Harlan + Holden Opens Its First (Cashless) Cafe In BGC!
Two words: because coffee!
Just because milk tea shops are opening left and right does not necessarily mean a good cup of coffee is harder to find. Harlan + Holden, a clothing line known for their elegant and timeless women's wear, recently opened their coffee shop, Harlan + Holden Coffee in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig (they also have a restaurant, Rockwell Glasshouse Harlan + Holden, in Rockwell, Makati).
In line with the aesthetic of Harlan + Holden, the café's interiors are clean, timeless, and minimalistic. It's a well-lit space that smells like coffee, with a plant encased in glass from floor to ceiling sits in the middle of the communal table, while the wall adjacent to the counter has a lit sign that says "because coffee"-which seems like a reasonable answer to any question, especially if you're a coffee fan.
Harlan + Holden Coffee serves different kinds of coffee (introductory price: P100 to P130) for all kinds of coffee drinkers. There's brown sugar latte, cappuccino, cortado, espresso, latte, cream latte, matcha green tea latte, macchiato, matcha green tea cortado, mocha, long black, flat white, pour over, and Americano. Depending on which coffee you're going to get, they can serve it hot or iced, and you can choose between Harlan + Holden Coffee's house blend, single origin, or decaffeinated blend.
Pairing your cup of coffee with a pastry (introductory price: P110 to P130) is easy in Harlan + Holden Coffee. You can choose from their kale+mushroom hand pie, banana coffee cake, spinach+cheese hand pie, apple cinnamon hand pie, strawberry hand pie, beef stew hand pie, chocolate chip walnut, and brownies. The banana coffee cake (P100) and the chocolate chip walnut cookie (P100) are both satisfying buys, having just the right amount of sweetness and a complex texture to each bite.
Harlan + Holden Coffee has its own mobile app which you may use to order your coffee and pastries in advance. This is useful for when you need a coffee run but you're in a rush and want to skip the queue. Also, an emerging concept you can also find in other cafes and restaurants is the cafe's cashless payment system. You can pay for your cup of coffee or pastries (or both!) with your credit card or debit card.
Harlan + Holden Coffee is currently on soft opening (prices are currently the introductory prices). The café is located at G/F One Bonifacio, Philippine Stock Exchange, 5th Avenue, BGC, Taguig.