From apparel to food: Bench café is adding style to dining

Before the year ended, apparel and lifestyle brand Bench opened its flagship store in BGC and judging from its three-storey building, we’re guessing it has everything. Bench is known for thinking big — from collaborating with famous designers and bringing international stars as its ambassadors — and now it has put everything you’ll ever need in one place. Once you enter the flagship store, you’ll be greeted by a millennial aesthetic that combines minimal designs, wide space, and Instagrammable corners. The store features its usual apparel, jeans, accessories, bath and body products, shoes, and bags. But when you go up to the second and third floor that’s when the party begins. There’s a grooming room or salon and the most awaited Bench café is designed by Miguel Pastor and the food and drinks will be under the Foodee group. We’ve got a sneak peek at what’s inside the café before its official opening and right before the crowds swarm in its stylish doors.

A mix of modern and vintage touches that will surely dominate Instagram once the café is open


The space has high ceilings and stairs that lead up to the café

Bench founder Ben Chan doing last-minute checks before opening its doors to the public

Brooklyn Beckham gave a toast for the cafés soft opening during his visit to Manila

The Bench Flagship Store is located at 9th Avenue cor. Lane O, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City.

Photo credit: @ilardeliza, @anna_pingol, @zschew, @bcbench


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Magazine and online writer based in South Korea. Nerdy news writer by day, Korean pop culture writer by night.

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