8 Underrated Coffee Shops in Cebu You Must Try

Coffee is a drink that most people love to sip in the morning, on a cold afternoon, on a hot day, or pretty much anytime of the day and anywhere. With coffee being so popular, a lot of coffee shops opened and grabbed the opportunity to serve coffee and different side meals that coffee lovers would never neglect.

Photo from The Good Cup Coffee Facebook Page

Around Cebu City, there are a lot of coffee shops that serve quality coffee together with delicious daily meals and snacks. From pasta, cakes, muffins, bread, pastries, croissants, rice meals, and many more, these coffee shops have it all. If before, coffee shops only served coffee and some cakes, now, they are like a hybrid of a café and a restaurant.

From hundreds of coffee shops, we’ve narrowed it down to eight of the most underrated coffee shops in Cebu that every coffee lover should pay a visit to at least once in their life.

Let’s get on with the list!

1. 5G Coffee House

5G Coffee House offers different selections of café drinks and one of the best croissants around Cebu. This business was established by a 21-year-old, who started the 5G Coffee House out of mere interest.

5G Coffee House is a cozy place, with wooden dining areas and a pour-over bar, allowing the guests to interact with each other and comfortably enjoy their drinks and food. The coffee house’s specialty is their croissants, in which they reinvented the classic French pastry by incorporating different modern and widely loved flavor combinations into it.

Through 5G Coffee House, croissants became an accessible comfort binge around Cebu, together with their delicious caffeinated and decaffeinated drinks. Make sure to visit this underrated coffee shop in Cebu and get a taste of their special croissants, coffee, and milkshakes.

RATES & OTHER INFORMATION

Best sellers:

  • Legendary Croissant

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HOW TO GET THERE?

Exact location: 7k 2nd Street, San Antonio Village, Barangay Apas, Cebu City, Philippines- Approx. 15 minutes from the city.

BY BUS: Ride any PUJ or beeps that will pass by Brgy. Apas in Cebu City like 17B, 17D. Tell the driver to drop you off at San Antonio Village.

BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “5G Coffee House” in Apas. Parking space is available.

2. Akasya Café

Akasya Café is a coffee shop around Talisay Cebu that offers hot, iced, and blended drinks, mostly caffeinated, together with their different cakes, muffins, puff pastries, and paninis. One can be astonished by the minimalist look of the place, which gives a homey feeling and allows for comfortable dining.

This place has indoor and fresco seats, a selection of different drink flavors, and different cake, bread, or sandwich selections, that guests can choose from once they visit Akasya Café.

Some of their best-sellers are their drinks and their strawberry & cream croissant. With their affordable prices and Instagram-worthy location, drinks, and foods, Akasya Café is surely a great place to hang up with friends or enjoy some “me” time.

RATES & OTHER INFORMATION

Best sellers:

  • Coffee
  • Strawberry & Cream Croissant

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HOW TO GET THERE?

Exact location: Sangi Rd. Tabunok, Talisay City, Cebu, Philippines- Approx. 20 minutes from the city.
The Black Box, Pooc, Talisay City, Cebu, Philippines- Approx. 20 minutes from the city.

BY BUS: Ride any PUJ or beeps that will pass by Tabunok, Talisay City in Cebu like 17B, 17D. Tell the driver to drop you off at Tabunok, Sangi Road.

BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Akasya Cafe” in Cebu. Parking space is available.

3. Dragonfly Café

If you are looking for a place to have breakfast, lunch, pasta, gelato, baked goods, coffee, and many more, Dragonfly Café is a great place to visit around Cebu. Dragonfly Café offers a variety of blended coffee drinks, hot and iced lattes, caffeinated teas, non-coffee drinks, and different breakfast and lunch dishes.

This underrated coffee shop is located in Bonifacio District, Cebu, and the aesthetics of their place are minimalist with a great ambiance. The different foods that they serve are egg dishes, wraps, baked goods, finger foods, sandwiches, different pasta, and many more.

