The place is quite cozy although I would appreciate it if it had more lighting. Not really a problem, that’s just my own preference. But suffice to say, the place was really clean and it has a warm ambiance that I really liked.
|Peach Fruit Tea (145php)|
I wasn’t in the mood for coffee, so I ordered their ice blended fruit tea. I ordered the peach tea variant because I love anything with peach fruit in it. I was expecting it to have that strong tea taste, but surprisingly, it’s a burst of fruity goodness. The peach concentrate overpowered the tea. It’s very refreshing, too.
|Chocolate Chip Cookie (55php)|
I was also not in the mood for cakes or sandwiches, so I ordered their chocolate chip cookies instead. I can’t say it was a disappointment, but I didn’t really liked it. The cookie itself was yummy, although the chocolate was too sweet for my taste. I was also scraping for more chocolate goodness, which I sadly didn’t get. It’s actually good, but nothing that would give you intense cookie orgasm.
Now, let me just whine a little. I’m not gonna go back to this coffee place, unless someone forces me to. I wasn’t very happy with their customer service. They were, for lack of better words, inconsistent/discriminatory.
Case in Point: After placing my order, they told me that they’d just call my name when it’s ready. They’re very Starbucks-y on that point. I was okay with it until two ladies in crisp blazers came in and they were served right at their seats. I was like, what? Just because I was wearing shorts I had to do self-service, while ladies in professional suits get special attention? I was 100% sure they weren’t the store owners. How’s that for discrimination? And, what’s more disappointing is that, when I asked the cashier for their password, she told me that I need to have a Swirl Card (195php) for me to be able to use their Wi-Fi. I paid 200php for a drink, sub-standard cookie, and self-service and they won’t let me use their Wi-Fi. Great, just great! There’s no way I’m shelling out 195php for a card. I got so pissed, I hurriedly jugged down my drink and ate half of the cookie. I was gone in ten minutes.
The Coffee Bean & Tea Lea is located at the G/F Abreeza Mall, Davao City