Monday, 09 August 2010
In Detroit, two drive-thru cafes have "bikini baristas" who will serve your morning java wearing skimpy lingerie or swimsuits and a big smile.
The outfits are reportedly more sexy and flirty than outright sexual, so guys hoping to save a few bucks instead of going to a strip club will be disappointed. Still lots of skin and apparently high heels too.
Not surprisingly, the owners of the Hot Spot Coffee cafes reported that sales basically doubled overnight and they plan to open a third shop soon. The cafes also have specials like "Topless Tuesdays" and "Flasher Fridays." Again, not as amusing as it sounds-- topless means without a lid. Catchy though!
I do have a few questions, like how is the health department OK with this? But I'm in support of this. They are learning valuable coffee-making skills and they are making money-- both of which make sense to a poor, sleep deprived college student like me. Sure, they are making money out of wearing skimpy outfits and showing off their body, but it's not like they are giving out lap dances to people who buy the house coffee.
Also, I just want to know much the baristas are making in tips. My bet it is that it's enough to make me buy some more lingerie.
What do you think? Genius or tacky? Would you go to one of these cafes?