The Bang Cafe

J. Asilo St. cor. Malaya St., Taytay, Rizal

The Bang Cafe
3.7
3.5 Stars

3 Reviewers

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Category:
Café
Business Hours
Reopens Sun: 7:00a - 12:00a
Phone
+6322128602

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 7:00a - 12:00a
  • Monday
    • 7:00a - 12:00a
  • Tuesday
    • 7:00a - 12:00a
  • Wednesday
    • 7:00a - 12:00a
  • Thursday
    • 7:00a - 12:00a
  • Friday
    • 7:00a - 12:00a
  • Saturday
    • 7:00a - 12:00a

Payment Options

Cash

More Business Info

Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Nievs G.
4.0 Stars
7

Bago matapos ngayon ang paligsahan na ito na handog ng Looloo, nais kong ilathala dito ang aking karanasan sa isang kainan sa Taytay, ang The Bang Cafe.

Bagama't hindi ito ang aking unang pagkakataon na nagtungo ako sa The Bang Cafe sa bago (at kasalukuyan) nilang kinatatayuan, ngayon lamang ako nakapag-agahan dito.

Maganda ang pook na kinaroroonan ng kainan na ito. Dahil ito ay napapaligiran ng mga tahanan, pakiramdam ko ay nakikikain lamang ako sa isang kapitbahay, maliban sa binabayaran ko ang aking kinakain. 128512

Matapos basahin ang talaan ng mga pagkain at inumin, narito ang aking mga napili kong mga putahe:

⚪Adobong Taytay (₱110) - kinahiligan ko talaga ang pagkain ng adobo dahil hindi lamang ito ay isa sa mga tinaguriang "pambansang pagkain" ng karamihan sa ating mga Pinoy.

Ngayon ko lamang matitikman ang isa sa ipinagmamalaking pagkain sa bayan na ito, ang adobong Taytay -- ang sarili nilang bersyon ng adobo.

Ang adobong Taytay dito sa The Bang Cafe ay kalasa pala ng hamonado -- manamis-namis. May kaunting katigasan ang baboy, ngunit nakakagat at nangunguya ko naman. Bagaman hindi ito kalasa ng kinagisnan kong adobo (pinakamasarap pa rin ng adobo na luto ng aking ina, siyempre), ayos naman siya sa aking panlasa. Para maiba naman, di ba?

Sa dami ng inihain sa aking pinggan, masasabi ko naman na sulit sa halaga ang putahe na ito. Hindi ka mabibitin.

⚪Sansrival (₱125 bawat hiwa) - ang aking napiling panghimagas. Mala-mantekilya, maraming kasoy, at masarap kagatin, kahit na madali itong madurog minsan katulad ng iba pang mga sansrival. Ngunit dahil tila nabusog ako sa adobong Taytay, hindi ko ito naubos. Sa halip, ipinambalot ko na lamang para maiuwi.

⚪Peppermint Latte (₱80) - Naaliw ako sa kanilang galing sa paglikha ng latte na sining (latte art). Maganda ang pagkaka-dibuho ng gatas sa ibabaw ng kape. Pagdating naman sa lasa, tamang tama lamang ang balanse ng tamis, dami ng gatas, tapang ng kape, at ang "lamig" na dulot ng menta. Iyon lamang, bahagyang nabitin ako sa kape na iyon.

Maganda ang pagkakaayos at pagkakagayak ng mga kasangkapan sa loob ng kainan -- may halong makabago at tradisyunal. Kaaya-aya tignan, tahimik ang kapaligiran, at maganda (at hindi malakas) ang mga tugtugin, kaya nakakain naman ako nang matiwasay.

Makikita mo sa dingding ang mga salita at kataga na (sa pakiwari ko ay) tanging nagmumula lamang sa bayan ng Taytay o di kaya'y sa ibang kanayunan dito sa Rizal tulad halimbawa ng: "Bang sarap!" "bangerahan," "bekwa," atbp., patunay lamang na nais rin nilang itampok ang kultura ng mga taga-Taytay.

