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Today with my wife, we went to an independent coffee shop, just a minute walk from home, in Tainan City.
The coffee shop feels new, decoration and all look very clean. The renovation of the place had to cost a large sum of money.
They offered some “exotic” coffees, for example lemon coffee, which my wife ordered, and I went for the cola coffee.
Both are 130 NTD… but I also noticed that the American coffee was 200 NTD
The thing is, we have two Louisa close to home, both circa 12 minutes walk, and my favorite coffee there is 75 or 80 NTD (If i remember correctly). And that’s a big cup (the one called “Louisa Special”).
How do these independent coffee shops make it financially?
It was run by a couple (at least they looked a couple), and there was an employee, so assuming two bosses, and one employee in total. There was like 8 or 10 seats available.
Would I go back to drink a 130 NTD cola coffee? Probably not. Same for my wife with the lemon coffee.
This couple looked very friendly, very nice and professional (not the amateur kind you often encounter these days). So nothing personal, but just wondering how these small coffee shops make it? I’ll go to Louisa or Cama everyday instead, that’s the harsh truth. Must be hard for these independent shops to survive…