Right smack bang in the middle of the recession something odd happened on Dawson Street: a new Costa Coffee opened. It was on the corner of Molesworth Street and Dawson Street, and it didn't last long. Thankfully the location was later filled by the excellent Fixx Coffee.
Now Costa is back on Dawson Street. Starting this week it's the coffee being served in Readers' Cafe in Waterstones.
It's a little expensive, the service isn't great, and the coffee is OK but not a match for competitors such as Fixx or Carluccio's. If you're considering going to the Readers' Cafe, don't let this put you off - but if you're just looking for good coffee, I don't recommend it.