Costa – Lister Gate

This visit felt like closing a circle, it was where Kerry and I went for an early date and holds a special place to us. I had a decaf latte and Sicilian lemon muffin, Kerry had an Americano and a caramel shortbread.

it was quite busy but loads of staff so not too long to wait, always a good thing. Sat upstairs and Kerry noticed that they have made it smaller, which is a shame, it used to feel spacious and airy, feels a bit more constrained now, but guess there are business reasons for the shrinkage.

The drinks were good, as always, the one thing with Costa is the consistency of the product. My muffin was really nice, the cake was nice and soft, the lemon curd inside was lovely, the cake a little dull once the lemon had gone but a good balance. Kerry’s caramel shortbread was nice, only issue was the caramel was soft but the biscuit and chocolate hard, so when trying to cut it there was a bit of a mess!

Could have done with staff checking tables a little more often as nearly every one had things left on it and just an unloved feel.

It’s closing for refurbishment shortly, not sure I will still be in Nottingham when it is finished but hope it is done quickly as will be interested to see Costa 2.0.

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