Today is Food Day in Castle Douglas. Huttonian and party had food and coffee: Huttonian a large cup of Latte, The Wife Ditto. Middle daughter and American Son in Law arrived later. Coffee for her;coffee for him. Filtred. Cups or Mug? asked the waitress. MD and ASIL looked at our cups and ordered mugs (Huttonian was paying) Scones amd tea cake finished; coffee downed, Huttonned enquired about the bill.' What did you have?' Three scones, teacake, two mugs coffee, two cups Latte'. The waitress disagreed. 'The Latte came in mugs'. Huttonian mildly countered: 'My wife and I had cups- round thing,handle and saucer' ( Too late in in my minds eye I realised that the mugs also had handles and came with a saucer-but they were mugs. (I haven't got to where I have after so long without knowing a mug when I see one, And a cup) The waitress had the last word 'The Latte comes in a mug. Them big cups are Mugs.
Glancing at the menu as I went out I found that Coffee in a Mug was £1-20.
Latte was £1-60. Containers not specified
Next time I shall specifically ask for a Mug of Latte. Only way of making sure of getting a big cup which probbly holds more than a bog standard mug)
Skinny Latte (I noticed) comes in a glass. With a handle and a saucer.
But you will still pay for a mug.
(But only on Food Day, Perhaps)
Labels: Castle Douglas, Food Day