Weekend Breakfast Destinations Worth The Early Wake-Up Call
By Shen Mascariñas
Sleeping-in is almost synonymous to the weekend, but of course, there are exceptions. 8 of which are these breakfast destinations. Most are outside the metro, requiring a little bit more effort (and gas), but the payoff is worth it. With refreshing scenery and delicious food waiting for your belly, you might actually look forward to that alarm ringing.
8. Patis Tito
Patis Tito is a garden café as well as a bed and breakfast. They specialize in slow-cooked Pinoy dishes made from local and fresh ingredients. Enjoy their flavor-packed dishes in their gorgeous garden, which they’ve nurtured for almost 25 years. Patis Tito is dog-friendly, too, so you can take your best friend with you!
7. Breakfast & Pies
39 Malingap Street, Teachers Village, Quezon City
(02) 931 2337, (02) 441 1773 | Facebook
Open every day from 7am to 10pm
Budget for two – P700
Here’s one not so far for northern folks. But, for those from the south, consider Breakfast & Pies a weekend destination you can look forward to. This café is quaint and cozy, making you feel like you’ve been invited to a friend’s house for breakfast. Crowd-pleasers are the Caramelized Spam Kimchi Rice and the Big Breakfast Platter.
Dessert is a must while you’re here, too. Their pies are obviously topnotch. How does Peanut Butter Honeycomb Pie sound?
6. Balay Dako
On weekends and notional holidays, Balay Dako becomes an even more essential Tagaytay destination. From 7am to 11am, they offer an awesome Filipino breakfast buffet you can’t miss. You’ll be reminded of classic Filipino dishes and just how delightful Pinoy breakfast truly is.
5. Rustic Mornings by Isabelo
Stepping inside Rustic Mornings is almost like entering a different world—one that’s greener, more colorful and quirky. This place is incredibly instagenic, so make sure you bring your power bank. That or put away your phone as you enjoy Rustic Mornings’ signature dishes, which include the Crispy Waffle Churros, Filipino Breakfast tray and Buffalo Chicken Strips with Waffles.
4. Eggs for Breakfast Cafe
Velada Estate, 21 Don Juan Street, Villa Cecilia Subdivision, Lower Antipolo, Mabugan, Rizal
(02) 213 2434 | Facebook
Open every day from 7am to 5pm
Budget for two – P500
Nestled in the busy streets of Antipolo is a house with a beautiful, delicious secret. Past its tall gates—lush greenery, bright surroundings and an extensive breakfast selection await. Don’t leave without trying their Buttermilk Pancakes with Caramelized Bananas and Breakfast Burger with Fries.
3. Taza Fresh Table
Kilometer 60, E. Aguinaldo Highway, Tagaytay City
(046) 413 1000, (02) 917 8225 | Website
Open every day from 7am to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm
Budget for two – P1500
Tagaytay’s refreshing breeze is perfectly complemented by Taza’s fresh cuisine. Look forward to international fare that’s organic, single-origin and made with sustainable ingredients. Their dishes feature garden-fresh herbs and vegetables, sauces with no shortcuts, handmade pasta and slow-cooked smoked meats.
2. Café Voi La
Crosswinds Leisure Resort, Iruhin Crosswinds, Tagaytay City
0905 331 4457, 0918 372 7499 | Facebook Page
Open every day from 8am to 9pm
Budget for two – P1,200
If the ride up to Tagaytay didn’t wake the morning person in you, Café Voi La’s colorful and quirky interiors surely will. This bright, cozy restaurant serves a predominantly Asian menu with exciting and flavorful dishes overall. Their Signature Satay, for example, will definitely keep you coming back. And if you want something closer to home, Café Voi La also offers a great selection of Pinoy breakfast food.
Also, don’t dare skip dessert while you’re here. Café Voi La’s Salted Caramel Cheesecake is a game-changer.
1. Breakfast at Antonio’s
Here, you can expect the same attention to detail that Antonio’s is so known for in both their food and service. This blue and white house puts the spotlight on breakfast and its many delicious forms. Whether you choose Pinoy comfort food or European brunch fare, Breakfast at Antonio’s will reward you for waking up early and driving up to Tagaytay.
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