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“Bourdet1”
Review of Platform 1

Platform 1
Ranked #8 of 10 Coffee & Tea in Deal
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Deal, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Bourdet1”
Reviewed February 25, 2014

Nothing to dislike good hot drinks and food a quick stop off between trains. Lovely, hard working people there to cater for your travelling needs.

Visited December 2013
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English first
Cadiz, Spain
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“An excellent rest stop on a cold and rainy day!”
Reviewed January 20, 2014

My husband and I spent a weekend in Deal recently and the weather was not at its best. We were very cold and wet and needed some refreshment, so were delighted to find Platform 1 within our sights. The owner, Nick, was delightful and very knowledgeable about the area and gave us lots of pointers on places to visit over our weekend. We sat and chatted with him whilst sipping on hot soup and warmed up nicely. We followed our soup with a fabulous freshly ground coffee and a snack and left feeling refreshed, ready to explore and much warmer.

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank Taylor-Ladds
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Just nail the coffee”
Reviewed November 11, 2013 via mobile

I'm going 5 star as this is a great concept and much needed for Deal's train travellers. Papers, lovely fresh rolls and snack. However to be a proper cafe we need proper coffee and the press one button machines just don't match everything else at P1.

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Thank Chappers64
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MacCorkindale, Owner at Platform 1, responded to this review, January 3, 2014
Hi and thanks for your kind review of our Platform 1 cafe. Rest assured that we use the finest, freshest, real coffee beans in our machines from a top supplier. Our two coffee machines work brilliantly at break-neck speed to serve the brisk flurries of train passengers with barely a minute to spare before boarding Deal's high-speed trains to London, and also those customers enjoying a more leisurely cup.

Glad you enjoy the P1 experience - look forward to serving you again soon.

All the best from Platform 1.
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Colchester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Get your hot drinks and snacks here.”
Reviewed November 1, 2013

I arrived at the station half an our before my train was due and had been tempted to amble over to the adjacent Sainsbury's store for a hot drink. However, as it was pouring with rain I asked in the ticket office where the nearest snack and hot drink outlet was and was delighted to be told of the "Platform 1" snack bar which was about ten paces away. Once inside I was greeted by a charming lady, who quickly made me a piping hot coffee
for an unusually reasonable price. There were several tempting cakey buns on display and also various toasted snacks, which other customers were tucking in to with great relish. I shall definitely arrive early for my train on any future occasions.

  • Visited October 2013
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Super coffee shop exactly where and when you need it”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

The trains from Deal in either direction depart hourly, hence you have to allow a safe cushion to be sure you don't miss one. This is a super coffee shop which provides a lovely place to pass the time. It opens insanely early, too, for London commuters. Hence don't complain that it closes a little earlier than you may expect.

Friendly and charming. It's wonderful when someone carves a successful and useful business from such a tiny space.

  • Visited October 2013
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