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“Fast service”
Review of Costa

Costa
Ranked #328 of 646 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Cuisines: Cafe
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Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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669 reviews
385 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
“Fast service”
Reviewed May 11, 2014

Fast service but no Fairtrade coffee so try to avoid if there's a Starbucks. Syrups are good quality and the cakes are very nice.

Visited May 2014
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  • Arabic first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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1,381 reviews
511 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 582 helpful votes
“Excellent Cortado's”
Reviewed March 3, 2014

We have been regular visitors to Costa's in Palmerston Road over a number of years. Always reliable and with several staff who have been there for some time, which is a good sign. There is a good mixture of seating styles and the tables are not set too closely together. The usual ranges of food are available together with drinks, but the coffee's are well presented and individual requirements are covered. The staff are efficient and cheerful, with tables cleared promptly and our visits enjoyable. A good mixture of newspapers are provided. We will continue to use the cafe on a regular basis and recommend.

Visited March 2014
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Southsea
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69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Southsea's Social Hub”
Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

This is the beating heart of Southsea's community! Great to sit outside and watch the locals go by, but they need umbrellas over the tables and the place has a TERRIBLE pigeon problem!!

  • Visited September 2013
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Leigh
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Terrible experiences on all three times”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

The guys in this Costa just do NOT listen to what you order... went in there 3 times, and all 3 times they got it wrong. Was abruptly told "We do not accept cards" when I tried to pay with my Visa - then put a sign on the door telling me that before I walk in! Cannot be difficult to make a small, extra hot, single shot cappuccino. You'd think not. It is here! Had to be sent back three times on one occasion - rather than make a fresh one, the young guys in there decided it would be funny to just pour it into a bigger mug, add a bit of extra milk, and reheat it. Unfortunately for them, I saw them do it. Had a word with them in front of everyone, even the manager was embarrassed by their behaviour. Will NOT be going back here. Just walk a little further into the Wharf and find the Nero. It's bigger, nicer, and much more friendly customer service.

Visited August 2013
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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669 reviews
385 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
“Sunday retreat”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

Very good as far as Costa go (Fairtrade beans would be better) two points to raise to the management to make it the best. 1 please wash the milk jugs out after every use its in the Costa manual and it sops the milk in the latte tasting burnt. 2 move the table hoggers along, they sit with no coffee just reading the paper us coffee lovers want to sit down and drink our coffee. Last note staff are quite mad but make the visit more fun.

  • Visited June 2013
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