Test Kitchen Caffe

Tropical Ave., Las Piñas, Metro Manila

Test Kitchen Caffe
4.2
4.0 Stars

10 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 3
  • 4 stars 6
  • 3 stars 1
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 11 Reviews
  • 5 Recommend
  • 10 Reviewers
Category:
Café
Business Hours
Reopens: 10:00a - 10:00p
Phone
+639155586334

Hours

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

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

Albert T.
5.0 Stars

I'm not a fan of Squash (unless it's in Pakbet), or at least I thought so! Test Kitchen Kaffe serves a mean Liempochon but what caught my attention (and affection) was their Squash Soup. It was light, creamy and velvety smooth. Flavor was a mild mix of sweet, salty and very light spice. Presentation was elegant and pleasing to the eye. All raves for this simple but tasteful dish!

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Jacqueline J.
5.0 Stars
3

A must visit and must try resto in the south. Liempochon is one of their best house menus. I tried their mixed seafood tonkatsu earlier and it was delicious. Its a mixed of calamari, prawns, fresh tilapia and eggplant served with either chilli or tonkatsy sauce. Ended my crave with vietnamese coffee drip and revel bar. Went home with super happy tummy.

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AAA M.
4.0 Stars
4

To be honest we we're expecting something mediocre as we thought this place was just a regular "neighborhood" restau but I think we get a bonus for having a decent place to go for a good lunch or short meals nearby home! So Bf & I love pumpkin soup and we're glad to know that theirs tasted like the real thing and not something out of the box/powdered type. As for the shrimp pasta, I think they said it was supposed to be a bit spicy but lacked a bit of kick. Good thing the shrimps were plentiful and the pasta was a-ok. A bit salty though for my taste but I'm not sure if it was bec it just wasn't tossed well. As for the pork liempochon, well... This was a bit of a let down. Much of the recommendations mentioned this and even the restau suggested this. Ours was a bit burnt and had some bitter taste on some parts and some unreasonably salty flavor in the middle. Meat wasn't even tender and the skin was to thick to our liking. I know there are days when this dish may be better though.

For dessert, we shared the the revel bar, it was good. Like not some home made baker wannabe kind! They did say they are a bakery.. The revel bar had just the right amount of sweetness and really good chocolate.I do prefer steel cut oats or something more coarse but still, theirs work just right for me.

Best part here is everything is reasonably priced and most are good for one or to share if you're not really hangry! 128523

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Donna K.
5.0 Stars
3

I am a sucker for pumpkin soup. There's just something so festive about it. 128525

Maverick Christopher P and I decided to check out this place since it was so close by school. And we definitely enjoyed the food.

I had the pumpkin soup and chicken. Maverick Christopher P had the tomato soup and grilled shrimp. The servings were big, that I had barely enough room for the main entrée after my appetizer.

On our second visit we had pumpkin soup and the braised beef. The prices weren't that bad. P200 to P400. 10084

The whole ambiance of the place was very fresh. It was a conducive area to study at in-between classes.

We're definitely coming back here. 9786

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Ruth S.
4.0 Stars

Back when they were still located along Aguirre ave., Ony and I were able to eat and try this place already. We enjoyed it's affordable and yummy adobo dishes -- pasta and panini. We were kinda disappointed when they closed only to find out that they opened to a bigger and brighter place near Southville, Las Piñas area.

One saturday, we decided to bring mommy here for lunch. The place is small (but bigger than before). Same homey/chill feel inside with wooden chairs, and of course, the red door.

Arrived to a super quiet place. Only one table was occupied. We weren't greeted but oh well, we just went to table near us and asked for the menu. 128530

We ordered the following:

BREAD BASKET:
hot pandesal served with butter and condensed milk. I remember eating pandesal before with condensed milk back when I was still very very young and it was nice getting a taste of it again. Hot pandesal with butter and condensed milk? First time trying that combination and hmmm, weird? Yes, at first! But it was surprisingly good naman hahaha but the bread is good already even without any palaman. Only comment was after some time, matigas na siya so eat it while it's still hot. 128521

SQUASH SOUP (for mommy):
I only got to taste a bit of this soup (because i dipped my pandesal here) but mommy enjoyed it and quickly finished it. Pure squash soup that's thick and creamy.

KAMOTE TOPS SALAD
I was kind of hesitant if we should order this (the only salad available during our visit) as I haven't tried kamote tops before and have zero idea of it's taste, texture, if it's bitter or slimy or what. 128563 But mommy insisted we try it and yes, moms really knows best! This is not your ordinary everyday salad!!! Kamote tops with eggplant, tomatoes, and cucumber with their special sauce. It tastes almost like an ensalada?. It's yummy, a good "break" from the usual salad we eat.

ADOBO PASTA
Their specialty! The pasta we loved and enjoyed BEFORE. Yes, it was good and overflowing with adobo goodness but it was too oily. As in. 128563 We had to remove the excess oil just so we can eat it (peacefully). The pasta was not as al dente, though serving of the meat was generous and very flavorful, the taste of adobo we enjoy at home, and since serving size is big enough, you can scoop some of the meat sauce left using the pandesal and enjoy an instant adobo pandesal!! 128521 but there were still some bones left so you have to be extra careful. The egg on top was a good addition to the dish but again, it would have been better if there wasn't that much oil.

