Had a leisurely breakfast at Cafe 1771 with my friends and fellow bloggers Frannywanny during her last weekend here in Manila (she recently moved to Singapore) and Roch. We were invited by Cafe 1771 to sample their breakfast items.
I started my morning with a piping hot cup of Cappuccino. Forgot to check the price.
I really like Cafe 1771’s interiors — spacious tables and couch-like chairs… tall windows… bookshelves… I find it very cozy. It somehow gives me the feeling of being at a friend’s house instead of a restaurant.
Since there were six of us in the group we could try a wide variety of stuff to eat since we had everything for sharing. We started with Beef Tapa (P350, pictured above). Tasty and tender pieces of lean beef, sinangag (garlic rice), atchara, and scrambled eggs with diced tomatoes and onions make this a hearty and filling breakfast. Delicious! It’s also served with your choice of beverage: mini fresh fruit juice of the day, hot tea, hot chocolate, or brewed coffee. Do you prefer garlic brown rice? Just add P40.
We also tried Adobo Flakes Fried Rice (P250, pictured above). A mix of shredded chicken and pork adobo and fried garlic rice are topped with spring onions and fried egg with fresh tomato wedges on the side.
If you’re not in the mood for heavy dishes during breakfast time, you could opt for Fruit Parfait (P280, pictured above), which is diced fresh fruits with yogurt and granola.
Melted Kesong Puti (P200, pictured above) on Pan de Sal with Guava Jelly was something we really enjoyed. It has just the right combination of mild sweetness and cheesiness. I initially thought it was honey and kesong puti but it turned out to be butter, guava jelly, and kesong puti. This is served with native hot chocolate.
Then we had Croque Madame (P370, pictured above). English bread is baked with layers of ham, gruyere cheese, and bechamel sauce. It’s topped with a sunny side up egg. Yummy!
Hole in One Corned Beef (P350, pictured above) is one of the more interesting offerings at Cafe 1771. Homemade corned beef and cubed potatoes with a sunny side up egg in the middle served in a small skillet, you can have it with your choice of either toasted wheat bread or plain rice.
We tried Eggs Florentine in a Boat (P380 Homemade Ham / P440 Smoked Salmon) as well. Poached organic eggsand creamed spinach over a puff pastry “boat” topped with creamy hollandaise sauce and your choice of either homemade ham or smoked salmon. We had the salmon version. I think this is perfect for two people since having a whole order all to yourself can get overwhelming since it’s a really rich dish.
For dessert I chose to have Evasion (P270, pictured above). It’s a blend of cream cheese mousse and fresh strawberries and it’s sooooo good. I can have one all to myself. It’s not overly sweet and I quite like the light consistency.
Overall breakfast at Cafe 1771 was a very nice and relaxing experience. The place has this laid back vibe that’s similar to being in a house as I’ve mentioned earlier. Food is a bit on the pricey side but they do use organic eggs so at least you’re getting the good stuff. It’s a great place to indulge at every once in a while. Going too often will probably make me fat because everything’s so rich and so good, haha!
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