Review: Caffè Bene, Brunei

Caffè Bene is finally in business operation now. I knew about the existence of Caffè Bene in Brunei more than a month ago when San Diann shared their profile page over Facebook. Caffè Bene was launched last Friday and I found out about the opening when I was in Singapore last weekend.

Text messaged Jennifer and we arranged for a meet up to try out Caffè Bene. I was telling Sister that dal.komm COFFEE could be the next Korean franchise in Brunei after Caffè Bene as dal.komm COFFEE was highly promoted in Descendants of The Sun (DOTS).

Caffè Bene is located right in front of the main entrance of Sim Kim Huat at Airport Mall facing Berakas Petrol Station. There will be another business coming soon next to Caffè Bene on the right. I could not be sure if it is going to be an eatery business but it seems like it. No signage has been put up yet but I think it will be in operation in say two months time?

We headed over to Caffè Bene after our light dinner at Magnum. Caffè Bene was quite packed at the time when we returned for the second time as it was after dinner hours and patrons came in for desserts. Caffè Bene is well known for Belgian Waffles and Bingsu. They even had this card thingy so that patrons can have a better understanding as of how to enjoy their Bingsu the Beneway!

Ordering system is to be carried out over the counter and you will be given this coaster buzzer. It will vibrate when your orders are ready for collection.

Cafe Latte | B$5.00

Green Tea Latte | B$6.00

I had Green Tea Latte. The texture was really smooth but it was too sweet for my liking. I saw that they have Sweet Potato Latte. I contemplated between Sweet Potato Latte and Green Tea Latte but decided to go with the latter. I think I will be trying Sweet Potato Latte next time but definitely requesting for less sugar syrup.

Caramel Cinammon | B$7.50

Caffè Bene offers two types of thick toast – Caramel Cinnamon and Garlic Cheese. We ordered the former as cheese overdose did not sound like a good idea at the time. This was honey and buttered thick toast topped with whipped cream, drizzled with caramel sauce and sprinkled with cinnamon powder. The combination was good and it could be a good option if you need some sugar rush.

Hot Pressed Toast – Zesty Chicken | B$5.90

Verdict: Food were okay in my opinion and I do not mind returning next time for Belgian Waffles and Bingsu. Customer service was good. Waiting time may be slightly long depending on the crowd. I was being told that waiting time will take quite some time as the crowd was getting bigger at the time.

Caffè Bene
Ground Floor,
Airport Mall,
Simpang: 13, Kampung Jaya Setia,
Bandar Seri Begawan, BB2713,
Negara Brunei Darussalam


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