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15 Best Restaurants for Brunch in Manila [2024]

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Brunch Manila

Brunch Manila

Looking for brunch Manila spots? Check out our list of the 15 best restaurants for brunch in the city! From American-style brunch to Filipino-inspired dishes, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re looking for a casual spot or something more upscale, we’ve got you covered. So what are you waiting for? Start crunching!

1) Sourdough Cafe + Deli

Key ServiceHip brunch restaurant
AddressJSB Building, 104 Tomas Morato Ave corner Scout Delgado Street, Quezon City, Philippines
Operating HoursMonday 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Tuesday 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Wednesday 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Saturday 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Sunday 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

If you and your friends can never get enough of freshly-baked bread, Sourdough in Quezon City is the place to go. From its chic atmosphere perfect for a classy brunch or wine night with your pals to its menu full of delightfully delicious offerings—from sandwiches made with their coveted sourdough bread to hand-rolled pastas and gourmet pizzas that are sure to satisfy any appetite—this cafe and deli will surely make an impression!

Key Differentiators:

  • Serves freshly baked sourdough bread
  • Serves hand-rolled pasta
  • Perfect place for a classy brunch or wine nigh

Customer’s Review:

Mix of Mediterranean food—pizzas, chorizo-inspired dishes, and mostly paired with a sourdough bread side. Sourdough bread is quite good.

Marvin Ta

2) La Luna Cafe

Key ServiceBrunch restaurant in a heritage house
Address105 M. L. Quezon, Hagonoy, Taguig, Philippines
Phone0969 090 6137
Operating HoursDaily 7AM–10PM

Step back in time and experience the inviting atmosphere of La Luna Cafe! Located inside a beautifully restored heritage house, this cafe is perfect for brunching with your closest amigas. Enjoy both classic Filipino dishes as well as modern Western cuisine, along with specialties unique to Taguig. Don’t forget to check out their panaderia where you can get freshly-baked breads. Not only will you be served up delicious food here but also an extraordinary space and world-class culinary journey!

Key Differentiators:

  • Offers Filipino and Western dishes
  • Has a panaderia for freshly baked bread
  • Specialties from Taguig

Customer’s Review:

The place was very beautiful, especially its interior design. The garden also had lights which are turned on during the evening to make the ambiance even more romantic. The restaurant also showcases Filipino architecture popularized during the Spanish-colonial period. They also serve very delicious food, and the staff was attentive to our needs. I do highly recommend this place and I’m sure to return to this place often.

Duchess Veloso

3) Corner Cafe + Deli

Key ServiceVast brunch space
Address123 Santo Domingo Avenue, Quezon City, Philippines
Operating HoursDaily 10:30 PM

This massive cafe will definitely catch your attention in an instant because of how it stands out in the corner of the block. Corner Cafe + Deli is an Instagrammable cafe that offers a wide variety of mouthwatering breakfast meals. You’ll definitely enjoy their egg drop sandwiches, croissants, and great coffee.

Key Differentiators:

  • Offers egg drop sandwiches, croissants, and coffee
  • Instagrammable cafe
  • Serves good coffee

Customer’s Review:

Me and my friends decided to try this cafe and our experience was surprisingly good! I ordered Beef Sukiyaki and Caramel Macchiato (ice blended) and both were scrumptious. It’s worth the price.

Stephannie Santiago

4) Pablo Bistro

Key ServiceA brunch spot for Spanish food
Address119 LP Leviste Street, Makati, Philippines
Phone0917 812 3301
Operating HoursDaily 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM

For those who crave Spanish flavors, Pablo Bistro is the spot. But did you know they serve up some incredible breakfast dishes as well? Egg connoisseurs can find truffle-kissed mushroom omelette, classic ham and cheese omelette and three-cheese omelet on their menu. Heavy eaters will love the delicious Wagyu beef tapa or Angus corned beef steak served with toast!

Key Differentiators:

  • Offers truffle-kissed mushroom, classic ham and cheese, three-cheese omelette
  • Serves Wagyu beef tapa and Angus corned beef steak
  • Friendly service

Customer’s Review:

Lovely place tucked in the busy business district, great for taking a break, grabbing a bite and having some good drinks. Service was prompt and friendly though one of the waitresses misheard medium rare and gave me a medium well burger they were very nice and accommodating. The food was good and the price was reasonable. They also have good aesthetics and ambiance.

