Ella and the Blackbird

88 Esteban Abada St., Loyola Heights, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Ella and the Blackbird
4.2
4.0 Stars

100 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 41
  • 4 stars 41
  • 3 stars 17
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 1
  • 138 Reviews
  • 280 Recommend
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Category:
Coffee
Business Hours
Open: 8:00a - 11:00p
Phone
+6322941633

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Monday
    • 8:00a - 11:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 8:00a - 11:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 8:00a - 11:00p
  • Thursday
    • 8:00a - 11:00p
  • Friday
    • 8:00a - 11:00p
  • Saturday
    • 8:00a - 11:00p

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

Jayson J.
3.0 Stars
3

Being serious at work on weekdays, i make sure to have quality me time every weekends. This is when i really plan and go out to try something new, i mean new to me.

So when i discovered EABB, i thought it was situated at Esteban, Makati. My bad, it’s at QC 128517

It’s advisable to go here with grab, because parking here (especially on weekends, is terrible! I like spent 10 mins looking for available space. There’s only 5 allotted parking space for this cafe, and it’s another challenge to look for the guard who will take away the barrier.

Place is small, it could accommodate about 30? 40? Pax.
128204128525 Chicken Honey Mustard Sandwich @190PhP
Love this order. Sourdough bread with some chicken chunks, lettuce, and honey mustard sauce.
The sourdough is grilled with rosemary, so just imagine how aromatic the sandwich is. It’s also served with salted potato chips.

128204 Minty Mocha @150PhP
Meh. Not really good. I dont think their beans is as good as others? Or maybe with just this experience. The drink was rather below average, quite bland. The mint and espresso was weak for me. The chocolate was there though. Latte art— ok, for plus points. Lol.

I might not find another reason to visit the place, but i find it okay for some me time because the ambience is quite conducive for such.

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Patrick V.
5.0 Stars
4

I rarely visit QC or any place up North but for good coffee, I am willing to wake up at 7am to catch the 9am P2P to Katipunan!

Ordered Ella's Waffle for breakfast and it was good! We also got to try some coffee roasted by Plainsight - Costa Rica Amapola and their Ethiopia Yirgacheffe brewed in 2 ways, V60 and Aeropress. (That's 4 cups of coffee, but I shared it with my friends!) I preferred the Yirgacheffe via V60 as it was smoother, but if you like your coffee with a little more body, get it via Aeropress! 9749️ It has hints of citrus and a little nutty.

They also have metal straws, Keep Cups and Frank Green cups! Planning to visit this place again soon. 10084

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Denise J.
5.0 Stars
3

I was pretty sad when I found out that Craft in Katipunan was replaced by some other cafe called Ella and the Blackbird. But when I visited, I realized that it was still the same place—they just changed their name to a more hipster-sounding one for whatever reason. It’s still the same cozy nook, the same delicious food, and the same kick ass coffee. 128076🏼

I got the Beef Salpicao and I enjoyed it a lot. Every chunk of meat was tender, juicy, and flavorful and I polished my plate off quicker than what I would like to admit. I also got myself a glass of Iced Mocha which is my all-time drink at Craft (I still haven’t warmed up to the new name yet). As expected, it was delicious! To cap the meal off, we helped ourselves to their Chocolate Lava Cake. And I have to say, it was the winner of the night! Warm, gooey, and sinfully rich. I just wish you didn’t have to order the ice cream separately. Who eats lava cale without ice cream anyway?! 128514

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Tracy M.
5.0 Stars

HI I'M BACK LET ME START WITH SOMETHING REALLY SHORT

Ella's minty mocha tastes like Christmas.

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Debbie M.
4.0 Stars

Had a cold brew (Guatamelan beans) while reading for thesis. Not my first time drinking cold brew, and I was caught off guard by the bold flavor of this one.

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Marco L.
4.0 Stars

After a long night of drinking and dancing, I knew that I would need something sweet to recover from everything, Since I was new in Katipunan, my friend brought me here (Since I was craving for some hot chocolate)

Place looks really amazing, very hipster with all the art hanged up on the wall and their cute interiors. Customer service was great! Very warm and friendly.

Ordered Hot Chocolate and I was a bit disappointed, it didn't feel that "chocolate-y" enough for me. It lacked richness. Totally worth coming back to try everything else.

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Maia T.
3.0 Stars

Definitely wanted to try this place out but never had the chance due to the distance (south to north) but grabbed the opportunity once we were in the area. Boy was I wrong 128557

Small servings, overhyped coffee and high prices. Not the place for me. My truffle pasta was good but I couldve gotten more for the price I paid. My mom was not happy with her breakfast platter and said we shouldve stuck with kfc instead. Thats how unsatisfied she was 🙃

Sorry to say other craft fans, but im definitely not coming back.

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Mickey S.
5.0 Stars

This coffee place has become our coffee on the go, day off coffee, and 'just because coffee'. This place is directly on my flight map if I'm going to work, and I'll usually get an Iced Mocha or Iced Latte. Their beans are wonderful and my lattes are always amazing. The coffee is either roasted in-house or carefully sourced from artisan roasters, and is drip-brewed to order.

