by - 11:02 PM

Call time was 9 in a Saturday morning.  Quite early and unusual for me to be out in the streets that early considering the “last Friday night to early morning” stint I engaged myself into.

But I managed to be early to have my first meal for the day with Mr. Jones.

Inspired from the 1960s, Mr. Jones is a new up-market and contemporary diner conveniently located at the ground floor of Greenbelt 5, Makati City.  It is a new destination restaurant offering a full array of authentic American cuisine.  Designed by acclaimed restaurant architect, ECStudio, the interior features seafoam diner seats, fire engine red sharkskin booths and 60’s chic.  Mr. Jones transports you back to the time of Jukeboxes, roller-skates and good milkshakes.

Bacon and Eggs

Jones’ Famous U.S. Ribcap Tapa
Served with two eggs any style, garlic rice, atchara and spicy vinegar

Jones’ Huevos Rancheros
slow-cooked sirloin chunks with cumin scented black beans topped with roasted tomato, bell pepper and “salsa fresco”, American cheddar and jack cheese, 2 sunny side-up eggs, fresh tortillas, fresh lime and a bottle of hot sauce

“Big Boy” Fried Chicken and Waffles
Served with whipped butter, maple syrup, chicken stack gravy

Challah French Toast
2 pieces French toast stuffed with nutella and raspberry preserves and caramelized bananas topped with crispy bacon, powdered sugar and whipped cream served with maple syrup and whipped butter

For me to get back to my senses, first order of the day was iced tea.  I don’t drink coffee and though I know milkshakes are great at Mr. Jones my stomach refuses to accept it.

I was seated on a long table with known bloggers in the food and lifestyle industry.  Am I in the right table?  Yes I might be, since there were no awkward moments with this group.  I was greeted with a warm smile by a lovely lady, Michelle Magtoto, a marketing executive of Raintree Restaurants, along with other equally lovely bloggers.  After a few minutes, the group was complete.

I wouldn’t be able to provide insights on the do’s and don’ts of food preparation as I am not a food blogger.  Nevertheless, Mr. Jones is a destination worthy of visit.  With the cozy interiors, attentive and friendly waiting staff, not to mention the mouth-watering breakfast set all day, Mr. Jones will surely give you a gastronomic treat.

What’s my favorite dish?  The “Big Boy” Fried Chicken and Waffles for obvious reasons.  I love chicken in whatever way it is cooked for a dish, but the tender meat appears a villain on my so-called diet week.  I can’t even remember how many I have consumed unless my seatmates will state their comments in this blog.

Breakfast with Mr. Jones appeared to be a simple gathering with new found friends which made our qualms for the previous sleep-deprived days vanish. Indeed, Mr. Jones knows how to remedy a hangover (applicable for myself) and provide an atmosphere of fun dining for an all-day breakfast. 

Start the day right they say. And so I did with Mr. Jones. 

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  1. You were nursing a hangover?? hahaha!
    I love their waffles! :)

  2. oo. hahaha yeah un ata unang naubos sa table namin haha

  3. Sarap dyan sa Mr.Jones!

    This post reminds me of our happy dining days there in Mr.Jones and other restos in G5.

  4. I love breakfast meals though I don't really enjoy waking up early. Baka kain ako dyan minsan ganda ng place :D