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Late Night Coffee
Member Name: mattheconsumer
Date: 01/10/09, updated on 01/10/09 (364 review reads)
Advantages: Good Price, Late hours
Disadvantages: A bit slow
In order to accumulate more nectar points I have started shopping at Sainsburys more often, where last weekend I discovered the Sainsburys cafe. Not being sure how long my free 1 hr parking had until expiry and not wanting want to carry shopping to the nearby Costa, I decided to get a latte there.
The latte was comparabe to the main players and a large latte or cappucino cost £1.85 and this was the same size as a medium from Costa and thus represents a 50p saving. Furthermore they give you every 6th coffee free. That means every 5 coffees and the 6th one free would represent a saving of £4.85 compared to 6 medium sized costa lattes or cappucinos.
The cafe itself was nice and clean and had a selection of sandwiches and cakes like other cafes and presumably slightly better priced than the big high street brands, though I did not look too closely at these as I simply wanted my coffee fix.
Ther service was friendly and you can collect nectar points there. A big plus is that they tend to be open later during the week and on weekends than other high street cafes (in my case until 20:00 Mon-Fri). The only downside is they do seem to take a bit longer to make your coffee, at least this has been my experience on the few occasions I have been.
If like me you spend too much on high street coffee and are looking for a way to cut back then this is a great alternative and combined with later opening hours this outlet has a lot going for it. Sadly there isnt one of these anywhere near where I work.
Summary: Decent Coffee and Better Value than Costa Starbucks Pret etc.