23 Reviews / 23 Ratings
I had a terrible experience today at the Kemps Corner branch of Costa Coffee. A friend of mine and I had gone to the branch to chat and something to eat, but before we could decide what we wanted to purchase my friend received a call that his father has fainted and we had to leave immediately.
An employee named Amit stopped my friend at the door and physically held him back while abusing him, forcing him to buy something to leave.
This is very disheartening from one of my favourite coffee shops and I will never be coming back to Costa Coffee and will be asking my friends and family to do the same.
This place is where, when you walk in you would see many people having meetings and interviews (I, too had an interview here later)
It's on the expensive side as compared to Gloria Jean's, who also I think serve the same amount of coffee. The taste is not something I would prefer.
Now being a loyal Gloria Jean's customer, I see this place as over hyped and expensive.
Hi I was regular customer at costa coffee in Juhu Pvr later I found the newly opened outlet is close to my house so I started going there, I found that the cafe manager Sunil Mamane is staring at me in such a way that he has never seen a girl in his life. Please train your managers. I found the staff better than this psycho. Your image is being spoilt.
the ratings i would give is simply and only for the good ambiance...
coffee: v ordered a normal cold coffee wich was bad...it tasted lyk coffee dissolved in sweet water...no hint of cream and milk at all..
v called for sum mushroom snack d name i cant recall wich was so meagre dat it does not suffice even one person
prices:very high compared to quality and portions they serve
Im glad that a few international brands that you have savored , have made it in Bombay too. I love the blueberry muffins that they stock, along with a nice hot cup of Coffee. A butter croissant is also a good idea and yeah vegetarians won't find too many interesting options here as they do not have anything eggless ;).
Good coffee, Ok service, overpriced
Comfortable interiors and great coffee. The food was passable. Tried the latte, americano without milk, coffee caramel, espresso and affogato during separate visits. They were all top notch. I'd prefer Costa coffee any day over Barista and CCD. It's located right near Juhu shopping centre; so if you are in that area you don't need to go out of your way to get a good cup of coffee.
On the downside it's overpriced. The staff isn't attentive enough. My call to clean up the table was responded to after 20 full minutes, and that when the cafe wasn't occupied to the full. The décor could have been better. The chairs clearly don't go with the design and size of the tables.
I went to this place for some coffee and desserts after dinner...The place is quite ok..the ambience is just average...The desserts, sandwiches and coffee are good out here but very very expensive...They r just duping people...loot rahe hai...
But overall a night to forget...lolzzz...
Slightly expensive, but....
Costa coffee - the name evoked memories of strolling through the streets of London, stopping for their famous "pick up from the display and pay at the counter" snacks, drinks and of course their coffee! A very well known chain in England, I was happy to see it here so I decided to try it out. Sunday evening, good time for coffee, right? Sadly, a bit too right. Too many people had the same thought. The minute you enter, even though you might want take away - the dude tells you - "sir waiting sir". I said, takeaway? He said, "sir waiting sir" :) till he grasped the alien concept of someone coming to Costa coffee only to take a cup of coffee on the go! Anyways, turned out I knew someone sitting there, so I got a seat - the coffee was good, true fans of espresso will agree that its marginally better than barista and CCD. A tad overpriced compared to both, the snacks are decent, the desserts not bad at all. I would go again, but I would go more often to CCD as there are more chances of getting a seat, and its better VFM.
Premium pricing with filthy furniture
The coffee is good and worth a premium, but walking in at night were absolutely disgusted with the stained, tattered chairs huddled around the small tables. Had to request the waiter to pick up the napkins he had placed and clean up the table to make it habitable.
The ambience does not go with the image of costa coffee as a premium brand
coldcoffee with a filtered environment...!!
yes yes yes...the place is expensive...but the regulars dont complain much
the place commands good crowd and manners...though the cozy sofas have a habit of spoiling u a little.
overall a nice place...gets better later at night when it turns into a couples paradise .
staff is neat tooo..
Nice Place to waste time
I was here the last weekend and I liked it. I had a coffee and a sandwich ( Garlic mushroom tostas) and the samdwich was good. I found it a bit expensive. But it tasted good.
The only problem was that when I went there it was completely full and had to wait for 45min. The problem was people sat there just sipping on their coffee for couple hours. Its only a problem if you are the one waiting for the table. This is a place i would visit again.
its good ..
Wonder why i read such negative remarks against this Cafe ?
i find it much better then ccd at any time !!
the service is really good .. well i use a laptop and so i m always in need for a place which offers a plugin for my lappy ... they would 90/100 times adjust for that ...so m happy ) .
once i went there like 3 times a week ...and the manager comes up sayin its good to see u in our cafe and gave a 100rs gift voucher so m happy again lol .
i love the hot chocolate out there which is priced at 65-sprimo 75-medio 85-for massimo quantity is good enough ...lettuce & baked salad is great for a light snack as well.
Good ambiance good service fair menu (not much for veggie's) .
well final verdict i like this cafe its fun to hangout & 100 times better then ccd :X
Overvalued Coffee Jt
I so wont agree with an earlier comment on Costa's comparison with Starbucks! If one has to compare the two in terms of price standards, i wouldnt deny but one must consider the quality and choice of offerings. Quite dismal in terms of the range of coffee products. Topped with that the service - We were served our cold drinks in plastic take away glasses and when asked we were told that they ran out of the regular glasses (note: coffee shop was half empty at this time).
