I first saw Almusal Cafe in a random scroll on Instagram. There was probably an ongoing promotion or a giveaway, I can’t remember exactly why I saw it on feed. What I wouldn’t forget is that I bookmarked that post and listed it down among the restaurants that I should visit soon.
After a few weeks and when a chance of meeting a friend in QC came upon, I suggested the place for lunch. We went on a weekday and I was glad we did. When we arrived, although it was lunch time, not all the tables were occupied. It was a hot day so we chose the seats inside. The staff were accommodating and they would really pay attention to the customers’ needs.
Almusal Cafe has a cozy and homey vibe both interiors and its exteriors, but for me, the best highlight was the brunch cafe’s aesthetic al fresco dining area. Because the pandemic would require guidelines that dining must only be outdoors only, this cafe is a great option for those who would like to enjoy their meals fresh from the kitchen.
The menu has various Filipino all-day breakfast favorites in it (that’s probably why its name is Almusal or breakfast in Tagalog), but they are reimagined and went a notch higher. Prices range from P250-570. They’ve got Longganisa Patties, Beef Belly Tapa, Pork Belly Tocino, Arroz Ala Cubana, and Bangus Belly ala Pobre, to name a few. For those who are looking for lunch and dinner meals, they have a separate list. My friend ordered Tocino and I had Arroz Ala Cubana. The dishes were pretty good and tasty. It was even more appetizing because we arrived famished.
We finished the meal with a slice of Ube Frozen Brazo Cake which was so good! We also had coffee (because it’s always a must) and it’s my least favorite among all. Maybe, I’ll give their other drinks a try next time.
Overall, I loved the highlights of this cafe. It’s for brunch dates, business meetings over breakfast, or special occasions like anniversaries or birthdays. It’s ideal for families or customers with pets. I think it’s also a nice spot for working people especially because they have coffee and power outlets. They also have vegan options, which makes the menu even more impressive. If ever there’s a chance to drop by again, I’ll definitely go back and try the other dishes.
The Pop Up, 273 Katipunan Ave, Quezon City, 1108 Metro Manila
Open from Mon – Thurs, 9am – 4pm and Fri – Sun, 9am – 9pm