Last week’s story on impish new bean merchant Brew Bar Coffee – and their daily blackboard witticisms – was a particular hit with readers.
More importantly, it seems to have ruffled a few feathers amongst north London’s increasingly competitive artisan caffs. So what did K-Town’s hippest pitstop do? Fight back with this brilliant piece of signage, of course.
In fact, it’s more contemporary artwork, cleverly riffing on the cafe’s geographical position with the human need for caffeine, politeness – and fears of, um, mortality.“I actually made it a while back and it had been sitting in my gran’s house for a month,” says co-owner Gavin Fernback, “but I was just waiting for the right moment to nail it into the brickwork.” And what better moment than London Coffee Week, which starts today?
Gavin is, we reckon, becoming quite the master of semi-official civic signs, as this other, brilliantly perfunctory arrow (right), underlines.
So go check it out. But be quick, because the fun police will, no doubt, be removing at least one of ’em soon.