The covid-19 pandemic globally affected the food industry very heavily. Governments worldwide ordered a temporary closure of restaurants and bars to help slow down the spread of the virus. In Europe, the daily traffic in cafes, bars, and restaurants dropped significantly.
This led to a permanent closure of a good number of them. The following are the most famous Cafes and coffee shops that were forced to shut down in the wake of the lockdown.
Milk Bar Soho
The Milk bar is a little coffee shop that was frequented by many people before its closure. Hidden from the west end’s flashy lights was a small shop that offered the simple pleasures of life and provided delicious food, great music and art, a perfect cup of coffee, and the best customer service. The cafe officially closed its doors on the 22nd of September, 2020, due to the covid-19 pandemic effects.
The Bulldog Edition was a high-end café and a freelancer’s paradise at the Ace Hotel located in Shoreditch. The Café offered many creatives a great spot to do what they do best and enjoy the best Square Mile coffee made with London’s best coffee beans. The whole place was sadly and painfully closed down on the 11th of September, 2020.
These were two legendary pie and coffee shops associated with Arsenal football club that was the most beloved by the north Londoners. The shops were shut down for lack of customers, which led to insufficient revenue during the pandemic when there were no football matches for the big leagues. Despite that, the landlords where both shops were seated demanded their rents in full. This exerted more pressure on the owners and the management due to lack of business. The shop’s owner Paul announced plans to relocate and closed the shops on 19th August 2020.