7 Mountain Cafés in Cebu for Your Next Ride

Going on long rides with your friends and family is an experience that you should try at least once. It can be an intimate moment with your partner as the both of you hop on your motorcycle, or a fun bonding event with your barkada while listening to your favorite tunes in the car. Of course, part of the fun of travelling is the food you eat along the journey. It will surely make your trip memorable as you reminisce on the delicacies you encountered.

To help you find the best spots to get a quick snack or a full-fledged meal, here is a list of seven mountain cafés in Cebu that you should try for your next ride.

1. Heirloom Coffee and Kitchenette

Found in the mountains within Cebu City, Heirloom Coffee & Kitchenette is a terrific spot for coffee lovers and for healthy foodies and nature lovers alike. Treat your taste buds with the delicious food as you gaze to a breathtaking 360-degree panorama of Cebu City’s mountains.

Photo from Heirloom Coffee & Kitchenette Facebook Page
Photo from Heirloom Coffee & Kitchenette Facebook Page

Other Information:

Note: They are still working on their parking spaces for four-wheeled cars, but parking spaces for motorbikes are provided.

How To Get There?

Exact Location: Udlom, Sinsin, Cebu City (near Sinsin Barangay Hall)

BY CAR: You have to take Talisay City access road going to Toledo Manipis Road. They are located near Sinsin Brgy. Hall in Pepito Farm, Cebu City.

2. Crate Café

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. They offer several espresso-based drinks and ample selection of pies, and cakes.

Photo from Crate Cafe Facebook Page
Photo from Crate Cafe Facebook Page

Other Information

  • Opening hours:
    • Monday to Friday: 11AM to 10PM
    • Saturday and Sunday: 7AM to 10PM
  • Contact number: 0995-128-7466
  • Social: https://www.facebook.com/cratecafeph/
  • Full details: https://sugbo.ph/2020/crate-cafe/

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.

3. EVO Nature Camp

For those who seek a nature escapade, and who likes to meditate and find peace within themselves, connect with nature once more at EVO Nature Camp, a 4.5-hectare adventure camp found in the refreshing lands of the municipality of Balamban. Entrance fee is only 55 Pesos!

Photo from EVO Nature Camp Facebook Page

Other Information

How To Get There?

Exact location: Brgy. Gaas, Balamban, Cebu – few meters before Adventure Cafe; approx. 1 hour drive away from JY Square Mall or Marco Polo via the scenic Transcentral Highway.

BY VAN: From the Ayala Center Terminal, take a v-hire going to Balamban via Transcentral highway route. Fare is ₱120 per person (one-way). Inform the driver to drop you off at EVO Nature Camp in Brgy. Gaas.

BY CAR: Parking space available. Just search for “EVO Nature Camp” in Gaas Balamban via Waze or Google Maps.

RENT A CAR / TOUR: Avail an Uphill Cebu Package Tour (9 Destinations in 1 Day) for only P999 at SquadPH Tours and Travels.

4. Adventure Cafe Cebu

Introducing the first resto bar adventure café in the Philippines- Adventure Café at Gaas Balamban, Cebu. Release your stress away from the city and spend your escapade to the fullest while enjoying exhilarating adventures offered just within the café.

Read more about the place here: https://sugbo.ph/2019/adventure-cafe-cebu/

Photo from Adventure Cafe Facebook Page
Photo from Instagram Account of im_reymarkable

Other Information

How To Get There?

Exact location: Brgy. Gaas, Balamban, Cebu (30-45 min drive from JY square or Marco Polo via the scenic Transcentral highway).

PUBLIC: Take a V-hire from the Ayala Center Terminal going to Balamban via Transcentral highway route. Fare is P120 per person (one-way). Inform the driver to drop you off at Adventure Cafe.

PRIVATE: Parking space available. Just search for “Adventure Cafe” in Gaas Balamban via Waze or Google Maps.

RENT: Avail an Uphill Cebu Package Tour (9 Destinations in 1 Day) for only P999 at SquadPH Tours and Travels.

5. Outback Servo

This restaurant is rising above the competition with splendid food, a classy atmosphere, and a grand scenery. Located in the mountains of Ipil-Ipil, Babag 2, Outback Servo serves up divine dishes inspired by Australian brunches and Filipino breakfasts. Their unique spice is the mountain view that you can savor with any meal or snack!

Read more about the place here: https://sugbo.ph/2021/outback-servo/

Photo from Lumad Cebuano Facebook Page
Photo from Lumad Cebuano Facebook Page
Photo from GabMotography Facebook Page

Other Information

  • Open hours:
    • 9AM to 9PM Mondays to Thursdays
    • 8AM to 9PM on Fridays
    • 7AM to 9PM Saturdays and Sundays
  • Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OutbackServo/ 
  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/outbackservo/ 
  • Contact number: 0947-979-9719; 0945-988-5667
  • Full details:

Note: Outback Servo recommends guests to make reservations before visiting.

How To Get There?

Exact location: Ipil-Ipil, Barangay Babag 2, Transcentral Highway, Cebu City – 30 minutes from JY Square Mall.

BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Outback Servo” in Cebu City. Parking is available.

6. Charlie’s Cup

Charlie’s Cup is a roadside nature cafe hanging by the cliffs of Balamban. This treehouse-esque chill destination has a great unobstructed view of the verdant mountains and a very soothing breeze to complement the views.

Photo from Charlie’s Cup Facebook Page
Photo from Charlie’s Cup Facebook Page

Other Information

How To Get There?

Exact location: Brgy. Tabunan, Cebu City — just before the “Welcome to Balamban” sign, approx. 1 hour away from the city. It is located along the highway going to Balamban and just few meters from “21 Kilometers Coffee”.

BY VHIRE: From the Ayala Center Cebu PUV Terminal, take a v-hire going to Balamban. Tell the driver to drop you off at Charlie’s Cup in Brgy. Tabunan. Van fare is around P120 per head (one-way).

BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Charlie’s Cup” in Cebu. Parking space is available upon arrival.

7. Serenity Mountain Café

Nestled in Busay, this quaint yet affordable cafe offers gorgeous mountain scenery as you and your friends enjoy either your coffee or your cuppas. Whether you are making a pit stop on a road trip or decide you would like to experience this cafe, you will surely be glad you visited.

Photo from Serenity Mountain Cafe Facebook Page
Photo from Serenity Mountain Cafe Facebook Page

Other Information

How To Get There?

Exact location: Sitio Tiguib, Brgy. Malubog, Busay, Cebu City — approx. 30 minutes away from the city proper or JY Square Mall.

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

BY HABAL-HABAL: (Not available under community quarantine.) Hire a habal-habal driver (motorcycle for hire) near JY Square Mall in Lahug, and inform him to drop you off at Serenity Farm. Estimated fare is ₱100 per person (max of 2).

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. You can also rent a car via SquadPH Travels.

Marel Floreen Baluyoshttp://www.sugbo.ph
"Cebu is my always."

Chemical Engineer / Associate Editor | Bantayan Island, Cebu

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