Exploring the Delicious Slices of London: A Look at Cafes from the 1980s – Design You Trust

Exploring the Delicious Slices of London: A Look at Cafes from the 1980s

Ivy Café, Lewisham, 1990
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In Peter Marshall’s second collection of photographs capturing the cafes of London between 1980 and 1990, we are transported back to a time before chain coffee shops dominated the high street. Mo’s, Maggie’s, Ivy’s, Pegy’s and more, these cafes offered a glimpse into a simpler era, prior to the plethora of styles and flavors available today.

Stepping back in time, this collection takes us to a London where almond milk was yet to be discovered and syrup was a fashion accessory. A time when the most important question to ask was, “how do you take your coffee – with or without?” This series offers a nostalgic look at a unique slice of London life.

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Como café, High St, Walthamstow, Waltham Forest, 1989
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Pegy’s Cafe, 75, Atlantic Rd, Brixton, Lambeth, 1987
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Cafe, Earl’s Court, Kensington & Chelsea, 1987
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Bambinos, Café, Fulham, West Kensington, Hammersmith & Fulham, 1990
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Café, Caledonian Rd, Pentonville, Islington, 1990
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St Pancras Cafe, Pancras Rd, Kings Cross, Camden, 1990
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Victory Cafe, Hackney Rd, Bethnal Green, Tower Hamlets, 1986
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Joe’s Cafe, Old Kent Rd, Peckham, Southwark, 1989
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The Cafe, Kilburn High Rd, Brondesbury, Camden, 1988
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Maggie’s Cafe, Silk Mills Path, Lewisham, 1990
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San Remo Cafe, Lancaster Rd, Notting Hill, Kensington & Chelsea, 1988
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The Recession Cafe, Islington Green, 1989
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Cafe des Artistes, Finborough Rd, West Brompton, Kensington & Chelsea, 1988
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Josies CAFE, Mantle Rd, Brockley, Lewisham, 1990
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Mo’s Cafe, Clarence St area, East Hull, 1989
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Sun Cafe, 20, Sun St, Finsbury, City, 1986
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Café, Poplar, Tower Hamlets, 1990
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Takeaway, Café, Marsham St, London, 1987
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Regent Cafe, Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green, Tower Hamlets, 1986
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Ruby In The Dust, Cafe, Restaurant, Camden High St, Camden, 1987
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Parma Cafe, 59a, Camden Rd, Camden, 1986
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Café, High St, Walthamstow, Waltham Forest, 1989
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