As I strolled through Borough Market this morning towards my current favourite SE1 morning coffee spot I spotted, past the snaking Monmouth queue, a little A-board of joy. Said A-board was in front of one of my favourite cake places, Konditor & Cook. And it was advertising a coffee + muffin offer for £2.95. “A mere £2.95?” I thought to myself. Sold. In I went for a flat white and some sweet breakfasty carbs…
- The Coffee: Strong. Maybe a tad too bitter, but only by a tiny amount. Nice and hot. 7/10.
- Shop, Branding & Packaging: Love the K&C shop with it’s array of tempting baked goods on display. Not a great coffee servicing area though (not even a bin for stirrers and sugar packets) and non-branded cups. But far less busy than next door. The odd seat. 6/10.
- Service: With a smile and efficient. 7/10.
- Additional Extras: The coffee + muffin deal is good value, especially for the area (I went for the healthy option of blueberry muesli - virtuous but tasty) +1. I love Konditor & Cook cakes so another +1 for those. And an additional +1 for the fact that they do special daily offers and treats - today’s was a whole lemon meringue pie for £10 and mini slices of curly whirly cake (god I love curly whirly cake) for £1. Bargainous.
All in all, Konditor & Cook gets 23 points. And I will be going back for cake soon.