Diamond Suites in Cebu City: 6 Reasons To Stay Here

There are many big name hotels in Cebu City. But that does not keep smaller hotel brands from gaining a significant share of Cebu City's tourism market. In fact, there still seems to be a shortage of hotel rooms for tourists visiting the Queen City of the South. Specially during peak seasons.

One hotel that stands proud among its big name competitors is Diamond Suites. It is located at 8 Apitong Street corner Escario Street, Cebu City. The hotel is on the same site as the sold out Diamond Residences. The latter is a residential condominium property past the 6th floor of the building that Diamond Suites occupies.

Diamond Suites and Residences in Cebu City
Diamond Suites and Residences

The Grain Restaurant's Cakes: A Treat for the Sweet Tooth

Upon invitation of Keene Albert Tan, I was able to sample the signature cakes at The Grain Restaurant. I have a  massive sweet tooth and I was just so happy to be invited.

I sure hoped my blood glucose levels were not too high that time as we were served a huge variety of dessert items, mostly cakes from their signature collection. It was truly a treat for our sweet tooth, and maybe just too much of it we realized after.

Thadz with Keene Tan and Lorenzo at The Grain Restaurant
With Diamond Suites marketing manager Albert Keene Tan

My 5 Favorite Dishes at Harbour City Dimsum

In general, Chinese culinary culture has a very large influence on Filipino cuisine. It is no surprise therefore that Chinese food is quite popular among Filipinos. This is no different for us Cebuanos. Harbour City Dimsum Restaurant is part of a group of Chinese-inspired restaurants that has caught on the Cebuanos love for Chinese food.

My 5 Favorite Dishes at Harbour City Dimsum

Harbour City Dimsum Restaurant
Harbour City Dimsum Restaurant 

Cute Book Nook at Sunday 2 PM Cafe

There is a budding cafe culture in Cebu and the trend is themed spaces largely inspired by Koreans. Cebuanos are not just enamored with Koreanovelas. Or probably, that is part of the inspiration of this growing love affair with Korean culture.

One Korean-operated cafe is located at the corner of the Sarrossa International Hotel building along F. Cabahug Street in Kasambagan, Cebu City. The joint is called Sunday 2 PM Book & Cafe.

Sunday 2 PM Book & Cafe
Sunday 2 PM Book & Cafe

3 Kinds of Cake at Pink Heaven Bistro

I have always wondered why a lot of my friends post often on social media about Pink Heaven Bakeshop and Bistro.

So I checked it out when I was in the area last June 2016. Just a few days after that visit with my brother, they opened a branch at the SM Seaside City in Cebu City.

Pink Heaven Bakeshop
Pink Heaven Bakeshop and Bistro