Hurwundeki, a cafe in Bethnal Green, instantly sparked my curiosity when wandering around the area. Surprisingly situated between car repair garages and discount furniture outlets, the cafe is like a hidden gem in an otherwise lifeless road.
Just like its mixed-matched location, the cafe also sells vintage clothing, is part hair salon, specialises in Korean food, and has an array of what looks like a children’s junkyard playground outside, complete with toy horses and a Cinderella inspired pumpkin coach.
Only there for the coffee, I tried a flat white and a piccolo (/cortado). It wasn’t my favourite coffee in London but the piccolo was much better than the flat white and had a bitter less milky taste, like how I prefer my flat whites to be!
The staff are friendly… and trendy, it’s a very hipster place with baristas with pink dyed hair, shaved heads and piercings, lots of young customers and a few hip in-the-know older people.
I’m really looking forward to trying the brunch there one day, as it comes with free coffee, and I really do love my coffee.
Hurwundeki, 298-299 Cambridge Heath Road, E2. Nearest tube: Bethnal Green.