11 Cafes In Cebu That You Shouldn't Miss

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Cebu is definitely an interesting place to visit and a great city to live in. With amazing staycation spots and some of the best RedDoorz hotels, exploring this gorgeous city is definitely a must. Cebu also has a number of great coffee shops, perfect for coffee aficionados. Although people visit coffee shops for many reasons, like to catch up with some friends, read a book, or even work, nothing beats sipping a perfect cup of joe or a refreshing drink paired with a delicious slice of cake. Whether you’re looking to relax or you’re on the hunt for Instagrammable cafes in Cebu, whatever your reason is, here are 11 of the best cafes in Cebu that you shouldn’t miss.

1. Bo's Coffee

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While you’re busy trying out various things to do in Cebu, you might want to stop by Bo’s Coffee for a short break. There are 16 branches of Bo’s Coffee in Cebu. You’ll find them in malls, hotels, and business centers. Bo’s “Sagada Pour Over” simply makes this place one of the best coffee shops in Cebu.

If you like a cold coffee drink, you’ll enjoy their iced mocha too. And should you go hungry, order a carbonara. It tastes really good.

Bo’s can get pretty crowded in malls especially during the weekend. If you want to avoid the crowd, visit the Raintree Mall branch. The place is quiet and peaceful even on the weekend.

Bo's Coffee

Address: Cebu City

Website: Bo’s Coffee

2. Cafe Caw

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Cafe Caw promotes happiness with their decorated walls. It’s a cute coffee shop that offers food, coffee, milkshakes, and other stuff like bracelets and notebooks.They’re open until 11 p.m. Manila time. You can get unlimited coffee here for about 3 USD.

Cafe Caw

Address: FLC Center, Hernan Cortes St, 6000 Mandaue City, Cebu

Facebook: Cafe Caw

3. APlus Coffee n' Dessert House

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They’re newly opened and used to be Coffee Prince. The cafe is spacious enough to fit a group of about 50 people. And they have a big smoking area outside the cafe.

You’ll find some bookshelves at APlus with only a few books. Try their Orange Monster drink; it’s quite good. But food is a little pricey here.

APlus Coffee n' Dessert House

Address: Lot 383 D2 A.S Fortuna St. Banilad, 6014 Mandaue City

Facebook: APlus Coffee n’ Dessert House

4. Degree 9 Coffee

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I like Degree 9’s interior and their baked macaroni is really good. It only costs about 1 USD. The mint chocolate frappuccino is also a winner. The coffee shop’s WiFi connection is not that strong though; not really recommended for people who visit coffee shops to work remotely.

Degree 9 Coffee

Address: Norkis Cyberpark, A.S. Fortuna Street, 6014 Mabolo, Cebu City, Philippines

Facebook: Degree 9 Coffee

5. Starbucks Coffee

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Starbucks is one of the most popular coffee shops in Cebu. There’s a Starbucks on almost every corner. Most people visit this cafe, so it can get pretty crowded and noisy especially on weekends. If you really need your Starbucks drink, visit them during the weekdays when there aren’t too many people.

Starbucks Coffee

Address: Cebu City

Website: Starbucks Coffee

6. Crate Cafe

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“A coffee shop with a view,” Crate Cafe is located up in the mountains. If you don’t own a car, pay a bicycle driver 1 USD to take you to Crate Cafe and another 1 USD to take you back to the city. This coffee shop in Busay, Cebu is really small, and they only have a few tables outside.

But the view is really beautiful. You can get a good view of the city from this cafe. They don’t accept reservations, so if you want the place for yourself, visit them early in the day. Otherwise, you won’t get a table for yourself. As I’ve said, they only have a few tables here.

Crate Cafe

Address: Veteran’s Drive (before Maria Luisa Busay exit), Lower Busay, 6000 Cebu City

Facebook: Crate Cafe

7. Amidala Cafe

Editor’s Note: Establishment is permanently closes at the time of writing

Amidala is a Stars Wars themed cafe in Cebu. If you’re a fan, then you definitely should visit this coffee shop. And get one of their unique frappuccinos as well. They sure do look delicious.

Amidala Cafe

Address: Maria Christina Arcade, 6000 Cebu City

Facebook: Amidala cafe

8. Yolk Coffee

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Yolk Coffee is located in a quite neighborhood in Mabolo, Cebu. It’s a cozy shop and the staff is polite. They also offer the best breakfast meals. The chorizo and eggs are a favorite and they open early, about 7 a.m. They’re just closed on Mondays.

Yolk Coffee

Address: 80 Tres Borces Street, Mabolo, 6000 Cebu City

Facebook: Yolk Coffee and breakfast

9. Bintana Coffee House

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If you’re into art then you will love Bintana Coffee House. They opened just last year and the cafe is already making a name in the industry. They have affordable prices; in fact, you can get a full meal for about 2 to 4 USD.

Coffee is only about 2 USD. Do you want a quiet afternoon with your coffee and book? Bintana is your place to go.

Bintana Coffee House

Address: 181-K Elizabeth Pond Street Camputhaw, 6000 Cebu City

Facebook: Bintana Coffee House

10. The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf

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Coffee Bean’s headquarters is in Los Angeles, but they have many branches in Cebu. The cafe not only offers coffee but also tea. You should try their matcha green tea and white chocolate dream latte. You’d come back for more.

The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf

Address: Cebu City

Website: The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf

11. Sprockets Cafe

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In addition to the amazing restaurants, you’ll also find cafes in Cebu that offer great food, such as Sprockets Cafe. The good thing about this cafe is they sell a lot of good food like pizza, pasta, chicken, sandwiches, and fries. You can chill here while eating your favorite dish. And of course, order your favorite coffee or milk tea too.

Sprockets Coffee

Address: Baseline, Cebu City

Facebook: Sprockets Coffee

Coffee or tea?

Which drink is better for you? While tea is healthy, caffeine gives you energy. Some people need it to start their day.

Reading a good book while sipping your coffee wouldn’t hurt too. And a good environment is essential to better absorb what you are reading; that’s where these coffee shops come into play. Come visit these amazing coffee shops in Cebu. Just don’t forget to check out budget hotels and hostels as well as hotels with infinity pools for your accommodation needs.

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