Here's Where Your Next Brunch Date Should Be

Say "buenos días" to this tapas favorite's new breakfast options!

PHOTO BY Jericho San Miguel

( Since Barcino first opened as a wine shop in July 2004 and then as a Spanish restaurant a few years later, they've witnessed many a wine-and-tapas night. It’s understandable if you think of Barcino as a place you head to after the sun sets, but they’ve recently introduced a new desayuno or breakfast menu that's likely to get you in the restaurant early in the morning as well.

The new branch at MJ Plaza is bright and sunny.
PHOTO BY Jericho San Miguel

There’s no better place to try their new breakfast fare than at their new branch at MJ Plaza along Chino Roces Avenue. Colorful mosaic accent walls and vibrant murals illuminate the sunny branch, and to give it a more brunch-friendly feel, they add flowers at every table for breakfast. “We wanted to make this branch more Spanish contemporary than [the] usual,” says Pauline del Val, marketing director for Barcino.

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Flowers brighten up the place and add color to the space.
PHOTO BY Jericho San Miguel
Patterns and mosaics make for interesting visual elements.
PHOTO BY Jericho San Miguel

Late risers would be glad to know that Barcino offers breakfast at extended hours: from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. “We wanted to follow the Spanish way of waking up late then having breakfast late as well,” explains del Val.

The menu is a mix of Spanish and Filipino breakfast staples—though anyone who remembers their basic Filipino history knows that they could be quite similar. Be prepared to dig in, as portions are generous.

Bread and pastries are offered for free during breakfast hours.
PHOTO BY Jericho San Miguel
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