Paula B

5) Almusal Cafe

Key ServiceBrunch cafe in a container van mall
AddressKatipunan, Philippines · Blue Ridge A, Philippines · Loyola Heights, Philippines
Phone0966 523 5562
Operating HoursMonday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 2:00 AM
Saturday 9:00 AM – 2:00 AM
Sundaym9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Step into Almusal Cafe, an inviting brunch spot tucked away in a container mall within Katipunan. Enjoy their innovative Filipino-inspired menu featuring slow-cooked favorites like Beef Belly Tapa and Pork Belly Tocino prepared to perfection for 24 hours. Whether you prefer alfresco or indoor dining, the cafe provides both with designer furnishings, greenery, and a laid back atmosphere perfect for any occasion!

Key Differentiators:

  • Offers gourmet twists on Filipino classics
  • 24-hour slow-cooked beef belly tapa and pork belly tocino
  • Alfresco and indoor dining spaces with designer furniture, plants, and chill vibe

Customer’s Review:

What an excellent experience! So far the best shisha cafe I have tried. The staff literally knows what customer service is. Hats off to the staff. They also gave us a complimentary sweet dish which was yum. The shisha was the best on this street. So economical, extremely hygienic, and world class customer service. I highly recommend this cafe to all visitors. Thank you to the Iraqi staff for treating us so nicely.


6) Cafe Thalia

Key ServiceCosy brunch spot with Greek influences
Address18 East Lawin Philam Homes, Quezon City, Philippines
Phone0956 011 0672
Operating HoursMonday – Friday 10am to 8pm

Cafe Thalia in Quezon City is the epitome of Instagrammable spaces. It offers a high-end yet homey atmosphere, perfect for catching up with friends. The interior design combines Grecian patterns, florals, tropical vibes, and modern elements to create an inviting ambiance that will surely make you feel at ease. They offer a variety of pasta, main courses, and sweet side dishes – making it an excellent spot for any kind of occasion! On Wednesdays they also have unli wings – so don’t miss out on this great deal!

Key Differentiators:

  • Offers unli wings on Wednesdays
  • Contemporary and cozy interiors
  • Serves pasta, mains, and cakes

Customer’s Review:

A small, quaint cafe inside Philam. Nice service and very good food. The dark hot chocolate is not that dark for me, it’s more mellow and sweetened but it is fine. Love the spinach dip and gambas pasta!

Steph Uy

7) Cafe Alegria

Key ServiceLatin American brunch spot
AddressForbestown Rd, Taguig, Metro Manila
Phone0917 800 3059
Operating HoursMonday 10AM–9AM
Tuesday 10AM–9PM
Wednesday 10AM–9PM
Thursday 10AM–9PM
Friday 10AM–12AM
Saturday 10AM–12AM
Sunday 7AM–12PM

Are you looking for a flavorful brunch that will leave your stomach full of happiness? Then Cafe Alegria in BGC is the perfect spot! You’ll taste some amazing Latin American all-day breakfast dishes and be captivated by the vibrant atmosphere. After dark, the second floor transforms into an awesome bar serving delicious cocktails. Don’t miss out on their fantastic Meatless Birria Tacos or Chicken Waffle Fusion – they’re truly to die for!

Key Differentiators:

  • Delicious all-day breakfast
  • Vibrant ambiance
  • The second floor turns into a hip bar

Customer’s Review:

I never knew brunch could be like this! Every dish I tried was heavenly – from the tacos to the burrito. The atmosphere is also incredible, and the service was great. I will definitely be coming back with my friends and family!

James P.

8) Jones All Day

Key ServicePet-friendly brunch restaurant
AddressG/F Serendra, BGC, Taguig, Philippines
Phone0917 836 2173
Operating HoursDaily 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM

At Jones All Day in Serendra, BGC you can indulge in a lavish seafood brunch like no other. Let your taste buds explore the raw bar with plenty of options such as oysters, sashimi and tuna! Their famous Seafood Tower will without doubt have you talking for days to come. They also offer an exquisite international menu including full English breakfast, laksa, Mediterranean shakshuka and salmon avocado toast – just some of their delicious choices! Come experience luxury dining at its finest today.

