St Pacras coffee bars 24/7?

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I'm pretty sure Costa Coffee in the station shopping area was open when I was lurking around there waiting for a train in the early hours on Wednesday morning.
 

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Costa has much more comfortable seats than Starbucks, and a better choice of food as well! It's where I usually overnight while waiting for the check in for the first Eurostar of the day to open.
 

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Can confirm Costa is also 24 hour (the web is correct!).

Not too sure whether you'll want to venture over to the McDonald's at that time though!!

Nowt wrong with it at that time. Mostly full of drunks to inebriated to stand.
 

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Do staff at the McDonalds close off most of the seating areas, just leaving the serving area and a few seats late at night?
 

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Yes they do use shutters to close off parts of the restaurant, at least the one on York Way but almost certainly the other one too.
 

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That's what I thought, similar set up to a couple up here. Bit annoying as you are effectively lumped in with the drunks.
 

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While on the topic of the coffee bars at St Pancras, Starbucks has been closed several times in several months for various reasons. I wouldn't be surprised if it just disappears next time I'm there, leaving nothing but scorch marks on the ground it once occupied...
 
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While on the topic of the coffee bars at St Pancras, Starbucks has been closed several times in several months for various reasons. I wouldn't be surprised if it just disappears next time I'm there, leaving nothing but scorch marks on the ground it once occupied...

It was refurbed a couple of months back which is when they put the glass partitions up because it used to get freezing in there.

Lately it's been booming down there.
 

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It was refurbed a couple of months back which is when they put the glass partitions up because it used to get freezing in there.

Lately it's been booming down there.

I know that, it was a poor attempt at humour. But as a regular user of the station, I seem to remember it being closed at least 3 times for various works in the last few months, for several days on end.

Certainly it is far better since they put the glass around it. St Pancras is more akin to a freezer than a station. Infact, I believe the station actually has heating. I will have to dig the article out.
 
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