The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

2/F Midtown, Robinsons Place Manila, Pedro Gil St. cor. Adriatico St., Ermita, Manila, Metro Manila

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
4.0
4.0 Stars

39 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 12
  • 4 stars 16
  • 3 stars 10
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 1
  • 51 Reviews
  • 17 Recommend
  • 39 Reviewers
Category:
Coffee
Business Hours
Reopens: 7:30a - 1:30a
Phone
+6325672004

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 7:30a - 1:30a
  • Monday
    • 7:30a - 1:30a
  • Tuesday
    • 7:30a - 1:30a
  • Wednesday
    • 7:30a - 1:30a
  • Thursday
    • 7:30a - 1:30a
  • Friday
    • 7:30a - 1:30a
  • Saturday
    • 7:30a - 1:30a

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

Price Range

₱200 - ₱499

Most Recent Reviews

Jomarie A.
4.0 Stars

My mom and I went here for an after lunch drink, and to kill time (since my appointment isn't until 4pm). It has actually been quite a while since we had drinks here, and I'm not sure why. Probably because their prices are a bit high compared to other coffee shops? Anyway, we were supposed to go to Starbucks (since my mom has GCs which my sister gave her), but there were no seats available. Gong Cha, and even Happy Lemon, was packed as well! So we decided to go to CBTL.

My mom loves Starbucks' Coffee Jelly Frappuccino, and I wanted to order a similar drink for her here. I chose the Ice Blended Original Mocha (Php 165 - Regular Size). Luckily, I saw the options for add-ons, and one of them is the Espresso Jelly (+ Php 30). 128525 I was thrilled, and I'm glad my mom liked it. She just said that the jelly isn't as firm as SB's, but she enjoyed the drink nonetheless. I also took a sip of her drink, and man, I'm not sure if it's because it has been a while since I've had coffee, but the coffee was REALLY good! 128586128156 I wanted to drink all of it HAHA.

By now, you should know that I love Matcha so much! 128154 I ordered the Ice Blended Matcha Green Tea (Php 165 - Regular Size), and I loved it!!! I opted not to have them put whipped cream on my drink, healthy kunwari HEHEHE. The drink was blended really well, you won't feel any ice crystals in it. 128513 I also liked how the matcha taste was more legit (compared to Starbucks' sweeter version). I would've wanted a stronger matcha taste though, but I think they choose to make it have less "matcha bitterness" to cater to those who like matcha, but can't take the bitterness it comes with; or those who are just starting to like matcha. I still loved the drink, though! 128516

Service was pretty good and fast in this branch. -111088 because it was so warm inside! Not sure if the airconditioning units are defective, or it was just really warm outside so the A/C is struggling to cool the room. Ambiance is good, and it was generally peaceful so you can come here to study, work, or read a book. 128076

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Gene C.
3.0 Stars

Went here to have some coffee and chikahan with my dad. The place is quiet (fewer people compared to the other coffee shop). Mainit nga lang yung place, mas malamig pa sa labas hehe.

They ran out of their holiday drinks except for the tea option which isn't great to begin with. Lasang may gamot daw sabi ni hubby. 128514 My dad ordered the usual Mocha Ice Blended, hubby got Iced Vanilla Latte and daughter got chocolate Ice Blended which is a bit better for her.

I don't know why but I feel like I'm over these coffee shop drinks. I don't appreciate them as much as I used to. Old age maybe? LOL

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Dianne C.
4.0 Stars

Who knew that coffee bean has a decent and yummy banana loaf?! 128522

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Johansen J.
4.0 Stars

I always visit this branch whenever we go on movie dates bec. Its open til 12am i think.

It's my first time to try the warm chocolate cake. I love how it is not too sweet and moist enough to compliment my drink. I was going for a matcha green tea ice blended but there's no whipped cream (which usually not available or it's mostly unavailable when i visit or it's late already) so i went for white chocolate dream latte. A good choice coz it goes smoothly with the cake.

