12 Brunch Places in Metro Manila to Visit With Your Besties

Planning another get-together with your barkada soon? If you’re all used to going out at night, why not mix it up and make plans for brunch? There’s nothing like hearty breakfast and lunch meals mashed into one, fresh juices, coffee, and even your fave brunch cocktails!

Enjoy delicious and hearty meals, bright and light vibes, and IG-worthy spaces at these must-visit brunch places around Metro Manila!

Jones All Day

Jones All Day is an upscale alfresco restaurant in Serendra, BGC. If you want a luxurious seafood brunch, you should try their raw bar with oysters, sashimi, and tuna! You’ll surely be talking about their Seafood Tower for days on end. They’ve got quite the international brunch menu, too, with dishes including full English breakfast, laksa, Mediterranean shakshuka, and salmon avocado toast—to name just a few.

They’re pet-friendly, too!

Visit Jones All Day at G/F Serendra, BGC, Taguig.

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Almusal Cafe

Almusal Cafe is a gorgeous brunch cafe tucked in a container van mall in Katipunan. They serve an elevated version of weekend brunch with gourmet twists on Filipino classics. Their Beef Belly Tapa and Pork Belly Tocino are both slow-cooked for 24 hours, guaranteeing a more tender and flavorful version of these Pinoy classics.

The Instagrammable cafe features alfresco and indoor dining spaces, both with designer furniture, green plants, and an overall chill vibe.

Visit Almusal Cafe at The Pop-up Katipunan, 273 Katipunan Ave. Cor. Xavierville Ave., Loyola Heights, Quezon City.

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Cafe Mabini

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Cafe Mabini is a homey and cozy brunch cafe in San Juan. They’ve got a variety of scrumptious Pinoy breakfast dishes, gourmet pizzas, and massive toasts! You definitely won’t be hungry anytime soon after your meal here because of their massive servings.

Their Ube Brazo Cheesecake is also one of their bestsellers, so make sure to try it!

Visit Cafe Mabini at 863 A. Mabini, San Juan.

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La Luna Cafe

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La Luna Cafe is a gorgeous heritage house that was turned into an equally beautiful cafe. If you and your amigas want to feel like you’ve gone back in time for brunch, this is the cafe for you. They offer Filipino and Western dishes, with a few of Taguig’s specialties. There’s also a panaderia for freshly baked bread!

This cafe offers more than just great food, but also an exceptional space, and a world-class food experience.

Visit La Luna Cafe at 103 M.L. Quezon Ave., Taguig City.

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Cafe Alegria

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If you’re craving a filling brunch that bursts with flavor, you should check out Cafe Alegria in BGC. They offer scrumptious Latin American all-day breakfast in such a vibrant space. If you stay until late enough, the second floor transforms into a hip bar with great cocktails.

You should definitely try their Meatless Birria Tacos and their original take on the classic chicken and waffles combo.

Visit Cafe Alegria at Forbestown Road, BGC.

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Staying true to its name, Sundays is a great place for lazy Sunday brunches or family gatherings after church. The minimalist interiors make the perfect backdrop for their sumptuous menu. The brunch staples included in their menu are the classic Chicken and Waffles, Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes, Homemade Bacon Slab with Kimchi Rice, and a whole lot more.

The Instagrammable cafe is also perfect for intimate events, celebrations, and family reunions.

Visit Sundays at J.P. Rizal St. Cor. V. Gomez St., Brgy. San Roque, Marikina City.

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Sourdough Cafe + Deli

If you and your friends love your fair share of bread for brunch, check out Sourdough in Quezon City. This cafe and deli features a hip space that’s perfect for a classy brunch or wine night with your amigas.

Of course, the sandwiches with their freshly-baked sourdough bread are worth the try, but they also offer hand-rolled pasta, gourmet pizzas, and a variety of mains for any and every appetite.

Visit Sourdough Cafe + Deli at JSB Building, 104 Tomas Morato Ave. corner Scout Delgado St., Quezon City.

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If your friend group is a mix of health-conscious people and those who just love food as it is, then Cafe Guilt is the brunch place for you. Their gastronomic menu features dishes that are both guilt-free and “guilt-full”—these dishes include Swedish Meatballs, Slow-Cooked Baby Back Ribs, Gluten-Free Pancakes, and a variety of healthy smoothies.

Their alfresco dining is also very inviting, with tropical vibes, lush plants, and comfy furniture that make you feel like you’re lounging beachside.

Visit Cafe GUILT at 35 Scout Castor cor. Scout Reyes, Quezon City.

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Cafe Thalia

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Cafe Thalia is an Instagrammable cafe in Quezon City that so tastefully combines Grecian patterns, florals, tropical vibes, and modern elements. It has a high-end yet homey vibe that makes it great for catching up with your friends.

They offer a variety of pasta, hearty mains, and sweet cakes. On Wednesdays, they also offer unli wings!

Visit Cafe Thalia at 18 East Lawin, Philam Homes, Quezon City.

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Corner Cafe + Deli

This massive cafe will definitely catch your attention in an instant because of how it stands out in the corner of the block. Corner Cafe + Deli is an Instagrammable cafe that offers a wide variety of mouthwatering breakfast meals. You’ll definitely enjoy their egg drop sandwiches, croissants, and great coffee.

Visit Corner Cafe + Deli at 123 Sto. Domingo Ave., Quezon City.

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Grateful Cafe

Grateful Cafe offers a more vibrant and somewhat eclectic vibe to your brunch hangouts. The cafe features a beautiful mix of different colors, textures, and patterns, making a beautiful background for your brunch OOTDs. It’s like lounging around in a different country!

You can also enjoy a variety of Filipino breakfast dishes from their menu, as well as great coffee and sweet treats.

Visit Grateful Cafe at #27 Apo St., Mandaluyong City.

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Cafe Fleur

Cafe Fleur is a gorgeous tropical-themed brunch spot that will make you feel like you’re enjoying a meal in Bali. The place is so beautifully designed that it won’t be a surprise if you stayed a little bit longer. Their menu features gastronomic French dishes prepared by Chef Sau del Rosario.

Visit Cafe Fleur at 5893 Enriquez Street, Poblacion, Makati.

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