Experience Kanto Gourmet


by Irene Tria, via FoodfindsAsia.com

When you say Gourmet /ɡɔrˈm/ it is the cultural ideal associated with the culinary arts of fine food and drink, or haute cuisine, which is characterised by refined, even elaborate preparations and presentations of aesthetically balanced meals of several contrasting, often quite rich courses. The term and its associated practices are usually used positively to describe people of refined taste and passion.

That is why, when people hear the word gourmet, the message that automatically comes to mind are “expensive”, “fine dining” or “luxury eating”.

Established in 2011, the Kanto Freestyle is a collaboration of the Juanta brothers (Vincent and Val), along with their two co-owners: Eugene Clavarall and Ian Ocampo, to create a local-eatery-type but a hotel quality dining experience.


According to Vince wife, Sandz, it was one-fine day at home when he suddenly thought of putting up a business, a restaurant that offers gourmet breakfast with an affordable price.

Apart from the gourmet breakfast, Vincent Juanta, co-owner of Kanto Freestyle opted to hire out-of-school-youth who does not have restaurant experience to be part of the growing family of Kanto Freestyle. The reason was simple, he wanted to hone their skills to become successful in the future.


Just like Chef Norbert Navarro, head chef of the Kanto Freestyle. He may not have  proper culinary education but through hardwork and experience, he was able to reach his dream and become one-of-the-best chef at the Mandarin Hotel Shangrila Makati where he met Vince brother Chef Archie Val Juanta.

“Kung wala kang tiyaga, walang mangyayari” – Chef Norbert

(If you are not patient, nothing will happen)

Chef Norbert Navarro and co-owner Vince Juanta

Why breakfast gourmet?

Unlike any other restaurant who has limited time for breakfast serving, which the co-owner Vince, finds frustrating, he wanted to put up a restaurant that serves an all-day breakfast dining. That is why, when they conceptualized the Kanto Freestyle, they agreed to serve breakfast gourmet for a change.

What are the best Sellers?

open face sandwich

The open face sandwich is fully loaded with chicken sausage sandwich with cheese and caramelized onion on top that will surely defer starvation.

Grilled buttered suman with ube and chocolate ganache

If you’re craving for a Pinoy-taste breakfast, the grilled buttered suman with ube and chocolate ganache is the perfect choice.

Eggs Benedict

Egg’s benedict is an American breakfast or brunch dish that consists of two halves of an English muffin but with Kanto Freestyle, to make it more affordable, they used pandesal as an alternative which they have achieved the same egg’s benedict served in a five-star hotels.

Mocha Caramel Frappe

Do you still remember grade school and the famous street desert “ice scramble”? The Mocha Caramel Frappe is the famous “ice scramble” with a twist (more mallows, and milk powder), of course, Kanto can guarantee that it’s clean and safe to eat.

Aside from the delectable breakfast gourmet served, you can also enjoy the simple and cozy ambiance of Kanto Freestyle Restaurant that will surely satisfy the cravings all the walks of life.


Why should we try Kanto Freestyle?

Because we serve good food and affordable breakfast gourmet.