Luna Specialty Coffee

B6, Bonifacio High Street, 11th Ave. cor. 28th St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila

Luna Specialty Coffee
3.8
4.0 Stars

16 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 1
  • 4 stars 10
  • 3 stars 5
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 18 Reviews
  • 70 Recommend
  • 16 Reviewers
Category:
Coffee
Business Hours
Reopens: 7:00a - 11:00p

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 7:00a - 11:00p
  • Monday
    • 7:00a - 11:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 7:00a - 11:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 7:00a - 11:00p
  • Thursday
    • 7:00a - 11:00p
  • Friday
    • 7:00a - 11:00p
  • Saturday
    • 7:00a - 11:00p

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

Marjorie G.
4.0 Stars
10

I looked for another specialty cafè (it has become a thing for me now) and found Luna Coffee. I spotted it along BGC Highstreet before but because I got lost trying to find Habitual Coffee relying on memory, which turned out to be wrong, I decided to rely on Google maps this time. But Google kept leading me somewhere far, which according to my friend was not the right way (she was already at Luna then). So I turned off the app and walked the length of highstreet until I finally found it. There is another Luna branch at NAC building so maybe Google maps was trying to lead me there, though I can't tell for sure.

Anyway, so I found it, all tired and sweaty hoping that the aircon would offer some relief but Luna wasn't cold to my dismay, not even sure if their a/c was even working.

Coffee shops nowadays have a certain look that involves yellow bulb lighting, brick or unpainted walls, exposed pipework on the ceiling, and dark-colored furniture and Luna has it all. There is also an old feel to their interiors that I love, reminds me a little bit of Farmacy.

Luna has an interesting menu, meaning they try to offer food and drinks that you don't usually see on other coffee shops. They have Candyccino, which is basically a line of coffee drinks with candy flavors that pinoys love like flat tops, nougat, and white rabbit.

I was feeling hot so I opted a cold drink from their Coffee Scramble collection. As the name says, it is inspired by that pink-colored crushed ice drink that we loved to buy from the street when we were kids; scramble. They have mint choco, salted caramel, dark chocolate, vanilla mantikado, and choco peanut scramble. I played it safe and ordered my all time fave flavor, Salted Caramel, while my friend chose Dark Chocolate.

The drinks had toppings, dark chocolate had pretzels and choco sticks while the salted caramel had turones. I had one sip of dark chocolate but it was enough to tell me that I made the right choice. To be fair the chocolate flavor was rich but I'm not crazy about chocolate so it was just okay with me. The salted caramel though was a revelation. It was so good and oh so very thick, it was almost a milkshake. They use carabao milk ice cream for their coffee scramble by the way, and I think it was the ingredient that made the salted caramel a true winner.

Would you believe they offer fish ball? Yes that's right, it's the only coffee shop that I know that has it. I was pretty overwhelmed when they served it to us, there were too many fishballs than my friend and I could finish.

Luna has no wifi but they do have outlets to plug your gadgets with.

All in all I loved Luna and I am definitely coming back to try their hot coffee.

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Russel F.
3.0 Stars

Since I had a lot of sweets from the stops we went to, I decided to just get the Longganisa Pan De Sal. I was really opting for something salty again after having 3 flavors of ice cream from Freezer Burn.

I kinda like the plating, they serve it as if it's a soft shell taco with longganisa on top. Not bad for its price but nothing totally special about it.

The place has a quiet and relaxing ambiance which is perfect for night caps, but not for late night work or me-time with your favorite book. It's almost dark inside so a no-go for freelance working. We also tried their chips which were all good too.

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Dennis O.
4.0 Stars

A coffee shop along BGC high street. This is their second branch. The 1st is near BGC football field. I love this branch lighting. A little bit dark but got cinematic kind of lighting effect. Maybe an idea by Direk Cayetano a part owner of the coffee shop. Power outlet was also generous.

Since we were already so full when we arrived here I just tried their kakanin shots the ube inutak pandan and the yema leche flan. Both tasted good and not too sweet. It was creative way of bringing a filipino delicacies to the mainstream. Also got to try some of kamote chips which would be a nice movie companion.

Overall I like the place and the way this cafe help the local community by using local coffee beans and showcasing filipino cuisine.128522128077

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Patrick V.
4.0 Stars

I like this place because you can easily declare that the table is already taken, para wala nang magtatangkang umagaw. Wala nang aagaw. Damn.

Anyway, this was the last stop of our biglaang holiday foodcrawl. The place is a little dim and small. Can fit around 20-25 people inside then an additional 10-15 people outside. I wanted to try their all-day Filipino breakfast plates however I was really full so I just ordered coffee.

