Caravan Black

Net Park Bldg., 5th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila

Caravan Black
4.1
4.0 Stars

25 Reviewers

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  • 4 stars 17
  • 3 stars 3
  • 2 stars 0
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  • 38 Reviews
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  • 25 Reviewers
Category:
Coffee
Phone
+6329463610

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Most Recent Reviews

Abe C.
4.0 Stars
4

A couple of things are going for a one-off coffee shop like Caravan Black...
+ its introduction of Nitro Coffee last year as something of a different take on coffee. Released via tap, I tried it and loved it. Smooth and lightly creamy as a coffee gets without containing milk. It was an excellent experience.
+ great interior design in particular using the man in the bowler hat as the main theme.
+ hands on owners (met them a few times)
+ a pretty decent flat white
+ very good hot or cold mocha
+ great selection of beans (ask their knowledgeable baristas)

Been here before but I'm just adding the Nitro Brew experience I enjoyed last year and my hot Mocha and oatmeal cookie yesterday. Ahhhh, great hangout place. Post lunch at next door Vatos.

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Mae A.
5.0 Stars
6

Coffee and tea is always a good idea anytime of the day. Whether you’re rushing to work or just having a relaxing time, it’s always good to pair it with a really good drink. One cafe that offers both is Caravan Black over at BGC.

I had the Flat White which I very much needed that day. I was going to an event after meeting up with my friend that yeah, caffeine boost was a must. Aside from having a pretty latte art, the flavor was really good. As for the tea, I think my friend liked it. I forgot to ask him but yeah, I think he did. 🙂

As the afternoon slowly ticked by, people started to slowly come in and out of this cafe. Most of them came from the office judging by their ID laces. Some have their business meetings here but it’s also a good hangout place for buddies. Whether you’re just meeting for the first time or have known each other very long, some coffee and tea is good at this cafe. 128521

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Anna D.
4.0 Stars

Local Motion. Espresso, milk, honey, and coffee jelly. Well-rounded. Just the right balance between bitter and sweet.

Place is conducive for working or studying.

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Jinky U.
4.0 Stars

Bakit ang liit ng baso ng kape nila???
On my lunch break, decided to try their Localmotion drink ,P150. It's espresso with milk, honey, and coffee jelly. It was just ok for me. I still like their Cooper drink better.
Gooey Cheese Melt --- P300 128563
Guys, go for their coffee nalang, not for the food hehe!
Not as happy with the food - natmaku ung bread, the cheese was not "gooey", more like tumigas na coz hindi agad nai-serve after mai-prepare.
Also, initially I was planning to try their grain bowl. But I found out the grains were just a mixture of red , brown, and adlai rice. For P340-P360 price range, I changed my mind hehe! Kung sana may naka mix na 3 tbsp 128514 of quinoa, baka mas na-convince ako to order one 128540
Their saving grace is their coffee and the cozy vibe of the place. At the time I went there, 1130am on a weekday, only 3 tables were occupied --- a group having a meeting, a couple working on their laptop, and some Titas of BGC lounging in the sofa area. That's why I like coming to this place (on off peak time), I can just chill with a good cup of coffee.

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Jinky U.
5.0 Stars

Five Stars. Yep.
1. Place was not packed , only 2 tables were occupied. This was on a weekday at 530pm. So I enjoyed my order in peace (antisocial harhar) at my fave corner.
2. The drink . Cooper. 128523128076128077128588. Yes it's worth all that emoji. Coffee + almond flavor + hint of orange zest --- the combo worked!! #babalikankita
3. Banana Berry a la Caravan . Banana bread topped with honey and granola. This is yum!
I just noticed something though, if you'll order just a slice (plain, not "a la Caravan), it's only about P60, but topped with honey drizzle and about 2 tsps of granola naging P150 na hehe!! Pero sige na nga, masarap naman e Lol.

