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)
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.
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 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 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. 😛