I ordered the Palawan Brew Cold Brew Latte(P150). It tasted OK for me. I kind of tasted the honey but it was like a normal iced latte with a different sweetener. What I loved were the Sweet Potato chips! Really good.

Service was quick. I got my drink in less than 5 minutes. I wanna come back and try their food. I saw tapa, bangus and angus pares on their menu! 128525

Plus points goes for them for supporting local coffee products and outsourcing treats from other local businesses! 128076🏻

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Jayson J.
3.0 Stars
3

This was our 6th and last stop. An evening coffee. The place is dim, there are cushions and power outlets. No wifi or CR though. Servers were nice but they had a little difficulty figuring out who ordered what, trying to guess which customer owns the order they were about to serve.

There's a space outside for smothers. Pay as you order system.

128204128525 sweet potato chips
Their BBQ and sour cream flavors were really good! The flavor is all over the chips and the chips were big and thinly sliced.

128204 inutak ube pandan
It's like eating ube from a jar--halo halo. The pandan chiffon on top of it was not that tasty.

128204 leche flan yema
This was ok. it has butter chiffon in between the yema and leche flan layers.

128204 pinoy mango latte
No latteart. The foam part was super thick and sweet. It kinda taste like muscovado sugar with mango flavored syrup. Mejo matamis but tolerable. The foam, i must emphasize was one of a kind and the coffee was just flavored (mango syrup) ordinarily.

The place maybe not so conducive for studying-- dim kasi. This can be chill place. Wensaw a cockroach near the seat we were staying. We murdered it. Lol. 128568

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Kristin A.
4.0 Stars

We capped off our long day with some drinks at Luna. I first tried them out when a colleague and I capped off our last working day of 2015 with puto bumbong, hot choco and coffee. They mad the puto right outside in front of the store.

Since I feel like I've had enough coffee from earlier in the day, I had Luna's house blend iced tea. It had some fruity flavor (I already forgot what it was) but delicious nonetheless. We also had sweet potato chips which are great, if pricey.

As we were already drained in mind, body and spirit, and more importantly in cellphone power, the number of sockets in the store was a welcome relief. Since the store has limited space and seating, it was relatively peaceful which was great.

If only our singlehood status can be changed as easily as the table's occupancy can be changed #HugotToGo

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Cali C.
4.0 Stars
2

Wonderful ambiance and good coffee! Amidst the chaotic crowd at Bonifacio High Street we found this quiet place. We love their black coffee and brownies. Prizes are comparable to cafes around this area. They also serve all day breakfast and my daughter liked the chicken adobo. Will definitely return here when we're in BGC.

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Shayne B.
3.0 Stars

After coffee at Caravan, J and I walked along BGC only to end up having "desserts" at Luna. 128518 Ang kulit, bakit nauna yung coffee... 128517128541

He let me choose once again and I told him I wanted to go to Luna. I won again this time over his choice, which is Krispy Kreme. 1285149996🏼️128541 We sat down and ordered yema cupcake and chocnut cheesecake. 9786

I like the yema cupcake but something is odd in the filling inside... I ate slowly because of that. For the chocnut cheesecake, it's too sweet but I like it! 9786

Spent an hour at this place again. J was just turned off because of the aircon water kept on dripping on him. Somebody fix it pls. :/

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Jackie S.
5.0 Stars

The strongest coffee I've had to date. 128527

Luna Coffee's Cold Brew.

Drink it neat, cause you'll love it.

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Abe C.
4.0 Stars
4

I tried their cold Luna Brew by the bottle for P230 (good for 2). It's their signature brew-- a pour over coffee (slow drip) featuring a blend of Arabica beans from Columbia, Sumatra and Kenya. Boy, was it a refreshing and smooth tasting coffee after a long hot day under the sun for my company's event in BHS.

I'd call this place a distant cousin of the 3rd Wave of coffee, with the menu specifying the coffee bean source, style of brewing and introducing new styles or twists to the usual... Like a blend of Pinoy tastes with the traditional ways of coffee. Like for those with sweet teeth, there's Luna's coffee scramble which used Carabao Milk Ice Cream chilled coffee and milk topped with traditional Filipino sweets and whipped cream, with flavors like salted Caramel, mint choco, choco peanut. And the Candyccino line with flavors inspired by our childhood sari-sari store trips, White Rabbit, Flat Tops and Nougat.

