On days when my mom would tell me to go back to QC and fix my room, I’d always make sure to meet up and have coffee with friends who live in the area. I feel that starting my day early and squeezing in a million activities make my tedious Makati-QC Uber trips more worthwhile, especially given my motion sickness and the impossible traffic.
Farrah lives even farther north, so we try to meet up at in-between places such as Libis/Katipunan or Ortigas. UP Town Center is a no brainer choice for us nowadays – we love the youthful university vibe and all the bright, wide open spaces that I normally don’t get to see in my busy and bustling hood.
Yesterday morning, we decided to have breakfast at Baker & Cook, which shares a space with the Italianni’s I featured a few posts back. If I were still a student at Ateneo, I’d definitely want to start my day here – they open doors as early 7AM, with a ready assortment of freshly-baked bread to keep you full and completely satisfied throughout the day.
I was at their opening event at S Maison Conrad, so I can totally vouch for some of Baker & Cook’s favorites – salmon quiche, croissant (my go-to at breakfast buffets!), sourdough (which they make from scratch!), carrot cake, and lemon tart.
This time, I decided to order what I truly liked off the menu. Farrah and I shared a Beef Pastrami Tartine (P350), Eggs Benedict with Smoked Sockeye Salmon (P395), and a Honey Greek Salad (P150). I had the Dark Choco Espresso (P150), while Farrah throughly enjoyed her Salted Caramel Coffee (P135) which she claims to be the best-tasting one she has ever tried so far. I’ll come back for the Eggs Benedict again next time. Hands down a heavenly breakfast experience.
All their breakfast menu items come with coffee already, and there’s an ongoing promo now wherein you can enjoy a cup of coffee with a bagel, croissant, danish, cake slice, or chicken sandwich for very affordable prices starting at P125.