For the best part of this year I’ve been living somewhat of a nomadic life. The life of a traveller has its benefits – like trying every eatery in town, and then treating your favourites like your local.
Luckily for me cafés are my happy place, whether I’m on a date with my boyfriend Evan and/or friends or setting up shop for the day with my MacBook and an iced latte.
Ros and I had no intentions to shoot in Counter Albion a few weeks back – however we popped by one afternoon to order two Americanos and a 3pm pick-me-up. Just as I am at home in a café, Ros is in her happy place behind a camera.
Counter Albion on Redchurch Street became one of my regular haunts whilst staying in Shoreditch. It is the sort of café you don’t need to worry about any hidden ingredients – which is important when you’re eating out for each meal, everyday for months
The food is displayed on the front counter… Think quiches, wraps and salads all beautifully presented, incorporating iconically good-for-you ingredients like quinoa, broccoli, avocado. The quiches are homemade just like how mum use to make them – olives, sun-dried tomatoes and bacon. There is also an extra large display of moreish treats – like chocolate chip brownies, cheesecake, and apple tarts.
Whilst staying in Shoreditch you’d find me here everyday in my Rolla Jeans just a different top.
Photographer | Rosalind Alcazar (edited by myself)