RUSTIC MORNINGS by Isabelo…


Rustic Mornings by Isabelo…

“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.”
~la rochefoucauld~

I’m off to my tour of duty eastbound. My foodie buddy accompanied me to accomplish a task somewhere in Rizal. It was almost 1:00pm when we we’re halfway through and felt the need to refuel. I’m referring to our stomachs. Ehehe! And we’re still in Marikina when we felt like we haven’t eaten for days to think we just had coffee and some pastries from a favorite coffee shop in Gateway mall a few hours ago..

So, we asked the driver if he can refer to us a good place to eat. And he instantly replied “Sa Isabelos!” So we asked him where is it located and he directed us to a tricycle to bring us there. The funny thing is it was a blessing in disguise since we are eyeing this place only that we knew it as “Rustic Mornings by Isabelo”… That chic resto in Marikina. And so it is. “Isabelo’s” and “Rustic Mornings” is but oneOkay, whatever!

The name where they got it...

The name where they got it…

Isabelo's..

Isabelo’s..

Bountiful!

Bountiful!

Upon reaching the place, we immediately headed to the counter and requested for the menu. The smiling attendant handed it to us, however, while browsing, she informed us and apologized at the same time that we can not order “Ala Carte” from the menu since Fridays are meant for their “Buffet promo”. And it was a Friday! Of all days!!!

Nice bar..

Nice bar..

This signage is everywhere..=)

This signage is everywhere..=)

Welcome!

Welcome!

Okaaay!=)

Okaaay!=)

Lol!

Lol!

Jen is okay with it while I was half-hearted because I could not maximize buffets. Though since we’re famished and tired, we agreed to have our lunch there. Buffet! Oh well.

I enjoyed the ambiance more than the food. I was wary of the combinations. It looked off to me. But then, it might be absurd to get the buffet and not enjoy it. So I got my plate and choose what fits my palate.

I am actually trying to decide if I’ll have brunch or full lunch and thinking of the distance of our destination. I ended up choosing rice over bread. Besides, I prefer rice over bread ever since. =)

omelet

Omelet station…

jams

Jams!

bfast buffet

The spread for breakfast…

bfast buffe

Enticing…

Yey!

Yey!

It’s just confusing where will I combine the bacon, rice or bread, rice or bread, bread or rice.  Rice! =)

So, here’s what I’ve got:

I consumed all of it, promise!

I consumed all of it, promise! Except for the Kafta balls due to its’ spiciness. We informed the attendant ahead of time to avoid being charged for not consuming everything on my plate. They are very considerate. =)

Jen, tried all these except for the pasta:

soup

I had this too..

rice

And a cup of this..

pasta

We missed this one..

kafta balls

Too spicy so I asked the attendant if I can leave this on my plate… I am not the “spicy girl” right!?

chicken

Kinda like this even if if chicken is an enemy…

bbq

I loved this!

bangus

We skipped this too!

buffet lunch

The whole spread for lunch..

And here’s what I enjoyed more:

The art all around..

The art all around..

Of reds!

twin bells

Twin bells..

rose tiles

Roses in their tiles..

red rose frames

I must conclude the owner(s) love roses!

pots collection

And another one in the dining hall..

pantone

This Pantone mug made me think why I didn’t have the Pantone 265 C! (–,)

She loves roses!

She loves roses!

Of blues!

welcome door

Main entrance..

tiled floor

Dining area..

spoons

Dessert spoons..

peacocks

I love peacock feathers. We have this displayed in our sala when I was a child in our ancestral home in Binan..

mosaic tiles

You can choose to dine here or in the cabanas outside..

fvrt jar

My favorite of all the blues..

foto bomber

This niche gave me an idea for my violet stuff at home..

blues on niches

Isn’t it so lovely?

foyer...

foyer…

The “Al Fresco vibes”

varying tiles

Rustic and shabby..

the one i always see in d pic

And homey..

cats

Blue cats!

bible verse

A lot like this were framed everywhere..

antique pics

Vintage photos..

al fresco

And the vintage bottles too..

The charms!

charms 2

Loved the tiles in yellow roses..

charms 1

And these charms..

charms

One of the cabanas..

Jen, tried everything and got bloated after. ehehe… Anyway, as it turns out, this accidental very heavy lunch, I won’t go that far to claim it’s one of the best buffets, since I am not much into buffets, still we enjoyed it. I didn’t feel bad not trying everything. Honest. Even if I am bacon junkie, though the “not that crispy” version, the sight of it filled me up right away. Everything felt good with bacon! =)

Yey!

Yey!

I am now enjoying a lot of country – side food spots in my homeland. And will continue to hunt! =) There are actually a lot out there. Till then!

Blue plus red equals = violet!

(--,)

(–,)

Happy tummies! =)

Happy tummies! =)

Rustic Mornings is located at:

11 Isabelo Mendoza Street, San Roque, Marikina City

You can contact them thru the following numbers:

02 4258610
02 6812461

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