Looloo peeps, I'm eyeing the Local Motion drink + their grilled cheese sandwich for my next visit, is it good? I wanted to try din sana their grain bowl, kaya lang parang kinda pricey, hehe!!

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Jinky U.
4.0 Stars

Needed my caffeine fix, so I decided to try out Caravan Black during my break .
I ordered the Miami Vice , P160. It's a combination of espresso and soda water.
Hmmmm mehh! I liked the coffee part, but the carbonated part of the drink was just not for me.
But I love the vibe of the place, and I'm eyeing their pastries and other coffee concoctions, so I'll be back! And maybe next time I'll go after work so I can stay longer and just chill at this ig worthy cafe.

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Clarissa P.
4.0 Stars

I love Caravan Black's coffee selection! I don't usually order any of their food offerings here because I've had several bad food experience but coffee-wise, all good!

Had their Mocha today and I must say that it's one of the best in town - though Toby's still the boss. Strong coffee, bitter chocolate.

Attentive staff, great ambiance - perfect setting when I'm trying to get some serious work done 128536

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Ruth S.
3.0 Stars
4

Meetings are so much better when you're in a good and peaceful place. I like how quiet and simple the place is. Perfect for doing work, meetings, studying, or reading. 9786

It was late already so I decided not to order coffee and try something else instead. Was supposed to get the Matcha Latte but "okay lang daw". 🤔 So I ended up getting a TEA. For 120php, it's not that pricey since it's "premium tea", pwede na but when it was served..... AYY. I was not that happy w my order. The size was too small. I like tea but the taste was too weird for me. The taste was too strong that instead of drinking it hot, I had to ask for ice just to lessen the taste. ☹️

PS: According to Mommy Cla, the Iced Mocha is good here. I'll try that next time. Or maybe the Hot Choco.

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Ruth D.
5.0 Stars
2

Berry Banana bread and hot choco were both good! Service was great. Loved this visit because it was peaceful early in the morning.

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Marjorie G.
4.0 Stars
5

Our office is located at Net Lima, on the ground floor is an array of food establishments, most of them I have yet to try. One of them is Caravan Black, which existence I wasn't made aware of until last month. Yes, I have been working in this building for over a year yet I didn't know about this cafe.

So I'd been planning to go there, I thought maybe this Saturday when I get off from work. But I heard my officemate talking about wanting to buy coffee from CBTL and I told her that maybe she should give Caravan Black a try. Yes, I recommended a place that I haven't even visited yet, lol.

So I went along because it's raining and I want a cup of joe. What I ended up with is a cup of hot coco with marshmallows called Amigo (P130). I ordered it out of curiosity. I was expecting that the marshmallows would be small; just like the tiny mallows on a Swiss Miss. Nope! There goes 3 big mallows floating on top of the thick chocolatey drink. How was the drink? It was amazing! The only thing that I didn't like about it is that the cup was too small.

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Clarissa P.
2.0 Stars
2

Never had Aglio Olio this bad! Why Caravan Black?!? WHY?!?

For 250Php, the serving was too little. I mean, that's fine as long as it's delicious with quality ingredients. But this pasta? Haaaay...

Pasta was cooked al dente! Galing! Pero that's it!

Needs more olive oil, more garlic, more pepper, more cheese, more salt, more chili. It didn't taste like anything at first. It just tasted like plain pasta with a little oil.

Asked them to add more of everything and they were apologetic and complied but still... it came back with more oil, cheese, black pepper. Pero hindi pa din tlga wala pa din lasa! Onting salt please?

I'd say skip the meals here and go for the coffee. I also tried their Kaya Toast which was really good because of the Kaya Spread but the croissant was too small! 3 shy bites and done!

The mini pancakes were good too but for the price of 200+ nah. Too much!

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Ruth D.
4.0 Stars
2

Egg Breakfast! There were 5 choices of meat and I selected Bacon Steak. It was good. The set included 2 eggs, toast, pickles, and potato salad. I think the potato salad was unnecessary and too heavy; I didn't get to finish it.

