This is one coffee shop where no one mans the store.
Softdrinks, instant coffee, candies, biscuits, noodles, chips and other snacks on sale. Write what you bought on a notebook and deposit your payment in a makeshift drop box. No change allowed.
It is so-called because this place expects your total honesty. I was tempted to pay for more than what I got. I felt like Papa Jesus was behind me 😛
Nice tourism pitch actually. If the government put up more stores like this, then the Philippines would be known as Asia’s ‘most honest’ place.
WOW. That’s quite a leap of faith on the part of Miss Gabilo.
Not really sure if businesses like these would thrive in urban areas like Manila. But for a place like Batanes, it’s just a refreshing difference.
Thanks for this, AJay!
WOW! First time I’ve ever heard of such a place. COOL!!!
this is a great concept!! with this fast pace society a lot of us seems to lack this value…it reminds me of small stalls in japan where farmers would leave their vegetables.;anybody can buy what they want, you leave your money or get your own change yourself!! nice post !!
Actually it was already featured nung show dati ni Paolo Bediones sa Channel 7 na extra extra.
honesty talaga ang labanan dito! 🙂
I read about this too but I thought it was in sari-sari stores,
Philippine Travel Blog says
It was just a small sari sari store two years ago (i dunno when they started) good to know they now serve coffee. great post ajay:)
lyra faeldon says
its my grandma’s, and the coffee shop had been there since i was born 24 years ago.