I’m always craving for a plate of tapsilog. But when I get to the closest tapsihan, I usually order longsilog instead. It’s just how it is. And it was no different when we visited the third branch of Kanto Freestyle Breakfast in Kapitolyo.
Again, I planned on ordering tapsilog but ended up having the same old Vigan longganisa for lunch.
Having previously visited the Kanto Freestyle Breakfast in Libis and the original Kanto Breakfast Mandaluyong, I kinda know by heart what their offerings are. But okay, yeah, again, I’ve fallen for the longganisa syndrome in each branch.
Good thing, my eatmates are always kind enough to let me try their dishes.
The Kanto Freestyle Breakfast in Kapitolyo is quite different from their other branches. While the one in Mandaluyong has diners sitting on sidewalks and the one in Libis is set inside an air-conditioned restaurant stall, here diners eat in an open-aired home garage turned eatery.
The menu is exactly the same as with its other branches. And, they also have no Wi-Fi. As the Kanto Boyz say, talk to your eatmates!
I like how they decked the place with all sorts of witty lines like Beer, the reason I get up every afternoon. Or one of my eatmate’s fave from the toilet Men on the left because Women are always right. Oookaay.
There were quite a few visitors when we ate there, it being a Sunday. But it didn’t take us long to secure a table.
By my estimation, Kanto Freestyle Breakfast Kapitolyo can seat about fifty people; the largest one I’ve visited among its three branches (I haven’t checked out their Marikina joint yet).
Delivery time is average; it didn’t take long before the staff filled our table to brimming—again.
For our main meal, we ordered Batangas Beef Tapa (Php99.00), Chicken Longganisa (Php95.00), Bacon and Eggs (Php99.00) and of course, Vigan Longganisa (Php95.00). As always, everything comes with two eggs, garlic rice and tomato pesto.
I find Kanto Breakfast’ Chicken Longganisa’s serving to be quite small. For its price, I’m expecting at least three or four pieces of longganisa; not two pieces halved in two. You’re better off with their Vigan Longganisa, even with its diminutive size (which is the normal one for its kind), you’d still get four pieces.
For their Bacon and Eggs, you get three slices of bacon, which is not bad considering how expensive bacons are.
As before, I find the taste to be quite average for everything. Nothing really special about it except the presentation and the tomato pesto which you wouldn’t find in any tapsihan or carinderia.
For desserts, we asked for their Deep Fried Oreo (Php60.00), Fluffy Pancake topped with Goya and Chocnut Ganache (Php99.00) and Iced Coffee (Php35.00). That last one should’ve been on the drinks list, but it looked more like it’s for desserts for me.
I didn’t get to try their Iced Coffee since I was too shy to ask for a sip, but it looked really good. And to think that it only costs Php35.00. It can probably give Starbucks a run for its money based on looks alone.
The Fluffy Pancake topped with Goya and Chocnut Ganache (or simply pancake to me) was favored by my eatmates. I took a slice and deemed it too sweet for my not-so-sweet-tooth. Note that I don’t really dig desserts, my idea of one being a bag of potato chips, so better take that with a grain of salt.
Kanto Freestyle Breakfast Kapitolyo
Address: 1st Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig City, Metro Manila
Contact Number: (02) 440-2268
Open Hours: 8:00am – 12:00am
Delivery: Open 24 hours
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GPS Coordinates: 14°34'26.3"N 121°03'38.2"E