The Mezzanine Cafe is a coworking space near Fuente Osmena circle in Cebu City. Plenty sunlight, the pricing (you only pay for food and beverages!) and the relaxed atmosphere make it a good choice for a few hours of work. Chairs and the spotty internet make it a less ideal space for a serious day of work.
Facilities-wise, Mezzanine is alright—depending on the time of day. Wifi was fine—until the space filled up in the afternoon, at which point the connection often dropped so that even browsing became a problem. Electric outlets are almost everywhere and support multiple plug types. Chairs are unfortunately hard and unergonomic. The CR (rest room) is in the “okay” category. Read more about facilities below.
In our opinion, Mezzanine is the perfect place for students. Unlike other spaces like The Workplace Cafe that have a cafe atmosphere, Mezzanine truly is a cafe: you only pay for food and beverages. There is no hourly or daily seat fee. Mezzanine does another thing well: it separates the cafe from the quiet area. In the cafe area music plays in the background, its a pleasant place to be and it’s generally more noisy, like in a cafe. In the quiet study area, separated by a door, people whisper and you can focus well.
We last visited The Mezzanine Cafe in October 2019
Rates, Hours & Wifi
Coworking / study area
Free. That’s right: you don’t pay for the seat. You must however buy food or a beverage. The prices are normal, so there is lots of stuff around P100 or less.
The opening hours are very simple:
Mon – Sat 09:00 am – 06:00 pm
Wifi & Internet
It can be bad. They have four Wifis networks there: two for normal internet, two for Fiber. Both are fine and stable—until the room fills up. With dozens of students filling the place in the afternoon, Internet became so bad that regardless of the Wifi network, at times I could not browse the web.
Contact Phone number and Mezzanine Online
Want to ask them a question? Give them a call:
+63 (032) 342 0572
To reach them via Facebook and for more info see the Mezzanine Facebook page: themezzaninecafe
Where to Find Mezzanine: Address and Map
D. Jakosalem St.,
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Outlets, Chairs, Lavatory and other Facilities
- Wifi and Internet are okay—until the space fills up in the afternoon. With many dozens of students in the space, we had a hard time browsing, let alone doing calls.
- Electric outlets are everywhere, except for the middle tables in the quiet study area.
- Seating isn’t a plus of Mezzanine. Chairs are hard and uncomfortable. The wooden seats at the window in the cafe area are as hard as they look. Neither are height adjustable or ergonomic.
- There is one CR (rest room) for the cafe. It’s cleaned and has toilet paper, although it’s very narrow. As with the Internet, as the space fills up the rest room suffers, too.
Meeting Rooms and other Services
Conference Room Rates (8 – 10 persons)
- good for 8 hours: ₱4,800
- ₱2500 of it is consumable
- 2 hours: ₱1500 consumable
- Excess per hour: ₱350
Study Area Exclusive Rates (up to 25 persons)
- good for 8 hours: ₱8800
- ₱5500 of it is consumable
- 2 hours: ₱3000 consumable
- Excess per hour: ₱750
Coffee, Drinks & Food on Menu
There is a dozen choices of food and beverages. It’s targeted at students, so the prices are quite low, but you’re hard pressed looking for something healthy.
Who else is reviewing Mezzanine Cafe?
Sugbo.ph again excels with this review of Mezzanine rich with pictures and information. (February 2019)