No it's not an indie, yes it's a chain, no I don't normally go to places like this but yes I'd recommend it. If you are shopping in Acocks Green grabbing a decent coffee is quite limiting. I wouldn't visit here regularly unless it was very good and it is.
This is mainly because it is run as a franchise and the owner and staff are super friendly, care about their customers and are an active part of the Acocks Green town centre.
The coffee is normally excellent and if you are lucky enough to grab one of the comfy seats at the front of the store you can easily while away half an hour or so. They always have the daily newspapers to read. The shop is kept extremely clean.
They also have regular events for teenagers (Chill) one Friday evening a month.
This branch of Costa is situated in the main shopping centre of Acocks Green. There is street parking a short distance away, and a private paying car park behind this row of shops.
Of all the coffee chains, Costa is my preferred one, primarily because the coffee is reliably good and the cappuccinos taste like real coffee instead of burnt milk. The hot chocolate is a great warmer on a wintery day.
In addition to the drinks, Costa offers some lovely cakes and biscuits (the little selection box of biscuits sometimes manages to make its way home). Lunchtime sandwiches include some good toasted options such as roasted vegetables with mozarella.
This branch of Costa is often crowded, and there are extra tables outside: great in the summer, and also good for cooling your coffee in winter, so you can go and carry on shopping! The staff here are friendly and helpful, which may explain why the place is so crowded most of the time.
costa coffee is fantastic!! it can be quite expensive!! but i think you pay for better quality!! all the staff here were very friendly and helpful!! great place to sit and catch your breath for 5 mins after you have been shopping!!
I recently fell over in the toilet here which is supposed to be a disabled toilet, however it doesnt meet the DDA guidelines on disabled access and hence I was left for 20 minutes lying on the floor unable to reach the inadequate emergency chord which was tied up out of reach. Access Auditing have been informed.
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