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“great coffee”
Review of Pink Lane Coffee

Pink Lane Coffee
Price range: US$3 - US$16
Cuisines: Cafe
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Seating, Takeout
newcastle upon tyne, uk
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“great coffee”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

if you like your coffee to be a bit different, to be served by people who really know coffee, not from a multi-national chain, then this is the place. yes the flat white is smaller than from the Costa / Nero /S'bucks etc etc. yes the staff don't really like you putting sugar in their beautiful espresso. yes the decor is quirky and is not calming prints of Italian scooters in the old parts of a little village near Rome with a group of old men chatting over their coffees.
the coffee is great - they have different coffees and will talk with you about the flavours.
the atmosphere is one that i really like. a few people working on laptops, a few chatting quietly.
the food isn't as cheap as it is at Greggs round the corner, but i don't want a flaky cheese and onion pastie but a freshly made felafel and salad sandwich in tasty wholemeal bread.
I love this cafe.

  • Visited May 2014
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English first
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice, but a bit pricey”
Reviewed 31 March 2014 via mobile

First time I've visited. The cafe itself is nice, the staff are pleasant. I had a ham and cheddar sandwich which was really nice, quite big but not enormous, and I think at over £4 is on the expensive side. The White Chocolate and Cranberry cake was delicious.

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Thank TomL1979
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Penang
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Worth the price ”
Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

Although read some review about the price of pink lane. After experienced in pink lane. The coffee beans to brew the coffee it's quality beans. Overall it's the quality that melt in the mouth make all worth.

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Thank L2LEstee
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Good coffee, Staff need work”
Reviewed 12 March 2014

Although other people say Pink Lane's coffees are overpriced and small, I totally disagree. I work in the coffee industry and believe their coffees are typically of a very high standard and the prices are fair. However, the two women working when we went in could use some training. The one that served us explained the two espressos backward which caused confusion, then she served me a curdled soya coffee twice, which shouldn't happen if you know what you are doing, and shouldn't have been served. (If you're reading this, try pouring the milk into the espresso, rather than the reverse!)

That can be overlooked though as maybe she is new and soy milk is not the most popular order and difficult to work with. I did eventually get a tasty coffee, but we had to listen to the other woman shout across the cafe about her lost bank card the entire time we were there. That was definitely more aggravating than the coffee problems and we left as soon as we could.

It was so great last time we were in a couple years ago, really unfortunate to see them slipping.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Tessa J
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Excellent quality food, at a hefty price”
Reviewed 2 March 2014 via mobile

I bought a delicious sandwich, and cake from a tasteful selection and was warmly served by staff. But the price did smart a bit! Overall had a sense of poor value for money.

Visited February 2014
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Thank Adrian A
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