EDSA Beverage Design Group

209 EDSA, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila

EDSA Beverage Design Group
4.2
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Karen G.
4.0 Stars

Loved their cappuccino -- so smooth and delicious! Doesn't need any sweetener at all! Minus one star because they don't have wifi. C'mon, a hip place like this should provide free wifi, right!

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Kheen S.
5.0 Stars

Wanna know the way to your father's heart?
Through Clothes and FREE COFFEE!
Drop by at any Fred Perry branch near you and celebrate Fathers Day and enjoy specialty coffee brought to you by EDSA Beverage Design Group!

On their second year, I was invited over by EDSA's Barista Champion Miko Simangan, who happens to be a good friend and mentor of mine in Fred Perry Trinoma. I indulged into their Specialty Coffee from Nyamanabe, Rwanda. Meanwhile, specialty coffees are coffees that undergo meticulous process from plantation to cup. And mostly are produced in only small batches.
With the case of the coffee I tasted, it was sourced by a store operated by a couple in Singapore, which goes by the name Nylon.

You can also enjoy Latte Arts with Miko's very own Espresso Blend, Dark Matter Theory that goes well with a bar of Laduree chocolate! But I suggest you try their specialty coffee! Just ask for black.

Hurry! Catch them while you can! Today's their last day!
HAPPY FATHERS DAY!

#fathersdayspecial #specialtycoffeeforaspecialperson #edsabeveragedesigngroup #stapbadcoffeeworldwide

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An J.
5.0 Stars
4

I went to Edsa Beverage Design with some friends in EDSA.It is very small cafe near Metrobank, Tile Gallery and Sambokojin.

It is my first time to go to this place.Someone recommend us this palace.

We ordered Queso de Bola Cheesecake, Hot Expresso, Ginger Beer and Cold Latte aka "Off White".Everything we ordered so good.

The place is clean and small.But the service is good.The ambiance is good.The place is quiet.The price is affordable.The dessert is good.

I recommend you this place if you like to drink beer and coffee.The coffee shop do their own coffee mix and beer.And you want to try different coffee shop other than Starbucks.This coffee shop is the place for you to go.You have to be early if you want to have a good parking slot.It has only few parking slots outside the coffee shop.I want to try their appetizers, main courses and other dessert next time that I visit this coffee shop.

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Camille S.
4.0 Stars
4

Been wanting to try EDSA Beverage Design Group for months now so this is a much awaited review (well, at least for me). The place is literally along EDSA; you have to been keen in looking for their logo as you might miss it. It’s right beside Shakey’s along EDSA Greenhills area. Upon entering the place, you’ll immediately “smell” the drinks. It was strong yet so intriguing. If you’re not into alcohol, you’ll probably get turned off by this. The interiors in the first floor is also kinda hipster so hippies would have a least 3 IG-ready photos before they even reached the second floor.

The second floor is where the fun begins. You’ll be welcomed by the bar as it is situated beside the top of the stairs. There were few chairs and tables beside the bar. We were a big group so we took over the couch and wooden stools on the far end of the room. We were so lucky we had the room to ourselves. Beside the couch was an old Pirates of the Caribbean game where you can buy tokens from the bartenders for 20 pesos each.

For the drinks, we tried a lot since there were so many to choose from.
- PCR (Pamplemousse, Citron, Rose, Fizz) - It’s a craft soda but I chose to let them serve it with scotch on the side. I didn’t get to taste the scotch that much, probably because it was easily diluted with the ice. But overall, the mix was good!
- Long Tory (Scotch, Orange Thyme syrup, Fizz) - It’s one of their strongest ready-to-drink bottled cocktails. The bartender described it as “not for the faint of heart”. This time, you’ll taste/smell/feel the scotch right away. I immediately got it why it was described as such. The hint of orange thyme was good to put some additional flavor or probably to tone down the scotch. It wasn’t that successful though as this drink tasted so strong up to the last drop.
- Ginger Beer - I think it’s their version of ginger ale. I’ve had my fair share of ginger ale in the past but this drink was nothing compared to those as the smell/taste of ginger overpowers the whole drink.
- Liberation - It’s one of their craft beers which reminded me of a super strong Pale Pilsen.

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Euge H.
3.0 Stars

If I were to want a bachelor's loft, this would be it. Spacious, rustic yet modern design rules the place. Unfortunately, it isn't really a resto nor much of a beverage place by my standards - only a handful of items on the menu served in medium-sized portion good enough for one, really. Coffee options were very few although those for cocktails and beers were satisfactory. Other negatives - weak A/C and limited parking. No reason to go back.

