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Published October 31st 2013
Glorious Sweet Treat Selection
Greensborough Store conveniently located at the entrance of the Plaza
I was recently scoffed at when I exclaimed that I wasn't really a coffee drinker. The reply was 'Well you've never had a really good cup of coffee.' Today I had a caramel latte at Gloria Jeans, it's their top seller… does that count?
Caramel latte, like a Vanilla coke. Takes like coke but has the after taste of vanilla
Being a novice coffee drinker, I asked the manager of the Greensborough store what the most frequently bought items were. She said the Very Vanilla (like a latte) was very popular and in the chillers the Cookies and Cream was a bit of a favourite with teenagers.
There's nothing like a fresh crumble!
I counted 29 sweet treats at Gloria Jeans and if I am lucky, I can make my way through them before the New Year. Might have to double up some visits but oh well, the sacrifices one must make to do a complete review.
Made for kids of any age
I thought they were very reasonably priced. For example, Hedgehog, Lemon Slice, and Melting Moments were only $2. There were three cookies especially for children with hundreds and thousands and lolly decorations.
Yummy, lick the hundreds and thousands off first!
Huge muffins big enough to share between four people were from $3.50. Apple and Blueberry Muffins were $3.70, and the Lemon Tart looked delicious for $4.70.
For those who prefer savoury treats, the Egg and Bacon pie was only $3.90, Sausage or Ricotta and Spinach Rolls for $4.20. I liked the sound of the Big Brekky Pie, which was full of mushrooms, spinach, beans, egg and bacon. This was a bargain at $4.50.
Gloria Jeans has a good range of products to purchase. Maybe this reveals my coffee ignorance, but I didn't know the range was so vast. Hazelnut Praline? I thought that was only a nice chocolate? They stock Papua New Guinea organic coffee, de cafs, blended and infusion. Beans, grinders and canisters can set you up at home for some heavy duty coffee drinking.
Something else to take away?
Also in store, syrups and teas; Super Berry Pomegranate appeals to me. They are nicely gift boxed for edible presents.
Buy them just for the box?
The Greensborough store had lots of specials. For just $1 you can get fruit toast with any regular drink. They are open from 7.30 am and match the opening hours of the Greensborough Shopping Centre. Lunch and afternoon specials are available everyday. For $7 you can get a pie or sausage roll with a regular drink. A loyalty card is available with double punches on Tuesdays. The card is equivalent to a ten percent discount after ten drinks.
So overall, Gloria Jeans does well on my list of coffee shop criteria:
Variety of sweet treats – check
Caters for children – check
Opening hours – check
Cleanliness – check
Special deals – check
Good price – check
Friendly prompt service – check
Calories – oh well
They even have free reading material including the latest magazines and novels! I don't think I would be there that long but good idea.