Starbucks used to be one of my favour cafe outlet while shopping. However, I noticed that I have slowly and unnoticedly shifted my favour location to elsewhere. Depending on location, nowadays I tend to visit the following outlets more and more often without knowing why until lately...I finally realise it when I visited Starbucks before Chinese New Year with my clique.
Todays, I visited SmoothieKing, Cedele and Dean&Deluca more often instead while in the central district areas. Lately, I have found another nice restaurant near Lorong Ampat - Wheeler Yards, good and nice atmosphere but maybe a little ex.
Starbucks has always been a beverage attraction for most patrons and thus it is always very crowded. Long queue for order, long queue waiting for your drink and always having challenge looking for a seat. Wasted more than 30 to 45 minutes queuing and waiting for seat. I started to realise that how much I missed the innovative, environment and atmosphere that Cedele, SmoothieKing and Dean&Deluca bring to me.
I finally realised how much I appreciated they have enhanced their ways to serve us better with the small alerting or food pager (If I still remember correctly from the back of the pager, it is from www.antfi.com). It is so much convenient and relax when patronizing with them. The ordering took me only 5-10mins and I can relax myself to a seating site or run my little errand nearby while waiting for latte cafe.
I have seen other countries like Korea, Japan, Sydney and other, have adopted such technology but here it seems that very little outlets (other than those mentioned above) are interested to put a thought in serving patrons better. I really hope that we can catch up the rest of the other developed countries in term of basic service like the one I see above.
I hope to write more in the next coming weeks if there is something I need to share.
My favour still Latte Cafe
Date of Visit: Jan 25, 2014
Spending per head: Approximately $7(Lunch)Other Ratings: