Driver R had to do some errands so by the time he was able to pick us up it was always past 12 noon, just in time for lunch. After asking him to take us to my favorite pasalubong center – Shamrock House, we decided to have lunch in the city before heading to Mactan to meet up with the group. ML remembered a restaurant called Simply J’s which was highly recommended by some of the Cebu-based food bloggers whom we met the day before. She was determined to give it a try as she was prepared with the address and a landmark to help us easliy locate Simply J’s.
As soon as we entered the restaurant, I was immediately drawn towards the cute country-feel of the restaurant. It somehow reminded me of what Country Waffles used to look like. It was a pretty little country-like home right at the middle of Cebu’s CDO. The menu was simple and totally not intimidating. Of course, ML was ready with information on what we should order as she thoroughly interviewed the bloggers about Simply J’s (haha!).
Left my heart (and tummy) in beautiful Cebu
First off, we tried the Fondue (Php. 160). It’s a plate of cut-up bread with a bowl of piping hot dip. You actually get to choose which type of dip and while we failed to take note of this, our server took the liberty to choose one for us. He gave us the Spinach Dip which was very good. Look closely at the bread though as I saw a couple of ants crawling on our bread plate and quickly had this changed. Protein or no protein, I dont want ants on my fondue.
The only thing that we didn't liked about Simply J's was the super slow service. I guess they really have to pick up the pace given that the restaurant has a large capacity. We went on a Sunday lunch and it was filled with families dining together. They should also ensure that there are no insects or ants on their dishes as it could easily turn off the more sensitive clients. Simply J's is a good option should you want something different from the usual Cebuano fare. They have a lot of comfort food options that I am eyeing to try on my next visit.
Simply J's is located at 10 Apitong Corner, Escario St. Kamputhaw, Cebu City. Restaurant is right beside Diamond Suites and is near Ayala Cebu. Call them at (032) 505- 8315.