Moms say that breakfast is the important meal of the day. But for us busy bees, we'd be lucky to be munching on a cracker on our way out. I admit, I usually skip breakfast just to get from point A to point B on time. (I blame the intense traffic we have in Manila.) Don't get me wrong. I love breakfast. It's just that I love sleep more and couldn't find the energy to wake up an hour earlier just to cook my morning meal. Thankfully, there are days when my schedule's not as packed and I could enjoy a classic breakfast at a slow pace. And on lazy days, I'd head out for breakfast and one of the spots I've recently discovered is Ally's All-Day Breakfast.
Hello, Ally's All-Day Breakfast.
I've heard about its Maginhawa branch before and it made me curious after finding out that I could customize my pancakes.
However, my schedule was not very cooperative and I always end up moving my visit to another day. And finally, an opportunity to visit its Araneta branch came and I was giddy to make and name my own stack of pancakes.
Apparently, I could choose between pancake and waffle. As a person who likes things crunchy, I went with Waffle (PHP105). I spiced things up by making it chocolate-flavored waffle (+PHP20) and added Strawberries (+PHP40), Almonds (+PHP40) and Vanilla Ice Cream (+40) with Bacon (+70) and Eggs (+PHP40) on the side.
R, on the other hand, went with Classic Pancakes (PHP105) with Bananas (+PHP30), Blueberries (+PHP50), Vanilla Ice Cream (+PHP40) and Nutella (+PHP40).
After the impulsive bug calmed down and doing the math, I realized that our orders were quite pricey for a single serving of pancakes and waffles. My order costs PHP335 while R's cost PHP265. (And that bacon was too expensive considering its serving size.)
Taste-wise, it wasn't anything special. The waffles though had crunchy edges and the waffles were fluffy.
I guess it was just fun to be able to pick the ingredients you want on your pancake.
But I think I'll just stick with the classic combinations.
Would I go back? Not anytime soon.
Ally's All-Day Breakfast is located at Ground Floor, Manhattan Parkview, Cubao, Quezon City.