The AM:PM Brunch Bar and Cafe at the 2nd floor of TNA building at Jose Abad Santos St. in Little Baguio, San Juan offers an interesting hodge-podge of concepts that somehow work all together – a breakfast place in the morning, coffee shack all day and a bar in the evening – hence the AM:PM moniker.
We tried a bit of everything – some of their breakfast meals, starters and main dishes.
The bacon slab with eggs and garlic is a good way to start the day. The bacon is salty-sweet and tender and the eggs cooked easy. Their omelet, in the meantime, is very colorful and tasty in the eyes and the taste buds. This is a nice dish to order when you want something light and healthy.
For their appetizers, their sisig was good, seasoned well and had a good ratio of its components. It’s really good with lots of rice or cold beer. However, the servings could be more.
Their Sriracha Chicken Honey Wings are really, really good – very spicy yet not overwhelming the other flavors. They were served like a salad and the salad itself was a nice touch to cool down your taste buds after this spicy dish.
The Baby Back Ribs are one of the best I’ve tasted so far – tender, juicy and done and rubbed just right. The beef salpicao was also really good – tender, flavorful and marinated well.
AM:PM also does their shakes and drinks well. The strawberry custard milk shake was creamy and had just the right amount of sweet and tartness while the salted caramel cheesecake milk shake is enough to make you forget your diet. I did. It was good.
AM:PM is worth the extra flight of stairs to visit – it’s airy, bright and the food is good. Indulge in their Custard drinks if you don’t feel like eating anything else – they are worth the extra calories.