Caravan Black

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

Caravan Black
4.1
4.0 Stars

19 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 4
  • 4 stars 13
  • 3 stars 2
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 25 Reviews
  • 85 Recommend
  • 19 Reviewers
Category:
Coffee
Phone
+6329463610

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Most Recent Reviews

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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Alaid E.
5.0 Stars

Finally! 128149 Been wanting to try this #SpecialtyCoffeeShop for a long time! 9749
Ordered #LocalMotion as their best coffee according to reviews.. And it really is! 10024
With the right blend of bitter and sweet (my taste exactly! 128540), the kind that didn't hurt my tummy.. And the jelly? It's the bomb! 128163It balances the taste! 128523 If only i live or work nearby.. This would be my go to coffee shop next to cbtl of course! Hahaha 10084
We'd definitely come back to try out their other coffee and food menu people are raving about! 128077🏼
Hope they'll extend their operating hours though! 9200 For i sit and enjoy my coffee 'til the wee hours! 128556
#TheUnstoppableCouple #SunDate #MyLoveAffairWithCoffee #CoffeeIsLife

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Dennis O.
4.0 Stars

At long last finally got to try Caravan Black. I've been eyeing on trying out this coffee shop since it opened but they close very early for a coffee shop. 9pm on a weekday and most of the time coffee shop is our last stop. So I never got to try it out until last Thursday when Jayson J. got us a late dinner in Hey Handsome. I arrived early in BGC and was glad that Jayson and Sandy P. where in Caravan Black. At last!

I asked both Jay and Sandy what would they recommend for me to try out. Both of them agreed that I try out the Local Motion. So as suggested I went for it. Local Motion is a caffeine iced drink mixed with honey, coffee jelly and milk. Served in a plastic cup. I thought plastic use is banned in Taguig?? Anyway I'm not complaining. Back to Local Motion. I love how this drink combined a balance flavor of bitter and sweet. The coffee jelly felt like crystal sinkers in serenitea. hehe.. Very smooth and I love that they don't get stuck in the straw.

Overall Caravan Black is a place I would love to grab my coffee fix and a place to hangout if I work in BGC. My only complain is the closing time why so early. Hope they could adjust their operation time. Please. 128522

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Jayson J.
4.0 Stars

Visiting this place for the second time!
And as i observed their menu radically improved (well their drinks are still the same and are truly one of a kind, what i am referring to is their food menu)

Did you remember me mentioning about their sandwiches which absolutely looked like seven eleven sandwiches? Lol! Not anymore. I think they have pulled out their cold sandwiches off the display and added hot sandwiches in their menu (they do still serve cold sandwiches according to the cashier) their plated sandwiches looks good in their all new menu. Too bad was not able to try it since we were preparing (waiting) for dinner (reservation) just around the corner.

Service was good too. Thanks to the ever smiling server who delivers your order of coffee right to your table. (Well, you still have to cue the line at the counter when ordering).

128204128525 local motion @150php
When i asked what's the best option if i want a cold coffee drink with milk, this was their recommendation. This drink contains honey, espresso, milk, and coffee jelly. The coffee jelly was soft and breaks down while you sip it. Make sure to stir it well so the honey will reach the top. Or else you'll end up drinking the sweets first, leaving you the bitter espresso in the end.

Yeah, you need to still use your strength in opening the door (wow, this is still remarkable until now!)

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Abe C.
4.0 Stars
2

After a nice sushi lunch in next door Izakaya Sensu, the wife and I got our coffee at Caravan Black. This came highly recommended by Reich T. Very nice interiors. They called it Caravan Black to give a nod to how coffee was traded in the nineteenth century. The interiors also use prominently the classic bowler hats, another nod to the mid 19th century creation which became popular with the British working class then made its way to the upper class in the 20th century.

I ordered Reich's reco, the Iced Caravan, a Mocha based coffee. It was rich, but not too sweet, perhaps using more cacao (dark chocolate), giving it a nice bitter taste to balance the sweetness. My wife ordered their Americano / long black.

We met the owners, a young couple, Miguel and Chicho, and they recommended to my wife to use their other blend for their coffee instead of the one used that day, because she wanted less citrus notes. That was a good call, because the other brew was smoother, and I liked it when I tried it.

