THE month of September marks a milestone anniversary for Cafe Laguna, a restaurant that started in an apartment building in Lahug, Cebu City. Since 1991, long-time patrons come by for their favorite puto bumbong, lumpiang sariwa and other dishes prepared in the kitchen of founder and Laguna native Julita Urbina. After 30 years, Café Laguna continues to serve its customers in branches across the Visayas and Mindanao.
When one walks into a Café Laguna branch, diners are usually families celebrating a graduation or reuniting with balikbayan relatives, others taking a break from running errands. Also a regular sight are business partners or work buddies sharing ideas over a hearty meal. Even foreign tourists come, eager to try Filipino cuisine and its many flavors and textures.
What remains the center of Café Laguna is family tradition and connection. While the world turns to more intimate or virtual means of being with others, Café Laguna takes its menu beyond the restaurant and into the homes and go-to spots of its community.
The brand offers its Laguna Platters for small get-togethers. From bestsellers like kare-kare and pandan chicken to more special dishes like lechon belly and baked lasagna, the lineup is sure to satisfy the entire family. Kakanin are also available to order, with crowd favorites like sapin-sapin, biko and bibingka. Filling and sweet, these are a great pick-me-up for those working from home or attending online classes.
Both platters and kakanin are perfect gifts for friends and family. Ordering is simple: one can call a preferred branch and arrange for pickup or delivery.
Restaurant visits are a safe affair as Café Laguna follows health protocol and offers outdoor dining for a breezy and cozy meal. Cashless payment options are also accepted to accommodate customers both in-store and remote.
On Sept. 28, 2021, Café Laguna gives thanks to its community by giving out free kakanin samplers for those ordering for dine-in, takeout and delivery at its branches in Ayala Center Cebu and SM City Cebu.
For orders and inquiries, Café Laguna is reachable through the following means:
Ayala Center Cebu: (032) 231 0922 / 0917 590 3662
SM City Cebu: (032) 236 4132 / 0922 547 1470