On 6 Mar 2013 at 3:27pm Local Commuter wrote:
Have any changes been made to the Runaway Cafe since their reprieve? I stumbled across a Flying Coffee Bean at Haywards Heath Station this morning and had a perfectly crafted Cappucino and a Pastry. The shop was spotless, the service was polite. I think Lewes has missed a great opportunity.
On 6 Mar 2013 at 3:41pm brixtonbelle wrote:
I understand they have extended the menu and now serve more coffee varieties from a proper espresso machine. Why not try them. I think their facebook page details changes
On 6 Mar 2013 at 4:37pm tea for two wrote:
no change just prolonging the inevatable bring on costa
On 6 Mar 2013 at 5:00pm Coffee Drinker wrote:
I had a coffee and a bacon sandwich there this weekend just gone. Both were remarkably good and when it comes to coffee there aren't many places that live up to my expectation. The young lad who served me was very polite and helpful and appreciated that I had a train to catch and couldn't hang around all day. So no complaints.
I agree it was a missed opportunity for Lewes - it would have been good to have a decent cup of coffee in the mornings.
On 6 Mar 2013 at 7:16pm Frank wrote:
I popped in runaway other day. ! Total waste of time ,I agree Lewes missed out big time
On 6 Mar 2013 at 8:00pm Goat wrote:
Time for this establishment to be out out its misery, poor
On 6 Mar 2013 at 8:15pm Anonymous hater wrote:
If I'm honest I'd like to push a few coffee 'connoisseurs' under a train. Really, you're so affected. Who do you think you're impressing? It's embarrassing.
Thanks for listening x
On 6 Mar 2013 at 8:35pm Goat wrote:
The coffee tastes like the bottom of the Ouse in that place, should be re named the shut away!
On 6 Mar 2013 at 9:11pm Morning coffee wrote:
There is nothing wrong with liking good coffee. The cafe at the station serves dish water - please can it change
On 6 Mar 2013 at 9:43pm Coffee Drinker wrote:
And the tea is nicely stewed and cold.
On 7 Mar 2013 at 12:48am Independent Thinker wrote:
Speaking of registration, who wants to bet that "Coffee Drinker", "Morning Coffee", "Goat", "Frank", "Tea for Two" and "Local Commuter", pretty much all brand new names on here, are the same person trying to show a "groundswell of opinion" for their view? Maybe I'm wrong, but without registration you simply don't know when one person is waging a personal vendetta, or there really is widespread concern about an issue.
On 7 Mar 2013 at 1:11am M. Al Fayed wrote:
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On 7 Mar 2013 at 7:23am Frank wrote:
Independent thinker ! I've been on here for a long time ,born and breed Lewes person , are you ?
On 7 Mar 2013 at 8:07am Goat wrote:
How dare you say i have never been on here, im king goat and i hate the coffee at the runaway
On 7 Mar 2013 at 8:25am Blip wrote:
Goat, shouldn't you be under the bridge with the other trolls?
On 7 Mar 2013 at 8:37am Local Commuter wrote:
Independent Thinker, please don't insult me. I am me, and only me! I have used the Runaway on and off for years - it served a purpose but nothing more. I genuinely stumbled across the Flying Coffee Bean at Haywards Heath and was pleasantly surprised. It is nothing like the outlet they have on Brighton Station which others may have been judging them against.
On 7 Mar 2013 at 8:59am Paul wrote:
The only change I have seen is new garish takeaway cups. Poor coffee but don't buy if you don't want.
On 7 Mar 2013 at 1:27pm goat wrote:
I had better drink options under the bridge when i was their, mind you at the runaway they did put it in a dog bowl for me as i couldnt sit up to the table.
On 7 Mar 2013 at 1:36pm Coffee Drinker wrote:
Personal vendatta is a very harsh accusation! In reality I like coffee, I like decent coffee (which isn't a crime) and from the comments above the runaway didn't even have a coffee machine until recently -which proves my point, their coffee was rubbish when I had it - it may have improved, I don't know, but judging from other comments it hasn't. Therefore I won't be wasting my cash until I hear otherwise.
Of course this is all subjective as everyone has differing tastes but seriously the last time I checked criticism about lack of quality wasn't termed a personal vendetta.
For example I recently bought some sports gels on Amazon ‚?? a pack of 12. When they arrived they were one week away from their expiry date and you could tell. I complained. Was it personal? No. Did I have a vendetta? No. The seller contacted me, offered me a full refund, which I accepted.
On 7 Mar 2013 at 3:21pm Independent Thinker wrote:
So it's just coincidence that "Tea for Two", "Frank". "Morning Coffee" and "Goat" all have the same distinctive writing style and use of punctuation? Obviously there's at least one real person who doesn't like the Runaway posting here, which of course is fair enough. But whether it's one, two or five is anyone's guess. And if the same person is using multiple names to try to damage a local business, there's probably a better term than personal vendetta, but I can't think of one at the moment.
On 7 Mar 2013 at 4:40pm Curious wrote:
What, pray, are sports gels?
On 7 Mar 2013 at 5:33pm goat wrote:
Im goat, only one of me. Also i stink
On 7 Mar 2013 at 6:43pm hasbean wrote:
If the silly negative comments about the coffee are as accurate as the one about the tea, then they can be ignored. I am no fan, or enemy of the Runaway. it is a perfectly Ok place which has it's plus-es and minus-es. The one thing I can guarantee has not changed in years is that it does sell, and always has sold, hot, strong(not stewed)tea.
If you think it is too strong, or cold, they will change it. Simple as that.
Given the nature of the insane posts about something so trivial, I would actually suggest drinking less coffee anyway.
On 8 Mar 2013 at 5:28pm Morning Coffee wrote:
IT I am very flattered to know I have a writing style, but I can safely say I am one person with my view which is that Sation cafes should be treated a little different from other coffee/tea shops as there is no choice when waiting for a train. I happen to like fresh, well made coffee.
On 8 Mar 2013 at 11:57pm Curious wrote:
Any update on 'sports gels' please?
On 11 Mar 2013 at 11:57am John wrote:
The thing that annoyed me most hen daily commuting to Lewes was the fact it closed so early. When trains were delayed and cancelled there was nowhere to go to have a warm drink and something to eat while waiting for updates on trains. Bring on a Costa,
On 11 Mar 2013 at 3:10pm Ziggy wrote:
I went in there on Friday in light of this thread. And received a lovely freshly ground de-caff coffee. It was really tasty! A little slow but tasty. They are not a big corporate so we should be a little patient.
On 11 Mar 2013 at 5:02pm Blip wrote:
Curious: does it mean "gels who love sport"?
On 13 Mar 2013 at 11:23am brixtonbelle wrote:
Curious - a quick google will reveal that sports gels appear to be energy 'drinks' / fuel used by competitors in marathons, long distance cycling/ running, rather than eat stodgy foods. They come prepacked and are used every 20-30 mins during a race followed by a few glugs of water to refuel/ hydrate.
I know - you were hoping they were girls who like sport.