We traveled over fifty kilometers to Sogod in the northern part of Cebu last Holy Week 2017 to eat good food. Great food to be exact. My family and I finally had the chance to try out Borussia German Restaurant Bakery which is owned by Juergen and Chuchi (a Cebuana).
To say that the place is charming and quaint is actually a cliche but the place do captures these words in its fullest. If you are coming from Cebu City the place is on the right side. Its entrance is almost three kilometers from the main highway where you enter a path lined with flowers. A well-kept mini-garden greets the guests. Juergen said that the grass is called para grass which is the same type used in golf courses. You can actually walk on it with your bare feet.
The atmosphere in the place is laid-back, relaxing and comfortable. The owners and their staff are very warm and accommodating. But what stands out in Borussia is the FOOD. For dinner, we tried out their Mediterranean sausage, Cheese Krainer, their homemade pizza (so good!), apple cake and almost everything we ordered was really good. It tasted authentically European and homemade (as opposed to commercialized).
It was already late after we finished our dessert and tried asking if they still had any available rooms at their bed and breakfast. They had one last available room that cost P3,000 for two with breakfast and an extra bed would cost P300.00 per head. A privilege we had during that time was that the available room was the one that overlooked the beach nearby and was fenced off separately from the rest of the place. It felt like we had our own private hideaway at such an affordable price.
Here is how it looked like early in the morning. My dad, my brother and I went out early in the morning to catch the sunrise.
Breakfasts at Borussia is slow-paced, filled with warm, hearty smells from the kitchen and good old bread and coffee fare with cold cuts or sausage. In the picture below, the four of us tried their European breakfast which is a set menu of cold cuts, homemade mango marmalade and butter, with two pieces of home-baked bread: Broetchen and Knusper Broetchen. The latter is bread topped with different kinds of nuts like sunflower, sesame to name a few.
The place has a small swimming pool that guests can use and lounge chairs around it where one can read, sleep or chat with fellow guests. While we were having breakfast, there were several cars that arrived. One came as far as Lapulapu City just to buy bread while a couple came just to have breakfast in the place. The owners said that they supply bread to Tinderbox in Cebu City and other restaurants in the metro as well. I would not be surprised. Their homemade bread is really a must-try!
This place is one for the books and definitely something one should visit when you have a chance to visit Cebu or the northern part of the province.