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5 Must-try Restaurants in Cebu That Will Never Fail to Warm Your Tummy

Soup and coffee are definitely a go.

By: Shanice Reyes | June 29, 2022
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The season of sudden downpours and chilly weather is in the country, and here is where you can eat something warm and delicious.

Images: KAYU: Kitchen + Bar (L); Sabel’s Pocherohan (R) Facebook page

Filipinos love to eat, especially in the warm summer glow, while enjoying a delicious seafood platter, grilled pork, and whatnots. But that is no longer a reality since the forecast in the country sees sudden downpours of rain and low temperatures.

That’s when this article becomes helpful when the forecast is iffy! If you’re looking for something to keep you warm and full, here’s a list of restaurants in Cebu to grab a meal or drink. Check out these must-try restaurants in Cebu when it’s cold. Read on!

1. Sabel’s Pocherohan

Location: Villalon Drive, Capitol Site, Cebu City, Cebu
Operating Hours:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday, 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Friday to Saturday, 9:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Delivery Service: Call 0917 1479861, 407 8272

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Pochero is Filipino comfort food that most love on rainy days.

Image: Sabel’s Pochero Facebook page

In some parts of the country, this comfort food is called “bulalo”. But in the Queen City of the South, this soup with beef chunks, potatoes, corn, and taro is named “pochero”. There are many places to eat in Cebu for pochero, but the chefs at Sabel’s Pocherohan know that they serve one of the best pocheros in the city! No wonder locals love to dine here all year round.

2. Fung’s Noodle House

Location: Salinas Drive, Lahug, Cebu City, Cebu
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday, 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Delivery Service: Call 0917 7902212, 032 2608565, 0945 5194177

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This rainy weather also calls for Chinese offerings like noodles and dim sum!

Images: Fung’s Noodle House Facebook page

You have to try this piping hot dim sum served right off the steamer on a rainy day. Flavorful meatballs stuffed inside a pouch, Fung’s Noodle House’s dim sum is best paired with their hot bowl of noodles.

3. Koreanderia Cupbop

Location: Kiosk #1, Parkway F. Ramos Street, Cebu City, Cebu
Operating Hours:
Monday to Saturday, 10:30 AM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, 11:30 AM to 8:00 PM
Delivery Service: Via GrabFood, Angkas, GrabExpress, Maxim

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Korean dishes are the answer when it comes to satisfying your spicy-tongue cravings.

Image: Koreanderia Cupbop Facebook page

Indulge in spicy cuisine to set your rainy mood a few notches higher! Be it ramyun, kimbap, or kimchi, Koreanderia Cupbop is a must-try restaurant in Cebu City that goes entirely well with the rainy season. This Korean kiosk has been sitting in the corner for a long time now and is still a crowd’s favorite to score affordable Korean bowls in the metro.

4. The Neighborhood Café

Location: Fortich Street, Cebu City, Cebu
Operating Hours:
Monday to Thursday, Sunday, 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Delivery Service: via Lalamove, Grab, and Angkas, or call 032 2680427, 0917 3216785

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No freezing rain can ever bother you with The Neighborhood Café’s hot drink and snacks.

Images: The Neighborhood Café Facebook page

The Neighborhood Café along Fortich Street is a cozy and Instagrammable café ideal for hanging out in the city. Even something as simple as a hot latte and pancake compo is enough to warm you up on a rainy day. If you’re not a coffee person, you can also try their hot chocolate!

5. Kayu: Kitchen + Bar

Location: 32 Sanson Road, Lahug, Cebu City, Cebu
Operating Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM and 4:30 PM to 8:30 AM

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If bowls of hot soup aren’t what you’re craving, this fantastic steak is perfect on a rainy day too.

Image: KAYU: Kitchen + Bar Facebook page

This Asian Fusion Restaurant serves a sizzling treat that beats the cold weather in Cebu. Kayu Kitchen and Bar specialties that can keep you warm and full is Kayu Skillet—an Australian Black Label Wagyu Rump served in an iron skillet. These little beef cubes might cost a high price, but they sure do pay for the experience with their succulent and tender bites!

June 2022 Update: Kayu Kitchen and Bar is permanently closed.

This rainy season, try something new and stop hiding under your blankets! But before you leave your house, don’t forget to bring essentials to protect you from wet and getting infected with the virus: an umbrella and face masks!

Visit Yoorekka Magazine for more food and dining options in Cebu and Bohol!

Stay safe as you dine out! Make sure to follow social distancing protocols and observe health precautions. And since tables are limited, try to make reservations in advance.

This article was initially published in Yoorekka on June 25, 2021.

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About Shanice Reyes
Shanice Reyes writes to buy herself good coffee and bike parts. When she's not writing, you can find her playing Ultimate Frisbee, traveling to new places, or hanging out with her dogs and tarantulas. Though she has an irrational fear of heights, she'd love to try sky-diving one day.
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