Cabanas: Casual Tambayan in Busay

The mountain views of Busay, Cebu is a known haven for relaxation and needed breaks from the overwhelming stress of the city.

Cabanas, a casual tambayan (hangout) among the many restaurants and establishments that line the slope of the mountain barangay, offers not only a breath of fresh air but also breathing room for wallets and pockets with its affordable meals and drinks.

Photo by Finn Lizan Abiabi

‘Cabana’ is a word that means shelter and sure enough, locals frequent the place to take shelter from Cebu’s busy and noisy streets. 

The cozy and homey ambiance of Cabanas sets up the mood for deep and cathartic conversations over some tasty silog dishes and drinks in hand. Everything inside the Cabanas – from the design to the menu – were created and put together with the comfort of Cebuanos in mind.

Photo by Finn Lizan Abiabi

Aside from food, drinks, and a hangout spot, Cabanas even has a few amenities that can be enjoyed alone or with the barkada such as swing sets for ruminating in peace or dinner tables with a marvelous view of Cebu City.

Friends can also enjoy a casual game of billiards over some drinks. They even have a gym for those who want to experience working out with a fresh atmosphere.

The place truly provides respite to the Cebuanos taking a break from work or life in general. For anyone who needs to hit the pause button, Cabanas is the place to go. 


Walk-in Guest Fee: P150 / head


  • Pork Sisig: P150
  • Pork Barbeque: P25 per stick
  • Chicken Sandwich: P60
  • Tempura: P70
  • Hotdog on a stick: P25
  • Cheeseburger: P60
  • Chicken Pork Adobo: P150
  • Batchoy: P60
  • Lomi: P80
  • ‘Silog’ meals: P50

*Prices are subject to change without prior notice


  • Opening hours: 24/7
  • Contact numbers: 0927-150-4286 / 0917-174-6694
  • Facebook Page: N/A


Exact location: 1711 Tops rd, Busay, Cebu City — located beside Balay sa Busay, along the road on the way to the popular Tops Lookout (20-30 minutes drive from JY Square Mall in Lahug, Cebu City)

BY JEEPNEY/HABAL-HABAL: Find your way to JY Square in Brgy. Lahug. Once there, ride any jeep bound for Balamban and tell the driver to drop you off at Cabanas or near Balay sa Busay. You can also ride a habal-habal from JY Square to Cabanas – the drivers know the place. The only downside to this travel option is that it is hard to catch a ride back down. (Note: This option is not be possible under community quarantine.)

BY CAR (most recommended): Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Cabanas” in Busay.

BY TAXI: Hiring a taxi cab is possible but that can be hefty. Most of them won’t give you a metered reading system – hence, they’ll be offering you an estimated fare in going there.

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