Food shorts: Coffee, sandwiches, breakfast sets


Posted at Feb 18 2016 12:13 AM

MANILA -- Here are some of the food deals that you can try with your friends and office mates.

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1. Breakfast at Café Pronto

Good news for early risers: Café Pronto of Marco Polo Ortigas Manila now serves French breakfast, consisting of a croissant sandwich with scrambled eggs from 7-10:30 a.m.

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Croissant sandwich and freshly brewed coffee. Photo Handout.

This breakfast combo is served with yogurt, muesli, and fruit salad, as well as a cup of coffee or tea. You can also complement your meal with add-ons, such as crispy bacon, smoked salmon, and ham.

Marco Polo Ortigas Manila’s Café Pronto is open daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Their display items, such as breads, sandwiches, and pastries are on 30% off from 7:30-9 PM.

Visit to know more about the food products available at Café Pronto. You may pre-order delicacies by calling (02) 720 7777 local 6614.


Costa Coffee now serves sandwiches, sweets

UK-based cafe Costa Coffee now offers an array of sandwiches, pastries and salads that you can enjoy with its signature handcrafted beverages.

The BBQ Pulled Pork sandwich is made of moist and flavorful pulled pork marinated in hickory barbecue sauce with cheddar cheese and mayo on a Parmesan soft roll. This is recommended to be enjoyed with cappuccino.

The Beef Pastrami with Gherkins sandwich, which contains smoked slices beef pastrami layered with pickled cucumber and cheddar cheese, is recommended with Costa Coffee’s specialty Flat White coffee.

The Grilled Chicken and Prosciutto Ham, which contains grilled chicken saltimbocca, smoked prosciutto ham, and roasted red bell pepper, is perfect with a cup of hot and steamy café latte.

The cafe also offers desserts, such as S’mores, Banana Chocolate brownie, and Peanut Butter Brownie Swirl, which also go well with the coffee of your choice.

Aside from coffee, the shop also offers fresh Lemonade and Peach Tea, which go well with a plate of Pesto Pasta Salad with Grilled Chicken.

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Breakfast set with Americano coffee. Photo Handout.

You may also try its British-inspired all-day breakfast sets for a London-style coffee experience. Choose from New Ham, Egg & Cheese English Muffin Set, New Bacon, Egg & Cheese English Muffin Set, Fresh Baked Croissant Set, and Muffin Set with a choice between blueberry muffin and banana caramel. All sets are served with a primo size Americano.

Costa Coffee is located at Citywalk 1, Eastwood City; Robinsons Place Manila; One World Place Bldg, Bonifacio Global City, Tera Tower Bridgetowne in C-5; and Robinsons Place Antipolo.


TGIFriday's bartender to represent PH in Texas

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Rizza Umlas of TGIFridays Glorietta. Photo Handout.

Bartender Rizza Umlas of TGIFriday's Glorietta makes history as the first female winner of the Asia-Pacific Region Bartending Championship.

She is now gearing up for the TGIFriday's World Bartending Championship in Texas. The compulsory round will be held on March 1, while the freestyle event will be on March 3.

To prepare for the big event, Umlas is currently refining her personal flairing techniques and signature moves.

"If I will be able to perform all these perfectly, I am confident that we will bring home the bartending crown," she said.

The World Bartender championship is an annual event that showcases heritage, knowledge, expertise and innovation in the beverage industry.

TGIFriday's Philippines has already produced top bartenders who won awards abroad. These include Matthew “Kryptonite” Burgos and Eric “El Terrible” Martinez, who was named 2007 first runner-up and 2006 champion respectively, at the TGIFriday’s World Bartender Championship in Las Vegas.