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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf

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"Me time" means coffee and cheesecake for me recently. As I've already tried Secret Recipe, I tried Coffee Bean this time.

The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf started almost a decade before Starbucks. If Starbucks is from Seattle, Coffee Bean is from California. There are several Coffee Bean branches around and outside the Metro, however, there are still have so much expansion to do to be at par with Starbucks. (My apologies if I have to compare it with Starbucks). I think this is more of a tea shop than a coffee shop, and I'm not really into tea (including milk tea).

I ordered a large Hot Cafe Latte (Php 135) and a slice of Triple Decker Cheesecake (Php 135).


Cafe Latte
 
Triple Decker Cheesecake

For the unfamiliar with those coffee terms, a cafe latte is espresso added with milk. I found the coffee mild, but maybe I'm just used to strong coffee. The Triple Decker Cheesecake are layers of coffee, oreo and Chicago cheesecake on almond cookie crust. This cheesecake is quite heavy and it's not too sweet, which I liked. It doesn't look appeticing though.

I also got a slice of Chicago cheesecake (Php 125) for take-away.

Chicago Cheesecake
 Chicago cheesecake is plain cream cheese with some lemon tartness on almond cookie crust. I love this cake! Again, it's not too sweet and I could pass my fork through it. This is quite childish but I love that it sticks to my palate.

Another thing that I love about Coffee Bean is the take-away cake box:

My cutie take away box!

It's so easy to carry the cake box, and it looks like a gift box. :)

Overall, I'd think I'll go back to Coffee Bean for another generous slice of their cheesecake.

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The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf
3rd Floor Bridgeway
SM Megamall
EDSA corner Julia Vargas Avenue,
Mandaluyong City
 

Other branches include Robinson's Galleria, Rockwell Business Center and many more

14 comments:

  1. I miss CBTL! >.< Ever since I started collecting SB stickers and using my Figaro coupons, I've never been to CBTL na.. :( I really like their tea lattes more than their coffee though, and I usually pair a drink or 2 with their cookies and muffins.. :) Maybe it's high time that I visit CBTL already and try their cakes :)

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    1. I haven't tried the cookies and muffins naman. I'll try those soon. :)

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  2. haven't tried this place... willing but haven't found it yet here in Davao... thanks for sharing. Yahweh bless.

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    1. Hi ralph! There's a branch at the Abreeza Mall. I hope you'll try it soon. :)

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  3. I love their cheesecake too. :)

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    1. And I'm getting addicted to their cheesecakes. :)

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  4. I am a cheesecake addict and I haven't tried the CBTL cheesecake. Thanks for sharing, I will definitely try this.:)

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    1. I'm a newly-converted cheesecake addict. Let me know if you liked it. :)

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  5. I used to go to coffee bean to read and drink. :) Nice

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    1. Hi Megan! I seldom go to Coffee Bean, but yes, it's a good hang-out place. :)

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  6. I like this shop better. SB tends to be too crowded at times. :) Cheesecake <3

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    1. I usually order for takeaway at Starbucks since it really gets too crowded. :) I really really love their cheesecake. :)

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