The Clock Cafe Returns

Settled right in the heart of Hyde Park corner, the aptly named LS6 café is a student landmark.

With its lovely brunches, to-die-for milkshakes and arty aesthetics, it has long been the perfect location for reunions over lunch and catch-ups over coffee. It’s therefore not surprising that this artsy hub was dearly missed during the 24 long days it which it was closed for refurbishment. I myself had the disappointing encounter of rocking up on a Monday afternoon to discover the ‘Closed’ sign on the door, and multiple students lingering around the doors, lost and unsure.

However, as of the start of term, the beautiful café has re-opened its doors to welcome us back with new décor and tables to be found behind never-ending corners. A contemporary twist has been added with metal furniture and industrial style tables, while its individuality still remains with mismatched clocks and a fabulously quirky wall full of pink flamingos.

Now onto the most important part. Their menu remains extremely appetising with the Yorkshire burrito making a new appearance and a tasty tapas menu offering lighter snacks. A personal favourite is a plate of scrambled eggs and bacon on toast; simple, yet extremely good. Their selection of drinks is wonderful too, with the Oreo milkshake coming piled high with cream and biscuits, topped off with funky straws- what more could you want! Running with the Oreo theme, I can highly recommend their Oreo brownies; however make sure you grab before it’s too late in the day, they often sell out.

Whether you’re a newly- arrived fresher or a fourth-year veteran, be sure to pay a visit to the beautifully refurbished LS6 café. With its independent vibes and addition of a tribe of flamingos, it still remains the coffee-shop-queen of Hyde Park.

Alice Holton


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