Single Origin - New Branch in Rockwell is NOW OPEN!!!

Written By clapalisoc on Tuesday, 4 October 2016 | 09:15

Single Origin is not new to me. I have visited it's BGC branch twice and loved the experience each time. They're serious with their craft and that's evident with the quality of coffee and food that they offer. Their place is always packed - breakfast, lunch, dinner and even late at night! That's why the news of a second branch didn't come as a surprise for me. Expansion is inevitable for Single Origin.

Single Origin PH
Single Origin - 2nd Branch!

I have pegged a visit to their Rockwell branch in my ever growing list of "must go to/must try" restaurants. Great thing I got an invite for a sponsored dinner! Located just across Power Plant Mall, just beside Dean & Deluca, I went to check it out. Single Origin x Zomato - I just knew it's going to be a feast!

Single Origin Rockwell restaurant details
A look at the interiors of Single Origin in Roackwell

Went there a little around 4PM and I was greeted by the owners - Carlo and Jackie. The husband and wife tandem were very accommodating and made sure that we enjoyed our stay. Single Origin Rockwell opened it's doors to the public on the 16th of September. The menu is the same as their BGC branch. I loved the relaxed and very casual ambiance of this branch that's reminiscent of the original one. High ceiling, modern interiors, a play with textures - bricks, wood, steel and glass. There's a lot of natural light since they used ceiling to floor glass walls which I liked. 

Single Origin Rockwell
More restaurant details!

They didn't do away with their signature shelves filled with bottles of wine and coffee gadgets too. The restaurant also has this nook with a more privy feel, with long tables and high chairs, just in case you want to retreat for a more secluded stay.

Japan Matcha Latte from Single Origin
Japan Matcha Latte 180Php (hot) | 190Php (iced)

As we were waiting for the others to arrive, I settled for a cup of Japan Matcha Latte or simply Green Tea Latte. 

Japan Matcha Latte from Single Origin Rockwell

My warm cup of GTL came in with a nice latte art. Took some snaps and tried it. It was lacking some sugar but I only needed to stir to get the right mixture. 

Japan Matcha Latte from Single Origin Rockwell

It was good! Great proportion of Matcha x milk x sugar. It was smooth and velvety, I loved every drop of it! My Matcha heart was delighted.

Japan Matcha Latte from Single Origin Rockwell

Then came in the rest of the people in our group and they started to serve the food. We started with the first batch that had a sandwich, burger and LOTS OF BACON!!!

Shrimp Po Boy from Single Origin Rockwell
Shrimp Po Boy (Sandwich) for 260Php

This sandwich was filled with plump shrimps that have been battered, deep fried and tossed in a honey-mayo dressing. Served with some crisp greens with a light dressing and truffle potato chips, this sandwich was delicious! 

Single Origin Burger from Single Origin
Single Origin Burger for 360Php

When a burger has Wagyu burger patty, you know that you're in for a treat! The SO burger was nothing but awesome. It was so simple - medium well patty, melted cheese with lettuce, pickles and tomatoes on the side. It was juicy and tasty! The truffle fries that came in with the burger were good as well - thick cut and crisp!

Bacon Basket from Single Origin Rockwell
Bacon Basket for 195Php

Then the parade of bacon started with the Bacon Basket. These are not your usual thinly cut strips of bacon. These are thick cut pork belly, deep fried to achieve that crunchy perfection. Each chunk had the right ratio of meat to fat with a slight drizzling of honey. Great contrast of sweet and salty! So addicting, so good!

Bacon on Mud from Single Origin Rockwell
Bacon on Mud for 195Php

These are your usual bacon strips, fried to crispy perfection, served with a dark chocolate dip. Dip the bacon into the chocolate and boom! An explosion of flavors! 

Bacon on Mud from Single Origin Rockwell

The chocolate was thick and luscious, not too sweet and complemented the maple smoked bacon perfectly. 

Pasta dishes from Single Origin Rockwell
Pasta dishes from Single Origin!

Then the next batch of food came in. Pasta, pizza and brunch plates - I'm not complaining at all.

Classic Corned Beef and Eggs from Single Origin Rockwell
Classic Corned Beef and Eggs for 395Php

Home-made corned beef, scrambled eggs, side salad and toasted bread - this is my least favorite of all. I'm not really used to home-made corned beef so the slab of beef came in dry and too sour for my liking.

