Mensa member Iliyan, who studied for a law degree in Bulgaria before completing a history and economics degree in Canada, attracts many folk who enjoy taking a peaceful break and an opportunity to soak up his rather special atmosphere. He recently commented: “There are plenty of coffee shops around, but we’re providing something new for Barking. People can sit in comfy chairs, enjoy some food and coffee and take in the relaxed, but hopefully intellectual, environment. Rather than collect their coffee and leave, we're hoping people will soak up the atmosphere and read the books we have here, or maybe play some chess.”
There is an inviting selection of food on offer, including sandwiches, fresh cakes and crepes, as well as a variety of coffee and other beverages. Pictured are two Italian friends who, yesterday, enjoyed a chat and a pleasant break from work.
|Liviana Gualdi, well known fashion designer and Isabella Pino, top Italian freelance photographer take a break in Barking's Ez Bistro.|