Weekends are made for chilling and this bank holiday is no different. Yesterday Tom and I had some errands to run in town, so we popped down fairly earlyish to tick off a few bits and pieces from our to do list. While sauntering through the delights of the Parkway Shopping Centre we decided to stop off in Coffee #1 for a quick beverage before heading home.
This particular coffee shop has become a favourite of ours, along with many others in the town. On this particular Sunday was rather busy! Coffee #1 has a lovely relaxed atmosphere. I find other chain coffee shops always seem a bit hectic when you go in, with the baristas shouting orders at one another and trying to get you served as quickly as possible. You don't get that in here. It's all very chilled which is something that comes across with the interior of the shop itself also. You've got the Mix and match different styles of furniture dotted around the place, which gives the shop a very homely relaxed feel. For those of us that love to curl up with a good read and a big cup of hot chocolate there's a fairly large shelf in the middle of the seating area stacked full of a variety of different books which you can just help yourself to. along with some very comfortable arm chairs at the very back of the room which are perfect for getting stuck into your new novel.
I'm not a coffee drinker so I often opt for a regular or deluxe hot chocolate (Marshmellows and whipped cream, yes please!) along with one of their Gluten Free Rainbow Cookies. Who can say no to a cookie? For those of you that are more health conscious they also offer fruit juices and Smoothies, as well as the usual range of coffees and frappes. Most of their drinks come in regular or large sizes at about the £3/4 mark so fairly similar to the other coffee shops that are out there! If you are feeling a bit peckish and want something a bit more substantial than a cake or cookie, they also have a range of different sandwiches, panninis and croissants all with a wide selection of fillings. I am yet to try any of these, but just by taking a look of them in the fridge I know they will probably be delicious! If you fancy checking out what they have to offer you can have a look on their website here.
After having a chill for about 20 mins along with trying to take a few photographs without looking like a complete weirdo, we headed off to buy ourselves a new Slow cooker - We are so domesticated!
What did you get up to at the weekend? Have you tried out Coffee#1 at all?