Pacific Social Club, Clarence Road E5
There is something unique about Clarence Road in Hackney. For me it’s the mix of architecture and its uses from north to south, and the one horse town feel of the shopping section. The signs are it might be ripe for a ‘gentrifying’ makeover before too long, and Pacific Social Club heralds the start of just that.
Boasting a cute, colourful interior plastered with record sleeves and 50s paraphernalia, Pacific Social Club is a refreshing change from the industrial chic look invading cafes across the nation. They also have great taste in music, Jonathan Richman was crooning away on a recent visit.
Great coffee, fresh juices, imaginative sandwiches - this is a gem of a spot and we must cherish it accordingly.
Pacific Social Club, 8 Clarence Road, London E5 8HB