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We pride ourselves for maintaining a very homey cafe with a very tranquil and relaxing environment. Whether you are […]

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Bookshop

At the other half of the building, you’ll find the famous bookshop. In our bookshop, you’ll find a wide […]

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About Us

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Welcome to The Hours Cafe & Bookshop

The Hours Cafe & Bookshopin in London is the ideal hang out for all book lovers and coffee lovers alike.

Are you looking for a place to buy books and to read those books right after? Then you’re looking at the right place.

Buy a book from our bookstore and take a seat at our relaxing cafe. We ensure that all of our coffees and food dishes are made fresh so that you can totally immerse yourself in the ambiance while you’re also immersing yourself in the book that you’re reading.

Testimonial:

“This place is great for a bibliophile like me. I’ve bought a couple of fiction and young adult books from the store and sat down in their cafe to read them. I was able to finish almost half the books that I bought because it was so relaxing there! Love this place and will definitely come back again with my friends.” – Amy White

 

Our Cafe News & Blog

Coffee Is The Best First Date Idea

Here’s Why Meeting Up For Coffee Is The Best First Date Idea

You have met someone online and after a few months of chatting, the first date is finally going to happen. Well, worry no more because a cup of coffee is the answer to having the perfect first date. Below you will find out what replaces backpage and why grabbing a cup of coffee is the best option when arranging the first date. Caffeine Cheers You Up Your brain begins to work in full swing when meeting someone for the very first time. It processes many kinds of signals regarding your date’s actual appearance, outfit and the way he or she talks. Also, there are many questions lingering on your mind. How do you start the conversation? Will your date like you? With all of these in your mind at the same time, boost your brain with coffee. Caffeine has been proven to wake you up and enhance your thoughts, intellect and ...
Coffee Shop Online

How to Market your Coffee Shop Online?

People love coffee for a lot of reasons. For coffee-lovers, a day without coffee is like a day without a sun. It is coffee that fuels their body to keep going, and there’s no arguing about that. It’s for this reason that online coffee store businesses with certahosting.co.uk hosted stores are getting popular among entrepreneurs. And so, today, it’s not anymore uncommon to see coffee shop establishments being put up everywhere. So, if you’re one of those coffee shop owners, how do you intend to compete with other coffee shop establishments? Let’s say you have a strategic location, a fully-furnished interior design, great service crew, and premium coffee – but, are all of these enough for coffee-goers to prefer your coffee shop over the others? What if other coffee shops have equally good stuff like yours? Competition is tight. That’s why it’s time that you equip yourself with these essential ...
How to Make a Mean Smash Burger with Your Freezer

How to Make a Mean Smash Burger with Your Freezer

Ever wonder why some smash burgers are better than others? Well, it would really all depend on the technique that you use to make the burger. So does that mean there is a secret to making great smash burgers? Well, we wouldn’t say it’s a secret, but it’s a cool discovery. The technique to making a good smash burger is to - freeze the patty! It’s as simple as that. Actually, this method was first mentioned by a culinary director of Shake Shack Mark Rosati. Before you put the meat in the hot grill, you must first freeze it in a super chilled refrigerator. After that, then you can grill them. It makes the meat super juicy and thick. Another method derived from this one was made by Rhoda Boone, Epi food director. What she did is she made unseasoned patties and froze them in the freezer for 15 minutes ...
Paint Your Own Tulip Canvas Workshop

Paint Your Own Tulip Canvas Workshop

If you love painting, then this is the workshop for you. Now, this workshop is a little bit different from the usual type of painting workshop that we typically have. This workshop concentrates on just teaching you how to paint the Spring flower or the tulip. Why choose the tulip as the center subject for an entire class? You see, the tulip is the epitome of elegance in simplicity. Although the tulip looks very simple from the outside, it is extremely beautiful to look at - especially when it blooms. Because of its simplicity, there are so many ways to paint a tulip. Tulips also come in different colors, so you can use your imagination in creating your very own tulip. This event will be held on April 28, 2019 (Sunday). The time of the workshop will be from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. The instructor for this workshop will ...
Brecon Women’s Festival Art Exhibition

Brecon Women’s Festival Art Exhibition

The Brecon Women’s Festival Art Exhibition was a great celebration of the empowerment of women in the country. The exhibit showcased a lot of paintings from different women about women around their home and garden. Some of the works that were shown in the exhibit came from artists like Hilda Berham, Emma Bevan and many more. The exhibit was held in the cafe all from February 27 to March 17. It showed an amazing display of artworks that represented how each strong woman viewed themselves and the world.  With a number of supporters who came that day, we were happy to spread awareness of the women’s movement through this exhibit. For those who watched the exhibit, a glass of wine was served to each of them to further help them enjoy the entire ambiance of the place. What better way to spend a day than with artworks and wine! ...
The Voice of the Child Exhibition

The Voice of the Child Exhibition

The Voice of the Child Exhibition is an event that showcases some of the works of local children who participated in the workshop which was held by The Hours Cafe & Bookshop. These are works of children who have experienced child abuse and became a way for them to express their feelings through art. The exhibit is hosted by Calan DVS and will be held on April 21, 2019, from 3 pm to 4 pm. If you love artwork and would like to be touched by the creations of various children who have come up with a way to give themselves hope for a better future, then come and experience this event with us. You’ll get to see the artistic expressions of children who grew up with strong resilience and resolve despite the adversity of abuse. This event is designed to allow them to reach out and know that there ...
5 Cookbooks That Any Culinary Lover Must Have

5 Cookbooks That Any Culinary Lover Must Have

Do you love food? Do you love to cook good food? If you do, then you’ll need to have these cookbooks in your kitchen. Check out our list below: 1. The Joy of Cooking This book is a New York Times Best Seller for a really good reason. It’s got over 4,000 classic recipes that you can try out the next time you’re in the kitchen. Just so you know, this book has been in shelves for more than 80 years, which is why it’s considered a classic. 2. Mastering the Art of French Cooking French cuisine has always been a respected cuisine anywhere you go. In 1961, Julia Child decided to compile all the French cooking knowledge that she knew and put it in one book. It became a hit among many gourmet cooks and enthusiasts. Today, it’s actually a classic. 3. Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking Italians have ...
Top 5 Books in The Year 2018

Top 5 Books in The Year 2018

Do you still have pre-2018 book fever? Then why don’t we review some of the books that made the top list last year? Here are our top picks for best books from 2018: 1. The Great Alone By Kristin Hannah First on the list is the Great Alone by Kristin Hannah. This book is a drama story that revolves around a Vietnamese family that moves to Alaska for a change. While everything started out fine, winter came and things got a little different in a bad way. The book describes the mental state of each of the family members in the harsh winter environment with such detail. 2.The Woman in the Window by AJ Finn This book is about a woman who somehow witnesses a murder-- which she might not have really witnessed in the first place. Confusing, isn’t it? Well, you’ll have to read through the twists to find ...