217 – On Breakfasts And Safe Havens: Denny’s, Eastwood Mall

There’s this scene in the movie adaptation of Mitch Albom’s The Five People You Meet In Heaven, which starred Jon Voight as the protagonist Eddie. In the course of meeting the titular five people, Eddie encounters his father peacefully enjoying a meal inside a diner. He tries to get his father’s attention, to no avail. Eddie’s old man is oblivious to his son’s presence. A well-dressed woman named Ruby eventually appears and introduces herself to Eddie, telling the son that his father is safe and at peace in this diner. Apparently, Ruby is the eponymous owner of the carnival where Eddie worked all his life – Ruby Pier – and the diner is a haven for all the souls of those who perished whilst working there.

The diner as a safe haven for everyone, always open for those who crave comfort food. This is how the newest branch of Denny’s in Eastwood Mall presents itself if you ask me. Denny’s aims to replicate the diner experience it is very much known for in the United States, being an American restaurant concept brought here by The Bistro Group. The joint’s third branch replaced Johnny Rockets’ original spot at the ground floor – which was incidentally another diner, but looked more like the diners of 1950s America with jukeboxes, milk shakes, and all. Denny’s is among the few food spots open 24/7 in Eastwood City to accommodate the BPO workers and expatriate families in the district.

Warm, wooden interiors welcome diners as soon as they enter. Coupled with speedy service from the waitstaff, patrons are sure to feel at home; kudos to the attentive and responsive Denny’s staff! (The Bistro Group constantly puts a premium on excellent service, if I may note.) I’m not surprised with the number of foreigners that usually have breakfast here. It means that the restaurant must have really good food, if even picky foreigners stop by to eat! The menu items here tend to be on the more expensive side, but the serving sizes are worth the price. Whether you like pancakes or waffles, breakfast plates or main courses – Denny’s always has something for everyone at any time of the day.

Now, let’s proceed to the most awaited part of this entry – the food! Here are some of the offerings Denny’s has in store.

Do check out Denny’s official website and their Facebook page to stay updated on their latest promotions and offers. Until the next review, bon appetit!

G/F Eastwood Mall,
Eastwood City, Bagumbayan,
Libis, Quezon City 1110


12 thoughts on “217 – On Breakfasts And Safe Havens: Denny’s, Eastwood Mall

  1. One of my favorites! The Five People You Meet in Heaven ❤️ My favorite part is when Eddie meets Tala. 👌 (Sorry for an unrelated comment ha-ha)

    • It’s fine haha! The movie also shows that section of the book, right after Eddie parts with Marguerite.

      As for me, I liked the part where Eddie meets his captain. “This…is what I see.” And the war-torn jungle turns into a picturesque beach.

      • I read the book first then my friend told me about its movie. I also made a book review 2 years ago. The story tells us that we dont meet people by accident. Our lives are like chains that even our little decisions may affect others.

        Hope to visit that diner very soon ❤️💕

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