Novotel Food Exchange breakfast buffet_bread jams toast station

Novotel breakfast buffet | Food Exchange

My family recently stayed overnight at the new Novotel Manila at the Araneta Center in Quezon City. One of the things that excites me when staying at hotels is the breakfast buffet. So I will write first about the Novotel breakfast buffet that we had, instead of the hotel stay. Teehee. 😀

The Food Exchange, located at the ground floor, is the main restaurant of Novotel Manila. I like the bright, clean and modern vibe, as well as the beautiful murals on the walls.

Novotel breakfast buffet_The Food Exchange Novotel Manila

This hall, all the way to the end, is where the food stations are located. On the left side of the hall are the dining tables.

Novotel breakfast buffet_food exchange

I usually judge a breakfast by its coffee. 🙂

Coffee at the Novotel breakfast buffet comes in a beautiful French press. I love the coffee – masarap. Plus I didn’t have to bug the food attendants for refills.

Novotel breakfast buffet_french press coffee


A unique offering of the Novotel breakfast buffet is the fresh juice bar. They juice everything here – fruits, and most especially veggies. The red beet juice was a bit too much for the hub, LOL. But the Juice of the Day  – 3 shades of green – was so refreshing, the kids didn’t feel they were drinking juiced greens.

Novotel breakfast buffet_juicing station

Novotel Food Exchange breakfast buffet_watermelon green juice

Three shades of green (romaine lettuce, honeydew, cucumber) and fresh watermelon juices. Check out the stunning mural on the wall behind us. 

Novotel breakfast buffet_corned beef bacon

This tray of corned beef looked heavenly for beef eaters. (We don’t eat beef.) Looking at those huge chunks of beef,  I can tell it’s homemade. On the right is my breakfast heaven – BACON! See how they pile up together? That’s because each strip is so crispy. Novotel Food Exchange breakfast buffet_bread jams toast station

The bread toast station with an assortment of jams and spreads

Novotel breakfast buffet eggs station

The Egg Station. Look at that big nest. 😀 You can have your omelets, sunny side ups, scrambled eggs and boiled eggs done to your liking. The baskets on the left side contain 3-minute, 5-minute and 10-minute eggs. Can you tell that Novotel takes our eggs seriously? 😛

Novotel Food Exchange breakfast buffet_breakfast staples sausage

English sausages, homemade tocino, picadillo, and other savory breakfast items in this station

Novotel breakfast buffet_middle eastern station

The Novotel breakfast buffet has a Middle Eastern / Indian station, with different curries, hummus and flat breads.

Novotel breakfast buffet flat breads

Flat breads: naan, paratha, dosa 

Novotel breakfast buffet_salad bar

The Salad Bar

Novotel Food Exchange breakfast buffet_brick oven pizza

Kids, most especially, will love that breakfast at Novotel Manila has pizza! 😀 And they’re baked in this brick oven –

Novotel Food Exchange breakfast buffet_brick oven pizza station

Novotel breakfast buffet_kiwi danish chocolate croissant chocolate muffin

To cap our fulfilling breakfast, our family shared this plate of pastries – kiwi danish, a chocolate muffin, and a chocolate croissant. My favorite in this plate was the chocolate croissant. Melted chocolate chunks surprised me as I bit into the delicate pastry. Yum! (Iniimagine ko ulit ngayon.)

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The Novotel breakfast buffet at the Food Exchange is available daily from 6 AM to 10 AM. Rate is Php888 nett per adult. Kids ages 15 and below eat for free (for guests staying at Novotel Manila).

For reservations, call +632 9907888. Find Novotel Manila on Facebook.

I love this family-friendly kids-eat-free policy. Will we be back? Definitely!

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