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The Coffee Cup

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by Mike Whyte (subscribe)
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Published July 12th 2014
Now that's one big cup of coffee

Sometimes I have had those famous mirages that people see in the desert - except I've been walking along the streets of London. As I walk I start to get hungry, or indeed thirsty, and then I start imagining huge hot dogs before me, or bottles of pop looming ahead, making me stop off at the nearest shop to quench my thirst. Once sated, I can head back on the streets and the mirages have gone.

Imagine then as I walk through Shoreditch and see a giant coffee cup. Naturally I think it is related to my desire for a caffeine fix, but mysteriously the over-sized coffee cup doesn't disappear, in fact it seems I can even buy coffee from it...

and that's when you realise that the coffee cup in front of you is actually The Coffee Cup, a purpose built coffee shop located just across from Spitafields Market. Serving up the good stuff to the locals and visitors alike, The Coffee Cup is without doubt one of the quirkiest landmarks of the place called Shoreditch.

So, should you fancy a good honest coffee, a Cappuccino or even a Latte - head along to the giant coffee cup and indulge in all those caffeine hits that more than just get you through the day. Sure there are many other places to go to in the area, and maybe they even offer places to sit, with jazz-lite-muzak pumping its way towards your ears. You may even get an oversized biscuit to chew on while you take in the bean - but let's face it, nothing beats having a coffee served by a staff member standing inside the guts of a fibreglass coffee cup.

So, head along there and tell me what you think - I promise it's there and not just another of my mirages...

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Why? Get your caffeine fix from a giant coffee cup
When: Daily - 12pm - 5pm
Phone: n/a
Where: Commercial Street (in front of Christchurch, Spitalfields)
Cost: normal High Street prices
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