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Video of the Day: A Look Inside the Coffee Shops of 1950s London

In this cute informational video about coffee shop culture in London in the late ’50s and early ’60s, you’ll learn about the origin of the brew, how long you’ll have to sit with that single cup before the café is paying you, and what to wear so as not to incur nasty looks from boys with hair like Kenickie. Plus, you’ll get a glimpse of all the astrologists, painters, actresses, and students who would meet up in these pre-Starbucks coffee shops “to put the world right — or more often, left.” Be you hipster or grandma, kick back with a cup of coffee and click through to watch, and let us know what you think in the comments!

[via swissmiss]

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