Caffe Bene

SMX Convention Center, Ocean Drive, Pasay, Metro Manila

Caffe Bene
3.9
4.0 Stars

21 Reviewers

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  • 4 stars 9
  • 3 stars 6
  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 0
  • 21 Reviews
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  • 21 Reviewers
Category:
Coffee
Phone
+6327080410

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

Ruth D.
4.0 Stars

Asado Pan de Sal and Mocha were good. Place is perfectly quiet in the morning before SMX lets in event participants.

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Luisa E.
4.0 Stars

Club sandwich for Php200, I could get more from some place else for a lesser price. It wasn't bad just overpriced. My club sandwich was filled with ham cheese egg lettuce and chicken spread.

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Roy T.
4.0 Stars

First time to try Caffe Bene while waiting for the conference to start last Sunday. They have still a few branches as of now. They only have Cafe France as competitor in the SMX Convention Hall so they should have really good sales. Compared to the other one, they have more space to accommodate more people. Lines were really long during conference coffee breaks though so my patience was not able to take it usually. 128531

Interiors were nice. I'm not sure but I'm having a hint that this is from Korea because of the design.. simple yet homey and artsy enough. The place can seat probably at least 20 people.

Service was relatively fast considering the many people in the queue.. They don't accept credit card though.

For my drink, I was torn between Green Tea Latte and that other weird naming drink, Misugaru Latte. The one that's made from various stuff I forgot 128514. Finally decided to have the matcha latte which i can give 3.5-411088️. It was good, but not the best. Had a good and legit taste of the bitter tasting matcha but not too strong. It was not too sweet so I liked it. 128077🏻

Paired the latte with their ensaymadas. Five small pieces of ensaymadas were good for sharing. Their ensaymadas' base was tough but the coating and cheese were good. A bit sweet but I liked it. 128077🏻 just some three stars for this!

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Heizelle S.
3.0 Stars

Get a good breakfast spot at the ground floor of SMX convention hall MOA. I guess this is also a good place for meeting with clients/colleagues.

For the food verdict:

I recommend: Hot Caramel Macchiato (Php 145-160), White Mocha for CB’s Frappe (Php 160-Php170), and Caffe Bene’s Ensaymada & Red Velvet Cake for dessert.

What I Love:

I love the interior design of this coffee shop, it brings cozy ambiance with its wood walls and finishing touches. Staff are also kind. Less crowd compared to other coffee shops.

-xoxo

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Elaine T.
5.0 Stars

Yuck or yum.

This is YUM! :) must try their green tea gelato!!! :) 128154128154128154

Until my next green tea encounter,
Princess

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Dez d.
5.0 Stars

The ice cream here is a MUST-TRY!!! 128536

It's been such a long time since I've tasted gelato this good! This is excellent, super creamy, rich ice cream! None of the watery, run-down textured ice cream here, and flavor is rich!

The coffee is also delicious! We had a regular cappuccino to go with our ice cream--- I'm glad I got cappuccino over my regular latte, since the creaminess of the ice cream matched perfectly with the cappuccino!

My ratings for ice cream:
Creaminess: 1108811088110881108811088
Flavor: 1108811088110881108811088
Quality: 1108811088110881108811088
Price: 11088110881108811088

My ratings for cappuccino:
Flavor: 1108811088110881108811088
Price: 11088110881108811088

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Jenny V.
3.0 Stars

Their version of Caffe Mocha is kinda too sweet for me.

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Hazel S.
4.0 Stars

My sister, Dad and I hung out at Caffe Bene while waiting for Mom to finish going around the travel expo last Sunday.

I tried their Dulce de Leche gelato -- weird texture but tasted okay (though, I still prefer Morelli's). I also took a sip of my Dad's Caramel Macchiato which I loved 10084️ (I actually like it better than Starbucks')

Great coffee + great ambiance 128079

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Nathalie A.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Claudette A.
4.0 Stars

I'm not really a gelato expert so I can't really tell which one's ice cream or gelato, but I swear to the cream cheese gods, this cream cheese gelato is really THE 128163!!! Minus 1 star for the price though, because I think 115 pesos is too much for one small scoop. 128546

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Abby T.
5.0 Stars

Some weekends ago, i had my afternoon planned to study & do paperworks. Since the bf had to buy his dad a birthday gift at MOA, i let myself me conveniently left alone & be productive.

This was the optimal place to stay at as most of the coffee shops inside tend to be crowded & noisy. This one, however, this lovely one was sitting quietly & calling me to its arms.128525 my first time to visit & i'm more than sure it won't be the last. I had the iced green tea latte as i am not a big coffee drinker. It was delightful! I loved that i had the place (& a socket for the laptop) to myself as i typed & studied away. It was becoming my office until 2 big groups of Korean people arrived & made it theirs. Pfffft.9996128540

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JP G.
4.0 Stars

Coffee perk me up while waiting for the travel expo. I love the look of their stall.

