I heard of Book Latte last December from a friend when I brought up the idea that I want to have my own library-coffee shop business.
I got to visit the place today at The Robinsons Place while Firstborn was at his summer workshop.
Why oh why wasn’t I surprised when I saw a UP college classmate there?:-).
To be honest though, it wasn’t what I expected it to be.
I was picturing out a comfy, cozy place where you could curl up and read a book or browse the net. I can’t take out of my mind that cozy nook in Glorietta that closed down more than a decade ago, The Armchair Reader. Philippines was not yet ready for that that time.
When I asked for the wifi code, I was informed that I should have a minimum of P100 to freely surf the net inside their “library”. I only spent P75 for coffee and choco crinkles:-). You could also get to use the free wifi if you are a member. Members can borrow books and read books inside the cafe. If you aren’t you could only read newspapers.
And I thought the aircon was off because there were only two (including mine) tables occupied… turned out it was for further repair.
Oh well, turned out I wasn’t too impressed.