bai Hotel Cebu Holiday Takeaways PHOTOS BY BERNARD L. SUPETRAN

Food trippers in central Philippines have great reason to rejoice with the recent reopening of Cafe bai, one of the most sought-after buffet restaurants in Cebu and the main dining outlet of bai Hotel Cebu.

After more than a year of hiatus, renovations were put in place for a more exciting culinary adventure as it offers a wide selection of tasty treats from East to West.

As Cebu’s pandemic restrictions are relaxed at Alert Level 2, Café bai has returned a new face and a fresher take on its dining options. Get ready to feast as the buffet spread will feature no less than 25 different food sections from Asian to Western cuisines, with each station showcasing chefs with live cooking so guests can witness the art of dish preparation.

One of bai Hotel’s well-appointed rooms

Known for its stringent safety protocols, bai Hotel Cebu is implementing a one-way route upon getting food to ensure a safe and worry-free dining experience.

Buffet rates are at P988 nett per person for breakfast from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., P1,010 nett for lunch from 12 noon to 2:30 p.m., and P1,088 nett for dinner.

The luxe hotel has also reopened its fine-dining restaurant, Marble+Grain Steakhouse, to tickle the taste buds of meat lovers. Satisfy also your craving for Japanese food with to-go dishes from Ume Japanese Cuisine – Roll Combination, Sashimi Combination, Salmon Sashimi, Sushi and Roll Moriawase, Natures’ Spring Roll, and Tuna Sashimi.

On top of the resto reopenings, bai Hotel Cebu is also offering “Holideals” for the holidays with room rates at P3,488 nett for a Premier Room with breakfast for two, or P5,988 nett for a One-Bedroom Suite for with breakfast and dinner at Café bai.

With booking period until January 31, 2022, a surcharge rate of P1,000 per night will be charged for the dates December 24, 25, 31, 2021, and January 1, 2022.

Cafe bai

For a complete treat, take away its specially curated Holiday Takeaways composed of the Holiday Grazing Box. Aside from the usual cheeses, cold cuts, and wine bottles, each box is filled with cookies and fruitcake, and is available in three sets.

For Marble+Grain Steakhouse, take away and feast on Marble Gourmet Boxes such as Grilled Pork Chop, Peri-Peri Chicken, Salisbury Steak and Handcut Fries, Steak and Fries, Local Beef Medallion with Mashed Potato, Norwegian Salmon with Basmati Rice, Visayan Cod with Basmati Rice, and Seafood Paella and two set menus.

Lastly, surprise your friends and family with a Christmas Hamper from Wallstreet coffee shop, which will satisfy those with sweet tooth, wine lovers, and everyone in between.

For more information on the Christmas promos, log on to or follow bai Hotel Cebu on Facebook.

(Note: Due to the onslaught of Typhoon Odette, acceptance of guests for staycation and for its restaurants is limited.)