Filling Station: 1950’s Breakfast

 “This mortal form grows weak. I require sustenance…”
– Thor
Working an average of about 12 hours a day for the last week seemed to have whet my appetite for breakfast. Now, in my current neighborhood, there is a very interesting diner called Filling Station and Thursday morning with the dreaded rumbly in my tumbly, I marched into P. Burgos St. and  graciously tasked the establishment in taming my monster appetite.
*courtesy of Mr. Russel Capatoy (
    It’s like Denny’s with a twist–and a very funky twist at that too! The 1950’s-inspired interiors of Filling Station is aptly decorated with a vast collection of vintage memorabilia ranging from old gas pumps, vintage cameras, collector’s vinyls, yellowed rotary phones to posters of classic movies and movie stars (Gene Kelly and Singing in the Rain, James Dean, Gone With the Wind and Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, Casablanca, Humprhey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman) although I failed to spot an authentic old-school jukebox (they may have had it on the other side where the billiard tables were).
*courtesy of Mr. Russel Capatoy (
   With it’s all over feel, you’d expect to be impressed similarly with the menu and the actual food served. I tell you, you will not be disappointed. The menu items may be a little bit pricey (We spent approximately Php600.00/pax)  but considering the serving size and the food quality, I’d say it’s just about worth it.
    Immediately, with Babygurl, Foofoo Panda and Sexified Hiro Nakamura, we settled into a a cozy booth and got down to choosing from the menu. I opted for the Power Breakfast but had my omelette customized with button mushrooms and tomatoes:
    I was quite overwhelmed with the Power Breakfast serving which had the following: 2 pieces of ham, 3 pieces of bacon strips, 2 mini Italian sausages, a 2-egg omelette, 2 large button mushrooms, a large slice of grilled tomato and cucumber, 2 pieces of wheat bread, one hashbrown, a little bowl of beans and finally some butter an jam. Just to understand however, this district mostly caters to foreigners, hence the abundance with each serving size.
    It was an absolute mission to finish my plate and ended up leaving about half of my food uneaten. I capped off my hearty breakfast with a glassful of OJ and stayed a little bit for more laughs and craziness with the rest of the breakfast bunch while we ogled at the fascinating pieces from more than half a century ago.
    So if you want to check it out, here are the directions and contact information:

Makati Ave.
Ground Level Sunette Tower, Sunette Tower
Durban St. cor. Makati Ave., Poblacion
Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines

Phone Number: (632) 897-5179

Website: Ziggurat Restaurant



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