The Range Coffee Shop
Reviewed By: eGDC Ltd on October 13, 2013
The Range Coffee Shop has a selection of hot and cold light meals and snacks. The coffee shop is a not bad place to visit for this type of food if in the area.
The Range Coffee Shop, Pearson Way, Clough Road, Hull, East Yorkshire, HU6 7QA.
Business Hours (The Range; Coffee Shop may vary)
9:00 AM – 8:00 PM Monday – Friday
9:00 AM – 7:00 PM Saturday
10:30 AM – 4:30 PM Sunday
- The service was fast and friendly.
- Reasonable price..
The Range is a chain of home and garden superstores. The one on Pearson Way in Hull has a coffee shop, run by the Compass Group who also manage the Tesco Cafe in the St Stephens Shopping Centre, in a large and well lit extension to the main building. The coffee shop consists of a manned counter and chiller cabinet with cooking area hidden behind it, with a number of tables and chairs set out in front of it.
The coffee shop sells cakes, available both pre-packaged and as slices from larger cakes, pre-packaged pastries and buns, cold sandwiches, toasted paninis, soup, jacket potatoes and hot and cold drinks.
Food and drinks are purchased at the counter, and then are taken over to one of the tables. If any food that requires cooking is purchased, you will be given a number to take to a table, and the hot food is brought over to you.
Cutlery and condiments are available from a table next to the counter.
The coffee shop was visited on a Sunday lunchtime, and was quite quiet with only a few tables occupied, even though the store itself was quite busy.
A Ham, Mozzarella and Tomato Panini was ordered. This came with a small side salad consisting of a slice of tomato, a slice of cucumber, some mixed salad leaves and a bit of chopped red onion. The panini was brought to the table when it was ready, and had been cooked in half. A pre-packaged Raspberry and White Chocolate Muffin was also purchased, along with a 500ml bottle of Coca Cola.
The fridge for the cold drinks was not working, so ice was offered with the Coke, and it was served with a (latte) glass.
The panini could have done with being a bit hotter; although it was not cold, it had only been warmed through and cook have done with a bit more time. Other than that, it was fine; nothing exceptional but perfectly acceptable.
The muffin had the raspberry filling inside it, but not very much white chocolate. It was fresh and quite nice though.
The Coke, being a bottle of it, was fine.
The total for the food ordered came to £7.20. The service speed was fast for the cooked food, although possibly a bit too fast, given the temperature of the panini. The quality and price of the food is very similar to that of other coffee shops such as Costa Coffee. The coffee shop was warm enough, although the chairs were not that comfortable to sit on for more than a few minutes.
This isn’t a bad place to visit for this type of meal if in the area. There are a couple of other stores that have comparable cafes. 2.5/5.