Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Cebu Weddings- The Best Wedding Venues in the Queen City of the South










Planning on having the most memorable event in your life at one of Cebu’s elegant venues? The queen city of the south is home to a variety of event venues which can accommodate different motifs, themes and number of guests.

Below is a list of unique and exciting venues that lets couples celebrate their wedding with style and sets the perfect mood with opulent packages and amenities.


1.  Alta Vista Golf and Country Club

Nestled atop Pardo Hills, Cebu City this magnificent golf course is the best place to tie the knot when it comes to green and nature inspired weddings and other special events. You will never go wrong with their elegant and spacious function rooms for big weddings and superb amenities along with a 360 degree breathtaking view of the city in the background.

Contact Details:

Alta Vista Golf and Country Club
Pardo Hills, Pardo 6000 Cebu City, Philippines
Tel: (63 32) 316 9960

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2. Radisson Blu Cebu

For couples looking for an elegant setting with spacious, flexible banquet and meeting facilities, this 5 star hotel in Cebu offers a unique getaway right in the heart of the city plus, successful events are insured with stylish themes, comprehensive audio visual services using only the latest equipment and innovative catering choices along with free high speed wireless internet.   

Contact Details:

Radisson Blu Cebu
Serging Osmeña Blvd corner Juan Luna Ave.
Cebu City 6000
Tel: (63 32) 402 9900

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3. Oakridge Pavilion

A first of its kind in Cebu, Oakridge Pavilion offers a large tent structure with high ceiling and carpeted floor that’s perfect for large weddings and other special events.
The tent structure is fully air conditioned and comes with internet access, a plaza  and large parking spaces.

Contact Details:

Oakridge Pavilion
880 A. S. Fortuna St., Banilad, Mandaue City Cebu
Tel: (63 32) 343 3820

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4. Cathedral Museum of Cebu
  
For couples looking for a wedding set in religious and classic elegance, then this place is the right way to go. Book and reserve the place in advance however for proper guidance to avoid disrupting the daily activities of the museum.

Contact Details:

Cathedral Museum of Cebu
P. Burgos St. Cebu City (Adjacent Cebu City Cathedral)
Tel: (63 32) 412 3455

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5. Fort San Pedro Cebu  

Another testament to Cebu’s rich colonial past, Fort San Pedro offer couples a unique ambiance set in a lush garden surrounded by rustic stone walls and relics from the Spanish era. The Fort can cater from small to large wedding receptions  

Contact Details:

Fort San Pedro
A.Pigafetta St., Cebu City (at the back of Plaza Independencia)
Tel: (63 32) 256 2284 / 416 7080

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6. Chateau de Busay Inn and Restaurant

Located in cebu’s scenic and peaceful transcentral highway, Chateu de Busay boasts of elegant wedding in a magnificent garden setting with the city lights in the background. This venue can well cater small to large wedding receptions.   

Contact Details:

Chateau de Busay Inn and Restaurant
Lower Busay Hills, Nivel Hills Cebu City
Tel: (63 32) 401 0564 / 231 2000

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7. Casino Español

For couples looking for a wedding with a Spanish flair, set with elegant interiors and stylish ambiance then this venue is the right choice.
From small to large wedding receptions, Casino Español comes equipped with various function rooms for every couple’s needs.

Contact Details:

Casino Español Cebu
107-109 V. Ranudo St. Cebu City 6000
Tel: (63 32) 253 1260 to 64

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Cebu Shopping- List of Shopping Malls / Centers in Cebu City



Staying in Cebu for the great finds and bargains is not a problem for the metropolitan is lined with shopping centers and malls- from known national brands to local businesses and bazaars. 

Refer to the list below which ones fit you, your budget and lifestyle.

