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“Vegan Restaurant in Makati!”
Review of Corner Tree Cafe

Corner Tree Cafe
Ranked #14 of 1,604 Restaurants in Makati
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$15
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Corner Tree Cafe is a Vegetarian / Vegan Cafe. We serve food from Asia to Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas in a cosy intimate setting. We also offer good wines, local beers and some house cocktails. You don't have to be a vegetarian to enjoy our delicious food. In fact most of our customers are omnivores, but vegetarians will feel right at home here (we also serve some gluten-free dishes). To add to our regular menu, we have weekly specials sometimes inspired by current events or international days. Booking is advisable. Children welcome.
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Location wise, it’s not hard to find.
Food was excellent however I find it salty or maybe it’s just my tastebuds. :)
Area is a little bit small but really cozy.
Find it pricey but can’t complaint nowadays due to vegetable prices in the market.
Would recommend this to my vegan friends when they visit PHL/ makati.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Minimalist W
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Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Our go-to for instant vegan satisfaction when we need to introduce yum vegan food to family and friends. Yummy, cozy!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jerseyjean25
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francesca104, Owner at Corner Tree Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Thank you! Nice to know :-)

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Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

A hole in the wall kind of place which serves excellent all veggie fare.
This is my weekly go to place for veggie craving - the feel of a small and relaxed place, freshly cooked food, friendly service and all at a very pocket friendly price.
And yes very healthy with all red rice and corn bread options too.
Hugely Recommended.

My fav - veg chilly with corn bread, lasagne, veggie balls with red rice and almost everything on their menu...

Date of visit: September 2018
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francesca104, Owner at Corner Tree Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Hi! Thank you very much for your review! So glad you like the food and the place :-D

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Reviewed 24 September 2018

The first thing that threw us off was the service. As soon as we walked in the manager (we think) seemed to be annoyed at our presence. We asked where the bathroom was and she seemed annoyed. I asked where I could charge my phone and she pointed in the direction, again seeming annoyed. Might ave just been in the bad mood, at least the waiter was friendly. We ordered the Lumpia, tomato soup, spaghetti and meatballs, kare kareng gulay. The lumpia wasn't great, not terrible but just average. The tomato soup was way too dilute and the breadsticks that came with it were stale, the kare-kareng gulay was just too much peanut butter and didn't taste great. The spaghetti was good but the 3 "meatballs" that came with it were undercooked and cold. They might have better dishes but the food we received and the service we received were definitely disappointing, and the entire meal was pretty expensive.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Thank Omer C
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francesca104, Owner at Corner Tree Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

First of all, many thanks for taking the time to write a review. Apologies for our staff's attitude. (she is our cashier) -- I sat down with her about this. She apologizes. She said she didn't realize that that was the appearance she gave -- she was just really busy but no excuses of course. She promises to be more aware and never to do it again. Thank you for pointing it out.
I agree about the soup -- we fixed that. The kitchen was doing it wrong -- the added stock where they shouldn't have. As for the kare-kare, I do like the flavour but it lacked sauce. We use fresh peanuts that are ground, but it shouldn't have been so thick -- I think they overcooked it that day. And no excuses for cold meatballs. These were all discussed with the staff. Your comments were very important to keep us in toe. Thanks a lot and I apologize for the unpleasant experience. Hope you come back to try other dishes.

Sincerely,
Chiqui Mabanta

PS. The pricing is as it is because of the cost of the ingredients -- we use high quality ingredients, organic vegetables, and lately, vegetable prices have skyrocketed. We are hoping prices stabilize -- they are crazy high now. :-(

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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Inside the shop andctheir meals are NOT what i will comment badly...they are good...sumptous, aroma you smell freshly done..... Now the bad part...

1. parking.
2. security in parking. (mostly vagrantsvor streetboys or so...)
3. dark... you seemed you are in Tagaytay or Antipolo ..overlooking the cities...nature...

But NO!!! you are looking at Jupiter Street... hustling, bustling.. traffic! And yesv1 security gusrd of this establishment only see on his post and WILL NEVER assist you...backing up your vehicle....

I would suggest bettrr keep its perimeter safe, more lights, guards 2 perhaps, ample parking space...

Oh... don't forget ...since it is near trees and dark looms of San Miguel Village emergency gate... beware and be ready...aside from mosquitoes...

Date of visit: August 2018
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francesca104, Owner at Corner Tree Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

Hi, thanks for your review and glad you liked the food but not sure it is fair to rate us badly for not having ample parking space -- we have more than most establishments on Jupiter with a narrow front. We are lucky we can accommodate more than the usual 2 or 3. Parking is always a challenge but this space was already there so we had to make do with it. It's not like we can rent more space for parking. Yes you need to back up carefully though, and although we don't have a security guard, someone (like our driver or other drivers) is usually around to help. This is the disadvantage we get for not being in a mall but I would still choose our location rather than a mall because as you mentioned, it is serene and has good ambience.
I wish you had rated us on our food and service. The other things you rated us on, we have no control of -- that we are on Jupiter St.. that we cannot afford 2 guards (it is a tiny cafe) but still glad you liked the food. Thanks!

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