Comfort food will always have a place in people’s hearts—or should we say stomachs? Updating these traditional tried-and-true treats by tweaking them ever so subtly, breathes new life into them so they tickle the taste buds yet still give that big warm hug one is all too familiar with. Such is the case for Top of Cebu Restaurant, the most recent addition to the Pages Group’s growing roster of food haunts.

Perched atop the mountains of Busay—2,500 meters above sea level—Top of Cebu is an unbeatable spot where one can have a panoramic view of the city skyline flanked by more hills and mountains, and a body of water.

One can soak in those morning rays as early as 7 a.m. when the restaurant opens, and feel the cool breeze whip past him while looking out into the vast expanse from the open deck. And of course, the drive to and from the area is always a scenic one.

The menu is full of items both light and substantial, which one can enjoy for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Start the day with any of its breakfast meals. Chef Kairos Joseph Alo makes a mean omelette, which he fills with one’s ingredients of choice, and tops with the restaurant’s signature herbed cheese sauce.

The Breakfast Hash of potatoes, bacon and vegetables, and the Filipino and American Breakfast sets might be heavy for some, but the flavors will have them polishing off their plates anyway. Its fresh juices and power drinks like the banana-broccoli smoothie will help take a bit of that guilt away.

Come lunch time, one can choose from a bevy of bites from hearty soups and light salads to delightful mains and pastas. Sizzling Bulalo ala Pobre, Osso Bucco ni Lola, and Truffled Mushroom Pasta are among its prized dishes.

Here’s another insider tip: score a table right before sunset; start off with appetizers such as the salted egg calamari or chorizo platter, and stay until dinner or maybe even linger for dessert for a stunning view of the illuminated skyline at night. Coffee, local and imported beers, and wines by the bottle are available as well—perfect for when the air gets chilly up there.

Top of Cebu Restaurant is open every day from 7 a.m to 11 p.m. Find it beside Tops Lookout.