Mornings are not for everyone. To most of us, our day starts at 10 A.M. the earliest — just when breakfast menus are kept away for the day. But don’t fret late risers! There are plenty of cozy spots around the city where you can enjoy delicious and satisfying brunch meals to start your morning on a high note!
Bean & Yolk
You’d be lucky to land a cozy spot in this small café, and when you do you’ll be treated to a relaxing and peaceful ambiance — perfect for intimate study dates or for reflecting on your life. As the name suggests, you can’t dine without trying their specialty coffee and organic egg dishes.
One Lafayette Square G/F Unit 1B 132 L.P. Leviste corner Sedeño Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City
(+632) 843 40 75 | Facebook, Instagram
Open from Monday to Saturday from 7 A.M. to 11 P.M.
Budget for two – PHP 1,400
Tiny space as it is, Apartment 1B is sure to fill you up in any time of the day with the best quality comfort food. You won’t go wrong with their Eggs Benedict and Orange French Toast! And if you’re looking for healthier alternatives, you can indulge in dishes like Organic Waffles and Low-Sugar Crepe.
Alek Cafe + Kitchen
Builders Centre, Salcedo Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City
(+632) 816 75 13 | Facebook, Instagram
Open Monday to Friday from 6:30 A.M. to 8 P.M., Saturday from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M.
Budget for two – PHP 500
A new addition to the brunch spots of Makati, Alek Café + Kitchen is an unassuming café camouflaged amidst concrete buildings if not for its huge sign. Being part coffee shop and part advocacy, you can enjoy good all-day brunch eats like Buttermilk Pancakes or simple Baked Eggs while supporting local artists (whose works on display can be purchased)!
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Care for a cocktail with your brunch? Refinery proves that it’s never too early for a drink. Pair your choice of wine or artisanal coffee or tea with an order of Grilled Cheese with Bacon or a huge Bigger Breakfast platter which includes sausage patties, smoked bacon, scrambled eggs and more.
Dean & DeLuca
This upscale part café part grocery of New York City found its way to Philippine soil along the busy streets of Rockwell and Legaspi Village. Whether it’s a romantic brunch date or casual meeting, Dean & DeLuca is the perfect spot to start your mornings right. Indulge in its selection of salads, toasts, and croissant sandwiches, or head over on weekdays for its healthy fruit and yogurt bowls and grain bowls.
Bluesmith Coffee & Kitchen
GF, MJ Corporate Plaza, 2310 Pasong Tamo Extension, Magallanes, Makati City
(+632) 729 02 84 | Facebook, Instagram
Open Monday to Friday from 7 A.M. to 10 P.M., Saturday from 8 A.M. to 8 P.M., Sunday from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M.
Budget for two – PHP 700
If you’ve got a hunger for something new, Bluesmith offers nothing less than. They’ve got a menu of unique brunch meals you’ll be thinking about in your sleep, such as their Waffle with Greek Yogurt and Fruits, and Chili Soup with Homemade Cornbread.
This third wave coffee shop pampers your senses with a relaxing nature view, a cozy atmosphere complete with indie music, and aromatic coffee being brewed within your vicinity. Spend your mornings savoring egg dishes, pasta bowls, and delicious toasts in peace and quiet.
GF, Universal LMS Building, 106 Esteban Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City
(+63) 917 654 3355, (+632) 823 62 06 | Facebook, Instagram
Open Monday to Saturday from 11 A.M. to 2 P.M., 6 P.M. to 10 P.M., Sunday from 11 A.M. to 4 P.M.
Budget for two – PHP 1,400
You’d understand why Your Local was awarded one of the best restaurants in the world by CN Traveller once you experience it for yourself. It’s hidden to those who don’t choose to seek it, but it’s usually packed with people who have booked their tables days or weeks prior. You’ll keep coming back for more of its elegant dishes.
Which of these spots are your favorites? Share with us your thoughts below!
Article originally appeared in Booky.