Bread & Bean PWNS All Other Coffeeshops

Happy almost-Easter everybody! This is probably my favorite holiday of the year (well, next to Christmas). One of the best things about it is that because everyone’s out of town to enjoy the long weekend, the city streets are clear as day and I can drive from Alabang to Quezon City with no sweat. Which brings me to today’s topic.
Bread & Bean is coffeeshop, bakeshop, and restaurant all in one.
Living in the South, I am usually hesitant to travel further than Makati for recreation (by that I mean eating out). Ortigas, San Juan, and Quezon City are places I usually pass up because of the hellish amount of traffic that can be expected along EDSA. To make things easier, I just stay within fifteen kilometers of my house.
But there are some exceptions. Bread & Bean is one of the few (another one is Everything at Steak). This little coffeeshop along Jose Abad Santos street in San Juan is of those places that I’d gladly and willingly go back to, traffic or no traffic.
L-R: Classic Hot Chocolate (p80), Choco Peppermint Fredoccino (p100),
Capuccino (p80), Dark Choco Fredoccino (p100)
Even though there are so many coffee shop chains close the South, Bread & Bean gives you a different experience. The area is laid back, with warm wood decor and, comfy chairs, and friendly personnel. But those just the extras. Besides the general homey feel, they also serve excellent coffee, breads and cakes.

My all time favorite is the Choco Peppermint Fredoccino, a cool and refreshing frappuccino blended in with minty chocolate bits and topped with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles.

The mango cake slice is lovely.
They also have a selection of mouth-watering cakes (pictures as proof!), all reasonably priced at 60-80 per slice. Another Bread & Bean feature is that their breads are baked fresh daily. The very tasty (and my favorite) ham and cheese loaf is a treat. Sorry, I don’t have a photo of the bread section, just head over and try their fresh breads yourself. You won’t be disappointed.
Look at what I saw posted on their wall-
Like and share the Bread & Bean fanpage (link below) and get a cake when you visit, absoulutely free. Just tell them your name when you get there (won’t hurt to tell them you heard about them from BaconTunaMelt).  Pretty sweet deal, imo.
Bread & Bean Cafe
Location: Unit 3, Citiplace Building Jose Abad Santos Street, San Juan

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  1. yvonne

    hello …. thanks for the review, it was unexpected and very much appreciated. Just think of bread & bean as your 2nd home in San Juan. A place to stop & relax in case you get stuck in a traffic jam in the metro . See you again soon.

  2. mary

    i love their breads , especially the cheese rolls and ensaimadas. the breads go well with coffee latte, my all time favorite. this little coffee shop is my hideout on weekends, maybe not for long considering the good reviews!

  3. abumelt

    @yvonne: It's a really nice and laid back place. Wish you had a branch somewhere closer to the south. ๐Ÿ˜›

    @mary: I love the cheese rolls too! So soft and gooey and cheesy. ^^,

  4. michael chua

    this place is cozy, serves good food. great coffee, soft bread, yummy cakes. what more can we ask for? they even have wifi (with a minimum purchase) and a smoking room. one of our favorite hangouts


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