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Elaine O.
4.0 Stars

Me and my friend always looks for the new place in town and Edsa Beverage Design Group has been in our list since early last year so today is one ticked off from our list, yey!

EBDG is a brewery and a restaurant. They are located along Edsa and their place is big and cool; not too crowded, they have a space for everyone and I love that the staff are bery welcoming and very interactive. I love the selection of their coffee, cocktails and craft beers. I love that you can have it the usual (standard bottled beers) way or they can prepare it according to your taste if you want to experiment and be adventurous with your drinks. The food selection is also ok, we ordered Beef Teriyaki Arinachi (128077128077good) and the Thai Sausage Onion and Cream Pasta (128077 a little bit undercooked). Overall experience is good and will definitely back.

P.S
If you have time you can visit them every Wednesday at 10am for the Public Cupping day. It is open to public for free.

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Dennis O.
4.0 Stars

Was supposed to meet Jayson J and other foodtripper for a food crawl in kapitolyo but due to different reasons the food crawl was resched. Me for one had a client in gateway and had to literally crawl EDSA due to the heavy traffic. Well Happy 30th EDSA Anniversary! After my client meeting to kill some time from the traffic we drop by EDSA Brewery.

Finally got to drop by this place. The location is quite hard for people coming from the south. The place is located just beside DADs Sambo Kojin in EDSA. At first look the place looks like closed because of the brewery on the ground floor. But just ask the guard and he will point you to the second floor. The place is so cool. Got different spaces for office, workshop, pinball, terrace and bar. Got the industrial atmosphere. If you are a fan of brewing coffee or beer you must visit this place!

For the food we just order a light meal since we were already full from a client meeting.
128205Beef Terriyaki Arinachi - this one is good and looks good! It was like a tamoyaki but instead it was a rice ball deep fried with beef inside. Tasted great and love the sauce. The melted cheese and nori added more flavor to it.

128205Thai Sausage Onion and Cream Pasta - this one tasted like a creamy bicol express with the slight spicy flavor. It tasted good but the pasta was undercooked. Some of the penne are sticking together and tough to chew.

128205Dark Matter Theory Coffee - love this coffee. A great combination of sweet bitterness. They really know their craft when it comes to coffee.

Also learned that this place is owned by the same person behind curator. Thats why you will get that same vibe. A blend of Coffee and Bar relax kind of feeling. They also conduct brewing class if you are interested and wednesday morning is cupping day free coffee tasting. This indeed the place to learn more about coffee. 1285229749

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Jayson J.
5.0 Stars

Are you caught in traffic southbound EDSA?
Do you feel like the sudden urge to go to the Curator and have coffee but then realized you are at QC?
Do feel like learning more about coffee?
Do you feel like having free cup of coffee during a Wednesday morning?
What about relaxing in the midst of the heavy traffic at EDSA?

Here's what can solve to all those urges.
Edsa beverage design group err... Can i just call ot EB?... Offers you high class third wave coffee along edsa. It's located near sambokojin just right after the shell station.
Parking here is not so hard.you can park in front of the bldg, or street park behind the gas station..
I was wondering about this cafe. The moment i entered i thought it was a warehouse... But then i asked the guard where is the coffee and he told me it's located in the second floor... I went upstairs and gasp as i saw the huge bar where quite a number of baristas roaming around (i actually did not know they were baristas until one in civilan served my cake)

Yes! They are same with the curator of makati! That time i was lucky enough they serve purple haze! Man. I did not hesitate to order that!
I had the keso de bola cheesecake.
It has at least three and not necessarily layers, the first part is the crust. Its quite compacted. Tasted good old grahams. The next part is the keso de bola filling. Yeah. There're real keso de bola shavings. The top part was the creamcheese part. It extends to the sides. (see IG pic) then thin lined with some lime jelly.

They also have dark chocolate cheesecake unfortunately wla stock at that time. They also serve meals. Heavier than curators'

Oh, come here every wednesday morning around 9am. they have free coffee and talks about coffee.. Cupping... Etc.. Haha. Excited to learn as well. So its definitely a yes i will go back.

The ambiance? Good for catching up, meetings or just relaxing. It has a rustic-homey feel and it also turns into a soft bar at night. Though it's open until 12am unlike curator who's up until 2am. (thing is they're just considerate of the neighborhood) they open most of the time 8am.. Not so early.. Just the right time where traffic jams begin 128517

Oh, this place is worth going back.

