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Reviewed June 30, 2023

Excellent customer service from all employees such as Keeth, Jed, Mika, Lucille, Walter, Princess and Rahmil, etc. who are very attentive, accomodating, helpful and professional. Restaurant is very clean with good ambiance. Most of the time the food selection for buffet breakfast is reasonable with...vegetarian options. Usually refills foods timely. Nice view of the pool. Handicap accessible. Parking at the hotel is free. Recommended to visit the Mint Cafe.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed October 29, 2019 via mobile

Nice café by the pool in an by the Greenleaf hotel. Their pasta carbonara was really good and the crispy chicken sandwich was greatly apriciated after many days with the standard flavours of the country. Fresh mango juice and shake was pure and perfect. The...prices are sadly high, but not unexpected considering its location.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 1, 2019

Now… I like Chinese food… but in this place, it simply feels like the food is VERY… VERY average. No, it is not bad… but it is nothing that you will remember in a week or 2 weeks’ time. Standard / basic food for an...attempt at a 5 star dining restaurant, that it is far from. Too basic for my taste. Service is slow… unprofessional and simply too basic for what should be an upper class restaurant. Getting a glass of wine from servers is an adventure, since it seems like they have to order from another bar, and then bring it to you about 10 minutes too late. All in all… the meal was acceptable… with basic service and acceptable pricing… but for a place “wanting” to be a upper class restaurant… it has a LONG way to go.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed January 9, 2019

Myself and my wife and our family had lunch and breakfast at this restaurant several times in November 2018. The restaurant is located in the Greenleaf hotel in Gensan. The restaurant appears clean and the staff is quick to greet you and to take your...order. The food comes out pretty quick too. The breakfast buffet is very nice with a big selection to choose from. There was plenty of good tasting food for us. They had lots of American, Asian and Filipino foods to choose from. Prices were very reasonable for a hotel restaurant. The chef was especially hospitable and even cooked a special order of American style bacon just for me when i asked if that was available.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed January 18, 2018

The breakfast buffet offers a splendid spread but we come here often to celebrate birthdays of the kids by the pool. The quality of servings are always good and they also offer promotions for big groups. The place never ceases to amaze our guests or...friends who come over. Prepare to wait though if the place is full.More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed January 8, 2018

We had breakfast as part of the room charge. Very good spread of various breads, salads, and fruits. Surprisingly good via DDS to go with your eggs cooked fresh from an egg station. The location of this Resto is beside the swimming pool. You have...the option of seating inside the aircon dining area or go outside and sit by the pool al fresco. Very nice.More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed December 24, 2017 via mobile

used to enjoy mint cafe for it’s buffet breakfast. selection has significantly been reduced and not worth the 400 pesos they charge per head. selection was very basic and egg station was a disaster. i do hope they improve their menu offered and recover the...prestige they had when they first started.More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed November 24, 2017

Food is always good service exemplary. at the reception, they treat all customers like long lost friends. their Buffet breakfast is all you can eat with a bottomless cup of coffee.you can get egs cooked to order by the duty chef and are always obliging...to cater for special diets.More

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed October 4, 2017

buffet with local menu (adobo, longganisa, ampalaya, etc.) rice and viand plus different types of bread and spreads; also fruits in season;

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed October 24, 2016

First of all, the cafe is located at the basement of Greenleaf Hotel fronting SM General Santos City. It is located by the pool of said hotel. Place is clean and ambiance is nice. You can dine outside by the pool or inside the cafe....The food is delicious and quite affordable. The restaurant offers a variety of cuisines- Filipino food, American and other Asian cuisine. The only hassle for me is that the restrooms are located outside the cafe.More

Date of visit: December 2015
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Reviewed September 30, 2015

Exceptional food. This place is in one of the best hotels in GenSan. The food is international style and offers you all the luxuries of a 5 star hotel in North America. They have a buffet that really has anything you want. The bar is...5 star world class. I really recommend this place when you want a taste of world-class fine dining. Best of all, its not really that expensive compared to the ambiance and service you are getting. Highly recommend this place for families, business or parties. We had my son's birthday party there and I really thought we had spent 12,000P but it was less than 5 and we had 40 people and kids there! Kudos to the chef!More

Date of visit: December 2014
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Reviewed September 6, 2015

Mint Cafe is one of the restos inside Greenleaf Hotel. Now for a wonderful hotel, you would expect nothing less or at least at the same level of their cuisine. Sadly this isn't the case for Mint Cafe. We stayed for 4 days and their...buffet never changed menus. There was even difficulty in finding a seat. Kind of awkward that we were standing at the middle of the room without anyone bothering to help us find a place to sit. You would really have to call their attention to serve you. Food is just average. Nothing that is worth mentioning that would stand out at the buffet. As for the service, also average since as I have said, the lady in front who took our room number just asked us to enter never bothered to check if there was an available table or not.More

Date of visit: August 2015
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Reviewed May 7, 2015

Located on Ground Floor of Greenleaf Hotel , a very elegant looking cafe restaurant and very clean , nice comfortable seating so you will not be in a hurry to leave and thats a good thing as your food will take a little longer than...usual to arrive but worth waiting for as it seems its all fresh cooked i tried the local beef caldereta which i was worried might be sweet tasting due to trying it in other places but surprisingly it was cooked to perfection not sweet but nice and tasty with good chunks of beef with minimal fat and no bones , ordered also a pizza although the dough was not the best but the toppings were the real thing with real mozzarella cheese and normal type sauce(not sweet) nice size too 12 inch . The staff were very friendly and attentive, dressed smart and tidy , always with smiles filled my water glass each time it was empty a nice touch to service, and you get chair assisted everytime you sit down not exactly silver service but a good attempt at it. Im a smoker and there is an outside area were you can drift off for a quick cigarette near the poolside. Note: i gave a five star rating not for the food alone although it was good in general but mostly for the pleasant staff and nice atmosphere the place offers.More

Date of visit: May 2015
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Reviewed February 18, 2015

Gen San continues to struggle for much to choose from for quality resto's. That is unfortunately why I have returned to Mint Leaf, just to give it another chance. Each time the service has been lacking to the point of walking up to staff for...some attention. One could sit there all day with their hands up in the air. In terms of the food, nothing to get excited about. Just as the other reviews mentioned, many of the options on the menu are not even available. The portions are pathetically small for what I have ordered anyhow. The mix veggie dish was 250, they claimed it was a dual serving..lucky if it past as serving for one. Taste of everything has been average. I just may show up again someday when I am bored of the other bland boring, same old resto's.. Vicious circle..More

Date of visit: February 2015
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Reviewed January 13, 2015

I like its quiet and hidden location at the basement and near the pool of Greenleaf Hotel. I've been here 4x but each time leaving not quite satisfied. The menu needs improvement . They'll give you a long list but when you place your order...- half of it is not available.Yaikkz. The customer service can be a big disappointment and turn-off. Waiters badly need good trainings in customer handling and services. I really hope the management would at least try to live up to the reputation that the hotel tries to portray. I still believe that this resto has got good potentials. Too bad if they don't work on it.More

Date of visit: December 2014
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Mint Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3
  • Value: 3.5