Cebu City Shopping

Where to Shop in Metro Cebu

Cebu's best shopping can be found within the city's bustling malls. The most popular and the largest one, SM City Cebu mall, is located on Kaohsiung. Its two wings: north and south are packed with many surprising shops, dining options, and entertainment venues.

For those who seek something a little more upscale and less chaotic, head to the Alaya Centre and you won’t be disappointed. Other malls are located all over the city, such as Robinson’s, Country Mall, e-Mall and Cebu Parkmall. More authentic and local commodities can be found at Carbon Market in downtown. Check out below where to shop in Metro Cebu…

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Ayala Centre Cebu

Ayala is a six-storey dorm and is slightly more up-market than SM City. Shoppers can expect some of international street-fashion bands like Armani Exchange, Guess, Lacoste, Esprit, and local popular labels. Other than that, the mall has two supermarkets, a modern department store, cinemas, health spas, restaurants and stores that appeal to tourists. Read More...

  • Location: Mindanao Avenue and Bohol Street
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Carbon Market

This local market has been operating for over 100 years. The Carbon offers all sorts of goods, ranging from fresh meat, vegetables, ingredients, clothing, to house décor and religious items. The market is relatively big, though you can hire a horse carriage to take you around. Also, there are food stalls and restaurants serving inexpensive local dishes until late afternoon.

  • Location: M.C. Briones Street, Downtown
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Robinsons Galleria Cebu

The largest Robinsons shopping mall outside of Manila, Robinsons Galleria Cebu is located a stroll away from the Port of Cebu. This six-storey shopping complex features 200 boutiques, stores, restaurants and bars, including international brand-name stores such as True Value, plus the Robinsons Department Store and Robinsons Appliances. The entertainment section of the complex hosts a six-room cinema.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00-21:00
  • Location: General Maxilom Avenue corner Sergio Osmeña Boulevard in Cebu City
  • Tel: +63 32 231 5030
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Sugbo Mercado

Endorsed by the Central Visayas Department of Tourism, Sugbo Market is Cebu's First Weekend Food Market. This night market – held on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at the Garden Bloc on Inez Villa Street in the centre of Cebu City – lets you discover and sample a large choice of local savours while listening to live music from talented local bands. This market also features stands with clothing and accessories, and offers a very pleasant family-friendly place to hang around on weekends.

  • Opening Hours: Fri-Sun 17:00-01:00
  • Location: Garden Bloc, Inez Villa Street, Cebu City
  • Tel: +63 917 772 7077
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SM City Cebu

SM City Cebu is the biggest shopping mall in the city. The four-storey complex comprises a large department store, a supermarket, over 200 shops and restaurants, cinemas (including an IMAX theatre) and a fully computerized bowling center. Many people come here and buy electronic items such as mp3 player, digital camera, mobile phone and so on, due to its inexpensive price.

  • Location: Kaohsiung Street (North Reclamation Area)
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SM Seaside City Cebu

SM Seaside City Cebu – locally called ‘Seaside’ – is the third largest shopping mall in the country (at the time of writing). This circular-shaped shopping, dining and leisure entertainment complex can keep you busy all day long. You’ll find almost everything here, from clothing to toys to electronic goods, as well as six cinemas, an 18-lane bowling alley and an ice skating rink.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00-21:00
  • Location: South Road Properties, Cebu City
  • Tel: +63 32 340 8756
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Taboan Public Market

Located on On B. Aranas Padilla Street, Taboan is a large covered public market specialising in dried goods. Extremely popular, it has Cebu’s largest choice of dry fish and seafood, known as bulad in the Philippines. The favourite product found here is danggit (salted sun-dried rabbitfish), the Cebu version of which is reputed for being the best in the whole Philippines. Other products that can be found at Taboan Public Market include dried mango, longganisa(Filipino pork sausage), tamarind balls and more. The smell of all this dried seafood is rather pungent, so it’s best to wear a mask if you are sensitive to smell. Also, plan to get back to your room and change your clothes after a visit at Taboan Public Market as the smell sticks to them.

  • Opening Hours: 16:00-20:00
  • Location: On B. Aranas Padilla Street, Pahina Central, Cebu City
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