Shopping Malls

  • SM City Cebu (Adjacent Radisson Blu Cebu)-North Reclamation Area, Cebu City 
  • Ayala Center Cebu- Cebu Business Park, Cebu City 
  • Parkmall (fronting the now defunct CICC)- Ouano Ave. Mandaue City 
  • APM Mall- North Reclamation Area, Cebu City 
  • EMall- P. Del Rosario St. Cebu City
  • Robinson’s Cyber Gate- Fuente Osmeña, Cebu City 
  • Gaisano Countrymall- Banilad Rd. Cebu City 
  • Banilad Town Center (BTC)- Banilad Rd. Cebu City 

Shopping Centers 

  • Colonade Mall- Colon St. Cebu City 
  • Gaisano Main- Colon St cor V. Gullas St. Cebu City 
  • Gaisano Metro- Colon St. Cebu City 
  • Gaisano Capital- Magallanes cor. Colon St. Cebu City 

Grocery Stores 

  • Fooda Savers Mart- Gen. Maxilum Ave. (Mango Ave.) Cebu City
  • JY Square Mall- Lahug, Cebu City 

Bazaars 

  • Happy Mart- Colon St. Cebu City 
  • 138 Mall- Colon St. Cebu City
  • Best Buy Mart- Osmeña Blvd, Cebu City  
  • Kaking- Osmeña Blvd, Cebu City (fronting Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño)
  • Unitop- Osmeña Blvd Cebu City 
  • Princess Bazaar- Osmeña Blvd Cebu City 
  • Novo- Osmeña Blvd, Cebu City 

Warehouse Shopping  

  • White Gold Club- Soriano Ave. North Reclamation Area, Cebu City
  • Prince Warehouse Club- MC Briones St., Cebu City (fronting Cebu City Hall) 
  • La Nueva Supermart- MC Briones St., Cebu City (fronting Cebu City Hall)  





Monday, May 11, 2015

List of the Best Hotels in Cebu City




Planning on going to Cebu City for a business or leisure trip but you don’t know which
hotel to stay in? Featured here are the best hotels in Cebu City that fits just right for your budget and lifestyle. Take your pick and experience the finest accommodation in the Queen City of the South! 


1. Radisson Blu Cebu 

Location: Serging Osmeña Blvrd. corner Juan Luna St. Cebu City (Beside SM City Cebu) 

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Contact: (63 32) 402 9900

Email: reservations.cebu@radisson.com 


2. Cebu City Marriott Hotel 

Location: Cardinal Rosales Ave. Cebu City 

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Contact: (63 32) 411 5800


3. Marco Polo Plaza Cebu 

Location: Cebu Veterans Drive, Nivel Hills, Lahug Cebu City 

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Contact: (63 32) 253 1111


4. Cebu Parklane International Hotel

Location: Arch. Reyes corner Escario St. Cebu City 

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Contact: (63 32) 234 7000


5. Quest Hotel and Conference Center Cebu

Location: Arch. Reyes Ave. Cebu City 

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Contact: (63 32) 402 5999

Email: cebuinfo@quest-hotels.com



6. Harold’s Hotel

Location: C. Rosal St. Cebu City

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Contact: (63 32) 505 7777

Email: reservations@haroldshotel.com.ph 


7.  Crown Regency Hotel and Towers

Location: Tower 1, Fuente Towers, Osmeña Blvrd Sta. Cruz Cebu City

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Contact: (63 32) 418 8888

Email: reservations@crownregency.com


8. Mandarin Plaza Hotel Cebu

Location: Arch Reyes cor Escario St. Cebu City

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Contact: (63 32) 266 1111

Email: reservations@mandarinplazahotel.com


Thursday, April 30, 2015

Where to go in Cebu- A List of the Top Spa and Wellness Centers



Planning to while sometime away from the hassles of city life and have a relaxing time with an indulging massage to soothe those tired muscles?...  Wanting maybe try out what’s new with Cebu’s wellness sector for a refreshing break?...

Compiled here is a list of the top Spa and Wellness Centers in Cebu that will surely give the best pampering to your satisfaction.


