In today’s world where coffee shops and cafés are super trendy, we are always on the lookout for a new and good place to hang out with family, friends and loved ones. Personally, I’ve been hopping from cafe’s to another in search for a pinterest-y and as I always say, instagrammable ambience that’s very refreshing to one’s eyes. Once I see the place would be picture-perfect, then that’s the time I will check that spot and hang out with myself, most of the times. Honestly, my first impression goes to the coziness and good vibe of the place and how nice it would look on pictures; and when I’m there to see it myself, that’s the only time that I come to verdict with the foods they serve. What I say, is that, for most of us, we judge according to what we see first, so generally, it would always be “Place First, Food Second”. 🙂
Luckily, and by grace, I’ve come to scroll on Facebook this newest cafe opened in Nasipit, Talamban, Cebu City – the place where I come to study. If you are living or familiar in Talamban, you’ll know how cafes are rampant in the area. Near USC or University of San Carlos alone, with just few walks, I’ve been to five different cafes already. I am happy now to include this newly opened and newly cafe I discovered, the 6th cafe on my list, and I can’t wait to share to you all. Fellow Laagans at heart, I introduce to you, Talamban’s newest craze – RCC Cafe and Resto!
Formerly located in Banilad, this cafe is back to business with a larger space this time! RCC Cafe and Resto had just their soft opening last September 14 and is set for their grand opening this October 14, 2019! Although the place is still on its soft opening, a lot of people have been coming already, regardless of age or status. I’m even surprised but happy to see groups of friends and families, even with babies, coming to this place. That only means that RCC cater and are opened to different mass of people because as I always see, the cafes I went to are mostly filled with either students or young professionals.
If you come to this place, the first thing you’ll notice and for sure you’ll love is the cool, chic environment that is pastel-colored cubes or spaces, each space with its distinct huge pastel palette, very delightful to everyone’s eyes! You can’t miss to have your selfies all over the place!
The area on the second floor is perfect for students who would just want to chill or study as the place have enough space where you can work with school stuffs. Plus, the cafe offers its unlimited use of wifi when you order a minimum amount of 100php. When we were there, a group of teeners where actually doing their school project.
Aside from this cozy atmosphere, they also offer different varieties of food from meals to snacks, to cakes and pastries, to ice-blended drinks, coffees, frappes and milkshakes which are their specialty, by the way. Their flagship among the meals on the menu are the crispy sisig and chicken teriyaki. Definitely you can come to RCC Cafe anytime of the day!
Exact Location: Gov. M. Cuenco St., Nasipit, Talamban, Cebu City (The place is the building next to EV Academy, with a signage of RCC Cafe), walking distance from USC – Talamban Campus.
Mark your calendar and watch out for RCC’s grand opening set on October 14, 2019! Once it’s fully functional, the cafe plans for the following:
open for bookings/reservations for special occasions
unlimited coffee for working students/professionals
HOW TO GET THERE?
By jeepney and grab/taxi: Ride any jeep that will pass Talamban (13C, 62B/62C, 24G, 13I). Ask the driver to drop you off at EV Academy (Reviewer for IELTS). The building next to it is already the place for RCC. That’s infront of Goodyear. The place is along the road, so it’s very easy to locate.
CAR: If you’re bringing your own car, navigate the place via Waze or Google Map. Just search “RCC Cafe in Nasipit Talamban”. There’s a parking space but very limited.
Watch my vlog about this fun experience on my YouTube Channel : Maistrang Laagan or you can watch it here (Please don’t forget to subscribe) 🙂
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many of you love the atmosphere of working in a café? Perhaps for some, they
love the smell of a brewing coffee; others may after the air-conditioned place that
makes them stay cool and comfortable; some would love the cozy background
perfect for their social media posts; or for most, they seek for the strong
internet connection they need for their research and other stuffs.
a person like me who originally came from South of the Philippines, Zamboanga
and Basilan, studying or working in a café is a new thing to do. When I first
came to Cebu to pursue my higher education, I didn’t know this thing is a
trend! When I was studying in college, I remember working for my school-related
stuffs and studying for my exams either in the boarding house only or in the
school library. We only had internet shops then where most students indulge in
playing online games or doing some research for a school project.
I came to Cebu to study, I had a hard time doing my school works, reading
hundreds of pages of articles, writing my papers and meeting my deadlines
because I had one nursery and two pre-schoolers who would always interrupt me
when I am about to work. Then, I was able to enter this very cute café (that
was my first) and I had a pleasant stay there studying and working on my school
I realized that there are actually many cafés in town, and the choices are limitless! In my 11 months of stay in Cebu now (as of this writing), I had been hopping from cafés to another in search for a perfect place to work. I was never satisfied for the total service of each of these cafés. There are those with little space that gets crowded when too many gets in. Others also may have a nice, instagrammable ambiance but offers a poor internet, which is a sad thing for me. For most of the cafés, students who get in are merely chitchatting, others in high tone that distract others’ work. For these reasons, my work is always interrupted and I cannot perform at my best and fullest potential.
At last, I Found You!
Just 2 months ago, my husband’s classmate introduced us to this café in F. Ramos. Those were the days when our finals were coming, and the school year is almost to end. We had a lot of papers to do – strenuous writing that needs 100% concentration. The first time I went here, I posted it already in my Facebook account because I was so happy and satisfied. Since then, my husband and I have been coming here whenever we needed a place to work.
