Tuesday, 25 October 2011
Twitter buzz was true and the wonderful Notes Music & Coffee has cloned itself - hooray! Diving deeper into theatre-land from their original St Martins Lane location they have opened a lovely dual level shop on Wellington St, just near the Strand. As well as the mighty fine coffee they are known for, this is a great place to have an evening glass of wine and plate of charcuterie (you can see some delicious meat being sliced in the snap). The DVDs and CDs are downstairs and the whole place has a really chilled out vibe (does that make me sound like a hippy?). Anyway - love these guys, love the fact they have opened a new gaff - all power to the mighty Notes.
Friday, 21 October 2011
StArt Space, a gallery in Columbia Road, StArt Coffee is probably the smallest coffee bar I have encountered. We visited at the end of a heavily caffeinated day - Hurwundeki, CapheVn, Prufrock - but still managed to sample the wares and they were pretty good. As you can see our friend Rob was pretty happy with the whole experience. Columbia Road is lovely on a Saturday - no crowds, quite peaceful - obviously no flowers but still lots of the shops are open and you can browse without the rubber-neck crowds. I love the walk from Broadway Market through Columbia Road, over Shoreditch High St, through Arnold Circus to Redchurch Street and it's a caffeine wonderland. I would happily do it every weekend.