Short Ribs Benedict from Single Origin Rockwell
Short Ribs Benedict for 565Php

I love Eggs Benedict so this brunch plate came in as a favorite for me. The BBQ braised short rib was so tender! Served with garlic-parmesan potato hash, a simple side salad and a poached egg with hollandaise sauce, a little of everything in each spoonful is the way to go!

Crab Fat Pasta from Single Origin Rockwell
Crab Fat Pasta for 350Php

My FAVORITE SEAFOOD pasta to date! I have no other words for this but delicious! It's screaming with goodness from the crab fat that goes so well with the freshly grated cheese. Do not skip this when in Single Origin!

White Truffle Pasta from Single Origin Rockwell
White Truffle Pasta for 450Php

Anything with a good amount of truffle is heaven! Good thing this pasta has a strong truffle oil taste, light cream, good mushroom flavor, bacon and poached egg. The pasta was al dente and the fresh shavings of Parmesan gave it a salty finish. 

Breakfast Pizza from Single Origin Rockwell
Breakfast Pizza for 350Php

A perfect excuse to eat pizza for breakfast, this pizza indeed has your breakfast essentials! Bacon and eggs (quail eggs) with some "healthy" components - arugula and mushrooms, this pizza uses a "beer dough" for it's crust. 

The last set of food served is my favorite set - French Toasts, Pancakes and Waffles.

Strawberry Cream Cheese Waffle from Single Origin
Strawberry Cream Cheese Waffle for 375Php

We started off with the Strawberry Cream Cheese Waffle. Two pieces of plain waffles, drizzled generously with Vermont Maple Syrup and strawberry syrup, garnished with fresh strawberries and finished off with some cream cheese. The waffles were soft and light and the strawberries went well with the cream cheese! 

Strawberry French Toast from Single Origin Rockwell
Strawberry French Toast for 285Php

Three thick cubes of Brioche with just the same drizzle and garnishing as the waffle version, this one was finished off with whipped cream. The Brioche cubes were incredibly soft, yet firm. 

Strawberry French Toast from Single Origin Rockwell

They had this pillowy soft texture, so fluffy and light! I ate a lot of this! It's also important to note that they make their own Brioche.

Blueberry French Toast from Single Origin Rockwell
Blueberry French Toast for 285Php

Another knock out Brioche French Toast, this time it's topped with blueberries.

Mixed Berry Pancake from Single Origin Rockwell
Mixed Berry Pancake for 375Php

Two pieces of fluffy 8 inches wide, 1/2 inch thick pancakes that were as light and as good as the waffles and French Toast, topped with strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. This was generously drizzled with Vermont Maple Syrup, powdered sugar and finished off with whipped cream. Gosh, lots of carbs but no regrets since each one was DELICIOUS!!!

Single Origin Rockwell Breakfast Menu
French Toast and Coffee!

Note: Waffle flavors can be made into pancakes or French Toast. Just request for whatever you prefer. Personally, I would recommend for you to go with French Toast!

Strawberry Basil Lemonade from Single Origin Rockwell
Strawberry Basil Lemonade for 160Php

I also got to try their Strawberry Basil Lemonade. I loved the addition of freshly cut basil leaves into this drink. Freshly squeezed lemonade mixed with strawberry sauce and a splash of soda, such a refreshing drink!

Valrhona Mocha from Single Origin Rockwell
Valrhona Mocha for 180Php (hot) | 195Php (iced)

One of the best Mocha in town! Strong coffee, bitter aftertaste, right proportion of milk and a deep dark flavor from the chocolate. Lovely!

Overall, I LOVED our Single Origin dinner. Each dish was well prepared and it's obvious that they only used quality ingredients. Value for money plus great ambiance in the heart of Rockwell, go ahead and visit!

P.S. Happy Hour starts at 4PM to 8PM with 25% off on selected drinks. Also, from Mon-Tue, 7AM to 6PM, you'll get a free POUR OVER COFFEE for every purchase of a Pancake/Waffle!

5 out of 5 Stars for Single Origin!

--- Single Origin: Ground Floor, Edades Garden, Amorsolo Corner Rockwell Drive, Rockwell, Makati City

***you can also find them here: Second Floor, C3 Building, Bonifacio High Street Central, BGC, Taguig City

Single Origin Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

About clapalisoc

I am a workaholic mom who is also trying to be the best wife ever. I am a self proclaimed food lover, a frustrated cook and pastry master. I have a thing for books and scrap booking fills up my free time. Blogging? It's something I do once in a while when I can squeeze in some "me time" in this super busy life.


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