By: Filo Gonzales February 26, 2014
These days breakfast is not only the most important meal of the day, but also the trendiest meal of the day, with charming diners and hip breakfast-themed restaurants having opened in the metro recently. Personally, I love breakfast food. It’s beautiful and comforting and signals the start of good things. So the idea of having breakfast any time of the day means good things can start any time of the day.
Here’s a review of two restaurants in Bonifacio Global City, Stacy’s and Early Bird Breakfast Club.
Stacy’s has a dainty, comfy and decidedly homey feel. I love the cute little details, including the pink retro refrigerator and the wait staff’s Cath Kidston oilcloth floral-print aprons. They serve pretzels and popcorn while you wait for your meal. Thoughtful and sweet.
We tried Clara’s Feast, which had salted fish and chorizo on fried rice, topped with two sunny side up eggs and mango salsa. I just wish it had more fish and chorizo because there was a lot of rice.
We also ordered the Waikiki Omu-rice, which had caramelized Spam and rice wrapped in a cheese omelette. Interesting flavor combinations.
This sardines and olive oil pasta dish is called Dear John, named after the powdery white sands and ocean setting in the movie of the same title.
Price: quite reasonable for BGC standards. Expect to spend Php200 to 250 per person.
Early Bird Breakfast Club
Early Bird Breakfast Club is a bit pricier and more polished than most all-day breakfast places. They take a more ‘gourmet’ approach to breakfast food. The place has a chic and casual feel, with the bird motif thoughtfully integrated into details like the wooden centerpieces and the big blue mural on the right wall.
I ordered the Chorizo and Mushroom Risotto, which came with crispy Parmigiano Reggiano. I thought it needed a little extra something so I topped it with a sunny side up (not in photo) to make it more breakfast-y.
My date, a man who can live on bread for days, ordered the Croque Monsieur, the classic French sandwich with bacon, cheese and mustard filling slathered with what could either be mornay or hollandaise sauce, I’m not so sure.
Price: a little pricey for breakfast. Expect to spend upwards of Php350 per person.
Other hip all-day breakfast spots to try: Recovery Food, Mr. Jones, Gram’s Diner, Heaven & Eggs, IHOP. For the good old classics, Tapa King, Rodic’s, and Pancake House never fail me.