Even if it is far
from our place, Bacayan, we don’t mind coming to this place because nothing
compares the comfortability and super-fast internet connection that the place
Friends and laagans, I introduce to you my favorite café in town – WORKPLACE CAFÉ! Everything in my checklist, things that I look for in a café, are all present here, with still a lot of things to offer that makes us a happy and contented customer.
What Makes Workplace Café Different From Others?
Workplace Café is the first co-working café in the Philippines and is such a best place to study and work while you are enjoying a coffee shop ambiance. I have enumerated below the things I love about this place – the reasons why I always love to come back whenever I have a serious work to do.
1. Super-Fast Internet Connection
This is my topmost favourite reason why I love coming back to Workplace. They actually offer a fiber wifi connection that is super fast and super strong. With Workplace, you will never be disconnected!
I go to a café, I always position myself to a table close to a power outlet.
Here in Workplace, wherever you are seated, power outlets are present! You will
never have a problem charging your mobile phones, laptops or any gadgets you’re
love the swivel chairs here. I always feel comfortable even if I stay and sit
for long hours. I never feel any discomforts.
4. Cozy and Peaceful Ambiance with Cool Interior Design
place and its interior design is very relaxing, and upon your first step in the
café, you’ll say that the people here are very engrossed with whatever they’re
working. It inspires you to work harder, too. You’ll hear no shouting or
talking in a loud voice – peaceful, indeed!
5. Power Nap Station
When you feel sleepy and drained from long hours of working, you certainly would want to pause, take a break and take a nap. Don’t worry there’s a place, too, where you can comfortably close your eyes and sleep. The last time we went here, I honestly had taken a long nap! Haha
6.Open 20 Hours Daily
We don’t need to worry on rushing things thinking that the café will soon close at a specific hour. In most cafés, they are only open until 12MN or 2AM at most, the next day. At workplace, they operate from 10AM to 6AM (the next day). Usually, MM and I come to Workplace even at 8PM or 9PM because we know we still have long hours to work.
7.Buying of Foods Not Compulsory
Most of the cafés will require you to buy and order food first before you can use the amenities. Here at workplace, you’re not required to buy, you can actually bring your own food if you don’t like to buy. You only have to pay here their hourly/daily/monthly rates and you’re good to go:
Hourly Rate: 60php on the first hour and 40php on the succeeding hours.
Daily Rate: 320php (best for those staying 8 hours or more)
Monthly Rate: 5000php per month inclusive of a locker
The rates you pay include a complimentary drink, either an iced tea or a brewed coffee. Paying the rates above will grant you access to the amenities offered by Workplace.
8. Delicious Meals and Snacks that Support Local Products
may not require you to buy their food but in case you want to order, their menu
offers palatable meals. Aside from this, their coffees are fresh from Bukidnon
Farms and their signature chocolate drink are chocolate tableas from cacaos
harvested from a local farm in Argao, Cebu.
9. Conference Room
When you are in a small group who would want to hold meetings, conference and workshops, Workplace also has a conference room that caters to this kind of event. Check out the conference rooms and its rates below:
F. Ramos Branch:
1 to 8 pax
550php first hour
450php succeeding hour
One-time consumable of 200php worth
40php/hour per person in excess of 8
Maximum chair capacity is 12
to 20 pax
consumable of 300php worth
Room (Ground Floor)
to 15 pax
php first hour
consumable of 200php worth
Room (Second Floor)
Up to 20 pax
750php first hour
650php succeeding hours
One-time consumable of 300php worth
10. Friendly and Approachable Staffs
It is important for the customers that the staffs are very warm and friendly and they have it here. The guard in fact is very welcoming as he opens the door for you.
11. Systematic Ordering and Checking-in
When customers get in, they log in and are given a certain number and the voucher code for the wifi. When this customer will order food from their menu, the orders are registered systematically to their computer with the customer’s corresponding number. Payments will be settled upon the checkout of the customer.
Three Branches to Choose From
Choose which place is
near you and experience studying and working in a coffee shop vibe:
Ramos Branch (Main Branch)
#4 Yap Building, F. Ramos St., Cebu City
10 AM to 6 AM (nextday)
#2 Autogas Station, Banawa, Guadalupe, Cebu City
10 AM to 6 AM (next day)
Jamestown, Mantawe Ave., Tipolo, Mandaue City, Cebu
8AM to 4AM (next day)
A Tour at Mandaue Branch
How to Go to Workplace Cafe?
If you’re bringing
your own vehicle, or riding a taxi or a grab, the place can be navigated using
Waze or Google Map, just search for “Workplace Café” and select the location of
the branch you would like to go.
If you are riding a
jeepney, you may follow these routes:
F. Ramos Branch:
a jeepney going to Ramos and tell the driver to drop you off at St.Paul College
which is fronting Workplace. Ride a 14D jeepney (from Ayala), 17C if you are
from Lahug and 13B jeepney from Talamban.
SM City or E-Mall, ride a 01K Jeepney bound for Parkmall.
Ayala, ride a 12L Jeepney bound for Labangon and ask the driver to drop you off
at 7-Eleven Banawa.
Wait, There’s More!!!
Avail Workplace Café’s promo now of unlimited brewed coffee and/or iced tea when you check-in the café anytime between 10AM to 12:00 NN. Promo valid until July 31, 2019! Come and visit at the branch near you!
Something To Share?
Tell me about what you think of the place. If you have gone here, share to me your experience or your pictures working on this cafe! Enjoy wandering and happy working, laagans!!!