Katya Jackson

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How did I find a perfect local coffee shop – La Moka

There are several little things that can make those early mornings more pleasant. For me, the first is not to oversleep and to wake up with a cup of freshly brewed coffee. And given that at the moment I don’t have either a coffee grinder or a coffee machine, I have to rely on the coffee at the office. The story today is about what I believe in – that…

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Labour and Wait – The Shop Of Simple Things

I started talking about trendy places in Shoreditch and Redchurch Street earlier this week. A minute away from ‘Barber and Parlour’ there is the ‘Labour and Wait’ shop offering functional products for the home. I like that the idea of simplicity and minimalism is becoming more and more popular nowadays. For me personally it means people become more conscious of what they buy and why, without being obsessed with unnecessary…

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Fancy something unusual? Check out Barber and Parlour in Shoreditch

For those who are unfamiliar with the area, Shoreditch is one of the trendiest places in London. Located in the north-east of London, it’s a home for artists making and selling their own designer stuff.  It’s also full of popular bars and is considered a curry mecca by the locals. I call it an alternative part of London with its unique relaxed spirit of art and freedom. Redchurch Street has its…

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A Coffee Shop in A Public Toilet?

Yes.. A former underground Victorian toilet has been converted into a coffee shop. Original tiles, urinals and even the cisterns remain the same. I read about The Attendance a few months ago in Time Out, and came across it accidentally. This toilet was built at the end of 19th century and was not in use for another half century. Nowadays it’s said to be a unique espresso bar in Europe.…

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Story Coffee in Battersea

This coffee shop has everything I like: big windows along the walls, a corner location, minimalistic interior design and not so many people. I was actually quite surprised to see only one person there on Saturday morning. Most coffee shops open till 5 or 6 pm and usually they are very crowded at the weekends. Very typical for London. Every time I want to try a green coffee but end…

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Holborn Grind

You can easily ‘buy’ me with a place where interior designers did their best to make it look simple, but perfectly beautiful, where staff is friendly and the food is delicious. I come to Holborn for a brunch with girls and realise that I’m half an hour early and dressed not for this English summer weather. Holborn Grind is on my way and I get in for a cup of hot coffee to…

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