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Cucina Breakfast Buffet at Marco Polo Hotel Ortigas

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Is it worth it to include breakfast in your booking at Marco Polo Hotel Ortigas? Read on to find out!

Here’s a pic spam of what to expect at Cucina’s breakfast buffet. The restaurant is located at the 24th floor, same as the lobby, and breakfast is served everyday from 6am to 10:30am. During peak days they display an info board of customer density based on the time, to help you manage your expectations. A similar board is provided for pool density as well. Great touch!
Now let’s look around to see what they offer.

Bread, cheese, and cold cuts

Pancakes and donuts. Plus a toaster for heating sliced bread

Filipino station with daing na bangus, tocino, and adobo. There’s also congee, arroz caldo, and champorado (which is yummy!)

Indian station with vegetarian dishes

Classic breakfast options – corned beef, beaked beans, and sausages

Egg station if you want to customize your scrambled eggs

Bacon in 2 consistencies (crispy and medium //more like medium 1 and medium 2 hehe), potato wedges, grilled tomatoes

Chinese noodle station

Juice station – they have guava juice, apple infused water, and orange juice. There are healthier cold pressed options to like mango papaya, beetroot pineapple, and apple cucumber celery. Yum (note sarcasm). If you’re looking for coffee and tea, you can request from the servers.

A selection of fruits, yogurts, and salads are also available

There’s a cute maki station too and miso soup!

Cereals — check

An assortment of pastries

And hey, there’s taho!

The ambiance of Cucina is very elegant. The servers are attentive, they refill emptying trays fast, and they clear out your plates immediately. The space actually reminds me of Seda Vertis North’s Misto.

You’ll definitely get your fill dining at Cucina in the morning, but if you’re not a breakfast person (like me), go ahead and exclude it in your booking to save money. I know I will in my next stay hehe.