Acacia Steakhouse

Some good places to eat in Cebu are hidden from plain sight or are situated in rather peculiar corners. Aside from the fact that they are not easily found and where not many public utility vehicles ply a route, one gets to ask whether it is worth the trouble to even get there.

I found myself dining in one of these curiously hidden places in late May 2016. It was an unplanned lunch date with fellow bloggers who were members of the Cebu Blogging Community. With me were Jullian, JL, and Carlo.

Acacia Steakhouse
Acacia Steakhouse

Hausbrandt Caffe Opens First Philippine Branch

Italian cafĂ© chain Hausbrandt  Caffe now operates in more than 70 countries worldwide.

It has recently opened it's first ever Philippine branch at Cebu City. Their store is located at the second floor of Arcade 1, Capitol Square along Escario Street in Capitol Site, Cebu City. They open from 8 a.m. until 12 midnight.

Hausbrandt Caffe
Hausbrandt Caffe opens in Cebu City

4 Kinds of Cupcakes at Fudge

Fudge is fast becoming a favorite dessert place among Cebuanos. Aside from it's lava cake, another item worth a try at Fudge are the 4 different kinds of cupcakes that they serve. These are the calamansi, vanilla, chocolate, and the pink velvet cupcakes.


The chocolate-flavored variety at Fudge is but a chocolate cupcake with white icing. Bittersweet cake with some sweet icing on top. Cost is PhP 50 per piece.

Chocolate-flavored cupcake at Fudge
Chocolate-flavored cupcake


With a green, tangy-tasting green frosting, I find this variation kind of weird for my palate. Sweet cupcake base with a sweet and tangy frosting. It's the frosting that tasted a little different. This is sold at PhP 50 a piece.

Calamansi-flavored cupcake at Fudge
Calamansi-flavored cupcake

Pink Velvet 

Aside from the pink candy cane sprinkles on its frosting, the cupcake itself has somewhat of a pink color. This is sold at a higher price than the other varieties at PhP 70 each.

Pink velvet cupcake at Fudge
Pink velvet cupcake


The vanilla-flavored cupcake at Fudge is my personal favorite. The frosting on the vanilla cupcake is a little crispier compared to the frosting on the other varieties. This also sells at PhP 50 each.

Vanilla-flavored cupcake at Fudge
Vanilla-flavored cupcake

Note: On top of the prices at Fudge, there is also a service charge  which amounts to approximately 10% of the bill.

Branches and Contact Information

A. S. Fortuna Street Branch 

Business Address: 888 A. S. Fortuna Street, Banilad, Cebu City
Operating Hours: 
  • 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. from Sundays to Thursdays
  • 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight on Fridays and Saturdays
Telephone Number: (032) 416 1727
E-mail Address:

Ayala Center Cebu Branch

Business Address: 4th Floor, Ayala Center Cebu, Cebu Business Park, Cebu
Operating Hours:
  • 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. from Sundays to Thursdays
  • 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight on Fridays and Saturdays
What is your favorite cupcake at Fudge? Let us know in the comments section below.