26th St. Bistro by The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

G/F Net Lima Bldg., 26th St. cor. 5th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila

26th St. Bistro by The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
4.1
4.0 Stars

85 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 27
  • 4 stars 42
  • 3 stars 11
  • 2 stars 4
  • 1 star 1
  • 109 Reviews
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Category:
Café
Business Hours
Open: 7:00a - 1:00a
Phone
+6327209558

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 7:00a - 1:00a
  • Monday
    • 7:00a - 1:00a
  • Tuesday
    • 7:00a - 1:00a
  • Wednesday
    • 7:00a - 1:00a
  • Thursday
    • 7:00a - 1:00a
  • Friday
    • 7:00a - 1:00a
  • Saturday
    • 7:00a - 1:00a

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

Most Recent Reviews

Kristin A.
4.0 Stars
2

I've always had a soft spot for the CBTL breakfast sets. So when we first moved to this building, I was excited to see it was opening within the month.

I was feeling the nostalgia this week when I decided to have my first major brekky of the work week here. This store isn't known for being quick with your orders.

Surprisingly, my Smoked Salmon Florentine came out fast - like around 15 mins! Kailangan pala Monday morning ka rito 128514 One of the two eggyolks were perfectly runny, the other bordering on soft boiled. I still loved them.

And because it's a 26th St Bistro, there is only one cup size and that is Humongous. My heart was still reeling from the caffeine well into the evening.

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Cel C.
4.0 Stars

Had a quick dinner here last Friday. It was a slow evening kahit na swelday nun. I guess the place is really big so it doesn't look packed unlike their branch at Shangri-la EDSA. Kind of irritated that the server kept forgetting about a few requests. Would have been 5 stars had it not for the slow service coz this seafood marinara is sooo goood! The best I've had in a long while. I don't do pasta often kasi mejo nagsawa ako when we used to dine at Italianni's every week (company perk, client kasi namin ang Bistro Italianno). Now I'd wanna eat this again!

Free wifi, parking inside Net Lima or in front, near Craft/K pub.

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Renee M.
5.0 Stars
2

Ambiance 128077🏻128077🏻128077🏻128077🏻128077🏻
Service 128077🏻128077🏻128077🏻128077🏻128077🏻
Shrimp Shiitake Pasta 128077🏻128077🏻128077🏻128077🏻128077🏻
Honey Chai Tea Latte - Hot 128077🏻128077🏻128077🏻 (too sweet for me)

I'll definitely come back because of their awesome service and cozy ambiance! Special shoutout to Raymart. 128077🏻

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Clarissa P.
5.0 Stars
4

Chicago Cheesecake is my favorite from CBTL but when hubby got this cake from his team for his birthday, it has been added to my CBTL favorites. Guiltless Chocolate Mousse!

Look at that gorgeous mess!

Thin layer of chocolate cookie crust, sugar free chocolate mousse and lots of dark chocolate shavings - gah! This one's so easy to love! Best consumed chilled, the mousse was velvety smooth and very rich in chocolate. It had just the right ratio of milk creating a luscious and toned down dark chocolate experience. It's not overly sweet and had this dark chocolate bitter end notes!

Super love 100841008410084

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Reich T.
4.0 Stars

Friday.  I was operating with only 4 hours of sleep.  I needed something to perk me up.  Went to CBTL for my GTL fix.  This is the first time I saw the options they have for tea.  My gut went with Double Vanilla. 

This is surprisingly good.  The marriage of vanilla and milk is perfect,  smooth and creamy.  I can't barely taste the tea though but I'm totally okay with it. This is the kind of drink that would calm the nerves, not scientifically proven but that's how I felt after my first sip.

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Julienne D.
5.0 Stars
2

Had the first sip of the newest Ice Cream Ice Blended drinks of CBTL last weekend! Met a new friend, too. Thanks CBTL for the invite!

You can also get a chance to try it at the Open House at any CBTL branches except the DLSU Henry Sy Library, CBTL Coffee Bars and 26th St. Bistro stores. Just present your Swirl Cards to get your free drink (from 11am-1pm)!

Or I think they're already available at all branches? Just check their Facebook and Instagram account! :)

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Reich T.
4.0 Stars

I used to imbibe massive amounts of Caramel Latte during my nocturnal days.  I switched to GTL recently.  I was never fond of the frappuccino / ice blended variant.  Today is the day i go mainstream...

Free coffee c/o ze boss.  I picked GTF for some reason (that's Green Tea Frappe for the layman).  Refreshing,  perfect drink on a humid day.

I'll probably switch back to GTL on my next visit,  maybe frozen beverages ain't for me.

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Cel C.
5.0 Stars
2

Sunday brunching with crafty friends! The place is really nice, with a full view of traffic along 26th and 5th. Few people dining so we had fun doing some arts and crafts while we brunch. I had Smoked Milkfish (P365) with coffee included. I love it! Generous amounts of tinapa and salted egg relish. I am not sure if the garlic rice was fried coz the garlic was topped only. Coffee was big with fresh milk and raw sugar. I really enjoyed it here. Servers were very accommodating. We actually stayed for 5hrs. 128513

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Belle D.
5.0 Stars

word pairs.

almond crunch.

get brewing.

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Mica C.
5.0 Stars

This shot was taken on a Friday night (yes, i'm one of those titas daintily sipping coffee on a raging Friday night). Take note, this is usually brimming with people on other days. So drop by if you want a quiet Friday you introvert/ workaholic/ tito and tita.

