This is breakfast... Philippines style. The kind of comfort food that comes from a diner, or by any owner who can refer to himself as everyone's “Uncle.”This is breakfast... Philippines style. The kind of comfort food that comes in a diner, or from an owner who refers to himself as “Uncle.” It’s the kind of satisfying, soulful meal that requires a fork and a spoon instead of a knife. The sweet, garlicky longanisa, grilled, sliced Tocino and... Spam. It’s the trinity of Filipino breakfast meats... and here, at this cozy diner, you’ll feel a little closer to home. That is, if you’re actually Filipino like half the patrons in this place. And if you’re not? Well, the unfamiliar foods still manage to seem familiarly comforting. Also: downright delicious.
Of course, Uncle Mike’s serves the requisite American diner standards, too: eggs and bacon, chicken sandwiches and patty melts, breakfast and lunch staples all the day long. But it doesn't take long to realize why this place has become the destination for Filipino dining. Trust the Chicago-born, Filipino-by-marriage owner Mike to introduce you to what might become your new standard of breakfast food. Nothing like the smell of hot Spam in the morning, right? Right.
Skirt Steak, $14.95 (full portion)
Pork Chop, $10.95
Monday - Saturday, 5 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sunday, 6 a.m. - 3 p.m.