RATES & OTHER INFORMATION

Best sellers:

  • Blended coffee with Ferrero Rocher
  • Baked potato

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HOW TO GET THERE?

Exact location: Bonifacio District, F. Cabahug St 6000, Cebu City, Philippines- Approx. 15 minutes from the city.

BY BUS: Ride any PUJ or beeps that will pass by Bonifacio District in Cebu like 17B, 17D. Tell the driver to drop you off at Bonifacio District.  

BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Dragonfly Café” in Cebu. Parking space is available.

4. Commonly Uncommon

Commonly Uncommon Coffee is a coffee shop located at Crossroads Mall in Cebu City and offers a variety of caffeinated drinks, cold brew, non-coffee, main dishes, pasta, bread, and tea from Hong Kong and Melbourne.

This coffee shop, owned by a coffee connoisseur, serves quality coffee drinks, and different dishes that will surely satisfy its customers. The aesthetic of the coffee shop’s interior is industrial design, like an unfinished building, with steel, wood, and concrete, and everything in black and white tones.

RATES & OTHER INFORMATION

Best sellers:

  • Summer Aglio Olio

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HOW TO GET THERE?

Exact location: Crossroads Mall, Gov M Cuenco, Banilad 6000, Cebu City, Philippines- Approx. 10 minutes from the city.

BY BUS: Ride any PUJ or beeps that will pass by Crossroads Mall in Cebu like 17B, 17D. Tell the driver to drop you off at Crossroads Mall.  

BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Commonly Uncommon” in Cebu. Parking space is available.

5. Good Cup Coffee

Freshly brewed coffee and different bread, cakes, and pastries are just some of the products that Good Cup Coffee offers. This place is more popular for selling packed fresh coffee beans and mixes that a customer can brew himself.

They started as a brick-and-mortar café, but as the pandemic changed a lot of things, they switched to online selling of their fresh coffee beans from all over the world and their different coffee products. Through Good Cup Coffee, one can enjoy a café-style coffee and brew it himself, together with all the instructions and hands-on selling of the shop.

Right from buying, unboxing, and after-sales, Good Cup Coffee engages with its customers so that they can experience the best-tasting coffee that they ordered.

On the other hand, their café has a very minimalistic and clean design that provides a cozy and pleasing aesthetic. Their cups and spoons have unique embellishments, and the coffee that they serve is different from the other coffee shops. A visit to the Good Cup Coffee will undoubtedly be enjoyable due to the wonderful ambiance and delectable coffee.

RATES & OTHER INFORMATION

Best sellers:

  • Brazil Cerrado
  • Sweet Dreams Espresso Blend- Decaf
  • Philippines BACOFA Honey
  • Daily Driver- All-Year Blend

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HOW TO GET THERE?

Exact location: Ramos Street 6000, Cebu City, Philippines- Approx. 5 minutes from the city.

BY BUS: Ride any PUJ or beeps that will pass by Ramos Street 6000 in Cebu like 17B, 17D. Tell the driver to drop you off at Ramos Street 6000.  

BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Good Cup Coffee” in Cebu. Parking space is available.

6. Tightrope

Tightrope is a coffee shop that has two branches, one along F. Cabahug and the other at Velez Medical Arts. This coffee shop offers a variety of caffeinated drinks, non-coffee drinks, breakfast meals, pasta, side dishes, desserts, and main courses for lunch and dinner.

Tightrope has a minimalist aesthetic with black and white tones, wooden chairs, a pour-over counter, and both indoor and fresco seats. They serve quality, freshly brewed coffee, and their dishes are served beautifully, that goes well with their delicious taste.

A lot of customers stated that Tightrope has the best white cold brew in Cebu City, and their foods are just as delightful as their drinks. Together with the great space ambiance and delicious drinks and meals to order, Tightrope is surely an underrated café that deserves way more recognition.

