to Perk Up
By Therese Aseoche
Mornings are not for everyone. To most of us, our day starts at 10 A.M. the earliest — just when breakfast menus are kept away for the day. But don’t fret, late risers! There are plenty of cozy spots around the city where you can enjoy delicious and satisfying brunch meals to start your morning on a high note!
Bean & Yolk
You’d be lucky to land a cozy spot in this small café, and when you do you’ll be treated to a relaxing and peaceful ambience — perfect for intimate study dates or for reflecting on your life. As the name suggests, you can’t dine without trying their specialty coffee and organic egg dishes.
One Lafayette Square G/F Unit 1B 132 L.P. Leviste corner Sedeño Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City
(+632) 843 40 75 | Facebook, Instagram
Open from Monday to Saturday from 7 A.M. to 11 P.M.
Budget for two – PHP 1,400
Tiny the space as it is, Apartment 1B is sure to fill you up in any time of the day with the best quality comfort food. You won’t go wrong with their Eggs Benedict and Orange French Toast! And if you’re looking for healthier alternatives, you can indulge in dishes like Organic Waffles and Low-Sugar Crepe.
Alek Cafe + Kitchen
Builders Centre, Salcedo Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City
(+632) 816 75 13 | Facebook, Instagram
Open Monday to Friday from 6:30 A.M. to 8 P.M., Saturday from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M.
Budget for two – PHP 500
A new addition to the brunch spots of Makati, Alek Café + Kitchen is an unassuming café camouflaged amidst concrete buildings if not for its huge sign. Being part coffee shop and part advocacy, you can enjoy good all-day brunch eats like Buttermilk Pancakes or simple Baked Eggs while supporting local artists (whose works on display can be purchased)!
Care for a cocktail with your brunch? Refinery proves that it’s never too early for a drink. Pair your choice of wine or artisanal coffee or tea with an order of Grilled Cheese with Bacon or a huge Bigger Breakfast platter which includes sausage patties, smoked bacon, scrambled eggs and more.