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

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

  1. editor

    editor hiraethified

    How disappointing.
     
  2. London_Calling

    London_Calling Pleasant and unpatronising

    It'll look nicer when they finish the pointing.

    I know it's a bit sad but I quite like upstairs at Morleys...
     
  3. paolo

    paolo Well-Known Member

    Brickwork looks nice.
     
  4. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

  5. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    That's the only reason I'm going to go and visit
     
  6. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Lots of different style and colour chairs. All looks a bit mish-mashy to me
     
  7. paolo

    paolo Well-Known Member

    It's de-rigeur for 'casual environments' these days. Born out of the early days of venues being kitted out by young start ups, using a rag tag of second hand furniture. The look was, originally, the polar opposite of corporate. Of course, like all these kind of things, it's been coopted by corporates wanting to be cool.
     
  8. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    I see.

    Still don't like it
     
  9. paolo

    paolo Well-Known Member

    This either makes you pre-cool, or post-cool. :)
     
  10. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    hm, which is best? :hmm:
     
  11. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    I am.
     
  12. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    There's one way to find out - FIGHT! :D
     
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  13. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Who do I have to fight? :hmm:
     
  14. Ms Ordinary

    Ms Ordinary randompointlesschemistry

    I've just read the words on the hoarding for the first time:
    "Saving the world from mediocre coffee" Really :rolleyes:.
     
  15. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    I'd say not, myself. :D
     
  16. Frumious B.

    Frumious B. Well-Known Member

    I had a flat white there yesterday. It was OK, just. I like the brickwork and the comfy chairs, but I felt very cut off from Brixton. I suppose that could be just what you need if you want some peace and quiet.
     
  17. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I took a look inside. It's massive!
     
  18. paolo

    paolo Well-Known Member

    One of my pet hates about Costa coffee - there's no end of vacuous marketing lines on everything. In the windows, on the shelves, seems like it's everywhere.

    One I remember: "Real Coffee. Real Food. Real People."

    Real People :confused: wtf does that mean?
     
  19. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    What's real food then? Muffins, flapjacks and a few rolls :hmm:
     
  20. paolo

    paolo Well-Known Member

    Meaningless isn't it?
     
  21. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Yep and expensive
     
  22. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I meant to add, "massive and a bit soul destroying." The lack of windows, curious two tier arrangement and regimented rows of chairs and tables gives it all the ambience of an airport waiting lounge.
     
  23. editor

    editor hiraethified

    There's more:
    "Making a cup of coffee is an art"
    "Some things are worth waiting for"
     
  24. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    They are not worth waiting for.:mad:

    I'd rather have an instant coffee when I'm in a rush than wait impatiently while they do all their faffing about
     
  25. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Worth waiting for. Sounds like Guinness
     
  26. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    It is a Guinness one, isn't it? Or have they nicked it?

    My sister in law works at Costa and you will be unsurprised to learn that they are not the best employers out there. Maybe that's just her particular shop/branch/whatever it is.
     
  27. DietCokeGirl

    DietCokeGirl All lost in the supermarket

    To be fair, no more pricey than Federation Coffee. Anything over 70p and yer 'aving a laugh.
     
  28. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Well I've never had a Federation Coffee.:D I only drink coffee in hospital and KCH has Costa
     
  29. felixgolightly

    felixgolightly Well-Known Member

    Don't do it, no amount of fine brickwork is worth such dreadful coffee.
     
  30. editor

    editor hiraethified

    You're inevitably having a shit cup of coffee for under 70p too.
     

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