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|Address:||No 9, Caledonian Road, London N1 9DX|
|Tel:||020 3343 9138|
|Price: £15.00||Wine: £15.00||Champagne: £45.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Fri 12N-11pm Sat-Sun 10.30am-10pm (Sat -11pm)|
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We've come for afternoon tea with a twist. Next to us a foursome are knitting unidentifiable woolly clothing. The menu promises a range of make-up and crochet evening classes. Waitresses sport victory rolls (that's a hairstyle not a pastry). Yes, we've just jumped on the nostalgia bandwagon stopping at the Drink, Shop & Do cafe in this forgotten corner of Kings Cross.
Fortunately any time travel sickness can be relieved by indulging in one of the excellent cocktails; I recommend the gin based elderflower lime-y concoction I had. Afternoon tea came with obligatory cucumber sarnies and scones as well as a generous splattering of old skool sweeties. The decor is what you'd expect from this kind of place: all mismatched chairs and flowery plates. Service was friendly if a little haphazard. Prices are surprisingly reasonable: not quite 40s prices, but not as much as you'd think for somewhere achingly hip.
If you're the kind of girl who wears teadresses, hangs out in Shoreditch and finds comfort in retro charm, this is the place for you. If you're a guy, forget it.