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This Garden Café and Restaurant Is Your Next Hidden Gem in Cebu

Uncover hidden treasure in Cebu!

By: Mira Maestrecampo | April 08, 2022
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Refresh yourself with the overall ambiance and delicious food at Lakeview Le Jardin!

Image: Lakeview Le Jardin Facebook page

Picture this: a cozy ambiance overlooking the mountains, cool and airy breeze in the middle of lush green landscapes, Instagrammable spots, and mouth-watering food in a vast, outdoor area surrounded by nature. The Queen City of the South introduces you to this must-see travel spot—the Lakeview Le Jardin! This spot has a beautiful botanical garden, a restaurant, and a cafe, all in one location. This spot in Cebu is definitely worth checking out without the hassle of lengthy rides to get fantastic food and a travel stop.

Lakeview Le Jardin: A garden paradise

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These scenic garden landscapes are not paintings; these are the stunning views at Lakeview Le Jardin’s garden.

Image: Lakeview Le Jardin Facebook page

Surrounded by brightly colored flowers and lush green plants, Lakeview Le Jardin will exceed your expectations as you delight in their brightly colored garden, restaurant, and cafe by the mountains. This hectare-wide nature spot is located just along the Trans Central Highway in Cebu City, offering you convenience in your travel. Standing just along the highway, Lakeview Le Jardin is near the Cebu City-Balamban border, next to another famous cafe; it is a location you surely cannot miss.

Once you arrive at Lakeview Le Jardin, you will be welcomed by a beautifully crafted sign on a stone post and pay an entrance fee of PhP100 for adults and PhP50 for children aged 8 years old and below.

As you enter, you will be welcomed by the beautiful colors that you can see in Lakeview Le Jardin’s central garden. You can freely marvel your eyes at this spot and have yourself seated by the cafe where you can order coffee, sandwiches, and any snacks or meals of your choice.

Cebu is blessed with many tourist attractions like beaches, luxury hotels, resorts, and fine dining restos. Visiting a botanical garden like Lakeview Le Jardin is definitely a refreshing feeling! The place also paves the way for ecological awareness and recognition of the efforts for environmental conservation in Cebu. Lakeview Le Jardin’s botanical garden is filled with many kinds and variants of plants and flowers, which are very well-loved and taken care of.

Eyes and tummies full at Lakeview Le Jardin’s resto

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Catch the breathtaking Balambanon Sunset at the Lakeview Le Jardin as you go and take a few snaps.

Image: Lakeview Le Jardin Facebook page

Lakeview Le Jardin is a very flexible place, and when you are tired from strolling and taking pictures in the garden, you can sit back, chill, and satisfy your hunger by eating scrumptious food at the restaurant. Lakeview Le Jardin’s restaurant is found on the main level, where the botanical garden is also located. Lakeview Le Jardin proves to be the best and perfect place for any kind of excursion at any time and date, whether you are in for gastronomic pleasures or want to have a quick escape from the noise and stress of the hustle and bustle of the city.

Lakeview Le Jardin’s restaurant is designed with simple interiors, complementing the cozy garden, embellished with horticultural designs that blend with the overall ambiance of nature. Lakeview Le Jardin also boasts of the best chefs in town responsible for cooking and concocting heartily delicious food that adds to the relaxing escape that you will get to experience at the in-house restaurant and cafe. Your insatiable food cravings will surely be satisfied when choosing one or more meals and snacks from their menu.

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Lakeview Le Jardin serves them all like this burger and fries duo with light snacks or heavy meals!

Image: Lakeview Le Jardin Facebook page

Lakeview Le Jardin’s in-house restaurant serves your favorite soups and salads from PhP95 to PhP335. Their must-try on this menu is the Le Jardin Salad at PhP335, made with a special lettuce, tomatoes, almonds, olives, and parmesan, plus a choice of Balsamic vinaigrette or French dressing. The restaurant also serves rice meals and entrees from PhP295 to PhP2,455. The classic favorite and definitely a must-try from this menu are the Homemade Pork Adobo at PhP305 only. Lakeview Le Jardin’s resto serves silog meals and all-day breakfast dishes from PhP265 to PhP375.

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Sit at your favorite spot in Lakeview Le Jardin’s cafe and enjoy a hearty meal while admiring the picturesque views.

Image: Lakeview Le Jardin Facebook page

It is now time for the Lakeview Le Jardin’s cafe to shine for snacks and drinks. Burgers, sandwiches, pizza, pasta, homemade ice cream, desserts, coffee, frappes and shakes, beer, and juices - you name it! Find your favorite burgers and sandwiches ranging from PhP305 to PhP495 pesos only. The pizza and pasta dishes have spaghetti and meatballs, carbonara, and homemade pesto pasta with various flavors available. The cafe also serves homemade ice cream in dark chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, mango, and Sagada Coffee flavors.

Coffee lovers will also delight in Lakeview Le Jardin’s café with various coffee blends. People who are not in the mood for caffeine and prefer basking in the garden view with light beverages also serve frappes, shakes, tea, and chocolate-based drinks.

Getting to Lakeview Le Jardin: A relaxing stopover

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The resto is an hour away from the city!

Images: Lakeview Le Jardin Facebook page

Two known cafes can serve as landmarks in getting to Lakeview Le Jardin, namely Charlie’s Cup and 21KM Coffee. To get there by car from Cebu, just navigate and look for the Transcentral Highway, and when you spot Charlie’s Cup, just look for Lakeview Le Jardin, located just beside it.

If you want to get there by motorcycle or habal-habal, ride from JY Square, and advise the driver to drop you off beside Charlie’s Cup.

You can also get to Lakeview Le Jardin by van, just go to Ayala Centre Cebu and look for Balamban, Asturias, Tuburan bound van. Before riding and hopping in, let the driver know that you want to stop beside Charlie’s Cup, and they will take you there.

Address: Km 30 Trans Central Hiway , Sitio Inaad Barangay Tabunan 6000 Cebu City, Philippines
Contact Number: 0917 7708094
Operating Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday, 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Distance: from Mactan-Cebu International Airport, Lapu-Lapu Airport Rd, Lapu-Lapu City, 6016 Cebu
via Cebu Transcentral Highway – 37.5 km (1 hour and 12 mins)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lakeviewlejardincebu

Hidden from others’ knowledge, Cebu is not just home to pristine beaches and cityscape views. Gardens, mountains, and cafes like Lakeview Le Jardin are also must-see tourist spot discoveries that you cannot miss whether you are a Cebuano or a tourist on an excursion in the Queen City of the South.

Visit Yoorekka Magazine for more exciting travel destinations in Cebu and Bohol!

Stay safe as you travel! Make sure to follow social distancing protocols and observe health precautions. For now, keep safe!

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About Mira Maestrecampo
Mira - with a long surname - is a girl who dreams of becoming a news anchor someday, in God's perfect time. She loves to read books and eat different kinds of cheesy or saucy food. A coffee addict and a dog lover, she loves long hugs, hot coffee on an afternoon break with friends, or simply sleeping all day with her stuffed unicorns.
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