Everyone loves good breakfast. Whether you prefer Pinoy meals, Western-style breakfasts, or even a simple cup of coffee, we can’t deny that breakfast is an awesome way to perk up the day. But we all know the struggle of waking up early in the morning. Maybe you stayed up all night working and you missed that awesome plate of tapsilog waiting for you. Or maybe it’s 8 PM and you just feel like having some pancakes. Luckily, there are tons of spots around the metro where you can get your breakfast fix all day!
Image: Kanto Freestyle Breakfast
For a lot of us Filipinos, the classic silog meals just hit the spot. At Kanto Freestyle Breakfast, you can have almost any ulam imaginable with their garlic rice, eggs, and tomato pesto. You can even build your own breakfast plate (hence the name “freestyle”) and include things like French Toast, omelets, and even kesong puti to customize your meal! It’s perfect for those times you’ve worked up an appetite and you are craving a meal that reminds you of home.
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Can’t decide between Filipino or Western type of breakfast? Thanks to Early Bird Breakfast Club, you can have the best of both worlds! Their goal is to “serve sunshine,” morning, noon, and night. This restaurant puts creative spins on some beloved dishes, like their Pinoy Croque Monsieur, crunchy Bacon Chicharon, and the best-selling Yin & Yang Champorado. Their Grilled Cheese sandwich with tomato soup is a crowd favorite, too. No wonder this restaurant has become such a popular spot for comfort food in recent years!
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How do you like your eggs? Well, whether you like them scrambled, omelet, or just plain fried, Bean and Yolk probably has the perfect dish for you! This all-day brunch café takes pride in their specialty egg dishes and healthy eats. For a light and simple meal, you can get a classic Eggs Ben with poached eggs, ham, and bacon, or their fresh Avocado Toast, topped with a poached egg and red pepper flakes. They have heartier options too, like their popular Chorizo Mama – a chorizo patty with a fried egg, cheese, and barbecue mayo on a brioche bun. Sounds egg-citing, doesn’t it?
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Sometimes, a great breakfast can come in the simplest, unassuming form – like a warm, buttery slice of toast. At Baker and Cook, you can find great breakfast dishes like smoked salmon or French toast, but what really shines are their bread and pastries. This artisan bakery offers a wide range of freshly baked bread. From brioche, to bagels, to croissants, and beyond, bread lovers are sure to enjoy the selection that Baker and Cook serves! The bakery was brought to Manila from Singapore by “Global Baker” Dean Brettschneider, so you can be sure that these baked goods are of top quality.
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Many of us can’t get through the day without that caffeine kick. Though we usually take our coffee in the morning, who wouldn’t love an extra middle-of-the-day boost? For those of you who prefer their all-day breakfast in the form of a cup of joe, Single Origin just might be the café for you! They serve premium espresso beverages and specialty drinks, including some unique choices like the Orange Infused Cappuccino and the Creme Brulee espresso drink. The Salted Caramel Latte is a popular choice, which you can get either hot or iced! If you get hungry and need a snack with your coffee, don’t worry, Single Origin has a ton of dishes to choose from. However, their high-quality coffee will always remain the star of the show.
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If there’s one thing that makes a scrumptious meal even better, it’s a beautiful view. At Rustic Mornings, you can enjoy your all-day breakfast while surrounded by a lovely garden of plants and trees for an all-around serene experience. The fact that this restaurant is located in Marikina hasn’t stopped people from going the distance for the amazing food here. Rustic Mornings serves international and local brunch dishes that will satisfy your cravings. Those who want a rice meal can go for their Beef Tapa, Boneless Bangus, or Pork Longganisa, served with eggs, garlic rice, and tomato wansoy salad. For a sweeter breakfast option, try their Buttermilk Banana Pancakes or their Crispy Waffle Churros. No matter where in the metro you come from, the drive will definitely be worth it!
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Fans of Wildflour, you’re in for a treat! The popular restaurant and bakery now has their own little sister café, Little Flour. This café serves all-day brunch, including sandwiches, pastries, dessert, and coffee. Little Flour is also proud of their new locally-inspired dishes, like rice bowls made with Filipino favorites – Adobo, Bicol Express, Calamansi Chicken, and more! For a sweet treat to cap off your meal, some of their popular desserts are Ube Ensaymada and Cassava Cake. What a delicious and indulgent way to enjoy Filipino food!
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How can we talk about breakfast without mentioning the Filipino favorite, Pancake House? This restaurant has remained a go-to for families and friends who crave comfort food. Pancake House’s breakfast meals include rice meals, omelets, and intercontinental plates. They serve plenty of different pancakes and waffles around the clock, so you can have them for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert! Try sharing the different flavors with your loved ones – from the classic, to chocolate chip, to banoffee, you’re guaranteed an unforgettable Pancake House experience. With over 100 branches around the country, you’ll surely find the branch that feels like home to you. Feel like staying at home or having breakfast in bed? Pancake House also does delivery – how awesome is that?
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Even if you’re dining out, it’s always nice when a restaurant makes you feel at home. At Milky and Sunny, this is what they aim to do! This all-day breakfast spot is full of happy, home-y vibes you can enjoy with friends and family. Milky and Sunny, started by Pia Arroyo Magalona and partners, put together the menu based on childhood favorites that bring back memories. Some of their popular breakfast meals include the Tapsunny Rice Meal, cooked with a special marinade, and the Famous Chicksilog, deep fried to perfection. They even have a few special items from their secret menu, like Berry Bana-Nutty Waffles, and a Malted Milkshake!
Image: Ally's All-Day Breakfast Place
When it comes to all-day breakfast, this last spot takes the cake for creativity. Ally’s All-Day Breakfast Place allows diners to customize their pancakes and waffles by choosing from a variety of toppings and side dishes. They also have a set of over-the-top flavors, like S’mores, Toffee Banana, and Death by Chocolate Overdose. Perfect for those with a sweet tooth! You can always balance out the sugar with one of their savory dishes – try the Breakfast Taco, which replaces a taco shell with a waffle, or the Grilled Cheese and Sausage with a classic waffle on the side. If you’re looking for a more Filipino-style meal, they also offer an All-Star Breakfast menu that includes bagnet, bacon, longganisa, and other rice meals. With food this great, you’ll surely want to stay here all day!