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Excellent coffee and lunch.
Pret a Manger
Member Name: hypno06
Pret a Manger
Advantages: Fantastic Soups, Salads, and Sandwiches
Disadvantages: Pricey if you get in the habit of going every day.
Pret a Manger has, in my opinion, a better range of food than most coffee shop chains. Whether you are looking for sandwiches and baguettes, sushi or salad, you will find a veritable symphony of flavours at Pret! There are things available for vegetarians, slimmers, and those who can't (or don't want to) eat bread for whatever reason! If you want something hot, they do a range of hot wraps, and savoury pastries. Best of all though, are their soups - healthy, filling and made with fresh ingredients, there are always two soups on offer, one of which is suitable for vegetarians. On a winter's day, or if you are mighty hungry, it just can't be beaten!
One thing that stands out at Pret is the fact that their stocks change according to the time of day, so you know that if you go in at breakfast time, there will be items there suitable for breakfast, such as porridge and croissants. If you go at lunchtime you will have a larger range of more substantial foods.
If you have a sweet tooth, there are cakes and sweet pastries, if you are more of a savoury person, pick up a packet of vegetable crisps. For those being "good" they have fresh fruit too.....
Seating at Pret is comfortable and I have always been impressed with the number of staff keeping tables clean and shelves well stocked.
And of course there is the range of coffees - this is a simple range, without the "fancy elements" of Starbucks, but the coffee here is strong, tasty, and well priced. It is hard to fault.
Whether you want to sit in and have a leisurely coffee or lunch with friends, or if you are in a rush and need to take lunch back to the office, Pret will have something for you. And if they haven't got what you want, they will do their best to make it for you. I would recommend this chain to anyone.....
Summary: A really good range of food and coffees at reasonable prices when compared to other chains.