Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by editor, Dec 9, 2014.
i thank you for the tip.
If the aim was to trash "hipster" businesses they really should have gone for something like Boxpark or Shoreditch House or Brewdog or the Ace Hotel - plenty of other options that are genuinely full of pretentious twats...
Nothing's stopping you going and trashing them, the more the merrier
this is obviously where the fuck parade people were going wrong, by not getting you involved at the earliest opportunity
I've been a customer of the Beigel Bake for over 35 years. Excellent beigels and very generously filled salt beef sandwiches. Whereas, I'd never want to go to the Cereal Killer Cafe.
But I spend most of my spare time in those wonderful hostelries Belushi - why would I go and do that?
your inside knowledge could be vital to a successful trashing
I always thought your stories were made up, but imagine my surprise as I sat in my imaginary chair at Shoreditch House..
those hostelries are the equivalent of the auld european club, to which the sahibs would go so they wouldn't have to socialise with the natives.
ah. i thought it was a cafe for cats, i didn't realise at first it was a cafe with cats. i won't be visiting.
Article in the Guardian on Brick Lane's current state of play...
What do Brick Lane business owners think of the anti-gentrification protests?
lol at a quaker called pope
And, just for clarity, Cereal Killer is as close to Dalston as it is to London Bridge or Bank or Mile End or Clerkenwell or Wapping or (I could go on - it's nowhere near Dalston...)
as i have said above, brick lane is not and never has been in shoreditch: contrary to what the guardian says.
yes. we went through this at the start of the thread: as you'd know if you read it.
Cereal Killer is barely more than a 100m from Shoreditch High St Overground station!
Diamond: post #13
OK - fair enough.
I just thought that there might be an attempt to stir up some special prejudice because Dalston is "hipster" (i.e. categorically bad) rather than Shoreditch/Brick Lane (i.e. more nuanced)...
That's how I read it anyway.
yes. but shoreditch was until 1965 a metropolitan borough adjacent to the mb of bethnal green. brick lane is in the former mb bethnal green, the current lb tower hamlets, while the whole of shoreditch is in lb hackney.
yeh but i thought this was a cafe for cats, and thought might treat my cat to a nice day out. only to find it's a cafe for humans which provides cats, not the right sort of thing at all.
What made me laugh was the suggestion that diamond had provided a suitable alternative target.
that cafe's got feline shields tho.
They'd probably join in with the fracas (a few well delivered swipes to their pathetic objectifying keepers) then wander back as if nothing had happened the following day.
apparently some people do
fact is the whole street caters to people living outside the community, hipsters have been there for over a decade... it isn't like vibe bar, 93ft east, big chill bar etc.. have only just opened up, they've been there for years - seemingly a bunch of bars and bagel shops catering to hipsters and curry houses the other end of the street catering to bankers etc.. aren't as much of an issue as a small (and slightly odd) cafe that didn't replace any residents but took up its place in a former video store. Fact is that cafe isn't displacing anyone and isn't necessarily going to encourage people to move to the area, its had national press attention and its customers are likely coming from various areas of London just to try it. The only justification seems to be that it isn't serving the locals - most businesses there probably sever mostly outsiders too and the cafe likely does serve local students, young people etc..just as the bagel shops probably serve a few locals during the day but get the most business when there is a big queue of hipsters in there late in the evening... and of course the owners of the cafe fit the 'hipster' demographic - they look like the people we hate etc...
If anyone is attracting more hipsters to the area it is the nightlife around there that causes students, media types etc.. to want to live nearby to where they go drinking.
This is not Dalston (not that there is an intrinsic problem with Dalston or "hipsters" anyway).
This is Brick Lane - virtually the City and a tourist destination and I think the curry house point is a good one too.
A cereal cafe! It's the epitome of shit.
i navigated central london's busy streets successfully at dinnertime, narrowly avoiding another pedestrian. no sign of a bus running me down yet. i will let you know later if i have to post from a&e.
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