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The ultimate symphony between FOOD & MUSIC



Think true romance and Notting Hill cafes

Think American diner and a touch of boheme


OUR Popup Cafés

With premium twists on cafe classics, we launch our first POP UP in Islington in May 2024, followed by events and further sites in Shoreditch, SOHO and local neighbourhoods.

This is cafes for artists, and the like, giving an all-day dining experience from breakfast, through lunch and evening with music to boot with a real community feel. 








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OUR story 

Our journey begins at 7 Camden Passage in Islington with a venue that is perfectly on brand, serving bacon and scallop rolls for breakfast, pastries and local coffee (and 3 variations of Bloody Mary at the weekend if you are up for it).


The bell rings at 19.30 each evening as our Savoury Canapes are prepared and served ahead of our evening offering. All of this is combined with seasonal outbursts of Clichés burgers, Banh Mi (Vietnamese cafe classic), skate wing in vodka batter, peach and prosecco risotto, and Hackney gelato to finish.

Our aspiration runs from our roots in Islington to Archer Street, Soho, and other local sites in between.


Aligned with our popup cafes in London, we will be present at the biggest UK festivals in the upcoming years. Do not be surprised if our electric food bike pops up near you!






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You can order a popup café experience for your event, gathering, or celebration, giving your guests something a little different to try.

We have organised popup catering across all the London local neighbourhoods.

Contact us to organise a food and music popup experience at your event.








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Our popup café experience gives a great alternative for festival goers, with gourmet food at accessible prices.

We're totally cashless and contactless, enabling safe transactions, and our business is built with sustainability in mind.

Our meal kits come with minimal, non-plastic packaging, which will be collected and recycled or composted responsibly.









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Our food and music popup café in London is a neighbourhood favourite serving twists on original classics and a few surprise options. All with the backdrop of new music artists from your area.



An all-day menu such as ours always attracts tourists and visitors, giving them an excuse to stay a little longer.



Because our Food and Music is both accessible and constantly evolving it will be a delight to foodies and connoisseurs alike.







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Martyn Barratt - Founder of Cafe Cliches

Martyn is the owner of Martyn Barrett Hospitality and Founder of Café Cliches Ltd. He has led two hugely successful projects over the last three years, taking Knoops Chocolate from one site to a full UK expansion. He co-founded and developed the Only Food and Courses brand, alongside his Executive Chef and co-founder, and was Lead Support for the mobilisation at Goodwood for Rhubarb Hospitality.

He has supported national and international business development across the Rhubarb Hospitality portfolio, including leading the restaurant tender process for Hudson Yard, New York and supporting the opening of the Sky Garden.

He is now perfectly positioned to lead Café Clichés, taking festival and events catering to a new level followed by a select number of neighbourhood popup cafes in London, and a flagship operation highlighting the best of British music artists.