The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

G/F Greenbelt 5, Legazpi St., Ayala Center, Makati, Metro Manila

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
4.1
4.0 Stars

68 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 21
  • 4 stars 37
  • 3 stars 7
  • 2 stars 3
  • 1 star 0
  • 78 Reviews
  • 50 Recommend
  • 68 Reviewers
Category:
Coffee
Business Hours
Open: 6:30a - 2:00a
Phone
+6326255990

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 6:30a - 2:00a
  • Monday
    • 6:30a - 2:00a
  • Tuesday
    • 6:30a - 2:00a
  • Wednesday
    • 6:30a - 2:00a
  • Thursday
    • 6:30a - 2:00a
  • Friday
    • 6:30a - 2:00a
  • Saturday
    • 6:30a - 2:00a

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

Price Range

₱200 - ₱499

Most Recent Reviews

Eboy D.
3.0 Stars

I know how it can busy at coffee shops especially in malls, on a Saturday night no less, but that doesn't mean you can get away with a messy, dirty table.

I decided to avail of my complimentary Holiday drink last Saturday night and finding a table inside, it had a couple of used capuccino mugs on it. My Dad took his seat and after couple of staff walked past our table did not even bother to take the cups (see photo). It was pushed on one side to obviously signal it was not ours but up until we left it was still there. The holiday drink was also a disappointment - i hardly tasted any strawberry. It's as if the strawberry was just the syrup on top.

I still love CBTL, not that night though.

Drink voucher was free care of the 2017 Giving Journal Launch event.

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Cel C.
5.0 Stars
3

Glad that they're still open at 10pm. After shopping, we were starving coz no dinner yet. So we ordered heavy meals. They ran out of the tomato sauce so instead of the tomato and herb linguine, I ordered the sardine and garlic linguine (oil-based, P245). My friend got the same pasta and a greek salad (P255). For drinks, I just got the Southern Blenk Iced tea (P125) since it's too late for coffee.

The salad is so good! Fresh and crunchy plus I love the combination of black olives and feta cheese. Satisfies my salty taste buds. Pasta is really good and very filling. Lots of garlic and sardines. Mejo umay minsan so I sip my iced tea every now and then. Iced tea is good. Super full after. Love it here that I can get free wifi with my CBTL Swirl Rewards. I think I prefer CBTL over Starbucks now. It's more quiet and relaxing. Hmmm I am getting old indeed.

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Roy T.
4.0 Stars

Red Orange Iced Tea. A new thing in their menu for the summer. Not bad. A bit sweet but a good kick of tangy sour to counter. 128077🏻

Happy Mothers' Day! 128512

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PiaP E.
4.0 Stars
2

My Lunch awhile ago....

Had a quick meeting and decided to just grab something to eat at CBTL!

I had the Chipotle Roast Chicken Sandwich, sparking Berries Iced Tea, and of course dessert 128523...127822 Pie!

- Chipotle Roast Chicken is one of my default order at CBTL aside from their salads and pasta (which I 128525, by the way..). This sandwich is just right, from the bread to the chicken filling down to the side salad. I like the crispness of the lettuce and cucumber. For this meal it's a 110881108811088️1/2 for me.

- The Apple 127822 Pie! Now, I don't know if this is a new dessert as I haven't been to CBTL lately, plus fact that my default cake would be the Triple Decker Cheesecake! All I can say is I 128156 it! I'm not a fan of apple pie (primarily because of the overpowering cinnamon taste) but this one is good! 128525 The pie crust is just right (not to flaky...just the way I like it!) and the filling is good! Not too sweet and the apple is crisp and moist not to mention the cinnamon taste was just right and the tartness of the apple was evidently there! And with that I give it a 11088110881108811088️1/2!

I had a 128523 lunch! Food was good and had a pleasant experience with the service of the baristas on duty at the time of my visit! Overall, my rating for this visit is 11088110881108811088️.

Just a 128221, I haven't asked or requested it, but it might be good if I have requested the pie to be heated...the sound of warm 127822 pie seems good. 128513

#PiaPEats

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Sandy P.
5.0 Stars

It's always a good idea to start your morning with your favorite coffee at your favorite coffee place. 128525 I always love the ambiance of CBTL, makes me more productive and motivated for the week ahead.

Happy, Monday! 128522

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GA F.
2.0 Stars

I like Coffee Bean but for the first time this server denied my request of a mug with ice and water. Every visit I ask for the same but this girl wouldn't budge. Very annoying.

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Norville L.
5.0 Stars

You can never go wrong with CBTL. The coffee is superb and the breakfast set is light and filling. My morning fix as always.

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Ray G.
5.0 Stars

I love Love LOVE their Salmon Scramble. However, they no longer serve fruits with it, which is a bit disappointing. Still, this is a good place to eat, relax and sip coffee. Not really sure how guiltless the guiltless cake is but it is a pleasure to eat.

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Jacky J.
4.0 Stars

Since the collection-of-sticker-for-planner season has started, we decided to have a to-go drink here after a long day. Really can’t decide of what to order, I am more of Starbucks whenever in mood. Starbucks is also around the area at my place. I ended up ordering for white chocolate dream, it was good actually, really enjoyed my drink. I think its white chocolate with a twist of something else. The place was crowded maybe because today is Sunday so everyone are out and having some good time with friends or family. It was a big place, though.

