It’s September and it’s time to wake up from the summer fairy tale to the reality. It may sound a bit depressing but we believe autumn should not be less exciting! This month we start from collaboration with Free Office Finder for their #EarlybirdChallenge campaign. We’ve teamed up to promote various activities and places to go in London in the early morning, and hopefully inspire people to get involved. East London mornings is the guide to the late mornings atmosphere and we never woke up earlier then the rush hour is over. Our promise is to wake up at least an hour earlier every day for a week and see the huge difference it can make to the mental and physical well-being.
This month we're celebrating our followers number on Instagram hit 38K! We would like to say Thank you for your interest and announce a small give away. Follow us on Instagram, take a picture of your atmospheric breakfast and tag #eastlondonmornings_giveaway for @eastlondonmornings. On February 14th we'll randomly choose three accounts and send you our surprise box. Love x
99 Essex Road
A wonderful place where a sewer can spend an enjoyable hour carefully choosing the bits and pieces for a planned project. The shop operate over two floors and incorporate a coffee/sandwich bar on the ground floor with space for sewing classes and events below in the basement.
A small whiskered dog
perched on a woman’s lap
who’s beautiful, from the side,
and I’m reminded of my grandmother,
of children racing toy cars on the curb
in a humble afternoon,
in a hundred wheels recurring tandem,
on tiled tarmac boxes lie, sentenced, in order,
and I’m handed a song from a boy in the story
as he steps from the car in a thousand postures,
and whispers: “I came only to observe that child place
a hand upon her father’s face”,
yet no one else saw, no one did see,
but where’re they all going,
down to the sea? The canal,
where dark water sits, sometimes it speaks
listening to the ring of the hand-held stone
it pours on, inscrutably,
along seasons of the vine
plastic is carried along with the wind,
hobbling home in wafts, in a song, in a dream;
the whiskered dog nod’s to it’s mistress
and they pay and they leave
for to take a stroll by the murmuring waters.
Jonathan, The Breakfast Club owner:
A number of reasons. It's authentic, and still retains that 'real' London feel. Look around and the big brands seemed to have stayed away (I can't for example tell you where the nearest Starbucks is). It's allowed little independents like ourselves a chance to develop and try different things. The variety of shops, restaurants and bars in the area are fantastic, all doing something a little different from the run of the mill. This attracts a type of customer, both those that work here to those that live or chose to come to Hackney on a night out. They're our type of customers, people who want to try something a little different.
Our first cafe was in Soho another hot bed of creative types and they seemed to like us straight away for the same reasons stated above, they're more likely to try something different. The funny thing is we see so many faces from our early days in Soho because a lot of creative companies have moved out from Soho to Hoxton and Shoreditch.