Little Owl Cafe: Longest Brunch (Broadway New Manila Quezon City)

A few weeks ago, I was invited to try Little Owls new menu.  It was introduced as the latest addition to Lola Group of CompaniesAlthough I have not tried any of their restaurants, I have heard a lot of raves about them from my foodie friends so I decided it was worth the travel from south to north.

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Unlike most establishments in the area, it had a huge parking space which can cater to around 9 cars. 

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Unless you prefer al fresco, I don't see any reason why you would not want to enjoy its cozy indoor interiors.

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The place looks so spacious, clean and refreshing. 

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There is also a function room or extended dining area on the second floor where we had our brunch.

salmon benedict
Salmon Benedict
Eggs Benedict is actually one of my favorite choices for breakfast or brunch so I was glad that they offered a Salmon Benedict.  This version has definitely passed my standards in terms of presentation, quality ingredients and serving portion.

Soups, Salads & Sandwiches
caesar salad
Caesar Salad (285 php)
Another classic healthy option is the
Caesar SaladIf you're less adventurous and want some greens, then go for this.  It's best to eat it upon serving so you can enjoy the romaines natural crispiness.

All Day Brunch Plates
thick cut bacon steaks
Thick Cut Bacon Steaks (365 php)
While it was mentioned in the menu that the All Day Brunch Plates are good for sharing, I am certain that I can finish a plateful of their Thick Cut Bacon Steaks on my own.  I bet the men would be wishing more than me for more meat cuts.  It is that delicious but short on portions.

Pancakes & Waffles
fluffy banana pancake
Fluffy Banana Pancake (220 php)
If there is one item I'd come back for at Little Owl Cafe, it would be the Fluffy Banana Pancake.  The fluffy and bouncy pancakes reminded me of Japanese cheesecakes.  I fell in love with it upon first bite.  

wild mushroom pasta
So we thought the Bolognese was their Wild Mushroom Pasta because it had mushrooms.  I liked the sweet and tangy blend the tomato sauce. 

mushroom tartine
Mushroom Tartine
The Mushroom Tartine is a must try for mushroom lovers like me.  But, it would have been even better if the cuts where smaller and equally distributed.  Also, some parts didn't have pesto sauce on it.

grilled cheese sandwich
Grilled Cheese Sandwich (220 php)
I do understand that they were still under soft opening phase during our visit but I can't help but feel disappointed still that the first Grilled Cheese Sandwich is so cheesy like the one on my photo while the second one is so thin that I can't barely recognize the 2 kinds of cheese.

chicken waffle burger
Chicken Waffle Burger
The chicken is crunchy on the outside and so juicy on the inside.  However with the heavy and chewy waffle, the flavor of the chicken isn't as evidentThe coleslaw is a great complement for both the chicken and waffle but it wasn't enough.

fish n chips
Fish N' Chips
They use dory fish for their Fish N' Chips which I'm not a fan of.  My table mates seemed to enjoy this though.

I wasn't able to take a photo of their Chocolate Tart (120 php) because it was gone in an instant.  I really loved how rich and bitter sweet it was.

Since I was invited and it was their soft opening phase, I will reserve my verdict for now.   To be honest, the 30 minute or so serving interval in between the dishes could have influenced my thoughts on the food and overall brunch experience.  To date, it was the longest brunch I have ever experienced (literally sat down from 11 am to past 3 pm).  For now, all I can say is the ambiance is superb but it comes with a steep price than if you would prefer having breakfast at the neighboring fast food restaurant.

Little Owl Cafe
Business Address 65 Broadway Ave., New Manila, Quezon City, Metro Manila
Business Hours 9am-9pm
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge 10%
Budget/Person 300-600
Free WiFi Yes
Contact (02) 501-2036

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