Carpe Diem

153 Aguirre Ave., BF Homes, Parañaque, Metro Manila

Carpe Diem
4.6
4.5 Stars

27 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 17
  • 4 stars 8
  • 3 stars 2
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 53 Reviews
  • 62 Recommend
  • 27 Reviewers
Category:
Coffee
Business Hours
Reopens: 9:00a - 12:00a
Phone
+6328086481

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 9:00a - 12:00a
  • Monday
    • 9:00a - 12:00a
  • Tuesday
    • 9:00a - 12:00a
  • Wednesday
    • 9:00a - 12:00a
  • Thursday
    • 9:00a - 12:00a
  • Friday
    • 9:00a - 2:00a
  • Saturday
    • 9:00a - 2:00a

Payment Options

Cash

More Business Info

Wi-Fi:
Free
Parking:
Street

Most Recent Reviews

Jialing H.
5.0 Stars
2

Because I saw looloo's Instagram post last week!128513

I love everything here, food, drinks, and dessert! We ordered the spicy chicken panini, seafood pasta, and chicken teriyaki. Everything taste so good, especially the chicken teriyaki!128525
Of course, for dessert I ordered this creative choco lava cake and all of their desserts seemed to have a gardening theme. It was truly unique! Will come back to try other items on their menu.

All in all, I gave it a 5 star because it had good food, decent ambiance, and great value for money. Plus, I must say, that they have a great and friendly staff.🤗

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Paolo S.
4.0 Stars
2

Nainggit ako sa lava cake from AAA M's review and the matcha latte from Dennis O's. Hence, this post hahaha!

I don't remember ever leaving this place disappointed. Always loved their menu and their drinks. A cozy Korean cafe that made good food and good drinks, what was there to complain about? My matcha latte didnt have the pikachu latte art that Dennis O had, but thats alright haha. The lava cake ala mode was fun, quirky, and delicious! The cake was made to look like a potted plant, and the ice cream represented a pile of sand with matching rake and shovel (spoon and fork) utensils. How cute is that?!? Get. Out. Of. Here. Koreans are genius. Period.

Just wish though that the lava cake wasn't so dry and a bit more "molten" with some semblance of a fudgey core. But taste-wise... 128077128077128077

They moved to a new location just a few ways down the same street. A bigger place but still keeping with the chill vibe, with most of the customers just hanging out solo reading books or working on their laptops. Definitely worth checking out.

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AAA M.
5.0 Stars

Will work for dessert.🤗127874128514128158

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Dennis O.
5.0 Stars
2

Was surprised that I wasn't able to review this place yet, But the timing is perfect since they've just transferred to a bigger branch. Still along BF aguirre st.

Carpe Diem is gaining popularity in the BF food scene. A testament is being included in |ooloo top cafe in metro and moving to a bigger outlet. The place is now much spacious but still maintain the clean smooth vibe of the place.

I got to try their 4 cheese panini and hot matcha latte. The 4 cheese was gooeylicious. While the matcha latte is on the milky side which I like. Not too sweet. Also.love the funny pikachu latte art. Perfect for the pokemon craze.

Overall love the ambience. Friendly staff. Good food and drinks. Cheers!9749

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Elaine O.
4.0 Stars
3

This not so little café has one of the better food choices in BF Homes with respect to quantity and quality for a relatively low price. Service is great, staff are friendly and very accommodating (yes they accommodated my request of Looloo in my Cappuccino), place is clean and cute and has a casual feel.

I will definitely come back. 128522128536

Dirty Matcha 128077128077
My favorite, yay! Their matcha has a beautiful green color topped with crushed Oreo and a gummy wear that looked like a worm. Taste is smooth, creamy, and a little bittersweet just what the way I like it.

Cappuccino
The coffee seemed to be creamier than I expected but still it tasted good and I so love the 3D latte art.

Agli olio pasta is a steal at such a low price. Although it's very simple, the flavors are complex and it really allows the fresh pasta to shine. The flavor is rich, olive oil bright, and chili adds a nice spice.

Baked citrus crust chicken 127831
It is moist, tender and lemony with a nice crunch. A wonderful dish paired with rice and a fresh green salad on the side.

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Shareen B.
5.0 Stars
3

I'm starting to love BF Homes, Parañaque since coffee shops, spa, nail bars and etc. are just at reach! ✔️

One of them is Carpe Diem Coffee and Art 128524
It's such a chill and small place. Ideal for mini-research work, date (all types of it) and if you're just bored and wanna try something new.

