We love a great social enterprise cafe. So here’s one of our favourites: Paper and Cup. There are two outposts, on in Bow and one in Shoreditch and the formula is simple: coffee, cake, a comfy chair, loads of books – and a twist. That twist is the cafe’s laser like focus on helping London’s homeless and otherwise abandoned.
— Sarah Hyndman (@sarahhyndman) May 21, 2016
The Cafe’s parent charity is Shoreditch Crypt Trust, which has been helping London’s homeless for more than half a century. As well as securing their impressive piles of books (including some surprisingly rare editions), new and second hand, from Londoners, Paper and Cup run a number of events focussed on homeless people including Homeless Book Club. Check out this write up from last year.
They also host a number of interesting exhibitions by local artists.
— SCT (@recoverypathway) June 8, 2017
But ultimately, a great coffee place lives or dies by the quality of its coffee – and the decadence and deliciousness of its cakes. On the former, we suggest you try them out! On the latter: check out their Facebook page for a suitably seductive selection of scrumminess ….
Image credit courtesy of www.paperandcup.co.uk
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Paper and Cup: Shoreditch
18, Calvert Ave, London E2 7JP
83 St Paul’s Way London E3 4AJ