The Bag of Beans branch that we visited seems like a new one, because if my memory serves me right, it's located across from where the old Mano's Greek Taverna used to be.
Bag of Beans Bed & Breakfast (Athena)
We got there close to 8am and as soon as we drove down the steep ramp, we wondered if the place was open for breakfast or not - there were no other cars parked and the place looked empty. But the security guard guided us to a parking space and confirmed that they were already open. Our tummies heaved a sigh of relief.
Upon parking, we unplugged our phones from the car (you'll be surprised how many phones can be charged in a car all at the same time), grabbed our bags, and claimed a table fit for our group.
Once we were settled in, we placed our orders and gabbed away while our breakfast was being cooked.
We had light jackets with us, because we were expecting some semblance of a cold breeze because hello, Tagaytay! But it was actually pretty hot that day. Thank goodness for the trees and plants - they made dining al fresco all the more pleasant.
Here's what my friends and I ordered:
|Fresh Watermelon Juice - P130|
|Cafe Mocha - P120|
|BoB Cheeseburger - P320|
|Chocolate Chips Pancake - P195|
|Golden Smoked Tinapa - P260|
|Bacon Omelette - P320|
The taste was okay (average at best) and the price was a bit expensive. I guess what we really paid for was the ambiance. It would've been better if they had stellar customer service. Sometimes great customer service + great ambiance can ensure your customers leave happy even if the food's average.
The customer service wasn't all that terrible. My only gripe is that our waitress hardly smiled even though we were a jolly bunch. We didn't get a lot of good mornings from the other staff as well. Would've been great if our smiles were returned.
I'd probably still go back to Bag of Beans, but next time, I'm trying other branches to see if their customer service is better. Hehe!