Key Differentiators:

  • Upscale brunch spot
  • Raw bar with oysters and sashimi
  • International brunch menu

Customer’s Review:

Second time here and I’m still as obsessed with their katsu Dynamite oysters. Tried the halibut fish and chips which was great. Black calamari was a lot better the first time but still good.


9) Cafe GUILT

Key ServiceOffers both guilt-free and “guilt-full” brunch dishes
Address35 Scout Castor corner Scout Reyes, Quezon City 1103 Quezon City, Philippines
Phone0917 167 6050
Operating HoursMonday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 9:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday: 9:30 AM – 10:00 PM

If your circle of friends is made up of health nutters and bonafide foodies, then Cafe Guilt is the brunch spot for you. Their menu has something for everyone—from Swedish Meatballs to Slow-Cooked Baby Back Ribs, Gluten-Free Pancakes to revitalizing smoothies. The restaurant’s al fresco setup gives off tropical vibes that are perfect for lounging with lush plants and homey furniture as if you’re enjoying a day at the beach!

Key Differentiators:

  • Alfresco dining with tropical vibes
  • Pet-friendly restaurant
  • Smoothie bar with healthy options

Customer’s Review:

Good place to hang esp. if you’re looking for an alfresco dining area in QC. Has a wide variety of food items (breakfast, main courses, healthy shakes, etc.)


10) Cafe Mabini

Key ServicePet-friendly brunch restaurant
Address863 A. Mabini Street, San Juan, Philippines
Phone0917 144 4395
Operating HoursMonday 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM

If you’re looking for a delightful brunch spot in San Juan, then Cafe Mabini is the place to be! This cozy cafe serves up an array of appetizing Filipino breakfast creations as well as gourmet pizzas and giant toast slices. With such generous portions, this hearty meal will surely keep your belly full all day long. Don’t forget to try out their popular Ube Brazo Cheesecake – it’s one of their top-selling items!

Key Differentiators:

  • Homey, cozy brunch cafe
  • Gourmet pizzas and massive toasts
  • Ube Brazo Cheesecake bestseller

Customer’s Review:

Best brunch place in San Juan. Great service, food was perfect and they have a very nice selection of brunch items. Their Ube Brazo Cheesecake is a must-try! Highly recommend this place. Adam T.

Cafe Mabini – Brunch Manila

11) Nono’s

Key ServiceNostalgic brunch dishes
AddressLevel 1, Phase 1B, U.P. Town Center
Katipunan Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
Phone(02) 7958-5713
(63) 977-774-4794
Operating HoursMon – Thu: 7am – 9pm
Fri – Sun: 7am – 10pm

If you consider breakfast to be the most comforting meal of all, then Nono’s is the place for you. No matter what time it may be, Chef Baba Ibazeta-Benedicto serves delicious nostalgic dishes that are sure to bring back childhood memories. Whether it’s a cheesy ensaymada or kesong puti pan de sal served with hot chocolate -or if you want something more filling like Pepito steak and eggs or tinapa bowl complete with garlic fried rice and salsa -all your cravings will definitely be satisfied here!

Key Differentiators:

  • All-day breakfast items
  • Parmesan ensaymada and kesong puti pan de sal
  • Tinapa bowl with garlic fried rice and salsa

Customer’s Review:

My brunch experience at Nono’s was absolutely incredible! Their brunch menu is full of delicious, comforting dishes that bring you back to your childhood. The steak and eggs was a standout for me – perfectly cooked and seasoned. You definitely won’t regret brunching here!

Isabel A. 

12) Mirèio

Key ServiceWeekly brunch set
Address1 Raffles Drive, Makati Ave, Makati, 1224
Phone(063) 795 0707
Operating HoursDaily 6:30–10AM, 11:30AM–10PM

Mirèio’s Sunday brunch society is officially back and ready to serve up a delectable feast. Appetizers such as foie gras terrine with berry coulis, mozzarella di buffala with tomato jelly, basil, and mango salsa will titillate your taste buds while you wait for the main course. And if that wasn’t enough – select from an array of desserts curated just for you! Plus don’t forget to add on the beverage package so you can indulge in some vino too. So what are you waiting for? Invite your friends over this Saturday morning or afternoon; Mirèio has got it all covered!