Expect to pay a bit higher for the service fee as this is not a typical CBTL branch. But as always, CBTL never disappoints with its offerings. I've always said that CBTL has a good menu that allows you to stay the whole day whether you're looking for a strong tea to tide you over the night, a hefty lunch meal or a slice of cake to satisfy your cravings. Okay, I feel like an ad for CBTL but if you ask me, I've never been to one that disappoints.

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John M.
4.0 Stars

Good breakfast indeed!

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Clarissa P.
4.0 Stars

This Coffee Bean branch is huge and spacious and has a great ambiance. It's also near a lot of good spots like Fort Strip and even High Street Central. We've been frequenting this branch since the husband works in the same building and we would always wait for him here.

One gloomy afternoon, I was feeling really down and needed some boost to get me going. I checked their menu and thought to get my all time favorite cheesecake - Chicago Cheesecake. I needed to pair it with a good drink because I already know how good this cheesecake was but not quite familiar with CBTL's drink selection. Not in the mood for coffee so I opted to check their tea selection. African Sunrise Latte sounded interesting and I haven't tried it so I gave it a shot and hoped that it won't disappoint.

My orders came and had my eye right away on the the cheesecake. Oh it was so good! It looks like your NY cheesecake but it isn't too tangy and it's a little lighter. I love the velvety texture and the not too sweet finish. Always hits the spot.

Then my African Sunrise. It came in a mug that was bigger than what I expected. Since it's a latte, it was served with froth and hefty milk portion. The smell was so good - aromatic and relaxing. It had notes of sweetness in it, more like honey, but nothing too overpowering. It also had notes of vanilla. It was so good! Like a warm hug of a good friend just when you needed it the most.

So, I asked the barista why it was called African Sunrise coz I was just curious and I would say that it's my new favorite tea latte and would try the plain hot tea version next time. I was told that the plain hot tea gives a reddish orange color that resembles the signature sunrise color in Africa. The barista also explained that the tea is an herbal infusion and so it's caffeine free! Nice!

Loved my stay here this afternoon but would still take out 1 star coz billing out in this branch is always a pain. I don't know why they take soooooo long.

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Clarissa P.
2.0 Stars

Went to Coffee Bean in Net Lima with Cherienne to meet the hubby after a tiring walk during the last run of Gourmand Market. Cherienne wanted some Mango Shake and so we checked their menu and got their Ice Blended Mango. It took them a while to serve it and when it came, it looked so nice with a hefty serving of whipped cream on top. But then again it didn't taste anything like mango 128528 It tasted like errrr I don't know. Like maybe cream? With a hint of mango? So then I realized they could have used mango syrup of some sort. Even my daughter who is not so picky didn't like it 128529

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Christina R.
4.0 Stars

One of the best looking CBTL's. Their food is really something I can cook at home. But we come here when we want a quiet breakfast. They're open early even on weekends. On Sunday's, you'll have the place almost to yourself. You'll have an almost unobstructed view (owing the the lack of traffic) of that beautiful mural by Bonifacio Arts Foundation and LeBasse Projects on the corner of 5th & 26th, across from this branch. We were lucky enough to see the artist duo Faile work on the wall last May. A lot of cyclists stop to have their photos taken there too.

Their Toblerone pancakes are the best sickly sweet pancakes you can eat. Food is just alright. Breakfast meals come with coffee or tea. Sadly they won't allow you to upgrade your tea to a latte. They don't allow you to plug your gadgets here.

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Reich T.
4.0 Stars

I am channeling my inner Irene Adler and opted to get English Breakfast Tea Latte today. I've always loved English Breakfast tea and it is my first time to try the latte version.

I like it. Comfort in a cup. It tastes like milk tea - sort of.

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Reich T.
4.0 Stars

Dont you just love impromptu breakfast meetings? Ze boss opted to buy coffee for everyone. I picked MGTL (Matcha Green Tea Latte) for obvious reasons.

CBTL's version has a strong green tea flavor and i like it. I am slowly getting used to the chlorophyll aftertaste.

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Maureen S.
2.0 Stars

Was extremely disappointed after waiting for 20 mins (preparation/cooking time) for their Chorizo Rosti. It was basically a hashbrown pancake, topped with chopped chorizo (extremely salty 128552) and 2 poached eggs. The plate costed php345 - which in my opinion is very expensive after tasting this simple, not so delicious and salty dish ☹️ i'd probably just have to stick to their drinks..

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Maureen S.
4.0 Stars

After a day of toil (naks!) I decided to unwind a bit and have African tea latte and pistachio pound cake. Really love the pound cake 128525 despite its name, it was really light and the hint of pistachios was just right 128077🏻

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Reich T.
4.0 Stars

Free breakfast courtesy of ze boss.  Don't you just love breakfast meetings?  Smoked Salmon Florentine caught my eye.

Food was served after a couple of minutes.   The dish is aesthetically appealing,  full of vibrant colors.  I was pleasantly surprised that it comes with poached eggs.   It's basically eggs benedict topped with smoked salmon.

I like my salmon raw.  The smoked version has an iffy aftertaste.  Maybe I'm just used to eating sashimi all the time.  The poached eggs on the other hand is done beautifully.  I saw a couple of episodes of Masterchef,  poached eggs is hard to execute,  one has to have quick hands in removing the egg from the vinegar infused boiling water and yes,  timing is everything.  The hollandaise sauce is creamy and goes well with the yolk.

On my next visit,  I'd skip the salmon and stick with eggs benny.

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Reich T.
4.0 Stars

Nothing beats the classic NY cheesecake. Simple, straightforward, no frills dessert. I have yet to try Dean and Deluca's version. CBTL will suffice for now.

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