Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Mar 15, 2011.
It'll look nicer when they finish the pointing.
I know it's a bit sad but I quite like upstairs at Morleys...
Brickwork looks nice.
Oh, kiddie chairs. How lovely
That's the only reason I'm going to go and visit
Lots of different style and colour chairs. All looks a bit mish-mashy to me
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.
Still don't like it
This either makes you pre-cool, or post-cool.
hm, which is best?
There's one way to find out - FIGHT!
Who do I have to fight?
I've just read the words on the hoarding for the first time:
"Saving the world from mediocre coffee" Really .
I'd say not, myself.
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.
I took a look inside. It's massive!
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 wtf does that mean?
What's real food then? Muffins, flapjacks and a few rolls
Meaningless isn't it?
Yep and expensive
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.
"Making a cup of coffee is an art"
"Some things are worth waiting for"
They are not worth waiting for.
I'd rather have an instant coffee when I'm in a rush than wait impatiently while they do all their faffing about
Worth waiting for. Sounds like Guinness
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.
To be fair, no more pricey than Federation Coffee. Anything over 70p and yer 'aving a laugh.
Well I've never had a Federation Coffee. I only drink coffee in hospital and KCH has Costa
Don't do it, no amount of fine brickwork is worth such dreadful coffee.
You're inevitably having a shit cup of coffee for under 70p too.
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