The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Ortigas Park, F. Ortigas Jr. Rd., Ortigas Center, Pasig, Metro Manila

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
4.1
4.0 Stars

42 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 16
  • 4 stars 18
  • 3 stars 5
  • 2 stars 2
  • 1 star 1
  • 48 Reviews
  • 167 Recommend
  • 42 Reviewers
Category:
Coffee
Business Hours
Open: 6:00a - 3:00a
Phone
+6326321808

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 8:00a - 12:00a
  • Monday
    • 6:00a - 3:00a
  • Tuesday
    • 6:00a - 3:00a
  • Wednesday
    • 6:00a - 3:00a
  • Thursday
    • 6:00a - 3:00a
  • Friday
    • 6:00a - 3:00a
  • Saturday
    • 6:00a - 1:00a

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

Price Range

₱200 - ₱499

Most Recent Reviews

Patrick U.
4.0 Stars
4

Ambience:
An abundance of dine-in space is available. There are so many seats on both sides of the branch and the branch itself is two floors. High chairs are also near the bar in case you want to wait there or even talk to the baristas. Wi-Fi's available with a decent speed for down and uploads, but it's not exactly that quick. But since it's free, you're basically all set! A slight hassle would be the restroom because it's located outside and you'll always have to get and return the key to the handoff counter.

Beverage:
I accidentally got the African Sunrise Tea instead of the African Sunrise Tea Latte. The flavor was there but the latte's much better because I like my beverage to be creamy. At least it kept me warm beverage the branch was freezing cold downstairs.

Service:
They asked if I wanted something to eat and I received a good, detailed explanation about how Cold Brew is prepared.

(April 2018)

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Nievs G.
4.0 Stars
5

I love this rather laid-back little spot in Ortigas especially on weekends like this.

This CBTL branch in Ortigas Park is one of the oldest I've seen, I think it's been almost ten years old but it remains practically the same.

However, it was actually my first time to get in here. I caught their most recent "Find Your Matcha" offering which includes, of course, all-matcha drinks.

Of the "big three" international coffee house chains - Starbucks, Costa Coffee and The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf - I had yet to try CBTL's matcha stuff yet. Starbucks still has the best hot matcha latte, while Costa's is so-so.

So this newest offering from CBTL was a good opportunity for me to see if their matcha stuff would be any good.

I always think that a hot matcha drink is the ultimate benchmark of a matcha's goodness and authenticity. So I went for the hot first, the Matcha Macchiato (Small, ₱155). I wanted only a chocolate chip cookie so I ordered it too (₱75).

Their Matcha Macchiato was all right, but it was not the "deep" kind of matcha that I was expecting. As I was finishing the cup, the coffee flavor came to the fore much more than the matcha.

I loved CBTL's chocolate chip cookie! Although it didn't look like it had lots of chocolate chips, after my first bite of it I could see those chocolate chips oozing out of the cookie itself.

Next time I will try their other matcha stuff like the raspberry flavored matcha drink and matcha affogato.

I just loved the ambiance of this place. This branch has two floors (although the second floor was closed off when I was there), and also offers outdoor seating. Service was quick.

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Jaja R.
4.0 Stars
3

We frequent this place especially if we are in the area on a Sunday just like today!

It was drizzling so I opted to have a Double Chocolate Latte and a slice of their mocha cake. The cold pasta salad was enjoyed by my friend.

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Camille S.
3.0 Stars

When I first saw CBTL's Cashew Nut Milk, I just had to try it real bad. I'm a lactose intolerant so I have always been on the lookout for these kinds of milk. It tastes like regular milk and I liked how it didn't taste like burnt nuts . It had a thick consistency which was good at first. Given the size, I wasn't able to finish it in one sitting. After resting for almost an hour on my office desk and drank it again, it started to solidify which made it harder to drink and even finish.

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Yna N.
4.0 Stars
3

One of my favorite Coffee place although I don't drink coffee, there's still some alternate drinks that can be found at their store including non-caffenated drinks and juices.

I love the ambiance and the staffs are very accommodating.

I like their sardine and garlic linguine and tripple decker cheesecake 128523128523128077🏻128077🏻

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Camille S.
4.0 Stars
4

If you're a frequenter in Ortigas, you'll notice that the look and feel of this CBTL branch has changed after its renovation. The tables outside felt cozier than before. The interiors improved also because it was more spacious and the seats were comfortable. I cannot remember if they had a second floor pre-renovation. If there's was none before, this was really good because there's more space and the first floor will not be as cramped as before.

I ordered my usual lasagna and it was okay. This branch's air conditioning was on high because my lasagna quickly cooled and I can see the sebo (grease?). 128549

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Kate R.
5.0 Stars
2

I love the interior of this newly renovated Coffee bean. It has very earthy feeling! I think CBTL is renovating their stores to this kind of style, which I love so much! They have wood wall colored in dark brown color. Also they have this green plants wall which is perfect for OOTD haha. Balance of greens and browns is soooo refreshing to eyes. If you want to have a little “me” time, their loft type second floor is perfect for you.

Staffs: As always, they are very energetic and prompt. They serve fast with all smiles.

Drink: My favorite is the Matcha Green Tea Latte, who doesn’t love it? Haha perfect blend of green tea and milk. Not sweet and not bitter. Goes down the throat smoothly haha. No after taste!

Food: Blueberry cheesecake! As always it’s as good as before. Served fresh and very appetizing. Chunky and filling. Nothing special but close to perfect. Less sweet also!

Its enjoyable to have a tea time at this place. Close to park and not that jampacked. It will be just you and you cup of tea or coffee. Perfect Serenity!

