Monday, 14 March 2011


For the Ladies who like to lunch out there I went to the cutest new shop/café in Kings Cross this weekend, Drink Shop & Do and I’m slightly envious I hadn’t thought of this myself.  A delightful mix of afternoon tea, vintage shopping and craft space.
Situated on Caledonian Rd, near Kings Cross Station this place is perfectly on trend with the ever popular Vintage fad that is here to stay in London.

You enter into the ye 'olde sweet shop, hard candy, sherbert, licorice and lollies! Opposite a wonderful array of vintage and vintage inspired tea sets, furniture, tea towels, jewellery, cards, art work, record players, board games and more. It was unbelievably hard to to buy everything in this shop.

Out the back the 50’s style diner come cocktail bar surrounded with a mish mash of furniture, tapestries, cake stands, cucumber sandwiches, scotch eggs, and tea pots.
Decorative plates adorn the walls (all for sale, as well as a lot of the furniture and art), people playing scrabble, cards, knitting and generally enjoying the atmosphere.

To Drink I had a Ruby Shoes cocktail, orange vodka, cherry sour, raspberry liqueur, lime & ginger beer, it was like a liquid lolly. As well as lemon drizzle cake and later to accompany my scrabble game a pot of tea. 
The space is quite large, but very popular, book a table! We were lucky to get one and shared with a couple of guys looking for a challenge at scrabble.
Drink Shop and Do is open Tuesday - Sunday late and has ever changing craft & games themes including crochet, drawing, vintage hair dos and hat making. Its also available for private parties! (YAY)
The cocktail list is to die for the food is ‘high tea’ cakes, sandwiches, sweet & savoury tarts.

This could be my perfect Sunday hangout.

5 Gourmet Lovers Hearts!
Drink, Shop & Do
9 Caledonian Road, London, N1 9DX.
Tuesday to Saturday 12–11pm
Sunday 12–8pm

T: 0203 343 9138


The Grubworm said...

This place looks great. Anywhere that does scrabble, cocktails and Scotch eggs has to be good. One to try out next time I am in the area.

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