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Several cafes in western England. Serving quality arabica coffee and expert blended tea.

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      09.01.2009 16:44
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      fab place to try out if you've never been!

      I used to work in Boston Tea Party in Bristol. Before that I loved it, but I suppose when you have too much of a good thing, it's possible that you can begin to hate it. This particular branch is huge, there is a big multi levelled garden and two floors inside where you can enjoy such a large range of coffee and teas. The staff who make the coffee have really been well trained and you aren't getting any rubbish at all. They do not let any incompetent people near those machines! As for the teas, there is such a variety, there is certainly something for everyone. Even I, who hates tea, found something I liked. There is such a big range of homemade cakes, biscuits and tarts that you will also find something to go with your drinks. They are really sickly, but so good! If you want something more substantial you can get warm food such as a burger or panini and this is all quite reasonably priced and freshly prepared (I should know!). The staff at Boston Tea Party change quite a lot but they always remain friendly, polite and helpful. They are also very quick at operating the tills which is a must because the place is absolutely swarming at lunchtimes. The tables sometimes remain unclear for great lengths of time when it's busy because they can be understaffed. The toilets could also do with a more thorough clean at times. All in all it's a good place for some lunch, a snack or just a up of tea but probably not a main meal.

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      09.01.2009 16:40
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      Shame it's only in the West.

      Boston Tea Party is a small chain of family owned cafes in the West of England. There are three in Bristol, one in Bath and a couple of others. Boston Tea Party rises above such commercialised chains as Starbucks and Costa in that everything is of such a high quality. You enter the cafe and you have a reasonable selection of coffees and teas to choose from, along with your usual latte, mocha and cappucino friends. There's also a small selection of fresh juices and cold drinks available. The prices are all good value, cheaper than Starbucks but ten times better. Boston Tea Party cafes are all also fully licensed with a small selection of beers and lagers to choose from, some locally produced. The food is what makes Boston Tea Party stand out. The food is all made from locally sourced ingredients (as far as possible) and freshly made on the premises. Many of the sweet treats are baked in store, and the sandwiches are made fresh. The food is all delicious too. The cake portions are huge, and the caramel slices are AMAZING, with at least 1cm of caramel and a huge layer of chocolate too! Good value for money. The sandwiches and meals are a little more pricey, but the quality of them means i'm more likely to justify a £3 sandwich here than I would in Starbucks. The service in Boston Tea Party cafes is always good, and staff are always friendly. When busy they can be a little slow at clearing tables, but they're never left for too long. The toilets are clean, and in the Park St. Cafe there's a delightful garden area which is lovely in the summer months! All in all, great quality at a fair price.

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