Brunch at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf

May 15, 2019

If there is one coffee shop that we consider as our favorite, it’s The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. As such, we were so happy when we found out that there is a branch just at the ground floor of SM Jazz Residences.

If there is one coffee shop that we consider as our favorite, it’s The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf (more commonly known as CBTL). As such, we were so happy when we found out that there is a branch just on the ground floor of SM Jazz Residences. In the past, when Khris and I were not yet married, we would always ask our friends to have coffee with us at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, either at their branches in Ayala Triangle or Eton Centris.

Breakfast spread like Brek O' Day and Sardine and Garlic Linguine at at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf
Our brunch spread at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf consisted of Brek O' Day, Sardine and Garlic Linguine, and, of course, coffee

Brunch at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf



    What we liked best about The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf is its easygoing ambiance and friendly staff. Apart from those, it just seems that the crowd who frequent this coffee shop is the more quiet and more mature ones. Those are just our observations in the outlets where we have been.

    Our brunch meal experience at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf


    Just recently, Khris and I decided to take Miguel for brunch at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. Although we have previously eaten here, it was our first time to try their breakfast items. We ordered Brek O’ Day, which seemed to be the most popular item among their breakfast choices. 

    Khris was craving for Sardine and Garlic Linguine, one of our favorites, so we ordered that, too. The Brek O’ Day came with a free cup of coffee, refillable until 11:00 AM, but we also ordered a large cup of our favorite drink, hot caramel macchiato.

    The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf's Brek O' Day, possibly the coffee shop's most popular breakfast item in their menu
    Brek O' Day

    Now, the Break O’ Day is actually a light breakfast composed of salad, bagel, eggs, and your choice of ham or sausage. It is presented beautifully on a plate, the fresh salad looking lively with its bright colors, so the sight of which will liven up your appetite. The salad did not disappoint because it was fresh and crisp but we could use a bigger serving.

    For the meat, only the chicken sausage was available so we had no choice. Anyway, it was really good. The sausage was of high quality and the meat was firm. Meanwhile, we requested scrambled eggs which were served to us creamy and silky smooth. We later found out that they add milk, cheese, and seasonings to their scrambled eggs.

    While we were enjoying our Brek O’ Day, we realized that Miguel was not satisfied with his milk so we ordered Food for Thought because we thought he might like scrambled eggs. We requested for the eggs well-done and with no milk, cheese, and seasonings. The scrambled eggs were delivered just as we requested them to be: well-done and unseasoned. It was also a nice gesture of the cashier to write a note that read “for the baby” in the order slip.    
            
    Anyway, we also ordered another of our favorite dish at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf which is the Sardine and Garlic Linguine. This pasta dish has generous helpings of Spanish Sardines sautéed in garlic and olive oil, a savory combination that never fails to leave our palates satisfied. A serving of this pasta is definitely filling for one person.

    Our other favorites

     
    Although they do not have rice on their menu, we love the food served at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. We particularly like their Chilled Spicy Chicken Pasta Salad. It’s a simple salad composed of lettuce leaves, macaroni, cucumbers, and strips of chicken breast sprinkled with bits of chili flakes. 

    I don’t know what dressing they use for it; my guess is that it is just seasoned with plain salt and pickled red onions. Aside from this, the Classic Caesar Salad is another light choice that we would keep coming back to at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. For dessert, a slice of guiltless chocolate cake always caps our meals at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf.

    All in all, it’s always a wonderful experience every time we visit The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. The ambiance and the food are good enough reasons to return whenever we need to relax and sip a good cup of warm coffee.

    If you need to see the different items in the menu as well as the store locations of The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, you may visit their website here.

    Things to watch out for at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf


    One of the things that patrons watch out for is The Giving Journal, which are collectible planners that you earn after accumulating points from your coffee purchases. Part of the proceeds from the sales are donated to a charity so it's two birds with one stone -- you enjoy your favorite coffee and you support social responsibility.

    The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf also sells sustainable merchandise like bamboo tumblers and bamboo straws. Aside from supporting environmental sustainability, it also supports the livelihood of local farmers. Find out more about those products here

    The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Branches   


    Here is the complete list of The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf branches to save you the hassle of googling "Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf near me." 