On a request to add a little choc sauce on one of the blended coffee shakes, the request was clearly followed by a few drops of choc sauce but it accompanied by a 30rs xtra charge for the choc sauce.
Ambiance is good, location is great but spending 230 bucks for 2 avergae tasting coffees? I would rather go to CCD (stones throw away from costa) and enjoy a better tasting coffee better valued in terms of price.
Not much of a difference in terms of coffee or ambiance between CCD, Barista, Costa, Coffee World but at least barista in malad & lokhandwala is polite & quick; coffee world allows surfing & does not make faces if interviews are going on!
Only the different sizes cups seemed diff.....They need a real differentiator if they want to change thoughts.
The coffee is better at brio, barista, cafe coffee day or any other inexpensive coffee shop , the service is better at any other coffee shop in the city. Was there a need for a Costa coffee in Mumbai if they're here just for the ambiance? Well, on days when I want ambiance or a place to read my book I'd rather go to Prithvi or JW Marriott's BBC.
starbucks style cafe in juhu
By the looks of the prices my friends and I were paying, we thought we were buying Reliance shares! Now, I don't mind paying up for the nice, clean, relaxing, Starbucks-esque ambiance, but paying a 125 bucks for coffee just seemed criminal to me. The sad part is, there are so few true relaxing sit down cafes meant for a warm, inviting conversation, that I'll probably end up going back. I must say the portions are huge. When they served me my coffee, I initially mistook it for a dog bowl, but to my surprise, my cappuccino was frothing at the brim, dusted with chocolate powder. All in all, a great place to kill time, read a book with your iPod on, so you can squeeze every last paisa out of the fortune you paid for your coffee, but if you are in the market for a quick cup of java, it's not worth taking a loan out on your life insurance policy to grab a cup here.
what's all the fuss about?
This place is the only one that's got the comfort coffee concept right. It looks like a total rip off of Starbucks abroad, in the sense that the menu is pretty much the same, fancy names for "small", "medium" and "large", as well as other aspects of the setup and design of the place. The cappuccino I had was quite delicious, with such thick froth, given I asked for non-fat milk. Yes, you heard me, all diet-crazed women rejoice - they have non-fat and soy milk as an alternative to fat-laden normal bovine goodness. Of course, if you happen into this place, you'll pay up for the concept, the comfort, and the extra goodies, like non-fat milk, etc. They also have some yummy looking pastries (chocolate chip muffins, chocolate chip twists, etc.). The baristas seem fairly knowledgeable about how to make a decent espresso drink. Once they get wi-fi up and rolling (management said they were working on partnering with someone for this), this will be a frequent weekend morning haunt for me to get my reading and surfing done. It gets too commercial and noisy at night.
Same old coffee in a new cup
Happened to go over to Costa's a few days ago, and I was always wondering just how good it would be. My curiosity won out in the end and I did make a beeline for it. The upside was the fact was that it had a nice layout and feel to the place and the little freezer to the side that displayed the sandwiches in a reasonably prominent and appealing manner. Another thumbs up to the three sizes they have available in their coffees. For me, the bummer was the fact was that the coffees were nothing great or different from the usual stuff and the paninis, wraps, et al weren't particularly outstanding either. The desserts did seem inviting, but by the time I got around to them, I was too disillusioned to humor my sweet tooth. Another time maybe.
Oh yeah, it's also pricier than the norm, so keep that little fact in mind as well! All in all, it's worth a visit...but then I love coffee, so maybe I'm a (bit) biased!
52, Gulmohar Road, JVPD, Juhu, Mumbai - 49
Costa Coffee, the largest coffee chain of UK, opened its first branch in Juhu, Mumbai. A quick run through the menu revealed that much of it consisted of similar things that our very own Café Coffee Day and Barista stock, but priced surprisingly higher than both.
I tried the English Toffee Milkshake (Rs 78) which though unusual, could have done with a wee bit of additional flavoring to make it taste really good.
My friend sipped on a cup of hot chocolate (Rs 65) and gave it top marks, specifically mentioning that it wasnt extra creamy or heavy but was light and frothy like a milkshake.
We munched on a Chicken Wrap (Rs 87) which was chicken with mint chutney and onions wrapped inside a crisp cover of a white-flour roti.
But what transported me straight to heaven was this sinfully divine dessert called Chocolate Tavoletta (Rs 50) A decadent bar of sin made up of chocolate, nuts, raisins, bits of shortbread biscuit and nougat, that just melts in your mouth even as you crunch down on the crusty biscuits bits. A must try!
Certain beverages are available in small, medium and large serving sizes and cost appropriately.
The location of the coffee shop is perfect; it hugs the corner of a very busy crossroad of Juhu, where the former Sony store was, right next to Tian restaurant.
Huge windows give you a clear view of the constant traffic snarl outside :) You can choose any of the various comfortable seating arrangements of the chic maroon and beige coffee shop and contently watch the world trying to go by.
The staff is polite, well-informed though slightly myopic, as we had to really try hard to catch their attention.
Worth a visit, if you are in the area.