Great food, the perfect ambience, and alcohol on the menu— we’ve narrowed down the best go-to brunch spots in the metro where you can get your day drinking on.
In contrast to the typical nightcap, there are actually a handful of parents who enjoy knocking back a few drinks way before the sun goes down, and it doesn’t necessarily make them an alcoholic. Hence, the boozy brunch. In some countries, it’s perfectly normal to have wine or beer with meals, and as with all things, anything in moderation is the way to go.
Since we’re all itching to catch up with those we’ve missed in the past year, and more establishments have begun to open up, we’ve listed down the best places to visit for a boozy brunch with your fellow titas.
Our favorite boozy brunch spots in the Metro
1. WILD FLOUR CAFE + BAKERY
A restaurant that needs no introduction, they have a welcoming and cozy vibe that makes everyone feel right at home. They offer a unique and interesting selection of breakfast cocktails, and they also have local craft beer on the menu — perfect for a boozy brunch.
Where: Multiple locations across the Metro
2. LA PICARA
Offering a modern spin on Spanish cuisine, this little slice of tropical heaven on earth is as charming as they come. An array of show-stopping cocktails to choose from, and beautifully plated dishes are guaranteed to get a thumbs up from every tita in town.
Where: BGC, Taguig
3. CAFE FLEUR
A charming bistro amidst what used to be Makati’s busiest nightlife hub is this hidden gem that offers a killer brunch selection. Bali feels and natural decor makes for a very relaxed setting, you can easily go from brunch to merienda without even knowing it.
Where: Poblacion, Makati
4. LAS FLORES
A modern Spanish tapas bar with a luxurious feel and a menu to match it. With a full bar at your disposal and cocktails of every kind, it’s hard not to get excited over brunching and booze.
Where: BGC, The Podium, & Salcedo Village
5. APERO CAFE & BAKERY
Daily happy hour from 3-5pm and weekend mimosa brunches make this an easy pick. How does one resist? Their tropical vibe sets the mood for a feel-good buzz like you’re away on vacation.
Where: Temple Drive, Quezon City
A festive interior and a panoramic view sets the scene in this Peruvian inspired restaurant. Try their one-of-a-kind cocktails and enjoy al fresco dining for IG worthy snaps.
Where: Shangri-La, The Fort
7. ELEPHANT GROUNDS MANILA
Whether you want to start with coffee or go straight for the bubbly, you can’t go wrong in this cafe concept that hails from Hong Kong. I mean, one look at their photos on socials will have you booking a table pronto.
8. LUSSO MANILA by MARGARITA FORÉS
Pairing done right, there’s a cocktail that goes with everything on their menu. Comfy seating and the perfect lighting is Tita-friendly through and through.
Where: Greenbelt 5, Makati
A very popular choice for the southsiders, this bistro is a must. Book a private brunch or just head over with your girl gang. Whatever you choose, the blue door is your heavens gate to a boozy brunch.
Where: BF Homes, Paranaque
10. CARTEL DELI
Dubbed Little Spain, this is your friendly neighborhood cafe-deli-bar. They’ve got everything you need to take that boozy brunch back home, or you ladies can dine al fresco with a drink in hand like a boss. Either way, they mean business.
Where: Salcedo Village, Makati
11. SOUTHBANK CAFE + LOUNGE
We like a full bar that offers mouthwatering grub to go with our drink of choice, and this spot nails that combo. It’s got an industrial vibe reminiscent of underground nightlife hangs, and if you and your crew are feeling hip, this is the place for you.
Where: Westgate Center, Alabang
12. BUNGALOW CAFE & BAKERY
Crisp, homey, and surrounded by pastries is the kind of atmosphere that never goes out of style. Enjoy a drink (or five) with your gal pals over brunch and this place will leave you with zero regrets.
Where: Molito, Alabang
Browsing their menu will have you picking your jaw off the floor because this place is a stunner. The tsismis will have to wait while you decide what to order, and the cameras are sure to come out when your food arrives— plated to perfection paired with a good bottle of wine.
Where: Scout Gandia, Quezon City
14. BAR PINTXOS
A tapas bar for the books that will have you round up the gang and call in your reservations. Small plates or full meals, it doesn’t matter– their bar will keep you satisfied and your palette will be doing the happy dance, guaranteed.
Where: Greenbelt and Salcedo Village
15. BLACKBIRD AT THE NIELSON TOWER
If you and the titas are feeling a little fancy and want to soak up a touch of history, this is definitely the place to be. It’s crisp and intricate, and the outdoor seating is a mood on its own. That’s just the vibe— wait til you see the menu.
Where: Makati Ave, Makati
16. SINGLE ORIGIN
Good times are sure to flow as they offer 1+1 breakfast cocktails because it’s never too early for a drink. Their curation is a page turner, and you will never look at brunch the same way again.
Where: BGC, Rockwell, Salcedo
17. FLOSSOM KITCHEN + CAFE
This pocket of freshness with vibrant blooms and lush greens is a plant tita’s dream come true. This hideaway haven in the heart of the city is your neighborhood’s comfort place, and their menu is just as impressive as their greenery.
Where: N. Averilla, San Juan
18. DEAN & DELUCA
Showcasing an authentic farm-to-table experience with every meal only gets better when shared with your Tita tribe. Their brunch menu is a knockout, and they’ve got culinary gold from all over the globe— these guys aren’t playing around.
Where: Multiple locations around the Metro
*Make sure to check in with the establishments regarding operating hours and availability, and always be vigilant about following safety protocols so we can get over this pandemic once and for all.