Let me tell you about the wonderful breakfast I had recently in a charming little restaurant called Rustic Mornings. I’ve seen photos of this restaurant on my friends’ FB feeds, uploaded by those who couldn’t get enough of their delicious food. Those photos were enticing! But the real deal sealer was when my former teacher, Fr. Rene Javellana, SJ, described to me in mouth-watering detail the pulled pork sandwich that he claimed was the best he’s ever tasted this side of the Metro. I needed no further convincing after that as Fr. Rene is well-known for his discerning palate.
So off to Marikina I went with The Hubby and my mother-in-law. And to our surprise, we were promptly charmed by this quaint little gem of a restaurant.
Tucked away in a tiny street in Marikina, Isabelo’s Rustic Mornings feels more like a home than a restaurant. It even looks like our own house!
All around, the owners have lovingly decorated the place with pieces that I assume are from their collection of mementos accumulated over the years.
Since we were having brunch, we ordered pancakes, coffee, Sausage Spaghetti, and of course, the famous BBQ Pulled Pork Crackling Sandwich.
//The coffee was great!
//The star of the show: the famous BBQ Pulled Pork Crackling Sandwich
//I loved the Sausage Spaghetti as well!
The day was getting a bit warm. So it was a pleasant surprise when our waiter brought us special on-the-house treats— ice cold glasses of black gulaman! How thoughtful!
//Black Gulaman– the perfect summer drink
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Hubby, who is usually picky when it comes to sandwiches, couldn’t stop raving about his Pulled Pork sandwich. As for me, I have to agree with Fr. Rene. It is indeed the best Pulled Pork this side of the Metro!
I know we barely scratched the surface. There’s just so much more to eat. So here’s to more rustic mornings ahead!
Rustic Mornings is open from Mondays-Sundays from 8am-4pm. Visit their website here.