Although I've always been a fan of coffee, it was only late last year that I got a first taste of Bo's Coffee. Having only experienced lounging at their SM Mall of Asia branch, I didn't have an idea if this cozy chain of coffee shop is an international franchise. At the back of my mind, I think it is.
After an afternoon lounging session at the sleek and comfy Bo's Coffee in SM North Annex, I found out that this personal venture of Mr. Steve D. Benitez is actually homegrown. In June 28, 1996, Bo's Coffee first opened its doors at Ayala Center Cebu. And with a growing market of coffee lovers, Bo's Coffee had expanded to cater to the discerning taste of Metro Manileños.
The newly-opened Bo's Coffee Club in Solenad, Nuvali
Bo's Coffee had continued branching out to an array of major urban areas in the country. And as another cozy café opened in Solenad, Nuvali to mark Bo's Coffee's 56th store in the country, it also introduced a new refreshing blend of specialty coffee -- the Biscotti Amaretto. Although this blended coffee drink with biscotti bits and Amaretto syrup is marketed as the shop's summer drink, I for one have and will continue to enjoy this smooth cup with or without the scorching summer heat.
We also got to try one of the shop's most delectable treats, the Super Moist Chocolate Cake. It was the first time I got to try a cake from Bo's Coffee, and I loved it. The base cake was so moist, while the choco filling and ganache were simply delicious without being too sweet. This cake is definitely a good treat to complement Bo's Coffee's freshly-roasted cup of caffeine.
For a homegrown coffee shop, Bo's Coffee can really compete with international chains with its cozy ambiance, good cup of freshly-roasted coffee, and affordability. Its staff are also friendly and very courteous which makes staying at Bo's Coffee even more pleasurable. So the next time I'm needing my dose of caffeine, I'm sure to head out more to Bo's Coffee not just to enjoy a great cup, but also to support this local venture.
Ambiance - 4/5
Service - 4/5
Price - 4/5
Overall Value - 4/5
Bo's Coffee Club, SM City North EDSA Annex
4th Level, Cyberzone Annex Building,
North Ave. cor. EDSA
Quezon City, Metro Manila