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Breakfast with the Mommas at Toast Manila

A long, leisurely breakfast is already a treat to most moms.

A long, leisurely breakfast prepared in a restaurant shared among mommy friends is a luxury!

Most often than not, breakfast is rushed or at worse, skipped. This might be the underlying reason why my mommy friends and I formed a “breakfast group”, sampling the breakfast places sprouting in our area. And I was so happy when we got invited to Toast Manila!

Michelle, me with Y, Amber, Cai and Riz, one of the owners of Toast Manila.
Michelle, me with Y, Amber, Cai and Riz, one of the owners of Toast Manila.

I’ve been really curious about this place ever since a friend posted a picture of smoked salmon atop a brioche on her feed. From there I learned that their menu is based on breakfasts from around the world.

Breakfast from around the world! America, Philippines and Norway!
Breakfast from around the world! America, Philippines and Norway!

If breakfast always looked this good, then I swear, I will have no complains for the rest of the day! Just look at those servings and presentation. Yup, I was one happy momma that morning, even if my little Y was fussy!

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American: sunny side up egg in bagel with herbed cream cheese and bacon strips P350
Filipino: beef tapa, garlic rice, atchara and eggs P365
Filipino: beef tapa, garlic rice, atchara and eggs P250
Norwegian: poached eggs wrapped in smoked salmon on toasted brioche P365
Norwegian: poached eggs wrapped in smoked salmon on toasted brioche P365

Everything was drool-worthy! But I’ll probably go back for the Norwegian because it’s salmon haha! And their homemade hollandaise sauce was smooth and not overpowering. I also liked that the tapa was in the sweet side, making me reach for more rice!

Of course, when you’ve had savory dishes, desserts are bound to follow!

Baked Bread Pudding: mangoes, salted caramel sauce, cinnamon sugar P150
Baked Bread Pudding: mangoes, salted caramel sauce, cinnamon sugar P150
Champorado: made with Malagos tablea, gourmet tuyo and kesong puti P195
Champorado: made with Malagos tablea, gourmet tuyo and kesong puti P195

Because I’m not too fond of mangoes, I went for the Champorado. The kesong puti gave it a surprising salty taste, though they can add a little bit more since the Malagos tablea made the Champorado thick. It was chocolate-y and comforting, perfect for a rainy morning! They also have specialty chocolate drinks that can pass of as dessert, like this S’mores Iced Chocolate which my husband ordered:

P150
P150

 It was a very filling breakfast that none of us had lunch anymore! Speaking of lunch, Toast Manila also has a lunch menu which developed from customers’ suggestions. And soon, they’ll be offering steak! Can’t wait to go back as the ambiance is perfect for a chill date night (while you get your car washed at the garage next door)

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My little foodie approves!
My little foodie approves!

Here’s their menu:

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Toast Manila

135 Hoover Street corner Argonne Street, Brgy. Addition Hills, San Juan del Monte
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Cheesy Chessy

Goodbye July!

Just a recap of our tedious July!

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The end of July saw me starting on a fitness regimen: Pilates! Read about my thoughts about it on this post.
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This little girl is learning to play on her own 🙂
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My kids are addicted to Snapchat filters. But I don’t know the how-to’s of the app, haha! So I just save their pics and videos, which they like to watch and laugh at!
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Been craving for crinkles so bad, turned out the nearest bakeshop had it! Will be posting more #crinkleschronicles on my Instagram. Crave with me!
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A strong flu virus had us slowing down at the start of the month. Kids were having fever, coughs and colds alternately so this Mama had to give them full attention! In other news, I’m obsessed with these temporary watercolor tattoos!
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Best foodie discovery for the month: McDonald’s Pancakes with Choco-Malt drizzle and crushed Chocolate Cookies!
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Eating on her own, choosing clothes to wear, saying “no” to everything… Terrible Twos is here this early! Got to prepare, hahaha!
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Yes to more breakfast places <3
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Trying to create stuff with my hands so I’m back to Bullet Journal-ing, learning brush lettering and playing with stickers. Should I write more about this?!
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Speaking of breakfast, I’ve been having breakfast dates with friends more often. It’s really nice to discover new breakfast places and just being with other moms! Looking forward to the next!

I hope August is just as eventful in a positive way! 2016, please slow down!

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Foodventures

Waking Up to Bake N’ Bacon

Our original Sunday plan for my parents’ wedding anniv got a little further down South because Salcedo Market was closed. We found ourselves in Solenad 3, Nuvali, in a modern-looking breakfast place, Bake N’ Bacon.

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The industrial design of the place was striking and the colors worked well together. It didn’t give off a breakfast place vibe, though there was something comforting in the hexagon-tiled floors and mismatched chairs.

Bacon lovers, rejoice! The menu in this place is overflowing with this salty, fatty, highly-addictive piece of pork. There’s just 1 or 2 items without bacon but you can order it from appetizer to drinks to dessert!

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These are some of our orders (we ordered a lot, haha!) They offer an All-Day Breakfast Plate (P275) where you have a choice between pancakes, waffles, french toast or (bacon) fried rice to go with a big serving of bacon (both picture on the left). A really cute order was the BLT Sandwich, P298 (top right), where the bagel was wrapped in bacon! My Burger Wafflewich (P246) didn’t have bacon though. I forgot to take a picture of their Baked Potatoes (all sides are priced at P89). Fluffy, boiled baby potatoes drenched in cheese sauce and BACON JAM! It was super really good!

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Dips and drinks – baconnified!!!

The food can get a little bit salty or a tad too sweet may be because of the combinations. My kids didn’t mind though as Z finished his pancakes and Y tasted everything!

Yummy bacon!
Yummy bacon!
Something new to try: board games!
Something new to try: board games!

Hopefully, they open a branch in Metro Manila soon so that there’ll be no need to go South to get a bacon fix! Until then, drool over their menu on Facebook and Instagram.

BTW, dogs and cats are welcome inside the resto but be sure to bring your pets their own treats as bacon is not good for them!

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