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Costa coffee opening at the old Homelook 460 Brixton Road, SW9

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I think the increased popularity of coffee shops has a bit to do with the growth of freelancers and people able to work at home. If I'm stuck on a writing job, I often go out for a coffee and carry on working in the cafe.
  2. magneze

    magneze mnemonic beef

    You can never have enough pie shops. Fact.
  3. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Depends how much the pies cost!
  4. kyser_soze

    kyser_soze Hawking's Angry Eyebrow

    It's probably worth pointing out that Britain used to have loads of coffee houses, and drink more coffee, than tea, so this is a kind of return to an old pattern of consumption.
  5. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

  6. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Waits for "Go back to Vauxhall. Artfag coffee house. Bring back Homelook" graffiti to be scrawled inside the cafe's toilet.

    *look suspiciously at Onket when it appears
  7. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]


    I honestly wasn't the person who did that. I just took a photo!
  8. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    Sure you did. Sure.
  9. wtfftw

    wtfftw Well-Known Member

    Didn't coffee shops used to be revolutionary hubs? You know, like back in history wot i never studied.
  10. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    For the record-


    Not even my handwriting. :p
  11. wtfftw

    wtfftw Well-Known Member

    The Goose? :D
  12. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]


    And is that a willy at the bottom of the pic?
  13. wtfftw

    wtfftw Well-Known Member

    I hope not. Doesn't look good.
  14. wtfftw

    wtfftw Well-Known Member

    Goose did nice veggie burgers I spose.
  15. miss minnie

    miss minnie Well-Known Member

    Its a USB flash stick no doubt filled with arty-faggy mp3s.
  16. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    More proof- Doesn't look like my willy or my USB flash stick.
  17. magneze

    magneze mnemonic beef

    Looks like a fountain pen.
  18. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    Doesn't look like my fountain pen either.
  19. timmu

    timmu Member

    Well I'll still go to opus or goodbench, but it has to be better than another fried chicken shop...
  20. fortyplus

    fortyplus smug git

    Every time I've had a costa coffee recently (mostly from motorway services) it has been like dishwater, only more bitter and less aromatic.
  21. ash

    ash Inittogether

    Interesting that Coffee shops used to be popular business meeting places (Samuel Pepys era). There were loads of deals struck and businesses started in the many coffee shops in London. It seems (as has already been mentioned) that we have done a full circle with all the freelancers working from and having meetings, interviews etc in coffee shops.
  22. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    Does it taste like a relentless drive to maximise shareholder profits by reducing costs?
  23. IC3D

    IC3D Post Mid Arc

    Big New Costa coming to Turnpike Lane too and they have stripped it back to the brickwork, I wonder when they'll plaster them up again. Not to bothered as it was a Burger King and Wood Green is basically a soulless dump.
  24. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  25. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    Oh cock...
  26. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp

    So by reporting the problem you have effectively become the problem?
  27. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Not if I'm only going to small independent coffee shops, no.
  28. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp

    I see :hmm:

    Shame to see Costa arrive (personally) but not that surprising.
  29. Chilavert

    Chilavert Undermining strikes :-(

    Yes! Another coffee shop.
  30. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    Better than a boarded up bird poo collector.

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