October 30, 2015

Breakfast Buffet at Cafe Ilang Ilang

When I booked a room in The Manila Hotel, I immediately checked for different reviews including their restaurant which is Cafe Ilang-Ilang. I’ve only seen a few reviews but I did not see any bad reviews. Our reservation includes two free buffet breakfast in Cafe Ilang-Ilang so I was excited to try their food.

We usually go to the restaurant at the start of the buffet para konti pa tao but we woke up late so when we went to the restaurant there were a lot of diners. Hence, I was not able to take more pictures and check the different stations.

Cafe Ilang-Ilang interiors are very different from other restaurants, the tables and chairs are not all the same and it varies in size and style. It shows elegance, pangmayaman ang peg. Since the restaurant was almost packed, we were not able to choose a good spot but at least there is already available table for us.

For the very first time, I have to pay for my son’s buffet breakfast. Kids rate is P724.99. Waah! It is very expensive for someone who only ate cereal and bread. We have an option for a la carte but checking the menu, the price is close to the buffet rate so we chose buffet and hoping that he will eat more food para sulit.

After eating my bread and butter. I checked the other station and I realized that Cafe Ilang-Ilang has a good variety of food when it comes to the heavy meal. Maybe that is why the buffet rate is P1450, I’ve seen a lot of choices that I have not seen in my previous hotel staycations. They even have turkey, Canadian bacon, bacon, different sausages and many more. My favorite is tinapang bangus.

I don’t know if it is only me pero sobrang nilalamig ako sa restaurant nila and bilis lumamig ng food. So it is really better to eat one meal at a time. I usually get a lot pa naman para di na tumayo pa. Lol

For dessert stations, the choices were few and there were Filipino delicacies like sapin-sapin, maja blanca and many more.

Overall, we had a great buffet breakfast at Cafe Ilang Ilang. The service is superb too. If I have a budget I would love to try their lunch or dinner buffet.

Cafe Ilang-Ilang Buffet Breakfast Rate 

Adult P1450
Kids P724.99

Watch the video here "Lunch at Cafe Ilang Ilang"
Read: Dinner Buffet at Cafe Ilang Ilang

Cafe Ilang-Ilang of The Manila Hotel 
One Rizal Park, 0913,
Manila, Philippines,
Telephone: 632 527 0011 Fax: 632 527 5348


  1. Lots of foods for breakfast.
    The last time I had a dinner buffet is in Heat of Shangri-La. It was during one of the seminars I attended.
    Sa sobrang dami ng food and stations, ang hirap magdecide kung anu ang uunahin. hehehe

    1. I haven't tried Heat but I've read a lot of positive reviews. True, mahirap mamili ng kakainin sa buffet. :)

  2. Finally! I read it somewhere in spot.ph that Cafe Ilang-Ilang is one of the top buffets in the country but they never mentioned that it was in The Manila Hotel. Thank you! I really can't wait to try it especially after seeing your pictures :)

  3. Wow! Lots of foods for breakfast. Great buffet indeed!

  4. Omg, I love bread!!! That place is perfect after a long night sleep. haaay. sarap isipin. lol.

  5. I got the chance to eat a lunch buffet for free at the Manila Hotel about 20 years ago. I just don't know if it was Cafe Ilang Ilang. It was when I was asked by my Professor to be a tourist guide to her colleague's family from Japan.