The Breakfast Table: A Happy Place Where it’s All Breakfast All the Time
Almost two years ago, I came across an interesting little shop that sold breakfast items and plenty of other exciting products from all over the Philippines. After just one visit I became a huge fan of the The Breakfast Store and until now remain a regular visitor. One of my questions when I interviewed one of the owners was if they ever planned on putting up a restaurant. Apparently, I wasn’t the only one who asked this as they were bombarded with the same inquiry from their avid admirers.
Finally, the owners took pity on us and decided to put up a place where they can showcase their amazing products as well as create wonderful new breakfast traditions. It’s a testament to how well-loved they are that, before they even opened, their Facebook page already had 14,000 likes. The Breakfast Table (TBT) is a culmination of great food and well thought out and executed concepts.
Celebrating the most important meal of the day in Maginhawa Street, QC
I dare you to step through the doors of The Breakfast Table and not be thoroughly charmed. The cozy blue and white theme is accented by delightful and environmentally friendly knick knacks that were recycled, up-cycled or re-purposed. Several features in the establishment also pay homage to their farm to table philosophy: chicken wire as decoration, farm pails and old milk cans as overhead lamps, shovels mounted on the wall, scrap wood, colored bottles, crates, an old kettle, and in the bathroom, a fascinating mini wooden plow instrument as tissue holder, among other things.
Build your own breakfast
Eggs TBTAnother dish with a twist is the Binagoongan Omurice (185). Crispy pork binagoongan bits are mixed with garlic fried rice and folded into a fluffy omelet. Binagoongan just happens to be one of my favorites so it’s a no-brainer that I love this dish to the moon and back.
Breakfast BurgerWash it all down with your favorite breakfast drink. The Breakfast Table offers a wide selection of local Coffee (P60) such as barako, sagada, bukidnon, benguet, and kalinga. They also have a refreshing TBT Cooler (P70) made up of calamansi, tanglad (lemongrass), pandan, malunggay, and muscovado. Their most popular drink up to date is the Taho Shake (P99). I expected it to be as syrupy as the taho but was pleasantly surprised that it is light and tastes more like a soymilk smoothie with sago than anything.
Taho ShakeTBT is the kind of place where you want to bring your family and friends for a relaxing meal. Their interiors are conducive to good conversations and warm smiles which is what breakfast is usually all about. No matter what time it is, the staff always greets guests with “Good morning!” because in The Breakfast Table, it’s always time for breakfast. And where it’s always breakfast, it’s always happy.
*Breakfast buffet signs courtesy of The Breakfast Table Facebook page