Have you heard of Caffe Bene? It’s one of the big Korean coffee shop chains, and it’s now in the Philippines!
They actually already have several branches – Eastwood Citywalk 2, SMX Convention Center (MoA), SM City Clark, G/F Multinational Bancorp Center Valero Access Road in Makati, and SM BF Paranaque.
I was invited to the Eastwood branch last week. I love the ambience – I would describe it as book lover meets cute Korean. It feels like a spacious European-style library cafe with some cute Korean touches. If you’ve seen the Koreanovela Secret Garden, the coffee shop where they shot some of the scenes is Caffe Bene!
One thing that makes them different from other coffee chains is that they serve gelato!
CAFFE BENE PARTNERS WITH BISCOFF
If you haven’t been living in a cave somewhere, I’m sure you’ve heard of Lotus Biscoff, of the cookie butter craze a couple of years ago. The good news is that Lotus Biscoff is now available in the country – no need to buy it abroad, wait for balikbayan boxes, or buy from resellers. The small 125g pack is around P55, I think.
Lotus Biscoff biscuits are what the Lotus Biscoff Spread is made of. Lotus Biscoff is known as “Europe’s favorite cookie with coffee”. I am not a fan of biscuits because I usually find them dry, boring and floury, but not Biscoff! I really like Biscoff – it is crunchy without being dry, and we know how much I love my caramel flavor – it reminds me of really good gingersnap cookies, but without the ginger.
It’s actually great with coffee! I’m dunking a Lotus Biscoff into my afternoon coffee right now It doesn’t disintegrate while dunking, and the Biscoff and the coffee together just enhances each other’s flavors – the caramel of the Biscoff is more pronounced, and the aroma of the coffee stands out more. Trivia: the name Biscoff is actually combined from biscuit and coffee!
Caffe Bene and Lotus Biscoff have partnered to bring us some Biscoff treats at Caffe Bene. Get a Lotus Biscoff with your cup of Americano coffee (P105, regular; P120, large). They also have a Biscoff gelato (P115, single scoop; P190, double scoop)!
UNLIMITED WAFFLE AND AMERICANO
Get unlimited Americano and unlimited waffles for P350! This promo runs from August 24- September 24, 2015.
Caffe Bene is running a raffle (1 winner every week)! This raffle will run until Sept. 18, 2015.
To join, simply LIKE / FOLLOW our Facebook and Instagram accounts, and SHARE the “treats for two” post below, make sure to use the #benelovesbiscoff hashtag. ENTER your details in the Rafflecopter widget below to be included in the raffle, the raffle will be based on your Rafflecopter entries.
Winners will be picked by Caffe Bene. The winner will get premium merchandise from Caffe Bene and Lotus Biscoff products. The prizes will be claimed at your preferred Caffe Bene branch (Metro Manila only).
Join by using the Rafflecopter below. The reason I am using Rafflecopter is to avoid making your contact information public. If you are already a follower on FB or IG, you may still join the giveaway!
GOOD LUCK, EVERYONE!
UPDATE: CONGRATULATIONS TO RHEN E.! Please contact Caffe Bene on their Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/caffebeneph to find out how you can claim your prize!
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