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My first visit to Tim Horton's Cafe & Bake Shop......

Old Nov 15th 2012, 11:05 am
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Default My first visit to Tim Horton's Cafe & Bake Shop......

.......... will also be my last.

Where to begin: indifferent, sullen, disinterested staff........... coffee that didn't taste of coffee (or anything else that could remotely be described as pleasant)........ feeling peckish, I bought an 'Egg & Cheese Breakfast Sandwich' (or something like that) which at least created a record of sorts: I have eaten good and bad sandwiches at various times in my life, but I have never until now eaten a sandwich in which the bread and the filling tasted exactly the same.

I'm not joking - true, the bread had a vaguely doughish texture but the filling (a sort of overcooked cheese omelette) tasted the same.

My companion, who was Canadian (the home of Tim Horton's), was torn between not wanting to criticise a Canadian institution and showing disgust at the quality on offer.........

On the positive side: the place was spotlessly clean.

A generous 2/10.

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Old Nov 15th 2012, 11:29 am
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Default Re: My first visit to Tim Horton's Cafe & Bake Shop......

Having read this blog last year we decided that we'd give Tim Horton's a miss:

http://fakeplasticsouks.blogspot.com...e-yum-not.html
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Default Re: My first visit to Tim Horton's Cafe & Bake Shop......

only been (once) in Canada... coffee was weak as piss
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Default Re: My first visit to Tim Horton's Cafe & Bake Shop......

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Having read this blog last year we decided that we'd give Tim Horton's a miss:

http://fakeplasticsouks.blogspot.com...e-yum-not.html
Alex summed it up nicely, it would appear that the majority of these American/Canadian franchises lose something on their way over the Atlantic. People queued from 5 am for the opening of the first store here. I just don't get it. All very odd.
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Default Re: My first visit to Tim Horton's Cafe & Bake Shop......

It's Canada's version of Starbucks, which also vastly over-rated.
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Never been to Tim Horton's, and based on this I don't think I ever shall.

Have you tried Jones the Grocer on SZR? I have been a few times for lunch, simply awesome!
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Never been to Tim Horton's, and based on this I don't think I ever shall.

Have you tried Jones the Grocer on SZR? I have been a few times for lunch, simply awesome!
Have they sorted out their service? It was so bad the couple of times I went, that I haven't been back since. Most of their groceries are very over-priced too.
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Have they sorted out their service? It was so bad the couple of times I went, that I haven't been back since. Most of their groceries are very over-priced too.
My last visit was a couple of months ago middle of lunch time and they were busy, but we had no issues with the service that I can remember. Maybe I'm less stroppy than you though Meow

Their groceries are ridiculously expensive, but if you are after specialist stuff they are likely to have it.
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Default Re: My first visit to Tim Horton's Cafe & Bake Shop......

I didn't get Tim Hortons, even when I was in Toronto,my friend insisted we went there, lots of fat food, but here it is even worse, very sweet coffee, and bad food
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Default Re: My first visit to Tim Horton's Cafe & Bake Shop......

Went to the one on the Walk next to the Hilton.

Had the worst smoothie I have ever had. Was basically crushed ice mixed with some berries and a ton of sugar. Also found the staff there odd. They were bullying one of the other staff, mocking him which I found a bit odd.

Cant say I would rush back anytime soon.
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What I don't get is that the Saudi copy cat coffee shops such as Dr Caffe, Java and Coffee Time very similar quality to Starbuck and Costa but half price for a cup of splosh.
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By the way I am not a coffee snob...as I was telling my barista Javier at The Small Batch Coffee Co in Shoreditch the other day
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went to one over here. wasn't impressed
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Default Re: My first visit to Tim Horton's Cafe & Bake Shop......

Originally Posted by norsk View Post
My last visit was a couple of months ago middle of lunch time and they were busy, but we had no issues with the service that I can remember. Maybe I'm less stroppy than you though Meow

Their groceries are ridiculously expensive, but if you are after specialist stuff they are likely to have it.
Used to live in Paddo in Sydney around the corner from the original Jones The Grocer which is universally known locally as Jones The Robber.
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