1. The Spa at Cebu
Location: #1 Paseo Saturnino, Maria Luisa Rd.
Banilad, Cebu City
Open: 9:00 am – 12:00 mn
Mon- Sun including Holidays  
Contact:
+63 (32) 4120 888
+63 (32) 3451 777
Email: thespa_cebu@yahoo.com.ph
Fax: +63 (32) 4163 888

2. Spa ESC- Radisson Blu Cebu
Location: Ground Lvl- Radisson Blu Cebu
Serging Osmena Blvrd. Corner Juan Luna St, Cebu City
Open: 9:00 am- 11:00 pm Mon- Sun
Contact: +63 (32) 402 9900
Email: reservations.cebu@radisson.com

3. Meddah Spa
Location: Crossroads Mall, Banilad
Cebu City
Open: 10:00 am- 12:00 mn Mon- Sun
Contact: +63 (32)-2342080/+63 (32)-2342083

4. Leisure Spa and Wellness Center
Location: Panorama Heights, Nivel Hills Lahug, 6014 Cebu City
Open: 11:00 am - 12:00 am Mon- Sun
Email: leisurespa_cebu@yahoo.com

5. Thai Boran
Location: Fuente Osmena, Cebu City
Open: 24 hours Mon-Sun
Contact: +63 (32) 520 2368
Mob: 09239962122

Location: Banilad, Cebu City
Open: 24 Hours Mon- Sun
Contact: +63 (32) 511 4639
Mob: 09333600939

Location: Talamban, Cebu City
Open: 24 Hours Mon- Sun
Contact: +63 (32) 511 1269
Mob: 09333951943

6. Grand Royal Spa
Location: 2nd Flr. Banilad Town Centre, Banilad Road Cebu City
Open: 11:00 am – 1:00 am
Contact: +63 (32) 416 1724
Mob: 09173080193

Location: Salinas Drive, Lahug Cebu City
Open: 11:00 am – 1:00 am
Contact: +63 (32) 418 4658
Mob: 09173080192

Location: Unit 3 Nasipit Commercial, Nasipit Talamban Cebu City
Open: 11:00 am – 1:00 am
Contact: +63 (32) 416 0038
Mob: 09173080194  



Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Where to go in Cebu- A list of the finest Restaurants, Wines, Bars, Coffee Shops and Desserts

Planning to have a great time in the Queen City of the South?... Here is a compilation of the best restos, coffee shops and bars that offers paramount experience in dining and exceptional entertainment. 

If you’re in town to satisfy your sweet tooth, also thrown in are the perfect dessert specialty shops to go to in Cebu that will certainly give your heart the fill it deserves.  

1. All Day Buffet- Chinese, Asian, Filipino, Japanese, Indian, Mediterranean and International Cuisine and Desserts 




  • Feria- Radisson Blu Cebu
Location: Ground Flr. Radisson Blu Cebu, Serging Osmena Blvrd 
corner Juan Luna St. Cebu City (Beside SM City Cebu)
Open: 6:30 am – 11:30 pm
Contact: (63 32) 402 9900

Email: reservations.cebu@radisson.com


2. Filipino Restaurants




  • Circa 1900
Location: Sanjercas Ville Ext Rd, Cebu City
Open: 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Contact: (63 32) 239 6265
  • Abaseria
Location: 32 Quirino St, Villa Aurora Kasambagan Mabolo, Cebu City
Open: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Contact: (63 32) 234 4160
  • Parilya
Location: IIL Corso, City di Mare, South Road Properties
Open: 10:00 am- 11:00 pm
Contact: (63 32) 511 8832
  • Laguna Garden/ Café Laguna
Location: The Terraces, Cebu Business Park,  Ayala Center Cebu City
Open: 10:00 am- 10:00 pm
Contact: (63 32) 233 8600

Location: Level 1 Ayala Center Cebu
Open: 10:00 am- 9:00 pm
Contact: (63 32) 231 0922

Location: Upper Ground Flr- SM Northwing, SM City Cebu
Open: 10:00 am- 9:00 pm
Contact: (63 32) 236 4132
  • Lantaw Native Restaurant
Location:  Day-as Cordova, Mactan Cebu
Open: 10:00 am- 12:00 am
Contact: (63 32) 514 2959
Location: Busay Cebu City, Cebu
Open: 11:00am – 11:00pm
Contact: (+63 32) 511 0379
Location: South Reclamation Project
Open: 6:00am – 10:00am (Breakfast)
11:00am – 12:00am
Contact: (+63 32) 512 7745
  • Golden Cowrie
Location: Salinas Drive Lahug, Cebu City
Open:  11:00am – 2:00pm (Lunch)
5:00pm – 10:00pm
Contact: (+63 32) 233 4243
Location: Lower Ground SM City Cebu, Cebu City
Open: 10:00am – 9:00pm
Contact: (63 32) 231 8530


