For sure you've got your go-to brunch places by now, but did you know that many of your favorite dinner places actually offer compelling brunch menus, too? Here are five that you must check out:
1. ll Ponticello. What to expect: Rustic flavors of the Italian countryside and fresh ingredients from Italy, crafted into delicious dishes using authentic Italian techniques. Located at 2/F Antel Corporate Center, 121 Valero Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City. Opens 11:30 AM. For inquiries and reservations, contact +632-5539971 or +632-9949512.
2. Kabila Filipino Bistro. What to expect: Topnotch seafood: Oysters and mussels from New Zealand, a live cooking station, Norwegian smoked salmon, and Asian, Continental, and Filipino flavors. There's even live jazz music! Located inside M Café, Ayala Museum Complex, Makati Avenue corner Dela Rosa Street, Makati City. Opens at 8 AM. For inquiries and reservations, contact +632-7573000 or +632-7576000.
3. The Hyatt Cafe. What to expect: Hotel breakfast buffet, classic dishes, and a plethora of beautifully rendered dishes. A must-try is the Beast, a hundred pound leg of Mayura Station Australian Wagyu. Plus, this well-curated culinary theatre has six live cooking stations. Located at The Café, G/F Hyatt City of Dreams Manila, Aseana Avenue corner Roxas Boulevard, Entertainment City, Parañaque City. Open 24 hours. For inquiries and reservations, contact +632-6911234.
4. Vask Modern Tapas & Gastronomic Cuisine. What to expect: A brunch menu that celebrates traditional flavors of Spanish cuisine, classic and authentic in ingredients and flavors. Located at 5/F Clipp Center, 11th Avenue corner 39th Street, Bonifacio Global City. Opens at 11 AM. For reservations and inquiries, +632-2176563.
5. Lung Hin Dimsum. What to expect: An array of signature Cantonese food which you'd love to enjoy early, with commanding views of the city. Located at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, Meralco Avenue and Sapphire Street, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Opens at 11:30 AM. For inquiries and reservations, contact +632-7207777
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