07/06/2017 18:15 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Mama fanbox - The First Self-Service Coffee Shop in Hanoi

Located at No.24, Lieu Giai street, Ba Dinh district, Hanoi, mama fanbox is the first self-service Japanese style coffee shop in Vietnam.
Using the unique service for the first time, customers will be a little confused. However, after reading carefully the instructions and prices stamped on each drink and food product, customers can easily select drinks or food, print out invoices and put money in a box. So far, this model has received good feedback from customers.

Dao Khanh Hiep, owner of mama fanbox, said that when working in Japan as a software engineer, he was interested in this type of shop, so he was determined to open such a coffee shop in Vietnam. Initially, his crazy idea did not receive support from his family members, but he tried his best to prove that he was right. According to Hiep, during the first days of the shop, customers had to book with their ID number on the shop’s website, but now anyone can go to the shop.




Dao Khanh Hiep, owner of the first self-service coffee shop in Hanoi.



The eye-catching advertisement poster of "mama fanbox".



Using the unique service for the first time, customers will be a little confused. However, after reading carefully
the instructions and prices stamped on each drink and food product, customers can easily select drinks or
food, print out invoices and put money in a box...



The first self-service coffee shop in Hanoi is designed in the Japanese style.\



A sensor camera helps customers to go out after buying drinks and food.



The menu of the shop on a board. Photo: Viet Cuong/VNP



Without staff at the shop, customers themselves take food from the shop's fridge.



Paying money using the shop's computer.



Invoices are automatically printed for customers.


 
Invoices and money are put in a till.



The amount of money to be given back will be reduced for the next invoice. 



Customers can enjoy drinks and food in the clean and unique space of the shop. 



Customers can leave their feedbacks at the shop.



The owner of the shop takes money and invoices from the box.


Feedbacks from customers are hung on the wall. 

The self-service café has operated smoothly for six months.“Only one time was the shop short one thousand dong (about 5 cents). If I had known the shop was going to do so well, I would have opened a larger one. My family members now are on board and have decided to open a series of its type in Hanoi,” Khanh Hiep said.
By Viet Cuong