10 Great Places for Breakfast in Quezon City
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(SPOT.ph) Even though it’s touted as the most important meal of the day, many of us tend to skip breakfast—no thanks in part to our busy schedules. But if you live in Quezon City, there are quite a number of places where you could either grab a quick bite to eat before rushing off to work or linger on a breakfast date.
Here are 10 great places for breakfast in Quezon City:
Nono’s may be better known for their fried chicken, but did you know that they also serve all-day breakfast? If you like starting your day on a sweet note, order the Classic Brioche French Toast with Strawberries (P295), a fluffy bed of freshly baked brioche topped with whipped cream, cinnamon sugar, honey, and of course, luscious strawberries. For something savory and a bit more substantial, there’s also the Pepito Steak & Eggs (P545), a rice-meal version of their signature Pepito’s Sliders. This platter has tender, medium-rare steak seasoned perfectly with garlic and olive oil plus garlic rice and fried eggs.
Nono’s is at G/F UP Town Center, Diliman, Quezon City.
Just a stone’s throw away from White Plains, this quaint neighborhood café prides itself on making everything fresh. Apero features an all-encompassing menu, covering everything from breakfast to post-cocktail meals, but the real star here is the wide array of bread. Each pastry is made from scratch with fresh ingredients, including homemade yeast. Check out their Apero Breakfast Muffin (P125)—on the outside, it looks like any ordinary muffin, but take a bite and you’ll be surprised by a savory filling made of bacon, chives, and a runny egg that’s the textbook definition of food porn. Apero also offers healthier options on their menu, like the Good for You Bowl (P240), with homemade oats, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, dates, fresh fruits, and honey.
Apero is at Corinthian Hills, Temple Drive, Quezon City.
White Camp Coffee & Kitchen
This café along Mother Ignacia Street has a cozy vibe that’s great for both me-time and breakfast dates with friends. Coffee lovers will be pleased with the café’s extensive caffeine menu, which includes not only single-origin coffee but also two signature blends and different brew options. Pair your chosen cup of coffee with either their S’mores Waffle (P145/half, P210/whole), a chocolate-flavored waffle topped with roasted marshmallows and chocolate sauce for a sweet treat or their Sriracha Corned Beef (P269) with garlic rice and eggs for a spicy kick.
White Camp Coffee & Kitchen is at 62 Sergeant Esguerra Avenue corner Mother Ignacia Avenue, South Triangle, Quezon City.
Stepping inside Katherine’s Cafe feels like stepping into your grandmother’s house with its bright and cheerful interiors and slightly kitschy, homey decor. Any dish on their 40-page menu will remind you of classic home cooking. Breakfast staples like Buttermilk Pancakes (P288) and the Stuffed French Toast (P248) can be a sweet start to your day, while dishes like Nana’s Eggs Benedict (P325) or Nana's Beef Tapa (P398) can remind you of breakfast shared with the family.
Katherine’s Cafe is at G/F Ayala Malls Vertis North, Bagong Pag-Asa, Quezon City.
The Community Kitchen
With long tables and an overall homey vibe, The Community Kitchen is great for Sunday brunches with friends and family—in fact, they open as early as 8 a.m. on Sundays for this exact reason. They offer Filipino breakfast classics like Homemade Tapa (P250), Homemade Tocino (P195), Adobo Flakes (P200), and Longganisa (P150). If you're in the mood for something sweeter, the Kouign-Amann (P400), which literally translates to "butter cake" in Breton (the native language spoken in Britanny, France) makes for a great breakfast pastry, too—we recommend pairing it with a warm cup of coffee.
The Community Kitchen is at G/F The Community Building, Metropoli Drive, Libis, Quezon City.
If you’ve always dreamt of going to Sagada, you don’t actually have to leave Quezon City to get a taste of what the quiet mountain town has to offer. From their wood-heavy interiors to their menu, SGD Coffee in Teachers Village is dedicated to bringing city dwellers the best of what the Sagada has to offer. The owners also try their hardest to give back to the community by working hand-in-hand with local coffee farmers. Even if you’re not a fan of caffeine, you can find comfort in SGD’s menu, whether from their loaves of sourdough bread made with Sagada yogurt, or their homemade Chicken Tocino (P180), served with two eggs, vegetable sides, garlic rice, and a cup of coffee.
SGD Coffee is at 45 Maalalahanin Street, Teachers Village East, Diliman, Quezon City.
Many were devastated to hear about the fire that hit Kamuning Bakery early last year. After all, the place has been an institution for Quezon City residents since the 1930s, with politicians and actors counting it as one of their favorite places to get freshly baked bread. But more than a year after that tragedy, the bakery is still going strong. Its two original pugon ovens managed to survive the fire and they’re still being used to bake over 40 kinds of bread. Old recipes like the Kalihim, Monggo Swirl, and Ensaymada are still around, but the owners are always open to experimenting. There are also a wide variety of cakes, pies, and cookie to try. Make sure to order some coffee with your chosen pastry—it’s always freshly brewed.
Kamuning Bakery is at 43 Judge Jimenez Street corner K-1st Street, Kamuning,
BOA Kitchen + Socials
BOA Kitchen + Socials is actually two restaurants in one—they offer a different menu after 6 p.m. For breakfast, they have a selection of brunch classics, which you can have until the menu changes in the evening. The Torched Salmon and Avocado Toast (P245) is their take on the trendy brunch classic, with avocado mash, smoked salmon, and cherry tomatoes on sourdough bread. Waffle aficionados, meanwhile, should check out the Waffle with Bacon & Eggs (P245), with waffles made fluffier by yeast.
BOA Kitchen + Socials is at Mezzanine Floor, 45 ABDC Building, Scout Rallos Street corner Scout Tuazon Street, Laging Handa, Quezon City.
Ask any UP student or alumnus for the best tapsilog in the city and they’ll immediately point you to Rodic’s. Their tapa is known for its tasty, chewy, and almost corned beef-style texture, which is then placed atop a mound of steaming hot garlic rice and a sunny-side up egg. It’s also one of the most affordable tapsilog places in town, allowing you to get two orders at half the price tag of other places.
Rodic’s Diner has branches all over Quezon City.
If you’re looking for a quick respite from the heavy Katipunan morning traffic, then Tyler’s Café may be your best bet. This cozy café features a minimalist aesthetic that’s conducive for catching up on e-mails or getting a head start on some important paperwork. Kickstart your day with a hearty meal from their all-day breakfast menu. The Brisket and Eggs (P385) is a favorite among regulars, thanks to its fork-tender slices of beef. There’s also the French Toast Brulee (P175) for those with a sweet tooth. Banana and pineapple slices are torched to give them a caramel flavor, placed on a soft bed of French toast, and then topped with a dollop of whipped cream and syrup—who says you can’t have dessert for breakfast?
Tyler’s Cafe is at 317 Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City.