5 breakfast date ideas in Makati

November 06, 2019

5 breakfast date ideas in Makati for those who find it impractical to go out at night after work.

As busy working parents, Khris and I feel that having after-office evening dates seems impractical anymore. We believe that the time at night after all our activities for the day is better spent bonding with our son. At the same time, we do not want to forego our special moments together so we figured that the best way to do it is to go on breakfast dates. 

5 Breakfast Date Ideas in Makati

5 breakfast date ideas in Makati

    We live in Makati so it’s fairly easy and practical to do it that way. Plus, Khris and I both love breakfast food so it’s really much enjoyable for us to go on breakfast dates.

    Anyway, if you are also thinking of doing the same, here are 5 breakfast date ideas in Makati. These are also restaurants that we love and have been to more than once:

    1. Y Café 

    Address: Don Chua Lamko Building, 100 H.V. Dela Costa Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City
    Telephone Numbers: +63 9176374785 and (02) 88391392

    What to expect: spacious, cozy, and anime-themed interiors

    Y Café’s lone branch is located in a quiet spot along H.V. dela Costa Street. While it is known as an evening hangout place where one may relax and have a few drinks after work, Y Café is also recommended for early birds as it opens at 8:00 AM.

    Beef tapsilog Y Cafe
    Beef Tapsilog

    We had Beef Tapa and what appears to be English Breakfast Plate. The Beef Tapa was served with garlic fried rice, two eggs that you may request to be cooked sunny-side up or scrambled, and a spicy vinegar dip. If you want a good start to your day, have Y Café’s Beef Tapa. The meat was tender and flavorful and was very satisfying to eat with garlic rice and vinegar. Finish it with a good cup of coffee and you are good for the entire morning.

    English breakfast Y Cafe
    English breakfast

    Meanwhile, the English Breakfast plate is one heavy breakfast. It has sausages, bacon, fried mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, hash browns, and buttered toast. It’s good for sharing. If you want to have garlic rice with it, nothing and nobody will stop you from ordering. However, as it is, this is already a filling meal. It’s also delicious although there is nothing fancy or extraordinary about it.

    Y Café is an anime-themed café so it’s also a good restaurant for those who are looking for a novel date idea.

    Also read: Y Cafe: a secret nook in Makati waiting to be discovered by foodies

    2. The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf 

    Address: SM Jazz Mall, Metropolitan Avenue, Makati City
    Telephone number: (02) 84037224

    What to expect: delicious food and coffee, and friendly vibe

    The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf (CBTL) is our all-time favorite coffee shop. They serve good food and good coffee, and some of their pastas, salads, and cakes have become staples of our lunch boxes. 

    breakfast set at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf
    Breakfast set

    We are lucky because there is a CBTL branch at the ground floor of our condominium building. We usually have brunches here on weekends and enjoy their simple breakfast plates and coffee.

    It opens before 8:00 AM so it’s also a good place for breakfast dates. What we also like about CBTL is its relaxed and friendly ambiance.

    Also read: Brunch at The Coffe Bean and Tea Leaf

    3. The Wholesome Table

    Address: Infinity Tower, H.V. Dela Costa Corner L.P. Leviste Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City
    Telephone Numbers: (02) 88487777 and +63 9178857520

    What to expect: delicious and guilt-free organic food, beautiful and spacious interiors

    The Wholesome Table offers healthy food made of organic ingredients. This is also one of our favorite restaurants – we especially love the meatloaf and beef sirloin tips – but we usually have dinner here. 

    beef sirloin tips at The Wholesome Table
    Beef sirloin tips with brown rice and egg

    For breakfast, The Wholesome Table offers mainly nourishing breakfast bowls, toasts and breads, as well as pancakes and waffles.

    The restaurant opens as early as 7:00 AM so it’s also great for those whose schedules for the day are full.

    Also read: The Wholesome Table: healthy goodness without compromising flavor

    4. 30 buffet

    Address: Heart Tower, 108 Valero Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City
    Telephone number: (02) 84034144

    What to expect: basic interiors, affordable breakfast buffet

    If you are on the lookout for heavy breakfast, the 30 Buffet is the place to go. Honestly, it’s far from being romantic but if you go here early, you can enjoy the place without the crowd. They offer a selection of meat dishes, eggs, vegetables, fried garlic rice, soup, and unlimited coffee and iced tea.

    30 Buffet
    30 Buffet

    30 Buffet offers a unique experience because diners are given only 30 minutes to eat. Don’t fret though and chew your food well because the servers usually allow diners to eat blissfully and to stay beyond 30 minutes.

    5. Warung Indo

    Address: Ground Floor, LPL Manor, San Agustin Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City
    Telephone Numbers: +63 9267055507 and (02) 75015341

    What to expect: not-too-spacious interiors, delicious Indonesian-Chinese food

    If you fancy delicious Indonesian cuisine, then Warung Indo is for you. Surprised to find out that there is an Indonesian restaurant in Makati? Well, it’s worth checking out. This 24-hour restaurant lets diners enjoy flavorful and authentic Indonesian cuisine. 

    nasi goreng with chicken satay and omelet
    Nasi Goreng with Chicken Satay and Omelet

    The restaurant does not really serve breakfast food per se; the menu remains the same for the whole day. However, you can order rice dishes like the Special Fried Rice with Chicken Satay, Egg Omelette, and prawn crackers, and noodle dishes (we tried the noodle soup with chicken and mushrooms and it was food). Just a word of caution though, the rice servings is big enough for two people so you might just want to order extra viand. 

    The interiors and ambiance are not really romantic because it’s very plain and simple, however, I would still recommend that you try Warung Indo early in the morning or even at night, although it can get crowded after dark.

    Also read: Warung Indo brings the unique taste of Indonesian cuisine to the Philippines

    Other options

    These are just some of the restaurants around the Makati Central Business District. There are countless fast food outlets, convenience stores, and other restaurants within the vicinity. However, what I do like about the restaurants I mentioned above is that they open early in the morning so they don’t get too crowded. Hence, you can enjoy your breakfast date without much noise and the big crowd. 

    I hope you found something helpful in this post. Don’t you think breakfast dates is also a good idea in this fast-paced and traffic-heavy day and age?   


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    1. Madami pala talaga masarap na kainan jan sa makati and affordable price pa po. No worries na umalis ng bahay kahit wala breakfast kasi may nag open naman na restaurant ng maaga mas convenient lalo na sa maaga pumapasok .

    2. Absolutely Must Visit This Place, kakaiba at mukhang Masasarap po talaga ang mga Foods, iba talaga dito sa Makati, sobrang daming Pwedeng Kainan... Kaya ako pag tapos Ko mag Work from Ayala Napunta po talaga ako jan para maghanap ng mga New Place na kakainan . Dahil sa sobrang dami talaga pwede pagpilian . KAYA salamat sa pagShare nito Dad. Dahil may bago na akong Susubukan..

    3. I find all of them cool and awesome. They may differ on food line up .hence they are serving good food . Location wise is perfect.

    4. I like your list of breakfast date ideas in Makati, these are ideal for early bird people who wants a quiet and peaceful dining place in the morning. I personally want to try the y cafe coz I love anime, I will truly appreciate their anime theme interior

    5. Mukhang Magandang puntahan po itong Makati , lalo nat may mga breakfast kang mapag pipilian na sure na magugustuhan natin ito at Siguradong masarap din talaga ito, Must visit po talaga Dito..