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Cappuccino at Stokes on High Bridge

August 31, 2017

Last week, cappuccino at Stokes Lawn Cafe using their house blend not good. Why I do not know.

Using their Guatemalan blend far far better.

Tried a cappuccino at Stokes on High Bridge.

As with a cappuccino at Stokes Lawn Cafe it was not good. Why I do not know.

Not good an understatement,  undrinkable.

Strange as always has been good.

Cappuccino at Stokes on High Bridge

January 17, 2017

The last couple of occasions I have avoided Stokes and Coffee Aroma and decided to try a couple of the indie coffee shops in Lincoln.

A risky endeavour, as I can end up in somewhere like The Angel Coffee House, as I did last week, shabby, lack of ambience, filthy threadbare chairs and awful coffee.

Today I decided to play safe and visit Stokes on High Bridge.

As always, excellent cappuccino.

I picked up a copy of Bailgate Independent. A glossy magazine full of advertising, articles not worth reading. Tragic waste of trees. I am surprised Stokes stock it.

I contrast with the excellent Viva Brighton. Brighton has creative talent, maybe Lincoln does not.

On my way I passed through the grotty shopping centre opposite Stokes on High Bridge.

Not where would expect quality coffee. I stopped and had a brief chat with a guy with a little coffee stall. I said I would pop by one day and try his coffee. Several brewing methods, maybe too many for a little one man stall. Wrong location, a grotty shopping centre is not where would expect quality coffee. Central Market would be ideal location, except for one problem, thanks to the destruction Coop and the local council have wrought down on the area, footfall is low. Beans sourced from Makushi.

From Stokes, roast dinner at Park Street Eatery. It tasted better than it looked, but not great.

Cappuccino at Stokes on High Bridge

December 22, 2015
coffee beans and china cup

coffee beans and china cup and saucer

coffee shop

coffee shop

coffee beans

coffee beans

cappuccino

cappuccino

Lucky to even get in, as if not before ten in the morning, full until gone four in the afternoon.

It was around eleven in the morning, but fortunately  table was vacated as I walked in.  And it was a window seat.

No cookies.

Stokes on High Bridge is a long established coffee shop on High Bridge in Lincoln.

Cappuccino at Stokes on High Bridge

February 5, 2015
cappuccino

cappuccino

cookie jars

cookie jars

brew bar

brew bar

making coffee

making coffee

tea

tea

first floor restaurant

first floor restaurant

Excellent cappuccino and cookie at Stokes on High Bridge.

But then I expect no less from Stokes, the gold standard by which lesser coffees are judged.

Which begs the question why is lunch so bad, from an establishment that prides itself on quality?

A fourth generation family business, Stokes on High Bridge has been of the coffee and tea business since 1902, at their present location in a beautiful Tudor building on High Bridge, a Medieval Bridge with Norman foundations, since 1937.

Stokes not only serve excellent coffee, they are coffee roasters, supplying local indy coffee shops.

Cappuccino at Stokes on High Bridge

February 2, 2015
Stokes on High Bridge

Stokes on High Bridge

cappuccino

cappuccino

A cold afternoon in Lincoln.

Always a warm welcome in Stokes, and excellent cappuccino.

Coffee and cookie in Stokes, the gold standard by which lesser coffees are judged.

Baffled why anyone drinks the disgusting coffee or what masquerades as coffee in Costa or tax dodgers Starbucks and Caffe Nero.

If you feel the need to wear the t-shirt then you ain’t a barista.

I have suggested Stokes book Jewelia for Stokes at The Collection, or maybe host an album launch for her next release.

A fourth generation family business, Stokes on High Bridge has been of the coffee and tea business since 1902, at their present location in a beautiful Tudor building on High Bridge, a Medieval Bridge with Norman foundations, since 1937.

Stokes not only serve excellent coffee, they are coffee roasters, supplying local indy coffee shops.

Cappuccino at Stokes on High Bridge

January 29, 2015
cappuccino

cappuccino

tea

tea

brew bar

brew bar

preparing coffee

preparing coffee

Cappuccino and cookie at Stokes on High Bridge.

As always excellent, but then I expect no less from Stokes, the gold standard by which lesser coffees are judged.

A fourth generation family business, Stokes has been of the coffee and tea business since 1902, at their present location in a beautiful Tudor building on High Bridge, a Medieval Bridge with Norman foundations, since 1937.

Stokes not only serve excellent coffee, they are coffee roasters, supplying local indy coffee shops.

