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Which do you prefer... (Food and Coffee poll) watch
View Poll Results: Which do you prefer? (food and coffee poll)Starbucks4136.61%Pret1715.18%Costa3531.25%Caffe Nero1412.50%EAT.76.25%Greggs3632.14%PAUL10.89%Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 112. You may not vote on this poll
- 06-04-2011 09:53
- 06-04-2011 10:37
I should start by saying I make daily trips to these cafes so I'm in a good position to judge thoroughly lol.
On the whole, EAT is probably my favourite. Their Mango Blast is so amazing, plus they have very imaginative salads and a changing menu. The decor is very cool but they are often crowded due to the relatively cheap coffee that attracts lots of people.
PAUL are my favourites in the summer when they make the most heavenly drink: pistachio macaroon frappe. Nothing comes close to this, and they also have some of the best gourmet sandwiches (the Provencale is one to be reckoned with), though getting hold of them can be a challenge after lunchtime. I do hate their stores, they are cramped and dimly-lit, and the staff can be on the pretentious side so I usually take out my order.
Starbucks is a good 'all-rounder' and their ubiquity means I probably end up visiting them a lot more than others due to convenience and proximity. The wide range of good drinks means it doesn't get boring but their food really could do with an overhaul.
Pret is what I consider food-only. They really don't have any decent drinks but their food more than makes up for it, so I always choose to take away. I like their stores in general but I wish they'd give out more napkins!
Costa have excellent drinks but their food isn't really up to scratch, particularly desserts. I wish they didn't take away their Frescatos during the Christmas season though, it annoys me year after year. I like the fact many of their stores are quite spacious and I often choose Costa when meeting with people leisurely rather than a hurried lunch.
Caffe Nero is an odd one, though it could just be my unlucky experience. They always seem to be running out of the popular beverages and food, but recently their food menu has been majorly improved and I'm thoroughly impressed with the range of choices now offered.
(I've never bought anything from Greggs, nor do I intend to)
There are other less well-known cafes I like, such as Apostrophe, whose juices and breads make them unique and quirky, but on the whole I stick to the more commonplace ones.
- 06-06-2011 14:24
Seeing as how i've only ever been to Greggs to consume something for myself, the answer is obviously, Greggs.
Butterless cobs and walkers crisps with coke, can't be beaten.
From that place, anyway.
- 06-06-2011 14:28
We recently got a Costa in my town. I didn't realise the Iced Caramel Lattes were so yummy.
I heard recenty that Starbucks is on its way out, but I can't believe that.
- 06-06-2011 14:28
Greggs hot food
Cafe Nero chocolate cake
- 06-06-2011 14:29
I'm a Caramel Cream Frappuccino man myself (Always Large)
So Starbucks... Although for food I prefer Eat
- 06-06-2011 21:32
Costa definitely. I like Starbucks and Pret for certain things but Costa are definitely best overall - most things from there I love!
- 07-06-2011 09:57