If you're ever in Tagaytay and feel like treating yourself to a cup of coffee, then you should definitely check out Antinous Luxury Cafe. Located in Aquila Crystal Palace Events Place, Antinous is a coffee shop unlike any other. Their starting price for a cup of coffee is P1,000 and they serve it in designer mugs!
According to CEO Tei Endencia, Antinous started out as a hobby and grew into a one-of-a-kind business. He said, "Mahilig po ako mag-coffee then mug collector po ako at the same time so naisip ko po what if mag-put up ako ng business na out of the box din, yung wala pa po talaga dito sa Pilipinas."
Tei shared that they have about 250 different signature mugs. Some collections are from Hermès, Versace, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany and Co., and Cartier. (Sooo fancy!) He mentioned that their mugs are even enclosed in boxes and placed in vaults to ensure proper storage. "Naka-vault kasi yung mugs namin e, then pag sinerve siya, talagang naka-seal pa rin yung box, para sa inyo mismo bubuksan, no damage."
One interesting fact about the cafe is that they do not have a menu. You choose your own coffee beans—which are imported from Italy. Right now, Antinuous is exclusive for members only. If you choose to avail of their lifetime membership (P10,000), you'll be given rewards and discounts to both Antinous Cafe and Aquila Crystal Palace Events.
Would you spend P1,000 for a cup of coffee? To know more about this luxury cafe, watch the video below.
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