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Unisse C.
4.0 Stars

I love the ambiance of this place! It's a perfect place to hang if you just want to chill with your friends.

We had coffee, dinner and drinks here. It's a good one stop destination for almost everything! What I love here is that the staff are very accommodating and they explain their dishes, drinks and everything!

If you want to know more about coffee, they'll be happy to explain it to you. If you want to know more about the mixed drinks, they'll also explain it to you!

For dinner, I had their salmon with oranges and a citrus dressing. The cook on the salmon was really good and their salmon was really fresh! It was a good meal. Though it can be a bit pricey since it is a slab of salmon.

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Paolo S.
4.0 Stars

Achievement unlocked. Being from the south, i've never really had a clean chance to hit this place up. I've been wanting to go for months now, but being on the northern end of edsa southbound side... ughhh... factor in researching how and where to park, optimal time of day, etc. But the stars aligned yesterday and i had an errand to do that brought me to QC in the morning. So i put my prior research to good use and finally made it!

Coffee was great as expected. Folks from #ykw roasters know their stuff and the flavor profiles of the beans they serve. The food was delicious! Simple, straightforward, minimalistic, but really good! Tried the parmesan chips (potato slices with cray levels of garlic and parmesan. Warning, those can get pretty addicting 128517. Then I had their salmon which they copied straight from the recipe book of the legendary French Laundry. Ahhhh, it was so tender, juicy, and flavorful. That citrus-y vinegar-y bite that hits you really makes it stand out. 128076 Wanted to finish it all off with some cheesecake but they ran out. 128559

The crowd was pretty hipster. I felt like I stuck out like a sore thumb haha. Here i am, this IT guy working for a sin product company, in the company of graphic designers, production planners, script writers, and the like. The interiors had this laboratory / industrial / bar / cafe theme going that was pretty cool. And plus points for that pinball machine at the corner. 128076

Hope to come back to try their cocktails and the quezo de bola cheesecake!

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Roxy F.
4.0 Stars

The interior's every nook and cranny is totally Instagram-able. Despite the studio's location on the busiest street in the Metro, its relatively quiet and has the word "chill" written all over.
If you hate crowded cafes, I suggest that you go here on a weekend morning, where parking is also hassle-free.
One things for sure: research first before going here.
Research on how to get there, as it is partly hidden and, research on a desired coffee recipe because their coffee menu is only limited to 4 drinks. But never fret! Their skilled baristas can whip anything caffeine-based as long as it is not syrup or ice-blended. And by skilled, I do mean that they are legit coffee-gurus as they also hold workshops (ask them for the sched).
Unfortunately, going on a weekend morning means a limit on their food menu as desserts that time are not available. Good thing this BLT Croissant is a jackpot because those bacon strips are really huge! Not to mention that balanced mix of cheese-saltiness and sweet veggies.
Will definitely go back here for an after-office cocktail.
To the people behind Edsa Beverage, may I suggest that a hearty breakfast menu (like say Eggs Benedict and Fluffy Pancakes?) be available anytime soon? :)

#loolooexplorerpackgiveaway

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Melody T.
4.0 Stars

Glad I gave this place a second chance. Cold brew bottle was finally available, hooray! Chose the stronger brew and was not disappointed.

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Natasha V.
1.0 Stars

Coffee was good. Food actually tastes great with generous servings.

The catch? 2 of our orders came with human hair. Not just 1 but 2.

First, the potato chips we were munching on had about 4-5 little hairs on it. It looked like part of the garnish which made it even more disgusting. Too bad I didn't get to take a picture as the server-barista was too quick to remove the plateful of potato chips from our table. He came back and apologized but didn't answer me when I asked which part of the body those hairs came from.

So we moved on. We were given a "new" batch of parmesan potato chips and it was hair-free thank God. We almost forgot about the hair incident.. Until my friend found another [hair] on our spanish sardines aglio olio pasta.

Strike 2. Photo of the pasta is found on here with the hair intertwined with the noodles. After that we couldn't help ourselves and asked each other to check all the food and drinks on our table for any more body hairs!

I understand things like these can happen but usually it doesn't go over 1 time. To be served 2 dishes with various amount of hair is just unacceptable.

Sure the food tastes great. Coffee good. But sorry Edsa Beverage Design Studio, our visit was a disappointment. I guess we could've forgiven you just a little bit (this could've been 2 stars!) if you hadn't charged us anymore for the 2 unsanitary dishes that were served to us.

I think it's absolutely safe to say that we will just stick to the 3rd wave coffee shops in Broadway, in Makati and in the South.

