Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day

The sandwich comes with a seemingly endless list of iterations, but nothing quite compares to the humble grilled cheese. Its simplicity and the straightforwardness of indulging in toasty buttered bread with nothing but cheese and more cheese seem like peak indulgence in terms of food.

Since today is Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, we think it’s only right that we celebrate with the rest of the world. Here’s a roundup of places here in Cebu City where you can get your cheese on:

The Neighborhood Cafe

It’s go big or go home for this one. Five kinds of cheeses—mozzarella, Emmental, parmesan, cheddar and Monterey Jack—are cradled by thick-cut buttered white bread and slathered with a secret special sauce. Each order comes with a side of crispy shoestring fries too. The Neighborhood Cafe is located on J. Fortich St. in Banawa.

Ultimate Sandwich Station

Here, you can build your own sandwich, from the type of bread to the kinds of cheese. Options for bread are ciabatta, focaccia, multicereal and brioche. For cheese, there’s cheddar and mozzarella, or you can go for the two-cheese blend. Request for extra cheese if you want it oozing at the seams. You can also add vegetables if you like. Ultimate Sandwich Station has several outlets in Cebu City.

Birdseed Breakfast Club + Café

The Ultimate Grilled Cheese is cheesy inside and out: Parmesan-crusted pullman bread with slices of sharp cheddar and mozzarella on the inside, accompanied by a bowl of rich tomato soup for dipping, and potato chips to pair. Birdseed Breakfast Club + Café is located at Axis Entertainment Avenue, Escario St.

Bintana Coffee House

For those who like their grilled cheese easy and no-frills, Bintana’s version is just that: pressed white bread with American cheese—comforting and reminiscent of a homemade snack. You can get it plain or with tomatoes, oregano and garlic for more flavor. Bintana Coffee House is located on Elizabeth Pond St. in Camputhaw.

Tightrope Coffee

The cafe’s Grilled Three Cheese consists of cheddar, Gruyère and mozzarella, sandwiched between slices of homemade sourdough with a tomato dipping sauce on the side. Wash it down with one of many specialty beverages on the menu such as the Espresso Tonic or the White Oatly. Tightrope Coffee is located on M. L. Quezon Ave., F. Cabahug Street, Mabolo.


This diner-style joint’s take on the grilled cheese has American, cheddar and Emmental cheese, is stuffed with pickles and tomatoes and then slathered with a dollop of tangy mustard. Aside from regular white bread, you can also opt for multigrain or rye. Each order comes with a side of either coleslaw or potato salad. Luncheonette has branches in Robinsons Cybergate and SM City Cebu. S