Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Coffee at the Bag of Beans

After a lot of picture-taking at Sonya's Garden, we hied off to the just-as-popular Bag of Beans. Catchy name for a place, huh? I've also heard so much about their coffee and pies. This place is also located at the Buck Estate, and just along the highway. It is so much more accessible.

The bakeshop is just along the highway and features a lot of breads, cinnamon rolls, and a quaintly named Dundee Cake, which really looks more like a fruitcake. I settled for the Steak & Mushroom Pie (P105) for take-out.

The Coffee Shop is located a few feet below the highway ...meaning, we had to climb down a paved stairway. It rained that afternoon, so we didn't get to experience having the coffee in the garden. There were bird cages all around, and a Parrot that squawks every time someone enters the dining area.

The dining area also had an all-white theme, with some old Filipino wood trimmings. I liked it , although the place lackked soothing music. The deafening silence was broken by a few humming of next-table conversations. Going back to the decor, this place was much more masculine looking than Sonya's and was devoid of a lot of frilly stuff. Three pieces of fresh, yellow Chrysanthemums adorned our white linen topped table.

Mark ordered the House Blend Coffee (P95), Eric and Jessica both had cups of White Mocha ( P85), while I had my English Breakfast Tea (P60). For our sweet tooth, we shared a slice of their Blueberry Topped Cheesecake at (P125).

The Cheesecake was sweet, and complemented the coffee well. It was a bit sugary and soft for me, but it was a yummy cake still, with two layers of crust and cream cheese. The blueberry toppings were seemingly homemade :)

House Blend

My English Breakfast Tea coming to be...

White Mocha

Blueberry Topped Cheesecake

"All is fair in love and war..."... Hehe

And this, is not going to be our last! Until next time, highlands!


mikky said...

hey, this looks like a good find... a must try for our next tagaytay trip...thanks for sharing... :)

Shalum said...

sure, you're welcome mikky! matagal na rin ata ito :)