Everyone loves a good egg. Whether you like your eggs runny, scrambled, with cheese, poached, fried — we’ve rounded up a list of places where you can get your egg fix and satisfy any craving you may have.
Picture perfectly cooked eggs cutting through some herby braised tomatoes, paired with a perfectly crusty slice of bread. Made with only the best organic ingredients sourced from around the country, don’t let Wildflour’s Shakshouka trick you with its simplicity — Wildflour cafe’s main mission statement is to serve food that carefully selects each ingredient’s flavor profile to bring out the best in even something as simple as eggs. The widely-acclaimed brunch spot also serves pasta, steak, soups and salads, and freshly-made pastries. If you’d like some coffee or mimosas to go with your meal, they have an excellent beverage menu, too.
Book your next brunch at Wildflour’s branches in BGC, the Podium Ortigas, Salcedo, Legaspi, Greenhills, and Rockwell. For more branch contact details and locations, check out their Facebook or their Instagram page.
Elephant Grounds’s Scrambled Eggs and Bottarga Toast
If you’ve ever encountered rave reviews for the Elephant Grounds Café in Hong Kong, then you’ll be happy to know that you don’t need to pay for expensive airfare to get in on the hype. Having recently opened its doors in BGC, Elephant Grounds Manila serves the same crowd-pleasing coffee, with worthy inclusions of selected brunch mains created and handcrafted by Chef Nicco Santos. Worth mentioning is their take on the simple eggs and toast. Incredibly silky scrambled eggs with smoked tinapa, bottarga, sun-dried tomatoes, and mushrooms over sourdough toast, topped with alfalfa sprouts and served with a small side salad make for an interesting but satisfying dish.
Elephant Grounds Manila is located at the lower ground floor of the One Bonifacio High Street building, BGC. Check out their Facebook or their Instagram page for more details, or give them a call at (02)631-1406.
Desiderata Lounge’s Scotch Egg
If you’re looking for egg dishes that are prepared in a slightly different way, Desiderata Lounge’s Scotch Egg is a textural treat — picture a soft-boiled egg combined with bacon bits, and then deep-fried for a crunchy exterior. Desiderata Lounge suggests you pair it with a nice, cold Old Fashioned or any cocktail of your choice, so if you can go there for happy hour, by all means, go for it.
Drop by Desiderata Lounge at Unit 106 of the Infinity Tower along 25th Street, BGC. For further inquiries, feel free to contact them through their Facebook or their Instagram page, or through a call at (02)893-4212.
Single Origin’s Chorizo Omelette
Single Origin definitely has no shortages of dishes where eggs are the star. Serving a variety of brunch mains, you can take your pick of eggs in any way, shape, or form. If you’re looking for something hearty and filling, perhaps you can try their Chorizo Omelette, their many variations of Steak and Eggs, or their equally rich Short Ribs Benedict. If you’re finding yourself exceptionally hungry, they also serve a BBQ Braised US Bone-in Shortribs, served with red rice, pumpkin soup, a small side salad, and of course, eggs any way you want them. For lighter fare, you can opt for their rendition of Eggs with Bacon on Toast or their Salad, topped with a silky poached egg.
Check out Single Origin through their branches in BGC, Rockwell, and Greenbelt 3. For more details on branch locations and contact number, feel free to check out their Facebook or their Instagram page.
Taco Vengo’s Nacho por Machos
Looking for something different? Taco Vengo serves a variety of Mexican-inspired fare perfect for any Taco or Nacho craving you might have for. For a flavorful delight, try out their Nacho por Machos— an extra cheesy serving of nachos topped with meaty chili con carne, sour cream, a sprinkling of scallions, and of course, a perfectly cooked runny egg.
Visit the Taco Vengo restaurant and Cafe at C. Palanca St., Legaspi Village, Makati. For reservations or inquiries, drop a message through their Facebook or their Instagram page, or via mobile at 0917-164-6655.
Be sure to check out Daydreaming in Paradise’s food category for other great ideas for your next dinner reservation or lunch date splurge.
If there’s one thing Jonah De Jesus loves, it’s food. He practically grew up in the kitchen, following his mom around as she put together delicious dishes (although he was sometimes more of a hindrance than a help). Although he eventually ended up taking a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, that love for all things gastronomical followed him well into his adulthood.
When he’s not watching reruns of Parts Unknown or trying to imitate Gordon Ramsay in the kitchen, Jonah spends most of his time scouring Manila for all the newest and best places to eat.