Weekend Brunch at Seattle's Best Coffee

It's FINALLY the weekend! It has been extremely busy at work for the past weeks and this will probably go on for the entire month of August too! As I brace myself with the intense thinking and preparation that we have to go through for our annual planning, part of me is also excited to present new ideas that I would like to implement for the year ahead!

Despite how busy my weekdays can be, I keep my weekend sacred. Take today for example, Paul and I have a busy day ahead and to make sure we have the energy, we had a hearty brunch at Seattle's Best Coffee at the Greenhills Town Center, a new commercial complex located along Gilmore street in Ortigas. Every time we visit this place, we get to see more and more restaurants popping up. My goal is to check each and every restaurant out! I've tried Sumo Sam, the Pastry Princess and Ha Yuan to name a few.

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It was also upon an invitation to try the new drinks at Seattle's Best Coffee that brought us here. We started with two Breakfast plates -- Ham and Cheese Omelette (Php. 185) and the Big Breakfast Platter #2 (Php. 240). We couldn't agree whether to just get the omelette or to have pancakes and bacon as these were included in the Big Breakfast Platter. Thus, we just got both.

I was surprised at how big each meal was! Definitely breakfast perfect for champions! I tried the Big Breakfast Platter first and liked the cocktail sausages as well as the fluffy scrambled egg! Yum!

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However, the Ham and Cheese Omelette was something that I would order more regularly as I love French Toast and I was really surprised at how delicious Seattle Best Coffee's French Toasts were. The omelette was packed with chopped sweet ham and melted cheese that oozes out as you slice it open. This is definitely a delicious breakfast set and I can't wait to go back to have more of this.

To go with our meal, we were able to try the two new drinks of Seattle's Best Coffee as well! Introducing the Heavenly Cheesecake and the Red Velvet! Two of my favorite desserts! :)

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The Heavenly Cheesecake is a perfect blend of espresso, milk, cheesecake bits, flavored whipped cream and graham crackers. Sadly, I had to do without the whipped cream to save my delicate tummy. Nonetheless, I enjoyed this drink especially the cold version as I get to bite into the tiny cheesecake bits in every sip. The hot version made the cheesecake melt thus making the drink creamier and a bit too heavy and rich for my liking.

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The Red Velvet drink will instantly give you that cozy feel perfect on a rainy day. It's a perfect cup of coffee to have as you lazily unwind in your favorite corner in the store. This drink is made of espresso coffee, Red Velvet fudge, chocolate chunks, flavored whipped cream and Red Velvet powder sprinkled on top. As I first saw this, I was immediately reminded of Christmas! The Holiday season is a few months away and I think this would also make a great Christmas drink too.


As we were enjoying our brunch, we learned that Seattle's Best Coffee has an ongoing promo called Me and My Traveling SBC Facebook Photo Contest!

The mechanics is simple!

All you have to do is to purchase any drink from Seattle's Best to avail of the promo code.

As soon as you have this, take a photo of yourself with a Seattle's Best cup/mug/tumbler in your favorite travel destination.

Log on to the internet and visit the Official Facebook Page of Seattle's Best Coffee and click the LIKE button.

Upload your photo at the Me and My Traveling SBC tab/application. Ask your friends to like your photo.

Deadline of submission is on September 14, 2012. Announcement of the Grand Prize winner is on October 5, 2012.

I super love the prizes!!!
1st prize: Round-trip ticket for 2 to the US (Manila - LAX - Manila)
2nd prize: Round-trip ticket for 2 to Beijing
3rd prize: Round-trip ticket and hotel/resort accommodation for 2 to Bohol

Even friends who vote for your photos will get to win fun prizes too! They are giving away Apple iPads, iPod Nanos and Nikon dSLRs!

Visit Seattle's Best Coffee Philippines' Facebook Page for more details.

*photo credit: Paul Ang

Visit any of the 18 Seattle's Best Coffee branches nationwide.

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