elements meet modern style in this charming Baguio café
Baguio City has its fair share of quirky shops, bohemian enclaves, and culture hubs. Located in the building that houses the Bloomfield Hotel, Patch Café is a welcome addition to the scene.
“It’s all the things we love—music, art, and food,” says Arielle Mendoza, owner of Patch Café. With its interiors done by Design Hirayama + Quesada, the collaboration successfully merges both traditional and modern elements through commissioned murals, punchy colors, and playful forms. “It was a fun and interesting project,” says interior designer Frenjick Quesada. “Having a modern look injected with a Cordillera vibe makes the project distinct and memorable. The result is a fresh take of a café in the City of Pines.”
And fresh it is, with Patch’s food counter/display and lounge area blending seamlessly with Bloomfield Hotel’s lobby. Aside from this, Cordilleran details are also subtly introduced in the upholstery of midcentury modern-style chairs, pillows, and décor. All these give Patch a warm and welcoming vibe. —PDG
Address: g/l Bloomfield hotel, 3 leonard wood rd., Baguio city Get the mountain-chic vibe: get cozy with the details and go bold in your colors when choosing accessories. get inspiration from traditional patterns and updated color schemes for your motif. Must-know: most of the décor in patch café were sourced from local haunts. You can find them at maharlika livelihood complex (along abanao St. across Baguio market), a popular place to buy dry goods, traditional clothing, and various souvenirs from Baguio. “as much as possible, we tried to source from Baguio to stay green and to involve the local businesses,” Frenjick adds.
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