At higit sa lahat... Hindi pa rin nawawala ang hangarin ng kainan na ito na tumulong sa mga kabataan, lalo na ang mga hindi nakakapag-aral, sa pamamagitan ng proyektong pangkabuhayan at iba pang pagtulong sa mga komunidad. Bukod pa sa nakakakain ka na, nakakatulong ka pa sa kanila. 128522

Sumasainyo,
Nievs G. (ang dating Amyxal V.)

#loolooweeklychallenge

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AJ C.
3.0 Stars

I thought it was OK.

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Nievs G.
4.0 Stars
7

Here's the new location of The Bang Cafe: it is now situated in a residential area but not too far from the old location (used to be near the old Taytay municipal hall and the old Taytay church). We were even kind of lost while trying to find it!

We liked the new place! Although not as roomy as their old venue, this new one was otherwise "maaliwalas" and the interiors were styled well. And since it is located in a residential area and far from the major roads, it is now less noisy and more laid-back.

The restaurant has jumped into the freakshakes craze. I'm not a food fad follower usually, but I love sweets/coffee so I couldn't resist it. That was really the main reason why we went back again to this resto as it features these crazy frappuccinos for a limited time only.

Too bad sold out na yung cotton candy frappe nila. So we settled for the Cookie Monster frappe and the S'mores frappe.

The Cookie Monster frappe was quite true to its name, from the looks down to the taste. My sister let me taste it -- yep, it tasted like cookie! They probably used Speculoos aka cookie butter, for this blend. Not a fan of cookie butter but I thought this frappe was ok... it had an interesting blue color! Akala ko nung una bubble gum but found out the blue was meant to be Cookie Monster's color, hehe.

Next was my own S'mores frappe. Coffee chocolate goodness of course, and I love S'mores too (I would make them at home with my oven toaster for a quick sweet snack) so needless to say I really liked this drink.

These frappes were nakakabusog already that we didn't even call for a dessert!

My burger and fries were just OK though the bun was a bit dry and the patty was kind of sweet. My sister said their pesto pasta was good!

This cafe/restaurant is also open for breakfast (as affordable as P79). I kind of envy those who live in the area that the cafe is just a street cross away to have such a good brekkie with freshly ground coffee (plus you may order some cakes if you like), and just relax. I super love the new location and design, and that's the reason for giving this place one extra star. Probably I will try to have some breakfast there.

What's more, the restaurant still has its mission to help out-of-school youths through entrepreneurship and as well as promote Taytay's culture. I like their slogan: "The Delicious Way of Helping." Quite admirable! 128522128077128079

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Miriam N.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Nievs G.
3.0 Stars

1. The Bang Cafe's outstanding character is its charity and mission in helping the youth and giving them opportunities. This is located just across the old Taytay Municipal hall and near the Taytay Catholic Church.

2. Our first meal there was pretty great: daing na bangus meal, java chip frappe, cold pandan lemongrass drink, lasagna, cashew cheesecake and key lime cheesecake. Affordable prices. It even has some private dining areas like this Japanese-styled area with low tables. Breakfast/lunch/dinner are available. I had a great first impression of this cafe that I decided to come back.

3. When I came back there recently, I expected the same quality in their food. Instead, I became utterly disappointed. Most of the rice meals, frappes, and pastries I'd like to order (first and second choice) weren't available. I really wanted to try their Adobong Taytay pero di available eh. So in the end I ordered a rice meal with crispy breaded pork strips, a strawberry walnut cheesecake and a mocha frappe (I think).

4. The rice was old and going towards stale. Why didn't they turn it into a fried rice? It was just dashed with toasted garlic. Jesus! The thin pork belly strips were OK tho not really that crispy (e.g. chewy rind), but it was tolerable.

5. The strawberry walnut cheesecake was good and had whole strawberries in it.

6. The cafe still has courteous staff and a free Wi-Fi. But I don't think I'd come back to that cafe very soon until it retains the quality and availability of its food. It shouldn't really serve some old rice that's on the verge of going stale. Kung na-sangag pa yan (at nasangag pang mabuti) pwede pa.

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