London is definitely the city to be if you are a creative mind. If you also have an entrepreneurial spirit then it is definitely the city for you! The last few months have seen the rise of a great amount of concept cafés that has caused a lot of hype, enthusiasm and tweeting too. Indeed, these quirky concept cafés are the latest trends in the city and are making everyone curious, tourists just like Londoners attached to their traditional cafés and tea rooms. If you are planning to cross the pond and visit the UK’s capital, here is a list of cafés that will definitely enrich your British experience!
- Cereal Killer Café
Raise your hand if you are a sugar addicted and a cereal lover/nostalgic! With over 120 types of cereals, 30 types of milk and 20 toppings, this small café in Brick Lane will leave you with your mouth wide open. The selection of cereals is unbelievable: the cereal range indeed spans from America to Australia, to South Africa, to France and Israel and will definitely feed you sugar cravings.
- Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium
If you are allergic to cats do not even get closer to the 152-154 of Bethnal Green Road. This two-floor cafés indeed, hosts 12 cats with whom you can create special bonds while tasting your scone. During your time there, you can indeed play with Artemis or brush Wookie’s fur or play with any of the furry friends in the Cat Tunnel. If you are a cat lover, this experience will definitely blow your mind.
If you like to do things in an unconventional way, Ziferblat is the café for you. This small café in the heart of Shoreditch has indeed a peculiar policy according to which you will not pay for what you get but for the amount of time you spend in. At your arrival, you will be given a clock and you will return it at the end of your stay in order to calculate the amount of time you spent in there. Ziferblat is not like any other cafés. You will have to make your own coffee (or tea or whatever you prefer) yourself, you will be able to use the fridge and get anything that has been left there by previous customers. You will also find board games and have the opportunity to chat with complete strangers. Ziferblat is for whoever believes that sharing truly is caring.
- Draughts Café
This café is heaven for all the games lovers. Draughts is London’s first board game café and offers its customers a library of more than 500 games. It also hosts tournaments, workshops and themed events and serves high quality food and drinks. Feel like playing RisiKo tonight? You know where to go.
Described as “a lifestyle space in the heart of East London ”, this café is specialized in home-cooked food, affordable hairdressing and great coffee. Situated in Brick Lane, Hurwundeki offers indeed a quick, stylish and affordable hairdressing for both women and men. The food is a mix of modern and traditional Korean with no MSG or other additives. Every women’s dream of getting their hair done while enjoying a delicious lunch has finally come true thanks to the creative mind of Ki Lee, Hurwundeki’s creative director.
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