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Russel F.
4.0 Stars

Had a catch up with some online friends here last week. I was really hungry that time so I decided to try one of their pasta dishes. I forgot to take a photo of it. 128517

I got the Roast Chicken and Mushroom Fusilli and it's good! Roasted chicken chunks mixed with mushrooms, tomatoes and cheese and drenched in creamy flavorful white sauce. The white sauce wasn't that generously filled though but was overall satisfied with it.

I guess I'll be checking out some more of their pasta dishes and so are the breakfast meals on my next visit.

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Ish C.
4.0 Stars

My comfort drink! Iced double chocolate, for times when you're thirsty and craving for some chocolate. Chuckie for the grown peeps.

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Marjorie G.
3.0 Stars

And the winner for the most crowded CBTL branch is CBTL Greenbelt! I don't frequent CBTL so I can't make a full-blown review. What I noticed on CTBL branches though is that they have few electrical sockets. But at least they have a WiFi, but you can only use it if you buy a Swirl Reward Card, which you can also use to gain points.

Brewed coffee is okay, but not the Iced Mocha Latte, it's too bitter. I tried the Chicago Cheesecake (P125), Blueberry Cheesecake (P135), Triple Decker Cheesecake (P135), and the Toblerone Cheesecake (P135). The best for me is the Toblerone Cheesecake because it's not as thick as the other three.

Go to this branch if you just want to meet up with friends. Do not go here if you want some me-time or you want to work on something. This place is not conducive for that.

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April H.
4.0 Stars

Needed coffee after a full day of activities...

After watching a play at onstage, Jenn N and I headed to CBTL for some drinks!!!

The AC was busted so it was kinda hot inside the store... But the baristas really tried to be efficient, so they were already taking our order while we were in line and making them in advance...

I ordered an Iced Vanilla Latte, which was okay... I still prefer the White Chocolate Dream Latte...

Jenn N and I stayed outside and had our first one on one talk! Good thing it was cool outside!128077🏻 thanks jennypie for the company!128522128522128522

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Jenn N.
4.0 Stars

Doc April H and I were looking for caffeine after the play. We were surprised that there were empty tables inside CBTL, that rarely happens! Only to find out their A/C wasn't working. 128514

There was a line and one of their baristas called us to take our order so he can already prepare it. True enough, our drinks were already at the bar after we paid!128588🏻

I wanted to get Matcha Ice Blended, but they still don't have matcha powder. 128557128557128557 I got a Southern Blend Iced Tea instead.

I think I can consume 2 large cups in one sitting. Hahaha! One is really bitin for me. 128514

Thank you for the lovely chat, Doc!! 128536128536128536

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Roy T.
4.0 Stars

Mondays Made Better. Regular sized Tropical Passion Tea Latte for just 100 bucks. Really refreshing and a little sweet drink with that fruity aroma. 128077🏻 pero half of the cup is filled with ice. 128518128518

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Julienne Y.
4.0 Stars

I will walk out of my way just to find a Coffee Bean even if there's a Starbucks a few feet away. Why? Because CBTL is better than Starbucks. Their coffee is just better.

Pro-tip: swirl card for free wifi. Enjoy card for free upsize.

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Carla M.
4.0 Stars

Super late review! 128517

Met up with Yina M for lunch months ago and I suggested CBTL coz I was craving for Chilled Spicy Chicken Salad. A mix of fresh greens, pasta and strips of chicken make this dish a healthy and complete meal. I've often wondered what dressing they use because it tastes really good. When one of my officemates told me she used to work in CBTL, I asked her about it and found out that they use fish sauce. Hahaha weird but I never liked fish sauce... Except for this, I guess. 128517 I don't like that pink stuff on top. I always forget to ask them not to put it.

Yina ordered a curry puff and blueberry bagel but she obviously wasn't happy with it. The toasted bagel had a weird smell and was tough. The curry puff was just okay I think. 128533

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Denise Marie D.
4.0 Stars

Forgot to give a review on this last Friday 128561

So I went to my usual branch in Makati and ordered my favorite non-coffee based drink which is Pure Vanilla and got a slice of one of their new cakes which is Oreo Coffee Mouse Cake. I have to say their cake was very light as always and what I love about it is that the coffee flavor isn't that too strong which made me enjoy it. As for the Pure Vanilla, same delicious taste as always but I guess after a long time of not having it plus changing my course of not having too much sweets everyday, I felt it's a bit too sweet by the time I'm almost done and I needed a lot of water to clean my throat because it's irritating it. 128533

Service was still the same in a good way and love their staff there. Some of the customers there who are foreigners are really helpful to me especially when I needed help opening the door since I was bringing my tray outside and without hesitation one asked the staff to refill the water dispenser since there was no more cold water inside it. Grateful for that day despite feeling stressful. 9786

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Kathleen Cerla G.
4.0 Stars

The ambiance is good at night and the place is quiet. We tried their chai latte and mocha latte. The chai latte is too sweet for my taste, I prefer the mocha latte.

Next time, I'll try again their salad, pasta and muffin :)

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Meedah P.
4.0 Stars

Friendly staff

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