Our overnight stay at Makati Shangrila Hotel was packaged with free breakfast for two at Circles Event Cafe, so hubby and I availed of the breakfast and just paid for the kids. It costs roughly around P1,500+ per adult while kids 0-6 years old eat free and those 7-12 are pegged at half-price. I have an EDSA Shangrila Privelege Card and so I had 10% off — it came out to P590 per kid. Not bad.
I went around the buffet area before settling down. Eventually I got some ham and sausage from the carving area. There’s an egg station I failed to take a photo of and you can order eggs the way you want them. I usually go for an omelet with everything in it but this time, I decided to make a healthier choice by opting for a single soft poached egg.
More carb options include an assortment of breads and pancit.
There were even Indian breads like roti and naan.
Baked Beans too! I forgot to get some of this darn!
I got some wonderfully juicy cherry tomatoes to go with my poached egg.
There were a lot of potatoes in that buffet — Potato Wedges, Hash Browns, and even Potato Salad.
There was an entire section devoted to pancakes, waffles, and kakanin (native Philippine rice cakes). I liked the palitaw best but there was also bibingka, bico, sapin-sapin, suman, etc. There were even sushi, sashimi, miso soup, and grilled salmon all housed in a mini Japanese station further down.
I was amazed at the selection of freshly prepared real fruit juices which included dalandan juice, watermelon juice, strawberry banana smoothie, mango pineapple smoothie, tomato orange juice, and cucumber juice — all of these aside from the usual coffee, tea, and hot chocolate!
There’s also a salad bar, fresh fruits, and all kinds of cold cereals. I can’t even begin to show you a fourth of the entire spread. There was so much food I was overwhelmed. I ended up eating just one plate, lol.
Anyway after breakfast, you can burn off the calories by swimming. I like Makati Shangrila Hotel’s swimming pool area. The depth ranges from 4 feet to 8 feet. It’s perfect for families with kids!
Makati Shangrila Hotel’s Circles breakfast buffet offers an excellent selection of food at pretty reasonable rates (especially considering it’s a high-end hotel). There were a lot of people that morning probably because it was a long weekend so it was a bit cramped but we enjoyed the spread all the same.
Circles Event Cafe
Lobby Level Makati Shangrila Hotel
Ayala Ave. cor. Makati Ave., Makati City
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