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Brunch is a combination of breakfast and lunch eaten usually during the late morning to early afternoon, generally served from 11 am up to 3 pm.
If you’re anything like us when you brunch, you brunch well. That means when you’re faced with the decision of choosing between those stacks of pancakes and having no shame to explain the chicken and waffle combination that you ordered. You leave the brunch table only when you’re full and tamed.
We’ve rounded up 5 brunch places that can enjoy a plateful of good food paired with a glass or two of mimosa.
1. Single Origin (Makati & BGC)
Single Origin is a haven for coffee purveyors and craft cocktails enthusiast. It serves a hefty all-day breakfast menu, international comfort food, Lamill coffee, wines, and draft beers. Their rustic interior provides a laid-back atmosphere that’ll make you want to have a glass or two of their Bacon Bloody Mary.
What to Get
- Location: C3, Bonifacio High Street Central, 7th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
- Average Spend for 2 Pax: 1,400php
2. Old Swiss Inn (Makati and Paco)
No visit to the Old Swiss Inn is complete without experiencing their tabletop Raclette. There’s nothing like warm, melted raclette layered over a mound of potatoes, meat or even just by itself on an elegant white plate. Perfect for your next brunch meeting with your girls.
What to Get
- Location: Ground Floor, Somerset Olympia, Makati Avenue Corner Santo Tomas Street, Urdaneta, Makati City
- Average Spend for 2 Pax: 1,800php
3. Wildflour Cafe + Bakery
Great tasting bread and well thought of menu items. Packed with creative menu options and high-quality offerings. Wildflour is our go-to place should we want to treat ourselves.
What to Get
4. SGD Coffee Bodega
SGD Coffee Bodega more than just a solid ground for a neighborhood coffee hang out place aside from serving coffee they have an advocacy as a social-conscious-driven establishment. They serve 100% Arabica Coffee Beans, single origin, naturally grown, strictly high grown, handpicked, hand sorted, small batch roasted and directly traded. Aside from good coffee, they can also whip out good savory meals perfect for your next brunch shindigs.
What to Get
- Location: 45 Maalalahanin Street, Teachers Village, Quezon City
- Average Spend for 2 Pax: 6oophp
5. Martin Place Social (BGC)
A hard-pressed to find an Australian restaurant tucked inside the premised of Arya Residences. The name is derived from Martin Place, known as the “civic heart” of Sydney. Laid back café vibe and the place also has a full bar lounge where you can order your handcrafted cocktails.
What to Get
- Location: The Plaza at Arya Residences, McKinley Parkway, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
- Average Spend for 2 Pax: 1,200php
The magic that is brunch. Breakfast and lunch foods, assorted together, a mismatched meal that usually involves getting together with friends and you’re free to slip a few alcoholic drinks together with your coffee.
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Café Havana is one of the 1st few restaurants in Greenbelt 3. I would remember back in the mid 2000’s that this Latino-Cuban restaurant, the bar would come across as something interesting. Why so?
You would see expats frequent this place and over the years as it developed this reputation where foreigners would come and meet the “dalagang Filipina” of their dreams so to speak. The famous al fresco area became their meeting. But see, there’s more to this Greenbelt 3 tenure restaurant.
The late Larry J. Cruz. Founder and president of the LJC Chain got inspired from his trips to Cuba. There’s something about Cuba’s collective vibe and more so its vibrant cuisine. This restaurant offers homecooking inspired Cuban comfort food that are married with spices and flavor that are pretty similar to Spanish and African cooking, with some Carribbean influence.
Stepping inside Café Havana transports you to a cuban cigar and bar joint. The restaurant’s pastel-colored walls, historical décor commemorating Larry J. Cruz’s noteworthy photographs over the years, celebrity photographs, menu and classic cocktails are a love letter to his passion and the he grew fond of re-visiting when he was in Cuba.
The venue resembles a ’50s-era Havana bar, complimented by wooden homespun tables and chairs in the main dining area. Antique memorabilias and neon signs gives the space more character. Antique Cuban cigar boxes and rum bottles, historic posters and family heirlooms. During week nights, there’s live Latino music.
Our Recommended Food Choices
Popular foods in Cuba are replicated in Café Havana which include everything from rice and black beans withto chicken and shredded beef, and sampling the island cuisine is a real treat for your taste buds. Below are a few staple dishes you shouldn’t missed out on.
Bianca and I love our appretifs so we suggest that you grab a glass or two of their refreshing mojito. Tangy with enough punch to prepeare your palate to an excellent meal.
Inspired from sugar canes that grows abundantly in Cuba, rum is a tradition deep seated in Cuban culture. From the inhouse mojito prepared with muddled mint leaves and sugar to rum with a mixture of tropical fruit juices and the daiquiris that Hemingway famously guzzled at the Floridita Bar in Havana.
Sopa de Frijoles Negros (Cuban-style black bean soup)
Black beans are basically part of Cuban staple elements when it comes to food. Filling and comforting with every spoonful.
Shrimp in Coconut Curry Sauce
Chuletas de Pollo con Arroz Mejicano
Pan fried chicken breast topped with sauteed onionss served with Mexican rice.
Carribean Style Salmon with Mango Mambo Salsa
Fillet of juicy salmon steak complimented with mango and grain mustard sauce, served with fluffy squid ink rice.
