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C.U.P.Speciality Coffee & Tea
Ranked #2 of 9 Dessert in Reading
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$9
Description: Independent Coffee shop.Serving Speciality coffee, loose leaf teas and sinlge origin chocolates. We also bake pies and preparing fresh salads and baguettes everyday.
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Description: Independent Coffee shop.Serving Speciality coffee, loose leaf teas and sinlge origin chocolates. We also bake pies and preparing fresh salads and baguettes everyday.
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Cup is one of the coziest most friendly and relaxed coffee places in Reading. With a great view (behind the St. Mary Minster) and it's lovely service it never disappoints. I've tried almost all their pastry (in love with Greek flavours) and they're great! They also do almond milk coffee which I can't find in most coffee shops in town and it's super nice!

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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

I have been to CUP probably hundred times or so! The best coffee in town (Greek standards), pastries are awesome and food in general! Great vibe, great people running the business! No wonder it's so popular! Highly recommended! Fingers crossed that Reading will see more businesses like CUP!

Thank you guys!

1  Thank gsarristz
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Reading is by no means short of Coffee shops, all the larger coffee chains have numerous outlets dotted in and around the town, however, Reading does lack in good independent coffee shops and this is one of a few that cater for that market.

I think the coffee knocks spots off the run of the mill coffee you find in the chains.

The location is handy, nice little seating area outside for when the sun shines, small seating area inside.

A large selection of loose leaf tea's which are excellent.

Give it a go, support local, enjoy the coffee/tea

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

I have tried this place since day one. The coffee is very decent, though it has improved with time, i guess the barista has improved. But what is disappointing is that even though they call it "speciality coffee" there is nothing special about it. Though to be completely honest i am not a coffee expert and therefore cannot tell the exact difference (if any) between the coffee served in the other shops around town. And there are a few that i go that taste exactly the same. On the other hand though, i can tell whether i like the coffee or not. The bottom line is that if the other places around the center make the same taste then is nothing special to me and all the other regular customers who just enjoy a cup of coffee.

The barista looks like a really nice guy, always smiling and chatting. The lady is also smiling and chatting but she looks as if she is faking it.

They have some Greek pastries and some other "nibbles" or "bites" such as cakes and sandwiches. One thing that really annoys me is that since day one, they don't cover the food with something to prevent dust and other stuff. They have the pastries and the cakes on the counter in front of where you are standing and waiting to be served. so any hand gestures you do , i.e. take you wallet to pay, everything happens above the exposed pastries and cakes. so all the germs fall there. For me this is a NO and that is why i never eat there. This is so unhygienic!.

Finally, they also have a wide variety of teas and they do look good. A number of weird tastes and i have tried a couple and they are good, and served in a nice jar with a lid.

The space of the place is very nice, it is small but it is nice. The outside is also nice especially on a sunny day. Location wise is great! The reason for my rating is because like i said at the beginning there is nothing special about the coffee and also because of how they handle their food.

I do recommend it though and i have been taking my colleagues there for a coffee.

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1  Thank xose j
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

If you're after the best coffee in Reading, C.U.P certainly won't disappoint. I've had regular weekend coffees from this cafe and am always greeted by the friendly staff and am consistently given great tasting coffee. If you don't drink coffee, the hot chocolates made with real chocolate are also worth a taste.

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1  Thank soylattenosugar
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