Met with my student, Chi Mai, yesterday at Gloria Jean’s Coffee in District 1. I consider Gloria Jean’s Coffee one of the most expensive in Saigon but with the good internet connection and delicious pastries, why not? (^_^) I can see why it is one of the most popular coffee shops around the World.
My only complaint deals with the shoe shiners, magazine sellers, etc., who constantly bang on the window to get your attention. They also congregate in front of the entrance of Gloria Jeans but the security seem to not be bothered by them. Highland’s Coffee and Trung Nguyen Coffee would not put up with this, you also do not see this with Gloria Jean’s Coffee in Hanoi. In the backpacker area, okay, but on Dong Khoi street with the classy Gucci store and Mojo Cafe nearby, you would expect to be hassle free, wouldn’t you???
(My seat at Gloria Jean’s Coffee)
(Clear view from my seat)
(First shoe shiner who ‘tapped’ the window)
(He was very persistent in getting my attention)