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Starbucks in Tallaght Hospital

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  • 03-01-2019 3:46pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 11,792 ✭✭✭✭


    Is there really a Starbucks or starbucks like coffee shop in Tallaght Hospital???

    do me a favour!

    you go to them type bloody places when your out on a day out shopping and you are used to paying out for food/drink but not when your visiting patients in a bleeding hospital for gods sakes.

    yep I understand the other cafe is a volunteer run one and that it closes about 3 or 4pm and fair enough there most probably was a need for a commercial cafe so it could open later ... but are you saying a non-chain (which some would say have high rip-off charges) cafe with reasonable prices couldn't have run it instead?

    So along with high price for parking and now a high priced place for a bite to eat in the hospital out of the volunteer run cafe I presume it costs ye an arm and a leg now to go visit someone in Tallaght Hospital these days? - mind you if you come over feeling ill after paying 15euro for a sandwich and a coffee at least your in the right place!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,207 ✭✭✭highdef


    I don't think the purchase of coffee is mandatory when visiting someone in hospital. I've never bought a coffee in a hospital. Have brought stuff in with me alright but never felt compelled to use the facilities within any hospital campus.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,423 ✭✭✭✭Outlaw Pete


    In America some States have allowed a McDonald's to open in their hospitals:

    http://www.trueactivist.com/these-states-serve-mcdonalds-in-their-hospitals-infographic/

    I'm assuming it's so medics can bring patients down to explain what kind of food has led them to end up there.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,568 ✭✭✭Chinasea


    See if they sell full-stops, capital letters and the odd coma.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,505 ✭✭✭✭Mad_maxx


    One in the mater hospital too


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,229 ✭✭✭DaveyDave


    If you don't like it you can of course not use it. Personally it's nice to have a bit of a pick me up when visiting long hours. Hospitals aren't a nice place to be. Hospitals are a business at the end of the day.

    In saying that, the staff at that Starbucks don't know their árseholes from their elbows and can't make a coffee at all.

    I think the pricing is disgraceful though, whether you're getting a sandwich from the cafe or even a coke from the shop the prices are just too high.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 43,028 ✭✭✭✭SEPT 23 1989


    If you want to eat properly go down to the canteen


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,029 ✭✭✭SusieBlue


    Starbucks are no more expensive and are on par price wise with Costa, Café Nero, Gloria Jeans etc.
    All the major brands charge roughly the same.
    I imagine an independent ran venture wouldn't have the start up funds needed to set up in a hospital, which explains why a company like Starbucks ended up in there. Not many could afford that level of initial investment.
    Pretty sure there's one in CUH as well.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,128 ✭✭✭Tacitus Kilgore


    If you want a rant, rant about the prices in the little shop across from it -

    €4feckin50 for a shyte muffin that's about the same size as a feckin caffreys snowball


  • Registered Users Posts: 40,291 ✭✭✭✭Gatling


    One in the coombe years too,

    Terrible coffee


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,300 ✭✭✭✭razorblunt


    Chinasea wrote: »
    See if they sell full-stops, capital letters and the odd coma.

    As lucrative as it would be I don't think a hospital should be encouraged to sell comas.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,969 ✭✭✭✭alchemist33


    Chinasea wrote: »
    See if they sell full-stops, capital letters and the odd coma.

    Do you think they have enough people in comas that they're actually selling them now? ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,628 ✭✭✭Feisar


    Mad_maxx wrote: »
    One in the mater hospital too

    Isn't that a costa, however the brand isn't really relevant.

    First they came for the socialists...



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,138 ✭✭✭Uncharted


    Chinasea wrote: »
    See if they sell full-stops, capital letters and the odd coma.

    Where else would ya buy a coma sure? :pac:


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 2,492 ✭✭✭pleas advice


    Chinasea wrote: »
    See if they sell full-stops, capital letters and the odd coma.

    I've heard they do them all-right

    Edit. Beaten to it. by THREE other posters


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,128 ✭✭✭Tacitus Kilgore


    If you want to eat properly go down to the canteen

    Where's the canteen?


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,942 ✭✭✭✭GBX


    There are 3 places to get coffee in Tallaght Hospital if you want it. You are not restricted to just using Starbucks. There's a volunteers coffee shop across from Starbucks. There is also the main canteen but its a bit of a walk down corridors well signed to find it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,634 ✭✭✭✭Graces7


    Chinasea wrote: »
    See if they sell full-stops, capital letters and the odd coma.

    ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,792 ✭✭✭✭Andy From Sligo


    Chinasea wrote: »
    See if they sell full-stops, capital letters and the odd coma.

    why do Starbucks have Grammar Nazis working for them now? :D


  • Site Banned Posts: 1,253 ✭✭✭sk8erboii


    Is there really a Starbucks or starbucks like coffee shop in Tallaght Hospital???

    do me a favour!

    you go to them type bloody places when your out on a day out shopping and you are used to paying out for food/drink but not when your visiting patients in a bleeding hospital for gods sakes.

    yep I understand the other cafe is a volunteer run one and that it closes about 3 or 4pm and fair enough there most probably was a need for a commercial cafe so it could open later ... but are you saying a non-chain (which some would say have high rip-off charges) cafe with reasonable prices couldn't have run it instead?

    So along with high price for parking and now a high priced place for a bite to eat in the hospital out of the volunteer run cafe I presume it costs ye an arm and a leg now to go visit someone in Tallaght Hospital these days? - mind you if you come over feeling ill after paying 15euro for a sandwich and a coffee at least your in the right place!
    Holy f*ck! Talk about snowflake syndrome.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,942 ✭✭✭✭GBX


    Where's the canteen?

    It's on this as "dining room"

    http://www.tuh.ie/Adult-Services/Hospital-Map-Leaflet.pdf


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,792 ✭✭✭✭Andy From Sligo


    If you want to eat properly go down to the canteen

    when its open - think it finishes at 3 or 4pm doesnt it?


  • Registered Users Posts: 103 ✭✭banana_bear


    DaveyDave wrote: »
    In saying that, the staff at that Starbucks don't know their árseholes from their elbows and can't make a coffee at all.

    I think the pricing is disgraceful though, whether you're getting a sandwich from the cafe or even a coke from the shop the prices are just too high.


    That sounds like any of the starbucks I've ever been to (which was once for the novelty, and then only due to a lack of options).


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,792 ✭✭✭✭Andy From Sligo


    SusieBlue wrote: »
    Starbucks are no more expensive and are on par price wise with Costa, Café Nero, Gloria Jeans etc.
    All the major brands charge roughly the same.
    I imagine an independent ran venture wouldn't have the start up funds needed to set up in a hospital, which explains why a company like Starbucks ended up in there. Not many could afford that level of initial investment.
    Pretty sure there's one in CUH as well.

    if a volunteer ran one can start up and run i am almost pretty sure an independent commercially run one could function - nothing fancy , no fancy food just the basic sandwiches, cookies and twix bars etc and cups of tea rather than buckets of tea and coffee


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,083 ✭✭✭Reputable Rog


    There's a Supermacs in UHG.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,792 ✭✭✭✭Andy From Sligo


    If you want a rant, rant about the prices in the little shop across from it -

    €4feckin50 for a shyte muffin that's about the same size as a feckin caffreys snowball

    is it really - madness!


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,963 ✭✭✭✭Del2005


    GBX wrote: »
    There are 3 places to get coffee in Tallaght Hospital if you want it. You are not restricted to just using Starbucks. There's a volunteers coffee shop across from Starbucks. There is also the main canteen but its a bit of a walk down corridors well signed to find it.

    And if you walk a few minutes you have The Square and all the cafes and restaurants around it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,029 ✭✭✭SusieBlue


    if a volunteer ran one can start up and run i am almost pretty sure an independent commercially run one could function - nothing fancy , no fancy food just the basic sandwiches, cookies and twix bars etc and cups of tea rather than buckets of tea and coffee

    Sounds like you have all the knowledge and expertise, maybe you're the man for the job?


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,792 ✭✭✭✭Andy From Sligo


    sk8erboii wrote: »
    Holy f*ck! Talk about snowflake syndrome.

    says someone who most probably earns a decent wage and dont have to conserve their money and make it stretch in life :)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,758 ✭✭✭Pelvis


    Is there really a Starbucks or starbucks like coffee shop in Tallaght Hospital???

    do me a favour!

    you go to them type bloody places when your out on a day out shopping and you are used to paying out for food/drink but not when your visiting patients in a bleeding hospital for gods sakes.

    yep I understand the other cafe is a volunteer run one and that it closes about 3 or 4pm and fair enough there most probably was a need for a commercial cafe so it could open later ... but are you saying a non-chain (which some would say have high rip-off charges) cafe with reasonable prices couldn't have run it instead?

    So along with high price for parking and now a high priced place for a bite to eat in the hospital out of the volunteer run cafe I presume it costs ye an arm and a leg now to go visit someone in Tallaght Hospital these days? - mind you if you come over feeling ill after paying 15euro for a sandwich and a coffee at least your in the right place!

    You talk some amount of shite.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,792 ✭✭✭✭Andy From Sligo


    GBX wrote: »

    thats a good map - thanks for posting


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