The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

G/F One Archers Place, Taft Ave. cor. Castro St., Taft, Manila, Metro Manila

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
4.2
4.0 Stars

16 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 6
  • 4 stars 8
  • 3 stars 1
  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 0
  • 22 Reviews
  • 0 Recommend
  • 16 Reviewers
Category:
Coffee
Business Hours
Open: 6:30a - 12:30a
Phone
+6326217024

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 8:00a - 12:00a
  • Monday
    • 6:30a - 12:30a
  • Tuesday
    • 6:30a - 12:30a
  • Wednesday
    • 6:30a - 12:30a
  • Thursday
    • 6:30a - 12:30a
  • Friday
    • 6:30a - 12:30a
  • Saturday
    • 6:30a - 12:30a

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

Price Range

₱200 - ₱499

Most Recent Reviews

Suzette C.
4.0 Stars

Ordered the very basic Mocha Ice Blended drink. It took them more than 20minutes to make it/serve it. I'm not sure why? I was waiting and its taking too long. I'm almost finished with my client meeting but still no drink. So kakahiya that we're sitting with no orders!! :)))

Semi-irritated. I approached the bar and said "miss can you follow up my order paeang sobrang tagal naman for a short sized frappe?" Then they instantly gave me the drink. Was it done earlier but it was never served to me?? My coaster thingy did not light up and vibrate. What's up?

-1 star for the slow service but my poor ice blended mocha deserved 4 stars! :p

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Abbey A.
4.0 Stars

Exactly 2 years after my college graduation and I have been coming back, back and forth, to Taft hehe for the last two weeks to process some papers... It's sad not knowing much people around anymore but it's heartwarming to still have places I'll remember all my life, though some have changed 127926 hahaha and one of that places is Archers CBTL!!!

This place was my undergrad usual. I did everything here, homework, thesis, group meetings, catch up with friends, spot cute boys wahaha told you everything 9996

Anyway, I've tried almost everything here, cakes, muffins, cookies, pasta, breakfast food, lattes, ice blended drinks, tea. Yup! Almost everything! I miss allowance... Huhuhu my all time favorites are the seasonal Red Velvet Hot Chocolate, The Ultimate ice blended and the chocolate chip cookies!!!! I also recently found a special place in my heart for their Hazelnut line. Too bad it's seasonal... But should definitely be part of their menu for good because it's such a hit, especially in this branch. They've even been out of it since last week grrr. So yesterday I had a Vanilla Latte instead and I felt like I was drinking a warm hug 97869786️ Just the right amount of sweetness that I like.128076 There's really something about CBTL, there have been a total of 4 branches in the vicinity, some of which already closed down, but no matter what branch it always feels just like home. It was definitely a BIG part of my undergrad life and I have a lot to thank it for. 10084️ Drinks, food, memories, and free internet.

Till next time CBTL!

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Ruth D.
4.0 Stars

Double Hot Choco as stress reliever. Morning traffic in Manila City has been really, really horrible since last week. 128548

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Ruth D.
4.0 Stars

I love term breaks. Ang tahimik! 128516

CBTL's Roast Chicken & Mushroom Fusilli was good. There was adequate white sauce, chicken, and mushroom for the fusilli to taste. I didn't expect to get full from this meal but I almost couldn't finish it. The capsicum and the garlic bread managed to prevent me from being satiated.

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Ruth D.
4.0 Stars

I got in the office at 7:30am. 128565

But this little dose of stimulant (double choco latte) helped me get through the day.

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Chilita B.
4.0 Stars

It's true that the barista here is nice and friendly! I availed of their Mondays Made Better promo today. The lady barista even asked me if I was able to avail of last week's promo and told me it'll run until August. She also offered the wifi password even without me asking. 128077128077 This branch also has few seating capacity so it's relatively quiet and conducive for study. 128077

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Polyn G.
4.0 Stars

I went here yesterday to study while I was waiting for my lil brother who took the entrance exam at La Salle.

What I like about this place is it's accessibility from the Andrew Building (where my brother took the exam), and the lady-barista even if she's only alone serving yday was able to greet and she never fail to smile at each and every customers who orders to her. Four stars for that! :)

I ordered red velvet ice blended coffee with whip cream of course! *calories* for P185.

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Abbey A.
3.0 Stars

I was here 3 days ago and it was good to be back in Taft. I used to always hang around here to catch up with friends or work on my thesis. They usually have a good playlist hehe but not when I was here last. I didn't feel like getting my usual ice blend so I just got a banana chocolate muffin. Good stuff! 128076 I like the chocolate chip cookies too but wasn't in the mood to have it that time. 128540

Oh and incase you wanted to know, limited sockets for plugging and charging your devices. 128078

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Arian E.
5.0 Stars

Felt like indulging in a hearty lunch so I decided to get CBTL's Caesar Salad and Chicken Pot Pie. The salad had great flavor and the right lettuce-to-dressing ratio. The chicken pot pie had a meaty and flavorful filling encased in light, buttery, flaky crust.

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Maj C.
5.0 Stars

What's for brunch? Ensaymada and Iced Caramel Macchiato! Yup finally! Cbtl serves my favorite coffee already :-) Made my day.

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Suzette C.
3.0 Stars

Red velvet frappe, ehh, tastes too artificial128557

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Jam P.
5.0 Stars

Best place for studying!

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Thea L.
4.0 Stars

Go-to kill time place haha 128513 also perf for studying or a meeting! Although sometimes it's kinda noisy 128531 wasn't a fan before but started to like CBTL when I was in third year college. Always ordered the chicken mustard something something sandwich (not sure if they still have this tho), which is very filling!! You'd be surprised 128522

Caramel macchiato, my constant! It's an okay caramel macchiato.. so whenever I'm at CBTL, I get tea lattes instead! Moroccan Mint, English Breakfast and Chai tea latte 128076 plus sardine and feta or banana caramel slice, perf to get through a pile of readings!! Also try their chili chicken salad(?), caesar salad and their sardine linguine 127837

Plus points too, cause the staff are usually friendly and very accommodating 9786

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Kevin S.
2.0 Stars

I'm a CBTL fan but this Chocolate Caramel "Lava Cake" greatly disappointed. They literally just poked a hole on top and squeezed in some caramel. Not gonna work for me :(

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Veanney V.
4.0 Stars

Got the double chocolate instead of my first love, vanilla, because the counter girl recommended it. It was... Chocolatey! 128540127851

I wasn't really going to take photo of it but I just uploaded it anyway haha

PS
No whip para healthy haha

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Kacey T.
5.0 Stars

I love the smell of roasted coffee! This place is quiet and with large area for smokers and non smokers.. The baristas are also friendly.. I miss hanging out here

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Almira U.
5.0 Stars

Chilled spicy chicken pasta salad paired with today's iced tea tasted soooo good that I can probably eat this combo whenever I'm here (which I think happens too often).

I feel really proud of myself for eating 'healthy' today 128517

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Veanney V.
5.0 Stars

In love with their chocolate chip cookie and their raspberry white chocolate cookie!!! 128525

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Ruth D.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Julia G.
3.0 Stars

One of the NY cheesecakes I appreciate here in Manila. It wasn't as good as the other times I ate this last year though.

I think it would be better if there's no lemon-y hint to it.

The good side to this cheesecake is that it's not that filling.

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