My family went to Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa for a day tour on our second day in Cebu. We left Islands Stay Hotel at 9 o'clock without any breakfast so we had to look for a place to eat right after paying for our tags. Tides was inviting but it was already crowded when we passed by. Hence, we tried checking the Buko Bar but unfortunately, it doesn't open until 10 in the morning.
Our feet guided us back to Tides. We queued to get a table, then asked the waitress for an al fresco dining when it was already our turn. I ordered Filipino breakfast for hubby, pancakes for me and cereal with milk for my daughter. While waiting for our food, the complimentary tea, juice and a plateful of cake and pastries came. We realized there was too much food on table that we had to cancel the cereal with milkby the time the pancakes and Filipino breakfast arrived. The pancakes alone were too much. They gave me 4 pieces served with fresh fruits on the side. I couldn't finish it since I was almost full with the cakes and pastries alone. Anyhow, I managed to consume the fruits and a piece of pancake. Total bill with what we ordered.. P995.
The al fresco dining during breakfast was nice so we did it again at lunch. This time, we chose a table nearer the talisay tree where we could see the birds closely. It was just fun eating while watching them flying from the tree to the empty tables, looking for some crumbs to eat. It was even more enjoying having that scrumptious buffet lunch (available from 11AM to 2PM) inclusive to the day tour tags which we paid P2500 per person; while the little one was free of charge.
The Tides around 2 o'clock in the afternoon.
Bird advisory for diners and guests.
Maya birds occupying the empty seats.
A bird alone in the tree.
More birds waiting for something to feed on.
-That's all for now. Will write separate posts on food from our Cebu trip later! :)