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Take me Back to the Future because I’m at The Bridge

One of the bars well actually a coffee house with more character in London has to be The Bridge Coffee House. The place is in a time capsule or a time machine, as soon as you enter you are transported to the past, hit with a massive collection of antiques all in one coffee house.

The Place

Having all these antiques is something not difficult for Ricco (the owner of the place) as he is a collector and is obvious as you enter the place, things like the coffee machines, old cameras, or the phonograph. Is amazing how Ricco make a bunch of tacky stuff work together and create an amazing atmosphere, is just brilliant.


Ricco at his old school coffee house

I love to go to the place to have a couple beers, relax, and enjoy the trip to the past. Don’t waste more time in commercial coffee houses just go there and enjoy the trip. This is kind of unique place reminds me why I love London so much.

Upstairs, looks like my Grandma's living room

Love the coffee machine

All this antique state of mind reminds me the Seinfeld episode “The Pitch

Jerry: Well, they want me to come up with an idea. I mean, I don't have any ideas.
George: Come on, how hard is that? Look at all the junk that's on TV You want an idea? Here's an idea. You coach gymnastics team in high school and you're married. And your son's not interested in gymnastics and you're pushing him into gymnastics.
Jerry: Why should I care if my son's into gymnastics?
George: Because you're a gymnastics teacher. It's only natural.
Jerry: But gymnastics is not for everybody.
George: I know, but he's your son.
Jerry: So what?
George: All right, forget that idea, it's not for you....Okay, okay, I got it. You run an antique store.
Jerry: Yeah and?
George: And people come in the store and you get involved in their lives.
Jerry: What person who runs an antique store gets involved in people's lives?
George: Why not?
Jerry: So someone comes in to buy an old lamp and all of a sudden I'm getting them out of a jam? I could see if I was a pharmacist because a pharmacist knows what's wrong with everybody that comes in.
George: I know, but antiques are very popular right now.
Jerry: No they're not, they used to be.
George: Oh yeah, like you know.
Jerry: Oh like you do.

The Bridge Coffee House
T: 020 7684 1461
Coffeehouse
Borough: Hackney
Area: Shoreditch
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