I must apologise firstly to Paul who gave me this stuff 3½ years ago! I really thought I'd put it on the site until Charles posted a menu on Facebook and I said it was on this site - but it wasn't, it really wasn't. Now it is!
This seems to be the original menu
The prices are in real money, LSD!
Steak and Kidney Pie for 1/6d! Think of it!
Not changed a lot but the last menu
The prices are in decimal money.
Not at all sure where this photo came from. A film?
I know this is a flier from another coffee bar but is has a nice map showing the locations
OK - picture stolen from Pathe
Just around the corner from the 2i's on Meard Street was Le Macabre, which used coffins as tables and bakelite skulls for ashtrays.
There were skull-shaped milk jugs, murals of skeletons and graveyards, and the jukebox featured the Funeral March.
Barry Miles, in London Calling: A Countercultural History Of London Since 1945: Le Macabre's beatnik goth interior went into more detail than Heaven & Hell round the corner, only Le Macabre didn't have a resident skiffle group called The Ghouls in all-black-painted hell basement, and both were only two of many themed coffee houses crammed into just a few streets.
Picture postcards of the time correcting the fallacious assertion that it was anywhere else than in Meard Street!
Le Macabre located in Meard Street certainly lived up to its name trading on a distinctly Gothic sensibility. It substituted coffins for tables and was decorated with skeletons, bones and cobwebs, which hung from the walls and ceilings. Ghostly illumination was provided by the glow of candles placed within artificial skulls.