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Mico C.
3.0 Stars

Read a study before comparing CBTL with another famous coffee chain. It stated that CBTL targets another market focusing on a quieter set-up for people who would want a calmer background. Check out how they noisy their grinders and blenders are, they make less noise than other chains. So that's one of their competitive advantages i guess.

With that being said, wasn't really happy with my experience here yesterday. The placed was cramped and people were quite noisy. Okay, so not really the chain's fault BUT i did not appreciate the staff playing background music which was a bit too loud for people studying and working. Okay, i could have approached their staff to lower the volume but i wasn't really in the mood. (Although i believe that if i asked them to lower the volume, they would - tamad lang, my bad haha)

Still gave them 3 stars because as usual their chai tea latte was awesome :) but i do hope they do something about their layout. Not sure what they can do to make this place more conducive for studying/working again. Unless if that's not aligned to their strategy anymore. :)

Take care everyone! :)

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Roy T.
3.0 Stars

This place needs a renovation already. It's always filled with people either studying or chatting with friends. Not really a good place if you're into having a quiet time for yourself. We got the Ice Blended Caramel and it was just okay. Too sweet for my liking.

WiFi was fast btw. Did not like that they only opened one cashier though. 128563

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Geramarie D.
4.0 Stars

Tambay mode on :)

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Ainna Bianea T.
4.0 Stars

catching up with my friends 128522127860

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Niña B.
5.0 Stars

Ice blended Mocha! 128525

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Gianina Maria C.
5.0 Stars

It's like a giant block of cream cheese goodness ;)

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Rampelthels L.
3.0 Stars

Matcha latte in soy milk is love 100841008410084

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Endymion T.
4.0 Stars

Ube cheesecake has the ube flavor but i think it is too spongy. Lacks the "compactness" of a thick cheesecake-consistency :-)

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Gianina Maria C.
5.0 Stars

Always the best place to be with people that matter to us the most :)

This our favorite branch because after a long day at work or watching a movie or whenever we brainstorm/debate/decide/discuss our coffee shop plans, we can just sit back and share an ice blended mocha and a slice of our favorite blueberry cheesecake :)

We have so many memories here and we'll continue making more ;)

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Cardel Y.
5.0 Stars

Caramel macchiato. Missed them tiny ice cubes. 10084

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Aiza A.
4.0 Stars

And it's back!!! For 12 stamps you can have your journal and help build a scholars dream :)

Pure double chocolate is perfect after a very long day at work.

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Dianne C.
3.0 Stars

Cakes here looked really good so I decided to buy 4 slices and share it with my family.

127851triple decker cheesecake
127856 chicago cheesecake
Turtle pie

- everything was just okay 128557 I wasn't satisfied 128532

127850 cookies was also just okay.

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Jenny A.
5.0 Stars

First time to try the Chichago cheesecake and it's so yummmy!!!! 128525

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Zia M.
4.0 Stars

Trying to look for a healthy food before diving in our first ever yoga session, we stop by to look for a healthy option in CBTL. 128170

We had the Tuna and Olive Ciapizza plus the Sardines and Oil Pasta. We need to stick with the fish. 128513 I love the not-so-noisy ambiance of the place although you could see foreigners with their dates already. Not much crowded than other cafes in the ground floor.

Few minutes later and our orders are already in the counter;
I like the salty flavor of the pasta, but I needed to ask for more grated parmesan cheese to satisfy my taste buds. I think it's just a little bit oily. The ciabizza is great too! It's just somewhat cold already when we had it.

Amazing staff, as always. 128077

PS They have cool photos posted on the wall. 128517

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George C.
3.0 Stars

Always my choice when I'm waiting to be fetched in Rob. It easily gets packed with students though. I luckily found an empty table good for me and my sister.

Grabbed a large Caramel Ice Blended while she had some green tea. We took out our books and waited patiently. :)

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Jenny A.
3.0 Stars

First time to try this Sparkling Iced Tea Berries and for me it's not so good. Priced at P95.00

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