint Cafe is born out of love for food! What I love about this place is its unusual ambiance that despite it is near the city border, it has its own identity. Just a stone throw away from the famous Bell Church, it is a nice place to stop and have a bite before continuing on with your journey.
Of course, what would a cafe – restaurant be without its beverages? As Sinner and Saint offers contemporary drinks (such as milk tea and frappes), they also serve premium roast arabica coffee served in drip bags – this is in support to the local coffee farmers of Benguet (and because Benguet coffee is known as one of the most delicious in the Philippines).
What they offer
During our visit (together with the Elevate Benguet Team), they served us their specialty and best-selling dishes and desserts! What we have tried were:
Combo Meals Platter
Combo A: Chicken Wings, Breaded Pork, and Fish Fillet (P 210)
Combo B: Breaded Pork, Chicken Cordon Bleu, Fish Fillet, and Carbonara (P 240)
Kinuday Sisig (my personal favorite): “Kinuday” means “Kini-ing” in the Ibaloi dialect. Kini-ing is a famous Cordilleran food wherein the meat is sun-dried and smoked using pine wood, hence its smokey taste. Truly Cordilleran! (P 199)
Roasted Pork Ribs with Limbeng (Rice Wine): This fusion dish is one for the books as it using rice wine to complement the main star of the show. The rice wine they use is usually from the Municipality of Sablan, but now, they ferment their own limbeng. It may sound unorthodox but this dish is so mouthwatering that it even melts in your mouth! (P 215)
House Cakes and More!
Sinner or Saint is also known to be the home of the famous “Camote” (Sweet Potato) Cake. Being its bestseller, this cake has a distinct taste other than the usual cake servings they have. They even have a sampler round cake for cake enthusiasts if they want to taste every flavor in one setting. (P 90-110 / slice, P 550-750 / whole cake, depending on your flavor choice).
*They also have group meals if you would be visiting them in groups. I guarantee you that it will make you leave the cafe very full and satisfied.
How to get to Sinner or Saint Cafe
Sinner or Saint Cafe can be easily located when coming from Baguio. After passing the boundary arch between Baguio City and La Trinidad, look for the building right next to it. You will immediately notice a portion of the building lit with several bulbs to catch one’s attention.
Via jeepney: You can ride any jeep going to La Trinidad and tell the driver to drop you off at Bell Church. The building where the cafe is at is just around 3 minutes away by foot. Jeepney fare usually costs P 9-10. Travel time takes around 15-20 minutes, depending on the traffic.
Via taxi: Just tell the driver to drop you off at the entrance of Bell Church and walk your way to the cafe. Their is a signage in front of the building and you will immediately notice the place. Taxi fare usually costs P70-90, depending on the traffic.
Via private car: You can easily search Sinner or Saint Cafe on your preferred navigation app. There is also an ample space for parking.
|Address||FA 330, R.L. Totanes Building, Km. 3 (beside La Trinidad Welcome Arch), Triniville School, La Trinidad, Benguet|
|Business hours and days||0900 – 1900 H, Daily|
|Contact number/s||+63 946 193 5625|
|Social Media Account/s||Facebook: @SinnerOrSaintCafeMain|
Kalajo di Ali! Umali kayo! We’re born to (eat and) travel!