Mentoré Coffee Bar by UCC

2/F SM Aura Premier, McKinley Parkway cor. 26th St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila

Mentoré Coffee Bar by UCC
4.1
4.0 Stars

21 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 7
  • 4 stars 11
  • 3 stars 2
  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 0
  • 23 Reviews
  • 60 Recommend
  • 21 Reviewers
Category:
Coffee
Business Hours
Reopens: 10:00a - 10:00p
Phone
+6325532242

Hours

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

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

Most Recent Reviews

Cel C.
4.0 Stars
2

Went here last night. I was alone so I wanted to have coffee or tea at a quiet place. And this coffee shop is just that. It's situated at the Level 2 of SM Aura tucked away at the far end where Uniqlo is. I keep forgetting there's UCC at Aura.

So I got matcha latte (P170) and a kobe baked pudding (P180). The matcha is really strong and not too sweet. I love it! The baked pudding tastes like leche flan but it is not too sweet and not as creamy. I still enjoyed it. I want to try their other cakes. They have a promo, if you buy a halo-halo cake, you get a free coffee. I might try that next time and get a syphon sumiyaki coffee.

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Tina B.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Clarissa P.
5.0 Stars
2

Started the day with some caffeine and since it's super hot, I decided to get some iced coffee. But of course, a special day deserves a special one so it was my perfect chance to try UCC's Kori Kohi!

Kori Kohi is basically iced coffee cubes served with warm milk and syrup on the side. It's up to you how concentrated you want your coffee. Add a little milk, wait for the iced coffee cubes to melt and you'll get a coffee rich cooler. Pour milk all the way to the rim and you'll get a milder coffee kick. The sugar level is also up to you to control.

Since I like my coffee milky and sweet today, I poured in all the syrup and almost all the milk! It's refreshing and won't give you a watered down iced coffee because - coffee ice cubes 128588🏻

This is the perfect summer iced coffee! Instant favorite!

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Mico C.
4.0 Stars

Was looking for a coffee place after quite a heavy dinner. Decided to go here given the foot traffic in the general area as this place is situated at the end of the floor. So we had the place to ourselves at that time.

I was expecting a slightly lower quality of service because the place was split into two, one of which is the area outside. I was expecting their focus to the outside area to be slightly lower than the area inside. Anyway, service was great. We didnt have to stand up to wave to staff inside the store as we had one in charge of the outside area and was outside majority of the time.

I was browsing through the menu when i decided to get the four berries yogurt smoothie. Such a dummy. I forgot i wanted coffee. Haha i got too excited with the yogurt smoothies. Haha the four berries is a mix of four berries with honey. It wasn't heavy, contradictory to my expectations. That was actually a good thing since again i just came from a heavy dinner.

I liked the experience, as the surrounding area was not that busy and was quiet. This allowed us to carry on with our conversations without really needing to shout. Great! :)

That's it for now. Take care everyone! :) stay mahusay!

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Elmer R.
5.0 Stars

Yes, they serve good fresh corned beef sandwich!

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Wanderlust M.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Allan D.
4.0 Stars

Yum desserts and chicken wings.

Location is a good place to standby as the wifey shops at Forever21 and Uniqlo hehehe

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Jenn L.
2.0 Stars

We just ordered UCC's House Blend, our usual coffee whenever we crave for an afternoon coffee fix. The price is higher than the regular UCC Cafe and the staff are not as friendly like UCC cafe branches in Banawe, Lucky Chinatown, Tomas Morato, Shangri-la and many other UCC Cafe branches ... I wonder 128556

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JP G.
3.0 Stars

Had dessert and their usual brewed coffee here with my friend our Nagi binging. I do love my ramen but the saltiness and savoriness usually lingers on the tongue so I need to flush it out with coffee or sweets. I'm not a sweet person but it was a necessity #excuses 128517

Got their sumiyaki brewed coffee (which was very strong, which I loved) and their red velvet cake to share. I loved the cake because it wasn't too sweet. Just the right amount to hit the sweet spot without you feeling extremely guilty after.

Place is a little small but there's an open area in front where the rich "titas" and "Lola's" usually stay and mingle. 128514

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Joshay S.
4.0 Stars

Been here 3times already. But the last one which I and my college friends met was last December 26.

We really wanted to stay here because of the very nice ambience but there's no available space. Later we checked again, still no vacant seats. And finally, after our fourth we got our table.

Good service. Good food and good ambience. Relaxing and quiet.

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Justin J.
5.0 Stars

Caught up with one of my nurses from when I had my appendectomy last year. Chose this place to hang cause she's medyo sosyal. She's probably sick of the regular coffee shops. Haha.

First time to actually try the coffee here. My last review was about their food which was so-so.

I ordered an Iced Caramel Cappuccino. Kinda pricey at P180, but it was worth it. The glass was tall, and it wasn't too strong nor too sweet. It hit the spot just right. 128522

As Ive probably said in my last review of the place, it has a really nice balcony area. Nice place to chill.

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Gerald T.
5.0 Stars

Love the ambiance and the scenic view of this place!

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Veronica F.
4.0 Stars

My go to place for coffee whenever I'm in SM Aura!

Ordered the usual cafe Americano and Iced caramel cappuccino for our coffee and decided to try one of their cakes. Got the Halo halo cake! Very filipino cake.

