Greek Cuisine: Just Desserts at Lemon and Olives

The quick Baguio journey last time was one of my most memorable trips. The city is now close to my heart because it gave me the best food experience, good places to visit, and nice people I’ve met along the way.

From a whole day of gastronomic adventure, we are now down to taste and see the best desserts in the city. But since we are running out of time to roam around Baguio, we decided to try the popular Lemon and Olives Greek Taverna.

I honestly don’t know about Greek cuisine until the restaurant introduced me to this whole new world.

Lemon and Olives serves authentic Greek dishes as the kitchen is being headed by a chef from Athens, Greece.

As we are looking for desserts, we ordered Classic Baklava (Php 160), Baklava Cheesecake (Php 160), and Ekmek (Php 120).

The Classic Baklava is a delicate dessert made of thin paper-like dough called phyllo filled with chopped nuts and drizzled with sweet honey syrup.

While the Baklava Cheesecake is a fusion of a baklava classic Greek dessert and creamy New York cheesecake. This is one of Lemon and Olives’ famous desserts.

Ekmek Kataifi or simply Ekmek is a classic Greek dessert made with layers of kataifi dough baked until crispy and golden. It has a lemon syrup topped with creamy custard, whipped cream, cinnamon, and pistachios.

The desserts are best paired with a hot ginger lemon tea just to balance the sweetness.

FOOD QUALITY

As we are down to our last food destination in Baguio, we made sure that the food that we are going to eat offers a quality that we never experienced yet. Good thing, there’s Lemon and Olives that made my food journey in Baguio memorable. All their desserts are sumptuous! Greek cuisine is just one of a kind wherein your palate will surely remember the unique taste, texture, and appearance of the food. The restaurant serves the best desserts in Baguio city. And this is a 4.5/5.

SERVICE QUALITY

Despite the crowd in the restaurant, Lemon and Olives’ staff are very attentive. We had no problem with their service and on how they approach the customers. They were all courteous as they dealt with all the diners that night. This deserves a 4/5.

FACILITY QUALITY

The place already has a Christmas vibe on it. Upon entering the restaurant, you can feel that the holiday season is fast approaching. Everything inside and outside the resto are so clean. It’s better to visit the outlet during daytime so you can see the beautiful al fresco area of the resto (there’s a nice view of the pine trees). Overall, I experienced the coziness and homey feel of Lemon and Olives. It’s a 4/5 rating.

PRICE QUALITY

For the desserts, rates are all affordable. But the experience of tasting a delectable Greek dessert (if you haven’t tried yet) is more than the worth of the price you pay. Thus, it’s all worth it! For me, this is a 4.5/5.

But it’s not just the desserts that they are most proud of, you might also want to try their salads, gyros, and off-the-grill sets so you can completely experience a Greek gastronomy.

If you want to try a new cuisine, like the Greek menu lineup of Lemon and Olives, you can visit them at 26 Outlook Dr S, Baguio city. They are open every Monday to Sunday from 11:00 am until 10:00 pm. You can also check their social media accounts for updates; Facebook and Instagram.

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