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They had to wear [centimeter] heels and gaudy makeup to attract customers. Let's have fun. If the food is good, anyone would go. My uncle was kidding around and said I could work at a coffee shop.
Their old boss had decided to retire, and she was wondering if Nguyen wanted to help her buy the shop Many are white, Middle Eastern or Latino. When Vietnamese coffee shops began to open stateside, owners hired mainly women to serve their patrons, just fab they did in the fatherland.
When the new rules aimed at the shops were debated at City Hall, Vietnamese American community members took arms on both sides. Travelers from Australia, the U. Cutie, which caters to a slightly more American crowd. From there, though, Little Saigon offers a strata of experiences, all reflecting aspects of the Vietnamese community based on how fresh off the boat its patrons are.
Even the heater can't keep out blasts of cold every time someone enters. Cai luong, Vietnamese folk opera, plays quietly in the background.
The windows are mirrored, not tinted, and there's no smoking allowed, by order of the owner. We switched to wearing long traditional dresses, then mini dresses and heels. This breed of coffeehouses, which look like small nightclubs, is a haven for.
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No more ghetto stuff now. These lounges mimicked the coffee culture of pre-war Vietnam, where women in resplendent ao dais would serve coffee and tea to men in smoky settings out of The Quiet American.
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Today, Nguyen has one silent partner, and she's on a mission to do more than just sell coffee to Vietnamese men; she wants to build a brand. She doesn't let guests smoke indoors, and there's very rarely any hint of Vietnamese music. And, just as with its predecessors, the Little Saigon coffeehouse became a magnet for legal scrutiny and mainstream disapproval. Nearly every one features similarly large, sort-of-but-not-really tinted windows that take up the width of the property.
And that's where she saw an opportunity. Law enforcement insists that Asian gangsters dafe, if ever, frequent coffee shops anymore; llu of the complete ban on amusement devices in Garden Grove, illegal gambling has gone down. The friends joke, each trying to one-up the masculinity of the others in front of her. Diamy, a slim, buxom Ladies want nsa PA Riverside 17868 in her early 20s, has been working in coffee shops for five years, her time split between half a dozen different operations across Little Saigon.
Windows in Garden Grove coffeehouses were ordered to not be tinted to the point at which police officers couldn't see inside. In the States, they became the latest in a long ul of establishments for immigrant men in America who needed a place to go after work to relax and ogle women.
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She smiles. It just rained, and the temperature is still snugly below 60 degrees even though it's 3 in the afternoon. But I was looking for something to do, and my brother mentioned that it wasn't that bad.
In the past decade, the uniforms have gone skimpier, the waitresses have diversified, and the entrepreneurs have used the powers of social media to showcase their girls and draw in new crowds, just as traditional American bars have long done with their bartenders. There's no moody, club-like lighting; the fluorescents cafd on full, illuminating every speck of ash. Photos posted to the Facebook routinely garner hundreds of likes.
They play cards with customers, gossip about fashion as well as themselves and their patrons and check their phones, all while occasionally taking drags omly e-cigarettes. They all perk up as she s them.
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Pour tea? They all laugh and continue joking and playing as she shuffles for the next game. Thumpy EDM replaces the outdated pop music. One of several non-Vietnamese girls she's Latinashe occasionally greets Mexican guests in Spanish.
And with an increase in shops came a demand for more girls. I'm going to help her out with that. I think it's a lot worse than that. Due to the nature of the uniforms and patrons, the coffee shops have been an easy target for controversy, both in the United States and abroad. But slowly, the Vietnamese community got bigger, less conservative.
She says she enjoys the relationships that come out of her work. No more late hours, no minors during school hours, no more smoking.
It's like a restaurant. January 2, Michelle and her girls should be shivering. They say [the coffeehouses] are turning into gentlemen's clubs. Though the clientele is still heavily male, the occasional woman or two can be found inside.