My Boracay trip last November 26-27 must be the shortest trip I’ve ever had there. In spite of spending such a short time, we made good use of the time. The itinerary was jam-packed but it was made with pure fun in mind.
The most important meal in anyone’s day is breakfast. One thing that I really love when staying in a hotel is that it always includes free breakfast (buffet type for most establishments). Since we were staying at one of the best hotels in Boracay, the Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel, I already knew that we would have great food to start the day. Not to mention that the buffet would be served in Don Vito Ristorante Italiano (Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel‘s in-house restaurant), an award-winning restaurant in the country.
When I entered the place after a restful sleep, I was greeted with holiday decorations of Don Vito Ristorante Italiano. You can really feel Christmas all over the restaurant. They didn’t just add holiday decorations but they also changed some of the accessories on the table. It really felt so much like Christmas, you really didn’t need to wait for the 25th anymore. Eating your first meal at such a happy place is already equivalent to celebrating Christmas breakfast.
Breakfast buffet at Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel is served daily from 6AM to 10AM. The meal is included in the published rates of the hotel. However, if you’re already checked in at another hotel but would want to have your breakfast at Don Vito Ristorante Italiano, then the rate is at Php350++ per head.
Here’s what you can expect and I must say, it’s worth the price:
- Salad Bar
- Soup & Arroz Caldo (Pinoy congee)
- Cereal & Oatmeal
Servers are more than happy to prepare the oatmeal for us so you don’t have to worry if you don’t know how to make one (like me :P).
- Don Vito’s freshly made bread and pastries
Do not miss their ensaymada. It’s made of pure yumminess!
- Different kinds of Cheeses
- Fruits in Season
- Fusion of Western, Filipino and Asian dishes
Pasta salad, pickled papaya, danggit, plain rice, morisqueta fried rice, pineapple pancake, pommes au gratin, sotanghon guisado, embotido, chicken teriyaki, bacon, ham, corned beef and more. With those selections, it’s more than enough to fill our empty stomach. As a bonus, they tasted delicious too!
Coffee & tea are also available by request. As for me, after having experienced the facial at Mandarin Spa, I had to specially request for the salabat (ginger tea). Everyone was already laughing at me as even early in the morning, it was still the salabat that I had in mind 😛
My favorite part of every hotel buffet is that we can have chefs cook fresh omelettes for us. I was so happy to see that customers are treated with so much good service. We can request for chefs to cook our oatmeal, our omelettes, eggs, etc. We were pretty spoiled that morning.. 🙂
I feel that if you’re in Boracay, I highly suggest you take your breakfast at Don Vito Ristorante Italiano (Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel). For just Php350++, you can have unlimited servings of numerous dishes PLUS you get to eat in a well-designed and award-winning restaurant. Come to think of it, when we order ala carte in restaurants, it’ll also cost around Php200-300 per order. Then why not just spend Php 350++ and eat tons of yummy food 😀
Breakfast Buffet at Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel
Php 350++, 6-10 a.m.
Don Vito Ristorante Italiano, G/F, Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel, Beachfront, Station 2, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan, Philippines
63 (36) 288-5999