Gloria Jean’s Coffee – Glenelg, SA
63 Jetty Road, Glenelg, SA, 5045
Yes – I know – another Gloria Jean’s – but I tell you, the quality of the coffee in these franchise places is largely dependent on the skills of the barista. Anyway, I was in the area for a retreat day, and not knowing what else was around, I stuck with what I knew (or so I thought).
Latte Quality – Passable – very little foam to speak of, which meant no ‘hang time’ on the sugar. The coffee was exceeding hot though, which overall made for a less than satisfactory experience.
Cost – average to high – $3.75
Coffee Supplier – Gloria Jean’s have their own brand.
Fair Trade – No although some variants have the ‘Rainforest Alliance’ tag on them.
Venue Suitable for:
- Quiet Chat – not really – a very busy store on a major thoroughfare.
- Deep and Meaningful – not really – I was there at lunch time, so it may be better during the quieter times – if such a store has them.
- Study and Reflection – Probably – if you are able to get a table, and tune out the noise probably not a bad place. I do not think it has internet access – there was a guy there with his laptop, and he was using his mobile phone as a modem, so that would indicate a No.