The Iced Mocha was okay but a little bitter for me.

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Chili G.
5.0 Stars
3

After our delicious dinner at Fowlbread, walked a little bit to digest and headed over to Caravan Black. It was a little past 7 at that time and people were getting off work but I'm glad there were a few tables available inside.
Since it was already nighttime, decided to try their iced chocolate and hubby got the localmotion. Really like the quiet vibe inside the shop however, kainis yung mga nakiki upo sa labas at nag yo yosi lang 128530 restaurant ko? Haha srsly, buy something if you're gonna occupy a table.
Our drinks came and my iced chocolate had just the right combination of sweet and bitter 🙂 hubby's localmotion was a great picker upper too. Since I like nibbling on something while drinking, got a cheddar scone as well which came with butter and jam.
The prices here are really reasonable considering they're right in the middle of BGC. The big plates look interesting as well and I hope I can try that soon 128522

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Kristin A.
4.0 Stars
2

When Caravan Black first opened, they only offered pastries and cold sandwiches to pair with their coffee concoctions. Fast forward a few months later, and they now have hot meals and appetizers.

Last Wednesday my friend and I agreed to get their shrimp roll for takeout, so I called ahead to order for pick up after 20 minutes. When I got there, they managed to make only one because they weren't satisfied with the aioli they were trying to make for the second one. So I made do with a pre-prepped crab and shrimp sandwich and went away disappointed - the sandwich itself was ok but I had my heart set on the shrimp roll and there was no getting over it.

On Friday, I called again to make sure they have the sandwich available and I finally got to try it on my own. At Php 295 it is a bit pricey for a small sandwich but considering prices in BGC and the quality of the ingredients, pwede na rin. The roll isn't that big - it's between the size of the Girl + Bull prawn roll and the typical hotdog bun. But the shrimp is perfectly succulent and filling all on its own. The controversial aioli is ok - I guess if it's unremarkable then it's good enough for a condiment. The roll also comes with a small side dish, either a small bag of chips or a small tub of potato salad which is worth Php 65 - so the whole meal isn't really that bad price-wise.

Would I have it again? Yes, if I'm really craving for a shrimp roll. Bun Appetit's shrimp is smothered in butter sauce which my friend preferred. I usually like aioli more but this could be a draw for me. I'd pick Girl + Bull if I wanted to really indulge but it's too pricey.

There are other notable food items that I would like to try from their menu, so maybe I'd go for those if I'm not really craving for shrimp.

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Unisse C.
5.0 Stars
5

I was a bit early for our lunch |ooloo rendezvoos so I dropped by the nearest coffee shop which happened to be Caravan Black. Good thing too, cos I needed the pick-me-up from my late night the previous night. 128564

When I visit a new coffee shop, I usually ask what their best sellers are because they have their own craft coffee. I also like it when baristas explain the coffee and what goes in it.

I liked how they answered my query.

"With milk or without milk?" I said, "Both."

I actually forgot their best seller for the coffee with milk but I think it was Flat White. But one of their best seller for their coffee without milk was 'Amigo'.

The barista explained that it was like mocha without the milk because it had coffee and chocolate topped with marshmallows.

Sounded very tempting, so I got just that.

It was really good!! 10084️ The coffee was strong but it wasn't in-your-face-bitter-strong. It wasn't sweet to when you drink it as is. The marshmallow are very sweet though, so I think that acts as the sweetener when it melts or if you take a bite and then take a sip of the coffee.

My only complaint is that it's small 128514 But that's just me being a coffee addict. Even if I shouldn't drink too much coffee because I will palpitate if I have too much.

