Abaca Baking Company
Abaca Baking Company, or more commonly known as Abaca, is a homegrown brand of restaurant and café. They serve not only the best local coffee in the city, but a wide variety of sumptuous sandwiches, meals, and desserts as well. A visit at their TGU Tower, IT Park branch wouldn’t be perfect without ordering an ABC sandwich, paired with a flat white. Don’t forget to add avocados and cheese in your sandwich as these are good compliments to your sandwich. If you’re just up for something small, sweet, and quick, their oatmeal cookie hits the right spot and is best enjoyed with a hot cup of freshly brewed coffee.
If you’re after a complete meal, their branch at Crossroads offers a wider menu perfect for brunch and dinner. Get healthy with their selection of salads or go for something savoury with their burgers and main course meals. An order of smoked salmon bakery benedict, which is your classic eggs benedict, usually takes the stress away, while their fluffy pancakes easily remind you of what it’s like to be a kid again.
A recent player in the coffee industry, Purveyor boasts a minimalist white and wood interior with big windows making it a perfect location to comfortably relax under the relaxing daylight. This brand new café does not only sell cups of coffee per se; they have various brewing and steeping methods available, as well as a variety of single origin coffee beans that are grounded only upon ordering. Every cup of coffee is expected to be fresh and well-curated. Although a small selection, they also sell freshly baked cookies and brownies for the sweet tooth. Don’t forget to ask your barista for what pastry is best to pair with your coffee – they know best.
Location: Unit G-10 Ground Floor 4J Bldg (Sampaguita Suites, General Maxilom Ave, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu, Philippines – VIEW MAP
Contact: +63 917 166 1340 | Instagram
Hours: Monday to Saturday from 8AM to 6PM (Closed Sundays)
Mango Six Coffee & Dessert
Being a full on metropolitan city, global coffee chains have made their way to Cebu and Mango Six Coffee & Dessert is just one of them. Originally from Korea, Mango Six now has presence in at least 9 countries including the Philippines. Mango lovers will rejoice as almost all of their drinks and desserts have the fruit incorporated in them. Think mango cakes and mango cream smoothies crafted with real Cebu mangoes; a perfect treat in the midday heat. For non-mango fans, Mango Six Coffee & Dessert has other food and drink options from their menu that will surely captivate your soul. From waffles with sweet and savory toppings to pretzels, sandwiches, and plated meals, the foodie in you is surely going to be satisfied with or without mangoes.
Linear Coffee Roasters
If there is an establishment that promotes coffee culture more than anyone else, it is Linear Coffee Roasters. Located well within the metro, Linear Coffee Roasters is a proud user of sustainably and responsibly sourced coffee beans from East Africa, Central and South America, and the Philippines. Owner Lanz Mirondo has visited coffee farms himself and has seen how much time and effort it takes for each coffee bean to grow, mature, and roast so it has always been his passion to support local farmers as much as he can. For over two years now, this café has been a local favorite not only because of its quality, but also for how affordable each cup is. They also have different brewing and steeping methods to your liking – be sure you don’t miss their cold brew. Awarded as Best Coffee by Sunstar’s Best of Cebu for two consecutive years, Linear Coffee Roasters continues to excel in its field, without forgetting to support local coffee farmers. Like any other café, they sell cookies and brownies on the side, and have restaurant partners next door for those who are craving for something heavier.
Birdseed Breakfast Club + Café
With a minimalist industrial interior, you wouldn’t want to miss Birdseed Breakfast Club + Café in Cebu. Usually, the word “café” has a notion for having small, unreasonable quantity on food given its price range. However, Birdseed is on a different level – price point may be a tad bit higher than other cafes, but they make it up with the quality and quantity of every order. Located in the heart of the city, be sure not to miss their chicken and waffles, pancakes, and salmon bowls. Vegetarians are very much welcome in this café as well as their menu is flexible and have a lot of options for vegetarians.
Café Elim Coffee and Desserts
Café Elim Coffee and Desserts is where chic and affordability meet. With interiors of classic marble and gold metal, expect to be taken to a whole new level of coffee and dessert bar in the heart of Cebu. Like Mango Six, Café Elim is a home-grown café that sources their coffee beans from Korea and have this East Asian country as its inspiration. Whether you feel like having a relaxing afternoon at the café over a smooth cup of freshly brewed coffee and a slice of velvety strawberry cake or prefer to have a cup of joe on the go, Café Elim has you covered.
Wallstreet Coffee + Bar
Comfortably located at Bai Hotel, Wallstreet Coffee + Bar is a perfect place to get your caffeine kick. While it has modern and fancy interiors, it remains to be laidback and relaxed, making sure a vibe is kept whilst making sure no one is intimidated. Open 24 hours, Wallstreet Coffee + Bar is ready for both your morning boost of caffeine and your evening lift of energy. They also have croissants, sandwiches, burgers, and other baked treats making it a perfect stop for a quick meal or a swift caffeine fix. Drinks-wise, they also serve juices, teas, and blended drinks.
The Mezzanine Cafe
Tucked away in a quiet neighbourhood is The Mezzanine Cafe, a famous spot for anyone who needs lightning fast internet while sipping their coffee and having all-day breakfast food. With very competitive prices, it’s hard to pass a visit at The Mezzanine, especially if you’re after a place with decent wifi and power sockets for any online work you need to do. From a quality standpoint, The Mezzanine hits just the right spot. With various food options, pastries, and desserts on site, it’s a one-stop perfect location for anyone who needs to get some work done from his computer. On top of that, reading material and board games are available for everyone’s use in case you just want to have a chill afternoon out with your friends.
Treat Street Cafe
Home to Cebu’s best and most talked about avocado pie, Treat Street Café is a must-visit café. Located inside Ayala Center Cebu, consider a stop here in between your shopping errands for a quick fix of coffee and dessert. If you’re early enough (or just outright lucky), you will chance upon their avocado pie. Take advantage of the opportunity because this extra smooth dessert slice is always sold out by midday. Other must-try desserts include their rustic apple pie, banoffee pie, treat street pie, and mango cheesecake made from carefully selected Cebu mangoes. Pair any of these desserts with a cortado or a piccolo and you’ve just created one of the best combos you can ever have while in Cebu. Alternatively, Treat Street Café also sells sandwiches, biscotti, and brownies.
Location: 2/F Phase 2B, Ayala Center Cebu, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu, Philippines – VIEW MAP
Contact: +63 977 206 3725 | Facebook
Hours: Sunday to Thursday from 10AM to 9PM; Friday and Saturday from 10AM to 10PM
Drip and Draft
Coffee and alcohol? Why not. Drip and Draft is one of Cebu’s newest combination cafes that sell both freshly brewed coffee and locally crafted beers. Open from morning till night, Drip and Draft is the perfect place for gatherings, meetings, and even a quiet solo date with yourself. With coffee beans carefully selected from different parts of the world, Drip and Draft has given a promise that each cup of coffee is the smoothest it can be. Various methods of brewing and steeping are available here based on your liking. Each cup of coffee is made with coffee beans that were manually sorted to ensure no single defective bean makes your cup. On top of that, they are proud to be offering different types of beans and blends every month. Non-coffee drinkers can indulge themselves in Drip and Draft’s locally crafted beers. With different varieties available, your beer craving will surely be satisfied with craft beers from different local breweries.
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