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Postby thetrotter » Mon Sep 29, 2014 7:07 pm

Visited the latest incarnation of this cafe. Much smarter than it used to be. Truly excellent coffee (and I do not praise coffee lightly) and a bacon sandwich for £5 gets big thumbs up from me. Open every day 0800 to 1600.
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Re: Lockgate Coffee House

Postby Mike Roberts » Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:51 pm

'Ow much (!) was the coffee?
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Re: Lockgate Coffee House

Postby thetrotter » Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:24 pm

Always happy to pay for quality :-D That's why I gave an indication of prices. Not the cheapest but a cut above Delamere Station in quality and speed of service. Not a great selection of cakes, though.
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Re: Lockgate Coffee House

Postby Mike Roberts » Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:40 pm

Not querying the Fiver for a coffee and a bacon sarnie. But how much was the coffee?

Does the café have a website of a Facebook page?

Nice to know what the menu choices are before arriving famished!
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Re: Lockgate Coffee House

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Re: Lockgate Coffee House

Postby Mike Roberts » Sun Oct 12, 2014 7:34 pm

Looks very inviting.
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Re: Lockgate Coffee House

Postby thetrotter » Sun Oct 12, 2014 9:52 pm

Probably about £2.20. As I say, better on the cooked food/sandwiches than cakes. I actually went to The Greedy Pig at Kelsall (also better for coffee and food than cakes) but it was closed for the day. That's the problem with places run by cyclists - see a nice day and decide to ride their bikes instead. :shock:
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Re: Lockgate Coffee House

Postby Mike Roberts » Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:01 am

Greedy Pig has my full approval. NB limited in door seating at the window board; best visited on a sunny day to enjoy al fresco dining, but also seating outside is for no more than about 8.
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Re: Lockgate Coffee House

Postby thetrotter » Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:02 am

And with some rather odd opening times as well! Have you tried the Delamere Visitors Centre as opposed to Delamere Station, which I have been disappointed with the last couple of times that I've been there?
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Re: Lockgate Coffee House

Postby Mike Roberts » Mon Oct 13, 2014 1:39 pm

Nope. Haven't been in the Visitors Ctr for yonks.
Usually arrive at the Stn café well before 12-noon and service then is quite good.
But would agree, if that's your point, that the cakes and fruit pies are outstandingly expensive!
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Re: Lockgate Coffee House

Postby thetrotter » Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:12 pm

Mike Roberts wrote:Nope. Haven't been in the Visitors Ctr for yonks.
Usually arrive at the Stn café well before 12-noon and service then is quite good.
But would agree, if that's your point, that the cakes and fruit pies are outstandingly expensive!


Coffee is poor, service for anything other than cakes can be awfully slow (I was told 30 minutes last time I was there because there were 8 people in the place) and the cakes are expensive.
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Re: Lockgate Coffee House

Postby thetrotter » Wed Oct 15, 2014 5:29 pm

Having been to the Ice Cream Farm at Tattenhall today, I can confirm that a) service is on a par with the Lockgate b) coffee is not quite as good but you do - as a cyclist - get a free refill and c) it's cheaper - coffee, beans on toast and a piece of cake £5.50 at the Ice Cream Farm.

Stay in touch with the Forum as I scour the highways and byways of Cheshire to find you the best coffee shops. It's hard, dirty work but someone's got to do it : 8)
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