#WhenInMakati, having brunch has picked up from its cosmopolitan roots in fast-paced cities like New York and L.A. because it provides a delectable solution for those who can’t sit long enough for breakfast but aren’t ready yet for lunch. In the bustling urban landscape, more and more establishments have become known for their brunch-worthy menus and atmosphere.
6. Bondi & Bourke
This Aussie-style establishment merges minimalist urban interiors with a refreshing hint of flora. Perfect for “brunchers,” this branch opens a bit late at 11:00 AM and serves pretty epic meat pies, according to those who have eaten there. Prices may seem steep but food is filling, and service is known to be warm and attentive.
Photo from: Bondi & Bourke
5. Apartment 1B
Expect only the best to go into your food at Apartment 1B. Chef Marivic-Diaz focuses on gourmet comfort food using organic and top quality ingredients at this well-loved breakfast spot. They’re open as early as 7:00 AM and include a bar menu for some cocktails and wine.
Photo from: Apartment 1B
The mainstay of the Picasso, Pablo offers a higher price range for their menu that would suit executive lunches and fancy dinners. But being open as early as 6 :00 AM with an extensive wine menu and delicious cocktails, the establishment makes a classy choice for a brunch meeting.
Photo from: Pablo
While the bakery-slash-café is has become the go-to of every Tita of Manila, this branch’s food selection still makes the crowds bearable. Try hitting up the place during its quieter hours (read: brunch time) and indulging in their pastry display or their coffee. Mains are also a thumbs up and happen to be Instagram-worthy.
2. The Wholesome Table
Eating consciously is a lot easier when the menu offers only healthy and organic dishes. The Wholesome Table does have hearty dishes made with all-natural ingredients to truly offer its guests that farm-to-fork experience. A bar menu that offers craft beer and wine by the bottle complements any healthy brunch date.
1. Dean & Deluca
With their newest branch at Legaspi and at the heart of the Central Business District, Dean & Deluca offers all-day breakfast alongside Tartines and Sushi. Many will stand by their chocolate milkshake but their cheesecakes and coffee concoctions are also worth the return.
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Where do you like to brunch in the metro?