Last week a neat little cafe opened up on Cannon at Kensington and then the very next day a beer hall opened next door.
Neighbours alarmed by the idea of beer hall in the neighbourhood will be pleasantly surprised. It’s not that kind of beer hall. They do serve beer, and cocktails in the cafe, but there is an emphasis on good food and quality beer. The kitchen is open and a prominent feature of the dining experience. Brunch will be served on weekends.
A very interesting aspect of the enterprise is the 1101 Cafe Bar. By day they serve up coffee (Detour), cakes and sandwiches, and then at night they turn to cocktails. What’s intriguing, though, is they’ve installed a very nice sound system complete with two turntables and vintage Tannoy (I think) loud speakers. They will be providing a space for listening and they will be hosting spin nights.