The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

G/F Alabang Town Center, Alabang-Zapote Rd. cor. Madrigal Ave., Alabang, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
4.3
4.5 Stars

35 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 15
  • 4 stars 17
  • 3 stars 3
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 43 Reviews
  • 22 Recommend
  • 35 Reviewers
Category:
Coffee
Business Hours
Reopens: 8:00a - 2:00a
Phone
+6328506398

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 8:00a - 1:00a
  • Monday
    • 8:00a - 1:00a
  • Tuesday
    • 8:00a - 1:00a
  • Wednesday
    • 8:00a - 1:00a
  • Thursday
    • 8:00a - 1:00a
  • Friday
    • 8:00a - 2:00a
  • Saturday
    • 8:00a - 2:00a

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

Price Range

₱200 - ₱499

Most Recent Reviews

Ruth S.
3.0 Stars
2

MATCHA MACCHHIATO (Regular - 185)

More coffee than matcha that you can’t taste the matcha flavor that much.

Also sweeter.

Starbuck’s >> CBTL.

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Travel Eat Pinas T.
4.0 Stars

Went here for breakfast and I ordered their Sardines and Garlic Pasta and Green Tea.

The interior of the cafe is classy but cozy. Their background music adds up a relaxing vibe to their interior design. The staff are nice and accommodating.

The Sardines and Garlic Pasta has tender linguine pasta, Sardines in natural oil and garlic. It is served with a toasted bread. This dish has the right harmony of flavors coming from the Sardines and garlic. It also has a tinge of spicy flavor which makes the dish more savory.

The Green Tea on the other hand is served with a tea bag full of tea leaves. This beverage has the usual earthy flavor of green tea.

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Jinky U.
4.0 Stars

My lunch before I headed for my workout:
Matcha Ice Blended + Sardine & Feta on Wheat Pandesa = 128077128523
Protip : go to CBTL on Mondays for the Mondays Made Better promo and avail of their featured drinks (like this one) for only P100 ! WIN. 128079

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Eboy D.
5.0 Stars

I love this branch! Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf ATC is located in the Plaza surrounded by Acacia Trees as old as the mall itself. You can stay by one of the umbrella covered al fresco seats and watch the kids play in the Courtyard. The airconditioning inside, so far has not failed my numerous visits. On this occassion bought a sandwich and it came with a free canned iced tea (from a planner voucher). Failed to take a photo of the sandwich. They call it Chipotle Roast Chicken but it hardly resembled what a chipotle roast chicken should be. It sure did not taste like one. Tasted more like chicken salad (mayo dressing). I still like it, but they should change the name. The plate came with a side salad. Great service, love the small talk. Senior discounts honored. Points with your CBTL rewards card.

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Ruth S.
3.0 Stars
2

While waiting for my aunt, my mom and I decided to go here. We used to stay here a lot before whenever I need to study for an exam. We like how relaxed and peaceful it is here compared to the other coffee shops in ATC. It's really the perfect place for studying/working. But sadly, it's not as quiet anymore. It's noisy and too crowded now. 128533 But we're not here to study or anything so the noise isn't really an issue. Daming sinabi eh!! 128517

After securing a table, lined up and was kind of annoyed with the long line, there's around 5 customers in front of me. Normally, I don't mind lining up as long as it's the "understandable" kind. But this was different, the cashier/barista was slow. SOBRANG BAGAL. Nagpapacute kasi ata si Ate. Not hating, just annoyed. 🙄🙄🙄

Anyway, I've been meaning to try their Ravioli pasta since I read somewhere (IG post of a friend or here in looloo? I can't remember anymore) that it's good.

One Spinach and Cheese Ravioli, please? And Ube Cheesecake! 128518

PASTA: this was just okay. For 285pesos I felt like I wasted my money and tummy space. It wasn't as tasty as expected. Not spinach and cheese goodness. Mommy tried a small portion and said that she still like Starbuck's lasagna or cannelloni.

