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Café 1001 – Brick Lane boho

During the day people bring their laptops or books and work, read and drink coffee sprawled over one of the many mismatched sofas or lounge chairs. At night tea candles are lit and hot drinks are swapped for alcoholic drinks as people unwind and meet friends in what was once the Old Truman Brewery in Brick Lane. In summertime, people swamp to the outside picnic benches and the alleyway, though now that it’s turning into winter people just use the outside area to smoke – don’t worry, there is always a lovely cosy feel inside.

The boho and versatile venue opens at a very early 06:00 for breakfast and soups, jacket potatoes and sandwiches are on offer for lunch and dinner. Live music attracts a younger crowd with indie bands on Tuesday and jazz on Wednesday. Bands play in the smaller room at the back on Sunday and a dj spins tunes on Friday and Saturday.

Cocktails made with fresh fruit are available on the weekend and all year round you can grab a burger or corn on the cob from the grill stand outside. Tables and benches outside in front are great for people watching or smoking.

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Details about this spot



91 Brick Ln, London E1 6QL, London

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Opening Times

Mon - Sat 06:00 - 00:00, Sun 06:00 - 23:30


Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)