Cake was good! Generous filling inside the cake. Everything that you see in a halo halo (leche flan, beans, macapuno, ube, bananas, langka etc) is also in the cake! 128525 Cake was very moist and soft. Yummy icing! There were also two scoops of Mango ice cream and cornflakes on the side 128069 Price is 250. Not bad for a good dessert!

Kudos to the servers for being consistently attentive to the customers 128522

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Piero T.
4.0 Stars

UCC or Mentore Cafe is a very enjoyable place. Their menu is extensive and varied for a coffee shop anyway.

Get a coffee any coffee but be warned, this is the kind of coffee that keeps you awake and makes you realize how far a Starbucks is from being intense flavor! Personally I go for the Afogato since it is half a desert and half a pure espresso!

To eat, you will enjoy their sea food salad, their pastas and all the deserts are very good. Their version of a crepe is interesting and fresh.

Good place to relax after the sun is down, there are tables on both inside and outside so it is smoking friendly.

The only waste of space is their mini-golf doesn't make sense anyway.

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Justin J.
3.0 Stars

First time to walk into a cafè and be greeted in Japanese. At first I just thought I didn't hear them properly until they said "Arigatoblablablah" when I left.

I had no Idea that this place has Japanese dishes. The name nor the look of the place has anything Japanesey. The place has a really nice view though.

Did not order a Japanese dish. I had the chicken something gratin. It wasn't really that special. Penne with white sauce, mozzarella, chicken, bacon and some other stuff.

There was a lot of mozzarella but was concentrated at the middle. Which isn't bad as well. 128522128077

Also had the choco berry milkshake I think it was. Didn't get to finish it as the taste of the berries were too strong.

Their coffee really looked good, although expensive, I'll still give it a try next time.

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Cette D.
4.0 Stars

And my treat starts here...

Almost all my future reviews are because of my recent promotion. 128513 Wee! And so here is my first treat. For dad! 128513

I invited him to eat at Mentore. Well he actually teased me on treating him. 128514 Mentore! My new found favorite cafe. We tried their savoury dishes. He got shrimp penne gratin while I had shrimp pilaf plate and caramel cappuccino.

Haven't tasted what dad got. But I must say the serving was enough for the price. Tho he commented that he can make one like that.

The shrimp pilaf plate was like an 'okoy' or tempura, tho they used small pieces of shrimps and veggies. Really good! Crispy and tasty. Comes with fried rice and side salad. 128076 The caramel cappuccino was not my type. It was a bit bitter for me so I asked for anything that could make it sweeter. Their whipped cream was still a bomb! 128513128513128513 Thick and creamy.

Service was fast and staff were accommodating and polite. 128513

Tip. They have a couple of promos. Always make asking a habit. 128513

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Cette D.
5.0 Stars

Ordered the Almond Praline Cappuccino and loved it! 10084️ Thick whipped cream. Droooooool. 128525128525128525

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Jeah Maureen D.
4.0 Stars

Got tired walking around SM Aura one time and we just wanted some place to sit but starbucks was pretty full so we opted for this place instead.

Service: the service was excellent! The staff were really nice and suggested a lot of things of the menu. I asked what was so different from this and all the other ucc branches and he said this place had more offerings of how you brew your coffee and they have coffee + alcohol drinks! 128522

Food:

My dad ordered iced coffee, hazelnut if i remember it right. He dint really say if it was good or not but he downed it so fast so it probably was. 128514

It had been a hot day so i got an affogato. The waiter told me that although not on the menu, they actually also serve one with cookie butter and although i'm not a super fan, i couldnt say no. I dint like it as much tho. I still prefer the affogato from craft. The espresso was yummy! Very dark and exactly how i like it. But the cookie butter felt out of place. 128542

Def going back for their alcohol+coffee drinks! Ugh. Should've tried it when i got the chance. 128542

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Bryan U.
5.0 Stars

Mentore is the new concept coffee shop of the UCC coffee chain. Unlike the usual coffee shop or UCC per se, Mentore offers a wider array of coffee beans, like the Jamaican Blue Mointain No. 1 (also available at UCC), Brazil No. 2, Colombia Supremo and Guatemala SB. Aside from these, Mentore by UCC also offers you a choice on how to brew your coffee. Either the common to UCC syphon brewed, Pour Over, Water Drip, French Press or Espresso. Of course the different coffee beans and methods of brewing come with a price. Being a regular customer of almost all UCC coffee branches, I still prefer the old school, house blend by syphon brewed coffee. What's interesting to note is that it's really called Mentore Coffee + Bar, meaning they do serve alcoholic beverages and more interestingly come up with a concoction of coffee with alcohol just like the "hotshot", a mixture of espresso and my favorite tequila, Patron XO and Bailey's Irish cream. Another is what they call the Millionaire's drink, a concoction of Dutch coffee, Bailey's Frangelico hazelnut and herb-flavoured liqueur and Kahlua. There's alao an interesting drink called "naughty nikki" but I won't get into that, i guess it would make people naughty of some sort. There are 2 branches of Mentore. SM Aura and Fairmont in Makati. I prefer SM Aura because of its outside sitting and being an avid golfer, there's a putting green to practice those birdies and eagle putts. Highly recommended for golfers who are into coffee and or alcohol beverage drinkers.

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Alyda K.
4.0 Stars

The waffles were crunchy and thin :) a different take on waffles :)

I got the hazelnut coffee but the cream was just too sweet for me. But it did taste like hazelnut coffee which was good :)

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