Your No-Fail All-Day Breakfast Guide to the Maginhawa Neighborhood
The most tried-and-tested places around Teachers Village for the most important meal of the day
(SPOT.ph) They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day so you shouldn’t skip it. Lucky for you (and even luckier for Quezon City residents), foodie street Maginhawa is just around the corner. Nestled in Teachers Village, the whole strip is studded with morning-themed diners—from the legendary Rodic’s and their noteworthy -silogs, to more novel places that have cropped up, feeding hungry tummies with their no-fail breakfast meals all day, every day. Whether you’re craving pancakes or tapa at 10 a.m. or 6 p.m., we’ve listed down the breakfast places that should be on your radar when you’re around the area.
Looking for a quiet spot to do some work? SGD Coffee may just be the place for you. Taking their advocacy of sustainability to heart, the owners used recycled, reclaimed, and repurposed materials like discarded wood cargo pallets for the café’s interiors. Meanwhile, their Sagada coffees will really wake up your soul! Their all-day breakfast plates come with a cup of SGD Black Coffee and you can have a choice of Longganisa (P200), Chicken Tocino (P180), or Danggit (P200) with it. What you really have to try, however, is their Sagada Omelette (P180), which comes with vegetables and toast. Neighborhood patrons praise these breakfast items as fresh and refreshing due to the ingredients.
SGD Coffee is at 45 Maalalahanin Street.
Pi Breakfast & Pies
Sure, Pi Breakfast & Pies in Teachers Village is cozy and warm, but their friendly service and homemade meals are what really makes them stand out. With large plates fit for sharing, don’t forget to order their Eggs Benny (P275) served with thick-cut bacon, five-minute eggs, an English muffin, asparagus, Sriracha hollandaise, and spiced shoestring potato fries. Feeling hungry? Go for their Huevos Rancheros (P275), a yummy mess of zucchini, eggplant, sweet potato, bacon, chicken skin, bell peppers, cheddar and ricotta cheese, eggs, and Italian sausage.
Pi Breakfast and Pies is at 39 Malingap Street.
Ally’s All-Day Breakfast
Ally's All-Day Breakfast scores high among breakfast enthusiasts. It’s not surprising why, since many people swear by the restaurant’s chewy chocolate pancakes. Their Death by Chocolate Overdose Pancake (P235/two pieces, P285/three pieces) has a gooey chocolate hazelnut spread, plus chocolate chips, chocolate syrup, and chocolate ice cream. They also have the S’mores Pancake (P235/two pieces, P285/three pieces), which is made with classic pancake batter, crushed grahams, chocolate sauce, toasted marshmallows, and vanilla ice cream. If you’re not a big fan of sweets, you can always try their Bagnet Superstar (P270), a rice meal with crispy bagnet and sunny-side-up eggs.
Ally’s All-Day Breakfast is at 22 Malingap Street.
Come here for the coffee but don’t miss out on their breakfast items. One of their bestsellers is the Pares Rice with Crispy Tadyang (P360), an inventive take on the well-loved beef-based brekky. Contrasting flavors and textures find the right balance with their Fried Chicken and Waffles (P330), which is sweet and salty. Customers also rave about their Rainbow Cake (P180), and while it’s not exactly a breakfast item, we say it’s never too early to for dessert.
Catabolic Café is at 22 Malingap Street.
Theo’s Baked + Brewed
Known for their pastries and excellent coffee, Theo’s Baked + Brewed also has a breakfast menu that’s available from 7 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. All their breakfast items come with a free serving of Café Americano for dine-in customers. Go there for the Salmon Eggs Benedict (P175) and All-American Breakfast (P140), which comes with a choice of French toast or hash brown, plus bacon and eggs. A crowd favorite, however, is the Waffle + Bacon + Egg (P130) served with their own buttercream—a filling meal to get you energized throughout the day. Not in the mood for waffles? Their Country Breakfast (P150), or two traditional maple sausage links cooked to perfection, is your best bet.
Theo’s Baked + Brewed is at 106-C Maginhawa Street.
Breakfast equals bacon, right? This is perhaps what Oinkster had in mind when they decided to serve unlimited bacon. Available daily for only P299, the deal comes with your choice of either two cups of rice or two stacks of waffles, two eggs, and calamansi juice or raspberry tea. Best thing is you can arrive as early as 7 a.m! Other standout breakfast items are the Toasted Garlic Naked Longganisa (P130) and Angus Beef Tapa (P145). Both come with white or brown garlic rice, egg, and relish.
Oinkster is at 99 Maginhawa Street.
The Breakfast Bin
People talk about The Breakfast Bin in the same breath as their Liempo Chips (P160), the restaurant’s pride and glory. The item is part of their BB Bowls, which come with white or brown rice, scrambled or sunny-side-up egg, and salsa. If you want to upgrade your carbs to talangka rice, just add P35. Their Breakfast Bin Traditionals also include the BB Pancake Set (P160) or BB Waffle Set (P160) that both come with bacon or longganisa, egg, and Breakfast Bin’s special potato salad.
The Breakfast Bin is at Unit C, 168 Maginhawa corner Magpakumbaba Street.
Hillcrest Wellness Café
Aside from having fast WiFi and healthy drink options, they also serve all-day breakfast rice meals such as Chicken on Malunggay Rice (P250), which comes with a free, Tall Mountain Brew. They start serving at 6 a.m. until 12 a.m. Meanwhile, take advantage of the café’s relaxing and soothing ambience. Apart from breakfast, the space is ideal for reading, studying, and working.
Hillcrest Wellness Café is at 48 Malingap Street.
Angus Tapa Centrale
Angus Tapa Centrale may not be the newest kid on the block but their all-day breakfast menu continues to be an all-time favorite. They have the likes of Vigan Longganisa (P110), Crispy Danggit Cebu (P135), Crispy Danggit Palawan (P145), and Premium Corned Beef (P110/ranch flavor, P135/chili garlic flavor). They also have Spam-based delights such as Spam and Cheese Rolls (P135), Spam Fries (P135), and Spam Egg and Rice (P135). Their bestseller, the U.S. Angus Beef Tapa (P165) is not to be missed.
Angus Tapa Centrale is at 22 Malingap Street.
With their colorful and quirky interiors, you would think that Artsy Café is actually an art studio. But they do serve coffee, smoothies, and even steak! Their vibrant surroundings will cheer anyone up especially in the mornings, so why not try their all-day breakfast menu? Their meals are all served with garlic rice and egg. Choose from their Breakfast Tapa (P170), Daing na Bangus (P160), Vigan, Alaminos, or Chicken Longganisa (P160), or Tinapang Bangus (P160).
Artsy Café is at 36 Maginhawa Street.