Scooterworks Cafe

132 Lower Marsh Street, London
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Address
132 Lower Marsh Street, Waterloo, London, SE1 7AE

Telephone
020 7620 1421

Region
Waterloo

Nearest Station
Lambeth North (0.13 miles)

Website
https://www.facebook.com/scootercaffe/

Opening Times
monday Opens 08:30 - Closes 23:00
tuesday Opens 08:30 - Closes 23:00
wednesday Opens 08:30 - Closes 23:00
thursday Opens 08:30 - Closes 23:00
friday Opens 08:30 - Closes 00:00
saturday Opens 10:00 - Closes 00:00
sunday Opens 10:00 - Closes 23:00

This slightly make-shift place oozes with vintage character. Originally a Vespa workshop it has morphed into a cafe without intending to, so it seems. It now serves delicious coffee and snacks from an enthusiast's scooter-memorabilia heaven.

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Quaint little venue with mass appeal

Scooter mechanics turned accidental cafe and bar, this is the only place for coffeeee in Waterloo, so good that I spelt it with four e’s! Launched from the mind of a Kiwi scooter obsessive and vintage coffee machine collector, this cafe on Lower Marsh Street was always likely to produce cups of Joe so delicious that it attracts people from all over London. Passion and parts, I guess are what gives the quaint little venue its mass appeal. It’s full of mixed tables and bits and pieces that appear like an accumulated collection that has been carefully curated- it’s the look that cannot be recreated.

There’s no food but you can bring your own, presumably if it doesn’t smell too off-putting and along with the coffee there’s a small selection of bottled beers and wine. Company can be kept with the cat who routinely prowls the tables and arty events are to be found listed amongst the fliers and below the cafe it has its own performance space. There’s weekly music in the basement and like the cafe in general, beckons an interestingly mixed clientele, plus it makes the most of itself with opening hours all the way from eight in the morning to midnight at weekends.

It has to be seen and it’s another one of those places that makes you tisk at the stupidity of the hungover you that woke up and declared a boredom with your London life. Silly you, there’s Scooter Works to drink at. Tut, tut.

Reviewed by T.A.O
Published on Jul 22, 2011


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Scooter Works is the former Vespa repair shop that ditched the grease for the greasers with a beatnik array of film, music and art to get your pulses revving. With fairy lights in all the right places, canoodleable (made up word alert) cubby-holes and an all round fog of lusty romance the café itself is so pretty it might just make you go weak at the knees.

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