Still Life

263 Well Street

Cafe Full of Natural Curiosities
Opens at 10:00
££££
Homerton
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Dojo rating
8/10

Sure you've been in your fair share of cafes, but not one quite like this. Owner Aidan, an avid collector and lover of all things natural history, has lovingly (and painstakingly) created a cafe-cum-miniature-natural-history-museum and it's a transportive, singular experience - as close to the cupboard-into-Narnia flex as it's possible to get. From the luxey pastel pink and creme hues; to the foraged branches and moss; to the surreal taxidermy sitting proud, it's an aesthetic rarity - and a reminder that sometimes fetishes can be a good thing. With the layout of a small gallery, glass cabinets are filled with all manner of fossils, bones, artefacts and specimens. All for sale; all worthy of a momentary browse. And if that tummy starts to rumble, you'll find coffees, cakes and a short breakfast and lunch menu with carefully put together dishes such as Ottolenghi home-baked beans, salsa and beetroot yoghurt on sourdough; manchego and cheddar toastie with truffle oil; or slow roasted garlic and thyme mushrooms on toast. Keep an eye out for a cute garden out back too.

Telephone07412 577298
Hours
MonClosed
TueClosed
Wed
10:00 - 17:00
Thu
10:00 - 17:00
Fri
10:00 - 17:00
Sat
10:00 - 17:00
Sun
10:00 - 17:00
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