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Cebu IT Park Guide: Restaurants, Cafés, and Bars

In this Cebu IT Park Guide, we have listed our favorite places that will offer you a variety of both new tasty adventures and familiar comfort.
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Cebu IT Park, or just IT Park as locals would call it, is probably the best neighborhood in Cebu City where you have access to pretty much everything—hotels, condominiums, restaurants, bars, coffee shops and cafés, convenience stores, banks, spas, gyms, parks, and a mall.

Formerly known as Asiatown IT Park, Cebu IT Park is home to some of the world’s biggest BPO companies, including JPMorgan, Teleperformance, Convergys, Concentrix, and Accenture. But over the years, this 27-hectare central business district has also become a food and entertainment hub, popular among the youth, young professionals, and families.

IT Park is sitting between the villages of Lahug and Apas. It’s a 15-minute ride from Cebu North Bus Terminal (for buses to Camotes Island, Malapascua Island, and Bantayan Island), a 30-minute ride from Cebu City’s port area (for ferries to Bohol, Siquijor, and Dumaguete) and Cebu South Bus Terminal (for buses to Oslob, Moalboal, and Badian), and a 1-hour ride from Cebu-Mactan International Airport.

Indeed, it’s the perfect base if you are staying a bit longer in Cebu. In this Cebu IT Park Guide, we have listed our favorite places that will offer you a variety of both new tasty adventures and familiar comfort.

Sugbo Mercado

Sugbo Mercado
Sugbo Mercado IT Park entryway (CEBU INSIDER PHOTO)

Sugbo Mercado is a night food market that hosts live bands on weekends. It’s open from 4:00 PM to 12 midnight from Tuesday to Sunday. The prices at Sugbo Mercado vary from 80-500 PHP (~1.5-10 USD) per meal. They’ve got food, snacks, desserts, coffee, and alcoholic drinks. Here are our top picks:

✅ Kusina Guadalupe

They serve classic Cebuano grilled meats and seafood and we recommend the boneless lechon (roasted pig) and grilled tuna panga (jaw).

✅ Happy Dippings

They serve a variety of skewered seafood, meat, and veggie balls as well as boiled shabu-shabu style hot pot. This stall takes inspiration from the many street foods found all over Asia.

✅ Cribs

This stall offers scrumptious and unique Indonesian-Dutch cuisines and our favorite so far is the mee goreng paired with sate ayam.

✅ Seabu

Serves an array of fresh and affordable seafood that does not compromise quality or taste. Their cheesy scallops are a must-try!

✅ Moonsky & Sunny

Because there’s always room for dessert, this stall serves rich and creamy ice cream with witty pop culture names like ‘Say Cheesecake’ and ‘Dark Vader’.

Best Restaurants in IT Park

IT Park is home to the most number of contact center establishments in the Metro, and so it’s bustling 24 hours a day. What is expected for such a busy spot? An array of restaurants! Here are a few of our favorites:

✅ Buffalo Brad’s Hot Wings

Choose from the nine delectable flavors of their chicken wings. Buffalo Brads serves portions that are good for sharing. They have two branches in IT Park—one at Garden Bloc park and one at Central Bloc mall. We prefer the Garden Bloc branch since it’s open 24 hours and has a cozy little spot to chill in.

Price: 150-400 PHP (~1.5-8 USD)

Business Hours: Open 24 hours

Contact: 0906 331 3631

✅ Sit-Sit Pungko Pungko

Pungko pungko literally means “sit sit” in English. This Cebuano-style dining experience allows you to point from an array of foods on display, usually deep-fried. From longganisa (sweet sausage) to chicken to siomai to ginabot (pig intestines), your options are wide. If you’re feeling adventurous, this crude dining that’s definitely worth trying.

Price: 10-80 PHP (~0.5-1.5 USD) per piece

Business Hours: Open 24 hours

✅ Ayer’s Lechon House

You’ve never been to Cebu if you haven’t tried lechon. It’s slow-roasted whole pork that’s packed with flavors. They also serve other Filipino food. There are a few branches in IT Park. The i2 Building branch is open 24 hours.

Business Hours: Open 24 hours

Contact: 0927 440 6891

Price: 100-360 PHP (~2-6.5 USD)

✅ Chowa Bunga

A word play on a famous expression to describe a delightful chow. This place serves incredibly affordable Filipino and Cebuano flavors. We recommend trying ngohiong, an adaptation of a Hokkien dish Ngo Hiang, made with vegetables, meat or shrimp, and five-spice powder.

Price: 20-150 PHP (~0.5-3 USD)

Business Hours: 12 MN – 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM – 12 MN

Contact: (032) 416 9837

✅ Yukga

One of the best Korean barbecue places in Cebu. They don’t offer unlimited meat unlike the other Korean restaurants, but they have one of the best meats. All orders come with a variety of unlimited side dishes plus the crowd favorite—steamed eggs.

Price: 299-600 PHP (~6-12 USD)

Business Hours: 11:00 AM – 4:00 AM

Contact: 0917 707 2199

✅ Yakski

For classic Filipino barbeque and grilled dishes, head over to Yaksi. They also serve booze and other Filipino dishes.

Price: 50-200 PHP (~1-4 USD)

Business Hours: 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:30 PM – 12:00 MN

 Contact: (032) 262 3180

✅ Misto at Seda Central Bloc

If you want to treat yourself to a little bit of luxury, try Misto. Lo al fresco and open-air all-day dining and buffet from one of the famous Philippine brand hotels.