3. Mediterranean Restaurants



  • Anzani
Location: Nivel Hills, Lahug, Cebu City
Open: 11:30am – 2:30pm (Lunch)
5:30pm – 12:00am (Dinner)
Contact: (+63 32) 232 7375 ; (+63 32) 236 0097
  • Beqaa
Location: 2nd Flr Design Center of Cebu, AS Fortuna at P. Remedio St. Mandaue City
Open: 5:30pm – 10:00pm
Contact: (+63 32) 238 5539 
  • Cyma
Location: Garden Level, The Terraces, Ayala Mall
Open: 10:30am – 11:00pm (Fri & Sat)
Contact: (63 32) 417-1351


 4. International Restaurants




  • Abaca
Location: Punta Engano Road, Lapu Lapu City
Open: 11:30am – 2:30pm (Lunch)
6:00pm – 10:00pm (Dinner)
Contact: (63 32) 495 3461
  • Tinder Box
Location: Crossroads Banilad, Cebu City
Open: 7:00am – 12:00am
Contact: (63 32 ) 234 1681

Location: 10 Dove Street,  Oakridge Business Park, A.S. Fortuna St, Banilad, Mandaue
Open: 10:00am – 10:00pm (Mon-Sun)
Contact: (63 32) 418-1010



  • Café George

Location: Gov M. Cuenco Banilad Cebu City
Open: 10:30am – 10:30pm (Sun-Thurs)
10:30am – 11:00pm (Fri & Sat)
Contact: (63 32) 234 0887


5. French Restaurants




  • La Maison Rose Restaurant
Location: 371 Gorordo Avenue Lahug, Cebu City
Open: 12:00nn – 12:00am
Contact: (+32 32) 268 5411
  • Tymad Bistro
Location:  Maria Luisa Road, Banilad, Cebu City, Philippines
Open: 7:00am – 11:00pm (032) 239 7385


6. Spanish Restaurants



  • Ipar's Restaurante y Bar de Tapas
Location: 157 F. Ramos Street, Cebu City, Philippines, 6000
Open: Lunch- 10:00 am- 2:00 pm Tuesday- Sunday
Dinner- 6:00 pm- 10:00 pm Monday- Sunday
Contact: (63 32) 410 7727, 255·4727, (+63) 917 626 6662
  • Hola España
Location: Paseo Saturnino Maria Luisa Rd. Banilad Cebu City Cebu
Open: 11:00am – 11:00pm
Contact: (+63 32) 345 5175


  • Arano's Restaurant   

Location:  31 Fairlane Village | Guadalupe, Cebu City
Open: 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Contact: (+63 32) 256 1934


7. Seafood Restaurants




  • Isla Sugbo Seafood City
Location: Grand Convention Center of Cebu , Archbishop Reyes Avenue, Cebu City
Open: 11:00am – 2:00pm ( Lunch)
6:00pm – 10:00pm (Dinner)
Contact: (+63 32) 260 8000
  •  STK by Paulito’s
Location:  #6 A. Climaco St, Cebu City, Cebu
Open: 9:00am – 3:00pm (Lunch)
6:00pm – 10:00pm (Dinner)
Contact: (+63 32) 253 4732
  • Oyster Bay
Location: Bridgetown, 143 Plaridel St., Alang-alang, Mandaue City
Open: 11:00am – 2:00pm (Lunch)
5:00pm – 9:30pm (Dinner)
Contact: (63 32) 344 4575



