Wednesday

10 great places to have breakfast in Manila

Cafe d’Asie at the Bellevue Hotel – Located in the south, the hotel is situated in the breezy Alabang area. If you are one of the few lucky enough to jog through the parks and wide open spaces, a short detour to this hotel will be most rewarding. A full breakfast buffet with continental and Asian influences that will start your day right. For directions, just follow this map.

The Bellevue Hotel Manila
North Bridgeway, Filinvest Corporate City
Alabang Muntinlupa City
+63.2.771.81.81
Spiral at the Sofitel Hotel – Breakfast by the bay has never been better at this hotel. Served everyday from 6:30AM to 10:30AM, it is the most extensive of all hotel buffets. So vast is the selection that 90% of the time guests are not able to enjoy dessert. With live cooking stations, delicious Asian cooking, cheeses, wine, coffee, and desserts that you really can’t miss, it will be extremely difficult to stay on the current diet regimen.
 
Sofitel Philippine Plaza
+63.2.551.55.55
Pancake House – Their signature dish has never been equaled not imitated. Fluffy pancakes, rich whipped butter, delicious maple syrup. Located almost everywhere, it is a convenient place to have breakfast, although a favorite branch is the Salcedo branch. Casual dining. Modern take. Also serves Filipino breakfasts.
Pancake House
189 Salcedo Street Legaspi Village, Makati
+63.2.894.07.20
UCC Cafe at the Mall of Asia – An extensive coffee menu is the plus side. Crepes for breakfast? And honest to goodness milkshakes. They make great French toasts, with fresh fruits and waffles. Although not the greatest, but the outside dining area is a nice place to enjoy the early part of your day.

SM Central Business Park
Bay City, Pasay
+63.2.556.01.75
Sinangag Express – locally referred to as SEX, their facebook page is an interesting hodgepodge of innuendos, but breakfast reigns here. Tapang Tapat, Sizzling Boneless bangus, Lucban Longganisa, La Paz Batchoy…sigh. hearty Filipino favorite. not high class cuisine, but it hits the spot.
Sinangag Express
70 Presidents Avenue, BF Homes
Paranaque
+63.2.541.49.62
Apartment 1b – some friends say they swear by their menu. And after a run at the Ayala triangle, a properly done three egg omelet and some good coffee is just the right thing to order before heading out to the showers before work. Pancakes and waffles of course, is a pleasant expectation. i would go for the meusli, with shaved fruit…yum!
 
Apartment 1B
One Lafayette Square
G/F Unit 1B 132 LP Leviste corner Sedeno Street
Salcedo Village
Makati City
+63.2.843.40.75
Floating Island – the few and rare times I go to Makati Medical Center (I hate hospitals) finds me in the dead of night looking something good to eat. And absolute favorite is the corned beef with fried egg and garlic rice. The breakfast menu is pretty limited, but it’s homestyle. If you find yourself in the hospital and you don’t want to go mainstream with Burger king and wish for a hot meal, head on to the 3rd floor.

Floating Island Restaurant
3/F Makati Medical Center
2 Amorsolo Street, Legaspi Village
Makati City
+63.2.892.43.56
Somethin’ Fishy – It’s in the quiet part of the city, right smack in the middle of residential condominiums and office buildings. Extensive seafood menu, of course, in addition to the breakfast buffet that ever local seems to be raving about. After a jog, have a seat by the veranda. Very affordable breakfast buffet, it’s a wonder how they make money. Someone said it’s not exactly a date place, but then again, if you spent the night somewhere, this is a good morning after.

Somethin’ Fishy
Eastwood City Walk
Eastwood City Cyberpark
E Rodriguez Avenue
Bagumbayan, Libis
Quezon City
+63.2.421.21.21
Heat at the Shangri-La – Excellent service, excellent food. what more can you ask. The menu changes frequently. It’s an international breakfast buffet that will cater to every taste bud. Sushi and dimsum, grilled salmon, the lechon is to die for. Cooking off the menu is not published, but ask the chef at the cooking station anyway. Chances are, you can get the breakfast you want. Vegetarian menu also available.

Heat, EDSA Shangri-La hotel
Lobby, 1 Garden Way Ortigas Center
Mandaluyong City
+63.2.633.88.88 local 2740
Howzat Sports Bar – off the beaten track. well at least off mainstream. Expats frequent this place for breakfast and the soccer matches. Tables groan under the load of British and Filipino Breakfasts, English bangers, baked beans, longganisa and omelets. heavy on the portions, light on the wallet.

Howzat Sports Bar
Kalayaan Avenue corner Fermina Street
Poblacion, Makati
+63.2.897.3335

If you have eaten at any of these places, please leave a review for other readers. You can suggest a place as well.

But do it after breakfast ;)

2 comments:

Ray said...

Any prices for those buffets? I know it can be expensive. I checked with the Marriott at Resort World and they quoted 1200 for a breakfast buffet. I passed

Ivan Maminta said...

The Marriott does offer excellent food so the price is worth it. Most affordable? "somethin Fishy" at eastwood.