This place is good for the eyes and most especially good for your tumtum! *burp* Oops, excuse me! 128584

My friends and I tried their NUTELLA HAVEN, DIRTY MATCHA and OREO MILKTEA - 100% GOOD
Also, Spanish Sardines Pasta (128525) and Bacon Risotto (128522) which was really satisfying! 1108811088110881108811088

All their food/drinks are also served at a very affordable price which makes you wonder how they made their food so good and the price so low! 128147

(The owner is Korean which is why we also saw Korean couples staying in the coffee shop)

Maybe one day you'll drive to Parañaque, might as well drop-by BF Homes esp. Carpe Diem Coffee and Art and you'll surely love your experience 127803🤗

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Patrick B.
5.0 Stars

Went here for merienda and ordered peri peri shrimp rice meal and aglio olio. We were hungry so please don't judge. 128516

The peri peri shrimp was spicy! Really spicy. But it's a good thing. Since that spiciness woke up my taste buds.

Aglio olio is my staple order. It's good and I wont get tired ordering it.

During this visit, it was easy to park since everyone seems to be outside metro manila or getting ready for the election.

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AAA M.
5.0 Stars

Remember when we all went gaga over cookies & cream flavor in the 90's? Well this surely brought back happy & sweet memories! Their vanilla ice cream topped with crushed oreos paired well with their lava cake and though it wasn't perfectly melted in the middle, I certainly do not mind as it's just really good and we all loved it anyway!

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Jan Minett L.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Ruth S.
4.0 Stars
2

Never thought that I will miss eating here!!! For almost a month, mommy and I avoided this place.. But since I needed to work and finish a lot of things, we went here for lunch up to merienda time.

We ordered one pasta and panini -- Spicy Chicken Panini and Spicy Chicken Pasta. Yes, same flavor hahaha!! 128020128020128020

And of course, we loved it! We really missed their food here -- simple, nothing fancy, super affordable and yummy dishes! 128077🏼

After lunch, we then ordered drinks. Cafe Mocha for mommy and Green Tea Latte for me! 9749127861

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Sheryl Anne B.
5.0 Stars

Been meaning to work elsewhere yesterday because working at home doesn't help – most especially when you're staring at a deadline and you're out of ideas. 128514 This is our fam's default place pag trip namin umalis, hehe. And it's a nice place to work on! Their playlist is nice, cozy ambiance, plus the staff here are very friendly!

I had their Dirty Matcha this time. And it's so yummy! I definitely enjoyed the Oreo bits. 10084️ Loved the presentation as well, parang may tutubo pang halaman pag matagal mong di ininom... so naisip ko baka sakaling tumubo yung ideas pag ininom ko ito. Hahaha!

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Jayson J.
4.0 Stars
3

Ruth S favorite place. I told myself i should drop by today even if i got loads of errands to do today. I have to try their coffee! Heads up that they do not accept credit cards yet. They have a really really good wifi but i don't see any power outlets. So i don't really recommend this place if you are running low on battery.

Since i had lunch already i just opted for their coffee. I see that they have a roster of good pasta and meals.
128204 caramel macchiato
It kinda reminded me of Starbucks. Well, cause it tasted like Starbucks! This one only tastes less milky. They surprised me with this bighero 6 latte art! The coffee left a caramel taste streak on my tongue.

The place aside from the good wifi and no power outlets, also got very very comfortable sofas, cool air conditioning and a late night chill techno-ish beat. The owner is Korean i guess, there were a couple of consecutive Korean customers. So.. Just go here with a pack of full charged batteries and you're good to go here. 128516

Meantime im heading for my errands
Dennis O cant believe you havent reviewed this place yet! 128527

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Patrick B.
5.0 Stars

The best hangout place in BF homes! 128517

As usual, ordered spanish sardines pasta and iced americano. I know it's a weird combination but it's already after midnight and I wanted to stay up. It's still good though. 128516

We really like hanging out in this place because it feels homey. Plus good food and service. 128077🏻

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AAA M.
5.0 Stars
4

Now I know why Ruth S has done 15 reviews about this place! 128517! A true comfort food cafe! Loved everything we had, the pasta were good, not soggy or bland! serving size is perfect for one. I had the spanish sardines pasta and carbonara for bf. My staff had the fish & chips. All thumbs up for our dishes! I did ask for a chili powder for my pasta since I like it spicy and bf ordered an additional f&c for himself. Inggitero128514. As for the second serving, the fish was uncooked and they were kind enough to let us have the first batch of chips and added more chips and salad after. Didn't get to try the blended drink but it looked pretty interesting!

