el­e­ments meet mod­ern style in this charm­ing Baguio café

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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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