It should be mentioned that they do have an antique coffee machine, which means that sometimes you might have to wait for the hot water to heat up. This is not a place if you’re in a hurry. This is a place for a long, drawn out morning coffee when you have time to spare. I would not want to be rushing in here on my way to work in need of my caffeine fix.
I ordered a mocha and was warned that it was served Italian style and that it would be thick. They weren’t joking. This has to have been the thickest and the sweetest mocha I have ever had in my life. Definitely not an every day drink unless I want to end up the size of a house. A massive treat for a slow Saturday afternoon! They also have a small selection of cakes on offer. When I was there it was ginger cake for the day, but my mocha was already sweet enough. I don’t think I could have handled anymore.
Scooter Caffe also doubles up as a bar, you can grab a wide selection of beers and a small selection of cocktails too.
The only downside of Scooter is that it’s probably not the cleanest place in the world. I’m sure it passes its hygiene tests otherwise it wouldn’t be open. Let’s just say that it takes shabby chic to another level. You can always stick to the outside terrace if it’s something you’re super bothered about. It almost feels mean complaining about it, so forgive me. Even though I think it’s something that put me off a bit, it would take away from the charm of the café were it to look smarter. Then it would just be like many other cafes in London.
Would I be back?
Probably. I really loved the mocha I had. I can’t think of anywhere else in London that does a drink like that. Also, cats. Cats in cafes. I’ll always go back to a place with cats.
Having said that, I’m always on the look out for any other recommendations of odd places to grab a coffee in London. Hit me up!