J Centre Mall is one of the few smaller malls that sprouted all over Cebu City in the recent years. Although Ayala Center Cebu and SM City Cebu lord over the mall competition in this small island city, still it did not discourage smaller players to join in the fray. It's even funny because with the size of Cebu, the mini-malls are jostling within minutes from each other.
One day, I had a scheduled meeting somewhere in A.S. Fortuna, Mandaue - which is also where J Mall (as we call it) is located, and that gave me the excuse to finally check it out. But the truth is, I was wishing to try Tao Yuan Restaurant, which is located in the second level of J Mall.
Just as we expected, J Mall turned out to be the usual mall. Cold and clean supermarket, restaurants, cinemas, and easy access to taxis and jeepneys because it is just along the road. It has some parking spaces too. The only downside here is that during the rush hours in the afternoon and early evening, traffic can be quite congested here.