So you need to wait for your train's platform to be displayed. You're the smart traveler who gets there early and wants to relax. Walk upstairs and get a coffee from Giraffe and sit and people watch while keeping your eye on the display.
I want to give this place a 2 because of the weirdness of my visit, but the burrito was pretty damn good and the espresso rocked, so fine: 3.
I arrived a few minutes after it was supposed to have opened (7:30 am) and was informed that they weren't open yet, but that I could have a seat. Saw someone ordering at the counter a few minutes later, so I walked back up, but they were only serving coffee, not food. This is King's Cross, guys. You can get coffee at about 10 different places. I want food, guys.
They finally started serving food, and even though multiple workers knew that I was trying to eat, no on came by to let me know that they were serving yet, so I finally realized and went up to order. Got the brekkie burrito with chorizo (British chorizo is not the same as American, btw) and a macchiato. This super loud guy that cursed like a sailor made my coffee, which was quite good. Got the burrito, which was quite big, and it was enjoyable.
If it's open, then try it out, but if it's early, don't bother. Not a fun way to start your day (though I had just visited Platform 9 3/4!).
A "Giraffe-stop" in Kings Cross station.
I had a bbq hot dog (cant remember the menu name!) which was tasty given it was slathered with pulled pork and bbq sauce, though I dont think I would get it again.
Mrs K ordered the SofD which she really didnt like and unfortuantely her sandwich was fridge cold and then microwaved when I asked for it to be put in the grill so heat it up a bit (it was 10 degrees outside!) making it fall apart.
Generally, not as a good experience as you'd get from a normal Giraffe.
This Giraffe is a "Giraffe Stop" - a quick-service take on the usual Giraffe brand. You order at the counter and take a number to your table.
We stopped in for some quick breakfast before our train journey. My bacon was so salty that it tasted of brine. So disappointing. For a simple cooked breakfast to have a large aspect of it to be inedible isn't nice. However, the juice was up to the usual great Giraffe standard. I *love* their fresh blended juices. Sadly, no fun giraffe-shaped stirrers at the train station. Decent service and they did keep things moving steadily with traveling people in mind.
Burgers were ok. The teenagers we were with seemed to really like them. But I kept adding salt, though. Like it either lacked salt or taste? Fries were good, too. Great location at King's Cross food court. Nice view of the pretty sculpture structure that's colorful. See my photo;)
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