Cappuccino at Stokes on High Bridge

January 29, 2015
Stokes on High Bridge

Stokes on High Bridge

first floor restaurant

first floor restaurant

menu

menu

bacon bap and cappuccino

bacon bap and cappuccino

A cold morning in Lincoln. Had I known Stokes was open before nine o’clock, and as little is open before nine o’clock, I would have got there before nine’clock, as it was it was around nine o’clock, or a little after.

Had I arrived before nine o’clock, I would have had a bacon bap downstairs in the coffee bar, but no, I was told, gone nine o’clock first floor restaurant. I am sure, had it been the girls I know, I would have got it downstairs.

But no worries I had the place to myself.

Bacon was excellent as was the cappuccino, but then I expect no less from Stokes on High Bridge who set the gold standard for lesser coffees to be judged by.

I am always impressed by the girls at Stokes, today even more so. I learnt not only are they skilled baristas, they know a lot about coffee.

If you have to wear a t-shirt that says barista, it means you are not.

It always amazes me, excellent coffee, and people drink disgusting undrinkable coffee, or what masquerades as coffee, at Costa or tax-dodging Starbucks and Caffe Nero.

Stokes have a single origin coffee Santa Maria de Lourdes, high altitude aribica from Nicaragua.

From half past nine, rapidly filled up. By the time I left, a little after ten o’clock, very busy.

A fourth generation family business, Stokes has been of the coffee and tea business since 1902, at their present location in a beautiful Tudor building on High Bridge, a Medieval Bridge with Norman foundations, since 1937.

Stokes not only serve excellent coffee, they are coffee roasters, supplying local indy coffee shops.

Unlike most towns, Lincoln has a good selection of indy coffee shops, many serving Stokes coffee, or of not Stokes, quality coffee.

Stokes also own Stokes at The Collection, where they have occasionally live music.

I have suggested they book Jewelia.

Evening of Friday 13 February 2015, Robinson O’Dwyer Kelly, will be launching their new alum A Horn & A Shout.

Cappuccino at Stokes on High Bridge

January 22, 2015
Stokes on High Bridge

Stokes on High Bridge

cappuccino and cookie

cappuccino and cookie

Excellent cappuccino and cookie, but then I expect no less at Stokes on High Bridge, the gold standard by which lesser coffees are judged.

Not only is the coffee excellent, the service is excellent too, served by charming baristas.

A fourth generation family business, Stokes has been of the coffee and tea business since 1902, at their present location in a beautiful Tudor building on High Bridge, a Medieval Bridge with Norman foundations, since 1937.

Stokes also own Stokes at The Collection, where they have occasionally live music.

I have suggested they book Jewelia.

Evening of Friday 13 February 2015, Robinson O’Dwyer Kelly, will be launching their new alum A Horn & A Shout.

If Robinson O’Dwyer Kelly wish to be taken seriously, then it is an absolute must they release A Horn & A Shout on bandcamp.

Cappuccino at Stokes on High Bridge

January 15, 2015
cappuccino at Stokes on High Bridge

cappuccino at Stokes on High Bridge

charming waitresses

charming waitresses

A very cold wintry afternoon in Lincoln, gale blowing.

Stokes surprisingly empty, though it did start to fill.

Cappuccino and cookie (though strictly speaking not a cookie, the cookie jars bare).

Sat I realised something different looking out the window, and not because it was dark. I then realised, the scaffolding and netting that had been surrounding the building over Christmas and New Year had gone.

Interesting guy, plaited beard that stretched down to his legs. He was reading a book that stood out, gold edged, printed as though an old book, though on closer inspection, could see it was not. I asked. He said limited edition of a science fiction book called Rebirth, each copy numbered, his signed.

Cappuccino as always excellent, I would expect no less in Stokes.

Stokes on High Bridge is the gold standard by which lesser coffees are judged.

I would also though praise the staff, always cheerful, helpful, as well as being competent baristas. Contrast with Costa or tax dodging Starbucks, but with their working conditions not surprising the staff always miserable.

A fourth generation family business, Stokes has been of the coffee and tea business since 1902, at their present location in a beautiful Tudor building on High Bridge, a Medieval Bridge with Norman foundations, since 1937.

Lincoln is unusual, in that it has a large number of indy coffee shops, many serving Stokes coffee and teas, but a few serving other quality coffees. Contrast that with other towns dominated by Costa and tax-dodging Starbucks, serving disgusting undrinkable coffee and factory cakes.

Shop and tiny coffee shop are on the ground floor. The two upper floors serve food, each with its own kitchen, serve meals from fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Stokes even list their local suppliers.

Coffee roasted by Stokes, freshly ground and brewed within seconds of grinding.

Contrast with the chains, and most so-called coffee shops, inferior beans, over-roasted, long past sell-by-date, ground, then left, then coffee made by someone who may wear the sweatshirt, but it certainly does not make them a barista.