For Late Risers:
The Metro’s Best
By Shen Mascariñas
A hearty breakfast at sunrise is nice, but it’s really just for the (early) birds. Those not of the same feather want something better (or later) – breakfast you can have all day! Late risers, rejoice! Here are 8 fantastic spots that will serve you damn good breakfast even when you wake up at noon.
LGF, East Wing, Shangri-La Plaza, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City | (02) 4777248, (02) 4778027
Open everyday from 6:30am to 11pm
2F San Antonio Plaza, McKinley Road, Dasmarinas Village, Makati City | (02) 6216211
Open everyday from 9am to 1am
Facebook | Budget for two – P1,800
Few can resist rising (say, 9ish?) for Maple’s rustic, homey ambiance, generous portions and of course, delicious food. The Maple Breakfast spells good morning (or afternoon) with buttermilk pancakes or Belgian waffle, maple bacon, breakfast sausages, bistro fries and farm fresh eggs. That’s a bellyful of a great mood to last all day. . For something more on the dessert side, how does Blueberry and Cream Cheese Pancakes sound?
7. Slappy Cakes
2F The Block, SM City North EDSA, Quezon City | (02) 2181090, (02) 3324680
LGF, SM Aura Premier, C5 Road Cor 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig | (02) 9552205
SM Jazz Mall, Nicanor Garcia Cor Jupiter Street, Bel-Air, Makati City | (02) 8085314, 09176763170
Facebook | Website | Budget for two – P1,000
Eat the pancake of your dreams through Slappy Cakes’ various options of pancake batters and toppings, which you’ll even cook yourself. Don’t worry if you’re a kitchen newbie; making your own pancakes is really more fun than scary. Imagine all the silly shapes you can make and the control you’ll have over the doneness of the pancakes. Slappy Cakes isn’t limited to just pancakes though. They also offer an extensive selection of breakfast meals like Salmon Benedict, Toad in a Hole, various kinds of silogs and many more.
6. Breakfast & Pies
Via Breakfast & Pies’ Facebook
39 Malingap Street, Teachers Village, Quezon City
The Grove by Rockwell, E Rodriguez Jr. Avenue, Ugong, Pasig City
(02) 9312337, (02) 4411773 | Facebook
Open everyday from 7am to 10pm
Budget for two – P700
Breakfast & Pies started out as a Teacher’s Village culinary gem and is now a certified foodie destination – from all over. Enter and be greeted by the mouthwatering smell of freshly-baked pies and pastries.
Save those for takeout and go for the Dark Chocolate Champorado, Caramelized Spam and Huevos Rancheros. A meal like that any time of day is a feel-good filling that leaves you rage-proof in that notorious northern all-day traffic.
5. Toby’s Estate
Locate the branch nearest you here.
Facebook | Website | Budget for two – P1,500
Here’s an all-day-breakfast place that’s perfect for caffeine junkies. Toby’s Estate takes their coffee seriously, so you’re sure to leave happy and wired. Don’t leave without satisfying your belly, though. Get their egg skillet variations, and try one of the metro’s most sophisticated renditions of eggs. They also offer a plethora of exciting sandwiches, perfect for those who want a heartier breakfast. For dessert, your favorite Bucky’s flavor and the Calamansi Pie are sure pleasers.
4. Dean & Deluca
GF Edades Tower and Garden Villas, Amorsolo Corner Waterfront Drive, Rockwell, Makati City
(02) 2469069 | Website
Open everyday from 8am to 12mn
Budget for two – P1,300
Pretend you’re in SOHO for a while as you enjoy Dean & Deluca’s chic interiors and delicious grub. Their hefty Cast Iron Breakfast will have you full and happy until lunch. For those with a sweet tooth, the House Made Ricotta Brioche Toast, Warm Croissant Pudding or the wide selection of pastries will surely start your day right.
3. Crisp on 28thth
GF Alveo Corporate Center, 28th Street Near 9th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
09175846883 | Facebook
Open everyday from 7am to 11pm
Budget for two – P1,100
Breakfast takes the healthier route at Crisp on 28th. Don’t worry about flavors being compromised, though. Albeit made with lighter and more nutritious ingredients, their breakfast offerings are still packed with flavor and exciting twists. Their version of tapsilog, for example, pairs the classic tapa with sambal peanut rice, seared tomato, pickled cucumber and spiced vinegar. Of course, it’s finished off with a sunny-side-up egg and here’s something unexpected—shrimp kropek.
2. Wildflour Café + Bakery
Via Wildflour Café + Bakery’s Facebook
V Corporate Center, 125 L. P. Leviste Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City | (02) 8087072
111 Rada Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City | (02) 8339799
GF Netlima Building, 4th Avenue Corner 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig | (02) 8567600
Facebook | Budget for two – P1,500
The aroma of freshly-made pastries will lure you into Wildflour’s premises. Follow your nose, and you’ll be rewarded with Wildflour’s wide selection of savory and sweet breakfast options. For the eggs and toast conservatives, you can choose from four scrumptious variations of your usual. Jump-start your day with a healthy choice of homemade granola, Greek yogurt, fresh fruit and honey. The Breakfast Club is also sure to satisfy, consisting of croissant French toast, ham, bacon strips, egg and mulberry jam.
1. Rustic Mornings by Isabelo
11 Isabelo Mendoza Street, San Roque, Marikina City
(02) 4258610, (02) 6812461, 091777005810 | Facebook | Website
Open on weekdays from 8am to 4pm | Weekends from 8am to 9pm
Budget for two – P1,100
Before you freak out about the idea of having breakfast in Marikina, imagine having a gorgeous and delectable breakfast spread amidst lush greenery and quirky decorations. Consider Rustic Mornings’ very reasonable prices as well if you’re still not convinced.
Whether you’re craving for silogs, sweet treats or hearty brunch meals, Rustic Mornings definitely has that covered plus more. Just some must-tries are their Crispy Waffle Churros, Three Mushrooms Cheese Omelet and the winner combo of waffles-buffalo chicken strips-salad.
Ready to celebrate National Breakfast Day with these awesome spots? Got other breakfast places in mind? Sound off below!