Crate Café: Quench your thirst, Appreciate the view

According to studies, Filipinos are avid consumers of coffee. It has become an all-in-one beverage whatever time of the day; may it be during our morning breaks, lunch, afternoon snack, or even after dinner. Hence, I believe we have practically shifted from moderate to heavy coffee drinkers due to our love for caffeine.

Cebu has become a home to several coffee shops and cafes which have already invaded the city. Some of them have become prominent in the industry while some have just started bustling – a great example would be the Crate Café in the uphill Busay, Cebu City.

Crate Cafe Busay Cebu City (1)

Drink your coffee whilst looking at a beautiful view of the mountainside. Nestled along Cebu Transcentral Highway, this mountainside café though not that spacious is known for its serene atmosphere and a little view of the city.

Crate Café offers several espresso-based drinks and ample selection of pies, and cakes. Some of their most prominent drinks are the Banana Coffee Caramel and Raspberry White Mocha.

But don’t worry if you’re not into caffeine, the café also has several non-coffee drinks like chocolate drinks, tea, and soda.

TIP: Visit the shop between 4:30 – 5:30PM and witness the beautiful sunset. Enjoy the view whilst you quench your thirst.


Photo from Zomato

If you’re planning to visit this pretty shipping container-like coffee shop, here are the details:

Other Information

  • Opening hours:
    • Monday to Friday: 11AM to 10PM
    • Saturday and Sunday: 7AM to 10PM
  • Contact number: 0995-128-7466
  • Social: Facebook Page

How to get there?

Exact Location: Busay, Transcentral Highway, Cebu City — just few meters away from Rumah Hotel, only 15 minutes away from the main road or JY Square Mall.

BY CAR: (Best option) Parking space available. Just search for ‘Crate Cafe’ in Cebu Transcentral Highway via Waze or Google Maps.

BY HABAL-HABAL: Hire a habal-habal driver (motorcycle for hire) near JY Square Mall in Lahug, and inform him to drop you off at Crate Cafe. Estimated fare is ₱50-75 per person (max of 2).

BY TAXI: Hiring a taxi cab is possible but not all drivers may go there too far. Most of them won’t give you a metered reading system – hence, they’ll be offering you an estimated fare in going there. You can also rent a car via SquadPH Travels and avail the “9-in-1 Attractions Busay-Balamban Tour Package” for P999.

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