A Book Latte Visit

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.


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5 thoughts on “A Book Latte Visit

  1. Oh that was a disappointment! How do they expect someone to spend time in a place if it’s not inviting!
    I love going to coffee shops here that are inside a bookshop. It’ll be better I suppose if you could just borrow the books though I don’t buy buying one if I really like it. But you’re right, there must be a comfy sofa where you could curl up and bury yourself with your book…
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  2. Wendy
    Thanks for keeping me entertained and awake at work and opening my eyes to the wide world…l have been going thru your blog and notice some similarities in the difficulties people face ie immigration….the joys and challenges of mums…gift/holiday ideas and suddenly l want to travel the world!! Keep up the good work .

  3. What a coincidence could that be? My bestfriend and I always talk about having a library-cafeteria… it was one of our dream-business together… we’ve been talking about this like 15yrs ago… but she’s now in Singapore while I’m in Spain and we haven’t saved not a single centavo for that dream business! haha 🙂 Based on the pictures and your desciption on this book latte, it wasn’t something I imagined for a library cafeteria either.

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