Being an introvert, I am happy to keep a small group of trusted friends who I can hang out with and dish on our pet peeves while enjoying good food. Our weekend meetup was several weeks in the making so we grabbed at the chance to come together when our schedules allowed it.
We decided to meet up for brunch at Sunnies Cafe at SM Megamall since it’s the location that’s easily accessible to most of us.
The cafe has a very posh vibe to it, with floor-to ceiling glass windows that lets diners look out into the bridgeway (and passersby to take in the IG-worthy decor of the resto).
My daughter, #ExhibitA, even tagged along to hang out with us #TitasOfManila (well, one of us is a Tito, hehehe!) as she claimed Sunnies Cafe as one of her favorite hangouts. She ordered a plate of Chicken and Pancakes (Php280) from the All-Day Breakfast Menu, which consist of country style fried chicken served with bacon and thyme pancakes, a sunny side up egg and some maple syrup, and a plate of Truffle Taters (Php190), which consist of large crisp potato cubes tossed with some parmesan and truffle oil.
I, on the other hand, opted to try something new: a Sunnies Risotto (Php370). A risotto dish made with grana padano cheese, bacon, an egg cooked sous vide, caramelized onions and homemade gravy, it turned out to be a bit too hearty for a breakfast meal. The caramelized onions also seemed too overpowering after a few bites. Fortunately, I got myself a cup of Hot Chocolate (Php140) to sip on; its rich chocolatey flavor is the dash of sweetness I needed as a break for the savory flavors of my meal.
My friends ordered Chicken and Pancakes similar to my daughter. One of them ordered Steak and Eggs (Php390) which we had to help her finish.
Sunnies Cafe is an excellent venue to meet up with friends for a leisurely meal. I would suggest ordering some of the lighter offerings like the Salmon Poke Quinoa (Php280) as the food may be too rich for most tastes.
That said, our group took full advantage of the laid-back atmosphere to chat up a storm and the cute interiors for our group photo opps.
This Sunnies Cafe branch is located at Second Floor, Bridgeway, SM Megamall, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City. For reservations, call +63 2 7181862 or +63 917 7025829.
Other branches are located at:
- B3, Bonifacio High Street, 9th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City (Tel: +63 2 9492251 or +63 917 7021158)
- Corte de Las Palmas, Alabang Town Center, Alabang, Muntinlupa City (Tel: +63 2 7776319)
- Ground Floor, UP Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
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