8. Chinese Restaurants




  • Choi City
Location: Banilad Town Center, Cebu City
Open: 11:00am – 2:30pm (Lunch)
5:30pm – 9:30pm
Contact: (63 32) 239 0999
  • Ching Palace
Location:  Salinas Drive Lahug, Cebu City
Open: 11:00am – 2:00pm (Lunch)
5:30pm – 10:00pm (Dinner)
Contact: (63 32 ) 233 8833
  • Tsay Tseng Chinese Cuisine
Location: Grand Convention Center of Cebu, Archbishop Reyes Avenue, Cebu City
Open: 11:00am – 2:00pm
6:00pm - 10:00pm (Dinner)
Contact: (63 32) 260 8000


9. Southeast Asian / Asian Fusion Restaurant




  • Phat Pho (Vietnamese)
Location: Crossroads, Banilad, Cebu City
Open: 11:30am - 2:30pm (Lunch)
5:00pm – 10:00pm (Dinner)
Contact: (63 32) 416 2442

Location: Robinson Cybergate, Cebu City
Open: Mall Hours
Contact: (63 32) 238 6825
  • Spice Fusion (Singaporean)
Location: Banilad Town Center, Cebu City
Open: 11:00am – 2:0pm (Lunch)
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Contact: (+63 32) 344 2923

Location:  SM City Cebu Northwing
Open: 10:00am – 9:00pm
Contact: (63 32) 238 9591

  • Lemon Grass (Vietnamese)
Location: The Terraces Ayala Center Cebu City
Open: 11:00am – 10:30pm
Contact: (63 32) 233 8601
  • Blue Elephant (Thai)
Location: Apple 1 Equicom Tower, Mindanao Ave Cebu City
Open: 5:00pm – 2:00am
Contact: (63 32) 511 7600


10. Italian Restaurants




  • Tavolata
Design Center of Cebu, AS Fortuna at P. Remedio St. Mandaue City
Open: 11:30am – 2:30pm (Lunch)
5:30pm – 10:30pm (Dinner)
Contact: (63 32) 505 6211
  • Guiseppe
Location: Maria Luisa Road, Paseo Saturnino, Banilad, Cebu City
Open: 11:30am – 10:30pm
Contact: (63 32) 415 9880
  • La Tegola
Location: Level 1, The Terraces Ayala Center Cebu, Cebu City
Open: 11:00am – 11:00pm
Contact: (63 32) 233 391


11. Mexican Restaurants




  • Maya
Location: Crossroads Banilad, Cebu City
Open: 5:00pm – 12:00am
Contact: (63 32) 238 9552
  •  Pueblo Mexicano
Location: Banilad Town Center, Gov. M. Cuenco Ave, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu
Open: 11:00am – 11:00pm 

Contact: (63 32) 239 6649


12. Lechon Cebu Specialty Restaurants




  • Rico’s Lechon
Location: Acacia Street, Ayala Access Road- back of Infinity Bar
Open: 10:00am – 10:00pm
Contact: (63 32) 2310958

Location: Unit 4 & 5, The Ridges Commercial Complex, Panagdait Road, Mabolo Cebu City
Open: 10:00am – 10:00pm (Mon-Sat)
7:00am – 10:00pm(Sun)
Contact: (63 32) 260 2443
 
  • ZubuChon
Location:  Escario Central, N Escario St, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu
Open: 10:00am - 10:30pm
Contact: (63 32) 254 0247

Location: The Walk,  AsiaTown IT Park, Lahug Cebu City
Open: 10:00am - 12:30am
Contact: (63 32) 236 8253
  • CNT Lechon
Location: Across SM Cebu City
Open: 6:30pm – 7:00pm
Contact: (63 32) 254 4249

 
13. Japanese Restaurants



  • Yumeiya Kihei
Location: F. Cabahug St, Cebu City, Cebu
Open: 11:30am – 2:30pm (Lunch)
5:30pm – 10:30pm (Dinner)
Contact: (63 32) 234 2388
  • Azabu
Location: Gorordo Ave, Cebu City, Cebu
Open: 11:00am – 2:00pm (Lunch)
5:00pm – 11:00pm
Contact: (63 32) 239 6849
  • Tokyo Table
Location: Tipolo, Mandaue City, Cebu
Open: 11:30am – 2:00pm
Contact: (63 32) 239 7000


