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Reviewed 24 July 2021 via mobile

Very poor coffee … please use hero or Beanberry for a decent coffee this place is very poor and now called coffee 222. Way too much water Coffee weak even after asking for strongest coffee, total disappointment

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 16 November 2019 via mobile

Cold coffee! Overpriced for what I got.. strength of coffee very questionable for a large. Only redeemed by Anzac biscuit and lamington

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 11 November 2019

Wasn't impressed with the coffee here at all. Ordered large for all, costing £3.55 each and the cups were tiny, barely a regular in other places. The coffee was luke warm although my brother said it's served by default like that you have to ask...for it to be hotter if you prefer to have a hot drink. They also only have one toilet for all customers which I found to be a bit strange as it's a large enough place and while I was there ended up having to queue even though I wouldn't have said it was too busy, just normal Saturday morning traffic. Personally I wouldn't recommend. Check out my other reviews for a lovely cafe in this area which has great prices and better coffee, in my opinion! :)More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 3 October 2019

Visited here on a wet Sunday following a walk. We ordered 2 hot chocolates and 2 coffees and were asked if we were ok with dark chocolate. I asked if there was a milk chocolate option as my niece isn't keen on dark chocolate and...was told it was "sort of milk". So I said ok - what are the hot chocolate options?And was told they only have one. So I asked why we were given a choice and the girl just looked blank. It's served in a sort of jar with no handle but that was ok as it wasn't that warm. Coffee was smooth but cups are tiny which makes prices quite high. I like to support smaller coffee shops but we wouldn't come back here.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 17 September 2019

Staying in the area with a group of other Australians, we were overjoyed to find this place serving decent coffee. Word quickly spread through our group and we all went every day. It’s the only decent coffee I had in England.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 18 August 2019 via mobile

I was amazed at the size of my hot chocolate that cost £3.10. It tasted okay but was tiny. Absolute rip off. The girl serving us seemed like she’d had enough but others seemed more smiley. I won’t be back.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 29 July 2019

I love DOCASA, it is by far the best coffee shop I have been to. The range of coffee is astounding and they of such good quality. The staff are really friendly and helpful and the cakes are delightful. If I could make two changes,...they would be to add a range of coffee sizes and to open later than 5. Strongest posible recommendation!!!More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 27 June 2019 via mobile

We had a coffee and cake on a rainy day during the week.The staff were friendly and lovely. The coffee shop shut at 5 pm but gave us enough time to enjoy our warm lovely coffees though. Variety is ok but not great.just a few...things to choose and eat.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 8 June 2019

Love the hot chocolate here, love that I don’t work far away and I love that I can go upstairs for a work meeting and not be disturbed

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 1 June 2019 via mobile

Amazing coffee and cake! Great friendly service and yes it is slightly more expensive than the "chain" coffee shops but you get what you pay for. Love this place!

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 16 May 2019 via mobile

I am always happy to try somewhere that isn't Starbucks, Costa, Nero etc,. We stop in a lot of different places London wide and its usually hit or miss. I absolutely loved today's stop here. Choice of coffee beans, mild or strong. Rugged decor and...seating, lounge area up stairs. Flat white and cappuccino where good. Correct size and temperature. Staff not overly friendly and let you be. Will definitely go back if we are in the area againMore

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 January 2019

Zucchini salad was bitter. Asked waiter to check it and he said it was okay. I left the whole bowl there and didn’t bother to counter or defend. I vote with my feet. Some people have no taste buds. Coffee nothing special. Staff could be...more friendly and polite. Expensive.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 23 December 2018

I visited with family as we were looking for a coffee and wanted to avoid the big chains. The coffee was very good, there is a choice of beans and by default they serve it at a lower temperature so that it is ready to...drink straight away. Relatively expensive but a good experience.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

Popped in here whilst shopping in Kingston as prefer supporting local businesses than chains. Sadly our £3 “regular” lattes were half the size of what you get in a chain coffee house and at best lukewarm. Whilst they tasted ok the tables could do with...more regular cleaning. You’d be better off at Costa or StarbucksMore

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

I visited with a friend as our normal go to was very busy, I enjoyed the warm interior and the coffee is very good. However the only thing I have to complain about is the choice of very loud clubby music, not really a coffee...shop vibe, and was boarder line not being able to hear my friends speaking. I will be returning but I hope their choice in music improves.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3