We do – frequently. And we have the loyalty card to prove it (just two stamps away from a free scouser’s breakfast too), but it’s our sad duty to report that Brew’s cafes have closed.
Only last week we were in Brew’s St Peter’s Square outlet for a bitchy business meeting. On the face of it it was a good location, in the heart of the business district, but it never seemed especially busy.
Presumably the Bold Street outlet had more passing trade, but the forthcoming closure of Central Station for six months can’t have helped.
We’ll miss a lot of things about Brew, its tea most obviously. But the little conveyor belt timed to brew some tea to perfection and the vast range of brews available (we liked: macha; we disliked: popcorn tea) stick in the mind.
Another victim of the creeping recession? Or just circumstance? Hard to say – there’s a suggestion that outside catering business may be flourishing – but we will miss Brew. Our condolences to those who have lost their jobs. And the many more who have lot their favourite tea outlet.