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Anton M.
4.0 Stars

I think the coffee only exacerbated my already agitated state. It's never a good experience to drive along EDSA. Real quick tip here: do not drive up to the lot where EDSA BDG is on, but instead drive past it & wait until Shell pops into view on your right then either go through it or make a right on the succeeding street. That's where you park and not in the lot said the guard who approached me there. I missed it the first time and had to go around (ortigas ave. connecticut, annapolis?) to get back on EDSA before I finally figured it out and park.

I got the dirty white. I'm no coffee connoisseur so I don't really know how to describe coffee, but I'd say the taste is rather strong.

I opted to sit in the balcony and had to endure the EDSA traffic noise - the unforgiving honks by the buses, etc. With a bit of potent coffee already in my system on top of the agitation that was built up by driving on EDSA, the ear-splitting noise that came from those buses only made it worse. I went there to read and I ended up repeating sentences before I could fully understand them.

Stay inside. Go there on a light traffic day like Sunday.

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Alyssa Alyanna B.
4.0 Stars

The place is very cozy and not too crowded. You can just chill and enjoy a good book without being disturbed.

I love their cold brew. It gives a different taste to your coffee. I dunno how to describe the taste but I do know that it's not just an ordinary coffee you can get somewhere.

A bit pricey I must say but it's worth it. 1285139749

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Nicole S.
5.0 Stars

Great place for artisan coffee! Price isn't bad as well! Quezo De Bola Cheesecake was good as well!

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Kim L.
3.0 Stars

Secluded and very hipster. This place is not for those who enjoy people-watching nor those who prefer studying in coffee places (because the dimness of the light can be quite sleep-inducing).128541 But it's suited for those who'd rather have some chill, alone time or those who want to have heart-to-heart talks with friends.

I don't think people really come here for the food. But I did, since I don't drink coffee. Hahaha! It was unfortunate that all the cakes were out of stock except for the chocolate croissant. It was good though. My boyfriend ordered their cold brew coffee; he mentioned that it had a sour, fruity aftertaste and preferred the ones he tried in other coffee places.

It was a "just alright" visit and definitely not a place we'd frequent.

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Triggerhappyfoodie C.
3.0 Stars

Industrial laid back vibe with a whole range of coffee and cocktail options. Food options are limited and even less than what i saw online.

Although i am not a coffee drinker, i wanted to check out the place. My sister felt like having coffee and boy was it strong! She ordered the Iced Latte Dark Matter Theory Blend. It sure gave a kick and we had to request for extra syrup (which came in a test tube). It smelled so good though.

I knew i wouldn't be able to handle the coffee so i opted for the #stillhurting which wasn't available. Went with that P300 bottled Mojito instead which was pretty good. I felt a bit buzzed after haha

The Chicken Cheese Sandwich was heavy and very filling but lacked seasoning. The strong garlic taste of the potato chips complemented the dish but it was pretty oily. As my sister said, this isn't something you should order on a date.

The Crispy Chickpeas were surprisingly good but nakakasawa. Eat this quickly as it doesn't taste good when cold.

Will probably come back to try the #stillhurting and maybe the coffee but during breakfast.

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Wency Gail A.
5.0 Stars

It’s amazing how their place is so spacious, and there seemed to be a lot of things happening in every area. They have a central bar surrounded by what seemed like conference rooms that can be used for meetings or gatherings. Their food and coffee did not disappoint us, as well. I highly recommend their Parmesan Garlic Potato Chips for those who love the crop just as much as I do. Their Bacon Sticky Bun partnered with their espresso is also the best combination! They offer specialty coffee with their product You Know Who Roasters. These beans are roasted fresh at their studio. (You may ask them more information regarding the product and they would be more than happy to accommodate you!) But probably one of the highlights of our EDSA BDG experience was being introduced to their cocktail line, The Better Common. This line offers handcrafted drinks made by the people behind EDSA BDG themselves, each having their own stories for you to choose on depending on your mood that day. They even shared to us that sometimes they make cocktails based on the customer’s aura!

Everything was great — the ambiance, the food, the interior, and even the people behind the name! Got really inspired by the crew!

A more detailed review on my blog:
http://wencygirl.tumblr.com/post/111458652231/earlier-this-year-my-friend-zarina-and-i-talked

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Melody T.
2.0 Stars

They ran out of bottled Cold Brew. The server suggested they can make us cold Kenyan Brew and we agreed. Boy was it the wrong choice. The coffee was super watered down. :(

I like the layout of the place though. Very hipster.

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