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

Old Nov 16th 2012, 1:29 pm
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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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Old Nov 16th 2012, 1:34 pm
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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.
People did that when McD opened its 1st branch, think it was Abu Dhabi, recollection kinda poor.
Just don't get the queing mentality, same for those Apple fanboys/fangirls.
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.......... 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.
Waaay back in the early 90s, Abu Dhabi airport departurers' lounge on the 2nd floor had the absolute best bloody cold sandwiches I have ever tasted anywhere. It was chicken or turkey.
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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.
I asked a Ike in there is I could make y own order and clean up my own plates. He looked confused and asked why..."so I don't have a to sit and wait for 40 minutes for the bill to come and then wait a further 20 minutes for a card machine to appear."

Wasn't impressed by service but food is mega.
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I went to the one that just opened in Abu Dhabi mall and had some breakfast thing that was more like a McDonalds breakfast.

The staff reeked of being new to the country and the business and were not very good but I am willing to forgive that for the first couple of months knowing how it is over here with recruitment, wages etc.

The coffee (I take mine black with no sugar) wasn't too bad considering I paid around 20dhs and the donut I treated myself to was better than average.

If they work on their sandwiches, and train their staff better I may go back. Basically I'll go anywhere that isn't Starbucks - which is the most overrated, overpriced garbage going...Tim Horton's may find a niche as more reasonably priced rubbish

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Basically I'll go anywhere that isn't Starbucks - which is the most overrated, overpriced garbage going...Tim Horton's may find a niche as more reasonably priced rubbish

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the coffee is shite in starbucks, thats my main objection
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the coffee is shite in starbucks, thats my main objection
Amen to that.
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the coffee is shite in starbucks, thats my main objection
Agree
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The coffee may generally be shite in Starbucks.......... but the Mocha Frappuccino (with whipped cream but NO SAUCE) is unrivalled........
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The coffee may generally be shite in Starbucks.......... but the Mocha Frappuccino (with whipped cream but NO SAUCE) is unrivalled........
try Cafe Supreme in MOE they are the best iced coffees I have found
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Originally Posted by Meow View Post
It's Canada's version of Starbucks, which also vastly over-rated.
Canada's version of Starbucks is Second Cup. Second Cup however does not use automatic machines but skilled barristas so you get the real beverage. Plus they are nice and cosy.

Tim Horton's is just ... bad.
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Canada's version of Starbucks is Second Cup. Second Cup however does not use automatic machines but skilled barristas so you get the real beverage. Plus they are nice and cosy.

Tim Horton's is just ... bad.
I just had the misfortune of ordering a flat white and babycino (yes, I am that kind of chick) at Second Cup yesterday. It was undrinkable, bitter and burnt, and the babycino was a full size chocolate milkshake. The only could thing in my coffee's favour was that it was scalding. I didn't drink it.
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[QUOTE=non_Brit;10425130]Canada's version of Starbucks is Second Cup. ...QUOTE]

I call it Second Co.ck due to the lack of females (especially in Kuwait !)
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