I also loved their green tea cookie. As much as possible, their pastries are baked by themselves, and I liked it's chewy texture and added white chocolate for sweetness. The green tea flavor was pleasant. Worth coming back to to try their sandwiches and other offerings.

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Josette P.
4.0 Stars
3

Been trying to find time to visit this new block at BGC finally had a chance to at least visit this coffee place.

Caravan Black has this Old British appeal with its modern/antique theme. They offer a variety on their menu from drinks to sandwiches, pastas and pastries. Since I'm already out and about, I only got to try their coffee on this visit. I tried Local Motion, a Caravan Signature Drink. It's uhm, an iced drink in epresso, milk, honey and coffee jelly priced at Php 140. It's almost the size between a tall and a grande so I think it's reasonably priced. It taste good! The honey is the perfect match to make this drink a little less bitter plus those yum coffee jelly that's so soft and tasty. My friend had the Iced Caravan Choco which tasted okay. It's cocoa in ice blend with I think choco syrup at the bottom. It's not so sweet compared to the usual chocolate drinks.

The place is really cozy. Great music, very chill place. I love the arts and the couches too. They closes at 9pm though. Forgot to check the wifi so I'm not sure about that but for an evening or morning chill, and for a quality coffee you can add this to your list when at BGC.

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Christina R.
3.0 Stars
5

Came in here to meet a friend who wanted to try their coffee. Not being a coffee drinker, I got myself a bottle of a kamias (sucks, I know) which I've never tried before. My friend ended up with a glass of white wine. Wine trumps coffee. My daughter asked for that colourful cupcake, which she barely ate, and a soft, chewy, chocolate chip cookie (her first choice until she saw the cupcake), that she loved and finished. I tried the cupcake and, nah, pass.

I was already halfway through my drink when my friend came by with the menu. "May menu?!" There I was obviously a new customer looking at the board for what coffee I could possibly like, may menu pala. No one (and there were a couple of them there) behind the counter offered it to me, nor suggested any drink. I should've checked |, as they have matcha green tea pala here. It wasn't on the board, they have it on the menu... which I didn't see... Sana they helped out clueless customers like me.

I'll be back for the matcha. And that other coffee drink with honey.

On a side note, they have a clean, tangerine scented toilet. Bango! However, I wish they changed the lock. I had a hard time locking the door in my several visits with my little girl.

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Kat M.
4.0 Stars

Ordered Iced Caravan Mocha (less espresso) for myself and Localmotion for Neil.

Both drinks taste good! 128076🏼

Location is a bit hidden so it's not as packed even on a weekend like today. Place itself looks nice, has lovely interior and i like that it's not loud, just perfect for hanging out and spending a rainy afternoon.

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EJ B.
3.0 Stars

After we went to Yakimix. We went to Caravan Black, it's a coffee house/cafe making craft coffee located at Net Lima Building at BGC.

We got Hot Matcha 11088110881108811088️ 4/5 and Pineapple cupcake 110881108811088️ 4/5.

There's a problem with the arrangement of tables and chairs of Caravan Black, medyo magulo yung dating for me. They have nice interior pa naman.

#ilovetoeat 12851510084

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Clarissa P.
5.0 Stars
2

Caravan Black is starting to become my favorite coffee place. I love the modern interiors, the spacious store, the nice vintage ambiance, the great coffee and their cool signature drinks.

Went back after watching Me Before You on a rainy Wednesday and decided to get one of their signature coffee mixes. I preferred a cold drink again instead of hot because of the humid and hot weather. The Barista suggested for me to try Cooper and good thing I listened.

Cooper - their signature mix of cold coffee served in a cocktail glass. Espresso x milk x almond in the form of orgeat (syrup with sugar, almonds and orange flower water), served foamy with some orange peel art. Makes you think if it's a cocktail or what coz it definitely looked like one!

This coffee doesn't have that strong coffee kick and is more for refreshment than for the coffee flavor itself. But then again I loved the creativity! It's cold, sweet and had notes of orange in it. I'm not complaining!

