It's that time again when Filipinos keep hearing this joke: "uso ang lindol ngayong Feb 14" (earthquake is "IN" this Feb 14) which means, mot-mots (motels) and all other love inns will hit box office record, once again come love month.
Along with the Valentine season is the tremendous price increase in flowers and choclate shortage in grocery shelves. Not to mention, restaurants and cafes are full and expect traffic congestion at that time. So, my ultimate suggestion for people out there, especially Cebuanos who are going on a date this Valentine's day, PLAN AHEAD.
Going gaga for sweets has always been part of the valentine trend, so, if you are eyeing for a spot to date the love of your life over chocolate cake or ice cream or anything that's sugar-glazed succulents along metro Cebu, this post is definitely right for you.
On this post are some of Cebu's most visited restaurants and cafes to serve the best desserts in town. Feel free to scroll down to find out.
Ps. There's a greater chance that food photos below can be mouth-watering- enjoy drooling though.
Famous for their Brian's Ribs, they are also known for their tempting desserts- a good way to wrap-up your dining. Aside from the Death By Chocolate, their Victor's Peak is "one sweet rock star" and a must try. Dessert ranges from P170.00 to P280.00 (Philippine Currency). They have branches in Ramos, Cebu City; Ayala Center Cebu; The Walk, IT Park, Lahug, Cebu City and SM Seaside City, Cebu (the newest branch). They also have few branches in Manila.
For inquiries and more, visit their official website: www.casaverdecebu.comAddress: The Walk, IT Park, Abad St., Lahug, Cebu City, 6000, Cebu Ph Contact Number: +63 32 412 3336
MICKY'S JAPANESE CAKES CAFE
Situated along N. Escario St., Cebu City, Micky's Japanese Cakes is a cosy cafe that serves Syphon coffee and many more. They are known for their less-sweet-cakes that are yet flavorful and delectable.
If you are conscious with your figure or currently on a diet program, their cakes won't maybe hurt that much when you have a slice or two.
Micky's Japanese Cakes Cafe
Visit their Facebook Page: Micky's Japanese Cakes CafeAddress: N. Escario St., Cebu City, 6000, Cebu, Ph Contact Number: +62 32 232 2567
If you are going on a group date this Valentine's day, #SquadGoals - dig-in for gelato!
Gelatissimo knows how to make a day bright with their Coppa Bambino where you get to enjoy different flavors of gelato in season at a very reasonable price. The bonus part is, the piled gelato really looks stunning in front of you and is a surefire instagram-worthy.
Visit their site: www.gelatissimo.com.phAddress: Luz- Stall # G-100, Level 1, The Terraces, Ayala Center Business Park, Cebu City, 6000, Cebu, Ph Contact Number: +62 32 233 1009
LA MAREA(Just my own view) Their pastries is best paired with hot tea.
Earned popularity and praises for their Warm Brownie Cup, La Marea has been there, standing for years lined up by sweet tooth patrons and Cebuano customers and tourists. So, if you are confused where to bring your date this Valentine's day, play safe, choose La Marea.
Visit Facebook Page for more: La MareaAddress: The Walk, IT Park, Abad St., Lahug, Cebu City, 6000, Cebu, Ph Contact Number: +63 32 416 2348
LA CREPERIE PARIS
What a way to spend Valentine's day with your love over crepes that is, by chance, personally done by the French owner. Their moist crepes but well-cooked come is variety of flavors that you can choose from.
You also get to feel intimacy because the place has limited tables for dine-in customers and patrons- a perfect place for light chit-chats and of course, their flavorful crepes that you cannot find elsewhere in Cebu- it's authentic french crepe.
Visit them on Facebook for promo and more: La Creperie ParisAddress: Unit 1, Sonrisa Suites, Juana Osmeña St., Cebu City, 6000, Cebu, Ph
A Japanese bakery that branched out only in the Philippines from Japan brings delight to Cebuano "Foodies". They are quite new in the Queen City of the South but is automatically loved by Cebuanos.
For those looking after their calorie intake, this shop is another option for you because of their less sweet cakes and pastries, but take note, the flavor remains remarkable once tasted. The place is quite huge with its modern set-up and looks really neat- its a must-visit.
For more info and promo, check out their Facebook Page: Fujinoya, PhilippinesAddress: Wilson St., Lahug, Cebu City, 6000, Cebu, Ph Contact Number: +63915 483 8097
MAITRE CHOCOLATIERTheir edge is the high-end chocolates they use as one of the ingredients on the desserts and food they serve- everything has chocolate. Yes, you read it right, all the food in the menu has a hint of chocolate from cakes to pasta to palatable dishes, and that what makes Chocolatier interesting to the tongue.
This chocolate boutique and cafe is located at the Terraces of Ayala Center Cebu (right beside JCO).
You may visit their web site for more: www.m-chocolatier.comAddress: L1, Acc-F104, Ayala Mall Cebu, Archbishop Reyes Ave., Cebu City, 6000, Cebu, Ph Contact Number: +53 32 238 7116
THE CHOCOLATE CHAMBER
This place is one of the best in the Queen City of the South that every Cebuano and every person who visits Cebu should drop by and try on. They use nothing but premium chocolate on their products plus, you will surely love the away-from-the-city-within-the-city feels because of the calming ambiance the moment you get in to the place.
And they quote, "TCC (The Chocolate Chamber) is an endless pursuit of chocolate distinction."
Visit them on Facebook for more: TCC
Address: 22 Pres, Quirino St., Villa Aurora, Cebu City, 6000, Cebu, Ph
Contact Number: +63917 628 7661