Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf always has been one of the “Peehgs” choices to satisfy our tea latte cravings, actually and honestly the first! We just love Coffee Bean Tea Lattes specially Morrocan mint and Passion! What we love more is we get free drink upgrades since we are Enjoy Cardholders! Peehgs Nike, Edd and I were invited by Cybill and Kaye of Alist to join them together with fellow Cebu Bloggers Ethe and Jason with photographer Roui Faelnar (who by the way is responsible for the food shots you’ll be seeing on this blog entry) for breakfast at Coffeebean The Terraces Ayala. Been a fan of Coffeebean but never really had a chance to order munchers; haven’t even noticed that they served salads and pastas. During the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf breakfast we were treated to fresh and healthy servings of pastas, salads and sandwiches. And did I mention desserts? Yum!
We just love a cold and sweet drink, specially on the hot and humid climate we have here in tropical Cebu! A great way to cool down is to have a sip on a cold Ice blended coffee. And if you are counting calories, no need to worry because you have a choice to lighten up your CBTL drink! Shown on the picture above is a Double Chocolate Ice blended drink.As for me, I ordered the Lightened up Ultimate Mocha which is made of coffee extract blended with chocolate covered Espresso beans and special Dutch Chocolate! What I like about CBTL Ice blended drink is that the ice is blended into a consistency that is close to a melted ice cream. So there’s a less chance of you chewing on bits of ice.
Chipotle Roast Chicken Sandwich. The mixed of fresh greens and jalapenos are just great! Sweet and a little warm/hot jalopenos’ taste with the slightly roast taste of the chicken are very complimentary.
Smoked Turkey with melted Cheddar Cheese! Turkey meat like the chicken is high in protein, so to health conscious peeps, I think this is a great way to have your daily dose of protein munch.CBTL Sandwiches range from 199php to 289php.
Salads are light and heavenly at Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf! Above is a picture of CBTL‘s Caesar salad. Lightly tossed with Caesar dressing that infused well with the greens, with slices of boiled eggs, croutons and shavings of Asiago Cheese. Caesar salad is not sinful here at CBTL as the dressing is thin!
Roasted Chicken and Mushroom Fusilli. Twisted pasta / Fusili pasta topped with light yet creamy roasted chicken sauce with chips of sweet red bell pepper with shavings of Asiago cheese. The fusilli was still hard though, a bit firmer would make it better! Considering the meal was prepared by CBTL baristas, Roasted chicken and Mushroom Fusilli would be good enough to make me smile and be happy on any gloomy day. CBTL Pastas range from 169php-229php.
This one’s my fave dessert at Coffee Bean! CBTL’s Low Sugar Chocolate Mousse! Soft, smooth and layers of semi sweet/bitter chocolate on a bed of choco crust and topped with shavings of chocolates. Ahhhhhh!
Other CBTL Dessert!
Coffeebean and Tea Leaf has 4 branches in Cebu – SM Northwing, The Terraces Ayala, Asiatown I.T. Park Lahug and Robinson’s Cybergate Mall.
Thanks to Cybill Gayatin and Kaye Luym of Alist for the invite and to CBTL’s Managing director Mr. Allen Arvin Tan.
Photo Credits to Roui Faelnar — More Photos Here!