As you might have noticed, eat-all-you-can deals are so hot right now. Restaurants that serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a buffet setting are everywhere, and here goes Raintree Restaurants’ M Café’s Sunday Boutique Brunch, a fine go-to option for those who like to sleep in a little bit more on a Sunday morning. Shout out to weary night owls! 🙂 Finally, you can get a taste of a dreamy breakfast and lunch combination that the whole family can enjoy.

Per my last visit, Museum Café in Greenbelt 4, Makati City still adapts an intimate interior, calm atmosphere, and good service. It’s a sleek and contemporary venue with a spacious design and live music adding to the dining experience, of which the crowning jewel is the food. Filipino, Continental, and Asian fare in the buffet are available from 10:00am to 2:30pm. Let’s get into it! 😀

Review of M Café’s Sunday Boutique Brunch Buffet (Greenbelt 4, Makati City)

Food: ★★★★★

While the brunch buffet items are not exactly numerous as those of Vikings, M Café’s Sunday Boutique Brunch has something for everyone on the table, echoing “quality over quantity.” Included in the meal are appetizers, a main course, and desserts.

Appetizers

The appetizers section incorporate the Charcuterie, the Cheeseboard, the Raw Bar, the Salad Bar, the Bread Selection, the Omelette Station, and the Baked Items.

With the different bright tastes and interesting mouth-feels of cheese (coconut cheese, gorgonzola, brie bridel, Parmesan, cilantro crusted cream cheese, fried garlic crusted cream cheese, and black peppercorn crusted cream cheese), I instantly became a convert. 🙂

The rich and earthy flavors were incredible, and I was especially hooked with the depth of the cream cheeses’ creaminess. They must be quite aged as the decreased level of lactic acidity was apparent. The coconut cheese wasn’t bad either. It didn’t have that familiar saltiness of cheese, but it was a fine and unique type in its simplest form.

The spiced tang of gourmet cured meats from the Charcuterie also packed a certain amount of wow factor. In each bite, the Jamon Serrano, Chorizo Iberico, Salchicon Extra, and Norweigan Smoked Salmon offered dueling textures—great to be eaten with bread. You won’t go wrong with anything from rye, sourdough, multi-grain, and focaccia.

Aklan oysters, prawns, and New Zealand mussels from the Raw Bar were so fresh you could almost swear they were still swimming an hour prior arriving on your plate. Don’t forget to spritz lemons to add a zing before sending the little critters into your stomach.

Main Course

Main courses are prepared at the back in the kitchen, and one person can choose an entree following the a-la-carte style. I ordered the Grilled Chicken Tandoori (see below) to satisfy my craving for some Indian spice blend. As I’d hoped, the supremely tender and succulent chicken had a mixture of both smoked and hot paprika, giving a delicious and mildly spicy boost that was too intriguing to pass up. The garlic yogurt on the side made a great stand-in.

U.S. Beef Belly Garlic Tapa – served with white rice, eggs, cherry tomato salsa and salted egg

M Benedict – poached egg, hollandaise arugula, grilled cherry, jamon excellente

Grilled Bone-in Pork Chop – topped with cinnamon apple, apricot compote, served with spiced pumpkin puree, harocts verts and organic carrots

Beer Battered Fish and Chips – coleslaw, tartar sauce, mignonette, cocktail sauce

Roasted Seafood Linguine – cilantro pesto, grilled seafood, fresh lemon

Char-grilled U.S. Beef Burger – wild rocket, Swiss emmental, tomato jam

Desserts

Desserts consist of assorted pastries and cakes, fresh cut fruits and cereals. Among all, the Oreo Cheesecake and Green Tea Panna Cotta deserved most praise for me. Crumbly bits of chocolate added more texture to the otherwise boring cheesecake. Then again, it could have been better if the Oreo pieces were not limited to the top layer but were interspersed throughout. On the other hand, the lure of green tea has always been fascinating. This luxurious treat was ultra soft and smooth, with a minimal trace of bitterness.

Price for Value: ★★★★☆

By the end of our meal, I was too full to take another bite, so I spent the rest of our time chatting with friends and admiring the view feeling relaxed—a stunning end to a brunch that can only be described as exquisite. Price per adult is PhP 988+, while kids (12 years old and below) are charged PhP 550+ each. (Additional PhP 495 for all-you-can bubbly)

Yeah, it’s not exactly cheap but it will be cool to live a little once in a while. When that time comes, know that the best way to a successful meal at Kabila / M Café’s Sunday Boutique Brunch Buffet is to come with a relatively large crew and order damn near everything on the menu for your main courses. 😛

Ayala Museum Complex, Makati Avenue, corner Dela Rosa St., Makati City, Philippines
For inquiries, contact +632-757-3000, +632-757-6000, +632-391-4197
Date Published: 08/03/2015
9 / 10 stars

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38 Responses

  1. Joanne T Ferguson

    What an awesome Sunday brunch buffet review! I wish I was there with you! Great food photos and think I too would have been a fan the cheeseboard! The desserts also did please and one always needs to save room for dessert, eh?

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yes, you must save room for the sweet treats. 🙂 Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. That is why it’s wise to enjoy breakfast (or brunch) especially in a delicious hub as this.

