I know we’re meant to hate Starbucks and it’s tax dodging / globally dominating ways, but I actually really like one of the branches nearest me. I’m talking about the Kiosk in Chelmsford High Chelmer Shopping Centre. We have two branches in town, this one, and the one on the High Street, the staff in the High Street are generally pleasant (on the whole!) but the staff in the High Chelmer branch really do go that extra mile.

I would say I’m a regular there, probably  I’m there 2-3 times a week, usually with J just for an hour or so out of the house. I keep coming back because of the staff, they are wonderful, there’s always a smile, a ‘Hi! How are you?’, a bit of chat, it’s nice. If I’m wielding the buggy, they’ll offer to bring my drink and food over so I’m not having to juggle it back to the table. The staff are always happy and engaging to J and G too, it’s a nice environment to have a cheeky brew.

It’s not really about the product, I can get a cup of coffee in many places around Chelmsford. It’s all about the experience – a smile, a chat, and the offer of help when with children are such tiny gestures, but they make the difference to where I spend my cash.




Is there anywhere you tend to frequent because the staff / service is excellent?

Get more stuff like this

Subscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox.

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.



One Response

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Reality Killed the Video Star
The 1am Ponderance Situation
It’s the 5th Birthday of CBeebies Land at Alton Towers Resort – Join the Party!
Bears Den – Red Earth and Pouring Beer
Aubergine Pasta
Really Easy Vegetarian Quorn Chilli
Super simple Mushroom and Rosemary Ragu with Gnocchi
Quorn Fish Finger Lasagne
Four Nights in New York – A Travel Guide

Back in February, Vicki and I headed to New York for...

4 Nights in New York : A Beginners Guide – Part 1

Anyone that knows me knows that I can’t stay away from...

Alton Towers – Feel the Power of the Towers

This time of year is a bit of a low point...

Hidden Gems in North Wales

North Wales is a region which has a little bit of...

Review – The Braintree Express Christmas Experience at Freeport Braintree
Review – Love Possibly
Review – Roav VIVA by Anker – Alexa for your CAR!
Review – Horror at Hinchingbrooke House
Four Nights in New York – A Travel Guide

Back in February, Vicki and I headed to New York for...

4 Nights in New York : A Beginners Guide – Part 1

Anyone that knows me knows that I can’t stay away from...

Alton Towers – Feel the Power of the Towers

This time of year is a bit of a low point...

Hidden Gems in North Wales

North Wales is a region which has a little bit of...

Get more stuff like this
in your inbox

Subscribe to my mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox.

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.