I've always been a fan of beautifully designed dining places; those that give diners a feeling of wanting to linger for long, relaxing conversations instead of doing the 'eat and run' thing. I am happy to discover another restaurant to add to my "favorite list".
Rustic Mornings by Isabelo is a garden-cafe that serves all-day breakfast (turns into Isabelo Garden for intimate dinners at night). It's actually a house with a beautiful garden turned into a homey garden cafe. Ha, a transformation that seemed so effortless and natural.
Enjoy breakfast while your eyes feast on handmade decors, colored bottles and jars, and tables made of old wood and rustic irons covered in dainty linen. It's amazing!
Indoor dining is also available; the place equally stunning as the garden with old paintings and ceramic whatnots displayed all over.
They serve usual Pinoy breakfast fares like beef tapa, tocino, longganisa, daing na bangus and corned beef and the likes. The best seller is their tocino which I agree to be delicious aside from generously portioned (just order extra rice!!!)
Their corned beef is not from the can, anyone can tell. You can request your eggs to be cooked any way you like. Mine are always sunny side up with special instructions to go over easy.
|Corned Beef Php215|
The Three Mushroom Omelette with Ciabatta Bread can deceive you to be light, but the huge serving could overwhelm the not-so heavy eaters. We love the accompanying herbed butter and fruit jam!
|Three Mushroom Omelette Php240|
I will definitely go back to try their lunch dishes and their sandwiches.
Rustic Mornings by Isabelo
#11 Isabelo Mendoza Street,
San Roque, Marikina City
Walk in from 8am-4pm
Note: So as not to get lost, use the Marikina Shoe Museum as landmark. There is a huge sign at the entrance of Isabelo Mendoza street; careful when turning right as the street is quite narrow. I think only one vehicle can pass at a time.