We are a trendy cafe/bistro set in the heart of Shoreditch with a cute and cosy studio apartment above. You'll have your own private space but feel free to enjoy the roof trrrace and our home-made breakfast downstairs. We are Opposite Columbia Road - perfect for exploring trendy East London. Very close to major tube stations and easy to jump on a bus to anywhere you like or walk into the city.
It is a spacious flat on the 2nd floor of our cafe/bistro. It has an adjoined Kitchenette that leads into the bathroom (which has a shower). It looks out onto Hackney Road and Columbia Road where the famous Columbia Flower Market takes place on a Sunday. There is a fridge, microwave and electrical hob/stove with 2 hot plates and a washing machine.
As it's on the 2nd floor you'll have your private quite space but please feel more than welcome to chat to us and try our hearty grub. We have a lovely roof terrace for our customers on the first floor - but please feel free to use at your leisure.
The bedroom window does not open however the bathroom window does which let's air flow in. Feel free to also go down and use the roof terrace. Please do not smoke outside the bathroom window in any circumstances - please use the terrace and make sure your cigarette(s) are put out properly in the ash trays provided.
We a spare double mattress if need be - but please give me advance warning should you require this.
We are particular about keeping the flat clean - please do take shoes off outside the door and keep it in a clean state and in the condition it was when you arrived.
You access the room through the cafe - we have a roof terrace on the first floor - can access flat this way or can go up another set of stairs (two exits).
While the stairs to the terrace are quite normal, the other stair cases are quite steep and narrow. There is a bannister and we keep lights on when guests are staying. This is something to bear in mind if you struggle/unable to climb steep stairs.
Interaction with guests
Either me, my mum and/or my partner Andrei (also head chef) will be around - Andrei will bound to give you tasters. Feel free to join us downstairs in the cafe if we have an event on or if you want to try out our lunch or dinner menu.
Breakfast is on the house :) We are open for lunch and late for dinner (most days, usually not on Monday and Sunday)
Other things to note
Please note that Thur-Sat we are open later and sometimes have booked events such as birthday parties etc. Most of the time noise levels are moderate but when we have a larger booking the noise levels may be slightly louder, especially when using the roof terrace.
Rest assured we close by 11am and on occasions when friends have booked the cafe we may be there later but no one is allowed onto the terrace 11/midnight unless they need to access the toilet. As guests you are more than welcome to use the roof terrace but please do keep voice levels very low.
Hackney Road is quite busy and can sometime be noisy with traffic and people at night, mostly weekends. This may be something to bear in mind if you are a very light sleeper. However, most people who stay are unaffected.