Kioskafé: A coffee & magazine shop in Paddington, from the founders of Monocle

Kioskafé combines three of my favourite things: coffee, magazines, and great design, so of course I loved it.
Kioskafé: A coffee & magazine shop in Paddington, from the founders of Monocle - the perfect pitstop for commuters and travellers, magazine fans and coffee lovers | Recommended by HYHOI.com: Have You Heard Of It? | A curation of design-led hotspots around the world - tried, tested and tasted
It’s from the founders of Monocle, the uber hipster “global affairs, business, culture and design” magazine, and equally awesome Monocle Cafe in Marylebone, which probably explains the en pointe branding and overall aesthetic of Kioskafé. Like Monocle Café, you can spot Kioskafé by its candy striped awning, but this one has been created to combat the shrinking news trade, and is certainly a celebration of all things print.
Kioskafé: A coffee & magazine shop in Paddington, from the founders of Monocle - the perfect pitstop for commuters and travellers, magazine fans and coffee lovers | Recommended by HYHOI.com: Have You Heard Of It? | A curation of design-led hotspots around the world - tried, tested and tasted
Coffee is from New Zealand roasters Allpress, and served in cute takeaway cups. There are breakfast, lunch and sweet snacks on offer too.
Allpress coffee @ Kioskafé: A coffee & magazine shop in Paddington, from the founders of Monocle - the perfect pitstop for commuters and travellers, magazine fans and coffee lovers | Recommended by HYHOI.com: Have You Heard Of It? | A curation of design-led hotspots around the world - tried, tested and tasted
Allpress coffee @ Kioskafé: A coffee & magazine shop in Paddington, from the founders of Monocle - the perfect pitstop for commuters and travellers, magazine fans and coffee lovers | Recommended by HYHOI.com: Have You Heard Of It? | A curation of design-led hotspots around the world - tried, tested and tasted
The magazine selection is broad, though there’s a limited number of each title. All my favourites were present and correct, from Cereal to Suitcase to Like The Wind and Sidetracked. There’s also a list of global newspapers that you can have printed on demand – hot off the press, literally!
Independent magazines @ Kioskafé: A coffee & magazine shop in Paddington, from the founders of Monocle - the perfect pitstop for commuters and travellers, magazine fans and coffee lovers | Recommended by HYHOI.com: Have You Heard Of It? | A curation of design-led hotspots around the world - tried, tested and tasted
Independent magazines @ Kioskafé: A coffee & magazine shop in Paddington, from the founders of Monocle - the perfect pitstop for commuters and travellers, magazine fans and coffee lovers | Recommended by HYHOI.com: Have You Heard Of It? | A curation of design-led hotspots around the world - tried, tested and tasted
Kioskafé is just round the corner from Paddington station and the setup caters to travellers/commuters/time-pressed passers-by – it’s very much a takeaway place, with minimal indoor seating, a few patio tables, and all coffees made to go. Travel essentials and miniature toiletries are available to purchase, so forgetful holiday-makers won’t be caught without a toothbrush or clean underwear!! There are various Monocle books, tote bags and merchandise for sale too – good for gifting.
Kioskafé: A coffee & magazine shop in Paddington, from the founders of Monocle - the perfect pitstop for commuters and travellers, magazine fans and coffee lovers | Recommended by HYHOI.com: Have You Heard Of It? | A curation of design-led hotspots around the world - tried, tested and tasted
Open 7 till 7, 7 days a week, Kioskafé is a welcome hipster hangout in an otherwise barren area. The staff are incredible – great to talk to, so knowledgeable about all their stock, and keen to talk travel, coffee, design and of course Monocle. They’re the type to remember your name and your order, and that’s the kind of personalised service that keeps people coming back.
Kioskafé: A coffee & magazine shop in Paddington, from the founders of Monocle - the perfect pitstop for commuters and travellers, magazine fans and coffee lovers | Recommended by HYHOI.com: Have You Heard Of It? | A curation of design-led hotspots around the world - tried, tested and tasted
Photos from Instagram (click for credit), Kioskafé and myself.
Kioskafé
www.kioskafe.com
31 Norfolk Place, Paddington, W2 1QH
Instagram #Kioskafe