How much? £4.50 for two coffees?
Were they specialist coffees, made with milk and chocolate sprinkles, served in a bone china cup with a paper doily on the saucer?
Who am I kidding. They were just bog standard coffees in a cardboard cup.
Last Sunday I was with pals at the Love Southsea Show. We’d just been rained off the live music at the bandstand and decided to give the Castle Field event a whirl.
Having squidged around in the quagmire for a while, they decided to get a cup of coffee and mosey off home.
But they ended up rather piqued at the price.
I remembered that, way back in the late 1960s, friends returning from Paris told us they’d paid a pound for a cup of coffee. It could never happen here, could it.
Well now it has.
Some cappuccinos are nearly £3. Ridiculous.