A major chunk of British history resides in its red telephone box. With the advent and popularization of mobile phones, though, the existence and survival of these little red phone booths is threatened. Even though the kiosk was voted Britain’s greatest design of all time, that did not stop the red phone box from almost going extinct. It survived the test of times, though, and it is small businesses that are turning this historical emblem into vibrant quick stops, the best example of which is the lovely little cafeteria called The Original Red Coffee Box.
Situated in London’s Hampstead High Street, the cafeteria is a bid to protect Britain’s culture. This is perhaps the tiniest coffee shop you’ll come across in your life, the size of a red telephone box. But rest assured, it can serve you what you ask for. Tourists and locals who have had the chance to stop by and grab a quick coffee and snack admit it’s the best coffee they have ever tasted, and that you will get just what you want from your drink.
The Original Red Coffee Box also serves pies, pastries and soft drinks along with dreamy hot chocolate, an assortment of coffee drinks, tea, and even chai latte.
The service is fast, the pitstop offering a few minutes of allure and peace to those who are rushing. To those who believe in taking slow, pleasant strides, The Original Red Coffee Box gives yet another thing to admire.
The tiny cafeteria was originally known as Kape Barako. It is now also known as Danny’s Red Box, after the owner himself. If you ever stop by 28 Hampstead High Street, you will come across this small wonder. Danny is ever so graceful. Your hands will be warm holding the cup of coffee, a lovely conversation will warm your soul.
Across the city of London are hundreds and thousands of similar phone boxes. Some have been transformed to little stop libraries, some to cafeterias and Sandwich shops. In each wonderful booth a new miracle awaits to be seen.
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