Foodie Queen Review: Black Canyon Coffee


One of my favorite cafés is finally in the BGC area: Black Canyon Coffee! Located at Tuscany, McKinley Hills, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig.

They do have a branch at Southmall Las Pinas but that’s a world away from my territory which is the stretch from Marikina to Makati.

But this is not my first introduction to Black Canyon Coffee. I first stumbled upon the franchise at the Suvarnabhumi Airport on my first visit to Thailand. That was 4 years ago when my blog Adventures of a Beauty Queen was born.

Black Canyon is all over Thailand since it is a Thai brand and I have had the chance to visit it not just at the airport but also in Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai and in Bangkok proper. Yes, I’ve got great memories attached to the café and was excited to hear that it was finally near me!

My Review: Black Canyon Coffee Manila gets 3.5 out of 5 Tiaras!

That score would’ve been higher if BCC’s signature dish – the Pad Thai Noodles (P194) – was less salty. Perhaps the saltiness is to please the Filipino palate? It also didn’t come with the traditional slice of lime. Even a lemon slice would have sufficed. Having Pad Thai without some tangy citrus feels like I went to work wearing only one sock.

The Brewed Coffee (P95) is okay, just a tad bitter. Not my favorite brew but a good change from my usual Starbucks.

The atmosphere is cozy with a nice 2nd floor and some greenery outside the café windows. If you like sunny mornings, Black Canyon is a great place for breakfast – they let the sun stream in generously. But those who prefer the shade can sit in the inner section where it’s safe from UV rays.

I love the menu – its got beautiful pictures of the café’s offerings – noodles, soups (like Tom Yum), rice dishes, pasta, curries, smoothies and all kinds of coffee concoctions.

We’ll be back for sure!

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