Breakfast is one thing that I certainly have been taking seriously this year. Maybe not so much if you look on the healthy side of what I'm actually eating but more on how long I spend eating breakfast. Unless I have an activity planned on the day such as diving, hiking or what ever then I easily spend two hours enjoying a slow breakfast. Drink of choice with my breakfast is a large iced americano with lot's of ice, no sugar or milk... By the way, you would think that I sleep in late because I don't work but truth is that I'm most of the time out of bed around 8 AM... Here are some of my favorite breakfast options in Palawan.
Peanut butter/banana toast with fresh coconut shavings served on home made bread from this little Italian restaurant in Port Barton. No better peanut butter toast can be found anywhere in the world I believe. Only downside is that the place don't do iced americano since the town doesn't have electricity in the mornings but their French press coffee made up for that big time. Also no wi-fi but the set up of the place made it sociable so no big deal + always brought a book so good opportunity to catch up on some reading.
Cost incl coffee: PHP 165/ USD 3.30/ EUR 3.10
Where: Don't remember the name but Port Barton has two small dirt roads and you can't miss this place. When you see a place that looks like the first picture of this post then you there.
Another breakfast option in Port Barton that I only enjoyed for lunch were these excellent blueberry pancakes. No fresh blueberries but the jam was heavenly good and made up for that. Slightly pricy but well worth it, especially with a view over the beach and ocean. This place has wi-fi but it never works or at least not when I was there. So on a rainy day instead of stressing over wi-fi then grab a board game or jenga and gamble the afternoon away for a couple of hours.
Cost: PHP 200/ USD 4/ EUR 3.80
Where: Another place I don't remember the name of, but it's on the far side of the beach and the restaurant belongs to a hostel.
By this stage I have moved over to El Nido or to be more exact I moved over to Corong Corong beach. I had a pizza at this place the night before and that was good so I thought I try the place for breakfast as well. For what ever reason my expectations wasn't very high but I was more then wrong. I ordered one of the breakfast menus and it was delicious. Freshly baked baguette with butter and jam, a huge fruit salad and lastly a tiny coffee. Ok, the coffee could have been bigger and the place was a bit pricy but would go definitely go back again. No wi-fi, surprise surprise, and no people when I was there so bring a book or just enjoy starring out over the ocean.
Cost incl coffee: PHP 220/ USD 4.40/ EUR 4.20
Where: Bella Vita at Corong Corong beach
Most of the time eating at a restaurant directly on the beach means overpriced not so good food. Ok, maybe that's a bit harsh but I often feel that you can get better food away from the beach. After a day of scootering around El Nido I still decided to do a late lunch at Las Cabanas beach. I am delighted to say that again my low expectations were wrong. I went with the breakfast option of mango pancakes since they only had sandwiches or pancakes on the menu. Perfect choice, best pancakes I had in a long time, even beat the blueberry pancakes from Port Barton!
Cost incl fresh fruit shake: PHP 350/ USD 7/ EUR 6.60
Where: The Beach Shack on Las Cabanas beach
I decided that it was time for a career break. So handed in my notice to the company who I worked with for the last ten years. It's time to pack my bag and depart from Amsterdam which been my home town for the last 4.5 years. -"Amsterdam, it's not you it's me and I need a break!". Read more
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