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Mobile Office Reviews: The Pancake Parlour

By 23 April 2013 8

Pancake Parlor

“Where shall we go today Joel?”

“I want pancakes John!”

… and so went to the Pancake Parlour.

I had almost intended it as a joke, it turned out to be a really good idea.

Technology:

Possibly the best place yet, if not a very close second to the Front. The WiFi was fast enough for our needs, and the mobile coverage was great considering we were underground. Power-points were available for those of us who don’t have amazing laptops that never run our of power like Johnboy does.

The only downside was the system for getting on the WiFi. It required getting a small card with a unique username and password printed on it. These logins would eventually expire, causing us to hunt for another.

A small annoyance, but a notable one. Getting another password was as simple as asking the staff, and the expiration seemed to be based on usage instead of time which means you’re unlikely to ever get stuck with slow internet due to someone torrenting there.

Food:

It’s the Pancake Parlour. it does decent enough pancakes, particularly if you’ve got a sweet tooth. I had pancakes with icecream for breakfast. I feel like I am suffering for it now, but I regret nothing.

Be warned, everything is very rich.

Johnboy put up a brekkie review so check that out.

Productivity:

Brilliant. The place was quiet. It was almost empty when we arrived in the morning, which might not be great for their business, but suits our purposes.

It started to fill about 10.30ish, but the size of the venue and the privacy of the booths meant this didn’t impact on our work.

Small breaks in output when we needed to request new passwords aside, everything ran very smoothly.

Coffee:

The Johnboy-o-matic says:

Famous for foul filter coffee, they have got an espresso machine and made a perfectly passable flat white. The lemongrass and ginger tea is well worth a spin too.

Comfort:

Great, the seats were nice the tables were clean and it was very easy to just relax in there. The tables may have been a tiny bit high, once again creating that illusion that you’re a child trying to type on a grow up’s desk. However like I said, only a tiny bit high, so it was a tiny illusion. Easily ignored.

The music deserves a special mention. For a large part of the morning our soundtrack consisted mainly of funk and soul. This greatly increased my comfort.

Service:

Fine. The staff were nice and attentive and our orders appeared and disappeared quickly. They seemed to have no problem with Johnboy and I occupying a desk for half the day which was nice too.

Other People:

We never really saw anyone. If you favour a working environment without distraction or interference from others, I can highly recommend it. If you need to be surrounded by activity, or just love people watching, then this is not the place for you.

Conclusion:

I really wasn’t expecting to write this, but the Pancake Parlour is one of the better places we have worked… in fact if it weren’t for the fact I don’t think my stomach could take it (and we don’t really vote on things like this) I might have voted for this to become our regular location.

Everything from the location, to the internet access, to the fact I can buy ice cream spiders there all works in the Pancake Parlour’s favour.

Thank you Mr. Hubbard!*

*I don’t believe Mr. Hubbard is actually responsible for Civic’s nice WiFi, but I thought I’d thank him none the less.

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8 Responses to Mobile Office Reviews: The Pancake Parlour
#1
c_c™9:37 am, 24 Apr 13

You have sugar in your coffee… for shame.

#2
DrKoresh10:55 am, 24 Apr 13

c_c™ said :

You have sugar in your coffee… for shame.

Have to agree. And while we’re being judgy about beverage choices… Why Barcham, why?? Energy drinks aren’t even as caffeinated as coffee is, and everyone knows that blue Red-Eye is the only drinkable flavour, should you find yourself in the unenviable position of having to purchase and consume an energy drink for whatever reason.

#3
johnboy10:59 am, 24 Apr 13

It’s true that if I want to be a coffee purist a short black is the only way to go.

On the other hand if I want to enjoy the greatest number of coffees then I’ll join the milk and sugar heresy gladly.

#4
DrKoresh11:01 am, 24 Apr 13

I never said anything bad about milk, I love milk! Milky, savoury coffee is delicious.

#5
poetix11:09 am, 24 Apr 13

My discipline on this is to allow myself a maximum of one white coffee a day, and any others must be short blacks. Unless I have any milk products for breakfast, in which case they must all be short blacks.

At Lonsdale Street Roasters I have to put just a little sugar in the short blacks as they make them extra short and strong. But at Tilley’s it is no sugar.

The spontaneity of my life is overwhelming sometimes.

#6
Barcham1:27 pm, 24 Apr 13

DrKoresh said :

c_c™ said :

You have sugar in your coffee… for shame.

Have to agree. And while we’re being judgy about beverage choices… Why Barcham, why?? Energy drinks aren’t even as caffeinated as coffee is, and everyone knows that blue Red-Eye is the only drinkable flavour, should you find yourself in the unenviable position of having to purchase and consume an energy drink for whatever reason.

Blue? Egads no.

Really really no.

Classic Red Eye is possibly the only energy drink that doesn’t feel like your sucking the acid out of a battery. All those awful flavour that came afterwards that were just trying to ape the Redbull taste are foul.

Also they may not be as caffeinated as coffee, but I tend to rate taste over caffeine volume when choosing my drinks.

Otherwise I’d just pop a handful of no-dose and drink a glass of water.

#7
KB19711:35 pm, 24 Apr 13

The cajun chicken salad is the bomb……..& the sugar ants wont chase you out of the place afterwards.

In the internet thing, they must of changed it. We were able to surf freely on their intewebs once apon a time here but have not ben able to find the signal of late………..oh well back to In Blue & Kaldi interwebs…….

#8
poetix2:21 pm, 24 Apr 13

Barcham said :

DrKoresh said :

c_c™ said :

You have sugar in your coffee… for shame.

Have to agree. And while we’re being judgy about beverage choices… Why Barcham, why?? Energy drinks aren’t even as caffeinated as coffee is, and everyone knows that blue Red-Eye is the only drinkable flavour, should you find yourself in the unenviable position of having to purchase and consume an energy drink for whatever reason.

Blue? Egads no.

Really really no.

Classic Red Eye is possibly the only energy drink that doesn’t feel like your sucking the acid out of a battery. All those awful flavour that came afterwards that were just trying to ape the Redbull taste are foul.

Also they may not be as caffeinated as coffee, but I tend to rate taste over caffeine volume when choosing my drinks.

Otherwise I’d just pop a handful of no-dose and drink a glass of water.

Have you tried coffee?

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