181 – On Bad-Ass Breakfasts: The Wicked Waffle, Eastwood Cybermall

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This branch of The Wicked Waffle is officially defunct, and its spot at Eastwood Cybermall has been formally boarded up. Timestamp: 11 March 2019, 02:41 pm.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so that old maxim says. Different countries around the world have different ways of eating after the 8-hour “fast” brought about by a good night’s sleep. Let’s have some examples:

  • United Kingdom: The full English platter—bacon, eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms, toast bread, and sausages (bangers), and a cup of English breakfast tea with milk and sugar.
  • United States: ham and eggs, toast bread, bacon, pancakes (flapjacks), waffles, and a mug of coffee to wash everything down.
  • Singapore: kaya (coconut spread) and butter toast, soft-boiled eggs with soy sauce and white pepper, and hot teh tarik (“pulled” milk tea).
  • China: fried dough crullers (youtiao), tofu pudding (douhua), rice porridge (congee), and soybean milk (doujiang).
  • Philippines: pan de sal with carabao milk cheese (kesong puti), or tapa (dried beef jerky), daing (dried fish), longganiza (breakfast sausage), tocino (cured pork) coupled with a fried egg and garlic rice (sinangag), with a cup of strong coffee (kapeng barako) from Batangas.

However, some people tend to miss out on these breakfast favorites for one reason or another. Maybe they have awkward schedules brought about by collaborating with colleagues in other countries. Maybe they woke up late after a night of partying. Whatever their reason is, this demand gave birth to the concept of the all-day breakfast restaurants we know of today. Today’s entry features one such all-day breakfast place that I have frequented for some time now: The Wicked Waffle.

I first tried The Wicked Waffle back in 2016 when I was just starting out in my current job, as seen in this post. Prior to this, however, The Wicked Waffle had a branch in Loyola Heights—which is now defunct. It was only in January of this year, after noticing it one too many times, that I decided to make a full review of the place. Besides, The Wicked Waffle was one of the many lunch choices at Eastwood Cybermall’s third level. Most of the other dining establishments in that floor are always full during the lunch hours of 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Located right beside Namanama, The Wicked Waffle gives its next-door neighbor some much-needed competition. If Namanama’s main advantage is their large servings under P200, I could say The Wicked Waffle‘s edge is its breakfast dishes done right and cost around the same. Their rice bowl meals usually range from P99 to P129 with a free glass of iced tea. Their standard breakfast platters, on the other hand, come with unlimited garlic rice to boot!

Of course, it would be a shame if I didn’t try out their waffles (which they are named after). There are three types available: all-day breakfast waffles with savory fillings, waffle sandwiches with sweet fillings, and waffle sundaes served a la mode. Aside from waffles and breakfast fare, The Wicked Waffle also has milk tea drinks—courtesy of the Bon Appetea brand. I’m aware that this is a franchise, but they managed to maintain top-notch service; you seldom see this in franchised restaurants. Speaking of service, there’s a reason why I tried out 14 dishes here on almost successive days that even the staff recognized me. Here’s the thing: I don’t tip if the service charge is already factored in the bill. But I have something that makes up for the lack of tips, and that is patronage. If I like a restaurant, I’ll be a repeat customer even after I’ve published my review of the place.

Okay, I’ll stop here and let the rest of the pictures do the talking!

Craving bad-ass breakfasts? Let The Wicked Waffle satisfy that. Do visit their Facebook page and Instagram profile to know more about their waffles and other breakfast fare.

Until the next post, bon appetit.

The Wicked Waffle
3/F Eastwood Cybermall
Eastwood City, Bagumbayan,
Libis, Quezon City 1110

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12 thoughts on “181 – On Bad-Ass Breakfasts: The Wicked Waffle, Eastwood Cybermall

    • True! Affordable yung waffles nila for a sit-down establishment ☺️ They also have milk tea and waffle combos, by the way.

      Methinks this is a franchise; is there one near you?

      • Pambawi ko din kasi yun; usually, di kasi ako nagbibigay ng tip pag kumakain ako sa restaurants na nire-review ko. Patronage (being a repeat customer, even after I published a review) yung paraan ko para ipakitang satisfied ako sa kalidad ng pagkain at service ng isang restaurant. 😀

        Bukod sa service charge na kasama sa bill ko, ang gratuity kasi minsan one-time lang. Pwedeng malaki yung tip na ibinigay ng isang customer, pero di na siya babalik sa establishment. 🙂

  1. I feel like this all day breakfast concept is also for us breakfast food lovers! I can eat breakfast food all day, it’s crazy. I once unconsciously had breakfast food for a week straight and only realized when someone pointed out that all I’ve been eating were breakfast food. Haha!

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