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Bacon bap
15/52 for the group 2017 Weekly Alphabet Challenge

This week's theme was: O is for Ordinary

Just an ordinary cup of tea and a bacon bap in Starbucks. No fancy food, nothing special.

Bacon bap

Having said that, I don't often get to visit a Starbucks because (thankfully) they haven't made it to my home town. We have some nice independent cafes and tea rooms, so a Starbucks is a novelty.

One Starbucks I'm not entirely pleased about is the new one on Shrewsbury station which has replaced the Pumpkin cafe that had been there for years. On the window it says, "Thank you for choosing Starbucks," which always causes me to mutter, Well I didn't have much choice, did I? You're the only cafe on the station. I did think the Pumpkin cafe had better food for travellers who might want to grab something in the 10 minutes they have available whilst changing trains. It's much quicker to just grab a sandwich than it is to wait for the all day breakfast bap to be heated up and Starbucks range of sandwiches seems rather limited.
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jhetley From: jhetley Date: April 24th, 2017 03:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
"bacon bap" doesn't translate into American.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: April 24th, 2017 05:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ha! No, "bap" for bread roll is a very British word. :)
puddleshark From: puddleshark Date: April 24th, 2017 04:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Mmmm... Bacon...

I suppose the station café was put out to competitive tender. That seems to be the usual practice these days. Customer satisfaction doesn't really have a lot to do with it any more.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: April 24th, 2017 05:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
There's nothing actually wrong with it being a Starbucks, and when we have plenty of time between trains, a hot sausage bap is very acceptable, but I find their sandwich selection very limited for when we have to grab something and run.
lilairen From: lilairen Date: April 24th, 2017 10:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am of course now pondering the range of things that would be useful for grabbing food between trains, because that's a problem that's not likely to be solved by the typical megachain.
kishenehn From: kishenehn Date: April 24th, 2017 04:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think I'm going to have to Google "bap," now. :)
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: April 24th, 2017 05:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's just British English for "large bread roll". :)
eve_prime From: eve_prime Date: April 25th, 2017 05:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Is a "bap" a bread roll made with bacon, or is the bacon in the middle like a sandwich?
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