Cebu Cafes are blooming and booming in every corner of the Metropolitan nowadays.
They are unique places and spaces where people, especially the younger generation, spend their time with fruitfully.
Cafes offer unique and comfortable space for friends, couples or some people who want to play, relax, read a book, study, or browse the internet, among other relaxing and comforting activities.
Nowadays, you can find Cebu cafes in many corners and establishments growing rapidly, a phenomenon I’ve never imagined before.
Going a bit deeper, let’s check out some aspects of this phenomenon…
I remember my mum telling me when I was little: "Don't drink coffee because you'll get stunted." She's right because real coffee is strong and bitter making it distasteful to the taste buds of children.
The once black and bitter coffee was once being served only in establishments for adults who enjoy indulging in hard core real black coffee and alcoholic drinks. However...
Nowadays, that culture has transformed and has accommodated the needs of the younger generation. The stronger taste of coffee has become lighter and sweeter to suit the taste of the active and growing up youth. Such transformed coffee are now being served in cafes where mostly young people would go and spend time with.
Anyway, here are some of the features that can describe Cebu Cafes that attract the attention and habits of many young Cebuano café lovers.
Comfortable, quiet and cozy
This is basically the main attraction among younger people, but of course this is only part of a certain group in the society. These peace and quiet-loving group feels at home with their friends at such places.
They chat, play, sip latte, and enjoy cakes and pastries. They find this place probably an alternate of their homes, where they can find camaraderie and understanding with their friends.
Certainly, they enjoy the place because they feel safe and secure, which requires special service and gentle hospitality from the staff and management.
Semi-private and individual rooms
Places like cafes are cheaper and more private than bars and such more public places. At cafes, guests enjoy the sense of privacy with their friends.
Compared to restaurants in general, cafes opened in Cebu have more private spaces where you can talk privately, laugh and cry with somebody or friends.
Although not so private rooms and spaces, the walls that divide one room from another seem to assure guests of privacy to comfortably to talk with friends.
And, you can stay as long as you wish at cafes. The longer you stay the more you enjoy the place and spend your time well, relaxed, fruitful and happy!
Designs & Themes
Another interesting feature of Cebu Cafes are the designs and the sense of art and creativity being poured into the business. Of course, it is a business that should attract and entice customers, but they do it right that people come and identify themselves with the place by unconsciously agreeing to the designs, style, colors, and arrangements of the whole place.
In particular, Cebu Cafes are well-designed with fancy decorations, very stylish, adorned with colorful arts and other stuff you can think of.
Some cafes, you will notice that they are designed and arranged with some themes with various concepts, such as classic styles, European, wild West, and other international themes.
Of course, they are reflections and designs coming from the experiences of the owners or proprietors who certainly have experiences with cafes while roaming around the world.
Some Korean-owned cafes have Korean themes, such as namoo (Korean for ‘wood’) and noriter (for playground in Korean) and other themes. They must have developed it better by combining Korean and local culture that produce such creativity.
Relaxing and Playing
Cebu Cafes offer lots of games facilities to younger customers. For example, some places have board games, such as scrabble, chess, puzzles, and other toys including teddy bears, etc.
Other places offer painting and drawing materials where guests can enjoy designing and doing some coloring of some sort of arts. They provide you colored pens, pencils, post-its and other art materials.
At cafes you can either sit on the wooden and soft floors over or with fluffy pillows or sit on comfortable chair with a long back. Tables for your drinks, cakes, laptop or anything you can put on top are provided or part of the whole ambiance and design.
Depending on the creativity and themes of a café, some offers really fun and interesting themes such as anime – Japanese origin. In such a café, you can wear wigs or clothing that make you look like one of the Japanese anime characters.
Yes, drinks are the reason why cafes exist. You will hardly find new generation cafes that serve strong and original coffees – dark and bitter. Cebu cafes serve lighter version and transformed coffee, which usually comes with sugar, milk, cream, honey and more sweet-tasting ingredients.
For the younger group of guests, they can drink café latte, Frappuccinos, teas, soft drinks, juices, smoothies, and such sweeter and milder but calorie-loaded drinks.
At cafes, people don’t only drink but also consume sweets, cookies, cakes, pastries, pastas and other food that can be preserved and kept for some days. These are usually homemade.
Now, let me now introduce you to some popular and newly-established cafes in Cebu City and surrounding areas. They are located and established as individual property or as a shop inside and within bigger places such as malls and department stores.
You may click any of the links below to find out more details...
Marisse Matiserrie - Cebu City
La Vie Parisienne - Cebu City
FLC Center, Hernan Cortez, Lahug, Cebu City, Philippines
Phone: +63 32 414 1322
Address: 86 Gov. M. Cuenco Ave., Nasipit, Talamban, Cebu City
Mobile: 0917-566-2005; 0917-323-3450
Address: Unit 2-D 2nd Floor, The Forum Bldg. Archbishop Reyes Avenue Cebu City, Philippines
Phone: 032-260 5503
Address: P. Del Rosario Street, Cebu City
Sunday 2PM Café
Address: F. Cabahug Street, Sarossa Hotel, Mabolo, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines
Free Wifi: Yes
Phone: 032- 529 5174
Address: 2nd Floor Northgate Centre Banilad Cebu City (Across Country Mall/ Beside UC Banilad)
Phone: 032- 412-1201 | 09273647138
Parking: Yes; Free WiFI: Yes
Address: One Acacia Place Unit 10-11 Arch Bishop Reyes Ave Cebu City
Phone: 0927 364 7138
Address: 30-A Zamora Street (formerly Espana Street), Pari-an, Cebu City, 6000, Cebu, J.C. Zamora Street, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines
Phone: +63 32 414 9265
Netopia – Ayala Center Cebu
Address: 4th Level, Ayala Center Cebu, Cebu Business Park, Archbishop Reyes Avenue, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
Phone: +63 32 231 8811
Café de Geneve
Address: Congressman Noel Street, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines
Phone: +63 32 412 0748
Vanille Café & Patisserie
Address: The Terraces, Ayala Center, Cebu City, 6000, Cebu, 6000, Philippines
Phone: +63 32 417 1500
Address: 0246 Capitol Site (Across Cebu Doctors Hospital), Cebu City
Tazza Café and Patisserie
Address: G/F Tsai Hotel and Residences, #11 Wilson Street, Lahug, Cebu City
Phone: 032-2620859 / 032-5147357
A Little Piece of Sky Café (Alps)
Address: M. Veloso Street, Guadalupe, Cebu City
Phone: +63 933 954 5009
Contact: 0927-5202891 or (032) 2397909
Location: Across Santo Niño Village in Gov. M. Cuenco Street Banilad, Cebu City
Location: J Block Apitong St. (Coming from Parklane 2nd right)
Phones: 234-3304 (Escario) 236-8955 (Nasipit, Talamban)
Degree 9 Coffee
Address: GAGFA Building F. Cabahug St. Kasambagan, Cebu City
Phone: +63 915 393 4450
Address: G/F Adnama Bldg., Larrazabal Avenue, North Reclamation, Mandaue City
Phone: +63 32 238 5325
Thanks for visiting this website and reading this page. Now, go and have your coffee latte with friends or classmates.