7 Brunch Spots To Add To Your Weekend Habit
A global menu greets diners at the popular bakery-café. The tangy flavours of Northern Africa come alive in shakshuka (eggs and tomatoes baked with labneh, mint, and cilantro), while classic steak and eggs are given a Latin American flair by the use of Argentinian beef and a zingy chimichurri. But it is Wildflour’s signature kimchi fried rice with chunks of braised brisket that has patrons coming back for more.
Location: BGC, Makati, The Podium, Salcedo, Rada, and Greenhills
2/7 Harlan+Holden Café
The delectable spin-off on the popular clothing and lifestyle brand serves up well-curated meals built upon five pillars: salads, pasta, sandwiches, coffee, as well as a unique vegan and gluten-free menu. Within the elegant glass pavilion designed by Copenhagen’s GamFratesi, guests can enjoy heavenly banana pancakes topped with whipped butter or a more substantial bowl of home-made corned beef and fried eggs over rice.
3/7 Apartment 1B
This Salcedo Village institution is best known for its extensive breakfast menu, which covers all the bases from light and healthy to hearty and filling. One may choose to start off with a fresh fruit platter or a bowl of old-fashioned organic oatmeal. Those in the know, however, will recommend either of the two takes on classic eggs Benedict made with poached organic eggs and spinach paired with one’s choice of either homey Canadian bacon or luxe smoked salmon.
Location: Salcedo, Rockwell, The Henry Hotel
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This French pastry joint is a must-visit for desserts (hello, macarons!) but it also draws crowds during breakfast. Explore the many different menu selections, but don’t miss out on the delicious lobster tartine, caviar and smoked salmon terrine and the 10-hour roast beef.
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5/7 Café Via Mare
Café Via Mare continues to draw in crowds despite the emergence of hip, au courant establishments in and around the metro. And, why not: its selection of hearty Filipino breakfast plates never fail to please. The classic tapsilog gets an upgrade with smoked beef sirloin, while rustic tuyo gets deliciously spicy with chili-spiked oil. Rich bibingka or chewy puto bungbong served with Spanish hot chocolate are also musts.
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If luxe is what you’re after, the gustatory midday selection at Mireio will satisfy your cravings. The Sunday affair offers diners with a gastronomic feast of live-cooking stations and a sumptous buffet featuring continental fare, highlighted by Provençal and French favourites. Among the feast are: a live-carving station featuring tender Wagyu beef and deliciously roasted porchetta and lamb; specially-made risotto; and a sinful assortment of desserts. If you want to take it to the next level, indulge in unlimited servings of Taittinger champagne as well.
Location: Raffles Makati
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7/7 Dean and Deluca
Brunch is great for comfort food, so a stop at Dean and Deluca is a good idea. The casual and minimalistic atmosphere is always inviting for a brunch date with your mates. Stuff yourself on pastries, sumptuous pasta, and most importantly, the molten Valrhona chocolate cake with organic vanilla ice cream.
Location: Rockwell, Legaspi Village, BGC
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