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« on: October 11, 2013, 01:37:53 am »

I seen this on TheChive.com yesterday.  It is definitely someplace I would frequent if I lived in the opposite side of the world.

http://thechive.com/2013/10/10/one-of-the-cooler-coffee-cafes-ive-ever-seen-9-photos/

As a side note, I found TheChive through this site a couple of years ago and I've been hooked ever since.
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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2013, 11:00:19 am »

This place looks amazing. If I wasn''t also several thousand miles away I would want to pop in for their Steamdrunk Fridays!
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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2013, 04:41:34 pm »

God Damn !! that place is fricking awesome
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« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2013, 01:37:39 am »

For a bit more info.

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« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2013, 11:13:06 am »

Aren't we tea drinkers? Wink
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« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2013, 11:21:54 am »

Not all of us!
I must try tea again after 50 odd years, & see if it tastes as awful as it used to!
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« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2013, 11:40:01 am »

Not all of us!
I must try tea again after 50 odd years, & see if it tastes as awful as it used to!

haha, I like English Breakfast tea, but tbh I do like a good coffee. I work long hours and have children.
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« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2013, 11:45:01 am »

Might just do it tomorrow, before my morning coffee!
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« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2013, 05:10:37 pm »

Aren't we tea drinkers? Wink


Well, Victorian England was quite the hotbed of coffee, coffee shops, and related culture, so I think its perfectly appropriate that some of us are a wee bit on the coffee-obsessed side.

I drink my share of tea, too, but there's nothing quite as wonderful as the smell of coffee roasting in my wee drum roaster. Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2013, 07:32:25 pm »

Indeed. Do not forget that Lloyd's of London was a coffee house before it was an insurance exchange.
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« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2013, 07:03:45 pm »

I think we should organise an international steampunk meetup trip to go there Tongue
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« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2013, 08:26:20 pm »

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Since coffee can benefit from assorted enhancements ... I submit the following.  A proper still to add a bit of whiskey to your afternoon joe.

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« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2013, 07:17:05 pm »

I don't like adding booze to coffee, but still (/me runs)
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« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2013, 07:32:53 pm »

I don't like adding booze to coffee, but still (/me runs)

From coffee house to coffee hooch?
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« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2013, 07:31:31 pm »

You see, I have plans for a steampunk/dieselpunk coffee (& TEA) house/prohibition bar. I could use help at some point to get it running. No plans right now but, who knows!
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« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2013, 09:21:23 pm »

You see, I have plans for a steampunk/dieselpunk coffee (& TEA) house/prohibition bar. I could use help at some point to get it running. No plans right now but, who knows!

 All your servers dressed in striped prison P.J's.
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« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2013, 06:21:31 am »

You see, I have plans for a steampunk/dieselpunk coffee (& TEA) house/prohibition bar. I could use help at some point to get it running. No plans right now but, who knows!

 All your servers dressed in striped prison P.J's.

Prison PJ's?  I dont know about penal inmate uniforms.  I'd think that a speak-easy (what the OP would refer to as prohibition pub), would look better with Mafia themes, such as hidden gambling tables, secret doors, and servers dressed in pin stripe suits and or like dock workers.  Plenty of Italian offerings as the Mafia is stereotypically Italian-American in the US.  The fact is that if you go to the North East, say the NY area or the State of Connecticut, you will still find many small restaurants and pubs owned by people not too far removed from the real Mafia.
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« Reply #17 on: November 02, 2013, 07:58:52 pm »

It seems popular in London... I'm thinking more to cater to both ends of a spectrum. ROYGBIV!
tea for teetotallers, and whisky for the non. Just have a separate section with, like you say, hidden doors and music. (Not hidden music)
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« Reply #18 on: November 03, 2013, 01:21:45 am »

It seems popular in London... I'm thinking more to cater to both ends of a spectrum. ROYGBIV!
tea for teetotallers, and whisky for the non. Just have a separate section with, like you say, hidden doors and music. (Not hidden music)


It is a bit of a trope in the US.  I remember about 12 years ago, I was at a fancy hotel in Houston, and at the basement of the hotel, a small cafe touted to have served famous personalities such as actors and former politicians (including presidents) and such.  The interesting thing is that the owner chose to build it in the manner of a speak-easy.  You would go down this narrow staircase and there was a wooden door with a little door/porthole.  You knocked, somebody would peer through the porthole and they'd let you into the place.  

A good deal of Art Deco and maybe one wall with a "socialist" mural - evoking the murals painted by Diego Rivera in New York city in 1932.  Jazz music. Good wines and Italian selection of expensive, but really excellent  food.  

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/cultureshock/flashpoints/visualarts/diegorivera_a.html

I think it's be rather easy to do some research regarding the decor and food establishments of New York City.
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« Reply #19 on: November 04, 2013, 08:17:45 pm »

Of course! Sounds about the right ticket. I just need to get a business plan going and get a place for it....
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