A new coffee shop has become a hot topic of discussion online after photos of a male customer picking his coffee from a menu on a model’s chest circulated online.
Baan Peun Cafe, in the Northeastern province of Sri Saket, just opened Monday, but it has already become the most famous coffee shop on the internet after netizens found out they can choose a latte, cappuccino or Thai tea for THB35 from a model’s chest.
The owner of the Ban Puen Cafe, only identified as John, told Thai Channel 8 he only hired pretties to welcome customers on the cafe’s opening day to get the internet talking, and apparently, it worked.
Photo: Ban Puen Cafe
But can you actually touch the pretties? Nope, you can only point (and obviously take a photo of yourself pointing at them and Instagram it).
“No, customers aren’t allowed to feel the models. They can only point [at the menu],” John said.
John said the models will stand by for a few days, but if his business can still afford having models in the cafe, he’d like to continue hiring them to entertain customers.
The baristas and waiters also wear T-shirts with the menu printed on them. But John said that the oh-so-tight tank tops are just for the pretties.
While some people say the women in tank tops are sexist, John said that a pretty in a tank top is nothing compared to what goes on at the Motor Show.
“It’s their opinion. I’m happy that people are paying attention to my cafe. It just means my marketing plan is successful.”
Surprisingly, John said most of his customers are normal office people and university students who need their morning coffee.