Price, Reviews: Buffet at Crimson Mactan’s Saffron Cafe


Want to try the breakfast, lunch, or dinner spread at Crimson Mactan in Cebu? Book your buffet vouchers for Saffron Cafe here.

All-day buffet at Saffron Cafe. Credit: Crimson Resort & Spa Mactan


  • Treat yourself to an indulgent buffet experience at Crimson Resort & Spa Mactan in Cebu.
  • The hotel offers unlimited breakfast, lunch, and dinner in their gorgeous Saffron Cafe.
  • Expect a satisfying intercontinental spread that features Filipino, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese staples, among others. 
  • Saffron Cafe is open from 6-10:30am for their breakfast buffet service, 12-2pm for lunch, and 6-10:30pm for dinner. A la carte menu selections are also available.
  • Buffet prices at Crimson Mactan typically range from ₱1,445-2,100 ($29-42), but you can get a discount on your visit if you book from WAUG. Download the app here and get your voucher.

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A World of Flavors Await at the Rustic and Chic Saffron Cafe

A spread for everyone. Credit: Crimson Resort & Spa Mactan

Crimson Resort & Spa Mactan may be known for its privileged location that boasts of sweeping island views, but the Cebu-based hotel has also made a mark in the first-class dining scene. Couples, friends, and families who are traveling in Cebu or are looking to celebrate an occasion will find Saffron Cafe to be an ideal location to gather. The restaurant’s touches are all set for a warm and welcoming experience, but just wait until you try the feast that their skilled chefs have prepared. If you’ll be dining for lunch or dinner, expect to get the full East Asian-influenced array of dishes that will satisfy any sophisticated palate. If you’re looking to have a perfect meal to start your day, the breakfast buffet at Crimson Mactan will equally bestow a leveled-up experience. Here’s what to expect (selections may vary on your visit):

Breakfast Buffet at Crimson Mactan

Mornings done right. Credit: Crimson Resort & Spa Mactan

Need a pick-me-up? You’ll find quite a lot at Saffron Cafe’s breakfast buffet, which starts at 6am. Start your day with a soothing bowl of porridge or a helping of pancakes. If you want something on the heavier side, grab a full-size plate — or two — and toss your choice of rice, roasted potatoes, crispy bacon, native chorizo, and daing (dried fish), among other selections. Complete your meal with eggs that are cooked the way you like them and finish with a perfect cup of coffee or tea.

Lunch & Dinner Buffet at Crimson Mactan

Saffron Cafe at Crimson Mactan does a fine job in putting together entrees that pay homage to local, Asian, and Western favorites. On a typical lunch or dinner buffet service, you’ll find a spread that’ll let you experience the exquisite tastes of Japan, China, and Korea, but you can definitely look forward to an imaginative line-up of fresh Filipino dishes. 

Sample Filipino Spread

Fresh catch. Credit: Crimson Resort & Spa Mactan
Philippine Ceviche. Credit: Crimson Resort & Spa Mactan

Sample Chinese, Japanese, & Korean Spread

Holiday & Themed Offers

Just when you think that Crimson Mactan’s buffet experience can’t go any grander, their promotional holiday and themed offerings will show you what it’s like to celebrate extraordinarily. Here are some sample offers from previous occasions (all images from Crimson):

Reviews for Crimson Mactan’s Buffet at Saffron Cafe

Guests who booked their Crimson Mactan buffet vouchers from WAUG left these reviews:

One of the best [buffets] I have ever tasted! I agree that this is one of the best restaurants in [the] Philippines. I [will] definitely visit again next time.

Screenshots of reviews by WAUG users who tried Crimson Mactan’s buffet at Saffron Cafe.

Crimson Mactan Buffet Rates

The standard price for the breakfast buffet at Saffron Cafe is around ₱1,445, while Crimson Mactan’s lunch and dinner buffet cost ₱1,945 and ₱2,100 respectively. (The breakfast rate roughly converts to $29, S$39, HK$222, and NT$855. Lunch and dinner buffets cost ($38/42, S$53/57, HK$299/323, and NT$1,151/1,243.)

However, you can get a discounted rate if you book your buffet experience with WAUG! Check out our offers here.


How to Book from WAUG

Follow these steps to get your Crimson Mactan buffet vouchers from WAUG:

  1. Download the app here and sign up for WAUG using your email address, Facebook, or Google account. New members will get a welcome discount coupon!
  2. Visit the booking page here.
  3. Finalize your bookings and check out using Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, or PayPal.

Booking Information  

WAUG offers vouchers for breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffet at Crimson Resort & Spa Mactan in Cebu. You need not be a checked-in guest at the resort to avail the offer. Moreover, vouchers may be booked for children.

After completing your online booking from WAUG, you will receive your Crimson Mactan buffet voucher via email or app. You’ll need to present this upon entry.

Drinks, including alcoholic beverages, are available for purchase on-site. Buffet entrées and prices may change without prior notice.

Location & Operating Hours

Saffron Cafe is located inside Crimson Resort & Spa Mactan (Seascapes Resort Town, Mactan Island, Lapu Lapu City, Cebu 6015). They operate on the following schedule:

  • Breakfast buffet from 6-10:30am
  • Lunch buffet from 12-2pm
  • Dinner buffet from 6-10:30pm

Before having an indulgent buffet, consider booking this spa in Cebu that offers pick-up and drop-off service at Crimson Mactan:

Kiyu Spa (키유스파)

Kiyu Spa in Cebu. Credit: Ji Hyun Park

Whether you’re a local who’s looking for a relaxing staycation or a tourist who’s looking to experience the best of Cebu, you’ll have to visit Kiyu Spa for a time of pampering. This luxurious and family-friendly spa offers superb massages that you can take in the middle of the day, just before you head on to Crimson Mactan for your dinner buffet. You can choose to take the Stone Massage treatment or the premium Emperor’s Spa package. Click below to find out more:

Saffron Cafe’s A la Carte Menu

Finally, in case you find yourself wanting to order a la carte when you visit Saffron Cafe in Crimson Mactan, here are some of their menu items as of October 2019 (price and availability may change):

Chef’s Salad

Roast beef, mixed greens, tomato, onion, carrots, and parmesan chips


Crimson Burger

Prime beef, bacon, onion, tomato, pickles, cucumber, Emmental cheese. Served with French fries.


Pancit Palabok

Glass noodles topped with annatto shrimp sauce, shrimps, boiled egg, and crispy pork skin


Garlic Ox Tail Kare-Kare

Stewed ox tail and tripe on peanut sauce with mixed vegetables


Adobong Bagnet

Stewed chicken and crispy pork belly on soy vinegar


Galbi Jjim (갈비찜)

Braised beef short-ribs on the Korean menu.



From the Grill


Beef Strip Loin Steak

From the Grill


Kimchi Jjigae (김치찌개)

Kimchi stew


Char Siu

Glazed BBQ pork with steamed white rice


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