If you’re like me who loves to eat breakfast food anytime of the day, you’ll find why Brinner would be an easy go-to place.
What started out as a small stall in Manila quickly became the go-to food place by students and young professionals alike. Brinner can house around 20 to 25 persons and the demand is quickly escalating because of the quality and affordability of food.
A dainty restaurant, Brinner which stands for Breakfast for Dinner, offers customers favorite breakfast dishes at prices which cater mostly to students.
You won’t miss Brinner as it stands out with its outside décor. Classic and elegant white blossoms surround its elegant doors and windows, inviting you to something special inside.
Partners Rome and Nel designed the whole place. Yes, they do it all on their own. Starting from the intricate origami cranes hanging above its ceilings to the unique test tube flower holders affixed on the walls.
Rome one of the owners, is a pastry chef while his partner Nel, has an extensive experience in the hotel, and housekeeping industry. What is more amazing is how both can showcase their talents in designing and at the same time having a budget on the stuff they used. Though it is not recognizable, almost everything in Brinner is budgeted. Hard to believe, most of it are from thrift shops if not, recycled; from their self-made menus, the chairs and table, and the overall décor.
“We change the look of the place every month with its own unique theme.” This is to give their customers something to look forward to every month.
Rome believes that affordability should never compromise the food’s quality and taste. And that’s why the restaurant strives to give people even more than what they pay for. “Kasi ako, pag ako kumakain, pinipili ko yung lugar kung saan masarap at kung saan ako makakasulit.” That is Brinner’s secret as to why people keep lining up outside the restaurant, waiting for their turn to be seated.
We had the privilege to try out Brinner’s best-sellers. Brinner offers a “create your own breakfast” menu where you can personalize the viands you want paired with your rice or if you opt to have eggs or not on the side. But Rome suggests to customers to choose from their all-day breakfast meals inclusive of 2 any-style farm fresh eggs, garlic rice, pesto salsa, and a glass of house blend iced tea all for only Php 95.
We got to try Brinner’s Daing na Bangus and for Php 95, we couldn’t believe it would taste as if it were worth 200 plus from other restaurant chains. The fish is flavorful and goes really well with Rome’s original pesto salsa recipe.
Daing na Bangus
I love SPAM. So that is enough reason for me to love this dish. The two thick slices of SPAM are cooked perfectly and greatly satisfies the tummy.
SPAM (2 pieces)
The Pork Tapa was one of my favorites. It is savory even if the meat was not beef. The meat was also tender and tasted garlicky and buttery at the same time.
Brinner’s Pork Belly has soft tender meat locked with delightful flavors that’s completely hard to resist.
The bacon has a really heart-warming taste that reminds me of breakfast at home. What makes it more enjoyable is Brinner’s generous offering of it!
Brinner is also well-known for their waffles. First, because of the taste and exciting flavors; Second, because it only sells for Php 110 each. Rome tells us that they originally wanted to serve pancakes instead of the waffles but since they wanted to make use of their waffle maker, they use pancake mixtures and create waffles with it. This is the reason why Brinner’s waffles have a very soft texture instead of the normal crisp, toasted waffles.
We got to try a special flavor of their waffles which is the Red Velvet. 4 pieces Red Velvet waffles served with whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and red candy sprinkles, these waffles are very sinful and are a decadent treat.
Red Velvet Waffles Php 110
4 pieces Buttermilk Waffles served with special strawberry compote, whipped cream, and chocolate syrup. Rome is proud that Brinner makes their own compotes together with their waffles that are soft and fluffy.
Strawberry and Cream Waffles Php 110
Rome always wants something new and exciting when it comes to creating new flavors for their waffles. And this one is no exception. The Dark Chocolate Black Waffles sprinkled with almond and gold sprinkles make it hard to devour because it’s so pretty!
Dark Chocolate Black Waffles Php 110
One of their best-sellers, the banana nutella is a favorite among students because it’s NUTELLA! Paired with chocolate syrup, this breakfast treat will satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth!
Banana Nutella Waffles Php 110
Another of their bestsellers and also Rome’s favorite is the Peach Mango Waffles. It tastes very creamy and with the sweet peach slices, it makes for a wonderful breakfast.
Peach Mango Waffles Php 110
All in all, I only have good things to say about Brinner; all because they put up a restaurant that is really sincere in putting their customers first.
Brinner is located at 1676 PIY Margal cor. M. Dela Fuente St., Manila, Sampaloc. It is open every Mondays to Fridays from 11 a.m. to 12 m.n. and every Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Follow their social media channels as seen below.