The Guardian's Opening a Coffee Shop and You Could Be Its Manager

By Sam Gibbs on at

Move over Starbucks; the Guardian's pitching up on your turf, and no, that's not a joke. The people of Shoreditch won't know what's hit 'em.

#GuardianCoffee -- their hashtag, not mine -- is currently looking for a manager as we speak (it's yours for the taking if you fancy it). Aparently it aims to serve coffee and provide a place for journalists in which to work, based in London's Shoreditch. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Shoreditch a bit, err, trendy for Guardian readers? Perhaps Stoke Newington would've been more appropriate?

According to one eyewitness, as reported by the Commentator, there are "infographics everywhere, iPads built into tables, not a newspaper in sight." At least we know the Guardian pays all its UK taxes, unlike some other coffee brands.

Would you jump at the chance to go have a verbose, acrid argument with strangers, which would basically be Comment Is Free in real-life, in a Guardian coffee shop? Or is that just too much to bear thinking about? [The Commentator, Twitter]

Image credit: Helen Pidd