CHEESECAKE: hmmmmmmm, it tastes like cheesecake and with the consistency that I want. But.. We can't taste the ube flavor. 128542 Like when you close your eyes while eating you'll think this is just a normal new york cheesecake with The slightest slightest hint of ube? Haha! It was not that sweet, though. 128518

Oh, well. At least now I know. 128517

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Charissa C.
4.0 Stars
3

2017 has just been around the corner for a while, and the holiday feels is not yet over. I have decided on how I got a special gift for myself.

I've been collecting planners since 2012, and this year, I've decided to get the planner from CBTL. What I love collecting stamps for their planner is the chance to give to other people.

CBTL has a few branches in Metro Manila and in the provinces so their branches are not yet so crowded and a good thing about this coffee shop is that they also offer meals if you want to eat and drink coffee or tea.

In order to get a planner, 12 stamps should be collected which are: (1) Original Ice Blended [any flavor], (1) Tea Latte [any flavor], (1) Holiday Featured Beverage, (1) Coffee/Espresso-Based Beverage [double espresso shot, and (8) your choice of drinks in regular or large sizes.

They have 4 colors of planners and this year, I got the turquoise color. The other 3 colors are purple, pastel pink, and gray.

I always order their Original Ice Blended drinks and their coffee, and ordered their Matcha Green Tea Latte for the featured beverage.

CBTL will be my go to coffee shop since there is also a branch near my house.

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Ruth S.
5.0 Stars

Last day to use your CBTL coupons for January. Buy one take one!!! 128513128588🏼

Back in college, almost every weekend,I would always always study here because of the free wifi and the place. Very quiet and not as crowded. Plus this was the only cbtl branch in the area during that time. Ever since I graduated, I haven't visited this place that often anymore but felt really good that when Ony and I visited, the barista recognized us. Or is it because of the name we always use? Hahaha 128518 They were all nice and very patient. Though we always get the same drink, we still ask a lot of questions about the other drinks whenever we order. Sometimes it's annoying na but I don't see traces of "anger" naman from them haha.

I got my usual, Matcha Green Tea Latte (extra extra hot please) and Ony tried the Double Chocolate Latte. For the not so matapang Green Tea, I go to CBTL. Their's is milky and creamy. And the fact that their default milk is non-fat is a plus for me. 128513 The Double Chocolate latte was good. Not too bitter/strong and not too sweet, as well. 128077🏼

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DinoKid's M.
5.0 Stars

My new fave from Coffee Bean is the Moroccan Mint Tea Latte only at Php 165

I love their Spicy Sardine Pasta too and yes, the cakes :)

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Franz D.
5.0 Stars

Iced Blended Pure Chocolate calms my anxious nerves whenever I go too crazy at Fully Booked. 128522128522

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Jacqui T.
5.0 Stars

You might say Sardine and Garlic Linguine again?! Sorry, but I just can’t resist the charm of this pasta. I can eat this when I’m bored, when I’m sad, when I’m happy or when I’m angry. You have to try it to believe it. 128517128517128517

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Ian P.
4.0 Stars

Forgot to take a picture!!!
After lunch, my Tita like me who is addicted to caffeine needed our coffee fix so coffee bean was near us and had available seats so we decided to have coffee here.
I had double chocolate latte which I found way to sweet! Should have ordered my regular coffee but my wife insisted I try it, I'm guessing SHE really wanted to try it. We also ordered Oreo cheesecake and some other coffees. The cheesecake I heard was amazing.
There's no more smoking in coffee bean! For an ex smoker like me... Boo! Smokers have rights too! Sorry I'm weird!

