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Top 10 Places in Cebu City to Boost Productivity for Work or Study

Sure, studying is already stressful enough, and not finding a good place to fire up those brain cells is definitely the one thing you do not want to add on your plate.

Well, ease up your worries because we now have a list that will lighten that thought up.

Here are the top places ideal for studying in Cebu city.  Be productive and study hard everyone.

1. R&R Urban Café

This relatively new café in Cebu Business Park boasts a conducive ambiance with its minimalist concept, a wide variety of affordable food and drinks, and fast internet — making it one of the best cafés in town to boost productivity.

  • Type: Café / coffee shop
  • Hourly rate: None
  • Operating hours: 24 hours (Mondays-Saturdays); Closed on Sundays
  • Branch: G/F Tech Tower, Cebu Business Park, Cebu City (near Ayala Center Cebu)
  • WiFi speed: 20-50mbps

2. Cebu City Public Library

Probably one of the best initiatives done by the Cebu government is opening and renovating the Cebu City Public Library. It is the first 24/7 public library in the country and also provides ample space, lighting, air-conditioning and of course, source material. This library is a life-saver when you’re in a tight budget but really need to study somewhere other than inside the four corners of your room.

  • Type: Public library
  • Hourly rate: None
  • Operating hours: 24 hours (Closed on public holidays)
  • Contact number: (032) 517 2638
  • Branch: G/F Rizal Memorial Library and Museum Bldg, Osmeña Blvd, Cebu City (near Fuente Osmena Circle)
  • WiFi speed: None

3. Workplace Café

This collaborative working space is known for its conducive ambience, great coffee and ultra-fast fiber Wi-Fi. Workplace Café is perfect for those who want to focus and get things done.

  • Type: Café, co-working space
  • Hourly rate: ₱50 (for first hour), ₱35 (succeeding hours)
  • Operating hours: 10AM to 6AM (the next day) daily
  • Branches:
    • # 4 Yap Building, F. Ramos St., Cebu City
    • Jamestown, Mantawa Ave., Tipolo, Mandaue City, Cebu
    • #2 Autogas Station, Banawa, Guadalupe, Cebu City
  • WiFi speed: 30-50mbps

4. The Mezzanine Café

Mezzanine Café has actually figured out the key to blend a study/work center and a relaxing coffee hangout. With interiors that are definitely a sight for sore eyes, this cozy café just screams (or whispers) productivity.

  • Type: Café / coffee shop
  • Hourly rate: None
  • Operating hours: 10AM to 2AM daily
  • Contact number: (032) 342 0572
  • Branch: Centro Maximo Building, D. Jakosalem St., Cebu City (near Sacred Heart Parish Church)
  • WiFi speed: 10-50mbps

5. Café Jasmin

With its homey and serene feels, studying here is every student’s dream. Partnered with freshly brewed coffee or any of the sweet specialty shakes, Café Jasmin is indeed a study haven.

  • Type: Café / coffee shop
  • Hourly rate: None
  • Operating hours: 10AM to 10PM daily
  • Contact number: (032) 238 5810
  • Branch: E-Zone, F. Cabahug St, Cebu City (near Bonifacio District in Panagdait)
  • WiFi speed: 5-10 mbps

6. Books and Brews Café

This place is so discreet that you won’t believe that it is located in one of the busiest avenues in the city, Mango Avenue. Books and Brews Café holds true to its name, providing good coffee and of course, some books you can readily browse or study.

  • Type: Café / coffee shop
  • Hourly rate: None
  • Operating hours: 10AM to 10PM daily
  • Contact number: (032) 384 1175
  • Branch: Mango Square Mall, Juana Osmeña St, Cebu City
  • WiFi speed: 5-15 mbps

7. BPI Library Cebu

Yes, you read it right. Bank of the Philippine Islands or BPI for short is the first bank that opened a business library, readily available for students, reviewees or anyone who want to focus. It is absolutely for free, has a wide space and titles are generally available. Personally, I owe my professional license in this library.

  • Type: Public library
  • Hourly rate: None
  • Operating hours: 9AM to 5PM, Mondays to Saturdays
  • Contact number: (032) 412 3442
  • Branch: BPI Building, P. Burgos St, Sto. Nino, Cebu City (near Magellan’s Cross)
  • WiFi speed: None

8. RCC Café

If you want to go somewhere new with a colorful yet pleasant ambiance, RCC Café in Talamban is definitely perfect as a study hub and an unwinding area as well. You will love their hip and trendy interiors and designs!

  • Type: Café / coffee shop
  • Operating hours: 7AM to 12MN daily
  • Contact number: (032) 412 9233
  • Branch: Nasipit, Talamban, Cebu City — near USC-TC, beside EV English Academy (brown building with RCC Café signage).
  • WiFi speed: 10-20 mbps

9. PAGE Study Café

For those who want that exclusive, affordable and ultimate focus-fired study session, PAGE Study Café has got you covered. Just tune in with some Mozart and surely, you’ll have a “more than productive” all-nighter here in your own bubble.

  • Type: Café, co-working space
  • Hourly rate: ₱50 (for first hour), ₱35 (succeeding hours)
  • Operating hours: 24/7
  • Contact number: 0928-984-1998
  • Branch: 93 E Urgello Rd, Cebu City (near San Vicente Ferrer Parish)
  • WiFi speed: 30-50mbps

10. Dolcé Café

If you think you need more than just coffee but also a scenic view of nature and some fresh air, then Dolcé Café is the one for you. Located along Busay with an overlooking view, this place will surely freshen up that overworked brain of yours.

  • Type: Café / coffee shop
  • Operating hours: 7AM to 1AM daily
  • Contact number: (032) 512-7263
  • Branch: Panorama Heights, Nivel Hills Veterans Drive-Lahug, Cebu City — 5 minutes away from JY Square Mall
  • WiFi speed: 5-10 mbps

Also read: Top 8 Co-Working Spaces in Cebu



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