How special exactly is brunch? Well, for most people, it holds a special place in their hearts: early enough to start your day right, but not late enough for bacon and eggs.
At Bandwagon, we're all big fans of that mid-morning meal - big enough that we're kicking off our third birthday celebration at Frank & Dean with a feast for both the taste buds and the ears. What started as a tweet has bloomed into what we hope would be a weekend habit in the future: a fresh cup of your favorite morning drink, hearty food on a plate and your favorite music artists, playing their jams at 10 AM. After all, whoever said that the night owns live music anyway?
This Saturday, we'll find out how a live set of songs sound like over coffee. We're very excited about it, and our brunch buddies for that day are too! Here's what Leanne and Naara, Coeli and Niki Colet has to say about this very special time of the day:
What's the best thing about brunch?
Coeli: It's waking up late but not late enough to eat breakfast.
Leanne and Naara: The best thing about brunch is that you get to have more sleep and still have a delicious meal after! It's just the right balance if one wishes to get more rest and at the same time get the proper meal that would get them ready for the long day ahead!
Niki Colet: The best thing about brunch would have to be that you can eat breakfast food (meaning, bacon) way after breakfast time.
What's your brunch like? Are you more of the Filipino-style brunch eater or is your taste more continental?
Coeli: I feel like I can binge on both. Vigan longganisa is the bomb. Bacon, eggs, and pancakes too. I can honestly have all. Coffee is of course, the most essential part.
Leanne and Naara: For the both of us it really depends on what mood we're in. Most of the time we would crave for tapsilog and the like. Other times we would have bacon, Eggs Ben, toast, and waffles. We think having those options is what makes it more exciting for us Filipinos.
Niki Colet: I LOVE bacon but as much as possible, I try to make sure my brunch is balanced by eating healthy food! I love eggs, salads, veggies, fruits, chia pudding, and oatmeal.
Do you listen to any songs while brunching? What songs are on your playlist?
Coeli: YES! To name a few, 'Did We Miss the Morning' by Seafret, 'All My Days' by Alexi Murdoch, 'Follow the Sun' by Xavier Rudd, 'Haven' by Meagan Trees, 'Natural Blue' by Julie Byrne, 'Wildwood' by Reese Lansangan, and 'Love and Some Verses' by Iron&Wine.
Leanne and Naara: We love to listen to a lot feel-good, soulful upbeat songs. 'Cheapest Flight' by Prep and 'Good Together' by Honne. We also love the company of Fitzgerald-Armstrong duets like 'Cheek to Cheek' in the morning.
Niki Colet: Most of the time, I eat my breakfast in silence because I try to eat within an hour of waking up. But recently I've been cooking myself more elaborate breakfasts and brunch and listening to music while I'm at it! 'Don't Take The Money' by Bleachers is a good wake-up song. Other songs on my playlist are 'Okay Okay I'm Wrong I'm Sorry' by Ourselves The Elves, 'This Is The Day' by The The,' Alive, Dreaming' by Mellow Fellow, and 'Dancing in the Moonlight' by Toploader.
Catch Coeli, Leanne and Naara and Niki Colet at the Bandwagon Brunch this Saturday, March 17, at Frank and Dean. Go continental with The Frank Champion or enjoy a Filipino-style meal with The Neighbourhood Adobo Flakes Bowl and a fresh cup of coffee or tea while listening to our favorite brunch girls play live! Limited tickets are available here.
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Bandwagon Brunch is part of the Bandwagon Birthday Tour, a whole-day celebration of our third year in the country! Busy in the morning? Hop on the Bandwagon Bus and get access to Bandwagon Hush, our super secret show, or join us later in the evening for Bandwagon Nights #3.
Bandwagon Birthday Tour Pass: 1,500 PHP (inclusive of Bandwagon Brunch (comes with a brunch meal and coffee or tea), Bandwagon Hush, and Bandwagon Nights #3, plus Bandwagon Bus; limited edition merch: Bandwagon tote + 3 button pins; discount vouchers for partner establishments, and promo codes for upcoming music events) Get tickets here.
Bandwagon Birthday Tour All Day Pass: 1,300 PHP (access to all 3 shows and Bandwagon pin) Get tickets here.
Bandwagon Birthday Tour Day Bus Pass: 1,200 PHP (gets you into Bandwagon Brunch and a seat on the Bandwagon Bus, plus access to Bandwagon Hush; Bandwagon pin) Get tickets here.
Bandwagon Birthday Tour Night Bus Pass: 1,100 PHP (gets you a seat on the Bandwagon Bus into Bandwagon Hush and Bandwagon Nights #3; Bandwagon pin) Get tickets here.
Bandwagon Brunch: 500 PHP (online) Get tickets here.
Bandwagon Nights #3: 300 PHP (online) Get your online discount here. For table reservations, call 0917 570 3222.
*prices are exclusive of booking fee