Tea & Cake London: Drink Shop & Do

Thursday, January 30, 2014

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Tuesday afternoon I went to the Tate Britain (another post on that another time), and afterwards decided to visit another shop from Tea & Cake London. I think so far this one was my absolute favorite.

Located just around the corner from King's Cross is Drink Shop & Do, a cool eclectic place that opens for breakfast and stays open for parties at night (see that giant disco ball up there? yeah.).

I was smitten right away - when you walk in there's a little shop in the front selling cute wooden postcards and handmade jewelry (which I unfortunately never got a photo of), and a little desk with candies in jars lined up on the wall behind it. Up a few stairs brings you into the eating area of DS&D - quite a big space with mismatched hairs, tables and decorations that were right up my alley.

The tables were all different patterns, there was a deer head on the wall, artwork everywhere and behind the counter was an impressive supply of liquor and teas. Dozens of teacups and teapots were crammed into the shelves giving off a sort off cool-grandma's-kitchen-y vibe (does that make any sense at all? probably not..). I sat at a little table and checked out the menu, kind of wishing I'd gotten there before noon for breakfast (crumpets and jam, anyone?) but ended up being more than happy with my meze selection of beetroot dip, olivers and capers, hummus, breads and dipping oils. Yup. That happened. I also had an orange tea which I put too much sugar in but was still delicious, in a little Nestle teapot that had nothing whatsoever to do with the pretty floral teacup it showed up with. I love that.

Drink Shop & Do also do an afternoon tea which, while it sounded delightful, seemed mildly ridiculous for a girl dining by herself. Another time? Absolutely. I'll just have to round up some friends first. Any takers?

In addition to being adorable and cool all at once, Drink Shop & Do sold me on their list of Do's - ranging from tea towel screen printing to a vintage hair and makeup night. Not to mention the Lionel Rich Tea cookie decorating competition and the weekend discos. I've got a few events penned in my planner already.

Drink Shop & Do
9 Caledonian Road
King's Cross
N1 9DX
0207 278 4335

(Previous Tea & Cake London Posts)

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Angela from The Awkward Blog said...

i adore this place- they have increased their afternoon tea prices though! Lots of happy memories celebrating my friend's hen do in the club downstairs!

~K said...

I think this is my favourite of your London tea shops so far!

Can't wait to see more. Even if you are getting to drink all the tea and eat all the cake! ;)

Becca Allen said...

Oh wow it looks amazing - I'm definitely going to have to check it out. I love all the little unique features x

Tamaras Blend said...

What a lovely place to have tea, wonderful!


Ala Skrakowski said...

I saw in the instax post about New Cross, which is where I have lived for the last year (with a short break) then moving back in the next few months.

If you like Drink Shop Do, go to Biscuit in Greenwich, painting ceramics whilst drinking tea and eating yummy brownies! It's so good, when I went I came out feeling completely relaxed!

Great blog post x