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26th St. Bistro is The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf bistro concept that serves extraordinary comfort food aside from their extensive coffee and tea selections. First opened in 2012, the brand has consistently stayed true to their distinctive dining concept of offering both a cafe experience and delightfully different everyday meals.

It's the go-to places for meetings with friends or afternoon snacks by the millennials in the BGC area because of its location and a wider range of meals options. 

The 26th St. Bistro experience just got better with their new menu items and here's what the Team Our Awesome Planet raves about.

 

26th St. Bistro by The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf
26th St. corner 5th avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Philippines
Telephone: +632 720-9558
Facebook: 26th St. Bistro by The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Philippines
Instagram: 26thstbistro

First Things First

Coffee Bean BGC

26th St. Bistro in Net Lima is hard to miss as it’s by the main corner of 26th St. and 5th avenue in Bonifacio Global City.

 

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26th St. Bistro Menu:  All-day Breakfast 1 / All-day Breakfast 2 / Soups and Starters / Salads and SandwichesPasta and Sides / Entrees /

 

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We love the interiors of this branch; the high ceiling gives the illusion of it not being cramped even when the tables are full.

 

Comforting Soup

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French Onion Soup (₱ 225) Classic Soup made with onions, topped with sourdough & melted mozzarella.

It's a great soup to have on a cold, rainy day with the stringy mozzarella and the sharp bites of onion. Best eaten while hot so the cheese does not turn gummy.

 

Breakfast Anyday

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Rosti with Chorizo & Poached Eggs (₱345)  Rosti is a Swiss potato cake made from fried layers of potato hash.

The richness of the yolk cuts through the seasoning of the chorizo and the hash. A good non-rice breakfast option.

 

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Beverage Menu:  Drinks / Juices

Aside from Coffee, they have wine, beer and healthy drink options.

 

Main Meal

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Herb Crusted Salmon with Lemon Risotto (₱545) Pan-roasted Norwegian Salmon topped with hollandaise sauce, served with saffron lemon risotto

The lemon risotto was bright, and the salmon cooked just right with subtle hints of the herbs. Something healthy and light for lunch.

 

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Steak & Eggs (₱455) USDA steak with garlic rice & sunny side up eggs, choice of mashed potatoes or garlic rice

The steak was tender and you'll love the addition of garlic slivers both on the steak and the rice.

 

Everyday Pasta

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Mac & Cheese (₱355 + ₱125 for Bacon) Creamy cheese sauce made with provolone, mozzarella, and parmesan on fusilli pasta

Quite possibly one of the best Mac & Cheese versions we’ve tried. There are slight hints of smokiness from the provolone and richness coming from the parmesan.

The size is right for sharing too and to drag out your stay at 26th St. Bistro.

 

A Sweet Finish

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Nono's Chocolate Oblivion

Nothing beats a decadent chocolate cake to cap an awesome meeting or to celebrate your everyday victory.

 

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Apple Pie

You can’t go wrong with a classic apple pie with flaky streusel. Not too sweet and goes great with your choice of coffee.

 

Final Thoughts

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Overall, we love the new addition to the bistro menu giving us more reasons to hang-out at 26th St. Bistro. 

You can do a 3-course meal starting with the French Onion soup, Herb Crusted Salmon or Steak & Eggs, and Nono's Chocolate Oblivion for dessert. Budget about ₱300-₱500/head depends on how hungry and how long you will stay.

I do hope they have more sandwich and more vegetarian options to add to their bistro menu.

 

26th St. Bistro by The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf
26th St. corner 5th avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Philippines
Telephone: +632 720-9558
Facebook: 26th St. Bistro by The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Philippines
Instagram: 26thstbistro 

Live an Awesome Life,

 

MONIQUE of TEAM OUR AWESOME PLANET

Disclosure: Our meal was courtesy of 26th St. Bistro. I wrote this article with my biases, opinions, and insights. 

P.S. There are no plugs near the tables, so it’s not ideal as a working spot, quick meetings should be fine though. Bring your own extension cord. 

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