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Honesty Coffee Shop

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Ivana, Luzon, Philippines
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good29%
  • Average24%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“cookies” (12 reviews)
“noodles” (3 reviews)
“bread” (3 reviews)
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Ivana, Luzon, Philippines
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a testament to human goodness. It has lasted more than 15 years and has survived. No shop keeper. Just drop your payment. It has t-shirts, souvenir items, bread, cookies, pastries, drinks, coffee.

Thank vic10101
Reviewed October 12, 2017

This is a small snack shop with the idea that everyone be honest and pay for what they took /eat . There's really no attendant around so you just drop your payment on the box. In case you need help with change or whatever, the...More

Thank Ninapun
Reviewed October 10, 2017

Built in 18th century, a traditional Ivatan house considered the oldest amongst other houses located in Ivana. We also wore Vakul, the traditional headpiece of Ivatans and other gears as props for our photo session, we just paid 10 pesos per gear (not bad). Some...More

Thank TreverHue
Reviewed August 31, 2017 via mobile

Let your conscience be your guide. I appreciate how people really following what is right. This is one the things you shoudnt miss in Batanes.

Thank Kaye F
Reviewed August 11, 2017

Missed this place when we first passed by. LOL. No one was indeed there. I mean you can take everything and no one will know. Just kidding. But this place have shaken me up. I was standing in a place where thousands of travelers have...More

Thank Belle A
Reviewed June 11, 2017

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 May 28, 2017 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
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Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ivana, Luzon, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Luzon  >  Cagayan Valley Region  >  Province of Batanes  >  Ivana
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