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I vote the former. They're just *better*.
Also, don't go brightonb on me and answer INDEPENDENT YOU TOPSHOP FUCKS.
I'm not really fussed on espresso-based coffee drinks though, so I'd rather find a nice cafe with a big pot of decent filter.
once or twice.
It was ok, not worth £3. I'd rather pay £4 for a breakfast and mug of tea in a disgusting cafe.
Oui! Dans le cafe!
they're all about the same regarding tea. and the hot chocolate is always lukewarm in starbucks / costa.
hope this helps.
At home I always go to a local one, which is far superior to any other coffee shop ever. Starbucks is definitely the best of those you offer and I do love it.
Just 'no' to coffee shops in general.
It's just a shop with coffee in.
I think I've been in a coffee shop about twice in my life, and they were for meetings that I didn't have a choice over. I don't really understand the proliferation and fascination with them to be honest.
But... if I want to sit down and drink a coffee while out and about, I can... sit... in the coffee.
and a world where 80-90% of pubs now serve coffee, if you really want one. I've never seen a coffee shop with sky sports news or a quiz machine, nor an old Irish drunk.
I prefer pubs, or making my own tea, or whatever. The times I'd ever need to go into a shop to buy a ready-made tea and a cake that I don't really like for a couple of quid are pretty much minimal.
to be fair on myself, it was try and sober myself up a bit before the next round of tequillas.
it didnt work.
the pub is brilliant
I drink coffee at home or work
HMV is an evil corporation
Actually that's not true. People who order coffee in pubs make me cross.
also, from my observations, the coffee machines they have in pubs seemingly take about 10 minutes to produce one cup and the bar staff always just stand there staring at the thing and not serving anyone else.
It's almost as annoying as people who get to a busy bar and then end up buying the world's biggest round for pretty much everyone they know just because the rest of them can't be bothered to queue. They always end it by going "oh, and 4 pints of Guinness please" - twats.
how come you always do that "I..." thing at the start of everyfin?
*thewarn: standing up for the OH! in female hormones since the mid 90s.
Before you go disparaging my manliness any further, just tink about that for a second.
Yeah, feeling a bit daft now, eh?
Hence the erratic spelling?
Would you rather I didn't bother, eh? Would you rather I just gave up?
Yeah, looks like you've got some thinking of your own to do, bucko
'posted from my iPhone'.
See to it, beother.
from your *iPhone*.
but I don't get it.
Coffee shops are shit, I'm on my iPhone, I ventures to the gherkin yesterday to drink at a place called Balls Brothers. If I were to drink a warm beverage, I'd prefer a decaf tea.
There, that is all my cards on the table. I am naked before you, do with me as you will
That is exactly what I meant
I ventures to starbucks cos i likes me tea in a mug
rather than his legs and arms?
and I was equating iPod use with starbucks in terms of general poncification.
However, seeing the cards on the table, I have nothing.
I am going to go back to lambasting you about a spelling mistake.
On the positive side, he's now naked and on record as saying 'do with me as you will', which is all I've ever wanted.
*cracks fingers* Let's do this thing
why the hell did you crack *my* fingers?
Can only assume Balls Beothers is where the skinny decaf tea eunuchs get their bespoke replacement scrotums
Coffee and the chance to buy thermal underwear or some silicon egg cups, rotating on a weekly basis. It was too much for the weak minded English to handle.
I think it's the least pricy, but don't quote me on that.
Mind you, I've got a mate who works in Starbucks, so he can get free packets of coffee. I may take advantage of this.
and a flan.
Pret coffees ARE surprisingly good and a lot cheaper than the three mentioned above.
there's no tall, venti, grande bullshit.
Anyway, I'm going to sound like him now: I don't like any of those three. Perhaps Nero, at a push, but I'll always go for somewhere that knows what they're doing.
Also, I arrived on the boards *just* as terminus flipped out and did the hilarious CALLIN YOU OUT thread, the online equivalent of angrily blowing a snot bubble.
there are PLENTY of indie coffee shops in my 'hood though
keep it real
Q: what's the costa coffee?
A: about £2 mate!!!!!
Let me know what you think, yeah?
we should focus group this joke
A: Cafe Nero/NERD!
A: oh beother HERE WE GO AGAIN (I tink)
They're the original. The old faithful. Out of the pretenders, NERD is the next one I'd choose. If the only other option was Costa, I'd pass.
Stick to Nescafé, son.
I bet you think McDonald's 'IS TASTELESS RUBBER CRAPPPPP!!!!' don't you?
Starbucks coffee is something I've had many times and it's just bad tasting stuff. Fuck knows where they source it from or maybe they just hire incompetent staff.
I don't expect coffee from there, I expect my sugar rush.
It's like how I'd assume the Sirius Cybernetics Division's version of coffee would taste like.
apparently starbucks is SO last tuesday.
nero for actual coffee
Nothing better than Starbucks for a mocha/lard hit, but for some reason their espresso tastes like ashtray. Nero is awesome.
Currently drinking a cappucino from Maccas and it is PRETTY TASTY. Whoda thunk@
And people moving outside of a set paradigm frazzles my circuits when I'm techy.
Tell Hattie Lucien sent you and you'll get 40% off your bran-flavoured brancakes
Because although I'm suddenly doubting myself, I refuse to be made a fool of again.
Very nice Lady Grey tea, actually.
for the sole reason that I didn't have to admit I made that spelling mistake Theo? I feel like we're going in a loop here. Hattie Estrogen is as fictional as Boba Fett, the yeti, or your dignity
1. Buy one of their cards and you get wi-fi in most of their shops.
2. You can get a large chav coffee with a free refill for very little money. This will make you feel like your heart is going to burst. If this is a thing that interests you then you should definitely do this thing
I will do this thing
expensive thread ever!
Gingerbread lattes are fucking ace.
I like them so much I bought some of the syrup they use to make them so I can do my own at home, they're never as good though.
the coffee is good plus they do excellent milkshakes and freshly squeezed orange juice.
Out of those three probably Nero.
but i usually go to g&ds or the missing bean because i'm in oxford and those places are nicer than the chain places.
wherethefuck did this get bumped from?
of the missing bean, where is it? I've been put off G&D's ever since they gave me a mouldy bagel a few years ago.
just south of market street, opposite lincoln college.
it is pretty awesome. it reminds me of the coffee shops you find in nyc. really good coffee, and just generally really well made drinks. and they have loyalty cards that only need you to buy eight drinks to get one free.
i used to like the Boston Tea Party on Park Street in Bristol. i'm sounding a bit brightonb here aren't i?
it's just not the same.
the way to Oxford a few weeks ago....not a proper one, just a little in-store counter effort.
Hope they expand here properly, they'd kill off all the opposition.
they stocked it at the petrol station i worked at, so it's bad memories.
nicked a lot of the donuts though, they were pretty good.
I've read this. All I want now is a large pot of tea. Thanks guyz.