Scootercaffè (formerly Scooterworks) brews its coffees in a strikingly retro 1957 Faema espresso machine. And though owner Craig O’Dwyer is a Kiwi, the air of Scootercaffè is old-school Italian. The space is open late serving beer, wine and spirits, and some snacks are available.
132 Lower Marsh
|Opening hours:||Open 8.30am-11pm Mon-Thur; 10am-midnight Fri, Sat|
|Transport:||Tube: Waterloo tube/rail|
|Price:||Espresso £1.50, latte £1.90|
Average User Rating
3.7 / 5
- 5 star:3
- 4 star:2
- 3 star:0
- 2 star:1
- 1 star:1
I do think Time Out has done the Scooter Cafe a little disservice, as it is one of my favourite spots in London. Having lived here for nearly 13 years, I yearn for that London rarity, something genuine that isn't another chain, as nice as certain chains are...
Scooter Cafe is genuinely unique, throwing together what they can for furniture (including what looks like an old sewing machine table), and a pleasingly simple but quality selection of drinks and snacks. I'm not really a coffee drinker, but anywhere that serves Pacifico is alright with me. It has the best WiFi code I've seen, and also a cat, the famous cat. The cat does not move for ANYONE, and does not respond to any signs of affection, but everyone loves the cat because its cute. All bars need a cat. Or a dog.
It does get VERY busy, say on a Thursday evening when all the offices kick out, (and this can be an issue as it has only one loo!) but catch it at a quieter moment, and its great; chilled out and atmospheric.
Clifford.spent most of my youth working in this place long before it became a café,as this café was my dad Charlies shop for over 20 years, it is fantastic to be able to go back and sit in here,the staff r friendly in this cosy café long may it last
I stumbled across this cafe by chance and I'm glad I did! The beauty of living in London (and big cities around the world) is that while you trip over a Starbucks on every corner, you can usually find a cute, original coffee shop. And this is one of them. Upon entering we were greeted by the resident cat - but instructed not to feed him or he'll get fat. We then ordered two Americanos and took a seat at a quirky table with an antique bong and antique camera. It has a great vibe and the best bit is that two coffees cost me £4!! Right by Waterloo station! The interior has the feel of a flea market with items such an old fashioned pushchair in the window. We will definitely be visiting here again!
Wanna earn your 'Hip' & 'Arty' stripes? Then this is the place for you.. Pretentious as all hell with lots of student-types in very expensive looking scruffy clothes - clearly money is required to qualify as an artist. One nice waitress and one very rude young girl with seemingly a lot to prove. Upon entering I think we disturbed the quite, intelligent 'aura' of the place and this was made quite clear by our hostess.
Really cosy little place, two floors, chilled vibe. Had a small selection of bottled beers, only one option when i asked for red wine, a cabernet sauvignon but it was lovely. The staff member serving drinks was really friendly. They don't serve food. Funky decor. Would definatley recommend.