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by Nelson (subscribe)
Nelson Moura fought is way of his own mediocrity to become a respected journalist and social media guru. Or so he thinks. Born in Porto, Portugal in 1990 he decided to steer is chaotic writing towards journalism. Contact me if you need a review
Published July 20th 2012

Right behind Waterloo Station in Lower Marsh Street you can find the quirky Scooter Café. Better it finds you since most people just find him by chance when trying to go around the station or were just heading to Lambeth North.

The all café resemble a time capsule of different times, his walls covered with old English sweets ads for tea cakes and cabaret shows.

The crazy amount of vintage memorabilia makes you feel like you've just stumble into pre Second World War basement, complete with old toys, helmets, miner lamps and of course loads of worn out Vespas and scooter clubs insignias.

Two cats wander around jumping to visitor's laps like they own the place and sitting on the old chairs like resident pensioners.

The coffee is average but the nice girls working there cook some nice pastries such as delicious banana and carrot cakes at 2 pounds the slice.

With background music ranging from classics like Nat King Cole and Nico to alternative rock from Arcade Fire, the vibe is perfect for some afternoon chillaxing.

The nice atmosphere always attracts a diverse crowd talking about custard pies and good bicycle routes. Also important there isn't any of the annoying Starbucks or Costa merchandising and Wi Fi for everybody to.

If you get tired of the first floor and the small outdoor garden is already packed just go down the curious circle stair to the basement room.

Resembling a war bomb shelter or a burlesque theatre with fading red lights, its a nice place to cure any nasty hangover over a cappuccino on an Art Deco couch while some Dixieland standard plays around.

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Why? Cats and Bikes in Scooter Cafe
When: Open 7 days
Where: 132 Lower Marsh, Lambeth, London SE1 7AE
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