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Locations:53 MSAs
Associated names:EDC, Burger King
Predecessors:Cafe Continental, Caffe Ritazza, Coffee Nation, Little Chef, LP4, Upper Crust
Successors:Nescafe Nation, Subway, Greggs
Opening hours:Most motorway sites 24 hours
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Twitter: @CostaCoffee

Costa Coffee "Italian about coffee" can be found in most stylish towns and shopping areas, including Roadchef motorway services and now most Moto ones. They started off in London back in 1971 and have proven very popular since. Brand across the UK is owned by the Whitbread Group.

It is Roadchef's coffee provider, after they used it to replace their self-branded Cafe Continental. Until recently Moto only used Caffe Ritazza, but they have started introducing Costa. Welcome Break use Starbucks.

Roadchef have refurbished most of their outlets, and even changed their operating logo to read 'Roadchef Costa Coffee', sneakily allowing them to advertise Costa from the motorway. Moto later decided to go one better, changing their headboard to 'Costa M&S' or 'Costa Burger King' where appropriate.

Many former Esso On the Run stores used to include a Costa shop, where you could also pay for your fuel. These have all closed and many have been replaced by Subway and Greggs at Euro Garages sites. Costa Coffee also offer a Costa Card, giving customers the option to pre-pay for their drinks.

In July 2016, Roadchef opened their first Costa drive thru, in a similar style to Welcome Break's Starbucks drive thrus.

Costa Express

In March 2011 Whitbread, owner of the Costa Coffee brand, purchased Coffee Nation to re-brand into Costa Express. Coffee Nation was a brand widely seen across MSA's providing coffee machines within petrol forecourts and WHSmith outlets. They are seen at most TRSAs and have a partnership with Shell and are usually seen alongside Select and Deli2go. The Costa Express machines offer 10 varieties of hot drinks and are the largest coffee machine provider for forecourts in the UK.


Costa Coffee can be found at all Roadchef, Moto and a few Extra motorway service stations. They are:

A-road Services

Irish Services

Express Only

The following MSA's consist of Costa Express units only:

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