Originally Posted by hafizbat
I liked it better that he just happened to see Bruce. It added to Bruce's mystic a bit...if you get what I mean. The movie was about Bruce, and the fact that, after everything he had been through, in the end he made Alfred's dream come true was awesome.
Also, Alfred tracking him down and finding him is rather stalkerish, and it would make it seem like Bruce didn't want to see Alfred.
It wouldn't seem stalkerish, it would be a surprise for Alfred (and the audience) to find Bruce when tracking the pearls. Alfred knowing that there is GPS tracking on the pearls, decides to track them down because he feels obligated to Bruce because he cherished them. Maybe Alfred had a hunch that Bruce may be alive, maybe he hopes he finds him there. It's something that could have been left up to the viewer and something that could have been beautifully acted. So when the audience sees Alfred at that cafe we don't know exactly what is going to happen next. He gets a surprise and so does the audience. If it ended that way, there would have never been the confusion that "was it all a dream" and it would have been a much more concise ending.