If you are within the IT Park in Lahug, one of the best places to work in is Figaro in The Walk.

Whenever we need to work within the vicinity, we almost always choose Figaro because of 3 things: 1) it has strong LTE signal from Smart, 2.) it serves good food, and 3) it isn’t as noisy as the nearby Starbucks, Bo’s and Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf outlets.

Figaro also provides enough power outlets for its customers: perfect for the digital nomad. Based on our experience working here, the place seems to have a regular set of loyal customers: some meeting clients, others working on stuff.

GREAT PLACE TO WORK IN. If you need a place to work in near the IT Park, Figaro should be top on your list.
GREAT PLACE TO WORK IN. If you need a place to work in near the IT Park, Figaro should be top on your list.

What helps Figaro stand out is the good food — mostly pasta dishes — that it offers on the menu.

Its staff is also polite and cheerful.

Figaro opens at 7:30 a.m. every day and closes at 1:30 a.m. on Sundays until Thursdays and 2:30 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Figaro IT Park
FUEL FOR AWESOME WORK. Figaro serves good food, particularly pasta dishes.


Connectivity: 9
The café’s Wi-Fi offers good speed. Site has strong LTE signal for Smart.

Power source: 9
The café has ample power outlets for its users – at least 12 outlets indoors for a café that can accommodate about 20 people

Work ambience: 9
No noisy teenagers shouting in conversation – a common scene in nearby Starbucks and CBTL outlets. Figaro seems to be a favorite of people who are doing work or holding meetings.

Figaro IT Park
AMPLE POWER SOURCE. Figaro provides enough power outlets for its customers.

Coffee: 8
Good tasting coffee.

Food: 9
Figaro serves great food—especially its pasta choices.

Parking: 9
With its location inside the IT Park, Figaro has ample parking space

CR: 7
It doesn’t have its own CR (the old comfort room was turned into a stock room). The Walk, however, has its own CR albeit it isn’t as clean as you’d want it to be.

Figaro The Walk
CENTRAL LOCATION. Figaro is located in The Walk in the IT Park in Lahug.

(Are you a digital nomad? Have you worked here? Share your experience in a comment below.)

Max Limpag is a journalist, blogger, and developer based in Cebu. He started as a reporter covering Cebu City Hall in 1996. He has written on technology for various print and digital publications since...

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