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Chili G.
5.0 Stars
4

Finally! Been wanting to try this place for months! But because of my schedule and their opening hours, I really couldn't find a slot! So after our lunch at HOITW last Saturday, headed over here for some coffee 9749
The bowler hat really reminds of 'The Unbearable Lightness of Being' yeah? Hehe 128522 loved how they were able to make the space look bigger by using light colored marble, mirrors and maximizing the natural light. It's not really a big space so using dark wood or something would've made it look smaller.
We ordered 2 of their specialties which were the Cooper and the Local Motion. I also got a cookie and hubby got the potato pockets (or something).
The vibe is really chill and professional IMO. No chatty/noisy millenials! Yes! People were really talking to one another and enjoying their drinks. Speaking of which, ours arrived in about ten minutes and we both liked our orders! The cooper really had a distinct almond taste while my local motion complemented the cookie well.
We were also studying their hot menu and they offer a lot of all day breakfast fares which I'd like to try out next time 128522

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Em D.
4.0 Stars

I've heard lots of nice things and seen lots of nice pictures on social media and here on looloo of Caravan Black so I was super excited to finally try it out!

I got their iced mocha and chocolate crinkles. The chocolate crinkles were meh at first but it got better. The iced mocha was strong but still very good. 128516 The place looked just as nice as the photos circulating online. Oh and when we went there it wasn't as crowded so I really enjoyed my visit. 10084

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Clarissa P.
5.0 Stars
6

If there's one super chill and cool coffee shop for me, that'll be Caravan Black. Fell in love with this place the first time I tried their Iced Mocha. I love the coffee to cocktails concept, the spacious place, the modern mafia cozy feel. It's like the place I would want to go to when I want some ultimate relaxation or when I want a breather. It has this "not too noisy, never too crowded feel" and the mix of couches, long tables, counter tops and the usual cafe tables gives the place so much diversity.

Lounge by the corner with couches, table side lamp and xmas tree and be transported to a nice living room in a nice house. Go to the long table with a table top lamp and high chairs and feel like you're in a library, sans the books. Stay towards the middle of the place with the usual cafe tables and chairs and just absorb the electric elegance of this coffee place.

Dropped by this place the other day to meet friends over cups of cold drinks. I would like to try all of their specialty drinks. Tried their Cooper last time and really liked it so I decided to get Localmotion this time.

Localmotion is their coffee jelly drink - iced and refreshing. Gypsy Espresso x Milk x Honey x Coffee Jello. It wasn't the strong type of iced coffee but that's fine by me. I still loved the mix - just the right sweetness, just a hint of bitterness. The coffee jelly cubes were softer than I expected but no sweat. I enjoyed this drink so much!

My friend tried their iced choco and she liked it! Lol

P.S. Loved the garland dressed with red plastic berries and lights! It was the center piece of their long table and I took a ton of pics here! Super Christmas feel! Yay!

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April H.
4.0 Stars

What's a girl to do when she's craving for coffee in the BGC area? Drop by Caravan Black of course!

My friend and I were in desperate need for a caffeine fix on a random day last June and I couldn't think of a better spot... We did not have to contend with the heavy door since one of the staff opened it for us... The lovely smell of coffee was wafting in the air as we came in, jolting my system awake...

I wanted to try something new and I got the Cooper, one of their bestsellers... It's espresso with a hint of almond, served like a cocktail in stemmed glassware... Shaken, not stirred of course... I thought this drink was smooth for sure! I loved the orange peel that appealed to your sense of smell as you take a sip... I have previously ordered the Localmotion, which was a pretty good drink too with the homemade coffee jelly. But I personally enjoyed Cooper more...

My friend was disappointed at their iced mocha (no nonfat option btw), which tasted rather ordinary... I would suggest that you guys try their Signature drinks instead...128077

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Chili G.
5.0 Stars
2

Hubby had a get together with his friends at caravan black but alas I was stuck at work as per usual 128529 I told him to get me pasalubong and he did!
He got me two of their cookies - not sure of the names though but one was like salted chocolate chips and the other was white chocolate raspberry 127850 both were good but I liked the salted one better! Moist with big chunks of chocolate chips!
He was also able to try a couple of their cocktails and he said they were pretty good. Can't wait to try it myself!

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