10 Must-Try Spots for Breakfast in Metro Manila

First order of business: breakfast, aka the most important meal of the day! And there’s nothing quite like a heavy and hearty meal to start the day right. From cosy cafes tucked away in trendy neighbourhoods to tried-and-true local diners, the metro has something for every early-morning craving. Check out our top spots for breakfast in Metro Manila

Also read: 24-Hour Cafes in and Near Metro Manila for Late-Night Coffee Runs

Best spots to grab breakfast in Metro Manila

1. Rodic’s Diner – Multiple branches

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Ah, Rodic’s Diner! For super sulit and classic Pinoy dishes, look no further than this all-time favourite breakfast spot in Manila. Serving up comfort food classics since 1949, they’re most known for their unique and signature shredded tapsilog. Aside from its silog meals, enjoy homestyle caldereta, menudo, sinigang, and dinuguan

Locations: Quezon City, Marikina City, Makati City, Pasig City, Manila City 

Also read: 20 Quezon City Restaurants: The Ultimate Guide for Every Foodie

2. Kanto Freestyle – Multiple branches

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Open 24 hours daily, Kanto Freestyle Breakfast has been a go-to for many night owls and early risers. With their extensive all-day breakfast menu offerings, you’ll never run out of options. Take your pick among Flipino rice meals like Vigan longganisa and Cebu danggit over garlic rice, or savour a classic American breakfast of pancakes and waffles

Locations: Mandaluyong City, Pasig City, Makati City, Tomas Morato, Marikina City, Bonifacio Global City, Manila City 

Also read: 24-Hour Restaurants in Manila: 8 All-Night Spots for Hungry Night Owls

3. Jones All Day – Taguig City

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Al fresco dining, anyone? Tucked away in the chaos and clamour of Bonifacio Global City, Jones All Day is a delightful and easy-breezy escape! This neighbourhood bistro-slash-bakery features all-day breakfast dishes from around the world. 

Start your morning with their fluffy Belgian waffles, savoury eggs benedict made with smoked bacon, a refreshing veggie shakshuka, or Mr. Jones’ Filipino Breakfast, which comes with your choice of tapa, garlic longganisa, or smoked bangus. On the rush? Opt for their fresh-out-the-oven croissants and pair this with a flat white instead! 

Address: G/F Serendra, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Metro Manila 

Also read: BGC Restaurants and Cafes: 15 Chill Dining Spots in Bonifacio Global City

4. The Wholesome Table – Multiple branches

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For a healthier and heartier breakfast in Manila, The Wholesome Table is second to none! Established to heed the call for organic yet flavourful meals, it offers something that most commercial dining establishments don’t typically offer. Thus, they’re committed to serving food made only with the freshest and organic ingredients that’ll change the way you eat! Enjoy a fusion of cuisines from around the world with their dishes like Italian truffle mushroom risotto, vegan Thai rice bowl, Greek breakfast toast, and more. 

Locations: Makati City, Taguig City 

5. Panco Cafe – Makati City

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If you’re looking for the best places in Makati City for breakfast and brunch, you’ll never run out of options in the neighbourhood of Legazpi Village. At Panco Cafe, Melbourne-roasted brews meet modern Filipino fare! Try best sellers Breakfast Brisket, Spicy Gambas, and Cheesy Kaldereta, Manila-style. Here, each dish is made with fresh, local ingredients, guaranteeing a burst of flavour and nutrition. If you’re ever around Mandaluyong, you’ll be delighted to know that they also have a spot at The Podium

110 Don Carlos Palanca, Legazpi Village, Makati City, Metro Manila
5th floor, The Podium Mall, 12 ADB Ave, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila

Also read: 10 Best Cafes in Makati for Caffeine Addicts and Brunch Lovers

6. Wildflour Restaurant & Bakery and Little Flour Cafe – Multiple branches

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Another go-to spot for a delicious first meal of the day in Manila would be the bakery-and-bistro of Wildflour. From their humble beginnings in 2012, they’ve grown to serve the best bread, pastries, and brunch eats in the metro. Fun fact: they’re the first purveyor of cronuts in Manila!

Meanwhile, Wildflour’s sister cafe Little Flour, puts a Pinoy twist to their classic all-day breakfast and brunch dishes. Its menu features crowd favourites like beef tapa, sisig rice, and tortang talong. Of course, you can’t miss out on their assortment of baked goods and handcrafted coffee creations!

Locations: Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Mandaluyong City, Makati City, Muntinlupa City, Quezon City 

7. Flossom Kitchen + Cafe – San Juan City

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Beyond its vibrant and picturesque interiors, Flossom Kitchen + Cafe’s menu lets you in on eats that feed the soul. And of course, their food is just as visually pleasing as its space! For a hearty and filling breakfast here, the Ultimate English Breakfast is not one to be missed. This platter comprises bacon, egg, ham, tomatoes, potato wedges, pork and beans, and wild mushrooms — everything you expect in the traditional meal. Other breakfast must-tries here include its crust pizzas, pasta, and sandwiches.

Address: 187 N. Averilla Street, Brgy. Sta. Lucia, San Juan City, Metro Manila

Also read: Where to Eat & Drink in San Juan: 10 Must-Try Restaurants and Cafes

8. Borro Manila – Quezon City

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We kid you not when we say it’s always a feast at Borro Manila! We’re talking portions that are enough to satisfy even the biggest appetites and an extensive menu featuring international and Filipino comfort food. Best loved for its delicious coffee and handcrafted cocktails, it also makes for an ideal place for dates and casual hangouts. Ultimately, it has instantly become a delectable addition to Tomas Morato’s bustling food scene.

Address: 10 Scout Borromeo, Cor. Scout Tobias Street, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Also read: Tomas Morato Restaurants: Where to Eat, Dine, and Chill

9. Rustic Mornings by Isabelo – Marikina City

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The beloved garden eatery of Rustic Mornings by Isabelo in Marikina City has consistently been a favoured choice for breakfast in Manila. It’s best known for serving delicious all-day breakfast and having a relaxed ambience with a spacious al fresco dining area. Therefore, a visit here might just remind you of your leisurely weekend getaways in Antipolo or Tagaytay!

Address: #11 Isabelo Mendoza St. San Roque, Marikina City, Metro Manila 

Also read: Marikina Restaurants: 8 Must-Try Dining Spots for Every Foodie

10. Masa Bakehouse – Parañaque City

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Besides surfing and lazing around the beach, one of the things we miss most about La Union is its food scene. Luckily, Elyu-famous Masa Bakehouse’s second outpost awaits in the hip neighbourhood of BF Homes Paranaque. So, there’s no need to drive up the northwest! Drop by to have your fill of their freshly baked brioche, pan de coco, and breakfast platters.

Address: Unit A, 231 Aguirre Ave, Parañaque City, 1720 Metro Manila

Also read: 24-Hour Restaurants in Manila: 8 All-Night Spots for Hungry Night Owls

These delectable spots for breakfast in Manila have become our go-to to kickstart our morning! Are you already eyeing which dining spots to check out next time? Perhaps your favourites didn’t quite make it to our list. If so, tell us about them on our official Facebook page or tag us in your food snapshots @tripzillaph with #TripZillaShare! 

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