Friday, January 23, 2015

Ever Wondered Why This Rising Cafe In Baguio City Is Called Cafe Yagam?

Since opening its doors last year, Cafe Yagam has quickly established itself as one of the to-go places in Baguio City. Going to the place is a bit of a stretch considering the fact that it's located a good distance away from the central business district. But this has not stopped people from patronizing the place. Nothing beats good food, good services, and a good ambiance. You know the saying, "I don't care where you're located. If you treat me right, I'll walk the extra miles to get back here. Again and again."

The cafe's name is an enigma. The first time you hear the word or see the sign at its gate, the first question that comes to your mind is, "What's a yagam? What does it mean?" Well, it's not a what but a who.

In a post in their official Facebook page, the cafe wrote, "Why is it called Cafe Yagam? What is a Yagam? Well, it's not a 'what' but a 'who'. This is Yagam, she is the daughter of the owner of the cafe that is why it is named after her." Accompanying the post is a photo of the girl.
In a rather short time, Cafe Yagam entered the consciousness of locals and tourists alike, mostly through word of mouth. It also got a lot of attention online via blogs and forums. At one point, it even reached number one in Tripadvisor's list of "Best Baguio Restaurants". It has since slipped down a couple of notches but it's still there in the top ten.

Cafe Yagam is located in barangay Gibraltar, just a few meters away from Hotel Elizabeth. For more information about them, you can visit their Facebook page here. The cafe also regularly stages music and other arts-related events.