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Eats in Cebu: 10 Dove Street

Hole-in-the-wall restaurants have a certain charm to them. Like secrets, they’re something not meant for everyone to know, and that only adds to the appeal and the curiosity.

Stepping inside the 10 Dove Street at the Oakridge Business Park felt like being let in on a secret—one of Cebu’s best-kept secrets, that is. Having been tucked into a quiet village in Banilad for the most part of a decade, 10 Dove Street became popular for those in the know, yet rather elusive for those who didn’t.

The interiors of this cozy restaurant are reminiscent of a rustic countryside kitchen (Photography by A.J.)

The interiors of this cozy restaurant are reminiscent of a rustic countryside kitchen (Photography by A.J.)

After 12 years, the quaint café decided to build a new nest where more people could flock to them. Since it opened at the Oakridge Business Park last year, long-time patrons and new customers have reveled in the same cozy ambiance that it was known for.

The charming details continue all the way up to 10 Dove Street’s second floor (Photography by A. J. / Originally published in Zee Lifestyle Directory, June 2014)

The charming details continue all the way up to 10 Dove Street’s second floor (Photography by A. J. / Originally published in Zee Lifestyle Directory, June 2014)

10 Dove Street has a straightforward meal set system designed to allow diners to maximize the items on the menu: The 10 Dove Street Experience includes soup, salad, a sandwich, and dessert; while soup, an entrée, and dessert make up the Kitchen Favorites.

Some of 10 Dove Street’s must-try dishes are the Roast Beef Dylan and the Awesome Burger Steak. The melted cheese added a unique flavor to the roast beef, while the homemade gravy made a winner out of the burger steak.

10 Dove Street’s Roast Beef Dylan (Photography by A. J. / Originally published in Zee Lifestyle, July 2014)

10 Dove Street’s Roast Beef Dylan (Photography by A. J. / Originally published in Zee Lifestyle, July 2014)

10 Dove Street’s Awesome Burger Steak (Photography by A. J.)

10 Dove Street’s Awesome Burger Steak (Photography by A. J.)

No visit to 10 Dove Street is complete without dessert. The restaurant has been known for their cakes as much as the place itself, and with good reason: The cakes were fluffy yet full of flavor, one bite leading to another until everything was gone.

Perfect slices of heaven: 10 Dove Street’s Ribbon of Fudge and Fruity Medley (Photography by A. J. / Originally published in Zee Lifestyle, July 2014)

Perfect slices of heaven: 10 Dove Street’s Ribbon of Fudge and Fruity Medley (Photography by A. J. / Originally published in Zee Lifestyle, July 2014)

It’s easy to see why 10 Dove Street has been popular for such a long time, and it’s no surprise that less than a year since the new branch has been open, it’s already been packed with both old and new fans alike. With its good food and cozy ambiance, 10 Dove Street is a secret that can’t be kept.

A signage made of wood and wrought iron set against an uneven brick wall is a prelude to the charming ambiance of 10 Dove Street. (Photography by A. J. / Originally published in Zee Lifestyle, July 2014)

A signage made of wood and wrought iron set against an uneven brick wall is a prelude to the charming ambiance of 10 Dove Street. (Photography by A. J. / Originally published in Zee Lifestyle, July 2014)

10 DOVE STREET
Oakridge Business Park
880 A.S. Fortuna St., Mandaue City
6332. 418 1010

Edited from the article originally published in Zee Lifestyle’s July 2014 issue.

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