9. Coffee Republic.
Let’s be honest, unless you’re really desperate for a caffeine fix you’re not going to Coffee Republic are you? The coffee’s always burnt, the tables are heinously sticky and Norah Jones is the only artist on their soundtrack. No, thanks.
If this were a list of coffee flavoured milkshakes, Starbucks would be the clear winner. But it’s not. And while Starbucks’ filter coffee is fine, it’s served in buckets instead of mugs. So you have to be really strong to drink there. They also make you pay for newspapers, which is a bit mean.
4. AMT Coffee.
You’re probably never going to visit an AMT Coffee outside of a train station, but when you’re about to embark upon an early commute, there’s nothing better than getting hold of one of AMT Coffee’s not-quite-paper-not-quite-plastic cups.
Their cups are unnecessarily fancy (since when did a coffee cup not just sit in the centre of its saucer?) but the taste of Costa’s coffee more than makes up for it. Plus you get free papers there AND their sandwiches are served on normal, non-French, bread. The dream.