I had a first look at the freshly opened Commune Cafe at the Goodhood Store situated on Shoreditch's Curtain Road. One of the few clothing/lifestyle shops London that have also opened a coffee shop on the premise.
For some reason, I expected something similar to the Bench at Present; a stall that largely provides coffee to go. Instead, situated in the basement, the Commune is spacious with a large counter and 5-6 tables. Serving Squaremile and a good selection of food, it goes head to head with the large number of coffee shops in the area and looks to be a great little spot to escape to.
Two doors down was SCP which also has a little cafe within it's shop focused on furniture and interior design. Set up on the ground floor, they serve Allpress and cakes sourced from Fika on Brick Lane.
|Large counter at the Commune.|
|The counter at SCP|
EC2 Commune at Goodhood Cafe (151 Curtain Road)
EC2 Cafe at SCP (135-139 Curtain Rd)