Stuc a' Chroin and Ben Vorich

Stuc a' Chroin and Ben Vorich

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Was this coffee shop preparing me for a shock?

The cost of the cake was conveniently hidden.

8 comments:

  1. I hope it was as nice as the cake probably was.

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  2. Alan - the Americano was average at best and the blueberry and almond cake was tasteless. 2xcoffee+1cake was £8.50. Lynne nicked a bit of cake but didn't come back for more.

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  3. Sir Hugh - I think it was a large coffee bean from which far too many cups of coffee had been brewed.

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  4. That's disappointing, for £8.50 it should be praiseworthy at least. Cafe Nero charge about that for the same goods in Manchester.

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  5. Hi Alan. It's also a typical charge here and I'll happily pay it for good coffee and cake.

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  6. Gibson, I agree; I think we expect to pay a bit of a premium for decent coffee and freshly made cake, and that's fine so long as they are... well, decent and freshly made. But the quality can be inconsistent - and that's being very polite!

    And yet, there's a little kiosk on one of our local railway stations - no bigger than a decent-sized cupboard - where they knock up an excellent cup of filter coffee (or 'Americano' as it's described on the menu) for about 60% of the price of the Costa one stop down the line. The fact that the girl who's usually in charge of brewing is young, lissom, olive-skinned and with a smile to brighten the greyest of midlands days (and that's some level of greyness we're talking about) is of absolutely no consequence to a man of my age.

    Sadly.

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    1. We have nothing locally like your kiosk Dave. Birnam Arts coffee and cake is consistently good we find at around the usual price.

      As regards your kiosk girl: I couldn't possibly comment.

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