The Coffee Cup
74 Hampstead High Street
Tel: 020 7435 7565
Date of Last Visit: Saturday January 12, 2008
The Victims: Joanne, Sean
The Damage: £10 each?
The Background: Joanne and I have known each other since Kindergarten back on Strong Island, but she moved back to England at some point during high school. I believe I've officially seen her three times since then: once at our friend Louise's wedding (also back on The Island), once at The Providores when I first moved to London, and this last time up in Hampstead. Far too infrequently!
Meeting up with someone you've known since the age of five is quite a nice way to pass the afternoon. Particularly when one of your former classmates–the one who was never very nice to you–has become a stripper!!! Yes, it all comes full circle eventually. (Just to clarify in case that stripper bit was confusing…Joanne isn't the stripper.)
We enjoyed huge slices of apple pie with a generous serving of ice cream, washed down by huge cups of tea. It wasn't gourmet, it wasn't fancy, it wasn't the best of anything I've ever had. But that wasn't really the point. So there you go.
The Verdict: I'd go back for the company, the lighting, and the atmosphere.
Photo originally uploaded on Flickr by Not If You Were The Last Dandy On Earth