Most people head directly either to malls or food parks when it comes to choosing the best spot to enjoy a meal with their loved ones. However, in this tiny corner of the city, lays a series of food chains that they may enjoy.
Pino Filipino Restaurant
What’s quite interesting about this place is that it brings together two influences in one place: a Spanish era inside the restaurant with wood as its main material for its furnishing, and a little taste of Las Vegas right outside with its colorful lights forming pine trees. The place also provides the perfect balance of both worlds as they offer a wide array of food suitable for the both local and foreign palate.
15 Wilson Street, Lahug, Cebu City
Opens daily at 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, and 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
The Ching Palace
This place is famous for its authentic Chinese dishes in the heart of the city. Our all-time favorite dishes such as Peking Duck and Beef Udon are surely part of the list. Moreover, this place brags their consistency of the flavor that you can savor one plate at a time with your family and friends.
20 Salinas Dr, Cebu City, Cebu
Opens daily at 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM, and 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
Tablea Chocolate Café
The cozy ambiance is enough to make your day as you sip your favorite sikwate (local dark chocolate drink extracted from Cacao), as it compliments your puto maya (rice cake) alongside fresh mangoes to complete the trio. You may also try their chocolate flavored polvoron and truffles.
Ground Floor JY Square Salinas Dr, Cebu City, Cebu
Opens daily at 7:00 AM to 9:30 PM.
If you’ve got a sweet tooth, then this café is perfect for you. With a wide array of choices, you can start with a bite of their cakes down to the last sip of any smoothie of your choice. However, if you want to save their pastries and desserts as the last part of your meal, the café also offers soup and pastas.
Gorordo Ave., Cebu City, 6000 Cebu
Opens daily at 10:30 AM to 11:30 PM.
La Vie Parisienne
Whether you’re up for a bottle of wine with pizza, or coffee paired with croissant to enjoy with your friends, then this is the perfect place to spend it as it gives a classy feel. A taste of romance from Paris surely warms the night.
371 Gorordo Ave, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu
Opens 6:00 PM to 4:00 AM on Mondays to Saturdays , and 6:00 PM to 12:00 AM on Sundays.
Disclaimer: All photos are taken from the wires