13 of the Best Restaurants in Cebu You’ll Only Find There


The best of the South.

The Queen City of the South, a fitting name for Cebu City. The country’s second city has been hailed for many great things – their beaches, festivals, and best of all their food.

If you’re wondering where to eat in Cebu, loosen your belt and get ready because there are too many good restaurants in Cebu to miss out on. As the first island the Spaniards settled in, Cebu’s local cuisine is naturally adorned with Spanish influence. Now adding to that melting pot the Chinese community that has taken its roots there, expect a taste of Chinese cuisine as well.

For this list, we present the best restaurants to get good grub the next time you’re down (way down) South. Whether if you’re there on vacation, headed for Sinulog, or just passing by, you can not afford to miss these places to go to in Cebu!

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Yolk: Coffee & Breakfast – Mabolo

Yolk is an all-day breakfast place that offers creative breakfast dishes and third wave specialty coffee. As their name suggests, Yolk offers many egg-centered dishes but their menu also expands beyond eggs with sandwiches, pancakes, chorizo, and more. With eclectic design elements like a chalkboard, mason jar lights, and a world map, this place is straight outta Pinterest.

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No reservations accepted
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80 Tres Broces Street, Mabolo, Cebu City
(032) 231-0411

Señor Kimchi – Escario

Señor Kimchi is a Korean-Mexican fusion restaurant that specializes in serving urban tacos and burritos. Recommended dishes include their Bulgogi Beef Burrito, Drunken Shrimp Pandesal Pizza, and Spicy Pork Taco.

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No reservations accepted
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Unit F18 Axis Entertainment Avenue, Escario, Cebu City
(032) 255-0183

Camden Cafe – Capitol Site

Camden Cafe is an all-day breakfast and cafe concept serving up an assortment of omelettes, eggs benedict, breakfast platters, pancakes, and more. We recommend their The Spaniard omelette, Anchorage bagel sandwich, and Buttermilk Pancakes.

Insider tip: For a greener option, they also offer Fresh Bowls, composing of different salads and fruit bowls.
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Reservations are accepted
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Unit 3 Rosal Apts., Rosal St., Capitol Site, Cebu City
(032) 888-9176

The Pig & Palm – Cebu Business Park

The Pig & Palm is Jason and Irha Atherton’s first restaurant concept in the Philippines, offering a modern Spanish tapas menu with a focus on pork. Recommended dishes include their Roast Suckling Pig, Pork Terrine, and Curried Grouper.

Insider tip: If you're dining late at night, try out some of their signature cocktails such as the Rum DMC, Milk & Honey, and Notorious P.I.G.
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Reservations are accepted
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MSY Tower, Pescadores Road, Cebu Business Park, Cebu City
(0917) 657-6866

Kayu: Kitchen + Bar – Rockwell Cebu

Kayu is an innovative gastronomic concept specializing in modern-fusion cuisine with beautifully plated dishes from appetizers to desserts. We recommend the Pork Belly with Grilled Applesauce, Sizzling Rib Eye Steak and the Sizzling Banana Caramel dessert.

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Reservations are accepted
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Sanson Road Rockwell Cebu, Cebu City
(0917) 708-3883

Birdseed Breakfast Club – Escario

Birdseed Breakfast Club is an all-day breakfast concept and third wave cafe serving great gourmet meals and signature cold brew coffee. Bestsellers include their Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Waffles, Mom’s Beef Tapa Silog, and Salmon Silog.

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Reservations are accepted
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Unit F19, Axis Entertainment Ave, N. Escario Street, Cebu City
(032) 254 9463

The Pyramid – IT Park

The Pyramid is a sophisticated bistro at the Cebu IT Park inspired by the great architectural design of Chinese-American architect, I.M. Pei. The restaurant’s facade mimics the grand entrance of the Louvre in France. It’s a wine and dine restaurant and a lifestyle destination that offers so much more than their eclectic, international menu. Read our full feature here.

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Reservations are accepted
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Garden Bloc, W Geonzon St, Lungsod ng Cebu, 6000 Lalawigan ng Cebu
(032) 516 0254

La Vie Parisienne – Lahug

La Vie Parisienne is a French bakery, a deli and a wine library – all in one! Indulge in freshly baked breads, pastries and desserts, gourmet sandwiches, cheese plates, coffee and a huge selection of classic and premium wines

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Reservations are accepted
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371 Gorordo Avenue Lahug (566.14 km)
6000 Cebu City
(032) 505 0274

10,000 Roses Cafe – Cordova

Inspired by the 20,000 lighted rose garden display in Dongdaemun, South Korea – 10,000 Roses Cafe is here to brighten the city of Cebu with 10,000 illuminating white roses lining the front porch of the cafe. It’s best to go here at night!

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No reservations accepted
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Day-as, Cordova, Cebu (beside Lantaw Floating Restaurant in Cordova)

Bintana – Camputhaw

Bintana is Filipino neighbourhood cafe in Cebu that serves traditional homemade Filipino cuisine, specialty coffee, and pastries. Bintana, as we all know, means ‘window‘.

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No reservations accepted
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Elizabeth Pond St, Cebu City, Cebu
(032) 416 1335

The Oriental Spice Gourmet – Pajo-Basak Marigondon

A lot of locals and tourists have been raving about this restaurant for quite some time now. The Oriental Spice Gourmet serves the best of Southeast Asia’s cuisine. Bestsellers include include the pad thai, hainanese chicken, and laksa.

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No reservations accepted
Pajo-Basak Marigondon Rd., Lapu-Lapu City, 6015 Cebu
(032) 406 0814

Balay sa Busay – Tops Road

Atop the famous Tops Road in Cebu City, Balay sa Busay sits overlooking the scenic cliffs of upland Busay, serving everything close to home: Filipino cuisine with a touch of Cebuano magic, including Fried Pompano, Pinakbet Rice, Lechon Tinola, and so much more.

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Reservations are accepted
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Cebu Tops Road, Cebu City
(032) 354-7169

Gorliz – Paseo Saturnino

Inspired by a quaint town in the Basque Country of Northern Spain, Gorliz is a tapas bar and restaurant that has grown to be both a local and tourist favorite.

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Reservations are accepted
2/F Streetscape, Paseo Saturnino, Maria Luisa Road, Cebu City
(032) 564-9825

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