My High School Best Friend is going back to Dubai so our friends and I decided to have our mini reunion/despedida in a local café in Lipa City.
Trivia: Lipa City is known as “Little Rome of the Philippines” and “City of All Seasons” due to former Mayor, now batangas Governor Vilma Santos-Recto but, Lipa City is also known as “The Coffee Capital of the Philippines” known for their famous Kapeng Barako (a liberica coffee species).
One of my BFF, Racy suggested we try Candle Light Café. Owned by Morten and Marichu Carstensen, Candle Light Café has two locations in Lipa City: one is located at the Ground Floor of Big Ben and the other one is located in KM 80 President Laurel Highway, Marauoy. The café and shop is the owner’s creation out of love for coffee and candles. Initially, the cafe came from their personal need since they felt there is no place near home and work where someone can sit down in peace and quiet, read the newspaper and have a cup of Joe. Also, since they are manufacturing candles, they decided to merge the two and voila, Candle Light Café was born.
Since there were no other customers when we arrived, we decided to take the opportunity to take snapshots with the amazing artworks and displays.
This unique framed portrait paint like chair in the picture below is so beautiful, not sure if it was also Ms. Marichu’s masterpiece. (I think I want one for my future home)
|Credits to Candle Light Café|
If you want to visit them either one of their branch or buy candles from them, you may contact them at:
Phone number: (043) 981 8005
Email address: [email protected]
Candle Light Café’s Facebook Page: https://web.facebook.com/candlelightcafe
Doc’s Candles’ Facebook Page: https://web.facebook.com/docscandlesphils