What Crouch End really, really needs now is… A new coffee shop

HOW many skinny mochachockamachiattolattes (to ‘have in’ while the baby has a nap in the 4×4 buggy) can Crouch End actually drink? When Clinton’s cards gave up the ghost on the Broadway recently and quit town – to be wholly frank, you could almost see their love teddies and mass of pink giant cards suffering a dwindling clientele almost before your eyes – the market research seems to have come back that what N8 really needed to replace it was another coffee chain. So, right next door to a Starbucks and a couple of doors down from a Costa, opens a Harris + Hoole. And with it a stretch of shops that once had a Clintons, an Our Price, a Woolworths, a 7-Eleven, and FADS for DIY becomes another classic example of north London’s lattification. The house prices will make you weep.


3 Comments on What Crouch End really, really needs now is… A new coffee shop

  1. And you realise the new coffee shop is actually owned by Tesco? Crouch Enders make out they love the independent shops, but actually flock to Starbucks and Weatherspoons.

    I am leaving after 12 years and think it’s not a moment too soon..

  2. Jacqui Osley // November 19, 2012 at 7:28 pm //

    And do you know that Harris and Hoole has a connection with Tesco?

  3. It’s owned by 2 brothers and a sister. Tesco has got its share of 49 percent. I think, Harris + Hoole is better than global chains like costa coffee, even though it is not serving the expected quality of specialty coffee. Give them a chance to prove that happy baristas are more important than coffee sometimes ;)

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