It should be no surprise that we will be coming out with several Vietnamese coffee shop reviews in the next couple of weeks. We are making it a priority to visit every single coffee shop in California over the span of 1 month. That’s right, from NorCal to SoCal. If you work at one, we are on our way. If you hang out at one, send us a message and let’s meet up.
Next on the hit list is Café Chot Nho 2 in San Jose. I went to Chot Nho 2 early on a Monday. October 8th, 2012 to be exact.
You know you have something special when your place is packed on a random Monday afternoon. And no, it was not because of the MLB playoffs (the Giants and A’s had an off day) or Monday Night Football, it was too early for that.
Allow me to set the scene:
This place has over 20 TVs in play with gaming machines along the perimeter. The music consists mainly of EDM with some hip hop thrown in for shits and giggles. The spacious building is a perfect square with the coffee bar along one edge where the Chot Nho Cafe girls like to convene. Chot Nho 2, hands down, has one of the best setups in San Jose. It’s simple, you have a great vantage point no matter where you sit, and the bathrooms are clean.
Down to the nitty gritty.
I have been to Chot Nho 2 three times in the past two weeks.
The girls are cute and easy to talk to. That’s right. There are shops where girls won’t even give you the time of day (a concept that behooves me considering tips are generally based on customer experience), but not here at Chot Nho 2. The girls are not afraid to talk to you if you’re willing to engage them.
My last time I was there, I had the pleasure of talking to a pretty waitress named Jung (or Young). She was tall, nice body, and very attentive to her duties. She was doing her thing – filling cups, sweeping, and taking orders – all while chatting with me whenever she had the time. Keep in mind, I don’t walk around with VietnameseCoffeeShops.com stickers on my forehead or laptop, so it’s not like I have any type of advantage over other customers enjoying their stay.
We chopped it up a bit further, pulled out our iPhones, and compared friends on Facebook. We obviously had no mutual friends, but it was fun while it lasted. I finished my Vietnamese coffee, waved goodbye, and I was on my way. Not a bad day.
Every time I have been here, we had girls talking to us for extended amounts of time. The funny thing is, we’re just normal guys. Yes, we do try to be interesting and non-aggressive (translation: we smile a lot), but other than that, we’re just regular dudes that love beautiful girls and coffee.
All in all, I can always count on having a good time at Chot Nho 2, whether it’s with a big group or a solid few.
What are your thoughts about this place? Do you share similar experiences? Comment below.