Café Ben-A-Bien

86 N. Domingo St. cor. D. Santiago St., San Juan, Metro Manila

Café Ben-A-Bien
3.4
3.5 Stars

10 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 2
  • 4 stars 4
  • 3 stars 2
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 2
  • 14 Reviews
  • 9 Recommend
  • 10 Reviewers
Category:
Café
Phone
+6327275055

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

Arvin T.
1.0 Stars

I hated it.

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Gem L.
1.0 Stars

We initially ordered coffee worth 240php. We are planning on ordering food while studying. We asked for the wifi password, the cashier bluntly stated that there is a minimum amount of order required, 250php. For 10php, she deprived us of the wifi password. Could have given her a 10 peso coin right then and there. She did not even ask us if we wanted to order anything else. Never coming back to this coffee shop.

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Camille R.
4.0 Stars

While walking thinking where do we stay and eat then we end up here.

The place was good the food taste also good and affordable the crews are friendly.

One thing I liked there when I taste the frappuccino mint choco blast it taste like peppermint mocha of Starbucks.

Must try:) 128077128522

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Ye D.
4.0 Stars

i've been hanging out in this place for quite a while but this is my first time to taste one of their best dishes - beef caldereta.

i would normally order their signature pasta, pastries and steaks but this is one common dish which made me like the cafe more.

well done Cafe ben a bien!

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Joyce Janelle G.
4.0 Stars

Food is affordable and delicious. Love the quaint and cozy-feeling ambiance.

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Abegail H.
5.0 Stars

the teriyaki don.

the serving was good, sooo filling. the taste was very spot on although I really needed to add some kick, thanks to the hot sauce on the table it made the difference. it was something sweet and salty with a little of both. moist and tender with some parts crunchy. I love how they garnished it with the pickled ginger because it gives the sour but spiced taste. love it!

am pairing it with top chef videos. what a day, I don't think I'd want to walk out of this cafe.

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Abegail H.
4.0 Stars

woke up a little late for breakfast and so I was left with dishes to wash with an empty fridge. so what else could I do but go to work early so I could grab a lunch nearby. and this place is my all time rescuer.

today I'm having their chicken teriyaki don which I was advised that will take 15-20 minutes to be served, I really wanted to try this so I guess I'd have my dessert first.

As I was looking through their showcase I saw their choco caramel cake and it was the only dessert that I haven't tried from them. i asked the lady on the counter to serve it first instead.

I was surprised that they served it on this cute strawberry plate but I thought they need to put up a bit more for their presentation cause the plate wasn't really adding something. their previous traditional circular plain white saucer is more sophisticated and is more inclined with their overall aesthetic for their space.

for the taste, I find it lacking for the caramel flavor because the choco cake was so moist and so screaming of a choco taste, the caramel on top was overpowered. how I wished they've used the caramel as their filling instead of a choco filling. but nonetheless, since the cake was moist and delish with a good comfy and quiet ambience I would still give it 4 stars.

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Angeli L.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Gordon L.
3.0 Stars

I thought it was OK.

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Elaine V.
3.0 Stars

My best friend and I live near this "mukang sosyal in the middle of the palengke" coffee shop.

One night, when we were so lazy to go to Starbucks in Mezza Residence, we tried this and surprised that it's not that sosyal at all. Their food is affordable naman for middle class people. They have 3 parking slots in front of their store pa.

We tried their Nachos and was looking for an iced tea but the waiter told us that they only serve fresh brewed hot tea. We ordered for it anyway.

When the iced tea was served, I was about to hold the bottle of the tea, when the waiter told me that it's still hot and that he'll serve ice and sugar nalang.

Turns out na fresh talaga yung tea and while you drink it, it feels so refreshing unlike drinking Nestea instant iced tea.

I also tried their tuna melt which is OK naman but I think I can do it at home. 128513

Overall rating is 3 stars only but will definitely go back here until there's no better place to hang out with my best friend. 128522

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Abegail H.
4.0 Stars

sorry kung naibida ko yung tinidor sa picture. 128513

came in and read their board of today's special. (actually the specials lasts for months)
it says 'tonkatsudon with 8oz iced tea for 125php' the menu is new on the list, name sounds interesting and knowing for their great food I didn't hesitated to order one for me.

still the same, good ambience of a warm welcomy feeling, good service and a lot of food varieties.

after 10 minutes my order came, first tried their slaw, first bite bursted inside my mouth like fireworks. marrying flavors-creamy with a hint of sourness, with a good aroma and flavor of sesame. this made me fell in love with sesame. every bite gets better. thenwent digging my tonkatsudon, and.... and... I was disappointed, the dish is so much far from the taste of their other dishes, this one needs help from mr. salt. and more more more sauce. I hope they improve the taste, but the meat is quiet tender though and perfectly fried with a good crisp.

Next time ill stick with their caldereta and beef salpicao.

still 4 star, thanks to the slaw and affordable price.

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Ye D.
4.0 Stars

Place is not your typical coffee shop - simple and less dramatic. You would definitely love their pasta, mashed potato and steaks. If you're a coffee addict like me, this is the place to be. Try their home made oatmeal cookies Php8.00/pc. Internet access for every Php100 worth of food/drinks.

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Abegail H.
4.0 Stars

This is the nearest cafe from my work and thank God its good. from their frappes, to their rice meals down to the desserts. absolutely delicious for a not so wallet shattering price that ranges from 30 - 250php.

this is their loved choco chip muffin. But this one is 1 grade moister than a classic muffin and as you can see thats it was generously given love by the choco chips. Even with the overflowing chocolates, the batter of the muffin it self still stands out, a not so sweet and vanilla-ish aroma and taste.

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April V.
4.0 Stars

Affordable meals. Sorry no pix for now will try to have next time.
Caldereta with rice: yummy like the sauce a bit spicy but tolerable some might complain that it lacks that kick (I did).
Hungarian sausage served with potato salad: yummy!
The muffins of different Flavors were also good liked the chocolate and blueberry Flavors.
As for their coffee not much to look forward to...

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