LIEMPOCHON
Crispy liempo with a Cebu twist served with mango tomato salsa and rice. This was gooooood!! The meat was tender and really really flavorful and tasty. And the skin? SOBRANG LUTONG! Sarap!!!! If you're a pork lover, you should try this! 128061

Service was just okay. There was only one server for the whole place (though there were only 2 tables occupied) so it was hard getting her attention especially when she would just disappear for a moment and return after doing something inside the kitchen. She's also not that nice but oh well. 128517

Overall, we still enjoyed our lunch. The place is perfect for quiet family lunch on weekends. Simple affordable meals that are sure to keep your tummy happy and satisfied. 128513

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Dennis O.
3.0 Stars

Just beside kapeng mainit and okiniri is Test Kitchen Caffe. Its the latest restaurant sprouting in tropical ave. The place is well docorated, pastel colored theme. We were the only visitor during our visit but most of the list on their menu are already sold out. Sayang I was planning to try their liempochon since its was one of their best seller. The picture on the wall of the liempochon was really appetizing128528. So we settled on other food on their menu. I ordered their peri-peri chicken. It was good but was not the flavor I was expecting from a peri peri maybe it was lacking a little bit more spice. The adobo pasta was also good but the flavor of the vinegar was a little bit too strong. The K-bop was the hit for our group. Love that sweet beef terriyaki. Pastry are also available but maybe we'll try it next time.
Overall the place was good and a great hangout place. The only problem was when we ordered for extra rice mag sasaing palang128533. The order was the big mosquito flying inside the resto it was very distructing. It was fine for our group because it was just one mosquitto but it was one annoying bug. We understand ate was trying her best to kill it. Hope they can improve on some of this since I know they are still in soft opening. 128522

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Sheryl Anne B.
4.0 Stars

Kaano-ano ni Christina Perri and Peri-peri Chicken? 128523

Enjoyed my meal (P195) – very flavorful, although kulang yung rice. Hahaha! Loved their choco-banana loaf (P50) as well. The place, albeit small, is nice and cozy. 128077🏻

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Patrick B.
4.0 Stars

Went here last night for a late Saturday dinner.

Ordered their K-bop beef teriyaki. The beef strips were tender as expected since it's teriyaki. Nothing really special but it's a good meal and I think it's worth the price of P190.

Presentation wise, I think it can be a little bit "cleaner". The teriyaki sauce was all over the plate. But since it's a simple dish, I don't really mind it. 128516

Service was actually good. There's only 1 server and she was able to accomodate our needs. She's polite too and smiling even if it was already late.

I'm not sure if I'll come back though. It's a long drive from home and given there are other choices in BF, I'll be lazy. 128517

Their liempo/lechon dish looks sinfully good. I'd like to try that if ever I come back to this place.

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Erick B.
4.0 Stars

Was on a hunt for something new to try and this one looked interesting based on the reviews. I'm so glad that we went here. It is truly a hidden gem. Just a tip so you don't get lost, look for the big Okinuri sign. This is just beside it.

I got the adobo pasta as suggested in the reviews and I liked it. The pasta could have been boiled a little bit longer but the adobo with the fried egg was really delicious.

The pork salpicao though was just okay and was like a dry adobo honestly.

The best part of the night was the pastries. Everything we tried was good. My favorite was the banana loaf which was moist and warm. Perfect coffee partner.

I'd love to go back one of these days to try the other dishes.

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Paolo S.
4.0 Stars

Been hearing about this place a lot, so we took the effort to find it. And believe me, this is definitely one of those hidden gems in BF homes along Avuirre Ave. If you didn't know about them, you would never notice that little red door on a side street coming from Aguirre. You can find them behind Ramen-Ya, which is waayyyy more visible to Aguirre Ave regulars.

What I really went here for is the adobo pasta. And it did not disappoint! Al dente noodles in an adobo sauce with adobo flakes and a fried egg on top. Their base adobo recipe is good on its own and i'd eat that with plain rice too! My family had the peri peri chicken and pork belly. Both were jist alright... its the adobo pasta that stole the show that evening.

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Ruth S.
4.0 Stars

For our merienda, we decided to try Test Kitchen Caffé. Again, a newly opened cafe! Yay for new restos in bf!!!! 128077128077128077128077

You wouldn't even notice this cafe unless you're walking and really looking for new restaurants haha! It's like a hideout but once you were able to see a red door, you know you're near! 128540

The place is small. It has around 3 tables good for a total of 15 people? Or less. The place is simple but beautiful! Nice place, nice place! 128076

According to the owner/chef, their bestsellers are the Adobo Pasta and Adobo Panini. Anything with Adobo is yummy!

We ordered their adobo pasta (instead of pasta, you can ask them to change it to rice) and panini. It was both very tasty and flavorful! We liked the taste of the adobo! It's not your usual adobo! The adobo pasta was something new and unique! Yummy yummy yummmy!!! 128069 The runny egg made the pasta even better! A must try!!!! 128076

The panina was served with potato, kamote and banana chips instead of the usual fries. Anthony ate all the banana and potato chips and left all the kamote chips for me 128546 ahh things you do for love hahaha! 128540

We really enjoyed eating here! Very tasty and affordable!!! Good service! 128513

Will go back to try their coffee!!!

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