Unlike others, Paris isn’t my dream destination. However, I can’t pass on a good plate of French cuisine nor a box of macarons.
When I visited Cebu for the first time, I’ve included La Vie Parisienne in one of the restaurants I must try. It’s also been highly recommended by a good friend and fellow blogger, Patricia Tan.
This restaurant not only offers some of the best French pastries, wines, and deli products in the entire country but also an authentic French experience – an experience that is as traditionally French as in a genuine Parisian bakery and deli shop.
Their interior features classic and sophisticated pieces that add up to the whole Parisian vibe.
To be honest, there’s really nothing special about their food. One would think that their menu offerings can be seen elsewhere. Although to be fair, the food tastes good and is priced fairly. However, what I especially liked about La Vie Parisienne’s food is the plating and the added ambiance that you get while you enjoy your meal.
Once you get inside the bakery, you will see baked pastries well-displayed on the table. Bread dough of their pastries were prepared all the way in France and then baked at La Vie Parisienne. They also have a fine selection of macarons – it wouldn’t be a French restaurant without it, right?
They also have a wine cellar filled with fine choices of wine which they sell by the bottle.
Exact location: 271 Gorordo Avenue, Lahug, Cebu City. 15-30 minutes away from Fuente Osmena Circle; 10 minutes away from Ayala Center Cebu; 1 hour away from Mactan Airport.
BY JEEPNEY: Ride any jeepney going to Gorordo Ave or Lahug. Inform the driver to drop you off at “La Vie” near UP Lahug Campus. These are the jeepneys that will pass through La Vie:
- 04L from SM City Cebu (near APM Mall)
- 17B/D from USC Main (near Jollibee)
- 04C from Colon via Ramos
- 04H from Colon via Jones
- 04D from Carbon via Jones
BY CAR / GRAB: Just navigate via Waze or Google Maps and pin your location to “La Vie Parisienne”. Parking space is available.
What Are You Waiting For?
When in Cebu, experience the Little Paris of Cebu and taste their one-of-a-kind selection of food, drinks, desserts, and wines. This place is suitable for solo travelers, couples, family, and friends. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience in La Vie Parisienne. It will surely be a day filled with excitement and joy.