The interiors feature an Industrial interior mixed with Pinoy furniture. Checkered Diner flooring is an interesting contrasts but doesn't clash nor "uglify" against the dark interior of the store. We initially rejected the Pastillas cupcake order as it was old, dry or both and the staff apologetically exchanged it with a choco yema cupcake. Then I saw Sen. Pia Cayetano enter. Wait, does this have the same owner as Slice? Apparently, it did, her younger brother whom I met before when Slice was new. Hence the choco yema cupcake connection with the Senator's timely appearance. Haha. Though Luna's staff say theirs has a creamier inside, which it did. I actually liked it! Nakabawi from the fiasco that was their stale Pastillas cupcake.

And they actually slow drip their coffee right in front of the store. That was cool. We may try their breakfast stuff soon! Interesting Angus Pares and their Crispy Tapa! This is their 2nd branch, both in BGC. Apparently named after the owners' ancestors. Hmmm, Heneral Luna kaya? Hehehe. And i like that they serve Filipino Food, even street food like squid balls and fish balls.

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AAA M.
4.0 Stars
3

So do you want to make tusok-tusok the fishball at bgc!? Head on to luna HAHAHA 128527🙄128517. Seriously, this is the most expensive fishballs ever. Lol. This was around 200? Close to it. Worth it? It's ok, I mean it is a lot, although let's all just accept that no restau will ever be able to add the magic "spice" real street foods have & the sauce was close too but so bland compared to the real deal sauce which I super love, wala mag double-dip kasi 128584128586haha

As for the cakes, they were great, loved the choco mallow cake. I could be biased though since I love marshmallow frosting but it was moist and not too sweet which is wonderful. As for the coffee, it was leading to acidic but had a good roast. It's aromatic and tangy though, sadly not our type.

As for the scramble, we got it that way (pic) and left it exactly the same after a few zips. It was just boring and horrible. Not to mention, deceiving. I was mislead by the guy in the counter as I inquired if it indeed was the same as the "scrambled drink" in the streets. He said yes and I was horribly excited, only to find out I got a freaking frappe. Lol.

I'd like to try some dishes here though, it was very much a hit & miss experience so I'm still very curious 128521

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April H.
3.0 Stars

The food here is a different story... We both wanted to try something light that afternoon. I have only tried their small snack cups before, so I had no idea what to order... We both wanted to veer away from sweets that day. We asked the staff for their recommendations and we were told that their Luna platter and their pan de sal selection were their bestsellers... So I went for the longganisa pan de sal while the bf tried the bacon version...

To be honest, we were disappointed by what we ordered. I did read that they use their own creation of "flat pan de sal" and it sounded interesting. But what translated in the taste department was the "flat" part and not the "interesting" part... My pan de sal was pretty to look at and photographs well, but the bread was very dry... It kind of sticks to the roof of your mouth when you chew it. The red egg aioli and the salted kesong puti was overwhelmed by the bread... Looks nice in the picture, but when you wrap it up like a burrito, there were too few toppings that it couldn't hold its own to the bread. I appreciated that they didn't use much salt, but there was no refuge from the arid texture and taste.

My bf was likewise disappointed. When he ordered bacon pan de sal, he was expecting bacon and pan de sal. The pancake-like bread came with crisped up tapa that stood in for the bacon... But bacon is hello, bacon, there is no substitute! My bf wished that he read the menu carefully or that the staff mentioned it... Again the bread was dry and no bacon... So it was sad face emoticons all around...128546 we both felt bad about our orders...

Other than the fact that we were disappointed about our orders, we felt that the staff weren't helpful (to other people that is)... A girl, who was alone, went in and sat at a table for four people. She already ordered so I figured that she wasn't waiting for anyone. Then a family of three came in with a little boy about 3 y/o in tow. The only vacant table was a table for two. It was a hot afternoon so I understood why they wanted to stay inside the store. The girl pretended to be super busy using her phone while the family were already staring at her and the mom even sat on one of the chairs at her table. The staff were just directing them to their tables outside or "gusto nyo pagkasyahin na Lang sa table (for two)"... I personally thought that server was crazy. They had a little boy with them, meaning there was no way they could fit into that table for two. The staff could have at least asked the girl (the one who was alone) if she was waiting for someone in order to accommodate both parties. In the end, the father was already a bit irritated (their pa-simple moves were no match for whatever the girl was looking at on her phone) and he asked the girl if she was waiting for someone. She was answered no... Then there was a pause. Seriously, it had to come to this. I was already rolling my eyes on the inside (maybe even for all the world to see actually). The dad had to ask her if she could move. I felt bad for the couple, I know they just wanted to enjoy their Sunday together. I really wish that the staff were sensitive enough to do what had to be done. So parang weird pa that we were all seated in one long couch. Awkward!!! For the girl, because she had to find more interesting things on her phone. For the family, because they had to make the girl move. For me, well, because I was being shamelessly chismosa because I didn't want to study...128514128514128514 My bf was oblivious... Men...

