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Cheap cafe list

edited 25 October 2013 at 1:12PM in England
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edited 25 October 2013 at 1:12PM in England
I travel around Blighty town centres and I would like to know where I can get a coffee for about £1. I'm talking sit-down not take-away only.

For example, Tropical Twister in Luton Market do a mug (or can) for 50p! (last time I went).

Please highlight the town, preferably link to location.

Thanks.
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  • are there any specific towns or areas you travel to?
  • NJANJA Forumite
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    onlyluci wrote: »
    are there any specific towns or areas you travel to?
    No, it would be nice to have a directory, if not for me for friends/others.
  • EenymeenyEenymeeny Forumite
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    Good idea! I'd be interested in this too, along with info about any parking nearby please.
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    Eenymeeny wrote: »
    Good idea! I'd be interested in this too, along with info about any parking nearby please.
    I normally look for the nearest supermarket (Thompson Local website will advise). They usually give you 2 hours free (1 in bigger cities) + you can grab some food and/or get cheaper petrol ... in fact their cafes are ofter cheaper, though I had a bad experience in ASDA, I wanted strong tea and the guy said he would have to charge me twice for another tea bag. I started taking my own supply!

    Come on people, let's have some cafe's!
  • db21111db21111 Forumite
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    Filter Coffee..99p at Pret a Manger. It's a chain so I'd expect the same price and quality all over.
  • 27col27col Forumite
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    Wetherspoons filter coffee at £1.29 includes free refills until 2pm.
    I can afford anything that I want.
    Just so long as I don't want much.
  • Savvy_SueSavvy_Sue Forumite
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    Bristol: St Nick's market, the one in the corner of the indoor market rather than the posher 'foodie' bits in the arcades.

    Further out, Rajani's ...
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    edited 5 November 2013 at 1:19AM
    The free drinks for Waitrose clubcard holders has caused a hoo-ha in Nailsea (near Bristol) as local cafes are losing so much business. (I can't link to web pages but a search will bring them to you)
    I'm not too upset as they were probably over-charging. Hopefully competition will bring down the cost to where it should be, about £1.20 for a large, not this £2.40 nonsense. Cafes can do what they should do and make speciality cakes and foods.

    My nearest (Berkhamsted) had run our of temporary cards and the cafe was packed ... it could be a victim of it's own success. The cafe has the ambiance of a school canteen, it seems the less well-heeled people of Berko would rather have that if they can save a couple of quid.
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    NJA wrote: »
    The free drinks for Waitrose clubcard holders has caused a hoo-ha in Nailsea (near Bristol) as local cafes are losing so much business. (I can't link to web pages but a search will bring them to you)
    y

    the local coffee shop opposite our Waitrose is now booming - Waitrose now gets so packed with lengthy queues & longer waits, a lot of people pop over to the coffee shop to get a seat without the wait. And, the noise level can be a lot lower too :)


    I often find that Churches have a coffee shop/cafe attached with very reasonably priced drinks and fresh food.
  • BigglesBiggles Forumite
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    Chris25 wrote: »
    Waitrose now gets so packed with lengthy queues & longer waits
    Yes, I've given up using my local Waitrose for free coffee. The queue is never that long, and they appear to have plenty of staff. But despite that, they take sooo long to serve them that the wait takes ages. No end of people start queuing, then give up when they find it isn't moving.

    I had it down to the local (Ipswich) management, but it sounds as though it might be widespread.
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