I don’t know, you wait 10 years for a Pret in south east London, and the day plans appear the price of their basic coffee rises from 99pm after a decade.
Inflation alert! Pret raises basic filter coffee price from 99p to £1.25. That is a big jump. https://t.co/qiDBIyuH2v
— Andrew Sentance (@asentance) May 12, 2021
That’s right everyone, the coffee shop synonymous with London that had next to no branches in south east London is planning to open at 5 Crescent Arcade near the Cutty Sark DLR station at what was an EE shop.
In much of London you couldn’t walk a street without seeing one, two or even three Prets yet they had an aversion to the south east. It was a stark reminder of how different this corner of London can often appear to the rest of the capital, but no longer.
It’s amazing it took this long really, as footfall in places like Greenwich was always high enough to support one.
And I’m glad, as it’s always been the cheapest place to grab a cheap coffee with fast service. Sod you massive cups of milky rubbish, as a basic filter does me and Pret have always done it for below a quid – until now that is.
Funny thing is Pret is often held up as some sort of gentrifying force despite being the cheapest place for a coffee. Cheaper than any supermarket of branch of Spoons. Maybe the other coffee is ridiculously over the top price-wise, and salads looks a bit much but who cares? If you want a cheap coffee (and granted aren’t too fussed about quality in your rush for caffeine) Pret does the job. And now you can get one in Greenwich.