Nestled amongst the curry houses, pop up stores and galleries of the vibrant Brick Lane, Kahaila is a snug wooden cocoon of delicious smells. Its homespun, distressed wood interiors match the simple but generous food and drink offered, sourced from local suppliers. Kahaila is also a hub of the local art scene, with a featured artists displayed and for sale in the shop and a wide range of artistic events. These include alcohol-free dance parties, art launches, cinema clubs and regular BYOB music, spoken word and poetry nights. And it’s all fairly guilt free, the coffeeshop is a charity so all profits are channelled back into the local community.
Kahaila, 135 Brick Ln, London, E1 6SB, 020 7998 1388