10 Essential All-Day Breakfast Places in Marikina

Breakfast is life.


(SPOT.ph) Marikina will always be the Shoe Capital of the Philippines, but it has also become a popular breakfast go-to in the Metro. From the usual Pinoy -silogs to Southeast Asian breakfast staples, Marikina has you covered. So before hunting down some good ol’ quality pairs of shoes, get yourself an early fill of these no-fail breakfast spots in the city.






Rustic Mornings by Isabelo

Here’s a hidden gem tucked away in this laid-back city. Rustic Mornings by Isabelo is a breakfast haven with an artistic and homey vibe. Match the relaxed aura of the al-fresco eatery with their best-selling Crispy Waffle Served with Homemade Pancake Syrup (P200) or Bacon, Eggs & Herbed Hash Browns (P180). If you feel like ordering something heavy for a long day ahead, try some of their classic Filipino dishes like the Beef Tapa (P280) and Crispy Tawilis (P145).


Rustic Mornings by Isabelo is at 11 Isabelo Mendoza Street, Santa Elena, Marikina City.




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75 Lilac Café + Kitchen

Another Instagram-worthy place in Marikina, 75 Lilac Café + Kitchen has inviting interiors that will make you want to linger and enjoy a full breakfast meal. Sample their house specialty, the Salted Egg Chicken Lollipop (P220) that has the right balance of richness and crunchiness, or their very creamy Truffle Mushroom Pasta (P220) best served with their buttery toasted bread.


75 Lilac Café + Kitchen is at G/F Bennt III Building, 75 Lilac Street, Concepcion Dos, Marikina City.






Greg and Sally Tree Garden Café

Greet your morning with fresh air at this cool outdoor restaurant. Greg and Sally Tree Garden Café has a relaxing ambience perfect for a cozy breakfast date or just a chill solo trip. Some of their bestsellers are the Mushroom Dippers (P130), or organic oyster mushrooms coated in secret herbs and spices, and Pepper Pork Steak (P195), a classic pan-grilled pork steak with your choice of sides and sauce.


Greg and Sally Tree Garden Café is at 145 Ipil corner Champaca Street, Marikina Heights, Marikina City.






Kanto Freestyle Breakfast

If you’re hankering for some affordable gourmet breakfast meals no matter the time of the day (they’re open 24/7), look no further because this street-side diner is just a kanto or corner away. Kanto Freestyle Breakfast instantly became a hit with people who love hearty, not to mention wallet-friendly, Pinoy breakfast meals. You can choose from a selection of their -silogs like the Vigan Longganisa (P95), Spam (P99), Bacon (P95), and Tuyo and Kesong Puti (P95), which all come with two eggs (cooked to your liking), a cup of garlic rice, and a tasty tomato-pesto side. They also serve sweet Pancakes (P70) and Filipino-style Eggs Benedict (P95) if you’re feeling a bit indulgent!


Kanto Freestyle Breakfast is at 6 Aquiliana Street corner Col. Divino, Sto. Niño, Marikina City.






Breakfast Brothers

Breakfast Brothers promises homemade breakfast cooked without preservatives and MSG—all day, every day. They’re also under the same company that operates other famous Marikina food joints such as Burrito Brothers, Kebab Brothers, and Burger and Kebab Brothers. Meanwhile, their menu includes tasty Filipino and international morning staples including their savory Gourmet Tuyo (P130) served with two eggs, atchara, fresh tomato with pesto, and a cup of garlic or plain rice.


Breakfast Brothers is at G/F Bennt II Building, 73 Lilac Street, SSS Village, Concepcion Dos, Marikina City.






Pan de Amerikana

Nothing beats a fluffy, hot pan de sal in the morning. This Marikina institution is known for their delicious and large pan de sal (P7/piece) that works perfectly with a hot cup of coffee (or chocolate). But aside from their breads and pastries, Pan de Amerikana also offers all-day breakfast and other Filipino dishes like Bicol Express (P95) and Ilokano Igado with Rice (P110).


Pan de Amerikana is at 74 General Ordoñez Street, Concepcion Dos, Marikina City.


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Matteo Lorenzo Café

We’re sure you’ve had French toast in the morning, but have you ever had French fries for breakfast? This is the ultimate dream: Matteo Lorenzo Café serves fries for breakfast with toppings of your choice—from Bacon & Cheese (P125) and Gravy & Cheese (P135), to their house Breakfast Fries (P155) with a perfectly cooked poached egg, hollandaise, and your choice of bacon or salmon. You should also consider getting their Grilled Cheese Pandesal (P210) with soup (tomato, mushroom, or pumpkin) or Matteo’s Special Salad (P220) made up of lettuce, smoked salmon strips, cherry tomatoes, onions, nuts, croutons, and a douse of their tangy homemade lemon vinaigrette.



Matteo Lorenzo Café is at 69 Gil Fernando Street, San Roque, Marikina City.





Qizia Café

A cozy café situated inside a hospital compound, Qizia Café (pronounced as “kij-zia”) offers affordable and appetizing bites such as sandwiches, pizza, and of course, all-day breakfasts. Don’t leave without trying their Bangus (P165) breakfast, a generous serving of fried milkfish marinated in a sweet and savory dressing that goes well with a steaming cup of garlic rice and runny sunny-side up egg. If Filipino food isn’t up your alley, you can order their German Franks (P155) meal that’s also served with garlic rice and egg.



QiZia Café is at SDS Medical Center Compound, Katipunan Extension corner Pio del Pilar Street, Concepcion Dos, Marikina City.





Tapsi ni Vivian

Tapsi ni Vivian boasts their crowd-favorite Tapsilog (P105), which sends groups of people in droves whether it be breakfast at 9 a.m. or post-drinks at 2 a.m. This famous Marikina breakfast place was named after owner Vivian del Rosario, hailed as the “Tapa Queen” by foodies. It’s said that Vivian was also the first to coin the word “tapsilog,” short for tapa, sinangag, and itlog in the ‘80s. With more than 60 years in the business, Tapsi ni Vivian has expanded to many more branches in the Metro. Now who wouldn’t want to try out the O.G. of Filipino breakfast?



Tapsi ni Vivian is at G/F HDR Building, Gil Fernando Avenue corner Estrador Street, San Roque, Marikina City.





Goreng Goreng

A traditional Southeast Asian breakfast seems to be a good idea especially at the thought of having some sweet kaya toast and bold kopi tarik (classic Malaysian pulled coffee). Goreng Goreng brings together the flavors of Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia in one place through their home-style cooking. Bite into a slice of their Kaya Toast (P120/plain, P170/with kopi panas) that’s garnished with aromatic pandan leaves. Another thing you wouldn’t want to miss is their affordable meals like the Hainanese Chicken Rice (P99), Mee Goreng Mamak (P99), and Nyonya Laksa (P135).



Goreng Goreng is at 82 Liwasang Kalayaan Street, Marikina Heights, Marikina City.


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