CHECK IT OUT: Early Bird Breakfast Club at Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Up for pancakes at 9 p.m.? Here, it’s breakfast all day, every day.
Early Bird Breakfast Club
Ground Floor, Fort Pointe 2, 28th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Tel. No. 470-8847
Open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Sunday to Thursday) and 24 hours (Friday and Saturday)
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(SPOT.ph) The early bird gets the worm, all right, but for Early Bird Breakfast Club owner Kendrick Co, early risers deserve more than a non-anthropod invertebrate to start their day-and it was this philosophy that prompted him and his wife, Ellen, to open an all-day, exclusively breakfast cafe, giving early birds and late risers an opportunity to have a a hearty breakfast any time of the day.
"The whole philosophy of the restaurant is that breakfast signals the start of your day," says Co, "When you’re having a bad day, you eat breakfast food, it’s like everything is reset." And, to fully fulfill their mission of serving up beautiful breakfast fare, every element in Early Bird was carefully thought out to contribute to uplifting your morning. A bright blue mural by Soleil Ignacio and Kris Abigo serves as the focal point for the entire space while architect Carla Suiza’s chevron accents on the panels and chairs emphasize the quaintness. Pendant lamps give it a sweet barn-like feel.
The menu, on the other hand, represents classic breakfast favorites with a twist: champorado with both dark and milk chocolate (P275), breaded longganisa (P280), and tenderloin tapa (P375)-all bestsellers, by the way. From British head chef Matthew Hornsby-Bates also comes a variety of English breakfast options like The Early Bird Full English (P495) with one banger, two strips of bacon, mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, two pieces of fried bread, homestyle hash browns, baked beans, and finished off with two fried eggs. When it comes to English breakfast carte du jour however, we’re partial to Eggs Benedict (P420). A heftier deviation from tradition, it’s four layers of toasted muffin and honey-roast ham topped with two plump poached eggs further embellished with paprika and parsley then surrounded by a moat of lipsmacking hollandaise. Each bite is a sinful smorgasbord of textures and flavors.
Co’s favorite after the Viva Longganisa (P345) is the Sunny Salpicao (P315). While the savory chicken cutlets are delectable in their own right, it’s the accompanying Breakfast Rice, extra garlicky sinangag, that takes the cake. Those who need an extra kickstart to their day can also choose from Early Bird’s selection of wines, cocktails, and beer.
For a restaurant that’s barely a month old, they already have a loyal customer base. "For two weeks we had people knocking on the door, asking us to let them in, and give them food," says Co, prompting them to open 24 hours on Fridays and Saturdays. But whether you come knocking at 3 a.m. craving pancakes or at 9 p.m. for some French toast, you’ll definitely start your day right at Early Bird Breakfast Club.