#TeamCoco is always on the pulse whenever it comes to new London openings, so Ninety-One, a newly launched all-day cafe and late night bar is exactly what we’re looking for to amp up our East London evenings.
Launched in early December, Ninety-One is an achingly cool new hybrid space in the Old Truman Brewery, that breathes Shoreditch authenticity. Think neon-lit pared back concrete walls, an abundance of foliage, artisanal cocktails, and a rotating residency of chefs that will surely make your mouth water. Every few months, Ninety One will feature a rotating series of chief residencies that champions all the wonderful local talent of East London. We were lucky enough to experience some lovely dishes from Sabel, a seasonal kitchen by husband and wife duo Toby Williams and Lianna Jewell. Their unique take on locally sourced British cuisine is effortless and undeniably impressive. A few of our favourites include the Ogalshield cheese and ham hock toastie with gherkins, and some grilled tender stem broccoli with aioli — yum.
Wash it all down with some Victorian inspired cocktail recipes from head bartender Amon Kale. Don’t let the term ‘native botanical home-infusions’ intimidate, because these cocktails are truly delicious (and certainly pack a punch) If you’re feeling tropical, we highly recommend the deconstructed Pina Colada, a Wray & Nephew, Salani Coconut Liqueur, and charred pineapple mixture — that’s the perfect drink to accompany you throughout the evening. Finally, end the evening dancing away to Ninety One’s live jazz performances and DJ sets, their Function One sound system will impress even the most discerning audiophile. Ninety One is a space that transitions with you throughout the day, seamlessly from work to play — and we’re all for it.
In the vein of multi-functional spaces, Ninety-One was designed as a café and workspace by day, and a late-night music venue for audiophiles by night, and it could not be more at home than in the buzzy graffiti strewn streets Brick Lane.