I suggested Museum Café (M Café ) to our good friend Nil for his belated birthday celebration. The four of us met in the restaurant but hb and I arrived a bit late as I was not really feeling well that day. Obviously, I wasn't particularly enthused to eat. tsk... tsk... Anyway, we had the Brunch Buffet for Php 888.00 ++ a person.

the birthday celebrant

Place was fairly occupied when we got there. Diners were mainly locals but I noticed quite a number of foreigners also hanging out. We decided to dine alfresco, where tables and chairs are well arranged giving us some much needed privacy. Interiors are nicely done with hanging fiber glass balls and some Filipino contemporary art decor, which gives the place somewhat a classy look but in a casual atmosphere.

We were seated near the door at a large rectangle table, overlooking a landscaped garden with a bevy of slender trees and a gleaming fountain and pond. They had great live jazz music playing, which added to the mood and made the experience more delightful.

Soon we perused the buffet lines serving some breakfast and several varieties of traditional Asian lunch cuisine. From the minute we sat down, the waiter rushed, unfolded the napkin and placed it on our lap. Hmm, I'm never used to have this kind of pampering. :)

some of the foods that we tried
we had had the mango juice
(free one juice drink of your choice)

A little later, we asked for another table inside the air-conditioned glass-enclosed café as the harsh noonday sun glared down on us. If I'm not mistaken, there are about 11 tables only inside the café, and are arranged so close to each other where you could easily eavesdrop on conversations.

a small shop inside the cafe selling rare and curio objects
promoting a greater appreciation of Filipino art

I think the second floor is for private functions.

I have a minor issue about the ladies restroom, which is a tad strange for such a nice restaurant. They need to repair or fill the hole with patching plaster in the wall surface beside the water closet. Also, they should do something about the large gap between the slightly tinted frosted glass door and the side panel. Toilet cubicle should be fully enclosed for complete privacy since it's a communal room. ;)

But other than that, we were delighted by the beautiful combination of good food and soothing live jazz music. This hodgepodge of tastes is outstanding that would keep us coming back.

Brunch Buffet is served only on Sundays, from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm. The Museum Café is located on the ground floor of the Ayala Museum's Glass Wing, Makati Avenue corner De la Rosa St. Makati, Philippines.

Belated Happy Birthday Nil and thanks for the treat! :)

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  1. Hi..
    Nice blog..
    ☆ Martinha ☆

  2. Hi Asian Traveller!
    The restaurant looks great and the food yummy! Great shots! I'm sure you had all a great time!
    Meanwhile Blogtrotter has Akbar’s capital city for you. Enjoy and have a great weekend!

  3. i pass by this place almost everyday and never had a chance to try it out. i think it's about time.. thanks for the tip!

  4. masarap daw yong food

  5. my memories of this place is lunch with Mariano and Noni, two great friends that I rarely get to see because they're based in Manila and I'm in Cebu. I miss them. Thanks for the post.

  6. hi, hope you can link me up

  7. hmmmm...takam ang lola mo dito lalo na waffle....nagutom tuloy ako..itulog ko na lang...hehehe...

  8. Thanks for sharing this review. Hope I can visit this next time I'm back in the Philippines.

  9. Hi Mummy Sheng,
    Welcome back. It's been ages since I heard from you.:)

    Hi dee,
    Thanks for the add. I have linked you to my page. :)

    Hi Nomadic Pinoy,
    Welcome to my page. :)

  10. AnonymousJune 07, 2011

    i love that place, and the food also... padthai there is the best...


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