Chukoohills Cafe and Restaurant opens in Bukidnon


Our cafe culture has been thriving, as cafes have become places we visit not just to eat and drink, but for the ‘gram too.

Some of the most popular cafes can be found in hilly Baguio and Tagaytay, but further down south, the Chukoohills Cafe & Restaurant in Lantapan, Bukidnon is worthy of a stopover too whenever you’re traveling around the province.

Chukoohills Cafe and Restaurant
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Clad in bamboo and designed like a grand bahay kubo, Chukoohills is an eye-catching cafe and restaurant situated in the middle of the mountains in Barangay Kaatuan, Lantapan, Bukidnon that opened on 8th November.


The cafe is made of bamboo


Chukoohills Cafe and Restaurant
Image adapted from: @tristanworth_2nd

Chukoohills Cafe and Restaurant is made of wood and bamboo, a flexible, strong, and organic building material, so you’ll be dining not just inside a Filipino-themed cafe, but also one that’s kind to the environment. 

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Adorned with intricate furniture and fixtures, the design also pays attention to the minutest details – from straw mats to spiral staircases made of natural materials.


Surrounded by panoramic mountain views


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You can relax while eating your breakfast and sipping your coffee in the cafe surrounded by the panoramic Kaatuan mountains. 

Chukoohills Cafe and Restaurant
Image credit: Chukoohills Cafe & Resto 

Couples can also arrange a Filipino-themed prenuptial photoshoot here – in fact, even before it opened, there were couples who already shot their prenup photos here, while wearing traditional clothing. 


The menu offers staple Filipino dishes


Chukoohills Cafe and Restaurant
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Aligned with the cafe’s local aesthetic, the menu offers staple Filipino breakfasts and main dishes such as Lapu-Lapu fish (P320, ~USD6.63), Pork Sisig (P145, ~USD3.01), and Lechon Kawali (P99, ~USD2.05; P185, ~USD3.04). 


Guests should observe social distancing measures


Chukoohills Cafe and Restaurant
Image credit: Chukoohills Cafe & Resto 

Chukoohills is 3 hours away from Cagayan de Oro and an hour away from Malaybalay, the capital of Bukidnon. The cafe is open daily, from 7.30AM-6.30PM.

Visitors should wear a face mask and a face shield to be allowed entry, while children below 15 years old and senior citizens are not permitted to enter yet. 


Filipino-themed cafe in Bukidnon, Mindanao


If visiting the southern region is on your bucket list, you won’t want to miss out Chukoohills in your itinerary. After all, it’s a one-of-a-kind cafe that you don’t see every day – built with bamboo and situated in the middle of mountainous scenery in a quiet neighborhood. 

Chukoohills Cafe and Restaurant
Address: Kaatuan, Lantapan Bukidnon, 8722 Lantapan, Philippines
Opening hours: 7.30AM-6.30PM, Daily

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Cover image adapted from: @tristanworth_2nd, Chukoohills Cafe & Resto

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