DESAYUNO by Barcino: A Spanish Late Breakfast in Manila!

https://flic.kr/p/Qi64Pe DESAYUNO is Barcino’s tribute to the Spanish breakfast tradition in Manila featuring classic Spanish breakfast favorites and introducing Spanish-inspired Filipino breakfast creations. It’s a popular breakfast in the Barcino Santolan branch, recently introduced in Barcino Uptown Parade—a great place to have a morning meeting in the BGC/Uptown Bonifacio Area where you can enjoy cava for breakfast. 🙂 Eating late breakfasts, which is quite the norm in Spain, is becoming popular in Manila as well because of the intermittent fasting trend. We had a brunch-out with the boys, and here are some tips on how to organize your own awesome Desayuno experience… First Things First https://flic.kr/p/23pz6Z4 It’s located along 9th Avenue just outside Uptown Mall along the breakfast strip where Denny’s is located. DESAYUNO: A Spanish Breakfast Uptown Parade, 38th Street Corner 9th Avenue, Uptown Bonifacio, Taguig City Daily at Barcino Uptown Parade 7.00 am to 1.00 pm Telephone: +632 829-4855 Facebook: @BarcinoWine Instagram: @BarcinoWine For reservations, contact +63 917 705 4332 Desayuno is also available at Barcino Santolan Town Plaza. For reservations, contact+632 532-6225 or +63 977 097-6784. https://flic.kr/p/2cCfjLr Desayuno Ala Carte Menu: Un Comienzo Fresco, Huevos, Desayuno Classic Filipino, Desayuno Classico Espanol, El Lado Dulce  | Panaderia, Bebidas I love the high ceiling, white table cloth and wine bar ambiance ideal for breakfast meetings or lazy brunches with friends. https://flic.kr/p/2cV51WW Cava (₱300/glass). Yes, why not have Cava for breakfast to start your day just like in Spain? 🙂 https://flic.kr/p/2cXrCPU Jugos (₱165/glass). Freshly squeezed seasonal fruit juice.  The boys got a healthy dose of freshly squeezed orange carrot or cucumber apple juice.   Panaderia https://flic.kr/p/2e25n5V The meal starts with complimentary specialty breads of ciabbatta, chocolate croissant, walnut bread, sultana cinnamon, butter croissant, pineapple turnover, whole meal or butter croissant. https://flic.kr/p/2e2Ptap Cesta Variada de Bolleria (₱320). 6 different kinds of baked bread and pastry. You can order an extra serving of assorted bread while you wait for your main breakfast.   Un Comienzo Fresco https://flic.kr/p/QfMzuz Muesli con Frutas Frescas (₱360). Assorted Fruit Bowl served with house-made Cultured Milk, Chia Seeds, Granola and Dried Berries. You can have a healthy power breakfast of fresh fruits and muesli to start your day right. A bit too healthy for our taste.   Huevos https://flic.kr/p/2cVQFMo Tortilla de Patatas (₱340). Spanish Omelette with Potatoes and Onions. This is the traditional breakfast of omelette with potato chunks plus bread with garlic and tomato. Not as good as the ones in Spain, but OK na for Manila. https://flic.kr/p/2cD26s2 Huevos Revueltos (₱350). Scrambled Egg served on Toast with a side of Roasted Potatoes and Tomatoes. You can also have your eggs served on toast with roasted potatoes and tomatoes on the side. But I prefer my eggs without bread like this… Barcino Desayuno-40.jpg Torta Espanola (₱450). Chorizo, Potatoes, Green Bell Pepper, Onions served with our Signature Spanish Bread. Loved this omelette with bits of chorizo and potato. Light but tasty.   Pancake https://flic.kr/p/2cV5h5m The boys would call out first dibs on each of the plates. https://flic.kr/p/23pAp5e

★ Desayuno Pancake  (₱450). Fluffy Pancakes with Whipped Strawberry Butter, Maple Syrup and Lemon Curd.

The pancakes were so light, fluffy and tasty that we ended up fighting over each slice.   Desayuno Classico Filipino What makes Desayuno stand-out is its selection of Spanish-inspired Filipino dishes. https://flic.kr/p/2cVQADC

★ Salpicao Y Huevo (₱450). Sirloin Beef with Sunny-side up Fried Eggs and Garlic Rice Pilaf with Pickled Papaya.

This is beef marinated as salpicao but served as tapsilog with garlic rice. 🙂 So good! https://flic.kr/p/2cD2bvD

★ Desayunno Arroz Caldo  (₱480). Porridge with Chicken, Ginger, Onion Cracklings, Saffron and Roasted Chicken Inasal.

This, served with saffron flavor, lots of garlic and a separate serving of chicken inasal, is the best in the Desayuno menu. https://flic.kr/p/Qgwcmk The boys ordered extra garlic rice to enjoy the salpicao and inasal. https://flic.kr/p/2dXcJKj Champurrado  (₱380). Puffed Rice and Venezuelan Chocolate Porridge, Dulce de Leche, Bacalao Flakes and Milk. This is a good attempt but the bacalao, Venezuelan chocolate and puffed rice combination was just OK.   El Lado Dulce https://flic.kr/p/RTNXqC Churros (₱250). Deep-fried Dough with Chocolate Dip. For dessert, we really wanted churros but this was a bit crunchy and hard. We prefer our churros crunchy on the outside but a bit chewy on the inside. https://flic.kr/p/RTNUK7 Cinnamon Tostadas (₱370). Cinnamon Toast topped with Strawberry Caramel and Fresh Cheese Curds. I liked the idea of toasted cinnamon bread, but the boys did not like the strawberry sauce. Maybe they can just serve this on the side as an option.   Final Thoughts https://flic.kr/p/2dYQXL9 Overall, the boys loved the Desayunno Arroz Caldo, Salpicao y Huevo and the Desayuno Pancake. I like the idea of enjoying cava for breakfast with my omelette. It’s also good to have healthy choices of muesli and fresh juices. Budget about ₱600/head. Try it out on your next breakfast meeting or brunch out with friends. https://flic.kr/p/2cCgbhR Desayuno is a great innovative brunch concept from Barcino. Don’t let the Uptown Parade location deter you from trying it out. Congratulations to Barcino for this breakfast innovation that’s open as late as 1.00 pm. DESAYUNO: A Spanish Breakfast Uptown Parade, 38th Street Corner 9th Avenue, Uptown Bonifacio, Taguig City Daily at Barcino Uptown Parade 7.00 am to 1.00 pm Telephone: +632 829-4855 Facebook: @BarcinoWine Instagram: @BarcinoWine For reservations, contact +63 917 705 4332 Desayuno is also available at Barcino Santolan Town Plaza. For reservations, contact+632 532-6225 or +63 977 097-6784.   Live an Awesome Life, Anton Founder, www.OurAwesomePlanet.com  Disclosure: Our Desayuno taste test was courtesy of Barcino.  I wrote this article with my biases, opinions and insights. We love to try and share here the awesome ones to try, including the ones that can be improved. If we don’t like it, we don’t blog about it.  P.S. Here’s a closer look at the available products in the deli. https://flic.kr/p/QfLP2B Pin it! If you like this post and you have a Pinterest Account, hope you can share this or pin this for later. 

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