Following various reports and proclamations that "food is the new indie-rock" (Guardian, Toronto Star, LA Weekly, Washington Post, Evening Standard) and inspired by the Planet Hollywood chain and the success of Lady Dinah's Kickstarted funded Cat Cafe in London, DiS has found a recipe for its financial woes.
Launching this summer, the Drowned in Tea & Ale pop-up cafe, situated on London's Southbank, will feature a menu inspired by some of our favourite albums and artists, as well as act as a real world hub for our community. We will also host our live sessions in the cafe and at night it will turn into a speakeasy-style bar, with ales by our friends from Signature Brew.
Here's a taster of the menu:
Eggs Harcourt's 5 Kindsa Eggs
My Morning Jacket Potato
Pavement's No Jelly Peanut Butter Sandwich
Tuna Turner Tuna Sandwich
Spinal Bap (With Your Choice of 11 Fillings)
Grizzly Bear's Two Week's Stewed Gumbo (recipe)
Miley's Bangerz & Mash
The Shins of Beef w/ Flaming Chips
Beetroots Manuva Salad
Cheeseboards of Canada
Sharon Van Eton Mess
Squalor Victoria Sponge
Neneh Cherry Pie
Explosions in the Lemon Meringue Pie
David Lynch's Damn Fine Pie
Blood Red Orange
British Tea Power
A Pint o' Vinyl
Whisky in The Jar
Bjork's Icelandic Tap Water (100% authentic!)
We're looking for a few of your ideas to add to our menu, so please tweet them in with the hashtag #DiSindiecafe or comment on our Facebook post.
Cafe opening date TBC.
Please Note: All tips will be towards the restoration of the DiS messageboards. However, if you don't want to wait for your waiter, you can donate here.