Love the old school table service! Wouldn't it be great if modern coffee shops offered the service where you could order at the table? In this day an age staff could carry card machines and take the payment just like at the till. Would certainly save the time queuing before I can get my laptop open and start work!
Sitting upstairs, the Garrick bought us coffee in cafetieres which always puts a smile on myself - knowing I can have more without leaving the table.
They serve traditional tea cakes and scones and it's what I call cheap and cheerful.
On a bank holiday Monday just an hour before closing it was busy and yet thoroughly inviting.
This has to be one of the worst coffee shops in Lichfield that I have been into. My husband and I thought instead of visiting one of the chain coffee shops in town on Saturday, we would visit a local coffee shop and give it our business. I have to say we will definitely NOT be going back. It is always nice to see fresh flowers in a coffee shop, but when they are dead on the mantelpiece, that tells me that the owners don't care how their business looks to customers. My husband and I ordered a pot of tea, and a cafetiere of coffee and two scones. Service was prompt, the tea was drinkable as was the coffee, however the scones were the worst cream team we have ever received. The scones were warm and we both had a pot with jam and butter included, but the cream was NOT clotted creamed, it was squirty cream that had been squirted into a pot. it was like putting shaving foam on the top of the scone and it was dissolving before we could even get to the scone.
I used the toilets before we left the premises, which didn't impress me either. I had to use a towel (well in actual fact I wiped my wet hands on my jeans) as there was a single towel for everyone to wipe their hands on, which was sopping wet and was making the wall behind it damp.
I couldn't wait to get out of the place. How they have achieved their 4 stars on ratemyplace.org.uk , which they are so proudly displaying in their window I have no idea. This place could be serving our tourists, is that the impression we want people to take away of our beautiful city?
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