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Denise R.
4.0 Stars
3

There are a number of CBTL branches scattered all over Ortigas, but what I love the most about this branch is that it's slightly detached from the crazy congestion of said area. Located at the edge of Ortigas Park, it offers a silent sanctuary to those seeking for a few minutes of alone time amidst a busy corporate environment, ideal for introverts like me 128522

One afternoon, a few days before Christmas, I had an alone-time lunch here. I ordered their Break O' Day, upgraded the free coffee that came with it to a hot latte, and with my book in hand, situated myself on a perfect corner seat at the second floor, by the window.

So on to the food. My brunch was composed of fluffy eggs, a bagel, 2 chicken sausages (which was worth PHP50 more, something I unfortunately wasn't informed of), a tiny portion of salad, and cream cheese and jam for the bagel. I love breakfast food so I enjoyed my meal.

Customer service-wise, their staff was still lively and friendly although the place was relatively packed as compared to usual. My food took quite a while before it was served, but good thing that I wasn't in a hurry. Otherwise, I would have followed up multiple times.

Overall, a great experience from an ambiance, food quality and service standpoint. I will definitely be back!128076🏻

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Sandra Y.
4.0 Stars
5

Friday feels! Lunch with my dear friend, Christine P

Few walks from my office, we decided to dine to CBTL in Emerald, Ortigas. This place is newly renovated. Great place for catching up with friends. Place has good ventilation and cozy ambiance. Modern and minimal128076🏼

For lunch we shared :

Sardine & Garlic Linguine Pasta (P245)- This is a favorite of mine. Enjoyed the generous serving and flavorful mixture.

Coffee Bean's Classic Ceasar Salad (P225) - lettuce, cherry tomatoes, cruttons, and hard boiled eggs with ceasar dressing. Good for sharing 128522 you'll never go wrong with this one.

For dessert, we shared a slice of Guiltless Chocolate Cake .. yes! Its guilt free128522 not sweet, its more like a chocolate mousse with chocolate strips on top. Had my Regular Cafe Latte to match with it.

Verdict: The place is not crowded. As I said, nice place to catch up & chat with friends. Food is kinda pricey but definitely, you'll be happy with the taste.

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Danilo O.
5.0 Stars
2

Nice place. Not the usual CBTL place.

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Hey it's Alexander T.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Sandra Y.
4.0 Stars
5

So happy that CBTL in Ortigas Park is now open after months of renovation. The new look is more modern with classy look. And this time it has a mezzanine. The framed paintings is so eye catching, plus the lighting is perfect for selfies 10084

We had our staple lunch here and we miss it so much. After 10 minutes, orders were served.

Coffee Bean's Classic Salad (P245) not much attractive plating, yet definitely something simple yet enjoying. It has sliced boiled eggs, cruttons, and dressing all over the romane leaves. We haven't ask the dressing 128521 127775127775127775127775127775

For pasta we had:
Sardines & Garlic Linguine (295) An olive oil-based linguine pasta with Spanish-style sardines and roasted garlic topped with shaved parmesan cheese and fresh parsley. - enjoyed the sardines! Generous sauce and yummy!

Tomato & Herb Linguine (P195) pasta topped with tomato & herb sauce. Typical pasta for me.

Since the place has just started operating, no hot drinks are available yet. Interiors are still being fixed. But definitely, we will be back.

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Yna N.
4.0 Stars
5

Me and my lunch buddies Lorie Mae B and Sandra Y had our lunch at the newly renovated shop of coffee bean..place is cozy and nice..

Food at the table:

Sardines and Garlic Linguine 128523128077🏻 Php245
Tomato and Herbs Liguine 128523128077🏻 Php195
Coffee beans Caesar Salad 128523128077🏻 Php225 - i supah like this

Good Food and very accommodating staffs..

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Hazel M.
4.0 Stars

#TeamSupportGroup Raisa Z hahaha. 9996🏼️

Went here after our lunch @ Mad Mark's.
This branch has a small air conditioned area and a big
al fresco side.

We also noticed that a lot of students study here. Is there a near school at this branch?? 128517

Anyway, we ordered The Ultimate, Double Chocolate and Green Matcha all in Ice Blended form. 128149

As usual, The ultimate is the best for me. I also tried their Green Matcha and for me, it is better than SB because it is creamier and milkier.

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Triggerhappyfoodie C.
4.0 Stars

Coffee Bean date with the sister = Chilled Spicy Chicken Pasta Salad. Our regular order here. Just love every element of this dish except for the kick from the onions. I could finish a whole order on my own on a hungry stomach.

We shared a Sardine & Feta Pandesal as well. Soft and filling but bitin on the cheese and Sardines. Bread was good though.

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Jen L.
5.0 Stars

no picture... just simply like the ambiance here 100841008410084

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Rins P.
5.0 Stars

Greek SaLad 127807127813 + Lemon ChamomiLe Tea 9749 = Happiness 10084128522

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Zia M.
4.0 Stars

Monday Promo of The Coffee Bean: Php 100/ Iced Green Tea Latte or Iced Green Tea Blended Drink 128513

Here's the story;

My friend drag me here after our workout together because of the Monday promo of CBTL. I was thinking of having Iced Green tea latte instead pf te blended one since it's good for digestion and as a post work out drink.
The staff asked us if we want a whipped cream, and hell yes, who doesn't want whipped cream!? screw calories! Lol Later did we realized that we ordered a blended drink!!! Eh naubos na! 128528128514 (Guilty feeling after)

IMO their matcha drink is better than Starbucks, because of the less bitterness taste. Hehehe

Plus I miss having whipped cream on my drink. 128523

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Tei A.
3.0 Stars

First time to try their hot meals for lunch. Ordered their Spicy Tuna Pasta. It was good and filling! 128077🏻

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Pleia Y.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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