Cafe Laguna: Serving Authentic Filipino Cuisine and Best Palabok of 2020 | Cebu City, Cebu

Delicious, Authentic, and Truly Filipino!

In SunStar Best of Cebu 2020, Cafe Laguna was awarded as the Best Palabok on the island! Pancit Palabok is a noodle dish that is topped with a bright orange shrimp sauce and several ingredients such as boiled pork, crushed chicharon, tinapa flakes, fried tofu, scallions, and fried garlic.

It is a very tasty meal making it one of pinoy’s party menu favorites! Get to know more about this prominent brand that offers timeless Filipino dishes on their menu with…


Café Laguna takes pride in their 25 years of existence in the culinary business. The restaurant business is a labor of love of the Laguna Group of Companies’ matriarch, Julita, and late husband Ricardo Urbina. Who was inspired by her mother, Lita who nurtured her passion for cooking through years of learning and improving their dishes.

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From Laguna, Ric, Lita and their children relocated to Cebu and decided to open a small carenderia, called “Mother’s Best.” The simple “turo-turo” transformed into a fully-air conditioned 10-table resto, which was then named into Café Laguna in 1991 at the Veteran’s Drive.

Cafe Laguna continues to serve their famous puto bumbong, lumpiang sariwa, pancit palabok and selected Filipino specialties. And they also share their significant part of a bigger umbrella to what is now known as the Laguna Group of Companies. Making it their passion to bringing the Filipino cuisines to the international platform.

Best of Cebu 2020: Palabok

We’ll definitely start with the Cafe Laguna Palabok that made the hearts of Cebuanos’ swoon. Cafe Laguna Palabok is oozing with umami flavors from its thick savory sauce to the generous variety of toppings that include shrimp, squid, shredded cabbage, green onions and crushed chicharon.

Cafe Laguna Palabok is ultimately a feast in your mouth waiting to happen. And of course, a squeeze of calamansi is the winning piece of the puzzle!

Chicharon Bulaklak

An appetizer widely recognized in the Philippines, the chicharon bulaklak is crispy deep-fried ruffled fat is best eaten when it just came out of the fryer! Cafe Laguna’s version of it is best eaten as a stand-alone or you can also dip it in spicy vinegar.

Beef Kare-kare

Kare-kare is indeed a Filipino classic dish. It is a curry stew complemented with a thick peanut sauce, beef shanks, and leafy greens. Pair their signature kare-kare together with their fresh bagoong, and you’ll surely gonna crave for more!


Originally, the Paella is a Spanish dish. What makes it Filipino is that the Filipino version of Paella, or Paelya, makes use of glutinous rice that Cafe Laguna makes fresh everyday, and then topped with various vegetables, seafood, chicken and boiled eggs.

Puto Bumbong

Take our word for it, avid customers of Cafe Laguna, choose to not leave the restaurant without having a delicious bite of Puto Bumbong. Puto Bumbong is a Filipino dessert usually eaten during the Christmas season but it can be eaten at any given day as long as you crave for it.

It’s made out of ube, or purple yam, and then made into a purple rice cake steamed in bamboo tubes. It’s as if a meal is never complete without it!

Contact Details


  • Ayala Center Cebu – Level 1, Ayala Center Cebu Cebu Business Park, Cebu City
  • SM City Cebu – Ground Floor, The Northwing, SM City Cebu North Reclamation Area, Cebu City
  • SM Seaside City – Upper Ground Floor, City Wing, SM Seaside City Cebu South Road Properties, Cebu City

Restaurant Hours

  • Ayala Center Cebu – 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • SM City Cebu – 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • SM Seaside City – 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Contact Numbers

  • Ayala Center Cebu – (032) 231 0922
  • SM City Cebu – (032) 236 4132
  • SM Seaside City – (032) 261 7238

Social Media: Facebook and Instagram

Cafe Laguna is indeed the home of authentic Filipino culinary cuisine. Don’t get enough of good food with Cafe Laguna! What’s one thing on their menu you want to try out? And what’s one dish of theirs that is your favorite? Let us know by sharing with us your thoughts!

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Written by Rose Sangre

Bookworm | Organizer | Engineer to be | CONTRIBUTING EDITOR
📍Cebu, Philippines
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