They close pretty late and I'm happy I can run here for some midnight cravings, since you know, ang tunay na babae, nag mimidnight MEAL. Lol. 128514128523

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Patrick B.
5.0 Stars

It was Good Friday afternoon and I was surprised they're open. There were a lot of people there too. It was actually like an instant teleportation to Korea since there were more Koreans that time. 128516

Ordered oreo cheesecake. Of course, it's good. It has oreo in it. 128517

Also, since it was hot, ordered iced americano. Cake and coffee, FTW!

The service was really great. They welcome you with a smile. The servers and owners are really friendly.

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Ruth S.
4.0 Stars

And yes, what comes after Mandarin Palace? Carpe Diem!!! 128563128563128563128563128563

Right after lunch, we went here. Just 5mins away from Mandarin. 128513 It was already 2pm when we arrived and luckily there were still some vacant sofas!! Anyway, we just had drinks (no desserts!! 128546) since we're still full from lunch and no plans of staying for too long here.

Mango Banana Smoothie for the intense summer heat 972897289728972897289728️ I was surprised that I enjoyed this drink. It was not too sweet and I can really taste the mango and banana in it. 127819127820 Good smoothie but too pricey for 140pesos. 128517

For some unknown reason, we kind of overstayed. I was just playing Twenty and got really addicted (and irritated!! 128545). I was so focused that I lost track of time. And mommy was doing her thing. 128517

At 5pm, since it's already almost dinner (or late merienda), we decided to just eat here. Ordered the Ricotta Salad, Spicy Chicken Panini, and the Fish and Chips. If you love fish, you'll enjoy their fish and chips. Cream dory with melted cheese inside!! 128525128525

PS: try downloading the Twenty game!!! 128521128077🏼

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Ruth S.
4.0 Stars

Guys, may forever talaga!!! 128514128514128514 Right after lunch at Mandarin Palace. Went straight here for our dessert + coffee date. Service was better now. A LOT BETTER!! I guess the new staffs were able to adjust already. 128588🏼

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Ruth S.
4.0 Stars

Fondant au Chocolate - Choco Lave Cake w Ice Cream. Been seeing posters promoting this new lava cake since the start of the year and since it's Valentine's day, ordered it to make our date even sweeter!! 128517 Mom and I shared this plus coffee for her and hot green tea for me.

When finally served... mom and I had the same reaction -- 128563 then 128517. The lava cake was different from the picture.

Instead of vanilla ice cream, it's chocolate w marshmallows.
Instead of mint leaves, it's parsley!! 128514128514
Instead of seeing melted chocolate flowing when you slice the cake in half, you see a moist chocolate cake inside.

But I'm not complaining!! Yes, it was different but it's okay. It was good. Not too sweet and it was moist, just like how you would usually want your chocolate cake.

Just please please name it differently! Hmm, like chocolate overload, or warm/moist chocolate cake w chocolate ice cream. Something like that. 128514 And please, don't use parsley. That's soooo weird!!! 128514128514128514

Service was still the same (and it's not that good anymore). Again there was only one barista and she was juggling doing everything. From taking our orders, cleaning the tables, preparing the drinks, and all. Instead of being annoyed and irritated, we just felt sorry for her. She was running everywhere. Oh well. 128517

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Ruth S.
3.0 Stars

Right after lunch, we went here for dessert and tea. Tried the Blueberry Cheesecake (105) and had a hot cup of Green Tea w Cranberry tea (70). The blueberry cheesecake was too sweet and it would have been better if it was firm and not too soft. I liked the flavor of the tea, green tea but with slight hint of sweetness from the cranberry. 9786

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Ruth S.
2.0 Stars

What happened? Huhu.

So it's happening...

The day that I'll be posting a not so good review about this place....

Whyy, Carpe Diem??

First visit for the year and was surprised with the serving size. Same affordable price but with a smaller serving size. 128563 And the salad? Parang side salad lang. We even asked if it's their regular serving size because it was really small. Seeing how we reacted, they decided to add more veggies. Pero seriously? What if first time ko lang edi disappointed na ko agad? 128528 Plus they forgot to give us the dressing so I asked for one, but the staff asked me "ano po bang dressing normally para sa salad na yan?".

New year + New employees = 128529128529128529128529128529

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