RATES & OTHER INFORMATION

Best sellers:

  • Spanish Latte
  • White Cold Brew
  • Hibiscus Cold Brew
  • Beef Shortrib Sandwich

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HOW TO GET THERE?

Exact location: M. L. Quezon Avenue, F. Cabahug St, 6000, Cebu City, Philippines- Approx. 15 minutes from the city.

Velez Medical Arts, Cebu City, Philippines- Approx. 10 minutes from the city

BY BUS: Ride any PUJ or beeps that will pass by F. Cabahug in Cebu like 17B, 17D. Tell the driver to drop you off at F. Cabahug. The same direction for those who wants to go at the branch in Velez Medical Arts.

BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Tightrope Coffee” in Cebu. Choose among the two branches. Parking space is available.

7. Third Wave Coffee

Third Wave Coffee serves high-quality coffee, roasted lightly and brewed carefully to give the coffee its distinct flavor.

Supporting the third-wave coffee movement, this café serves a variety of espressos, cold brew, non-coffee drinks, different snacks, and salads. Third Wave Coffee also sells manual brewing coffee packs, twin cups, combo snacks, merchandise, and coffee art packages.

This coffee shop has two locations: one on the mezzanine floor of the Car Bar on Acacia St., Gorordo Avenue, and one in Kasambangan, Cebu. The aesthetic of the place is very industrialized, using brick and concrete materials, with coffee and earthy tones.

This café serves one of the best coffees in Cebu City, and they support a lot of organizations and movements, which makes the coffee shop quite special. Enjoy the amazing ambiance, good food, and high-quality coffee at Third Wave Coffee. This place is a must-visit, and you should not miss what this underrated café offers.

RATES & OTHER INFORMATION

Best sellers:

  • Hot brew coffee
  • Cold brew coffee

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HOW TO GET THERE?

Exact location: Mezzanine floor inside the Car Bar, Mariposa corner, Acacia St. Gorordo Avenue, 6000, Cebu City, Philippines- Approx. 15 minutes from the city

417 Gen. Lim St., Inside Bikes & Brews Shop, Kasambangan Cebu City, Philippines-Approx. 15 minutes from the city

BY BUS: Ride any PUJ or beeps that will pass by Mezzanine Floor in Cebu like 17B, 17D. Tell the driver to drop you off at Mezzanine Floor. The same direction for those who wants to go at the branch in Kasambangan.

BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Third Wave Coffee” in Cebu. Choose among the two branches. Parking space is available.

8. 32 Umber Café & Co.

 Supporting the worldwide movement, #stopbadcoffee, 32 Umber Café & Co. is committed to serving quality coffee and different desserts that pair well together. This café offers a variety of black coffee, white coffee, cold brews, non-coffee drinks, desserts, and some savory dishes.

The aesthetic of the place is pleasing black, yellow, and brick tones that give a cool and cozy ambiance. 32 Umber Café & Co. also delivers different bottled beverages and bundles. Furthermore, they have certain selections for vegan customers so that they can also enjoy the other meals that the café offers.

Together with freshly brewed coffee and a sweet dessert, one can surely be satisfied once they visit this café. 32 Umber café is an underrated coffee shop that every coffee lover should visit to enjoy quality coffee and delicious dining.

RATES & OTHER INFORMATION

Best sellers:

  • Espresso Milkshake
  • Apple pie
  • Milky way
  • Trix bar
  • Three-cheese sandwich

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HOW TO GET THERE?

Exact location: The Forum Arcade (beside Grand Convention), Archbishop Reyes Ave, Cebu City, Philippines- Approx. 10 minutes from the city

BY BUS: Ride any PUJ or beeps that will pass by The Forum Arcade in Cebu like 17B, 17D. Tell the driver to drop you off at The Forum Arcade.

BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “32 Umber Coffee & Co.” in Cebu. Parking space is available.



Ram Mancelita
Ram Mancelitahttps://sugbo.ph
"Experiencing Cebu one post at a time."

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