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  2. Marjorie

    I always pass by Musem Cafe and have always been curious. I didn’t know they have a buffet. I will keep this place on my list. Their food selection looks appetizing enough for me, especially that Beer Battered Fish and Chips.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yeah me too. I just discovered that they also serve brunch buffet during Sundays. 🙂 The rate is quite pricey but it works because it’s considered a nicer high end brunch. Try it one of these days.

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  3. LaShawn

    Ok, every last thing looks DELICIOUS! Especially the raw bar, the roasted seafood linguine and the M Benedict! And the deserts look fabulous! Your photos are awesome and it’s making me deliriously hungry this morning! LOL

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Thanks, Lashawn! I’m a happy camper if I remember at least one dish from a restaurant. That to me is the golden standard of how good a restaurant is. This Sunday Brunch Boutique made me remember a few things: delicious smoked salmon, cheeseboard, and the green tea panna cotta, for the most part. 🙂

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  4. Kita

    I think I am going to go ahead and skip on to the desserts lol. I love all you can eat places and I don’t mind paying the money but can you really go back for seconds. I will eat almost everything except those beets nope can’t do it

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Thanks! This cafe has everything you can think of for a great Sunday brunch. I recommend stuffing yourself to the brim and then eating some more! 😀

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Makati’s dining scene is competitive and there’s a lot of local hotspots for great brunch items. This place has won over many loyal diners. In terms of food and vibe, M Cafe represents one of the top spots as it achieves high marks in general. 🙂

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  5. Nancy (@spiffykerms)

    I got a little excited when I quickly read your blog post title and saw MCafe – totally thought it was McCafe from McDonalds. Haha! Can you tell I am addicted to that place?

    The spot you visited was much prettier, and had way healthier options of course. Those cheeses looked SO good, I want to just dig into them with a cracker.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Haha yeah, I’m familiar with McDonald’s Cafe (or McCafe for short) so definitely that rang a bell, too. Well, this place is pricier but you’ll be much pleased with the savory food. Pick your poison and just enjoy. 😉

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  6. Ourfamilyworld

    This cafe looks so cozy and from your review, I know you had a wonderful time there. All the food looks delicious. I love cheese and I’m sure I will be a great fan of the cheeseboard, too. The coconut cheese sounds interesting. I would love to try it.

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  7. Sarah

    Brunch is by far my favorite meal! I’ll probably never get to go here but wow everything looks so good. I’m really loving the beef burger, I could go for that right about now.

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  8. mr_jeng

    DUDE!!!I epicly enjoyed this brunch buffet!! I mean diba?? saraap and sooo much fun ..The OREO CHEESECAKE and THE PANA COTTA waaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!! See you soon dear..

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Oo grabe. I was thinking about going back while writing this post. 🙂 The clear display of godly treats was absolutely mouth watering. Cheese as diverse as the rainbow! OMG, seafood galore din. My senses were absolutely overwhelmed.

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  9. Laura MyNewestAddiction

    Oh man. If I wasn’t hungry before then I am now. Everything looks super delicious! It doesn’t help that brunch is probably my favorite time to eat. I guess I need to get myself over to M Cafe pronto!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Haha I rarely take brunch because I wake up very early in the morning. Suffice to say, I’ll have to plan out a brunch meal for dinner in our next dine-out at M Cafe. 🙂

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  10. Tammileetips

    This restaurant sounds like an amazing restaurant to get to for Sunday brunch. I love the live entertainment in the restaurant. All of the food looks amazing and delicious this would be an amazing food for a brunch.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yup, M Cafe is just a whole bucket full of goodness. The atmosphere is of comfort and effortless relaxation while chowing down on their expansive brunch selection. You must come here soon! 🙂

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  11. Carin Kilby Clark

    Wow all of that food looks so delicious! I have a brunch coming up this weekend and now I absolutely cannot wait. I love all-you-can-eat places but then feel like I’ve wasted it since I rarely make it past the second plate. Haha

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      The key is pacing. 🙂 I don’t have a large space in my stomach to finish an entire plate either, so I just get a little bit of everything that looks enticing.

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  12. Rally L.C.

    I am a foodie – I like to enjoy a nice ambiance and a good food whenever I go. I always go to places where they have a great variety of dishes that you can order without having the time pressure. This restaurant seems like a great place, I am so jealous of you. I would love to try some Grilled Bone-in Pork Chop and some Green Tea Panna Cotta dessert.

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  13. Franc Ramon

    I am more familiar with M Cafe as a party place but it’s nice to see that they have a buffet brunch offering that goes perfect with gbelts garden and pond view.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      I guess the night ambiance is more of the party vibe. One time I passed by M Cafe and saw that they have a lot of guests enjoying drinks and the music at dinnertime on a weekday.

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  14. Bluedreamer27

    wow appetizers pa lang panalo na.. pero for me, i woundn’t mind skipping yung appetizers and main course.. diretso ako agad sa dessert LOL… yung oreo cheesecake oh ♥♥♥
    thanks for another great post ^_^ nagutom tuloy ako hehe

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Haha you’re such a dessert fan? 😛 Thanks and you’re welcome, Milton! Here you get what you pay for, so better take all you can and all you want. Come and see it for yourself. 😉

      Reply

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