24 Hours in Cebu: Design Destinations

One day is certainly too short to see everything Cebu has to offer, but if you know what you’re looking for, one day just might be enough. Zee Lifestyle comes up with an itinerary for the design-inclined—with stops that include some of the most well-designed spots in Cebu, this is definitely a day that’ll offer up some visual inspiration.

 

2015-12 DIR final-1478:00 AM – Breakfast at Yolk

Start your day right with a hearty breakfast, and one at Yolk Coffee and Breakfast will definitely set the tone for a great day. The quirky, Instagram-worthy interiors will charm you once you walk in, but the selection of breakfast items (served all day) will have you falling in love. The Chorizo and Eggs in a Pan are a hearty selection, and the Eggs Benny gives the classic a twist a calamansi-infused hollandaise. Don’t forget a cup of joe—their coffee is some of the best in Cebu.
80 Tres Borces St., Mabolo, Cebu City
(032) 231 0411 | yolkcafeph.com

 

2015-12 DIR final-14810:00 AM – Kenneth Cobonpue Showroom Tour

A designer who continuously gains recognition for his fluid and innovative designs, Kenneth Cobonpue’s showroom is definitely a stop to make in the city for design enthusiasts.
3A General Maxilom Avenue, Cebu City
(032) 233 4045 | kennethcobonpue.com

 

2015-12 DIR final-14912:00 NN – Lunch at House of Lechon

A good number of locals will vehemently pronounce Carcar lechon as the best version of the roasted pig on the island—trouble is, tourists would have to drive more than an hour south to try the juicy meat and flavorful dipping sauce. That, fortunately, is no longer the case, with House of Lechon serving up the Carcar delicacy in the heart of the city, as well as original and spicy versions of the famous pig. And served in a cozy space conceptualized by none other than Vito Selma, it’s a pretty, photo-op worthy stop to your tour.
Acacia Street, Cebu City
(032) 231 0958 | Facebook

 

2015-12 DIR final-1502:00 PM – HoliCow

A portmanteau for Holistic Coalition, and a clever play on words, Holicow is a showroom that brings together local talent and celebrates creativity and innovation. The space hosts pieces from Debbie Palao, Detalia Aurora, Hacienda Crafts, Bunso, Neil Felipp, among others. The extensive collection ranges from furniture and home decor, to accessories and even fabric dolls.
Crossroads Mall, Gov. Cuenco Avenue, Cebu City
(032) 232 0465 | holicow.ph

 

2015-12 DIR final-1514:00 PM – Coffee at UNOS

The team behind UNOS Design Cafe was actually in the business of restoring vintage motorcycles, but when it came time to find a new place for their workshop, they decided to put in a cafe as well. It turns out to be just our luck, with UNOS decorated with the same attention to detail put into their bikes. From the individually hand-painted stools, the color-washed wooden tables or the mural on the white walls, your eyes will have a great time taking it all in while enjoying a cup of coffee and one of their amazing chicken curry puffs.
A. Del Rosario Street, Guizo, Mandaue City
(032) 520 9225 | unosdesign.com

 

2015-12 DIR final-1527:00 PM – Dinner at Kairos

After a meaty mid-day meal, try something a little bit lighter at the Kairos Culinary Loft. The Pinterest-esque rooftop restaurant is by reservations only and serves delicious plant-based cuisine, with The Lazy Chef Chip Lopez hoping to educate Cebuanos about healthy eating. The menu changes everyday, depending on what’s available in the market or what Chip harvests from her own rooftop garden. With a wide range of flavors using spices, sauces and fresh vegetables, you’re definitely not going to miss the meat.
Mandaue City | Facebook

 

2015-12 DIR final-1538:30 PM – Nightcap at Qube Gallery

What better way to end a day than with a glass of cold beer, and Qube has whatever it is that you may fancy. The selection includes beers from all around the world, as well as locally brewed ones from Cebu Brewing Company. Besides the refreshing brewskies, take time to explore the gallery’s exhibition of the moment, which usually features local artists–both young and old. It’s an artistic answer to the nightcap, and one that’s perfect to wrap up a full day.
Crossroads Mall, Gov. Cuenco Avenue, Cebu City
0918 807 4175 | qubegallery.ph

 

by Shari Quimbo
Originally published in Zee Lifestyle Directory, December-January 2016. Like Zee Lifestyle Directory on Facebook.

 

Featured image from Travelieu.com.

Shari Quimbo
Shari Quimbo

Shari Quimbo is the managing editor of Zee Lifestyle. In her spare time, she likes cooking for family and friends, and escaping to the beach on weekends. Follow Shari’s adventures on Instagram at @sharinuh.

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