We always pass by this restaurant in White Plains whenever we go to our favorite spa, The Body Spa and Waxing Lounge (ahem), and never really gave it much thought until a week ago.
We always have a great time when we drop by the Salcedo Saturday Market, and this weekend was no exception.
For this review, we’re covering a controversial burger joint and a popular ramen house.
Hatch 22 Cafe & Bakery has beautiful interiors, which paired well with what I think is a brilliant concept: a trendy, upscale breakfast restaurant that serves freshly-made bread, single origin coffee, handcrafted cocktails, and delicious comfort food. I thought, “like Wildflour, except more hip”. Too bad then that the experience we had fell short of the expectations I had in my head.
We were supposed to have brunch, but it was a Saturday, and who wakes up early on a Saturday? (No one, that’s who.) So it was a little past noon when we found ourselves looking for Rustic Mornings by Isabelo in Marikina.
Here’s the deal. Rustic Mornings is not easy to find. It’s in the middle of a convoluted subdivision filled with one-way streets and small alleys. Getting there requires some knowledge of the area, but there’s a reason why, notwithstanding all of this, the restaurant is still so popular: the place is charming, and the food is fantastic. Continue reading