Thursday, July 28, 2016

Cebu City in a Day

Although, my recent visit to Cebu was a bit short,  I still managed to discover places I haven't been to and restaurants I haven't tried.  If you happen to find yourself in the city for a day, here's my suggested itinerary.

Breakfast at Trattoria da Gianni

Sausage Set at Trattoria du Gianni

Corned Beef Set at Trattoria du Gianni

Admittedly, we were suppose to go to Abaca at Crossroads, but it was full when we arrived.  Instead, we explored the establishments beside it and found Trattoria du Gianni.  Later on we found out that it was owned by Mateo Guidicelli, a popular local artist.  You can customise your breakfast with a choice of protein, eggs preparation, 3 types of vegetables with either rice or bread.  All meals are served with coffee.

City Tour

Sto. Nino Shrine

Im glad to see the facade fully restored after the earthquake that struck the province a year ago. There's a museum at the back housing church vestments and collection dedicated to the Sto. Nino.  Schedule your visit as they're close during the lunch hour.

Sto. Nino Shrine

Magellan's Cross

Inside the Minor Basilica of Sto. Nino,  Cebu

Yap - San Diego House

The Yap - San Diego Ancestral House is a privately owned museum built in the 17th Century.  Its 90% intact and is still being used by the owners to this day.

Yap - San Diego Ancestral House


Casa Gorordo

Casa Gorordo is right around the corner coming from the Yap- San diego House.  Its being renovated during this time, but a visit to this place is must once they open.

Lunch at House of Lechon

Of all the Lechon places I've tried in Cebu, House of Lechon would have to be the best.  I loved it so much that I'm drooling just remembering their juicy, succulent lichen and the crispy skin.

Munggo, Dinuguan and the Best selling Lechon of House of Lechon

Shop at SM Seaside

What better way to shed the calories from lunch, than a walk on the biggest mall in the Philippines.  With 5 levels of shops and restaurants, its a shopping heaven!

Dessert and Coffee at Rica's Cafe of Henry Hotel

This is my favourite coffee place.  I love the artsy vibe of the interiors, with every nook and corners Instagram worthy.

Me and Yabby at the Henry Hotel

Dinner at Lantaw, Busay

Lantaw is a Native Restaurant with three different locations in Cebu.  They have a floating version in Mactan, The Seaside version at SRP, and the best one to visit at night, The Busay Branch.  Imagine dining on a mountain deck with the night cityscape of Cebu as your background.

Party at Alchology

This happens to be our favourite weekend night hangout.  Not only do they have good air-conditioning, and affordable drinks, they are also very gay friendly.

There you have it!  My condensed itinerary for Cebu City.  Of course there are more attractions and out of the city destinations.  Let's reserve that for another day!

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