Strictly speaking, brunch is a morning-ish affair. The celebrated marriage between breakfast and lunch traditionally starts at around mid-morning and dawdles on until the afternoon. But honestly, isn’t brunch just a state of mind?
The allure of brunch lies in its relaxed state. The food should be delicious and enjoyed at a leisurely pace in the presence of good company. Libations—optional but highly encouraged—should be strong, cool, and refreshing.
Honestly, it’s all very “Live, Laugh, Love” in the best way possible.
Not everyone is a brunch person, but a good number of us aspire to be. But if you ever wake up one day and decide, “Okay. Today is a brunch day,” here’s a list of places that can help you live out your brunch fantasies.
J.P. Rizal St., Marikina City
Open Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Cuisine: Signature cafe fare with fair prices
Vibe: Casual and wholesome
Best for big groups and families who enjoy having lots of options
81 Basa St., Quezon City
Open on weekends for Drag Saturday brunch and Sunday brunch; reservations required
Cuisine: Sweet and savory pastries with a fabulous flair
Vibe: Lively and exciting
Best for smaller groups of friends who enjoy a meal and a show
Lunes Everyday Dining
6060 R. Palma St., Poblacion, Makati
Open Monday to Sunday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Cuisine: Filipino with a modern twist
Best for friend groups looking to chow down after a big night out
R1 Level, Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati
Open Sunday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Cuisine: Japanese cafe fare
Best for a light meal by yourself or with a small group of friends
123 Sto. Domingo Ave, Quezon City
Open Tuesday to Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Cuisine: Classic deli food, sandwiches, and modern Filipino rice meals
Best for groups of friends looking for a light meal and coffee