BRINNER CAFÉ: All-day breakfast haven in Manila
I have a thing for breakfast food. Like, I could eat breakfast food any time of the day. So when I stumbled upon Brinner Café through Instagram I was easily intrigued with it. I immediately asked Carlo to check-out this place very soon and so we did (with our third wheel, my friend Gladys).
Brinner Café is located Piy Margal corner M. Dela Fuente (walking distance from UST). It is along a row of establishments like laundry shop and a spa. As we entered the place, I immediately noticed its black and white theme and spotlights for added drama.
The place is quite small, more like a studio type place. However, this place is well-ventilated but not that well-lit maybe because for the added drama. The right-most part of the picture above is the place where they prepare and make their signature waffles and stuff.
(And oh, I love their Christmas-sy ceiling too!)
(I was surprised that these are their menu cards)
Yes, it says it all! BRINNER stands for Breakfast for Dinner!
At first, we had a hard time choosing from their menu because:
a) Almost everything in the menu are scrumptious and hard to resist (Believe it or not but it took us like 5 minutes to finalize the order)
b) Almost all of their entrées are not available because they just re-opened after Holiday break
So here’s the breakdown of what we ordered from Brinner’s menu:
Gladys ordered their Tuna Sandwich (2 layers of homemade Tuna spread with cheese, mayonnaise and cucumber) for only P60. It should come with side chips but the waiter said they ran out of it. Gladys’ verdict was 3/5 because it was too sour-y for her and nothing impeccable about the sandwich.
I ordered this Cereal in a Jar (Frosted Flakes/Corn Flakes served with milk and fresh banana) for P65. I gave this entrée 2.5/5 because the mlik tasted bland and the amount of cereal in it was quite a little than it should be.
Carlo ordered this Daing na Bangus from their All-Day Breakfast Menu. This sells for only P60, we were surprised for its serving portion. It is totally more than just P60. At first, Carlo was doubtful with the daing but the waiter promised that it is not that “fishy” at all and salty. He gave this entrée 3.5/5 because of its serving portion, the right saltiness of the daing and the perfect texture of the rice.
Carlo ordered this Black Waffles (4 Black Chocolate Waffles topped with premium white chocolate syrup, whipped cream, roasted almonds, and edible gold sprinkles) which sells for P130. This is their newly-added entrée to their menu. The roasted almonds give the waffles a crunch and twist. Carlo liked it to the extent that even he wasn’t able to finish it on the spot he asked the waiter to wrap it for take-out. He gave this meal 4/5 because of the said reasons.
I ordered this Banana Nutella for P110. We were surprised at first to see how large the portion is. This is one of their best-sellers, the fresh banana really complemented the chocolate-y hazelnut-y flavour of Nutella. This could be shared for 3-4 persons. I liked the texture of the waffle, and really sobrang siksik. Also, every order of waffle comes with complementary house blend iced tea. I gave this waffle 4/5 and this is a must-try!
For overall verdict, we were amazed with their serving portions and its budget-friendly kinda vibe. If you come by the place, order their signature waffles and their rice meals! Skip the cereals in a jar, never worth it. This place is quite small but oh boy their servings shouldn’t be underestimated.
Visit the Brinner Cafe Facebook page for more information.