Succulent baked pork spareibs served with Cafe Havana’s unique thick guava sauce.
Pudin de Pan Habanero
The cuban version of a bread pudding. Rich, thick, and yet delicate to the taste. The perfect ending to a nice meal.
A warm guva pie with light whipped cream served on the side. You’d want to pair this with coffee.
Our overall take
Café Havana yields more than just a ‘meet up’ bar they have so much to offer with their well thought out concept, background history, and with fine food influenced by places like Spain, Africa, and the Caribbean, plus invigorating drinks, such as the cocktails and the Cuba Libre (rum and coke), Café Havana sure feels almost designed to delight the palate and the senses.
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Ever thought about going to a matchmaking event? Not sure if it’s for you? Well, the only way to know for sure is to try it, but matchmaking suits more people than you might think. It’s like rapid mingling with all the fun of a night out, paired with enough order to prevent awkward pauses and lonely hours at the bar.
The structure of Early Brunch, Buzz, and Soulmates events is all about introductions. You get to meet real, live, breathing humans who you know, without a shadow of a doubt, are looking for a connection, too. These people are pre-determined and profile in accordance to the same demographic and other determiners.
Profile pictures can’t deceive you, because there is none. You don’t have to worry about which strangers at the bar are just there for fun and which ones are looking for love. Your blossoming romance won’t come to an abrupt end when your conversation partner’s real partner returns from the bathroom.
When you agree to a date you sign an unwritten contract to spend at least one evening with someone. You have to commit, even if it’s for just a few hours. Anyone who’s ever gone on a disastrous date knows that even a few hours can be way, way too many. There’s nothing like going on a date and finding out your potential partner is a snob, a slob, or one of those precious souls who have no idea when to stop talking about their ex.
This gives you the chance to make that all-important first impression. You probably won’t know if it’s true love after a three-minute conversation, but you’ll know if the relationship is doomed before it starts. You like cats, and they like dogs. You love art, and they brag about how they don’t see any point looking at a painting. Some things just aren’t meant to be, and a matchmaking event helps you get past let-down dates in less time.
There’s a difference between an introduction to a date’s friends and an introduction to multiple dates. The focus is different, and a spark can produce without awkwardness.
You get to meet more people in a few hours than you probably could in a period of months. After all, setting up individual dates is both time consuming and quite costly. Early Brunch, Buzz, and Soulmates breaks the ice, gives you significant first impressions, and opens the door to a future connection for multiple potential partners in a span of a few hours.
Early Bruch, Buzz, and Soulmates matchmaking event is upbeat, fast-paced, and superseded with fun activities. Everyone there understands the nature of the event, so there’s always some sexual tension lurking under the laughs, but the laughs are frequent enough that no one cares. Everyone in the room is in the same boat, there’s a surprising amount of trust. There’s also a lot of fun.
This will take in Hops & Brews, the perfect venue to let your hair down have some fun time with like-minded singles like you. Mixing time allows new connections to grow and mutually interested parties can continue kindling the initial spark they found during the main event.
Popular dating apps gave predators a magical tool. It lets them snuffle out victims quickly and induce them to spend time alone in their company. Although, there are lots of people have found meaningful connections through these apps and sites, but the risk will always there. You simply can’t tell if a person plans to hurt you based on a couple profile images and some seductive direct messages.
Although there are one or two people that might creep you out in any kind of dating situation, a matchmaking event is one of the safest options for singles, especially for women. You spend time with strangers one-on-one, but you’re never really alone. A matchmaking activity is a guided event, so there is always someone on hand that you can talk to if you feel uncomfortable or threatened.
There are a few matchmaking events more so speed dating events being organized here and there and all of their common denominators are these two (2);
- Body Shots
You would probably say that – YES, it is fun. But starting off with that will just spark sexual tensions and banters nothing more, nothing less.
Brunch is a combination of breakfast and lunch eaten usually during the late morning to early afternoon, generally served from 11 am up to 3 pm. If you’re anything like us when you brunch you brunch well. That means when you’re faced with the decision of choosing between those stacks of pancakes and having no shame to explain the chicken and waffle combination that you ordered. You leave the brunch table when you’re full and tamed. Hops & Brews curated some of their brunch items that will be served during the event.
Visual Snippets of the Glorious Brunch Selections
Sharing good food, light cocktails, craft coffee, and meaningful connections. Yes?
Engage and Connect
There wouldn’t be any awkward silence is dead are time. We made sure that we’ve planned every minute- for every hour of your time.
What is your primary love language? What does it mean? How can you use it to make real connections with others? How can you improve your relationships?
The Early Brunch, Buzz, and Soulmates will be complemented with paired couple life coaching sessions. See, we will go beyond just flirting. We seek out the best potential partners for you. Time is essential and as we mentioned in this article we will make sure that it will be worthwhile of your time.
Anyone serious about finding a partner enjoys a lot of practical benefits a matchmaking event like this. Finding the right chemistry is tough because of all superficial feeds that we see on people’s social media feeds. Participating in Early Brunch, Buzz and Soulmates will spark those real connections that you’ve been looking for.
So, are you willing to give it a shot? Remember, in the worst case scenario, you won’t find someone that you like. You’ll still have fun, meet new people, and enjoy a light brunch affair with like-minded individuals.
An exciting line up of fun activities, a great montage of brunch specials, brunch cocktails, and the chance to meet your perfect match.
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