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“Standard Costa experience” 3 of 5 stars
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Costa Coffee
43-44 Brook Street | Tavistock, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park PL19 OHE, England
01822 616154
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Ranked #40 of 51 Restaurants in Tavistock
Cuisines: British
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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Standard Costa experience”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

First, the coffee here is of the usual high standards, but the shop is not as physically accommodating as most of the Costa locations, being long and skinny. This creates a dark and rather claustrophobic atmosphere, something which I will grant the staff can do nothing about.

The drink service is quick, and the terrace at the back is a great escape during nicer weather. The recent refurbishments have not added to the charm, unfortunately, with large canvas style generic images really tying this to the corporate mainstream rather than individuating this particular cafe. In a town which boasts many independent shops, eateries and snack stops, this seems to go against the grain.

Staff are friendly and well trained, and do seem to go the extra mile to help, but they are let down by the premises and décor.

Visited July 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Dartmoor
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“Always good coffee”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

My husbands favourite coffee stop (though I prefer supporting local coffee shops). He maintains they do the best coffee.

Visited March 2013
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Launceston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Worth a stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

Good staff and attention to customers. Well worth a stop if looking for a coffee break. Can get busy but has a constant flow.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Best place for coffee in Tavistock”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

A Saturday regular haunt for us.... it may seem boring but Costa makes the best coffee. It's not the largest premisis in the town and as a result, fills up quickly on a Saturday morning. Also a bit of a squeeze when the mums are in there with the prams, however in good weather there is a nice decked area out the back next to the river which is a great place to sit and enjoy some sun.

The staff are generally very good and despite other reviews, I’ve never found it to be particularly untidy or messy.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Poor costa...always messy”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Always so messy and staff not really bothered about you and there state of the place... many other coffee shops in Tavistock don't need to go here!!!

Visited October 2012
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