Bag of Beans in Tagaytay is on every must-visit-in-Tagaytay list I’ve ever seen. As I’m not really a coffee drinker, I was always like “meh”. On our previous Tagaytay trip in 2010 we opted for Java Jazz instead, since it was near the b&b where we stayed, and I’d read good reviews about it. (Yes, Java Jazz is awesome :3)
For our pre-Christmas Tagaytay trip, I promised hubby we’d drop by BoB so he can try the coffee, as he’s the coffee drinker in the house 😀
We opted for the Rotonda branch, since it would be more convenient as we would be catching the bus back to Manila at Olivarez Plaza anyway. Perhaps we’ll check out the original branch on our next trip 🙂
How to get there: FYI there are no more Tagaytay/Nasugbu buses at the Araneta Center terminal. You can either take your chances at the Philtranco terminal on Edsa, or go to Pasay. We opted to take a passing Dasma/Palapala bus (Php72/each), alighted at Robinsons Dasma, and take a Tagaytay-bound bus (Php33/each) from there 🙂 When you alight at Olivarez Plaza, head for the rotonda–Bag of Beans is right next to BPI, you can’t miss it 😀
We got to BoB after checkout at Las Ventanas. Traffic was moderate, and the parking lot was about half-filled since it was a bit before the lunch hour. It’s a very tiny lot so I imagine during peak hours parking may be a nightmare.
Hubby & I went directly to the veranda area. Luckily, there was a vacant table for two, wheee! I love the cool breeze and view of Taal from this area 🙂 It can get quite noisy when all the tables are occupied though, so it might be best to come here during weekdays and non-peak hours.
I was still full from breakfast (shocking, I know…), so I just ordered a Chicken & Mushroom Pie (Php125). Hubby ordered the Grilled Tuna Belly w/veggies & garlic rice (Php340) and a latte (Php110).
Hubby liked the tuna belly (the serving was big enough for two; I had a taste but I preferred my chicken pie :D). However, he LOVED his coffee LOL. So kudos to the BoB barista 🙂
The servers were pleasant & professional, even when the restaurant got really busy as entire families started arriving for lunch The food was served promptly; I only had to wait a few minutes for my pie. Hubby had to wait quite a bit for his meal (obviously) but he didn’t seem to mind 😛
On our way out, we dropped by their bakery/goodies counter to buy coffee 🙂 I also wanted to buy some baked goodies but there was no more space in our bags. Maybe next time 🙂
So would we come back? YES 🙂
Going back to Manila: Since there aren’t any more buses to Cubao, we took an aircon bus to Pasay (Php77/each), then took the MRT to Trinoma 🙂
Bag of Beans
Tagaytay Rotonda, next to BPI
Main Branch: 115 Aguinaldo Highway, Mendez Crossing West, 4120 Tagaytay City
Phone: +63 922 881 8265 (Dining & Reservations) / +63 916 430 2510 (Functions & Events)