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Honesty Coffee Shop Restaurant

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Ivana, Luzon, Philippines
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good28%
  • Average24%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“cookies” (13 reviews)
“noodles” (3 reviews)
“coffee shop” (26 reviews)
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Ivana, Luzon, Philippines
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1 - 10 of 73 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

all the items are either in plastic boxes, bins or shelves with price tags. mostly local food (cookies made from turmeric carrot, squash, sweet potato). pay exact amount, or a little extra.

Thank jennydel0716
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A store with no staff that relies on people's honesty to pay for their goods they take. Novel idea and it must work, probably one of the few places in the world where it would. Plenty of choices from coffee to cookies to tshirts. Not...More

Thank baghdadpilgrim
Reviewed May 13, 2017

I loved that it was a piece of local town culture as well as a purveyor of souvenir items not easily found in the main town of Basco. However, the prices are a quite higher than usual but when you understand that it also goes...More

1  Thank KikayGeekGoddess
Reviewed May 3, 2017

We've heard all about it... get items and leave your payment and do not expect any change but why did I see a CCTV? Buying from this store is simply for the heck of the experience but at least you help two elderly couple's HONEST...More

Thank Maila M
Reviewed May 2, 2017

This coffee shop doesn't sell coffee! only that chemical grade 3 in 1.The souvenirs can be bought anywhere in Basco.But it does provide an outlet for the locals and there are some products not easily found.There was staff there the day we visited.It's a bit...More

Thank exploreraustralia
Reviewed April 25, 2017

The items in the shop are generally common from souvenirs, simple baked goodies, soda, coffee, etc nothing special. But what makes the shop special is the fact that it brings out 2 very important virtues - Trust and Honesty. Trust that the customers will pay...More

Thank atrielle
Reviewed April 20, 2017 via mobile

Its more of an example and values educ for young kids. Common Batanes made handicfkrafts and assortment of pica2 can be found here. A lot better if there would be more souvenirs sold. Grown ups may not enjoy this anymore except when you enjoy the...More

Thank junguniguni
Reviewed April 17, 2017

ive seen blogs about this place and the pictures showed a small room with items for sale. but when we went there last week, it's bigger and there's an ongoing construction beside the existing store. i dunno if it's also a store or a homestay...More

Thank musickaren
Reviewed April 14, 2017

The store is simple and its more of a souvenir shop that a coffee shop. It shows you the culture of the Ivatan and that makes it special.

Thank Ian B
Reviewed April 9, 2017 via mobile

Most stores in Batanes are honesty stores, there are also stores located in Sabtang but this is the main one. Ivatans believe that you may lie, deceive or steal something away from the human eye but not God. You can buy food and souvenirs here...More

Thank Ann T
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Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ivana, Luzon, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Luzon  >  Cagayan Valley Region  >  Province of Batanes  >  Ivana
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