On Friday, December 26, 2014, my Oppa and I were at the Bukak Palgakjeong, and we were in the mood for a hot beverage and so we stopped by The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (커피빈코리아). I like that they are open until midnight. I know it's late review but I'm going to review it either way.
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is an American coffee chain founded in 1963. It is owned and operated by International Coffee & Tea, LLC, which has its corporate headquarters in Los Angeles, California. (Wikipedia)
Valet Parking available and you have to pay to park in this area!
Elegant and classy coffee shop designs, made of beautiful wood, add style and luxury.
There's much more to unique design than meets the eye.
I love the interior design of this place, because very simple yet still modern and stylish.
The classy wooden interior design of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf stores goes well with the rich aroma and taste of coffee.
There are plenty of seats inside and outside so you can actually relax and enjoy your drink. I loved the outdoor seating with umbrellas. The outdoor seating area is a fabulous place for chit-chat, studying or reading.
They have plenty of small tables with chairs so if you are in need of a place to study or meeting this place may do it. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is always a nice place to meet friends, or grab a quick drink.
There are a lot of seats and there's a second floor for a quieter space. It was appealing, large, clean and empty on a Friday nights.
WIFI connection is so weak, and slow. It keeps getting disconnected, and you can't really do anything with internet.
The menu has so many great options and they have a large selection of tea and coffee drinks.
They do offer cakes and a few other drinks like other known franchise coffee shops.
They also sell tumblers, coffee beans, and mugs.
We ordered an Americano (아메리카노) and a 화이트 초콜렛 드림라떼 (White Chocolate Dream Latte). Our order came out to be about 10,400 Won, the drinks is overpriced! The waitress was the worst here! The waitress at the counter weren't very friendly. My Oppa and I come in to shop, we get no welcoming. The rudest of staff I have ever dealt with!
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf buzzer and our coupon. They usually give you a beeper to let you know your order is ready to pick up.
Finally, 11 more minutes and our drinks come out! When the drink came out, the waitress just slams the drink and doesnt say anything to us!
My Oppa got an americano. The coffee isn't anything special, He found the coffee tasted burnt, terrible taste in mouth, bland, and just uninspiring.
I had one of their holiday special drinks, a White Chocolate Dream Latte. I am kind of disappointed in my experience with The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, because it was the worst White Chocolate Latte I've ever gotten from a coffee shop! (Keep reading and I'll tell you the reasons).
After I mixed it up my drink it tasted kind of weird. The drink was overly sweet.
OH MY GOSH!!! I'm really annoyed there's an insect in my drink!!!
It was the MOST DISGUSTING White Chocolate Latte I've ever had in my life!
I don't usually write bad reviews, but THERE IS NOTHING GOOD TO SAY ABOUT THIS DRINK!!! I've been to other The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in the area and they were all great, it's just this one location in particular that is just ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE and POOR!!!
HEY Waitress! If you make people feel like crap, you might as well be selling crap too, because people remember how you make them feel, and nobody wants to suffer for drink!!! This 1 star is not worth giving, and if I could I will give 0 star!!! From now on, I'll never visit this place again!!!
I implore you The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Management, PLEASE TRAIN YOUR EMPLOYEES to TREAT every customer with RESPECT, and FRIENDLY, also SERVE CLEAN FOOD and DRINK!!!
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