I rarely have breakfasts that make me jump and reach for my laptop and blog about it. I usually do not eat out somewhere special for breakfast but today was different. My sister, her boyfriend, and I were initially wanted to have a buffet breakfast at Viking’s but we ended up in The Fort since SM Mall of Asia’s too far. We thought of having breakfast in Mercato Centrale but GRAMS Diner caught our attention.
GRAMS Diner serves good old American food at very reasonable prices. Their branch in Bonifacio Global City opened just this January 23, 2012 but they do have another branch at the Rockwell Center, Makati that has been alive and kicking for quite some time.
Before I dive into the delicious bits, let me say a few things about GRAMS. For one, the ambiance of the restaurant’s great. It has some cool vibe into it that made me enjoy our breakfast more. Another thing is that the service there is absolutely wonderful. The staff is great, one even approached us and asked if we’d like to have our photo taken (I guess he noticed that I was snapping up a lot of pics).
Moving on, it was difficult for me to choose what to have since everything on their menu looks really yummy. Speaking of which, I’d like to commend their menu — it was very creative of them to make it look like a magazine.
Their offerings have weird names, good thing they were generous with the descriptions. I ordered Corned Beef Has No Corn, which is corned beef served with two fried eggs and toast. The waiter asked if I wanted to have garlic fried rice with it instead of toast. I was extra hungry that day so I said yes. I chose GRAMS Always Full Home Brew for my beverage since I love having coffee in the morning.
I dare say that the breakfast I had in GRAMS was one of the best breakfasts I had in the past few months. Their corned beef was perfect, I have no other words for it but that. I felt sad when I realized that I’ve already ate everything on my plate. The two fried eggs might be too much for some but I didn’t care — I was having a great breakfast. As for their brewed coffee, I am not sure if I’m just used to vending machine (or overly commercialized) coffee but I found it wonderful, soothing even. The flavor was strong and rich, just the way I like it. Best thing about it? It was refillable, hooray! One of the waitresses was on standby for cups that need to be refilled. I had three cups of it. I guess it’s pretty much obvious that I was perked up the entire day.
My sister ordered Riddles from the Griddle, which consists of pancakes, strips of bacon, and scrambled egg. Everything on her plate looked yummy. I was able to try the pancake and it was good. It was not the best though. She paired her meal with a cup of hot chocolate.
As I’ve mentioned earlier, the prices of the food in GRAMS Diner are pretty reasonable. Spending around 300 PhP for a delicious breakfast on a nice Sunday morning with the people you love isn’t bad at all.
The overall experience we had in GRAMS was great. The food was delicious, the place was nice, and the service was fantastic. We’d surely come back to GRAMS Diner!