Caffe Bene is a Korean coffee chain that is known for its unique drinks like the healthy Misugaru, its yogurt smoothies, its Bingsu and gelatos, as well as its booklover-friendly, relaxing ambience. I’ve already talked about them before when they launched their partnership with Biscoff.
Due to requests from patrons for heavier meal items, Caffe Bene is introducing Bene Eats – a line of pastries, sandwiches, pasta and more.
They currently have three pasta dishes – Creamy Carbonara, Chicken Pesto, and Beef Bolognese.
All of these pasta dishes are P195 per order (same price for all three). You can also have them paired with a regular drink – you can get the pasta + drink combo for P299. You can choose the following drinks to pair with your pasta:
- Americano coffee, hot (regular size)
- Americano coffee, cold (regular size)
- Iced Tea (regular size)
I liked their Lemon Iced Tea! It is sweet and refreshing and tastes natural (not from a powder mix). You can request for the pasta to be served on a plate if you are dining in ☺
Of the three pasta dishes we tried, the one I preferred was the Chicken Pesto because the pesto sauce really coated the penne pasta, inside and out:
Others also seemed to like the Creamy Carbonara because of its mushroom / slight truffle-like aftertaste:
Aside from pasta, Caffe Bene also serves medium roast coffee (espresso-based, hot or cold), ice-blended frappes (espresso-based, coffee-free, and yogurt smoothies), specialty drinks like their popular Misugaru (roasted multigrain-based beverage), tea, and their signature Mocktails (Gold Medalist, Pina Colada, and Coco Fun Orange and Mango).
They also serve Italian Gelato and Bingsu, a Korean iced parfait similar to Halo-Halo. The flavors they have for their Bingsu are Red Bean, Coffee, Strawberry, and Cookies and Cream. I look forward to trying the Bingsu when the weather’s hot! I’m not a big fan of Halo-Halo, but the Strawberry-flavored bingsu intrigues me. They also serve Belgian Liege Waffles and Honey Bread.
Caffe Bene has branches in: Eastwood Citywalk 2, SMX Convention Center (MoA), SM City Clark, G/F Multinational Bancorp Center Valero Access Road in Makati, and SM BF Paranaque. The Valero branch is only open from Mondays to Fridays, though.
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