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    Store Hours: 08:00 AM - 11:00 PM

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    Store Hours: 09:00 AM - 11:00 PM

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    Victory Lipa
    Store Hours: 06:30 AM - 01:00 AM

    Batangas Medical Center
    Store Hours: 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

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    Store Hours: 10:00 AM - 09:00 PM

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    Store Hours: 05:30 AM - 02:30 AM  

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    Ayala Serin
    Store Hours: 08:30 AM - 11:00 PM

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    Store Hours: 08:00 AM - 09:00 PM

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    Store Hours: 10:00 AM - 08:00 PM

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    Store Hours: 10:00 AM - 09:00 PM  

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    Store Hours: 08:00 AM - 10:00 PM

    SM Dasmariñas
    Store Hours: 10:00 AM - 09:00 PM

    SM Supercenter Imus
    Store Hours: 10:00 AM - 09:00 PM

    Starmall Prima, Molino-Daang Hari (Drive-Thru)
    Store Hours: 07:00 AM - 02:00 AM

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    Store Hours: 10:00 AM - 09:00 PM  

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    Store Hours: 07:30 AM - 09:00 PM

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    Store Hours: 09:00 AM - 11:00 PM

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    Store Hours: 07:00 AM - 01:00 AM

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    Store Hours: 10:00 AM - 09:00 PM

    Vista Sta. Rosa
    Store Hours: 07:00 AM - 11:00 PM

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    Store Hours: 04:00 AM - 04:00 AM

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    Store Hours: 10:00 AM - 09:00 PM

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    Store Hours: 08:00 AM - 12:00 AM

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    Store Hours: 06:30 AM - 12:00 AM

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    Store Hours: 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM

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    Store Hours: 06:30 AM - 12:00 AM

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    Store Hours: 06:30 AM - 12:00 AM

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    Store Hours: 06:30 AM - 12:00 AM

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    Store Hours: 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM

    Convergys
    Store Hours: 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM

    Four Seasons, Salcedo
    Store Hours: 06:30 AM - 12:00 AM

    Glorietta 2
    Store Hours: 06:30 AM - 01:00 AM

    Greenbelt 5
    Store Hours: 06:30 AM - 02:00 AM

    Philamlife Tower
    Store Hours: 06:30 AM - 08:00 PM

    Phinma
    Store Hours: 06:30 AM - 07:00 PM

    Power Plant, Rockwell
    Store Hours: 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

    Rada St.
    Store Hours: 06:00 AM - 11:00 PM

    SM Jazz
    Store Hours: 06:30 AM - 01:00 AM

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    Store Hours: 06:00 AM - 11:00 PM

    The Residences
    Store Hours: 06:30 AM - 09:00 PM

    Ayala North Exchange
    Store Hours: 07:00 AM - 09:00 PM

    BDO Tower
    Store Hours: 06:30 AM - 08:00 PM

    Circuit Lane 2
    Store Hours: 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

    iAcademy
    Store Hours: 07:30 AM - 06:00 PM

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    Store Hours: 07:30 AM - 02:00 AM

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    Store Hours: 06:00 AM - 01:00 AM

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    Store Hours: 07:00 AM - 07:00 PM

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    Store Hours: 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM

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    Store Hours: 07:30 AM - 10:00 PM

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    Store Hours: 06:30 AM - 12:30 AM

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    Store Hours: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

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    Store Hours: 06:30 AM - 11:00 PM

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    Store Hours: 08:30 AM - 09:00 PM

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    Store Hours: 07:00 AM - 10:00 PM

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    Store Hours: 05:00 AM - 04:00 AM

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    Store Hours: 09:30 AM - 10:00 PM

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    Store Hours: 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM

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    Store Hours: 06:30 AM - 12:00 AM

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    Store Hours: 09:00 AM - 09:00 PM

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    Store Hours: 10:00 AM - 09:00 PM

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    Store Hours: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

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    Store Hours: 09:00 AM - 11:00 PM

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    Store Hours: 06:30 AM - 12:00 AM

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    Store Hours: 06:30 AM - 02:00 AM

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    Store Hours: 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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    Store Hours: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

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    Store Hours: 06:30 AM - 02:00 AM

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    Store Hours: 06:00 AM - 01:00 AM

    M Place
    Store Hours: 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM

    Mezza Residences
    Store Hours: 06:30 AM - 01:00 AM

    Robinson's Galleria
    Store Hours: 10:00 AM - 09:00 PM

    Robinson's Magnolia
    Store Hours: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

    SM Fairview Expansion Parkway
    Store Hours: 07:00 AM - 10:00 PM

    SM North Edsa
    Store Hours: 08:30 AM - 10:00 PM

    Tomas Morato
    Store Hours: 06:00 AM - 06:00 AM

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    Store Hours: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

