List of Currently Available Al Fresco Dining Restos in Cebu

With the COVID-19 situation, the country is still relatively unsafe, most establishments have recently closed its doors as mandated by the government. 

Dining in is not encouraged and dining out on almost all places has been quite a foreign experience for most of us Cebuanos, but worry not, as here are some of the restaurants that offer dining in al fresco that would feel like a whole new adventure:

1. Skypark Seaside

Located at one of Asia’s biggest malls, SM Seaside, the Skypark offers a variety of cafes and restaurants to choose from. From native Filipino dishes to Western eats such as burgers and pizzas, these are widely available here. Guests can also relax after at the park which is designed with benches and fountains.

Photo from SM Seaside City Cebu (Official) Facebook Page
Photo from SM Seaside City Cebu (Official) Facebook Page
Photo from SM Seaside City Cebu (Official) Facebook Page

Exact Location: Cebu South Road Properties, Cebu City, Philippines

Operating Hours: 10AM to 8PM, daily

Contact Number: N/A

Email Address: N/A

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/smsscitycebu

2. Werpa Foodpark

Having derived its name from the Filipino slang ‘werpa’, which is an amalgam for the word power, the foodpark’s name is an acronym that means Where Exciting Real Pakal/Pub Awaits (WERPA). In Cebuano, ‘pakal’ means to eat, and the food park offers a variety of restaurants that are surely a hit both for the younger and older patrons.

Photo from Werpa Foodpark Facebook Page
Photo from Werpa Foodpark Facebook Page
Photo from Werpa Foodpark Facebook Page

Exact Location: F. Llamas Street, Punta Princesa, Cebu City, Cebu

Operating Hours: 10AM to 10PM, daily

Contact Number: +63 960 859 5293

Email Address: [email protected]

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/werpafoodpark

3. IL Corso Mall

Il Corso is Cebu’s resort-style mall where various shops and stores are lined up for guests to choose from. Many restaurants and cafes are also situated here and as it is located at SRP, the by the beach vibe it provides is also a plus for its natural ambience.

Photo from IL Corso Cebu Facebook Page
Photo from IL Corso Cebu Facebook Page
Photo from IL Corso Cebu Facebook Page

Exact Location: Cebu South Road Properties, Cebu City, Philippines

Operating Hours: 11AM to 8PM, daily

Contact Number: N/A

Email Address: [email protected]

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ILCorsoFilinvestLifemalls

4. Lantaw Floating Native Restaurant

Among this list, this is the only restaurant that has 2 branches: one in Talisay and one in Cordova. Both locations are frequented by visitors not only because of its delicious Filipino meals but because of its ambience which is by the sea.

Photo from Lantaw Floating Native Restaurant
Photo from Lantaw Floating Native Restaurant
Photo from Lantaw Floating Native Restaurant

Exact Location: 

  • Talisay Branch: Cebu South Coastal Rd, Talisay, Cebu
  • Cordova Branch: Sa Baybayon, Cordova, Cebu

Operating Hours: 

  • Talisay Branch: 11 AM to 9PM on Mondays, 11Am to 11 PM rest of the week
  • Cordova Branch: 11 AM to 9PM on Mondays, 11Am to 11 PM rest of the week

Contact Number: 

  • Talisay Branch: (032) 512 7745
  • Cordova Branch: (032) 514 2959

Email Address: N/A

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/LantawFloatingNativeRestaurant

5. Top of Cebu

Widely regarded as one of the best mountain top restaurants even before COVID-19 began, Top of Cebu is a staple not just a good dining spot but also a tourist attraction as well. They offer mostly Filipino dishes, and the breathtaking view of the mountains make it more of an intimate experience.

Photo from Top of Cebu Facebook Page
Photo from Top of Cebu Facebook Page
Photo from Top of Cebu Facebook Page

Exact Location: Cebu Tops Rd, Busay, Cebu

Operating Hours: 11AM to 10PM, daily

Contact Number: 0906 297 6016

Email Address: [email protected]

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/topofcebu/?ref=page_internal

6. Scooby’s Café

Considered as one of the best stop over cafes for road trips down south, Scooby’s Café offers a variety of meals – from pizzas, rice meals, burgers, milk teas, cakes and to coffees, taking a meal here is definitely worth a try. Plus, the open surroundings the restaurant has provides a fresh air and a safer dining experience.

Photo from Scooby’s Cafe Facebook Page
Photo from Scooby’s Cafe Facebook Page
Photo from Scooby’s Cafe Facebook Page

Exact Location: Dunggoan, Perrelos, Carcar City, Cebu

Operating Hours: 11 AM to 9PM, daily

Contact Number: 0917 325 5552

Email Address: N/A

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/vincentscoobyscafe/



Allison Irv Miller
"There will be days that I'd find myself in different places, but my heart will always be in Cebu."  

Mechanical Engineer | Cebu City

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