We’ve talked about the exciting white water rafting in Cagayan de Oro and how well the city is rich in natural wonders and tourist destinations. Now, let’s talk about the gems of Cagayan de Oro that will feed your stomach. Perhaps, a place for your special someone or a diner for the whole family. We will also feature some of the best spots for students who’d like to spend some time studying or reading while enjoying a bunch of plated snacks.
This listicle will feature 10 of the best cafes in Cagayan de Oro province. Forget about the famous chains of a coffee shop or the notable ones, let’s discuss the boutique cafes in the city you might not have known before.
A haven for students and bookish people, the Librewry is a fusion of Library and café where visitors could actually find bliss in reading tons of books while enjoying the smell of the aromatic cup of coffee combining the musky smell of the bookshelves. The Librewry is complete with study tables and a variety of books in various genres. Bookish might even spend the whole day reading in the facility with books about novel and fictions. There are also available reference books for students that can be an aid for research. For only Php20, guests can enjoy countless pages of books to read. It’s nice knowing there is such a place like this. And oh, this is a place for reading and sipping only. No space for hush and gossips so better keep silence.
- Address: Cassa Azzurri Building, Don Apolinario Velez Street, Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental
- Contact: +639162486664
Dave’s Beanery Café
Dave’s Beanery Café in the outside looks quite typical as if nothing is extraordinary about it. But when you step inside, you will be impressed with the lovely interior that is mostly made from woods and well-finished timbers. It just so happened that Ms. Jaireen, the owner, and an interior designer, loves the look and textures of woods that she decided to design her own café with it. Not to mention, her love for baking and her husband’s admiration to coffee. So, what would you expect in this café? Woody furniture, sylvan fixtures, and walls with arboreal texture plus the pungent smell of good coffee and a bunch of tasty pastries and goodies.
- Address: Promenade Building Highway Kauswagan Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental
- Contact: 088-323-3588
Bean Voyage Coffee Roasters
The first in the Mindanao island of the Philippines to conceptualize Selfie Coffee where you can have your selfie (or any of your pic) on your frappe to make it very personal. Technically, you’ll be drinking your own selfie so make sure to choose your most appealing selfie ever.
As the name implies, Bean Voyage Coffee Roasters have a travel and tour theme. The baristas are very humble and will greet you with white smiles. And of course, when it comes to their beverages, this café will never fail you. They also serve pasta and waffles.
- Address: Pabayo Gaerlan Sts. Cagayan de Oro City
- Contact: +639177020205
Roadhouse Café is probably one of the café slash restaurants in Cagayan de Oro that is ideal for families or large cliques or associates. People go for their food which is mostly served in platters. Their restaurant is mostly crowded and busy at lunch time and dinner time. So better have your reservation booked ahead of time.
- Address: SM City Cagayan de Oro
Candy’s Café Restaurant
Owned by a professional chef, Chef Candy, Candy’s Café Restaurant offer grandeur resto and deluxe heaven-taste dishes, along with to-die-for cakes and pastries. They got a full array of sweets that will make a selection of order a rather complicated thing to do. They got mini cakes, crepes, and waffles. They got breakfast, pizzas, viands, seafood, salads, soups, and sandwiches all made with the finest ingredients and exquisite flavors. And for drinks, they just got a variety of teas, shakes, and smoothies. They also got spirits to keep your soul burning. Visit Candy’s Café, and I bet you won’t regret it.
- Address: Stall 1151-1152 Centrio Mall, Claro M. Recto Ave., Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental
- Contact: 088-323-1975 / +639177069119
The Hideout Café
If you want to enjoy burger, fries, and milkshake to a whole new level, you ought to try The Hideout Café. This café serves burgers and milkshakes with a twist, something you wouldn’t find in other cafes and bistros. They also have rice meals for the lovers of viands.
- Address: Marfori Compound, Pabayo Gaerlan Street, Cagayan de Oro City
- Contact: +63936452 6198
Brew Berry Café
A homegrown café, Brew Berry Café is one of the rarest eateries that offers a refillable cup of coffee for breakfast – what a great concept to make somebody else’s day. The interior design of the café is quite simple and very classic, but it’s very inviting, humble, and relaxing. They have a menu of affordable fares. They also have platters to serve a family of four or more. They even got Bento meals that students could afford.
- Address: Don Apolinar Velez St., Cagayan de Oro, 9000 Misamis Oriental
- Contact: +639177141668
SLERS Ham & Café
The genesis of SLERS Ham and Café started when Mrs. Fely, a housewife with passion in cooking, started to create her own style of Ham in the years when Chinese Hams were everyone’s fave. Her style was a fusion of Chinese and American ham. Her friends liked it and suggested her to start selling the ham. As time passes by, her endeavor is slowly making a success. Now, they distribute ham for their trusted clients. The name SLERS is an acronym of her five children’s nicknames. Now, they do not just distribute ham but also serve it in their café, serving delicious food to their hungry customers.
- Address: South Bank Plaza Bldg., Velez Corner Yacapins Sts, Cagayan de Oro
- Contact: 088-323-2618
Bigby’s Café offers a homely facility with comfort foods that will (most probably) destroy anyone’s die because of their delicious fares. They have a lovely interior that shows classic modernity. They are often crowded with food crawlers and food trippers. Most guests go there by group; officemates, schoolmates, high school reunions, and peers. Not only people go there because of the ambiance but most especially to taste their indulging, good fares.
Bikes N’ Barrels
A new chic in town that serves as a haven place for budget epicures and gastronomes, Bikes n Barrels offer a cozy place for the hungry tummy. But don’t be too intimidated by its name. The might sound as if the place is only for the rugged motorbikers with tattoos and a long beard. No. Actually, this place is for all sorts of foodies whether you have a wrestler body, or whether you’re an average skinny guy. The café serves delicious cupcakes and mini-cakes. They even serve meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
- Address: Masterson Ave., Carmen, Cagayan de Oro, 9000 Misamis Oriental
- Contact: +639067656474
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