as we all know, Katipunan Avenue is home to some of the best schools in the Philippines. You can pass by Miriam College, AdMU, and UP all in one Aegis birit-fest song chorus. and to the business minded, this could only mean income.
I think Katipunan is one big foodcourt. you have the high-end coffee shops (last count: 5), manang kendi and fishballs, fastfood chains, pizza, home cooked meals, small and cozy restaurants, American, Persian, Chinese… lahat na! and now there’s a new boarder — Mushroomburger!
Mushroomburger now occupies what used to be a Jollibee franchise right beside National Bookstore. When Red Ribbon closed their branch, Jollibee moved into its new building and vacated its old location. since Mushroomburger is now directly on the ‘babaan’ of commuters and those taking the overpass, (plus because it’s new!) people have been flocking to the store, myself included!
i never got the chance to eat in their original store in tagaytay so on its second day in katipunan, i decided to have breakfast. it was around 7:30. and the place was practically empty. and the crew were rushing to accommodate the couple on the counter. another man was reading his newspaper, seated in one of the rows of tables and chairs in the store, waiting for his order (he had a number on his table). i could already hear them say, “rice bowl lang po available for breakfast.” and “10 mins. pa po eh...”, etc.