Last December 10, my parents celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. So being the eldest and the only one working (all three of my siblings are still in college), I decided to treat the whole family to a simple dinner. Originally, I wanted to treat them somewhere in Bonifacio Global City so that it would be more convenient for me—I’d just head on over to the restaurant right after work. But my mom requested to have it somewhere near our house so that they don’t have to travel too far.
I began searching for restaurants in the area that both my parents haven’t tried yet, and remembered π Breakfast and Pies. I’ve read so many great reviews about the place and wanted to try it myself. All I knew about π Breakfast and Pies was that it was owned by the same makers of Pino. Without thinking twice, I called the restaurant and made a reservation.
It’s a small and simple place, located right beside Pino along Malingap Street (near Maginhawa). What attracted me to Breakfast and Pies even more is that I’m a big, big fan of breakfast food—that I jump at the sight of it at home whenever it’s served for dinner.
My brother and I ordered the Eggs Benny (Php 275), while the Cupcake, my dad and my sister had the Kitayama Wagyu Beef Sirloin Tapa (Php 225). My mom wanted something light so she got Chicken and Waffles (Php 145) and my other brother tried the Beef Belly Corned Beef (Php 225), which instantly became my favorite.
Kitayama Wagyu Beef Sirloin Tapa
Beef Belly Corned Beef
The Eggs Benny and Kitayama Wagyu Beef Sirloin Tapa can be a little too spicy, but you can request the chef to remove the ingredients that make it spicy (like the kimchi in the tapa). My mistake was that I forgot to have the sriracha removed from my Eggs Benny, so I couldn’t finish the whole thing as my tongue couldn’t take any more. It was so good though, that I really tried to tolerate the spice.
However, the winning dish of the evening was the Beef Belly Corned Beef which was so soft and juicy. Just thinking about it makes me want to head back there again.
For dessert, we tried the Smores (Php 130) and the Candy Bar (Php 155) pies. Most of us liked the Smores more, primarily because of the marshmallow goodness.
Candy Bar Pie
Aside from breakfast food and pies, π Breakfast and Pies also sells a variety of homemade bread—available on the shelves in front of the cashier.
I can’t wait to go back and have my fill of Beef Belly Corned Beef!
π Breakfast and Pies
39 Malingap Street, Teachers Village, Quezon City