The international culture magazine Monocle has opened up a newsstand and coffee bar in Paddington, London. Erected as a response to the “mistaken narrative that people aren’t buying print products”, it is named Kioskafé.
“We want Kioskafé to be a celebration of print – putting the written word, fine images and crisp paper centre stage,” says Tyler Brûlé, Monocle’s editor-in-chief and now founder of Kioskafé. “We’ve worked hard to make the selection of titles on the shelves a mix of the much-loved and commercial, combined with just-launched indies that get shelf space not because they’re new and hyped but because they offer journalistic value.”
The wooden coffee bar, designed by EDM architects, will allow customers to pick up Allpress coffee and snacks. Kioskafé will also be offering a selection of premium travel goods, underwear, umbrellas, bags, and stationary – catering to, like the publication itself, the modern day travellers, along with the staff at neighboring St Mary’s Hospital and the plethora of journalists at the Frontline Club across the road.
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