Merienda at Early Bird Breakfast Club

A few months ago Rochelle and I went to lodge our application for our visa to New Zealand and it was too late for her to go back to the office to get her car so we both went to pick up her son from school. As an apology for being late plus we were all hungry we went to Early Bird Breakfast Club to have merienda. 

I’ve read some negative reviews about Early Bird but I really enjoyed my first meal there that’s why I was eager to go back and try new dishes. I guess it’s either timing or what you order that makes a difference. The first two dishes I’ve already tried before and you can read  my review here

Early Bird breakfast tart P285
Early Bird breakfast tart P285
viva longganisa P345
viva longganisa P345


Rochelle ordered the croque monsieur which I hoped was better than Wildflour’s version which I wasn’t too happy with.

Early Bird croque monsieur P425
Early Bird croque monsieur P425


There was plenty of delicious cheesy mornay sauce but the bread was way too thick and it overwhelmed the measly filling. It was really unfortunate because the sauce was really good and the sandwich would have been excellent with a thinner cut of bread. 

Early Bird croque monsieur

Just look at the super thin slice of ham. 

croque monsieur

I ordered the dish that I really wanted to order on my first visit. The dish that I felt guilty ordering because of the rice. Well I’m well past that guilt and I was the happiest that day. The chorizo and mushroom risotto has to be the best dish on their menu. The rice was cooked just the way I liked it. Not too al dente yet not mushy soft. The saltiness from the Parmigiano Reggiano cut the creaminess of the risotto which was studded with onions, fresh mushroom and lots and lots of sliced smokey chorizo. 

chorizo & mushroom risotto P465
chorizo & mushroom risotto P465


I’ve never seen so much chorizo in a dish. The ratio of rice to chorizo must have been 50:50!!!  Rochelle and I loved it so much we abandoned her croque monsieur and finished the risotto until the plate was shining white. You MUST order this!! Even if you’ve had a bad experience with this restaurant you have to go back and try this risotto. Rochelle and I are planning to go back just for risotto and coffee soon.

chorizo & mushroom risotto

ginger peach lemonade P125
ginger peach lemonade P125
Nutella hot chocolate P145
Nutella hot chocolate P145


The croque monsiuer was nicely packed in a plastic container with cutlery tucked under a cardboard handle.

Early Bird take out

 I was so full with my merienda (snack) that I skipped dinner and just reminisced about the risotto. 

Early Bird Breakfast Club menu, back page 

Early Bird Breakfast Club
Unit C, Ground Floor, Fort Pointe 2 Bldg.,
The Fort Complex, 28th Street, Bonifacio Global City, 1634 Taguig
Phone (02) 470 8847

Operating Hours:
Sunday – Thursday, 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Friday – Saturday, 24 Hours

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