Photo courtesy of Single Origin's official Facebook page
Nowadays, breakfast items are basically staples in majority of restaurants, and we’ve predicted before that these items would dominate the food world this year. We no longer need to wake up early to relish the goodness of these dishes because they are usually served all-day long.
So, if you missed McDonald’s annual National Breakfast Day promo, what better way to celebrate this all-day occasion than by visiting one of these restaurants to go get your brunch, and even dinner, fix? After all, this is your yearly pass to eat breakfast at any time of the day.
#1 Dean and DeLuca
Have a taste of SoHo, New York in Dean and DeLuca’s first restaurant and delicatessen in Manila. This hybrid café has a neoclassical minimalist décor and features an open kitchen and a retail area. It is also recognized for its specialty coffee and all-day breakfast menu, including impressive variations of bagels, croissants, and puffed pastries. Some pastries are gluten-free, so you can still have your fix even if you have restrictions.
Must-try: Warm Croissant Pudding (P360), Iced Hazelnut Chocolate Latte (P180), Cast Iron Breakfast (P490), and Quiche of the Day (P420)
Dean and DeLuca. G/F, Edades Tower and Garden Villas, Amorsolo corner Waterfront Drive, Rockwell, Makati City. (02) 246-9069 ext. 348. Open from 8 a.m. to 12 m.n. For more information, visit their Facebook page.
#2 Single Origin
Going beyond just single origin coffee (where the restaurant acquired its name) Single Origin is a neighborhood café which dishes up savory breakfast items, and at night, turns into an instant after-work hangout spot also as it serves craft beers and spirits. One of their notable brunch dishes is their deconstructed version of the Eggs Benedict (P240) which is presented open-faced sans the English muffin, but with the same lure of ingredients like the potatoes and signature hollandaise sauce with the addition of homemade corned beef.
Must-try: The Honey Latte (P150), Iced Vanilla Latte (P180), Fried Chicken with Waffles (P320), and Choco Bacon Pancakes (P320)
Single Origin. 2/F, C3 Building, Bonifacio High Street Central, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. (02) 894-4042. Open from 7 a.m. to 12 m.n. For more information, visit their Facebook page.
#3 The Bunny Baker Café and Cake Studio
As fluffy as its namesake, The Bunny Bake Café and Cake Studio is perhaps every girl’s dream come true. The interiors are dominantly pastel-colored, fixtures and wall décors come in adorable shapes, and the furniture is dreamland-inspired. It is, primarily, a cake gallery but it also has an all-day breakfast menu, some of which are inventive takes on the regular staples. It has Spam fries (P235) where sticks of Spam are coated with panko bread crumb and deep-fried until crispy and golden brown. Aside from this, the place is also known for its artisanal coffee with intricate bunny latte art on top.
Must-try: Green Eggs and Ham (P195), Eggs Nest Hash (P250), and Bacon-Style Beef Tapa (P295)
The Bunny Baker Café and Cake Studio. 3/F, Hemady Square, 1193 E. Rodriguez Avenue corner Doña Hemady Street, New Manila, Quezon City. (02) 650-4153. Open from 7 a.m. to 12 m.n. For more information, visit their Facebook page.
#4 Unit 27 Bar and Café
Yet another one with an ambiance that is reminiscent of New York’s brunch scene, Unit 27 Bar and Café has three floors, each one allotted for a café, a bar-style area, and a pub. The owners envisioned a house party atmosphere with an all-day brunch menu. This, of course, is accompanied by some standout main courses, bar foods, coffee blends, and even alcoholic beverages.
Must try: Brown Rice Champorado (P250), Anti-Hangover Bacon and Eggs Rosti (P420), and Pinoy Steak and Egg (P380)
Unit 27 Bar and Café. Icon Plaza, 5th Avenue corner 25th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. (0998) 556-9125. Open from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. For more information, visit their Facebook page. #5 The Butcher Shop and Pub
Despite being nestled in an upscale area, The Butcher Shop and Pub is relatively a watering hole. It does not scrimp on servings and items are priced moderately and reasonably. In the façade, it can be quickly labeled as a typical gastropub mainly dishing up smoked and grilled items with your usual bar liquor. But it also has an all-day breakfast menu served in big portions. Pair these up with their choices of coffee and tea for a complete brunch experience.
Must-try:Thick Cut Bailey’s French Toast (P299), The Best F*cking Pork and Beans (P375), and Smoked Honey Pork Silog (P299)
The Butcher Shop and Pub. G/F, Wumaco Building, Lane P corner 9th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. (02) 831-3543. Open from 10 a.m. to 12 m.n. from Mondays to Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and closed on Sundays. For more information, visit their Facebook page.
#6 Milky & Sunny
Dubbing itself as the “sunniest restro in the metro,” Milky & Sunny will practically make you jump from your bed and dive into its pure breakfast menu. The original Kapitolyo gem recently branched out in Makati as a franchise of celebrity mom Pia Magalona. Setting itself apart from the first outlet, some menu items are personalized based from the Magalona family’s preference. Maxene’s Pancake Rap (P225), for example, is a potent combination of sweet and savory pancakes inspired by actress Maxene Magalona. There are selections from Elmo’s Omelettes (P180 to P195), too, which is named after singer-actor Elmo Magalona as he was fondly called “omelette” by his family when he was younger. Milky and Sunny also has some breakfast potluck portions available for your party needs.
Must-try: M.Y.O.B.B. (Make Your Own Breakfast) (P595), Pia’s Yo No-nola Parfait (P200), and Breakfast Enchiladas (P200)
Milky and Sunny. G/F, Eton Parkview Greenbelt Building, Gamboa Street,Legaspi Village, Makati City. (02) 246-9069 ext. 398. Open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and closed on Sundays. For more information and complete list of branches, visit their Facebook page.
#7 TWG Tea Salon & Boutique
Originating in Singapore, TWG Tea Salon & Boutique serves up brunch-worthy food items like their Royal Crepe, which is a savory crepe filled with diced chicken and button mushrooms, and Eggs Benedict (P420). You can also partner your meal with a selection of teas from their 800 exclusive blends from different countries like the Sencha Meicha (P495) from Japan, Yellow Tea Buds (P1,035) from Szechwan, China, and Margaret’s Hope first flush black tea (P595) from Darjeeling, India.
TWG Tea Salon & Boutique. LG/F, Central Square, 5th Avenue corner 30th Street, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. (02) 950-8275. Open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. from Sundays to Thursdays, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. For more information and complete list of branches, visit their website.