Good service but naawa ako sa barista that's preparing the coffee - magisa lang siya. 1 order taker, one assistant handing out the orders and cleaning up, and the barista preparing the drinks was a one man team. Haha. Imagine making 10-15 cups of coffee at a time. Medyo my intense. Hahaha.

Got the hot choco for daddy-yo and I got the vanilla Latte over ice with soy milk. OMG, panalo yung vanilla latte. Better than starbuck's. Good job 128077

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Drex O.
4.0 Stars

I got really hungry after our bazaar shopping at the SMX. Good thing there was Caffe Bene.

I ordered their bacon and egg sandwich for 160php. It tasted good, and actually better than Tropical Hut's (up to now I like their simple sandwiches). 128077

Service was good too. There were Koreans before me, and I got kind of irritated at them for taking so much time ordering. The girl dis not even say sorry to me when she stepped in my foot. Not even a glance.128528 Anyway, I think one of the baristas saw that I was getting pissed off so she took my order even if the koreans were not yet done with theirs. (+111088️)

The place is small but is enough. Cozy and quite spacious inside.128522

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Karen P.
3.0 Stars

Super cute interior design and such a nice place to sit and hang out. It's a little bit apart from the rest of MOA so it's not that crowded, at least when I went.
The boy who took my order was really nice,
However, make sure you go there when you have some downtime or if you're meeting friends. They take FOREVER making a drink. They don't seem particularly rushed, so it was a little frustrating.
They also have a small selection of baked goods. Slightly pricey but great ambiance.

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Migs C.
3.0 Stars

Drink:
Misugaru latte. I've had different people take a sip on different occasions and I get the same feedback every time: like "Tutong" / "Sunog na kanin." The taste of sesame seed in your drink takes some getting used to, and kind of grows on you. It'd grow on me more often if it wasn't too pricey!

Food:
The tuna pandesal was just plain, and outright expensive for 75 Php. But it's the cheapest grub they have that could fill your tummy.

Ambience:

Eastwood -
Caffe Bene in Eastwood is a spacious coffee/dessert shop that occupies two floors. It's a great hangout place.

SMX -
Ambience at SMX where this photo is taken, is meh. The only views you get are passers-by and there is very little privacy because it's an open space, but at Comicon or Anime conventions it can get quite interesting.

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Marc C.
5.0 Stars

I spy with my little eye this one tucked underneath the escalator. Got a bit hungry while listening to the talk so I decided to have a look what to get here. Decided to get the green tea flavor with a cappuchino. Was only deciding on getting coffee to warm me up. Oh well, my sweet tooth won! Hahha 128540128541128076

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Gio C.
3.0 Stars

We were at the MIBF, and my sister was taking her time book-shopping, so my mom and I headed to Caffe Bene to find a place to sit... And maybe eat.

To keep our table, I ordered their last strawberry cheesecake in the display... And to be honest it didn't look too bad. The cheesecake itself was sweet, and could have used a bit more cream cheese. The cream on top, while good in small amounts, seemed a little bit like overkill. Finally, there was strawberry jam in the middle of that sea of cream, which provided a little tartness as contrast to the sweetness of the cheesecake.

The cheesecake cost us 175, which seems a little expensive for the serving size I got. I'll probably order something else next time.

My nieces ordered some gelato too, with the elder ordering chocolate, and the younger ordering strawberry. The chocolate tasted bitter like dark chocolate, while the strawberry was sour and felt a little bit like it had a sorbet consistency. Didn't get to eat much, as I only asked the kids for a small taste, but they seemed to really enjoy it. At 95 pesos a scoop, it wasn't a bad deal!

Overall, Caffe Bene was okay. We had a place to stay while waiting, and got to try out a new coffee shop. This is probably not something I'll really look for though.

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Em D.
2.0 Stars

After watching the UST-UE (woohoo the tigers won! 128047) and the DLSU-FEU (boo I was rooting for the archers! 128546) games at the Arena, Claudette A and I went to the mall to look for a place to try out. We ended up going back to the SMX convention center where Caffe Bene was.

I haven't gone to the one in Eastwood but this one is pretty small. Kiosk-ish? But anyway, got their ham and cheese sandwich for PHP 200 and their peach juice for I think PHP 140. Sandwich was on the 'ok lang' levelsss. Pretty pricey for something I could've made myself... The peach juice was weird. No wait, it was peach soda. I felt like I was drinking from a large can of fruit cocktail. 128556

-2 stars for not having clean chairs and tables!!!! We initially sat near the counter but we saw empty tables where the couches were so we moved.. Kainis ang kalat! They turned the tables into mini trash bins! 128544 They were about to close when we got there but I don't think that's a good enough reason to not clean up.. 128529128529128529 is there a good enough reason to not clean up?? 128514

Meh. I'll still try the Eastwood branch.

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Jaq A.
3.0 Stars

I finally tried coffee at Caffe Bene and it was good. The place is cute too and a good place to hang out with friends or family. Not a good place for work though.

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Mia Q.
4.0 Stars

The best cafe mocha i've tasted ü

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