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Jacqui T.
4.0 Stars

We went to ATC yesterday to have hubby's documents authenticated. Since it was too early for me to go to the office, hubby asked if I want to eat first or if I want to have my daily coffee somewhere. Awww… such a sweetie! 128525128525128525

So we went to CBTL since I also wanted to have pasta that day. I ordered Spicy Tuna Linguine Pasta for me and Sardine & Garlic Linguine for hubby. When I was about to order my hot drink, server advised me that they don't serve hot drinks though I can still have frappe coffee. I asked her why I can order the cold drinks, but not my hot drink. She explained that it’s due to the drinking water level issue. I didn’t want to make a fuss so I just took their southern blend iced tea. Hubby’s a fan of pandesal asked for an extra ham and cheese wheat pandesal.

I tried my Spicy Tuna Linguine Pasta and I did not like the taste of it. I asked hubby if we can switch pasta since he’s a red sauce pasta lover. Luckily, hubby agreed! For someone who doesn’t like spicy food, he was able to finish the whole plate though beaded with sweat. Lol!

Sardine & Garlic Linguine - olive oil-based pasta with Spanish-style sardines and roasted garlic. Garnished with Parmesan cheese and parsley. This pasta is a bomb! Crunchy garlic, crunchy sardines, but not “malansa” with generous amount of Parmesan cheese. UGH! I so love my husband for letting me have his pasta! I can feel his jealous look.

Southern Blend Iced tea was so-so and it was a hide and seek game for their ham and cheese wheat pandesal. It was like “find the ham if you can”.

Will definitely come back here for their Sardine & Garlic Linguine.

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John B.
4.0 Stars

I'm a regular here. I prefer the coffee here to Starbucks but this particular branch does not have its own bathroom and not enough power outlets.

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Joan Dominique M.
4.0 Stars

I had to order their Chinese Chicken Salad again! Love the crispies in this salad 128155

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Jazz J.
5.0 Stars

Moroccan Mint Tea Latte!! Tastes like chocolate mint tea to me. Love it! 12852510084

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Joan Dominique M.
4.0 Stars

Their chai latté is a good enough alternative to Toby's especially since it's more accessible (considering the number of branches that they have).

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Ruth S.
5.0 Stars

Good food + Good place + Good service = Ruth's happy happy place! 128525

Gourmet sandwiches (Roast Beef and Turkey) + Pasta (Lasagna and Ravioli) + Sardine & Feta Wheat Pandesal + Classic Caesar Salad + Green Tea + Double Chocolate + CHEESECAKES!!!! Triple Decker & Toblerone = 128557128061128513128069128076 1008411088127881127873128521

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Pauline Kate A.
5.0 Stars

Chinese chicken salad was so yummy! Perfect flavor of asian dressing with the crunch from fried wanton and sliced almonds. I will definitely come back for more. 128077127860

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Mon V.
4.0 Stars

I think this is the only coffee bean i've been to that has several power sockets available for customer use. Most cbtl locations doesn't have 'em or offers just 1.

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Tricia G.
3.0 Stars

Had an after dinner tea here after my monday date night with my man last night. It was my first time since I'm a Starbucks baby.

I ordered myself a Lemon Chamomile Tea and was taken a back when they said they can't make it into a latte :( I don't know I guess I was sanay with Starbucks giving everything you wanted :(

Anyway, I was offered a lemon square - I tried to look for other pastries they offered but at the time none seemed to appeal to me :( so I gave in and said yes to a lemon square. It tasted super and really lemony and not the artificial lemony. So that was 128077 but aside from that, 85 felt steep to me :(

I've asked my order to go, but they served it to me ala dine in, so I had to ask again to have it wrapped to go.

When I finally got my order in proper form, I realized they didn't serve their tea with honey... But 2 sachets of brown sugar fixed that for me.

Taste wise, I still prefer my Starbucks' Chamomile Tea than TCB&TL's Lemon Chamomile. 5 minutes of Starbucks' Chamomile Tea Bag in my cup and it'd be bursting with calming flavor. TCB&TL's Lemon Chamomile Tea Bag in my cup for the whole ride home from Alabang to Dasma Cavite, and all it tasted like was flavored hot water :( couldn't even taste the lemon!

So that was disappointing! I loved the interiors and the cheery staff, but I'll stick to being a Starbucks baby.

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