1Nito Food Lounge | A Sophisticated Home for Startups

Experience new flavors at the sophisticated 1Nito Tower Food Lounge.

Food trips have become a staple of Cebu’s nightlife scene. The rise of food parks and high-end restaurants has turned the culinary industry into a cut-throat competition between well-known favorites and several hidden gems.

Food enthusiasts are always looking for the next best food trip spot in the city, and there is one that recently opened in a high-rise building right in the heart of Cebu.

1Nito Tower Food Lounge is a new food park-style eatery located along Archbishop Reyes Avenue, behind the Parklane Hotel.

The food lounge offers a relaxing ambiance that will complement any meal.


While most food parks are located outdoors or on top of a building with a breathtaking view, this one-of-a-kind hidden gem is nestled in the basement.

The location gives it a sense of privacy and wonder, but the overall design and ambiance make it ideal for anyone who wants to enjoy good food and good company.

The management of 1Nito Tower first intended to make the food lounge a canteen for those living or working inside the building. However, since the building is unfinished, they decided to open the place for the public to try out.

The food lounge is similar to most food parks in the city, with a selection of delicious food and beverages, including a live band performance to serenade you during dinner time.

The indoor setting can keep you safe from the heat or rain, and it’s a great place to work, as it has free wifi.

There are a few local and international cuisine favorites offered by a few startups.


1Nito Tower Food Lounge houses several startup businesses serving different dishes. These range from sweet drinks to hefty meals and even light bites. There may not be a lot of tenants yet, but each shop has something different to offer its customers.

  • Royal Milktea

Royal Milktea is perfect for those obsessed with the famous bubble tea drink. You can try a variety of flavors, with their signature drink being the Royal Tea, which has coconut jelly as a substitute for pearls.

They also serve sausages and popcorn as snacks to pair with your drinks.

  • MAT’s Diner

MAT’s Diner caters more to the Filipino palate. This local food startup serves several Filipino dishes, their most popular being pochero. For 280 Php, you can get a bowl of this mouthwatering treat. 

Aside from that, they also serve sisig, baby back ribs, and batchoy. Their meals come in hefty servings that are sure to please your appetite. 

  • Q-Cafe

Next up is Q-Cafe, which sells burgers, wraps, and a bunch of appetizers. Their Facebook page claims to offer meals that are perfect for you and your colleagues when you’re out for lunch or want to take a break after a busy day at work. 

Their signature (and biggest) dish is The Giant – a multi-layered burger that includes a patty, topped with bacon and two pieces of chicken. The stall owners will treat anyone who can finish the burger to some dessert. 

  • Lemonest

Craving some lemonade? Lemonest might just be your next go-to drink stall at the 1Nito Food Lounge. Many reviewers have raved about these sweet drinks as a great way to beat the heat.

Their drinks come in different flavors that are both tasty and satisfying. You can also order these drinks through online delivery apps like Foodpanda and Grab. 

  • Kitchen Delights

Food trips are so much better when you’re with a group of friends. For shareable platters, drop by Kitchen Delights, a local food stall that specializes in homemade Filipino meals.

These are also known as lutong-bahay dishes that you can share with friends and family. Their most popular serving is the seafood platter, which has calamari, shrimp tempura, and fish filet.

  • Tsui-Wah and Malatang

Tsui-Wah and Malatang serve authentic Asian dishes. Tsui-Wah focuses on dimsum dishes that are popular in Hong Kong, while the latter offers a street food dish called malatang, a famous Chinese delicacy.

The dishes in Tsui-Wah, like their siomai or rice cakes, are cooked and stored in bamboo steamers. Many of these dishes are popular favorites in Chinese restaurants in Cebu. Malatang also offers a few Chinese delicacies that you can try.

Malatang is a soup dish that originated in Sichuan, China. It’s a combination of mala sauce with Sichuan and chili pepper, giving it a delicious, spicy flavor. 

Aside from the local food, there is a variety of international dishes for you to try out.

  • Green Pantry

Of course, you would not want to leave out the vegans. For a selection of plant-based meals, drop by the Green Pantry.

The establishment offers veggie burgers, cauliflower chicken, and vegetable-based fries. One of their more popular offerings is their sisig that is made of tofu.

  • Bulgogi

Another spot that specializes in Asian cuisine, Bulgogi serves some of the most popular authentic Korean dishes. These include well-known favorites like Tokboki (tteokbokki), Kimbab (kimbap), and fried chicken doused in Korean sauce.

Korean cuisine has become a favorite among Cebuanos, especially with the rise of Sampgyupsal restaurants that are very popular on social media.

  • Delish Deli

Soul food is the term used to describe the culinary offerings of African-Americans in Southern America. One popular dish in this culinary genre is chicken and waffles.

This Pennsylvanian dish is a bestseller at Delish Deli, a stall in the food lounge that serves chicken wings and waffle slices. A signature sweet sauce is glazed over the chicken, while blueberries and whipped cream are added on top of the waffles.

  • Indian Fusion

Another Asian food stall is Indian Fusion, whose top offerings are large bowls of chicken biryani. This mixed rice meal is topped with a piece of chicken to give it some much-needed flavor.

They use a delicious bright red sauce to glaze the chicken, and it has just the right amount of spice. You will surely want to try it when you see the chefs cooking the meal right in front of you.

Complete your Cebu nightlife experience with a tasty drink in hand in this fancy lounge.

