Growing up, Bench clothing & fashion shop has already been doing its business since my teen days. Then comes their salon and barber shop. And now, they recently opened their café! So enterprising!
Yesterday, BENCH CAFE opened its doors and welcomed more than hundreds of guests on it's first day. Starting with generous act, the first 100 customers received amazing gifts from Bench Café. The first 10 received 1 year supply of BENCH/TO, the next 20 received 6 months while the next 30 customers received 3 months supply of BENCH/TO.
|Marie Manalo, 1st customer in line|
To my surprised, the very first customer in line happened to be my cousin who saw my post thru my facebook page Adae To Remember. So happy to see her yesterday with her prize!
The truth is... early morning, she sent me a Facebook message with her photo on top. Thanking me for the post that I made on my page. She decided to go to BENCH Café to line up and try her luck. So blessed, she got there first in line.
By the way, my daughter and I also received our 3 months BENCH/TO supply. We made it to the next 30 customers!
Chef Carlo Miguel, despite his busyness during the day, still managed to strike a pose with us for a documentary shot. Hahahaha!
Good thing, before leaving the café, Mr. Ben Chan, the owner of BENCH arrived. Got a chance to have a photo with him after placing his order for lunch. Been seeing him around, but only took this opportunity to have a picture with him holding our coupons.
With this, we can avail of our FREE BENCH/TO with every purchase of BENCH/TO meal. Customer is entitled to 1 BENCH/TO of their other choice per week. If not claimed, Freebie will be forfeited.
The time we reached the café, we were already on the 47th and 48th number. That made us included at the last 30 customers to get the 3 months supply of BENCH/TO every week. The next customers after number 50 will still receive coupons too.
We also met these guys ahead from our line. They were supposed to be seated already but two of their friends walked around and they missed their slot earlier. That's the thing with organized system. Because you will be seated once you are complete with your group.
Let's go to our LUNCH!
I ordered Bagnet Kare kare with Bagoong, Tortang Talong with Bench Salsa, Atsara and Ifugao rice. WINNER! I'm a super fan of Kare kare and Bench Café just nailed it! Your complete meal in one tray!
The Tortang Talong may look so simple, but it's so good! Stuffed with savory meat inside. I so love it! Abi, our young foodie also enjoyed it because it's her favorite viand at home.
Abi's pick for the day was the TOSILOG. Served with generous amount of red meat as how she calls tocino. Guess what, her fork still flew to my bagnet kare kare plate. Her first time to appreciate the Kare kare sauce. Not too strong of peanut taste, I guess that's what made her appreciate the sauce and of course the Bagnet.
What's for dessert? We had White Halo halo Coconut Bingsu with Macapuno, garbanzos, caramelized banana, leche flan, nata de coco and coconut ice cream.
You know, after doing your shopping from the ground floor, you just need to take few steps to the second floor to relax and enjoy a meal or two. Then after your meal, you just need to open the other door to continue your shopping and go straight up to the 3rd floor! Isn't it the kind of life?
BENCH CAFE is like your kind of classy karinderya! No smokes around or vehicles blowing their horns and lots of people walking around while you eat. The ambiance here's so relaxing with not so dim lights and plants wall décor. Love their concepts!
2nd Floor Bench Flagship Store
9th Avenue corner Lane O.
Bonifacio Global City,
Taguig, Metro Manila
11:00am – 10:00pm (Mon-Fri)
11:00am – 11:00pm (Sat-Sun)