On 27 Jan 2016 at 12:07am IMEYOU wrote:
A little birdy has told me that in about six weeks time there will be a new Costa Coffee outlet in the town residing at the Lewes Railway Station where the old newsagents and flower shop used to be "Costa Lewes" Dont be surprised either that at around the same time, the Runaway Cafe will undergo a metamorphosis into a WA Smoths, Morks and Smacks or similar!
On 27 Jan 2016 at 12:48am Border Control wrote:
Hurrah ! The 21st century a'coming to Lewes !!
On 27 Jan 2016 at 6:33am Realist wrote:
@BC, what do you mean? There are already 2 Costa bombers in town + numerous other shops selling coffee, possibly outnumbering the twine shops.
On 27 Jan 2016 at 8:17am Mrs Twine wrote:
I don't mind. They let me sit in there and construct my twine products.
On 27 Jan 2016 at 9:49am Border Control wrote:
Coffee IS the new twine !
Good to see yah Mrs T ! Xx
On 27 Jan 2016 at 9:54am Earl of Lewes wrote:
If having a town full of clone cafes owned by corporations is the 21st century, you're welcome to it.
On 27 Jan 2016 at 9:59am sylvia wrote:
The Runaway have continued to serve disgusting quality coffee, despite all the promises when their closure was threatened, it has not changed. Any other option, Costa or a local business serving acceptable coffee, not dishwater, near the station would be better.
On 27 Jan 2016 at 10:07am MrPointment wrote:
Still don't understand why people don't use the independent coffee shops more - quieter, cheaper, better coffee, better service & not supporting tax-evading corporations.
On 27 Jan 2016 at 10:28am Bongo wrote:
I've noticed that Costa Coffee never wash the filter thing before reloading it with a fresh lot for the next customer. I've always wondered why their coffee tastes on the rank side. It tastes more of stale stewed coffee than fresh. If they gave the filter thing a swish in boiling water before preparing the next one, it will taste a whole lot better.
On 27 Jan 2016 at 10:41am Observer wrote:
They do use independent coffee shops - they seem to be quite busy. They do serve better coffee (the stuff at Costa and at Nero is pretty awful). However, they're not usually open at 7am nor do they always have wifi or are they always kid-friendly. The new place near the Lansdown, Ground, said it would be open early but isn't, although it does do very good coffee (it's an offshoot of its bigger shop in Kemptown).
I might use this however - I do need a latte first thing and the filter coffee muck at the Runaway, for all the place's other charms, just doesn't cut the mustard. And I'm not a tea person.
On 27 Jan 2016 at 10:43am Observer wrote:
"The 21st century a'coming to Lewes !!"
The 20th century more like it. In London, at least, Costa, Nero and Starbucks are in decline, and they are worried about the rise of smaller companies that do better coffee.
Where is this mythical twine shop? I haven't yet found it. Is there more than one?
On 27 Jan 2016 at 11:02am Tom wrote:
Costa is Whitbread. Whitbread also owns Premier Inn. Seems like Whitbread are taking over Lewes. They've got Premier Inn and 2 Costas so far.
Yes, support your local businesses and get better quality coffee. Your money goes to local people rather than a corporate.
On 27 Jan 2016 at 11:41am Historian wrote:
Cafe Nero hasnt paid any corporation tax in the UK for many years.
On 27 Jan 2016 at 11:43am Historian wrote:
Check out Neros history here, if you can.
Check it out here »
On 27 Jan 2016 at 12:05pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I don't know how early they open, but Daisy's, opposite the station, do nice coffee AND nice sandwiches, and you always get a good bit of banter with the people in there.
It's a shame they didn't expand into the empty shop.
On 27 Jan 2016 at 12:53pm Crema wrote:
I would like to see the 'Small batch coffee company' have a go.
On 27 Jan 2016 at 1:03pm Lewes Fella wrote:
"I need a latte in the morning". Really, Observer? I think you mean "like".
On 27 Jan 2016 at 1:56pm Crema wrote:
If you're gonna have a coffee, have a proper one for goodness sake. Why do people bother with a skinny, single shot, de-caf, latte?
On 27 Jan 2016 at 2:04pm Evil Edna wrote:
Maybe, Crema, it's because that's what people enjoy. Wouldn't life be tediously boring if we all had the same taste as you.
On 27 Jan 2016 at 2:57pm Toff wrote:
judging by the down and outs that sit outside the one in the precinct, we do not need another one..
On 27 Jan 2016 at 3:32pm Egon wrote:
Small batch would be brilliant, but we do have places including: Ground Coffee, Flint owl, The Patisserie and Le Magasin to name just a few who serve really good coffee.
Always amazes me how many independant shop keepers including traders at the farmers market will walk past the many independant coffee outlets to get a discusting costa coffee. And while we're talking coffee how awful is the free coffee in Waitrose??
On 27 Jan 2016 at 4:28pm Crema wrote:
Evil Edna, do you drink non alcoholic beer?
On 27 Jan 2016 at 5:27pm Clifford wrote:
What I've never understood is why so many people need to spend their time walking round clutching a paper cup of coffee. The power of advertising? And those poor souls who still go round hanging onto a bottle of water.
On 27 Jan 2016 at 5:30pm Crema wrote:
Oh yes, water. How have I survived nearly 60 yrs without my bottle of water?
On 27 Jan 2016 at 5:37pm Egon wrote:
You need water to help stop dehydration after drinking too much coffee!
On 27 Jan 2016 at 5:58pm Sussex Jim wrote:
I drink my coffee with my breakfast, before leaving home. You won't see me buying one in a shop- or walking around with a water bottle in one hand and a mobile in the other.
On 27 Jan 2016 at 6:17pm Redballs wrote:
I take my water as it should be with added hops!
And yes I do pay tax on it.
On 27 Jan 2016 at 8:28pm Penguin wrote:
There are actually l three Costas in town already Realist; Cliffe Precinct, Tescos and Esso garage.
On 28 Jan 2016 at 12:04am IMEYOU wrote:
On 28 Jan 2016 at 5:03pm Penguin wrote:
Excellent, got two thumbs down for my last post! I am so glad that at least two people reading it were stupid enough to be offended by me listing the whereabouts of Costa coffee outlets in the town.
On 28 Jan 2016 at 7:23pm Ali wrote:
@Penguin - Yes, why do people do this? I've noticed the most uncontroversial and helpful comments get a thumbs down, it doesn't make sense. I'll probably get a load now for saying this.
On 28 Jan 2016 at 11:52pm Realist wrote:
@penguin. I didn't count the esso garage as its closed, so Costa are going there. As stated before, a Whitbread takeover, what a shame for the town
On 29 Jan 2016 at 4:06pm Penguin wrote:
Yes, they have been there for years, it's easy to forget!
On 30 Jan 2016 at 2:13pm Actually wrote:
The Costa in Tesco is almost certainly run by Compass Group rather than Whitbread. Also even if it was Whitbread, with three businesses in town that's hardly a takeover is it, Harveys own significantly more than that for example and if you don't like Costa coffee or Premier Inns, nobody is forcing you to frequent them.
On 31 Jan 2016 at 12:32am IMEYOU wrote:
Just thought I would say "That the best coffee I have ever tasted has been in the back of the beyond villages of Cuba and Sicily" and I am a traditional tea drinker!
On 12 Apr 2016 at 9:12pm Shalewes wrote:
Lewes Costa toilets are totally discusting