The Compound Edition

Our favourite thing of combining food, drink, community and cinema indeed can and will be done remotely.

Expect a tribute to each one of our food vendors in the coming weeks, and a helpful guide to films to watch and books to read during isolation. First up is our in-house cafe Compound Coffee who have been powering the people of Catford (and the Catford Mews team) since we opened!

While we’re sipping our cafetiere and instant coffees at home I’m sure many of us are dreaming of the perfectly poured coffees of Compound Coffee, and are counting down the days until they re-open. Inspired by the pivotal part a good cafe, cup of coffee or barista can play in cinema we’ve pulled together a list of the finest coffee flavoured film scenes as a lil tribute.


Breakfast At Tiffany’s

Audrey Hepburn does it right with making sure she has a sweet pastry to accompany her bitter coffee to go.




Everyone’s favourote joy spreading barista is the charming Amélie – if you haven’t seen it yet make sure to make it part of your isolation feel-good films.


Coffee and Cigarettes

Jim Jarmusch brings together a mix of people in deep conversation though 11 short stories, the common thread being that all conversations are being had over a cup of coffee. Expect appearances from Cate Blanchette, Iggy Pop, Steve Buscemi and RZA, GZA and BIll Murray our favourite scene in the anthology.

The Band of Honest Men ( La banda degli onesti)

It wouldn’t be possible to talk about key coffee scenes without mentioning an Italian master piece. The classic comedy La banda degli onesti not only includes the traditional daily coffee catch ups but also uses coffee in a pivotal scene to demonstrate a capitalist society – both educational and hilarious.



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