Dropped in here for a coffee, hoping it would be better than the other coffee shops in Bridport and wanting to avoid the chains. Staff friendly enough but there is something “untrained” about them; my guess is that they are Saturday staff, probably from the local school. It’s an old building, nicely redecorated with a modern extension but I am not encouraged by the extra decorative touches: framed pictures of rope (Geddit – Bridport, rope) and hat stands with hats (Geddit – Bridport, hat festival). Its just feels soulless.
Anyway, we ordered a latte and a soya latte. Both too hot and either the machine is set too high or the milk has been scalded. Probably the latter as the rather copious layer of foam is basically “cooked” so that it is like expanded polystyrene. Also any sweetness and any breadth of coffee flavour have gone and only bitterness remains. Why do people do this to what can be a very nice drink?
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