While Cebu might be known more for its sandy beaches and beautiful sea, the mountains of Cebu are a place to behold as well. Restaurant owners are aware of the picturesque view that only high places can provide so they set up their restaurants on the mountainside to give you a wonderful dining experience with a great view. Here are some of the best mountainside restaurants that Cebu has to offer.
Vue by: Delice
Do you want to enjoy a drink or two while basking at the cool mountain breeze? This is the place for you. Vue by: Delice provides great drinks and fine dining just enough to relax and enjoy.
Formerly called Delice, Vue has a great ambiance for dates or a group drinking session with friends. They have a great selection on their menu and their service is the best in Cebu. The must recommends are Chicken Parmigiana and Salmon Fillet Wrapped in Bacon.
Opening Hours: Everyday 11:00 am-10 pm
Location: Veterans Dr., Nivel Hills, 6000 Cebu City
Serenity Mountain Cafe
Situated in Busay, this cafe exudes an idyllic, simple, and relaxing vibe with an amazing view of the mountains of Cebu.
Their specialties include Ube Pie and Burnt Basque Cheesecake which is really topnotch among the desserts to eat here in Cebu. That great experience doubles when you sip a cup of coffee while staring at the magnificent mountain view.
Cafe food isn’t the only food they provide, they also serve Asian fusion cuisines that are just right for your palette.
It is simply one of the best cafe restaurants for its beautiful scenery, relaxing ambiance, accommodating staff, and delicious food.
Opening Hours: 7am-9pm Sat-Sun and Holidays
Location: Serenity Farm and Resort Busay, Sitio Tiguib, Brgy., Cebu City, Cebu FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/serenityfarmresortbusay/
Top of Cebu
Top of Cebu has that 180-degree panoramic view that no other mountainside restaurant can have. During the day, you can see the green mountain slopes while the city and sea are meeting each other through Cebu’s shorelines. While at night, the city light grants you that awesome nightscape view. All of that while dining on scrumptious Filipino and international food.
Some of the recommended dishes to order are Pancit de Cebu and Salted Egg Calamares. They use pancit canton noodles and crispy pancit noodles that have the right spicy and savory taste stir-fried well with the flavors of meat, seafood, and vegetables. The salted egg calamares are breaded and fried to perfection which gives it a chewy and crunchy taste with the additional flavoring of sprinkled salted egg powder. It comes with mango salsa and aioli dip to heighten up the flavor.
Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday: 11AM – 10PM Friday – Sunday: 11AM – 11PM
Location: Brgy. Busay, Cebu Transcentral Highway, Cebu City
FB Page: https://facebook.com/topofcebu/
La Vie in the Sky
Just beside Top of Cebu, La Vie in the Sky also has that wonderful mountain view of Cebu but with a French ambiance. Like its lowland counterpart La Vie Parisienne, La Vie in the Sky is a French restaurant with the finest menu for classy and fine dining. It’s the perfect place for you to Imagine yourself drinking a glass of fine wine while beholding the view.
A definite recommendation to try is their macarons, artisan pizza, oh-so-sweet gelato, and, of course, their wine. You cannot find authentic French wine anywhere else in Cebu than in La Vie. The macarons are always a popular choice among locals. Their artisan pizza has that distinct and unique taste. If you fancy dessert on the mountains, their gelato is right for your enjoyment.
Take note also that there is a 100 peso entrance fee but it is consumable.
Opening Hours: Tuesday 10AM – 1AM Other Days 9AM – 1AM
Location: Cebu Tops Rd. Cebu City, Philippines FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/Lavieinthesky
Liel's Kitchen by Serenity
Liel’s Kitchen is that place where you can enjoy the view of the mountain while enjoying the restaurant’s Japanese cuisine and ambiance. It has great instagrammable areas for picture taking.
If you have kids, it’s a great place for them to have fun and play as there is a playground in front of the restaurant. You can just leave them there while you enjoy a dinner date with your wife or a nice get together with friends after not seeing each other.
Liel’s Kitchen specialty is there shabu-shabu set. Eating them while feeling the cool breeze of the mountains is just the perfect experience. There are also other available Japanese food such as ramen and donburi meals and a cafe menu that includes fruit tea, milk tea, and coffee.
Opening Hours: Every Day 12PM – 9PM
Location: Sitio Tiguib, Brgy. Malubog Cebu City, Philippines