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  • OUR MANIFESTO

    1

    We believe in


    really
    good food


    *


    We only make food we’d like to eat. If we don’t think it tastes great, we won’t serve it to you. It’s our golden rule.

    2

    We believe in


    independent

    *


    Because we think that coffee shops should have a personality, not a FTSE ranking.

    3

    We believe in


    double
    shots


    *


    Not a ‘homeopathic’ approach. Coffee should taste like coffee. If you’d like a milder cup, just ask – we’ll knock off 30p.

    4

    We believe in


    value
    for money


    *


    We don’t do cheap and nasty, but we wouldn’t dream of ripping you off either.

    5

    We believe in


    local

    *


    Our veg is from Covent Garden; our bread and pastries come from ‘The Bread Factory’ artisan bakery in North London; our cakes are home made and all of our meat comes from local butchers. Even our coffee is roasted 10 minutes away, although the beans come from further afield, but we're working on it.

    6

    We believe in


    knowing your
    name


    *


    We’re Candice and Howard and when we ask “How are you?” we actually want to know.

    7

    We believe in


    direct
    trade


    *


    It’s like fair-trade, but better. We use Alchemy Coffee, who buy direct from smaller producers so more money goes to the people doing the hard graft.

    8

    We believe in


    trying
    new stuff


    *


    Howard gets ideas. About food (mostly) and he likes to experiment. You can too. If you fancy something thats not on our menu, ask. If we’ve got it, we’ll cook it.

    9

    We believe in



    freshly
    ground


    *


    Coffee starts to lose its flavour within ten minutes of being ground. Who knew? We did, so we grind it just before we make it.

    10

    We believe in



    family
    & friends


    *


    Come in. Bring your children, your granny, your neighbour and your cat. Move the tables, pull up a chair. Mi casa es su casa.

    11

    We believe in


    happy
    chickens


    *


    They make tastier eggs. Fact. And who wants to think about sad, bald chickens while eating breakfast? Scrambled, boiled, fried or poached, they’re all free-range.

    12

    We believe in


    your own
    mug

    *


    We thought it was high time someone brought back the idea of a tankard behind the bar at your local. But for coffee. It’s environmentally friendly too.