Weds 5th Oct | LAUNCH PARTY | @pfgtoast October #popup | 50% off 6-9 " DJ til 12 | beer pairing from @BeavertownBeer pic.twitter.com/cOMwsnvU0R— Machine No.3 (@MachineNo3) September 29, 2016
Pretty F****** Good Toast will be based in Homerton for most of October serving toast. And to be fair, it does sound pretty tasty.
Sea salt butter, asparagus, Marmite, melted Lincolnshire Poacher, rose petals, optional pa… https://t.co/oofLBNfpPa pic.twitter.com/Qb1N8jaril— P F G Toast (@pfgtoast) September 28, 2016
Toppings range from thyme butter, dark chocolate, water celery, sea salt butter, goat's cheese, wild carrot flowers, sea lettuce… Okay, you get the picture! It's no bread and dripping kind of joint, it's more cured beetroot and watercress.
Thyme butter, duck salami(@cannonandcannon), dark chocolate, parmigiano and water celery… https://t.co/6eKfcrdTp3 pic.twitter.com/Z9sFhVDQqB— P F G Toast (@pfgtoast) September 29, 2016
But it's still a cafe selling toast and it joins a growing list of other daft — or maybe unique cafes that have popped up in East London.
Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium, based in Shoreditch, is basically a cafe, for all those repressed, or not too repressed cat lovers out there, where you can go and stroke a feline while sipping your coffee.
"I went because I really wanted a cat and I didn't have one — and I wanted to stroke some kittens," a visitor to the emporium told Sputnik.
#Cat Lovers. Treat yourself to a High Tea at the Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium. The 1st ever #London #Cat #Cafe https://t.co/LuaL1ZtJnU pic.twitter.com/VT9Npczraw— Holidays4Paws (@holidays4paws) September 27, 2016
Problem is, the trendy hip to the seam and beaded proprietors have outpriced the majority of people who actually live near the cafe in what happens to be London's poorest borough.
Gentrification — or "Shoreditchification" doesn't get much starker than this.
The #Shoreditchification of professional look. pic.twitter.com/4KlNvYCLYR— Paolo Aversa (@aversapaolo) April 30, 2016
Ah — but it does — not in the shape of a cafe — but in the gamification of gentrification after a company launched the Hipster Safari game in which people who could afford it, paid to run around areas of London including council estates.
But one bunny-related cafe got a lucky escape.
The Bunny Blossom pop-up café will be providing coffee and cuddles for punters in London https://t.co/CGpaSaMjSN pic.twitter.com/o2XYXcG0Bh— Nosh (@NorwichNosh) June 5, 2016
Or maybe Islington did, after a proposed pop-up bunny cafe didn't open after animal lovers complained to pet charity RSPCA.
had a response from the dodgy as hell 'Bunny Blossom' company, organisers of the pop up cafe https://t.co/cCe5atD46Y— gaby whitehill (@gabrielaesta) May 26, 2016
Bunny Blossom, which would have given cafe owners the "opportunity to adopt" a rabbit they liked the look of never got hopping, after people claimed it would force bunnies into stressful situations.
Bunny devours Lion. (Dandelion) pic.twitter.com/7R3xfbjuiv— HUMOROUS ANIMALS (@CUTEFUNNYANIMAL) September 27, 2016