The Anonymous Widower

The Only Starbucks I Habitually Visit

I don’t generally go to Starbucks very often, but I will use this one in Bold Street in Liverpool.

The Only Starbucks I Habitually Visit

The Only Starbucks I Habitually Visit

In the 1960s, I’m fairly certain, it used to be La Bussola, which was the coffee bar, where everybody went.

March 9, 2013 - Posted by | Food | , , ,

7 Comments »

  1. As long as they continue not to pay all taxes due in the United Kingdom, Starbucks will never have my custom.

    Comment by Janice Mermikli | March 9, 2013 | Reply

  2. But this one has so many happy memories of the times, when I first met my late wife. It also won an award for the refurbishment. So in some ways paid their dues to Liverpool. although, at that time, we usually drunk in the Kardomah coffee shops.

    Comment by AnonW | March 9, 2013 | Reply

    • OK, I understand. A sentimental attachment to a place can be very important.
      Happy memories are marvellous things and should be treasured.

      Comment by Janice Mermikli | March 9, 2013 | Reply

      • Also, at that point the only other cafe is a Costa, where I have a problem with the odd shaped cups. Normally, I’d go independent, but if you don’t know the area it’s often difficult. On the London Overground and on Network Rail in the South East, they are actually encouraging independent little coffee stalls and bigger cafes. But you don’t seem to see them to the same extent further north. It’s always the same big chains.

        Kings Cross for instance,now has only a small Starbucks, a Leon, a Patisserie Valerie and a good real ale pub.

        Comment by AnonW | March 9, 2013

      • Manchester has some nice little independent coffee shops, most of them located in the Northern Quarter. My favourites are the” Teacup” in Thomas Street and “Oklahoma” in High Street (which is a vegetarian cafe and also has a gift shop with an amazing range of knick knacks). They are reasonably priced and offer very good coffee, tea and snacks.

        Comment by Janice Mermikli | March 9, 2013

    • I just want to add a comment about the Liverpool Starbucks being formerly “la Bussola”. We seem to have lost our way with what has happened to our town centres, so “compass” in Italian for the defunct coffee shop seems singularly appropriate… I find it rather sad.

      Comment by Janice Mermikli | March 9, 2013 | Reply

      • One little problenm, I have in Liverpool is the availability of Eat Nakd bars. They don’t seem to be common in the city, like they are gtting in London.

        Comment by AnonW | March 9, 2013


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