Four new cafes and bars planned for Carlisle city centre
Last updated at 12:47, Wednesday, 18 July 2012
New life looks set to be breathed into Carlisle city centre with a host of new cafes and bars poised to open.
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Personally I wouldn't go past Watts on Bank Street. He does real coffee, not this mass-produced stuff like you get at Costa, Starbucks et al.
They will last until the grants run out.
Cynthia the high street chains spend ridiculous amounts of money on advertising and branding, offering a multitude of options and convenience, but invariably failing on quality.
It is quality which will allow independent coffee shops to survive in this climate, and where coffee is concerned our experience suggests this can only be achieved through buying a quality product and investing in the staff who serve it.
I am passionate about supporting independent coffe shops/cafes as they can have so much more atmosphere and while they might not be the cheapest, they often represent great value for money. Unfortunately if an independent fails on quality, their customers will happily migrate back to the well branded but familiar chains.