Price: 750-1149 PHP (~15-20.5 USD)

Business Hours: 06:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Contact: (032) 410 8899 

Best Pastry Shops and Confectioneries in IT Park

They say, “stressed spelled backwards is desserts.” Go take a vacation from calorie counting and experience the sweet side of Cebu. Here are our top picks:

✅ Kakka Dairy Bar

Kakka serves artisan ice cream with flavors that range from classic vanilla to desserts, candy bars, local ingredients, and even local Filipino delicacies. But if we’re being honest, they’re quite expensive.

Price: 150-400 PHP (~3-8 USD)

Business Hours: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Contact: (032) 259 0417

✅ 10 Dove Street Confectionery

Known for its preservative-free homemade cakes, pastries, and meals, this dainty cake shop has been a staple for Cebuano celebrations.

Business Hours: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Contact: (032) 410 9247

Price: 200-500 PHP (~4-10 USD)

✅ Abaca Baking Company

A homegrown baked goods and patisserie in Cebu is a crowd favorite. Tip: if you visit the shops 1-2 hours before closing, most baked goods, including their cheesecakes, are on sale!

Business Hours: 6:00 AM – 4:00 AM

Price: 130-200 PHP (~1.5-4 USD)

Contact: 0969 512 2934

✅ Leona’s Cakes and Pastries

Loved by Cebuanos for more than 20 years, Leona’s is a homegrown gourmet bakery that is recognized for its premier desserts and pastries.

Price: 100-200 PHP (~2-4 USD)

Business Hours: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Contact: (032) 344 7783

✅ Krispy Kreme

This American multinational doughnut company and coffeehouse chain first opened its doors in Cebu mid 2011. It continues to be a staple for both the coffee and doughnut lovers.

Price: 260-400 PHP (~5-8 USD)

Contact: (032) 238 9827

Business Hours: Open 24 hours

Best Coffee Shops and Cafés in IT Park

For remote workers and digital nomads, you have a variety of options around IT Park. Here are our favorite caffeine havens:

✅ The Coffee Bean Tea and Leaf

Coffeebean, CBTL, is most known for its ice-blended coffees and high-quality teas. Their branch at Garden Row is open 24 hours and has open-air seating.

Price: 180-300 PHP (~3-6 USD)

Business Hours: 8:30 AM – 10:00 PM

Contact: 0922 833 7017

✅ Coffee Bay

Serves breakfast all day along with its wide range of coffee products. Coffee Bay is a favorite place for students and young professionals alike.

Price: 180-300 PHP (~3-6 USD)

Business Hours: Open 24 hours

✅ Starbucks Central Bloc Reserve

No introduction is needed. What makes this Starbucks branch special is its off-the-menu items. Ask for the “barista’s choice” and you’ll be in for a treat!

Price: 200 – 350 PHP (~4-7 USD)

Business Hours: 8:00 am – 8:30 PM

Contact: (032) 272 8606

✅ The Workplace Café

One of the best coworking spaces in Cebu City, The Workplace Café has several branches spread across the metro. They have a 24-hour branch in IT Park where you can work your butt off! They have daily, nightly, and hourly rates for their shared and private working spaces with high-speed internet, ergonomic seats, and complimentary coffee.

Price: 100-400 PHP (~3-8 USD)

Contact: 0956 583 9351

Business Hours: Open 24 hours

✅ Teology Café

For the tea connoisseurs, Teology gives you the same cozy coffee shop vibes but with more culinary choices.

Price: 100-400 PHP (~2-8 USD)

Business Hours: 9:00 AM – 1:00 AM

Contact: 0956 012 2903

Bars and KTV in IT Park

In for a nightcap? Stay for one drink, or two…or three, we don’t judge. Here are our recommendations:

✅ The Park Social

Located near the bus terminal so it’s difficult to miss. Park Social has nightly live bands and serves food and drinks.

Price: 200-400 PHP (~4-8 USD)

Business Hours: 12 NN – 3:00 AM

Contact: 032-421  9719

✅ Pipeline Sports Bar and Grill

Located in a more secluded area, Pipeline is a classic hang-out place for Cebuanos. They have pool tables and serve food and drinks.

Price: 300-500 PHP (~6-10 USD)

Business Hours: 12 NN – 3:00 AM

✅ Kubu Restaurant and Bar

One of the coolest spots in IT Park where you can dine and chill with your friends. We also love its open-air rooftop dining.

Price: 300-1,000 PHP (~6-20 USD)

Business Hours: 4:00 PM – 2:00 AM (Friday) | 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM (Saturday) | 4:00 PM- 12:00 MN (Sunday – Thursday)

Contact: 0956 813 5454

✅ Jubass Restobar and Billards

One of the newer resto bars in IT Park, Jubass has live bands and pool tables.

Price: 300-500 PHP (~6-10 USD)

Business Hours: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM (Tuesday-Sundays) | 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM (Mondays)

Contact: 0968 569 3710

✅ Ambience Bar and Restaurant

Located just beside Jubass. Ambience also serves food and drinks and is preferred by the younger crowd.

Price: 300-700 PHP (~6-14 USD)

Business Hours: 2:00 PM to 1:00 AM

Contact: 0905 352 4868

✅ Music One Family KTV

What’s a trip to the Philippines without karaoke? Music One has KTV rooms with a diverse range of Japanese, Korean, and Chinese songs with hourly rates and consumable packages. They also serve food and drinks.

Price: 200-5,000 PHP (~4-100 USD)

Business Hours: Open 24 hours

Contact: 0919 814 8963

Your Ultimate Cebu Travel Guide

Cebu IT Park might be a departure from the natural outdoor adventures and tropical island getaways Cebu offers. It is the perfect base for digital nomads and tourists who wish to stay longer in the city.

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