We’ve passed by Zola countless times before finally trying their food out.
The resto really didn’t attract us since it looked too western and had none of the native Baguio look that seemed to pull tourists into their doors (who wants western food while in Baguio, right?). Its façade belongs more to a restaurant inside a mall or a hang out strip rather than at Session Road.
Well, looks can be deceiving since we thought that food here would also be expensive. We were quite wrong.
We settled on their comfy booth and ordered Chicken Cordon Blue and Sizzling Burger Steak for Php89.00 each. Price is certainly not bad especially when our lunch was slid down our table; serving size was very generous.
We dug in. We didn’t like the Cordon Blue, it was too bland and pasty, its thick breading didn’t help at all. Next up, the Sizzling Burger Steak. This one we love! The meat was tender and flavorful, with the gravy complimenting it perfectly. I’ve had to ask a second serving of gravy though since it was a bit short (and I’m a gravy monster hehe).
From what I’ve read, Zola serves good shakes. Unfortunately we were unable to try those out.
All in all, Zola is a pretty okay place. On the up side, Food is good and well presented (depends on the dish), price fairly inexpensive and serving size, generous. The downside, service is spotty (very hard to call a waiter), the place was smoky (smoking is allowed inside, this is a gimik place after all), noise level can get a little high, and some of the furniture needs a bit of renovating.
If you’re craving for western food while in Baguio, Zola is one place you might want to check out.
PART OF A 4-DAY BAGUIO SERIES
Trip Itinerary-Summary | People Watching at Burnham Park | Burnham Park’s Orchidarium| Ukay Ukay Stores Revisited | Zola Resto Café
50’s Diner | Veniz Grill Breakfast Buffet | Walking Around Tam-Awan Village | The Art of Tam-Awan | Tam-Awan Café
The Architecture of BenCab Museum | The Art Inside BenCab Museum | Café Sabel | Café by the Ruins | Night Market
The Haunting of the Laperal White House | PNKY Travel Café | The Funky PNKY Travel Café Menu | Camp John Hay’s Eco Trail
Lost Inside Camp John Hay’s Golf Course | Starbucks at Camp John Hay Revisited | Starbucks Global Icon City Mug | Mt Cloud Bookshop
Oh My Gulay! Redux! | The Lights Across Baguio’s Hills | Hotel Veniz | Public Market Pasalubongs