14. German Restaurant
  • Der Kaiserhof
Location: Banilad Town Center
10:00am – 10:00pm 

Contact: (63 32) 266 3100


15. Australian Restaurant
  • Canvas
Location: 2nd level, The Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu
Open: 7:00am – 10:30pm
Contact: (63 32) 417 1978


16. Korean Restaurants




  • TOPS Korean Barbecue Restaurant
Location: Cebu Veterans Drive, Lahug, Cebu City
Open: 10:00am – 11:00pm (Daily)
Contact: (63 32) 233-4078
  • Maroo
Location: Paseo Saturnino St. Banilad
Open: 7:00am – 12:00am
Contact: (63 32) 344 7653
  • Tajimaya Charcoal Grill
Location: The Crossroads, Gov M Cueco Ave., Banilad
Open: 11:00am – 2:00pm (Lunch)
Contact: (63 32) 232-0533


17. Indian / Arabic Restaurants
  • TAJ
Location: City Time Square, Mandaue City
Contact: (63 32) 2394397, 5116476
  •  Tandoori
Location:  9 Parkmall, 168 Ouano Avenue, North Reclamation Area, Tipolo, Mandaue City, Cebu
Contact: (63 32) 420 9011
  • Indian Curry House
Location: APM Mall, North Reclation Area, Cebu City
Open: 10:00 am- 6:00 pm
Contact: (63 32)5122740- 09434437139


18. Steak Houses
  • Olio’s
Location: Unit T Crossroads Mall Banilad Cebu City
Open: 1:00pm – 6:00pm
Contact: (63 32) 232 1991
  • Tinder Box
Location: Kasambagan Cebu City
Open: 7:00am – 12:00am
Contact: (63 32) 234 1681


19. Wines and Liquors




  • Distillery
Location: Unit H Crossroads Mall Gov. M Cuenco Avenue Banilad Cebu City
Open: 6:00pm – 3:00am(Mon-Thurs)
6:00pm – 4:00am(Fri-Sat)
6:00pm – 3:0am(Sun)
Contact: (63 32) 266 9064
  • Tinder Box
Location: Kasambagan Cebu City
Open: 7:00am – 12:00am
Contact: (63 32) 234 1681
  • La Vie Parisienne Restaurant
Location: 371 Gorordo Ave | Lahug, Cebu CityOpen: 7:00am – 3:00am
Contact: (63 32) 260 4388
  • Planet Grapes
Location: Level 4 Rooftop Garden, Ayala Center Cebu
Contact: (63 32) 266 0526
  • Gusto
Location: Ground Floor Calyx Center Asiatown IT Park, Lahug Cebu City
Open: 11:30am – 2:30pm (Lunch)
5:30pm – 12:00am(Dinner)
Contact (+63 32) 232 7375, (+63 32) 236 0097


20. Bars and Restaurants




  • LIV Superclub  
Location: City Times Square, North Reclamation Area, Cebu City
Open: 8:30pm – 4:30am
Contact: (63 32) 236 7986
  • Politics
Location: Unit #6, Escario Central Mall, 64 N Escario St, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu
Open: 11:00am – 2:00pm (Lunch)
5:00pm – 1:00am
Contact: (63 32) 236 6572
  • The Social
Location: Level 4 Ayala Center Cebu City
Open: 11:00am – 12:00am
Contact: (63 32) 231 0679


21. Coffee Shops



  • The Chocolate Chamber
Location: No 22 President Quirino Street, Kasambagan, Cebu City
Open: 9:00am – 9:00pm(Mon-Sat)
10:00am – 7:00pm(Sun)
Contact: 09176287661
  • Chocolatier
Location: Luz G/F The Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu, Cebu Business Park
Open: 7:00am – 11:30pm
Contact: (63 32) 238 7116
  • Abaca Baking Company
Location: Crossroads Banilad Cebu City
Open: 7:00AM -7:00PM
Contact: (63 32) 262 0969


Try these exciting places today and enjoy your stay in Cebu.