Last January 11 was our friend Kat’s 25th Birthday. Like me, Kat is an early birdie (spell almost always an hour too early for class) so when I still wasn’t at school by 7AM she was already texting about my whereabouts (haha!) Little did she know me and Krizia (who was savoring her breakfast as if we weren’t in a hurry! Haha!) had a little surprise for her. All three of us love this homemade carrot cake from a bakery somewhere along Gilmore and it’s one of the unifying aspects of our friendship (Pagkain nanaman! Hahaha!)
After our morning class, we headed off to San Juan for lunch. Kat had been wanting to try Lunchbox for the longest time now so we went there. It is located at the Ronac Art Center in North Greenhills.
We were lucky to have the place to ourselves because then we could take photos (imagine me, standing on a stool, just to get this shot) without disrupting other people or getting judged (not like we care! Haha!) The interior was very homey, from the long table to the decors courtesy of Jagnus Design Studio. I’m a sucker for wooden floorboards and floor length mirrors, you see! Haha!
After about ten minutes of composing and taking iPhone shots for instagram (hahaha sorry!) it was finally time to eat!
Reuben Sandwich - 4/5
You would know if we’re close if I ask to have a taste of your food. I didn’t really get to taste this sandwich, however, because I was too busy taking photos (hashtag #sakitngmgablogger) but Krizia said it was good and very filling. You will definitely get your money’s worth.
All American Breakfast - 3/5
I don’t even understand why I ordered this because I generally avoid oily foods but I gave this a 3 since the sausages were tasty. I gave the eggs and bacon to my friends. Also, they forgot to serve my coffee (then again, I forgot about it too, but still!)
Grilled cheese sandwich - 4/5
This was Kat’s order. She said she liked how the bread was battered at toasted and how the cheese was sharp. She also appreciated the herbs incorporated in it.
Spinach bacon salad with raspberry vinaigrette - 5/5
This salad was so good, I even had a dream about it some days after! Nothing but premium ingredients were used. I mean, just look at that bacon! I forgot all disappointments from the All American breakfast the moment this entered my mouth. So much win, bacon salad!
Guava Iced Tea - 4.5/5
Very refreshing and surprisingly good, considering how I never like guava! The mason jars are a cute touch! Haha!
Happy Birthday Kat! You’ve been alive for a quarter of a century already! Thank you so much for the friendship! Here’s to more years (and men for you! Hehe) to come! :)
Lunchbox is located at 424 Ortigas Ave. Ronac Art Center Building, North Greenhills, San Juan, Philippines. For inquiries, you may send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 477-4079. You may also like them on Facebook here.
Photos by Krizia Catapang and I