Wala lang, I just wanted to share...128513

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April H.
4.0 Stars

Back at Luna! Since my opinion for the two isn't the same, let me make two separate reviews for the food and their coffee... Let me start with the coffee...

We decided to hang out here to study on a Sunday afternoon... When we got there, we claimed the table nearest the door. My bf tried their Luna brew, their signature brewed coffee... Just their simple coffee, no frills and no milk... I told him to stay away from their candyccino since it was super sweet... As for me, I had to ask which one of their lattes is good... I was directed to their muscovado latte... I wish I had seen the sign or was told by the cashier that they have an iced version of this drink... Personal preference lang na over ice ang coffee...

We waited for the coffee (and food) to be served... Mine came in a small glass... I liked this one much better than my previous order... Still pretty sweet though, but light years away from their candyccino. I think it might still work when iced... My bf enjoyed his coffee... I wasn't paying attention when they explained their brewing method though. But the place was a really nice place to hang out in. It wasn't really conducive for studying, so le bf ended up quizzing me instead. Well, maybe weekdays might be better for studying but it was Sunday afternoon... They were also giving out small roses with flat tops to the girls, which was just a sweet gesture...

Anyway my muscovado latte was served and it was kind of small... But I liked the taste, much better than their Flat Tops Candyccino... Still on the sweet side though, but enjoyable. Would love to try it iced next time!128522

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Josette P.
3.0 Stars

Luna Specialty Coffee specializes in anything Filipino made. Their coffees are after the Filipino taste. Like this one, I had the chocnut frap like and it sure taste like one. However, the size is small comparable to its price. They also have all day breakfast and various meals. And they offer cassava chips which comes in different flavors all light and crispy. The ambiance feels is great. Will give this another try next time.

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Maureen S.
4.0 Stars

It was my first time to try Luna - calamansi cheesecake with Papaya tea. The tea was really good 128561 what a pleasant surprise! Would definitely come back!!
I also noticed almost every table got fishballs hehe, reminiscent of childhood days 9786

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Gina G.
4.0 Stars

Looking for squidballs or fishballs when you're at BGC Highstreet? Try Luna Cafe. Me and my friends always hangout at Luna just for this 128514128522

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April S.
4.0 Stars

The Cold Brew was really good. Its coffee aroma, bitterness, and mild sour note were spot-on. It cut right through the sweetness of the Chocnut Cheesecake (which was a little too sweet and Chocnut-y, and not cheesecake enough, imo). Muscovado Latte thingy tasted so-so, and was overpriced for the amount served. Ambiance was great, though. Wouldn't mind going back to try the other drinks and pastries.

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April H.
3.0 Stars

I decided to hang out at Luna while waiting for Jenn N today...

I had a horrible experience at their original branch... Having heard that they have a new branch, I decided to try it instead of Single Origin...

Their second branch is smaller, but with a better layout than the original... Littered with coffee paraphernalia and smelling heavily of coffee, I claimed one of their eight tables as my spot for the afternoon...

I decided to go for their candyccino instead of ordering their espresso beverages. I went for this bestselling Flat Topps Candycino, (P150) one of three candy based ice blended beverages... Essentially their version of a frappe and in flavors inspired by sari-sari store candies from our childhood... As an afterthought, I also decided to try their ube pandan inutak (P65) that comes in a teensy cup... Pretty expensive when you think about it...

As I sat down, water was readily served in a pitcher... Kudos! Then I was served with the ube pandan inutak, which was pretty great! I was pleasantly surprised at this dessert/mini snack... Just the right amountbof sweetness from the ube with the soft sponge of the inutak... I would order this again in a hreatbeat...

As for my Flat Topps drink, I think this should be outlawed... It was waaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy too sweet!!!! I was left in a hyperglycemic state with secondary osmotic diuresis and then ensuing dehydration... Very literally, a diabetes inducing drink... I wish I was at least warned by the staff that it was that overly cloying and made of 300% sugar! 128529128529128529 I yearned for the drink of the girls beside me, fragrant and strong coffee...

The staff were nice enough, but I wish they would really make helpful suggestions regarding the menu... I did like the chill ambience and the snack cup of sorts... I just wouldn't recommend their frappes!!!128529128529128529128529128529 Wrong choice!!! But I wouldn't mind coming back and trying their coffee!128522

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