Here at Shoreditch Office Space, we enjoy the finer things in life. Sipping a refreshing Camden Pale Ale as the sun sets on Boxpark, a chilled Sauvignon atop the Queen of Hoxton, an 80-year old bourbon over ice in the Nightjar.
Alas, our pleasure inevitably leads to painful mornings. So imagine our delight when we discovered Slate Coffee on our doorstep: the newest edition to Shoreditch’s increasingly impressive range of independent coffee houses.
Owner Zoey Henderson took some time out to talk about the venture, and why Shoreditch is the perfect place to start a new business. Like many new start-ups in the area, Slate Coffee has quickly embedded itself in the Shoreditch community.
The interior is furnished with stylish reclaimed school furniture while the walls display eccentric graffiti art with its own back story. Zoey recruited artists from ‘Somewhere to’, a charity that helps young people find platforms for their artwork. The psychedelic graphics compliment Slate’s quirky interior – a refreshing blend of a Year 8 science lesson and an art gallery.
Despite living in the gloomy hinterlands that we hear exist south of the river, Slate’s owner is something of a Shoreditch fanatic. “I love it in East London, but I couldn’t live here. There’s always something I want to do – I’d be at raves on a Tuesday night!” Give it a month and we’re sure the lure of Shoreditch will have Zoey flat hunting in EC1.
Shoreditch Office Space is always interested in start-up and property stories, and to learn what draws new companies to our area. Even better when those start-ups are able to provide us with delicious beverages! Slate is a perfect example of the entrepreneurial, start-up mentality that swept through East London following the emergence of Tech City.
Check out www.Eatshoreditch.co.uk for reviews of Slate, as well as the best of Shoreditch’s eateries and watering holes. Creator Zoe Allen is a personal friend of Shoreditch Office Space and her blog makes sure we never miss a trick in East London – so take a look!
To learn more about Slate, follow @slate_coffee or drop in and try them for yourself!
Shoreditch Office Space works with a wide range of companies, helping them to find unique and interesting work spaces in and around Tech City. If you would like to learn more about what we do, or how we can help with your search, please contact [email protected]