  • Safe and Sound Lounge

Finally, the food lounge is a perfect place to spend Happy Hour, thanks to this stall that serves as a bar. They serve alcoholic drinks like beers and cocktails as well as non-alcoholic beverages like soft drinks and smoothies.

Sisha sold at the Safe and Sound Lounge

The Safe and Sound Lounge has a promo where they give you a free beer if you avail their sisha (also known as shisha), which costs 450 Php.

1Nito Food Lounge is the newest addition to the ever-growing number of fantastic food parks in Cebu, offering a great ambiance and a more sophisticated set of delectable dishes.

Since food trips are some of the most popular activities in Cebu, a new food park like this will surely get food enthusiasts itching to visit. So if you’re out for lunch or looking for a quick bite to eat, drop by this new, exciting food lounge. Don’t forget to invite your friends!


Exact Location:

Basement, 1Nito Tower, Archbishop Reyes Avenue, Cebu City

Operating Hours:

9:00 AM – 11:00 PM Daily

  • Jeepney

If you wish to commute to the food lounge, you can take a jeepney en route to IT Park or Talamban. Get off when you reach the flyover near the Parklane Hotel on North Escario Street. 1Nito is on the left side of the flyover.

Other posts

Cebu Sinulog Festival

Generally, Filipinos never fail to observe festivals, and Cebu takes theirs to the next level. After celebrating New Year’s Eve, Cebuanos participate in a monthlong celebration in honor of Sto. Niño. This is the renowned Sinulog festival. Held every third Sunday of January, the Sinulog festival is celebrated by dancing,

Read More
Colorful chairs facing the sea at Mactan Newtown Beach

Experience Mactan Newtown Beach and Its Soothing Waters

Lapu-Lapu City has many beautiful beaches. Its numerous resorts and island hopping activities have made waves all throughout Cebu. One of its most famous is located in the city’s premier business center. With a good location, budget friendly rates, and a ton of exciting activities, Mactan Newtown Beach is a

Read More
Charlie's Cup, the Newest Balamban Tourist Spot

Charlie’s Cup, the Newest Balamban Tourist Spot to Visit!

Charlie’s Cup is a cafe in Cebu that offers a cool and refreshing vibe thanks to its cliffside location. The Cebu Transcentral Highway (TCH) has become one of the island’s best spots to check out the newest and most interesting cafes and restaurants with breathtaking views. The long, winding road

Read More
SM Seaside shopping mall’s famous cube

Where to Go for the Ultimate Shopping Experience in Cebu

Enjoy shopping in Cebu on your next visit. Shopping in Cebu is at another level. Anywhere you are in the metropolis, make no mistake that a shopping mall is just around the corner. Whether you are looking to buy souvenirs, shirts, accessories, or food, shopping malls in Cebu have it

Read More
The Cebu City Hall, the venue for the celebration of the Cebu City Charter Day

Cebu City Charter Day

Cebu City Charter Day commemorates another year of Cebu being considered a city. While the world recognizes February for Valentine’s Day and different concepts of love, Cebu City, the Visayan region’s Queen City of the South, embraces its cityhood, heritage, people, and economic growth within the same month. The 24th

Read More
Sinigang, a popular Filipino comfort food

Discovering Filipino Comfort Food

Try any of these Filipino comfort food when you’re feeling under the weather. When you’re feeling down in the dumps or a little under the weather, there is always that one dish that your mother makes that would always perk you up. There are also those types of meals and

Read More



Cebu Insights Logo (Island)-03-03

Seeking to learn more about Cebuano culture, or wanting to know what to do once you arrive, Cebu Insights is the travel guide for you in Cebu!

Contact Us

See other Articles

Festivals in Cebu Province Gather for the Pasigarbo sa Sugbo

Several towns in Cebu Province gathered to celebrate the Pasigarbo sa Sugbo. Cebu Province has an assortment of local festivals that celebrate the food culture, the endemic plants and animals, and the general lifestyle of the people.  These festivals are celebrated through a number of cultural dances that give you

Cebu City Revives the Colon Night Market in 2022

The Cebu City government has revived the famous Colon Night Market. Two years after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, government officials have proudly reopened the iconic Colon Night Market. This weekend-only business strip brings dozens of budget-friendly products and food items to fellow Cebuanos, located along the oldest street

The Shoe Business Enterprise in Carcar City

The shoe business in Carcar remains essential to the city’s tourism and economy. Carcar City is known as the Heritage City of the South due to its many historical sites. It has one of the oldest churches on the island and several ancestral houses with centuries-old architecture.  You may have

Learn about Catholicism in Cebu at the Cathedral Museum

The Archdiocesan Museum is where you can learn more about the history of Catholicism in Cebu. The Philippines is predominantly Catholic. The church has had massive changes over the past millennia, but Catholicism is still the most practiced religion throughout the country. A museum in Cebu has a collection of

Torta: The Delectable Dessert Turned Cultural Symbol

Not only is it a delicious dessert, but it’s also an integral part of the culture of Argao. Many Cebu towns are associated with the special delicacies sold in their locality. The cities of Carcar and Talisay have their Lechon, while the municipality of Liloan has the Rosquillos. In Southern

Why Island Hopping Is Perfect for a Summer Getaway

Rent a bangka and visit the many islands of Mactan with your barkada. Cebu is a summer paradise. Abundant with beaches, mountains, and forests, it’s clear to see why it’s a top vacation spot in the entire country. Some popular activities on the island include canyoneering and snorkeling, especially in

Scroll to Top