there's a great coffee place upstairs at the Elephant - run by Columbians. Great music too. If Starbucks comes to Elephant that would be the final straw for me! Crap coffee from a global enterprise. The best coffee in all SE1 is at Borough Market - Monmouth coffee stall or at their new shop by the market. Fantastic coffee from a small enterprise, locally roasted by people who know their stuff.
Well, sorry to be a sucker for mass consumerism, but I actually quite like Starbucks . But then, I also like the latest Travis album, rather than that crappy world music that Damon Albarn is peddling, so I suppose I have no taste. If only I could appreciate genuine independent coffee houses rather than Starbucks then maybe my sad old life would have more meaning. Oh I feel so inadequate.
sorry JamesB to nip in before you posted! just me taking things personally, yet again - or just being a total sadster with nothing else to do but post on this board! of course if i'd read your post properly i would have realised! sorry