On a relaxed Friday morning, I found myself sipping a soya flat white in a quirky, hip coffee shop called Drink, Shop & Do, leaving with a smile on my face and warm coffee in my stomach.
Drink, Shop & Do, a thoroughly ecclectic shop, is located about two blocks from the Kings Cross St. Pancras Underground stop and offers a wide drink menu, designer knick-knacks and even art classes.
Just as the name says, here you can drink coffee, shop in the cute storefront, attend an art class or dance–all depending on the hour of day.
When you walk into this cute cafe/store/bar, you are greeted with a couple shelves of pastel-colored, undeniably trendy gifts that are, unfortunately, very overpriced. I’m talking 22 pounds for a canvas totebag.
They even offer “sweets.” Candy doesn’t seem to be a word here…
The prices of the gifts and the candy proved to me that Drink, Shop & Do should be viewed more as a cafe than a worthwhile candy or shop. We came for the coffee afterall, so I wasn’t disappointed.
After scanning the shelves and gasping at prices, we made our way up some stairs and into the actual cafe. One word: ecclectic.
During the day, the shop offers coffee, tea and cakes but at night, it has a full bar. They definitely don’t try to hid that during the light of day.
Nevertheless, I ordered a flat white with soy milk and was thoroughly impressed. I tend to sweeten my coffee drinks, but found that this one was so good that it didn’t need any sweetener. They also gave us a pitcher of complimentary water, which is rare and always appreciated.
I paid three pounds for this drink, which may have been a little much given the size. There are a lot of other places in London that offer bigger coffees for cheaper prices, but I doubt those places have the atmosphere Drink, Shop & Do has.
It’s a lot more than a good coffee shop. While it’s products may be overpriced, they hold a ton of cool events that are completely free. For example, my friends and I are heading back there mid-October for some good ‘ole pumpkin carving!
Has anyone here ever been to or heard of Drink, Shop & Do? Let me know in the comments below!