While in Cebu, add a gastronomical thrill to your travel by tasting different kinds of food located exclusively in the Queen City of the South!
Images: Gorliz Facebook Page (L); La Vie Parisienne (R) Facebook page
Cebu is constantly improving and updating its game on its dining and local attractions. If you are in a search for food delights, there are five various dining places and restaurants that you can only find in Cebu. The Queen City of the South never fails to amaze tourists and travelers with its scenic cityscapes, great tourist spots, and of course, Cebu’s gastronomic delights. Pick one, or you could take your Cebu tour to the next level and visit them all!
Address:Veteran's Drive (before Maria Luisa Busay exit), Lower Busay, Cebu City 6000
Operating Hours:Tuesday to Friday, 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM; Saturday to Sunday, 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Contact Number:0905 353 4041
Price:PhP80 to PhP165
Chill and have coffee by the mountainside at Crate Café, Cebu.
Image: Crate Café Facebook page
Coffee and doughnuts are quite a duo that led to the global success of popular menus in the United States. In Cebu, Crate Café is known for its donut and coffee pairing and its superb location that lets diners bask in the overlooking view of Cebu City. This humble coffee shop nestled in the mountainside is just a 15-minute drive from the Cebu proper, a convenient way to escape from the hustle and bustle of Cebu. You can fuel yourself up with caffeine on a road trip stopover, or you can stay and relax by the café mountainside.
The café’s recommended food from their menu is the perfect combination of their vegan donut, iced coffee, and other pastry. It also serves hot and cold espresso-based drinks, blended beverages, matcha drinks, and non-coffee-based drinks. They also have a special kind of bread named Kwa-son, served freshly baked just for you.
Address:Unit 18 Axis Entertainment Avenue, Escario Street 6000 Cebu City, Philippines
Operating Hours:Monday to Sunday; 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Contact Number:0906 527 6117
Price:PhP125 to PhP275
Taste this Korean Taco Belly topped with fresh greens, house special mango salsa, and sliced pork belly.
Image: Senor Kimchi Facebook page
Asian-Mexican Fusion cuisine is in Cebu here at Señor Kimchi. This restaurant started as a Southern California food phenomenon in Cebu that serves food mixed with flavors from Korea, Mexico, Japan, China, and the Philippines. This restaurant in Cebu is always raved about by foodies because it satisfies its customers with different kinds of flavorful food such as urban tacos, burritos, kimchi, pandesal pizza, Caesar salad, rice toppings, and more. The crowd favorite among these mouthwatering dishes is the Spicy Fried Pork Belly, a serendipitously made dish that you can taste for only PhP175.
Address:371 Gorordo Avenue, Lahug, Cebu City, Philippines 6000 Cebu City, Philippines
Operating Hours:Monday to Sunday, 9:00 AM to 11:30 PM
Contact Number:0999 885 4318
Price:PhP25 to PhP490
Paris? Europe? You can feel like you are sipping coffee and dining in Paris at La Vie Parisienne, Cebu!
Image: La Vie Parisienne Facebook page
You’ll feel like Emily in Paris when you dine at La Vie Parisienne Café in Cebu City. This café and restaurant has indoor and alfresco seating, whether you want to relax in the open sunshine or read a book in the corner. This café and restaurant believes that a great dining experience is more than serving delicious cuisine. Customers and diners get to experience unique dining with various food selections from pastries, desserts, wines, pizza, pasta, cold cuts, and hot drinks.
La Vie Parisienne provides an awe-inspiring dining environment inspired by French interiors. This café and restaurant guarantee gastronomical satisfaction while on an excursion in Cebu.
Address:Maximo V. Patalinghug Jr. Avenue, Lapu-Lapu City, 6015 Cebu
Operating Hours:Monday to Sunday, 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Price:PhP130 to PhP350
Szechuan Beef noodle kits, a best-seller product from Oriental Spice, are easy to cook and come with a pack of HK egg noodles, Szechuan soup broth, and sliced beef.
Image: Oriental Spice Facebook page
Oriental Spice serves food to Cebuanos who have a fast-paced lifestyle and routine since their food is affordable and packed, ready for easy cooking. What is good about this food restaurant is that it offers its food to its customers not only for them to taste, but to also experience it cooking for themselves, the way they like it. Oriental Spice gives a taste of Hong Kong oriental food, with various best-sellers such as their HK Asado Siopao for only PhP200 for six pieces and the Szechuan Beef noodle kits for only PhP170.
Address:2nd floor, Streetscape, Paseo Saturnino, Maria Luisa Road 6000 Cebu City, Philippines
Operating Hours:Tuesday to Sunday, 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM; 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Contact Number:03 2564 9825
Price:PhP150 to PhP720
Got Spanish cravings while taking pictures on your trip to Cebu? Stop by Gorliz Restaurant, a dining place that takes you to Spain with a bite of food from their unique cuisine.
Image: Gorliz Facebook page
Are you looking for Spanish cuisine in Cebu? Gorliz is the perfect dining place for that. The peculiar name of this popular restaurant in Cebu is named after a place or town and municipality located in the province of Biscay, which lies within the autonomous community of the Basque Country in northern Spain. From there, the restaurant’s specialty is focused on Basque cuisine—Paella a la Cubana, Boquerones, Tortilla Espanola, Pollo Asado (Roasted Chicken)—to name a few. This restaurant constantly receives good feedbacks and reviews from diners because apart from the fine dining experience, the food is very satisfying and unforgettable, and tasting their food feels like dining in the outskirts of Spain while on a trip to Cebu.
If you think you have tasted every kind of food in Cebu, wait until you try dining at these five dining spots in Cebu, the Queen City of the South. Travel is nothing without food, so crave on and munch all you want with these various cafés and restaurants in Cebu.
Stay safe as you travel and dine in! Make sure to follow social distancing protocols and observe health precautions wherever you go. For now, keep safe!
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