Packed with the distinct flavor of ube and typically stuffed with cheese and ube halaya inside, this trendy take on the Filipino breakfast staple is making strides as a modern classic.
In this article, we’re listing down some of the best ube pandesals we’ve found in the metro. We scoured everywhere, from boutique bakeries to big food chains, so make sure to check them all out!
The 7 best ube pandesal in Metro Manila
Ube Cheesedesal by Little Chef PH
Ube Cheese Pandesal by LaViestdale
Ube-Cheese Flavored Pandesal by Miss B.’s Infused Honey
Ube Cheese Pandesal by The French Baker
Ube Leche Flan Pandesal by Bungalow Cafe & Bakery
Ube Pandesal with Cheese by Julie’s Bakeshop
Ube Keso Pandesal by Baby Pat
BONUS! Ube Cheese Bites by Auntie Anne’s
Ube Cheese Pandesal – Little Chef PH
Let’s start our list off with perhaps the most famous one, the Ube Cheese Pandesal by Little Chef PH. As seen recently on Umagang Kay Ganda, this little piece of purple heaven gets everything perfect: a soft, pillowy bread with a custardy ube-cheese filling.
Ube-Cheese Flavored Pandesal – Miss B.’s Infused Honey
Miss B.’s box of premium pandesals is a crowd-pleasing favorite. It’s a perfect mix of sweet and savory treats, with flavors like chocolate, caramel, matcha, cheesy egg, and of course ube-cheese ready to give your breakfast a yummy kick.
The French Baker is home to a ton of fine-tasting bread and pastries. It has had a reputation of “that cafe-bakery my lolo/lola always goes to”, but their recent offerings seem like perfect-fits for younger foodies. That includes their brand-new Ube Cheese Pandesal, which, just like TFB’s other offerings, tastes great. A definite must-try!
Want dessert for breakfast? You can! Bungalow’s take on the ube pandesal is just perfect for those of you who feel a bit indulgent and adventurous. You see, stuffed inside the soft ube bun is both a layer of ube halaya and leche flan. If you’re feeling a little festive, this is the one to get.
Bungalow Cafe & Bakery Molito Lifestyle Center, Madrigal Ave, Alabang, Muntinlupa To order, DM or call (02) 8282 4546 – for pickup or takeout only Follow @bungalowcafe on Instagram
Ube Pandesal with Cheese – Julie’s Bakeshop
Julie’s Bakeshop offers the most affordable option here. But don’t let that fool you. It tastes just like the pandesal you grew up eating every morning, but with a nice ube and cheese flavor to it! Seriously, you’ll down so many of this in one sitting.
Auntie Anne’s is best known for their pretzels, but did you know they offer an ube dessert, too? And I’m glad I tried it! These bite-sized little demons explode in your mouth with a silky, sweet ube filling! You’ll finish a whole box so darn fast, I tell you.