After a cold grey day at Guildford farmers market, I visited Harris + Hoole for a cappuccino.
Why no indie coffee stall on the farmers market, maybe with Surrey Hills Coffee providing and selling the beans? They are a local coffee roaster thus eligible to be on the market.
It is not acceptable that Costa and tax-dodging Starbucks serving undrinkable disgusting coffee are allowed to dictate what happens on the High Street.
Cappuccino in Harris + Hoole. I could have popped in one of the indie coffee shops, sadly Harris + Hoole now owned by Cafe Nero, but they all close early, and in Harris + Hoole I am guaranteed a constantly good coffee. Unlike Caracoli, where the manager knows nothing about coffee and makes himself a laughing stock. It is a tragedy the indie coffee shops close early, as in the summer they are turning away a constant flow of customers.
I was served an excellent cappuccino, but then barista said no, you deserve better.
Then when I left, served another two coffees.
Very impressed. A barista who takes a pride in his work.
Two coffee places vie for No 1, depends who is serving, FCB kiosk on Platform 2 at Guildford Station and Harris + Hoole. Surrey Hills Coffee comes in at No 3.
Which again begs the question, why oh why, no quality coffee stall on the market, other than objections from Costa and Starbucks?