Gloria Jean’s Coffee… Making it Glorious!


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Coffee with friends is happiness and time well spent! (–,)

GLORIA JEANS GOURMET COFFEE

A few weeks ago, I discovered that a mall nearby my place announced the opening of Gloria Jeans. There was a big tarp on their facade advertising the only coffee shop that I used to only see in our airports. And the only shop that first catered coffee lovers in the VISMIN areas. I can still recall when I used to ask why is it, that there is no Starbucks in Visayas or Mindanao. While there is in the north like Baguio. Recently, I learned from old friends, that Starbucks has gone South already. Good for them.

Seeing Gloria Jeans already operational excites me. I will no longer need to go out of my way (that is going to the express way <slex> and choose one from the gas stations that has a Starbucks or Figaro in it). Or the nearest like Alabang town center in Festival mall. if I crave (or if I have extra budget) to spend for an expensive coffee and match it with either an equally expensive cookie or a slice of blueberry cheesecake with my friends and family.

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Their attractive facade…

Come one Sunday, with my foodie buddy after we purchased some stuff, we decided to drop by at Gloria Jeans to check out the place in Muntinlupa, Alabang. Due to the Season, a 10 minute travel from my place to get there took us 30 minutes due to influx of public vehicles and private ones probably because it is a Sunday.

As usual, I had blueberry cheesecake. =) and Cafe latte (iced) and my foodie buddy had their signature drink.

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Happy Sunday…

The ambiance of their interiors was cozy enough for guests to relax and most types of seating were well provided. There are counter tables and stools, velvet lounges for groupies, coffee tables for 2 seaters,

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2 seaters!

and those that are trending nowadays of combining cushioned couches while in front of single chairs. As expected some chalk written menus is a scene stealer.

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Chalk-written menu boards and clipping from happy guests! =)
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Cozy.. Artful…

Their price range is at par with other known coffee shops in the Philippines though the cake was a few peso higher and smaller in size.

I just noticed that even if the coffee is without whipped cream, they used covers that are meant for those with whipped cream and the attendant claimed that there is no available flat lids and I asked if its out of stock. She said that they really do not have lids that are flat. Aaaw. I just told her that dust can dive into my cup should I need to take it out and she just smiled.

They also have teas of which brand I forgot to get though they are packed nicely and comes in attractive boxes in pretty colors.

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Teas!

I also found their table napkins prettier than the other coffee shops I have frequented. They reminded me of doilies, as the edges are with dainty designs that are embossed.

I’m glad to say that Gloria Jeans will be an option for our Sunday habits. And gratifying coffee breaks every once in a while. =)

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Love the muffin too! ❤

 

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-An only daughter. A mother of an 18 year old son. Passionate with so many things. A lover of life itself. First of which is to write. Then, sing (I specifically love the stage), read, cook, travel & take beautiful pictures (photography) and scrap booking, all of which are my own way of coping with life's challenges. Friends usually associate me with the color violet. I love this color so much! Though, I love pink, red, teal, orange, yellow, blue as well! Coffee is my water and my happy food is cheesecake topped w/ blueberries, yogurt, sansrival and cream puff. I mastered fettuccine carbonara because that is one of my favorite food as well, along w/ broccoli, prawns and mushrooms. Secretly, I love "Stitch" - that grinning indigo pup. =) Seriously, I dream to become a philanthropist (starting off by providing shelter to street children in our country) and a famous author someday. I'm just waiting for God's time for my first book to be published.- It took me years to decide to blog, more so to write and have it out in the open. As I used to write even when I was a teenager, and I just keep them on file. It was my outlet. Approaching the year they say where life begins, or If I may say, the sweeter life. It was a year full of emotions. As I lost my father a year before and I guess in one way or another, the unfathomable sadness prompted me to pour them out in my writings and share them to the world, hoping it might lighten the heaviness of my heart. I live now with my son and mother, as a mother and as a daughter (as a friend and a sister), this has made me be ready to finally do what I am meant to do. Even If there's a lot that I wanted to do. This came first, like a first love that occupied a special place in my heart. It's a looong process, tiring, frustrating, exciting. The best part? is the happiness it brings. Even if things around seems all so wrong. It's like having my own place under the sun. My own safe and happy rainbowed world. At times, there's guilt as well, for I strongly believe, writing (like singing) is a talent God has gifted us. We ought to use it and maximize it, in our littlest way, share it to mankind, for His glory. I just had a few distractions over the years and to realize that it is never too late to be who we ought to be, I have this very strong feeling, now is the time. All my life, I have decided on things that made me happy, this is one of those. I may never be a winner of those best blogs that have been awarded to talented writers/ bloggers and I don't mind, there are strikes of being envious, but according to my father, there are two kinds of being envy. There's envy that is so negative, it'll hamper you from doing good and there's an envy that makes you happy for them, or seeing yourself in their shoes, I think, the kind of envy in me, is the latter. Like celebrities who missed an Oscar, while the film was watched by the whole world, she/he did not mind, it's like knowing what counts best, and it's the capacity to share your talents to anyone who wants to receive it, without asking anything in return. Expressing what's in my heart and mind on every occasion (which happens to be daily) and being happy about it is like a prize already. Happy reading!(--,)

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