At East London's Paper and Cup Cafe, You Can Grab A Long-Read And A Latte, While Helping London's Homeless - Good Times London - things you love doing in London that support the causes you care about

At East London’s Paper and Cup Cafe, You Can Grab A Long-Read And A Latte, While Helping London’s Homeless

Coffee, cakes, and piles of books - what's not to love?
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see url 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.

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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.

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

Paper and Cup: Shoreditch

18, Calvert Ave, London E2 7JP

Bow:

83 St Paul’s Way London E3 4AJ

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