The Brisket and Eggs at Tyler's Cafe can make anyone like mornings
But they serve it all day, too!
317 Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
(SPOT.ph) Living in a fast-paced city means that sitting down to indulge in a full breakfast is practically a luxury. Still, nothing beats the comfort of a stack of fluffy pancakes or garlic rice with sunny-side-up eggs and bacon. Thanks to the rise of all-day breakfast places, you can still have your favorite morning dishes any time of the day.
If you find yourself along the stretch of Katipunan with a hankering for breakfast fare, drop by Tyler’s Café. They’re hard to miss, with their minimalist signage and floor-to-ceiling windows that not only let the sunlight in but also let you peek at the customers enjoying a cup of coffee.
Tyler’s Café is owned by Jutes Templo, who is also behind Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza. In fact, there’s a Gino’s right next to Tyler’s, with a passageway letting diners cross-order between the two.
The original plan, shares Jutes, was just to relocate Gino’s to the new space in front of Ateneo de Manila University. But it seemed a waste to dedicate the large space to a single concept. Hence, Tyler’s Café was born.
The café offers a menu of all-day breakfast items as well as sandwiches, coffee, and juices. But Jutes doesn’t want to label Tyler’s as simply a breakfast place. He and his wife Cello just wanted to serve food their family enjoys.
Everything the café offers is made in-house, from the jams to the cheeses, bread, and bacon. This attention to freshness translates to food that tastes wholesome—like everything was cooked right at home.
The Eggs Benedict (P245) is a rich way to start your day, with two perfectly runny poached eggs, served on top of rye bread with hollandaise sauce and thick strips of bacon.
Ricotta Pancakes with Strawberries
The Ricotta Pancakes with Strawberries (P275) are more velvety than fluffy because of the ricotta incorporated in the batter. The creaminess goes well with the jam and the fresh strawberries, with a hint of spice from basil.
French Toast Brulee
In the mood for something sweeter? Have the French Toast Brulee (P175). Banana and pineapple slices are torched to give them a caramel flavor and crunch, then placed on top of two thick French toast slices. A dollop of whipped cream and sweet syrup finishes the dish.
Brisket and Eggs
If you must have rice for breakfast, the Brisket and Eggs (P385) is right for you. The garlic rice cooked in beef fat that's tasty enough to be eaten on its own, but it’d be a shame to miss out on the beef brisket—fork-tender with a layer of fat to make each bite indulgent. This hefty meal comes with two fried eggs.
Tyler’s Café also offers sandwiches and dessert. The Patty Melt (P280) is hefty, with a beef patty stuffed between buttered white bread with some cheddar cheese. The Strawberry (P225), while listed as a dessert, is large enough to be shared or to serve as a snack to pair with your coffee. Two slices of moist brown butter almond cake are topped with strawberry jam, fresh strawberries, chocolate crumbs, and a scoop of vanilla ice cream that is also made in-house.
With Tyler’s Café, Jutes wanted to build a community centered on good food. Sunny and warm with breakfast food that’ll bring comfort any time of the day, Tyler’s Café almost feels like a second home.
Photos by Majoy Siason