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Member Name: karenroach
Advantages: Cosmopolitan place to meet friends
Disadvantages: Can be cramped and not very family friendly
Costa's Coffee houses can be found in most high streets. At one time, tea was the nations favourite beverage, and teahouses were the places of choice where weary shoppers would rest their feet and take refreshments. Owing to the experiences that more and more people had on their holidays abroad, coffee houses started to become popular in Britain and they even overtook the teahouses in popularity.
Costa's coffee was one of a small handful of coffee house chains. Costa's do coffee really well, the selection of coffees on offer will satisfy most palates, South American and East African coffee beans made into creamy Lattes, Macciatos and Ice cool Frescatos. They also do a range of tasty snacks, but no full meals.
When you go in to Costa's, you will find a mixture of seating, solid wooden tables and chairs as well as some comfortable sofas scattered about the premises. Most of these will already be occupied. The décor will be maroons, creams and browns, which make the premises, seem a bit dark and cramped. Adding to the cramped feeling will be the inevitable queue snaking between the tables.
Not all Costa's will have adequate toilet and baby changing facilities for the number of customers, particularly when they are in a larger shopping complex. This can be difficult if you have children with you. Costa's is a good place for shoppers, students and business people to use during their breaks, and this is who you will generally find there. The whole place will be buzzing with conversation, giving it a cosmopolitan feel.
Summary: They drink an awful lotta coffee in England