    Trinoma Kiosk
    Store Hours: 10:00 AM - 09:00 PM

    Trinoma Mall
    Store Hours: 10:00 AM - 12:30 AM

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    Store Hours: 06:00 AM - 01:00 AM

    U.P. Town Center
    Store Hours: 08:00 AM - 01:00 AM

    UP Town Center 2
    Store Hours: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

    Vertis North
    Store Hours: 07:30 AM - 10:00 PM

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    Store Hours: 06:30 AM - 02:00 AM


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    Store Hours: 06:30 AM - 12:00 AM

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    26th St. Bistro, Net Lima
    Store Hours: 07:00 AM - 01:00 AM

    Bonifacio High Street
    Store Hours: 06:30 AM - 03:00 AM

    Bonifacio Stopover
    Store Hours: 06:00 AM - 06:00 AM

    Burgos Circle
    Store Hours: 06:30 AM - 01:00 AM

    Central Square Cinema
    Store Hours: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

    Every Nation Building
    Store Hours: 07:00 AM - 06:00 PM

    Kidzania
    Store Hours: 06:30 AM - 08:00 PM

    Newport, Resorts World
    Store Hours: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM

    One Park Drive
    Store Hours: 06:00 AM - 11:59 PM

    Shell C5 Logcom (Drive-thru)
    Store Hours: 06:00 AM - 12:00 AM

    SM Aura
    Store Hours: 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

    Starmall, Taguig
    Store Hours: 06:30 AM - 12:00 AM

    Uptown Mall
    Store Hours: 07:00 AM - 11:00 PM

    Venice Piazza, McKinley Hill
    Store Hours: 06:00 AM - 01:00 AM

    British School Manila
    Store Hours: 07:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    HSBC
    Store Hours: 07:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    VISAYAS


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    Ayala Capitol Central Mall Bacolod
    Store Hours: 08:00 AM - 11:00 PM

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    Arcade One Capitol Square
    Store Hours: 07:00 AM - 03:00 AM

    Ayala Terraces
    Store Hours: 06:30 AM - 01:00 AM

    Ayala Terraces Expansion
    Store Hours: 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

    Chong Hua Hospital and Cancer Center Mandaue
    Store Hours: 07:00 AM - 10:00 PM

    eBloc Tower 1
    Store Hours: 07:30 AM - 12:00 AM

    eBloc Tower 2
    Store Hours: 06:30 AM - 01:00 AM

    IT Park
    Store Hours: 07:30 AM - 01:00 AM

    Lightsite Parc Cebu
    Store Hours: 08:00 AM - 12:00 AM

    Maayo Medical Center
    Store Hours: 08:00 AM - 09:00 PM

    Mactan International Airport
    Store Hours: 06:00 AM - 06:00 AM

    Robinsons Cybergate
    Store Hours: 06:00 AM - 11:00 PM

    Robinsons Galleria CEBU
    Store Hours: 10:00 AM - 09:00 PM

    SM City Cebu
    Store Hours: 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

    SM Seaside
    Store Hours: 10:00 AM - 09:00 PM

    Streetscape Mall
    Store Hours: 08:00 AM - 12:00 AM

    Taft East Gate
    Store Hours: 08:00 AM - 11:00 PM

    Block11
    Store Hours: 06:00 AM - 06:00 AM

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    Festive Walk Iloilo
    Store Hours: 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    MINDANAO


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    Centrio Mall
    Store Hours: 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

    Limketkai Mall
    Store Hours: 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM

    Centrio Mall (Cinema Level)
    Store Hours: 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

    SM CDO Premier
    Store Hours: 09:30 AM - 09:30 PM

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    Abreeza Mall
    Store Hours: 07:30 AM - 01:00 AM

    G MALL Gaisano
    Store Hours: 10:00 AM - 09:30 PM

    SM Lanang
    Store Hours: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

    Azuela Cove
    Store Hours: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

    COFFEE BEAN & TEA LEAF IN GENERAL SANTOS


    KCC Mall
    Store Hours: 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

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    9 comments

    1. Yum! looks like you had fun :)

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    2. Looks like a cozy place to eat!

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    3. Aww This looks so tasty. I would like to try chilled spicy chicken too.

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      1. The thing most that I loved is The Giving Journal. Loved for points and good food, most especially.

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    4. This looks like a european breakfast i had when I was over there!

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    5. I used to buy coffee from Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf a very long time ago, I didn't know they had such nice food!

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    6. Yummy...looks like they have great brunch options!

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    7. The entire post made me hungry. And yeah they r super interesting.

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    8. Never heard of this coffee shop. Looks good!Do they allow dogs?? Lol����

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