You Will Love The Coffee and More at Barako Haus in Cebu City

Coffee shops in Cebu, Philippines are mostly overrated and are usually expensive. I dare say this coming from Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines on a recent business trip. Bacolod City has basic native coffee shops that serve brewed native coffee for as low as PhP 10.00 per cup. Now compare that to the coffee served at Cebu shops that go by the hundreds or just a bit less.

Barako Haus in Cebu City, Philippines
Barako Haus in Cebu City, Philippines

Thankfully though, I stumbled upon a coffee shop near the heart of Cebu City where the price is not that bad. I'm referring to Barako Haus at the corner of Juana OsmeƱa Street and Maria Cristina Street, a stone's throw away from the Baseline residences. A dimly lit cafe with furniture in dark brown varnish, Barako Haus is a cool place to have breakfast, meet up with friends, or just simply hang out.

Barako Haus in Cebu City, Philippines
The interior at Barako Haus in Cebu City, Philippines


Barako House in Cebu City, Philippines
Cozy lounge at Barako House in Cebu City, Philippines

Refillable Coffee at Barako Haus in Cebu City, Philippines

Barako Haus in Cebu City, Philippines
Barako Haus in Cebu City, Philippines

Well, technically their coffee is still priced high: PhP 85.00 for a cup caffe Americano using Arabica beans, PhP 75.00 for a cup of caffe Americano using Maharlika coffee or Liberica beans, and PhP 240 for a cup of civet coffee. The good news however, is that they offer refillable coffee alternating between Maharlika or Arabica servings. Their refillable coffee can be refilled thrice after the first serving. If you want milk with your coffee, just pay a PhP 5.00 add-on. With refillable coffee, a cup of coffee at Barako Haus can cost as little as PhP 17.50 per cup. And you can choose to have it served hot or iced.

Maharlika Coffee at Barako Haus in Cebu City, Philippines

Maharlika coffee uses Liberica coffee beans and is widely known in the Philippines as Kapeng Barako, a staple in Batangas province. The Maharlika coffee at Barako Haus in Cebu City, Philippines is sourced from Batangas! It has a stronger coffee flavor compared to Arabica coffee.

Barako Haus in Cebu City, Philippines
Iced coffee at Barako Haus in Cebu City, Philippines

What Else to Enjoy at Barako House in Cebu City, Philippines

Aside from serving good coffee, Barako Haus also offers all day breakfast meals, pastries and dessert items, pili nuts, pasta, grilled sandwiches, and smoothies. Complimentary breakfast for Mandaue Hotel situated above is served by Barako Haus. Breakfast options are chorizo de Cebu, bacon, tocino, and tapa. All breakfast meals come with your choice of scrambled or sunny side up egg, a cup of coffee, atchara, and a cup of plain rice. Bacon is my personal favorite among their breakfast meals.

Barako Haus in Cebu City, Philippines
Tocino for breakfast at Barako Haus in Cebu City, Philippines


Barako Haus in Cebu City, Philippines
Chorizo de Cebu for breakfast at Barako Haus in Cebu City, Philippines
I love their Oreo cheesecake cookies, the pili nuts with garlic, and the grilled chicken and egg sandwich.

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