I also recommend the Cappuccino. It's smooth and strong though it wasn't as strong as I had hoped, regardless, you could taste the quality, making this a pretty good cup of Cappuccino. Also, I love it when they take the time to make a cute foam art (latte art) for you.

The vibe of this place is really chill with lots of different decorations that come together well in the space. Definitely appealing to the young professional crowd without trying to be anything too cool.

Now, let's talk about their customer service; It is beyond expectations! I could give this place a 5.0 rating based on service alone - I was greeted pleasantly and was offered options by the barista when I wasn't sure which to choose. He made sure to ask me how my day was going and held up a genuine conversation. It is such a nice change from my typical Starbucks experience.

I'll definitely hit it up again at this warm and wonderful spot to satisfy my insatiable appetite for good coffee.

Cheers
Mickey

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Glenn E.
4.0 Stars

I had 3 visits in Craft but on different locations. My first visit was at Estancia and my 2nd was here in Katipunan with my friend Jaizen. I love the place, "medyo tago"., it's small but not crowded. The ambience inside was like a typical coffee shop but I love the interiors with all of the art on the walls done and posted by some of the customers.

I ordered Cappuccino and it was great. It's nice, soft and creamy but the foam wasn't done perfectly because of the large bubbles on it. Say what!? Haha They make good latte art.

Cake was ok. 128540

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Ann Margaret L.
4.0 Stars

My best friend recommended that we meet here to catch up with our friends. It's a nice place to chill and relax or even study. It's tranquil in here.

We ordered:
•Chips - 5/5, crispy and yummy with just the right amount of salt (you can buy this separately for 20 pesos, but nakakabitin yung serving so we ended up ordering like 4 plates of it ata?)

•Frozen Brazo - 5/5, i liked it! Not too sweet, but a bit small yung serving in my opinion 128517

•Grilled Chicken Honey Mustard - 4/5, it tasted delicious but I wasn't able to taste the mustard and honey parang ang konti lang nung nilagay :( And the reason why I ordered it was because I feel like eating something with mustard 128517 They serve it with chips pala.

•Macadamia Sansrival - 5/5, really toothsome!!! Not your usual kind of sansrival since the nuts are macadamia :) And I really like macadamia nuts 128522 plus it is not too sweet, either. Just the normal sweetness so in short hindi nakakaumay.

They also ordered Craft's Classic Burger and Juicy Lucy burger, and I can tell that they liked it because they have no complains at all and were able to finish it quickly. So I guess they liked it 128077🏼

I rated Craft with only 4 stars because even though the foods are yummy and the place is great, it costs a bit expensive (for me lang naman i don't know with the others) 128522 But somehow it's still worth it. No regrets 128077🏼

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Jill T.
5.0 Stars

Juicy Lucy 100841008410084

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Pam L.
5.0 Stars

Favorite place to cocol and craft with Sharlene L hihi.

We always get the cappuccino and share a slice of frozen brazo de mercedes.

The baristas are nice and friendly. And they wait for us to finish instead of kicking us out when it's time for them to close. 128524

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Snow E.
3.0 Stars

I rate 3/5 cause my latte was served cold, I don't want to served it cold. But, the juicy lucy was soooo good! The ambience and the interiors are really nice and this is the place cool for hangouts and study.

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Rhency L.
4.0 Stars

Pretty place but it can get loud at times.
Flat white was okay. Their macadamia sansrival was too creamy for me.

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I Am A Human B.
1.0 Stars

Yo, this is about the 4th time I've been here and the service is still fucking terrible lol servers are still inattentive...to the point na ikaw pa ang lalapit sa cashier para magorder at mapansin. Lol who owns this joint?

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Monique L.
4.0 Stars

Cappuccino was really good!! Will order their truffle pasta next time. Place was a little too dark and small for studying for me though.

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ネイル タ.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Shayne B.
5.0 Stars

I fell in love... 128525 Look at that wall! 10084️ I really love places that have high appreciations to art.

The place is so chill and quiet. Came here during a rainy night... Chill vibes were all over the place! Coffee + stormy night + good conversations + good people = PERFECT! I ordered flat white and yes, it's so good! 1285229749️ My friend ordered their breakfast food I believe.

Since I live in Xavierville now, I think this is now my to-go coffee shop. 128522

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Lee L.
4.0 Stars

It was a rainy morning when I went here. I was the first customer. I ordered a hot cappuccino and a slice of chocolate cake. The cappuccino was creamy. In my opinion, their cappuccino is better than that of Starbucks'. As for the chocolate cake, it was moist compared to ordinary chocolate cake. Still, there was nothing special about it. 

The place has a nice interior. I noticed that it was right beside a creek so this is going to be a problem for people who like to stay outside, especially smokers. The baristas were very kind and accommodating. They let me go into their work area so I could take better pictures. Mark, one of the baristas, even gave me a short lecture as he showed me how to make the cappuccino. 

All in all, Craft Coffee Revolution is a great place to hang out with your friends and have a nice chat. It's also a nice place for studying. They serve an average selection of desserts and other food. But this place is really about the coffee. If you want to have a nice caffeine fix or if you just want to hang out with friends, Craft is a must-try place for you.

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Christin B.
4.0 Stars

Sansrival 1008410084

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