Definitely coming back for more. Also wishing that they'll have more pastries and cakes maybe, wifi and longer operating hours 128522

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Clarissa P.
5.0 Stars
3

Some coffee are best left hot coz they tend to taste watered down when iced. Toby Estate has the best Mocha, hot, for me but I have never tried it's iced version. Then comes Caravan Black...

While trying to kill time as we were waiting for hubby and his officemates, I decided to see what Caravan Black has to offer. Got an Iced Mocha and with just one sip, I know that it's one of the best that I've ever tried! Kinda reminded me of Magnum Opus... Strong and bold coffee, dark chocolate, just the right sweetness... There were even bits of bitter dark chocolate towards the bottom of the cup which tells me that they don't just use some chocolate syrup.

Loved that the chocolate complemented the coffee well and I can't wait to go back and try their signature coffee creations!

Also --- the space was lovely! Sofa, high chairs, chandeliers, charging outlets --- the place was cozy and had a relaxing vibe! Definitely coming back for more!

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Shayne B.
4.0 Stars

Spent almost the whole day in BGC yesterday with J. It was a boring afternoon at home so we decided to go to BGC instead. We are into this thing when it comes to having coffee or desserts: NO TO MAINSTREAM COFFEE SHOPS. 1285149996🏼️ We did research first and he let me choose among 3... I chose Caravan.

We entered the coffeeshop and it was a bit crowded. 128532 However, it's quite sad that there are some people who are just focused on their phones instead of having real conversations... Ok but that's none of my business. 128514128584128557

I ordered one of their signature drinks, the Cooper. I forgot the whole content but it's coffee mixed with almond milk and I forgot the other one. It's good, but I can't taste the "coffee" anymore. It was quite frothy also when it arrived, plus, it is served in a wine glass. 127863 J's drink, Localmotion (coffee jelly, honey, milk) is served in a cup.

They don't have much pastries yet. I was thinking of buying a cake when that time, they only had ensaymada and cookies.

The place is high-ceiling, with big paintings. I wanted to take a photo of this one corner with a big "gentleman" painting hanging on the wall, but didn't try to avoid strange looks from the group of friends seated on that corner. 128514128514

Service is fast despite of the crowd. 128522 The place is a bit hot too, maybe it's really the weather. Looking forward to be back here soon.

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Reich T.
4.0 Stars

PSA:  Do not take Bioflu while at work.  The lethargy is out of this world.  Uncontrollable. 

I made that mistake as i was a lil under tge weather due to the downpour last night plus the horrendous traffic.  I need caffeine,  quick! 

Perks of working at Net Lima.  You don't have to cross the street for a cup of joe.  I decided to swing by Grind.  Alas!  They don't have takeaway coffee containers!  Grrrr!  I counted 1 to 1000....to calm my nerves. 

Went to Caravan Black instead.  First thing i felt was regret....forgot to bring Slade!  The place is so pretty (in an androgynous kind of way).  Mismatched chairs,  high ceilings,  the light fixture is industrial era-ish, eclectic decor and wooden tables. 

I picked Iced Mocha (php 160).  I ogled at the decor while waiting for my coffee.  As much as i wanted to give you a blow by blow description of the texture and taste of coffee,  i really can't.  I ain't a coffee connoisseur but i know good coffee when i taste one.  Caravan Black's coffee is good. Just enough caffeine jolt to wake you up,  not too bitter and not to sweet.   Suffice tp say that i enjoyed my coffee and this is a first of many visits.

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April H.
4.0 Stars

After a disappointing experience at Grind a few weeks back, I dragged Jenn N to Caravan Black next door for coffee... Since there was no soy milk option (that plus all the food we ate for merienda), I ended up ordering coffee without Jenn... I asked for their bestsellers and my interest was piqued by one of their signature drinks...

Local motion is an espresso shot, mixed with milk, sweetened by honey and comes with coffee jelly... No non-fat option at the time-- not too sure if that is by design or if it was just their soft opening... The drink was initially just okay, but the more I drank it, the more I liked it... I liked the strong coffee taste as well as the coffee jelly at the end... The whole thing had just the right amount of sweetness. I definitely enjoyed it and I'm looking forward to trying more of their coffee creations!128077

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