When it comes to express dining and grabbing a drink on the go on a weekend morning, Costa is usually my first port of call. I love their smoothies, their cakes are delicious and their sandwiches are affordable and well made. I do spend a lot of time at independent coffee and tea houses, but on a weekend they can be rather busy and Costa is conveniently placed inside my local shopping centre. My usual order is a lemon iced tea and occasionally a Belgian shortbread.
Yesterday I popped down to Costa to try out some of their new summer menu*. The summer menu consists of healthy wraps, salads and sandwiches, a variety of smoothies and coolers and a few indulgent treats such as Lemon Drizzle cake. There's a lot to choose from and even better, it's vegetarian friendly with Goats Cheese Panini's, falafel wraps and fresh lemon and mint falafel dressed salads. I opted for the Falafel wrap and the Mango and Passionfruit smoothie - both of which I thoroughly enjoyed. The wrap had plenty of texture from the shredded carrot and the filling was full of flavour, while my smoothie was not too sweet and highly refreshing. Overall I was rather impressed.
Have you been to Costa lately?