The Breakfast Table: Where Sunshine and Breakfast Can Make Your Day

          It was one of those days when you’re craving for a perfect breakfast meal to boost your day and yet you’re too lazy to wake up early in the morning to dust off the frying pan and cook up some ham and sunny-side up eggs. And so, there was no other option other than to hit the car and ride down the streets to a place where breakfast is served the way it’s supposed to be – as the most important meal of the day!
the breakfast table
          Along the streets of the recently trending Maginhawa St. (Thanks to the facebook shares of the possible foodtastic adventures in the area) is a building that houses a small yet home-like restaurant that serves breakfast at its best all day long, The Breakfast Table.

        Don’t be deceived by the concrete building seen on the outside, because once inside The Breakfast Table, the ambiance is transformed into a bright, refreshing space that makes you appreciate the beauty of 
sunlight as it passes through the wide windows without letting in the summer’s scorging heat.

the breakfast table
         While The Breakfast Table may offer your typical breakfast meals like omelettes, pancakes, and some Filipino favorites, which you can probably cook up in your own home if given the time and inspired with the much needed effort, it tries to give a different experience to its customers by adding a little twist to these traditional breakfasts.


Rice Meals
sardine omurice
Sardine Omurice (165 php)

               One of which is the Sardine Omurice (165 php), a Japanese omelette preparation which is normally just rice wrapped in scrambled eggs but in this case, the rice is mixed with bits of spicy Spanish sardines. Unfortunately, while other food items in the menu are even more tempting, being a strict follower of the no-meat Fridays during Lenten season left me with a limited variety to choose from, but after tasting it, I wasn’t disappointed.  The sardines was blended nicely with the omurice, giving just enough spiciness to color up the normally dull Japanese breakfast meal.  And for someone who’s not fond of spicy foods, it was actually pretty good, and definitely filling.

Ala Carte Eggs on Toasts
eggs tbt
Eggs TBT (195 php)
         Another no-meat meal that I was able to chance upon is the Eggs TBT (195 php), the restaurant’s version of eggs benedict. For this version, the poached eggs are served with tinapa flakes and a drizzle of the restaurant’s special hollandaise sauce.  The outcome is a delicious egg dish that’s a mixture of sweet and salty.

Stuffed French Toast
sweet french toast
Sweet French Toast (150 php)
           And because I believe breakfast is the perfect time to enjoy sweets, I went ahead and tried the ever-tempting Sweet French Toast (150 php).  While the thought of having peanut butter, chocolate, marshmallows and strawberry jam in one dish might normally scare sugar-conscious people away, it’s not as bad as it sounds when you get to taste it.  Although it is sweet (as it claims), it actually serves as a good dessert that goes pretty well with a perfect blend of coffee.


Coffee from the Press
kalinga brew
Kalinga-brew (60 php)

                Speaking of coffee, one of the reasons why The Breakfast Table is a good breakfast place is because of the variety of coffee that they serve.  Their coffee menu include coffee coming from Kalinga, Sagada and Benguet.  And all of them comes in an individual coffee press, filling up more than one average-sized cup for a reasonable price! And being a coffee-lover, I was greatly pleased with my Kalinga-brew (60 php).

taho shake
Taho Shake (99 php)

         And then there was the Taho Shake (99 php) that I’ve heard about even before I got to the place.  And true enough, the drink is one of the most refreshing drinks I’ve ever tried, embodying the coolness of an ice-blended drink while having the sweet soya taste of a regular taho.  Though it’s a little price-y compared to my perfect cup of coffee, it’s definitely worth a try.

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
        Overall, The Breakfast Table is a great place to crash when you’re up for a good breakfast meal and too lazy to cook one up yourself.  The price and the ambience are reasonable, and there’s a lot of variety to try.

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating The Breakfast Table Menu
Ambiance ★★★ Menu
Taste ★★
Service ★★★
Price ★★
=Favorites or Recommended 
The Breakfast Table
Business Address 189 Maginhawa St. cor. Makadios St., Sikatuna Village,
Quezon City, Metro Manila
Business Hours 7am-7pm (Tuesdays-Sundays)
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge 10%
Budget/Person 250-500
Free WiFi No
Unlocked Foursquare Perks None
Contact (02) 433-3597
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