After being cheapskates and eating frugally at a carinderia, we decided to splurge out for our desserts at the newly opened Bag of Beans “Pinoy Toppings” branch near Tagaytay’s rotunda.
We’ve been a big fan of Bag of Beans since way before but we really haven’t tried out their desserts since we’re always too full after our meal. This time, we’re going there for their famous blueberry cheesecake that everyone seems to be raving about.
The interior for this branch is a bit different from the garden settings of the original one, being more Filipino-inspired than eclectic. The hallway leading to the main hall is lined with bamboo finishing and accented by capiz sliding windows.
Inside the main hall, the walls area painted clean white with only a few bronze decors located on a niche. The blank wall is offset by beautifully stained wood trims and furnishing which gives a very cozy and almost Mediterranean feel.
One more notable difference between this new Bag of Beans branches is that it has a grand view of the Taal Lake, something that’s really missing from the old branch. A spacious veranda allows diners to eat while savoring the majestic view of the Taal Volcano.
We initially tried out the veranda seats but it gets pretty hot during the mornings and decided to go back inside. The balcony I think would be perfect for cold cloudy days and during the afternoons.
Now the food, aside from the Blueberry Cheesecake (Php145.00) which we decided to share since we’re still a bit full from Ahy’s tapsilog, we also ordered their Mocha Milkshake (Php145.00).
We were shocked when the milkshake arrived; it was huge and looks very very sinful. It was super sweet and was almost like melted ice cream in texture. Topped with whipped cream and chocolate, it was a sweet tooth’s wet dream. The serving size can be shared for two if you ask me, as it’s really too much sugar for just one person.
The Blueberry Cheesecake looks heavenly on its plate, though serving size was average as cakes go. The flavor is not that sweet which is just perfect for me. The crusty body perfectly compliments the soft blueberry toppings on top. Now, I’m not sure what a real blueberry taste like, but I guess it taste like the toppings on this cake. There’s no doubt why this is a crowd favorite.
After that sinful episode, we checked out their store which were selling chicharons (crispy pork rinds), cookies, tableas, handmade-looking mugs, and of course, coffee beans.
Although the price for dessert was a bit expensive, at least for a cheapskate like me, it was very much worth it. The combination of milkshake and blueberry cake is a diabetic’s nightmare, so I suggest sharing if you must and eating your desserts moderately.
Bag of Beans
Silang Crossing, Nasugbu-Tagaytay Highway
Tagaytay City (Near Olivarez, Tagaytay Rotunda)
(046) 413-2724 | (0920) 954-6370