Teacup on Thomas Street

Teacup on Thomas Street

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Posted 2013-04-22 by Tammy Faceyfollow
Yawn and snore, as far as cute and quirky cafes go in the Northern Quarter there isn't one that doesn't have that cosy, 'we have WiFi, yeah we're relaxed come and slob here' message. Interestingly enough the places that seem to give off such vibes are the priciest.


(formerly known as Cup), is shiny on the outside, but scratch the surface, and you'll reveal what is lacking underneath this overpriced cafe.

It looks pretty on the outside, it has the right amount of quirkiness, and the cakes were all right, but mostly the service was poor and that's what matters. The cafés that keep their customers are the ones where their staff are lovely and the customer service is paramount as a result, because after all you're parting with your hard earned cash to experience a nice cuppa in a relaxed atmosphere.


It was too much – the staff were trying too hard. My boyfriend noted how the waiter walked past five times enquiring whether our (unfinished) drinks were 'okay'.

It's annoying really because I've seen countless reviews of this place saying how great it is, so I thought we'd pop in before our train. Sadly really failed us. The tea was okay but my tea strainer was rusty. I thought the suggested idea of pouring the tea from one teapot to another then into my actual teacup was an unnecessary farce that they employed to make it seem more quaint, but it was just an extra thing to 'do' before I could enjoy my cuppa.

Needless to say we won't be returning for either supper or a cuppa.

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