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“Great Coffee chain” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Coffee#1

Coffee#1
8 The Oldway Centre, Monnow Street, Monmouth NP25 3PS, Wales
01600 772947
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Ranked #10 of 40 restaurants in Monmouth
Price range: $2 - $17
Cuisines: Café
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Gloucester
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Great Coffee chain”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Coffee #1 is an independent chain of coffee shops that you wont find popping up in every empty shop on the high street. This works well for them as the staff are friendly, welcoming and the stores are great. In Monmouth there is a limited amount of seats downstairs, but you can head upstairs and grab either a sofa or some chairs.
During the week you can get stuck with the 6th formers or the so called yummy mummys but the service you get from this store more than makes up for it! I don't use any other coffee shop in town now as whereever I go it always makes me wish I'd gone here.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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Southwest
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82 reviews 82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Great place to do the Independent crossword”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Excellent coffee. Very friendly staff who get to know you and anticipate your order (most impressive). Can be a little noisy with 6th formers and (post 9 am on school days) Mummy's holding forth about their little darlings at the Haberdashers' schools. Otherwise a very pleasant retreat from the bustle of Monnow Street.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“coffee”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

very good coffee and good atmosphere, could be a little quicker with the service but very friendly. Always very good with the grandchildren and helpful, like the fact that there are crayons and paper for them to keep them occupied.

Visited January 2013
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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great coffee, relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

This lovely small chain of coffee shops are a great example of successful local businesses. They are now spreading their wings further afield, but initially were just South West Wales and Bristol. So far the expansion has simply meant more places to go - hasn't affected the quality, ethos or atmosphere - we are unashamedly Coffee #1 fans!

We always go to a Coffee #1 if there is one in the town - the coffee is simply the best - a decision made after much research by a double espresso man and a woman who is very fussy about her latte (why do some cafes think that lots of milk means weak coffee?!) So the combination of good fair trade coffee, organic milk, lovely cakes and sandwiches in attractive and comfortable surroundings mean they are a winner.

Their cheesecake and the chocolate orange flapjacks are among our favourites, ooh but then again those custard-filled croissant are truly fantastic! You get the idea...

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great place to grab a bite to eat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Popped in very hungover on a Sunday after visiting some friends in Monmouth. Wrnt in as no where seemed to be open but will visit again.
Great staff, great coffee, great breakfast!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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