SGD Omelette and Black Coffee

I just had the freshest veggie omelette I have ever had here at SGD Coffee. Thanks to a navigation app, I was able to find this gem of a cafe near the Maginhawa foodie area. I was hungry from my workout, so I was keen to try a heavy breakfast in a place I have never been to before. Good thing I have decided to eat here because it has a rustic mountain feel which instantly sets the mood for chilling out and slowing down. 


Their SGD Omelette is to die for. It has fresh vegetables and three eggs, and even their basil is otherworldly. I am not used to eating veggies this fresh and crisp. It is worth the price of Php230, which includes this cup of SGD Black. 


It is the type of black coffee which you do not tamper with milk and sugar. It is that awakening and smooth. This is coffee in HD. 


This place needs more love! Do visit them at 45 Maalalahanin Street, Teacher's Village, Quezon City. They also have a dreamy Instagram account. Do visit them soon and try their food and coffee!

BookBrekkie: Oinkster Toasted Naked Longganisa

My favorite naked longganisa from Breakfast Bin can also be savored at their sister resto Oinkster, which is also along Maginhawa. Compared to Breakfast Bin's narrow interior, Oinkster's ambience is geometric-inspired, with prism lamps and pattern tiles. Their loft-type place can accommodate more people, which is ideal for us all-day-brekkie fans!


As always, their naked longganisa does not disappoint. I always enjoy it with brown rice and coffee, making it my go-to afterburn meal on weekends.  


I'm currently reading Boost Your Creative Intelligence by Harry Alder. With a self-explanatory title and a straightforward brekkie, I really couldn't ask for more. 

Where's Marcel? Flat White

I wanted both coffee and a different environment for lunch. I wanted to go somewhere I have never been to so I decided to go to Where's Marcel?, an Aussie third wave cafe along Pearl Drive. I ordered a flat white and sat by the shared meeting table, which was inspiring to say the least. 

Flat white and feels

Flat white and feels

The flat white was satisfyingly awakening, as far as single origin blends go. I was fascinated by their ambience, so I whipped out my Traveler's Notebook and sketched using ordinary ballpoint. The exercise was soothing and relaxing.  

We all need to visit a new place every once in a while. Where's Marcel? certainly did not disappoint! I will definitely be back, as I was intrigued with their bulletproof coffee. 

Testify Coffee and Rare Finds' Tinapa Pasta

Stumbling upon an indie cafe in crowded Manille can be commonplace. A coffee shop which celebrates rare finds such as a homey atmosphere and no-frills caffeinated heaven is harder to spot. I was delighted to learn that there was a cafe which has the said ambience and get this- talks which promote slow living topics such as paper quilling and writing. I heard that there was a talk on snail mail tonight. Since my boyfriend isn't feeling well, I braved the unknown side (at least for me!) of Quezon City and drove to Testify Coffee and Rare Finds for dinner and dialogue. 

Since I already had three cups of coffee today, I decided to skip the brew and just ordered tinapa pasta. Omg it's so good! The smoked fish was nicely cooked and mixed with al dente fettuccine. The result is a dish that's not difficult to love.  

The cafe itself is a rare find in the sea of commercialism in our city

The cafe itself is a rare find in the sea of commercialism in our city

I wish more people will try this tiny treasure trove of analogue traditions and tastes. I hope to try their coffee soon!