What’s for brunch?
Brunch is the solution to our problems, whether it’s to cure a hangover or if we simply just want a good catch-up with our amigas. The best part about brunch is that you can eat anything and can even drink alcohol too because it’s not so early in the morning anymore, isn’t it?
We’ve already done brunch spots in BGC and Ortigas, so this time we’re doing one for the Makati peeps!
Antipodean – Legazpi Village
Antipodean – a term used to refer to people from New Zealand or Australia – is a cafe that serves up a variety of breakfast dishes, pizzas, vegan dishes, pastries, and of course, a wide selection of hot and cold coffee.
Panco Cafe – Legazpi Village
Panco Cafe is a Melbourne-style cafe offering Filipino Fusion dishes as well as 4th wave coffee from Australia. Panco stands for Pandesal and Coffee, two of Pinoys’ favorite things and two elements that the cafe hopes to reinvent as a combination.
Habitual Coffee – Salcedo
Habitual Coffee is a third-wave coffee shop operated and owned by World Aeropress champ, Kaye Ong. Their simple menu offers a variety of brunch plates like Baked Eggs, their bestselling Berry Nut Ricotta Waffles, and more.
Wholesome Table – Salcedo Village
The Wholesome Table is an organic restaurant serving healthy comfort food and an early breakfast menu by Bianca Araneta-Elizalde. All produce is organic and sourced locally where possible, the meat is pasture-raised and ingredients are not processed or refined. You need to try their Acai Bowl!
Deuces Coffee – Perea St.
A pink and bright establishment that sits along the streets of Perea lies Deuces Coffee. Apart from its Instagrammable decor and aesthetic, they serve coffee of all kinds including their bestselling Pink Horchata. For food, they also have Japanese fares ranging from makis to curries.
The Coffee Academics – Legazpi Village
With multiple international awards on their belt, you’re sure to have an elevated coffee experience from The Coffee Academics. Apart from coffee, you can also enjoy their brunch fares.
Cartel Deli – multiple branches
Cartel is a neighborhood cafe and delicatessen serving coffee by Yardstick, jamon by Txanton, organic produce by Holy Carabao Farm, chocolates & pastries by Belge & Co. and BonTon, bread, wine, and more!
Single Origin – Rockwell
Single Origin is commonplace for lovers of alcohol and coffee. It serves a hefty all-day breakfast menu, international comfort food, Lamill coffee, wines, and draft beers.
Cafe Fleur – Poblacion
Cafe Fleur is a charming coffee spot in Makati perfect for brunches and afternoon hangouts. You’ll love the nature-inspired theme and wooden furniture, plus the warm light that’ll brighten your mood, and their food is equally outstanding thanks to Chef Sau Del Rosario’s brilliance!
Wildflour Cafe + Bakery – Salcedo Village
People who love brunch will definitely enjoy this cafe. Wildflour Cafe + Bakery offers international fare and specialty pastries, known for being the first purveyor of cronuts in Manila.
Apartment 1B – Salcedo Village
Apartment 1B by Chef Marivic Diaz-Lim offers gourmet comfort food with the best quality ingredients. Through the years, Apartment 1B’s best-sellers have been its Baby Back Ribs, Pork Chops, Eggs Benedict, and more.
Your Local – Legaspi Village
Your Local is a neighborhood bistro serving South East Asian dishes with a twist. Opened by Chef Denny Antonino and Nicco Santos, the restaurant has a hipster meets industrial vibe and serves all-day brunch together with its standard menu.
Refinery – Rockwell Center
Refinery is a third-wave cafe that serves all-day breakfast and brunch items, international comfort dishes, light meals, and specialty coffee–but what sets it apart is that it also serves wine and cocktails.
Dean & Deluca – multiple branches
From New York to Rockwell, Dean & Deluca offers freshly-baked bread and pastries, wine, rice meals, pasta, cakes, and coffee. A definite must-try is their salted egg croissant.
Green Bar – Legazpi Village
Green Bar serves up delicious plant-based grub offering vegan wraps and sandwiches. Its menu spans breakfast food, hot bowls, baked goods, coffee, and winemaking it is the best place for coffee hour, happy hour, and hungry hour!
Commune – Poblacion
Commune is a community cafe that specializes in its famous 3D foam latte art, but all the more for championing Philippine coffee. They also serve pastries and light meals to pair with their handcrafted drinks. From time to time, they host events here like open mic nights and poetry nights.
Spotted Pig Cafe – Esteban St.
There’s no need to fly all the way to Siargao to experience the homey beach vibes and heartwarming yet wholesome food that Spotted Pig Cafe offers. A trip to Makati, particularly to Esteban St. in Legaspi Village, will do just the trick. You’ll also be pleased to know that their menu has gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options!
Grace Park – Rockwell
Grace Park is a farm-to-table concept by Margarita Fores serving dishes made from the freshest ingredients. Match that with their vintage-inspired interiors and calming ambiance and you’re sure to have a slow afternoon perfect for when you need a wind-down session.
Mirèio – Raffles
Exquisite flavors, a debonair setting, and an impeccable view of the sky—Mirèio truly speaks to the heart of pleasure-seekers. It borrows its name from the most famous masterpiece of the French poet Frederic Mistral. As a brasserie-styled restaurant, Mirèio’s dishes are inspired by Provençal and French cuisine that fills both the belly and the soul.
Cover image is from @pancocafe.ph