Platform 7

The boyfriend and I enjoyed a walk on a particularly drizzly afternoon about a month ago. Upon our return to the car, I decided I wanted a nice cup of hot chocolate to warm up (as you do). We were in an area I’m not very familiar with, so I turned to my trusty phone and searched for “hot chocolate near me”. One of the suggestions was Platform 7. Odd name for a coffee shop but the reviews were good and the photos online confirmed that this was exactly the kind of place I was looking for.

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Stepping through the door, we found ourselves transported to a .. train station?

Ahh, PLATFORM 7.

As in a train station platform.

As in.. of course!

My brain may have taken the long route but everything was suddenly making sense.

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I love the decor. From the long bar to the “station” roof to the floor boards. Everything was on point and perfectly suited the name.

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The hot chocolate was perfect; warm and comforting with real chocolate flavour (which can’t be said for most watered down poor imitations I’ve ordered over the years). It was almost too pretty to drink. Almost.

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The peanut butter cookie, not initially part of the plan, called to me. Screamed my name until I ordered it, really. What was I to do? I am happy to report that it was delicious too.

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The staff are friendly and the vibe is exactly what I look for in a coffee shop. Sadly, Platform 7 isn’t in my neighbourhood. Nor is it in a neighbourhood that I ever really visit. But I definitely think it’s worth a trip. Next time I think I’ll visit during the day to take advantage of the delicious looking sandwiches. And maybe I’ll pull up a stool and sit at the bar for a while.

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– Marla

 

 

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