I found this friendly and tasty coffee shop on one of my recent meanders around Shoreditch. “Delectable books and coffee” they say on their website, and I wouldn’t disagree.
The ambience is relaxing, the coffee is good, and there are books to browse and buy. What more could anyone want?
Oh, yes, there are cakes too. I certainly enjoyed my Portuguese nata.
Paper & Cup is a not-for-profit enterprise created by Spitalfields Crypt Trust, a local charity. So now cake doesn’t have to be a guilty pleasure!
And if you don’t have a sweet tooth, they also do soup, sandwiches and some great pies, such as butternut squash with goats cheese. A latte costs £2.20, as does a builders tea, a paperback is £1 and a hardback £3. Good value and a good cause.
Paper and Cup, 18 Calvert Avenue, Shoreditch, E2 7JP