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Pop Up Cafe's

We are a unique offering unrivalled in the UK, with an unpretentious take on new food trends and quirky takes on café classics, served to a backdrop of up-and-coming music acts.

Our live music popup café started at 7 Camden Passage in Islington and watch this space for our next Pop Up in August - we are super excited about this one!

Our electric food bike is ready to embark on events and festivals across the UK, as well as local venues in and around London. We promise premium food at speed for everyone!



Contact us to book our pop up cafe or a personal event 

Call today on 07809 716 063, or email us through our booking form here.




What our food and music events are


Originally started as supper clubs in the 1960s, popup restaurants are back!

As the name implies, we are about to pop-up in unexpected places and for a limited time. Our live music café offers an opportunity for experiential and unique creative eating.

This is not something that you have experienced at your local eateries, but you will soon!








Your local culinary hero text

Cafe Clichés is a local hero, with our offering based on twists on café classics that has community at the very centre of its heart. You will receive a warm welcome, with imaginative twists and a dry sense of humour.

Our Pop Up and Event spaces are live and bricks and mortar sites are opening during 2025.







A taste of our menus text

Cafe Cliches menu




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Our popup café in London is totally cashless and completely contactless.

We donate 5 pence of each transaction to our preferred mental health charity.

Our units are built with sustainability in mind and our takeaway offer is designed with minimum packaging, and waste will be responsibly collected and recycled or decomposed.








 Our founder, Martyn Barrett text

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.





FAQs text


Where will Café Clichés ‘Pop Up?'

We have neighbourhood aspirations starting in the London villages such as Borough, Shoreditch, Islington and Hampstead. As we head to your area, we will be present with either our Pop Up cafe or electric food bike with great social media presence in the exciting weeks to the run up. Our pop ups stick around for 4 weeks at each location.

Can I book FOOD & MUSIC at Home?

Please contact us directly via the website to have an initial discussion.

Who is my chef and musician?

We are committed to developing the best talent and artists in these fields. For our Pop Ups this is a surprise few weeks. For Food & Music at Home this is a theatrical experience of your choice.

What are my food and music choices?

This is totally unique and experiential to suit your personal FOOD & MUSIC bespoke preferences.