Bring your fur babies to these 5 pet-friendly restaurants in Cebu City

To a lot of us – pets are more than animals; they are members of our families that bring us happiness and affection. 

There is nothing quite as enjoyable as having your animal friend by your side when dining out. 

But getting lucky with a restaurant that does not mind having you bring them with you may frequently feel like looking for a needle in a haystack. 

However, there are hidden havens where pets are warmly welcomed! In the city of Cebu, these restaurants provide a distinctive and welcoming experience that enables pet owners to enjoy delectable meals while cherishing special times with their cherished pets!

Here are 5 pet-friendly restaurants in the metropolis. 

1. AYO AYO Cafe & Sauna 

As a place for rest and rejuvenation in a city where saunas are hard to come by, AYO AYO stands out. 

However, this location is more than simply a place to relax; it is a combination of various experiences that will leave you wanting more.

Prepare your taste buds for a gourmet adventure as you enter the cafe’s pleasant setting. A delicious variety of Japanese dishes, with a touch of Italian-inspired creativity, are available at the AYO AYO Cafe. Enjoy chewy udon noodles that have been redesigned with mouthwatering Italian tastes that will surprise your tongue. Don’t forget to try their signature gyozas, which are packed with flavorful fillings that will leave you wanting more.

But AYO AYO Cafe’s allure extends beyond its menu – meet Given, the endearing local golden retriever and the inspiration behind this wonderful place. Given brings an extra element of friendliness and joy to your stay with her happy tail-wagging and playful personality. 

Pet owners can create memories and enjoy a comfortable atmosphere while spending quality time with their pet friends.



  • Buko Basil Lemonade
  • Fresh Buko
  • Blue Ternate Tea Lemonade



Exact Location: 44 Emilio Osmeña Street, Guadalupe 6000 Cebu City, Philippines


BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “AYO AYO Cafe & Sauna” in Guadalupe. Parking space is available.

2. Acacia Steakhouse

Meat lovers and their four-legged friends will find refuge at Acacia Steakhouse!

This steakhouse offers a dining experience that honors both human and animal carnivorous instincts in an open area that welcomes pets.

Steak is the center of attention at Acacia Steakhouse. This restaurant takes pride in serving exquisite steaks that will excite your taste buds thanks to its skill in the grilling arts and dedication to premium meat cuts. Each steak, whether it is a juicy sirloin or a tender ribeye, is masterfully grilled to perfection, guaranteeing a savory experience.

But Acacia Steakhouse would not make it to this list if it were not pet-friendly. The steakhouse goes the extra mile to make sure that our furry friends may indulge in the meaty pleasures as well because they are aware that pets are natural carnivores. 

Due to the menu’s particular selections for our canine companions, pet owners can savor the pleasure of dining with their cherished animals. Pets can enjoy their fair portion of the carnivorous feast, which includes sumptuous steaks and well-cooked meat bites.



  • Black Pepper Steak
  • Choice Ribeye
  • Seafood Aglio Olio



Exact Location: Acacia Street, Green Valley Subdivision, Capitol, Cebu City

BY COMMUTE: Ride any jeep going to Osmeña Blvd and tell the driver to drop you off at Green Valley Subdivision. At Acacia Street, you can find Acacia Steakhouse.

BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Acacia Steakhouse” in Capitol. 

3. IL Corso’s Food Yard

By the seaside, in lL Corso, there is a food yard booming with treats and life. 

The pet-friendly food yard by the sea has its fair share of delicious foods that suit a variety of tastes and preferences. There is something to fulfill every craving, from locally-sourced seafood specialties to pizzas baked to perfection. 

Even our animal pals are in for a treat at the pet-friendly food yard by the sea! Our friends are natural carnivores, therefore, the park can ensure they can also enjoy their portion of meaty treats.

IL Corso’s food yard offers a peaceful and welcoming environment for spending time with your beloved pets, even if they are not wanting to indulge in a meal. There are numerous designated play areas and open areas where your pets may run around, chase after balls, and socialize with other kind animals. 




Exact Location: Il Corso, North Parking Area, South Road Properties, Cebu City — approx. 18-25 minutes away from SM City Cebu.

BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “IL Corso North Parking Area.” The estimated fare is ₱150-200 from SM City Cebu.

4. Charlie’s Cup

Charlie’s Cup is a wooden fantasy land! And who loves sticks more than a dog does?

Perched on the cliffs of Balamban amidst the spectacular scenery of Transcentral Highway,  this gem that encapsulates beloved locals not only provides a breathtaking panoramic view but also warmly welcomes pets, making it a paradise for pet owners looking for magical moments in the embrace of nature.

At Charlie’s Cup, you can savor mouth-watering pastries and espresso drinks while taking in the breathtaking views that spread as far as the eye can see. The wooden building mixes in perfectly with the landscape, adding a natural charm that accentuates the cliffs of Balamban’s natural beauty. 

Charlie’s Cup offers a calm haven to get away from the bustle of daily life, whether you’re looking for a moment of peace or a chance to make enduring memories with your pet.

People frequent Charlie’s Cup for its snacks and espressos, as well as the opportunity to spend time with their cherished dogs. Together, you can take in breathtaking vistas, savor the cooling breeze that caresses the cliffs, and create cherished memories that will live on in your hearts forever.



  • Iced Americano
  • Chocolate decadent
  • Big breakfast



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 a few meters from “21 Kilometers Coffee”.

BY V-HIRE:  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 Brgy. Tabunan. 

5. Chixboy Busay

Another one nestled in scenic hills, we have Chixboy Busay. 

Chixboy Busay’s stunning offers an outdoor eating experience and a breathtaking city vista. 

The welcoming environment that embraces both pet owners and their furry companions, delivering a wonderful experience for all, is what distinguishes the place – not just the view.

You can enjoy the scrumptious barbecues and delicious kwek-kwek (deep-fried quail eggs) while you indulge in the dazzling cityscape. This is especially true during the romantic evening hours. They can behold the sparkling lights in the open-air setting, which creates a captivating and energizing experience that will keep their tails wagging in ecstasy.

Allow the flavors to capture your taste buds, immerse yourself in the mesmerizing lights, and bask in the company of your companions. In this pet-friendly area where food brings out the life of the woods, the beauty of Busay and the joy of pet companionship intertwine to create an unforgettable dining experience.



  • Sisig
  • Pork Steak
  • Chicken Paa



Exact Location: Busay, Cebu City (near Temple of Leah) — 15-20 minutes away from JY Square or the main road.

BY HABAL-HABAL: Ride a motorbike (max of 2 persons per bike) near or surrounding from JY Square Mall in Lahug. It would cost only P100 per head per way – P150 for 2 people. You may need to pay more and schedule ahead if you want a ride back from the city. Inform the driver to drop you off at Chixboy restaurant.

BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Chixboy” in Busay.

Pet-friendly restaurants have evolved into more than just places to eat in a world where animals have a special place in our hearts; they have become havens for treasured moments and shared experiences. 

They offer a setting where the link between people and their pets can blossom, where happy purrs and wagging tails mingle with mouthwatering tastes and captivating ambiance. So, as you set out on your next dining excursion, keep in mind to look for these pet-friendly gems, where our love for our pets is honored, and priceless memories are created.

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