Spend the better part of your day enjoying delectable dishes from one (or all) of these cafes.
In a city known for its commercial coffee chains, Bintana Coffee House is carving its niche in the heart of every Cebuano. Nestled in a quiet corner of Cebu City, this café evokes a sense of homespun goodness—from the rich aroma of freshly brewed coffee to the various knick-knacks scattered around the area. Their French-pressed Arabica coffee and blueberry ice cream cheesecake is the perfect match on a rainy afternoon.
Address: 181-K Elizabeth Pond Street, Cebu City
Contact number: 416-1335
Balai (Brunch by Café+ Coffee)
Enjoy a laidback meal that feels as though it was served in the comforts of your home at Balai (Brunch by Café+ Coffee). With its open-air ambience and lush foliage, a simple cup of coffee and light repast is the perfect way to spend a lazy day. A plate of their red velvet pancakes along with brewed coffee is sure to satisfy your brunch cravings.
Address: No.1 Floremer Subdivision, A. S. Fortuna Street, Banilad, Mandaue City
Contact number: 520-1108
An apt name for its truly crate-like structure, Crate Café is a welcome respite from the daily grind of city life. Grab a cup of hot cafe latte and a slice of their carrot cake as you relax and breathe in the fresh mountain air.
Address: Cebu Transcentral Highway, Cebu City, Cebu
Contact number: 0995-128-7466
Café Dessart is bringing an innovative twist to the Cebuano coffee scene. Taking coffee art to a whole other level, the café is incorporating digital printing into their freshly brewed masterpieces. Take their virtual reality gears for a spin as soon as you enjoy a bite of their Bola de Sylvanas.
Address: 2nd Level of Northwood Square, F. Cabahug St., Cebu City
Contact number: 888-7182
32 Umber Café and Co.
32 Umber Café and Co. is a specialty café that is bringing artisanal coffee to Cebu. Featuring a diverse array of international coffee beans using various brewing methods, the café has gained a large following among coffee aficionados. Visit 32 Umber and enjoy a cup of their cold brewed coffee and crack pie.
Address: The Forum, Archbishop Reyes Ave., Cebu City
Contact number: 0943-829-3569
Presents and Such Tearoom and Café
A whimsical café that is smack dab along the city’s busy streets, Presents and Such Tearoom and Café is hard to miss with its daintily designed window—a stark contrast to its industrial surroundings. Try one of their delicious pasta dishes, accompanied with a slice of warm apple pie, as you enjoy the various curios on display.
Address: 122 Gorordo Ave, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu
Contact number: 417-1963
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