Ordinary London | The Old Shoreditch Cafè Review & Brick Lane

Yassmine and I are finally back with our Ordinary London series!! This time we’re presenting you Shoreditch an area in the East End of London and the famous Brick Lane!

The day we went discovering this area though, it was very cold and windy so as soon as we got out from Old Street tube station we looked for a cafè following the indications for Shoreditch area. The cafè we buped into is:

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you can check their IG page here 😉

What I love about the cafè is it’s semplicity but at the same time attention to the details, when talking about interior design for example the chairs and tables are simple wooden ones but then the chandelier had it all.

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It’s like if you have the feeling of being in a garden but indoor, there are lovely little plants on each table and as you can see the same these is showen in the chandelier.

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The coffee is also very good (finally Yassmine approved an english coffee! :D) aaand they have almond milk so I could finally enjoy an almond milk cappuccino! 🙂 They also have a good choice of fast lunch food options and bakery such as cakes and cookies 🙂

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Moving forward to the Shoreditch area and in particular to the popular Brick Lane, yes, it’s just a street but there are actually many things you can do around there!

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Spotting graffiti for example, the are is full of street art and cool wall painitings that will fill your camera (or phone) with amazing pictures of them! Not only of the graffiti actually, because as suggested by the name, along Brick Lane and all the little streets crossing it, there are many nice buildings made of bricks which are very characteristic of this area 🙂

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Also, there are plenty of Vintage stores where to lose yourself and lose the sense of time! Often they seem very small and not that visible from the outside but then when you enter they are very big and full of cool  stuff 🙂

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When you’re walking through Brick Lane, be sure not to just stick to Brick Lane but put an eye also on the strets that cross this main one, there are many pretty coffee shops and little books stores.
Shoreditch is also a famous area for hanging out at night, there are many bars and clubs near each other and due to the reputation, there are more people around during the night than during the day! 😀

Click here to see the video Yassmine made about this cold but lovely afteroon!

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This post was written by Lisa, an Italian girl globetrotting around Europe, blues&soul music lover and singer, addicted to crafting & healthy food. Oh yes, and in the meanwhile she’s a Marketing student.

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18 Comment

  1. Love the graffiti

    1. PS if you enjoy blues check out Bessie Smith – her lyrics were far ahead of her time

      1. Oh thanks for the suggestion, definitely will! 🙂

    2. They are amazing! 🙂

  2. What a cool neighborhood! I’ll put it on my list for visiting London in March 😀

    1. I LOVE it!! Oh glad it was a useful post then! 🙂

  3. Giulia says: Reply

    I’m just in front of this café but never been there so I’ll definitely have to try. Wandering around the streets here is indeed so cool! Love your pics, Lisa! x

    1. Oh you should definitely try it then!!
      Thanks Giulia! xx

  4. Anna says: Reply

    That lighting is INCREDIBLE.

    1. Yess I love it as well! 🙂

  5. That looks like so much fun! I hope I get a chance to visit while I’m there. I love vintage shops and coffee!

    1. Yeah it’s deifnitely worth it going!! 🙂

  6. Wow – I have the bird too! I am just about to do an article on a graffiti compilation I did and that bird is in it! What a small world. The only thing that is holding me up is not knowing which hard drive the relevant series is on 🙁 Lovely pictures – beautiful light – I love that part of London so much.

    1. Oh what a coincidence! 😀
      Thank you, glad you liked the post and yes Shoreditch is so nice! 🙂

  7. Jenny says: Reply

    As usual your pictures are phenomenal. The angles and the coloring really make them stand out. I lovee the light fixture in the cafe, that is incredible! I want one for my apartment 😉

    xo, JJ

    1. I love them as well!
      Thank you for your kind comment Jenny XX

  8. I’ve been to London plenty of times but for some reason I have never spent enough time in Shoreditch. Will do next time and will grab a coffee in this lovely place!

    1. Glad to hear this! Yeah I think Shoreditch is not one of the most famous areas but definitely worth going! 🙂

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