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Hidden Cafe in San Juan: Flossom Kitchen + Cafe

You can say that Sunday is my favorite day. It is usually the day when my boyfriend and I meet and try out new restaurants. Since the quarantine allows going out with some curfew, we find ourselves dining out early in the morning. That is why we are so into breakfast dates lately. (if you are from Metro Manila, let me know if you have any breakfast places recommendations down in the comments.)

Today, we finally tried this Instagram-worthy café in San Juan City: Flossom Kitchen + Café.

We were the first customers to arrive at the opening of the place. There were some safety measures implemented like taking of temperature, stepping on the foot bath, and filling out a health checklist. For extra caution against the COVID-19 virus, they also placed alcohol on every table.

The place is small but magnificently decorated with floral accents, lights, and grey walls. If you’re into Instagram, you’ll surely like this place.

And now for the best part: FOOD!

We ordered Trash Can Nachos – which I heard is one of their best-sellers.

Trash Can Nachos

It looks satisfyingly trashy, it’s good!! The server poured melted cheese all over the colorful nachos which made the tasty experience unique. The nachos itself was really tasty and is complemented by a generous serving of melted cheese and beef toppings.

Norwegian Salad

For our salad, we got Norwegian Salad. I love the smoked salmon. It goes well with the salad.

Creamy Carbonara
Angus Salisbury Skillet

For our mains, we got Carbonara and Angus Salisbury Steak Skillet.

The Carbonara is generously served topped by a full and creamy sauce. Nothing too special except for the pouched egg on the top.

The Angus Salisbury Skillet became one of my favorite dishes. If you like beef and meaty dishes, this one is for you. I love the thick mushroom sauce that is served with the dish. I would eat it paired with a serving of rice, but my boyfriend favored veggies on the side since he is on a diet.

Tiramisu Pancake

Sadly, desserts were not yet available, so we ordered their Tiramisu Pancake. The pancakes are big and fluffy. I love the tiramisu flavor and cream on top. Perfectly paired with their coffee.

Overall, I recommend the Trash Can Nachos and Angus Salisbury Skillet. The other dishes are ok and all our orders are in big servings that made us full and happy! My visit here became one of the most lovely breakfast mornings, aside from Rustic Mornings. The food is great and the ambiance is pretty and chill.

We would love to come back – probably this coming Sunday.

Flossom Kitchen and Cafe is located at:

Flossom Place, 187 N. Averilla Street, Brgy. Sta. Lucia, Greater San Juan, San Juan City



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Breakfast at Rustic Mornings

I’ve been into breakfast dates a lot lately so I’m in the hunt for a breakfast place with a homey and relaxing ambiance. I stumbled upon Rustic Mornings by Isabelo Garden in Marikina. I read promising reviews about this place which entices me to pay a visit.

Entering the place, you are welcomed by the beautiful garden area. The tables are divided into different areas of the garden and each table has a “unique” feel to it. The dining proper are well divided, giving you and the other guests a more intimate feel with your certain someone. We opted to be seated in the garden area, but they also have an indoor room if you prefer air conditioning. I am also surprised by the different decorations around the garden area. Interestingly, the area is decorated with recycled materials such as seashells, seasoning containers, and wine bottles.

Rustic Mornings serve breakfast theme platters, Filipino, American and Italian breakfast. They are specially famous for their Filipino food items and their buttermilk pancakes.

Me and my boyfie ❤
Americano (P65)
Cafe Mocha (P85)
Beef Tapa (P290)
Sweet and salty beef tapa perfect with their rice and vinegar
Toast, Eggs, Sausage, and Hash brown (P300)
I like how golden brown the hash brown is.
All Veggie Omelette + Salad (350)
Blueberry Pancake (P240)
The omelette is cooked lightly perfect to sandwiched with the bun and butter
Pancake is ❤ really soft and has blueberries too inside
(their butter was really good too!)

Our food arrived after almost 20 minutes, but we didn’t feel like we waited for that long. The ambiance was relaxing and we were just chatting the whole time. That’s how I like the feel of this place. You won’t be anxious even though you waited to be served that long.

We bought some of their coffee grounds and pancake mix available in the cashier area. The only downside of the ground coffee according to my boyfriend is that the packaging is not resealable.

Overall, I’m really in love with this kind of place. Chill and cozy ambiance with a homey feeling. I recommend it if you’re looking for a unique breakfast place for your next date. 🙂

Rustic Mornings is located at #11 Isabelo Mendoza Street, San Roque, Marikina City.


Instagram: @rusticmornings

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