Key Differentiators:

  • Appetisers like foie gras terrine and mozzarella di buffala
  • Add-on beverage package
  • Mouthwatering desserts

Customer’s Review:

Food is good, price is okay for the quality. Service is also acceptable. Nice view and beautiful interiors.

Justin Liu

13) Sunnies Cafe

Key ServiceInstagram-worthy brunch spot
AddressLane P, Taguig, Metro Manila
Phone(02) 7949 2251
Operating HoursMonday 11AM–9PM
Tuesday 11AM–9PM
Wednesday 11AM–9PM
Thursday 11AM–9PM
Friday 11AM–9PM
Saturday 8AM–9PM
Sunday 8AM–9PM

At Sunnies Cafe, the creative genius of its founders can be seen in every detail. Classic dishes such as eggs benedict and ricotta pancakes are given a delightful twist with crispy potatoes and banana brûlée respectively. For an umami-packed start to your day, try their take on crispy tacos with quail eggs – it’s sure to tantalize your taste buds!

Key Differentiators:

  • Creative brunch dishes
  • Crispy potatoes and quail eggs
  • Best banana brûlée ricotta pancakes

Customer’s Review:

Surprisingly great coffee and good service. The menu in my opinion is quite limited, but in terms of purely coffee, it’s pretty flavorful and potent so no complaints there.

Gino Araullo

14) Blackbird at the Nielson Tower

Key ServiceUnique brunch fare
AddressMakati Ave, Makati, 1229 Metro Manila
Phone+632 8828 4888 / +632 8828 1937 / +63 917 8892782
Operating HoursDaily 11AM TO 10PM

When you visit Blackbird, get ready to tantalize your taste buds with an eclectic array of dishes from lamb rendang to tuna poké and prawn scotch eggs. But don’t miss out on the restaurant’s vibrant weekend brunch! Our suggestion? Get a few plates for sharing so everyone can explore different flavors – from traditional favorites like grilled custard French toast with toffee apples, all the way to unique items such as crab omelette and nasi goreng. Bon appetit!

Key Differentiators:

  • Eclectic brunch menu
  • Prawn scotch eggs and grilled custard French toast
  • Elegant art deco restaurant

Customer’s Review:

Enjoyed dining in this resto! Food is superb and well prepared. Table service is very good, attendants are very attentive.

Carlo Buan

15) Bungalow Café & Bakery

Key ServiceMulticultural brunch fare
AddressMolito Complex, 1780 Madrigal Ave, Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila
Phone(02) 8282 4546
Operating HoursMonday 8AM–9PM
Tuesday 8AM–9PM
Wednesday 8AM–9PM
Thursday 8AM–9PM
Friday 8AM–10PM
Saturday 8AM–10PM
Sunday 8AM–10PM

Are you looking for a unique brunch experience? Then come to Bungalow! You’ll know you’ve arrived when customers are lined up, eager to take home freshly-baked pastries and secure their seats at this cozy café. With inspiration from French, American, and Filipino cuisine, there’s something here that will tantalize everyone’s taste buds – whether it’s sipping on mimosas with classic eggs benedict or enjoying an indulgent milkshake with maple blueberry ricotta pancakes. Start your day off right by trying the caramel cold brew accompanied by our delicious crispy grain bowl – choose your own brunch today!

Key Differentiators:

  • Freshly baked pastries
  • Ricotta pancakes and grain bowls
  • Mimosas and thick milkshakes

Customer’s Review:

Great brunch place! The adobo rice is a winner. I love the eggs benedict as well. Make sure you make space for the donuts. The donuts get sold out fast. The portions are big and good for sharing. The squid ink pasta was too rich for me. Service can be better.

Kenneth Lingan

Brunch Manila

Brunch Manila is a great way to start the day. With so many restaurants to choose from, there’s something for everyone. From creative dishes like prawn scotch eggs and grilled custard French toast, to traditional favorites like eggs benedict and pancakes, you’re sure to find something delicious. So what are you waiting for? Head out for brunch Manila this weekend!

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