Bigby’s Cafe has long been a favorite of many Kagay-anons. Over the years, it has become a popular fixture in the CDO dining scene. Aside from the good food (Rack-a-Bye Baby Back Ribs, anyone?), the restaurant is also known for its unique interiors. The concept is so unique that every time you step into a Bigby’s Cafe, you know where you are exactly. You know that you are in a magical place where food and adventure co-exist.

The Bigby’s Cafe Cafe Restaurant System

The Bigby’s Café Concept was first introduced in Cagayan de Oro on December 8, 1998. Its creators came up with an idea of creating an atmosphere fit for an adventure into the different cuisines of the world. The menu, the interior design, and service style were intended to position the concept midway between fine dining and fast-casual dining. This format has developed into the Bigby’s Café and Restaurant System.

By 1999, Bigby’s Café and Restaurant was revolutionizing the dining habits in the city. Families, young urban professionals, and businessmen have made it into their ultimate dining choice. The concept has evolved into a fun dining atmosphere that is manifested through its unique “worldly” decors that hang on every wall, all complemented by the wide array of wittingly-named dishes it serves in generous portions at reasonable prices.

Bigby’s Café and Restaurant is now located in major cities in both Visayas and in Mindanao. It has a total of 8 branches with its newest branch that officially opened last May 28, 2017 at Level 4 of SM CDO Downtown Premier.

A Bigby’s You’ll Love (Even More)

Bigby's SM CDO Downtown Premier

The SM CDO Downtown Premier version of Bigby’s is the 3rd one in Cagayan de Oro and, in my opinion, it’s one of the most visually attractive and inviting. Of course, the signature dishes that everyone loves should be enough to lure you into the restaurant, but the interior design is totally different from anything I have ever seen in any dining place here in the city.

If you love food and travel, you’ll feel totally at home at Bigby’s SM CDO Downtown Premier. The walls are dotted with souvenirs, photos, trinkets, and other travel mementos and paraphernalia.

Bigby's SM CDO Downtown Premier Wall
Travel-inspired interiors. (Photo provided by Bigby’s. Used with permission.)

I especially love the vintage cameras on display and the Eiffel Tower souvenirs.

Bigby's SM CDO Downtown Premier

  Bigby's SM CDO Downtown Premier

 Bigby's SM CDO Downtown Premier

Bigby's SM CDO Downtown Premier's Wall
Photo by Jenjacqs Agbon of

There’s also a community board where you can post (or pin) your most memorable travel photos, as well as your Bigby’s moments.

Another detail that I love is the map of the world on one side of the wall. Bigby’s reminded me that I need to buy a world map and start pinning travel souvenirs on it, too!

Bigby's SM CDO Downtown Premier World Map
The world map for travelers! (And my Bigby’s adventure passport.)

I also like the non-traditional lights in this new Bigby’s branch. They look elegant without being too flashy.

Bigby's SM CDO Downtown Premier
An appetizer is the perfect start to any Bigby’s adventure. This is the Food Trip Platter.

And although the entire restaurant area is not as spacious as its other branches, you’re still guaranteed to enjoy a pleasurable and satisfying meal at Bigby’s SM CDO Downtown Premier. Of course, a lot of this has to do with the food that the restaurant serves: the Bigby’s Belly Buster, CDO Sinuglaw, the Food Trip platter, Tijuana Quesadillas (one of my favorites), Manhattan Burger, Chicken in a Basket (my all-time fave!), Strawberry Shortcake (yum!), the very popular Titanic Treat, and of course, Rack-a-Bye Baby Back Ribs, among many others.

Bigby's SM CDO Downtown Premier
Mouthwatering, satisfying food. A Bigby’s specialty.

Opening Week Promo

If you’re planning to visit Bigby’s SM CDO Downtown anytime soon, do it now! If you dine there on any day during the opening week, you’ll get a chance to win special prizes. If you want to join, here are the mechanics:

  1. For a minimum single receipt purchase of Php1000, customers will get one chance to spin the Bigby’s Spin & Win app at the SM CDO Downtown Premier branch.
  2. Customers can instantly get their prizes (at the same branch).
  3. Promo and redemption period is from May 28 to June 4, 2017 (0ne week).
  4. The promo is valid at Bigby’s SM CDO Downtown Premier branch only.
  5. Prizes at stake are the following:
  • 1st Prize: Php1000 gift certificate
  • 2nd Prize: Php500 gift certificate
  • 3rd Prize: Php300 gift certificate
  • One of each: Tijuana Quesadilla Cheese (full), Hillbilly Cube Toast, Midnight Dream Cake, Banana Fanna, Fudgie Sensation, bottomless drink (iced tea, lemonade, or soda), and juice drink (mango or four seasons)
  • 10% discount on total bill
  • 5% discount on total bill

So if you want a memorable food adventure, complete with highly instagrammable travel-inspired interiors, dine at Bigby’s SM CDO Downtown Premier anytime today until June 4, 2017 and get great rewards!

Bigby's SM CDO Downtown Premier

Other Bigby’s branches are located at Centrio Ayala Mall, Cagayan de Oro City, SM City Cagayan de Oro, Abreeza Ayala Mall, Davao City, SM City Davao, Veranza Mall, General Santos City, Ayala Entertainment Center Cebu, and The Northwing, SM City Cebu.

To Travel is to Live
To Travel is to Live. (Photo from Bigby’s. Used with permission.)

To know more of the latest updates and promos, follow Bigby’s Café & Restaurant on Facebook (@bigybs), Twitter (@Bigbys), and Instagram (@Bigbysph).

Tara na! Bigby’s na ta!


(With press release details from Bigby’s.)

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