Eater Talks: On the evolution of the cafe and the coffee shop in London over the last decade
Wednesday, 11 September — 6:45pm
Eater London and the Ace Hotel will continue their ongoing food and restaurant industry discussion series in September.
In little over a decade, the London speciality coffee scene has grown exponentially; alongside Melbourne, New York, and Copenhagen, London is credibly a world-class coffee city. Its cafe scene, by contrast, has some way to go.
Join Eater London editor Adam Coghlan and panellists Peter Dore-Smith, founder of Kaffeine, Nia Burr, co-founder of Esters, and David Motley, co-founder of Kapé & Pan and Kapihan to look at what inspired the growth, what sustains the trend, the economics of now, and what happens next.
Alongside that, we will discuss the parallel but very different trajectory of the cafe as a restaurant: a city that has flirted with but never really gotten to grips with breakfast or brunch, shackled by the success of eggs and avocado.
And, finally, contemplate why, when there is such a focus on products, ingredients, sustainability, and seasonality in restaurants, so many treat coffee as an afterthought.
This Eater London x Ace Hotel discussion will take place on Wednesday, 11 September from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost £15, and include one drink.
Arrival at 6:45 is recommended in order to begin the talk promptly at 7:00pm.