Make way for the ‘selfieccino’. This London cafe offers self-portraits in froth. See pics
The Tea Terrace in London is taking barista art to a new level by giving customers the chance to sip on their own self-portraits.travel Updated: Dec 20, 2017 14:01 IST
A cafe in London is taking barista art to a new level by giving customers the chance to sip on their own self-portraits. The Tea Terrace, based in House of Fraser’s Oxford Street branch, has become Europe’s first location to deliver the “Selfieccino”, which features an image of customers’ faces on the frothy topping of their drinks.
Patrons send their headshots via an online messaging app to the barista and are given the choice of either a cappuccino or hot chocolate as their canvas. The image is uploaded to the “Cino” machine while the drink is placed in position. The picture is then scanned and reproduced onto the froth using a flavourless food colouring.
The process takes around four minutes before an image is presented on the froth, ready to be photographed and sent to all points via social media before drinking, and costs around 5.75 pounds ($7.5). “Due to social media, the dining experience has completely shifted,” said Ehab Salem Shouly, owner of The Tea Terrace. “It’s not enough any more to just deliver great food and great service — it’s got to be Instagram-worthy.”
Over 400 of the personalised drinks have been sold since they launched on Saturday, with the hash tag “Selfieccino” going viral across various social media platforms. The Tea Terrace hopes to trademark the term as they expand the service across their other two locations in London Victoria and Guildford, Surrey.
Here are some photos of selfiecinnos:
"I really want a sip of my coffee, but that means putting my mirror down. Oh wait, just the job... a selfieccino. Now I can dribble up my own milky face and finally know how good I taste. Me me me." Grow up and fuck off. #selfie #selfieccino #selfies #selfiesunday #vanity #vain #vainglory #me #I #mememe
A cafe in London is taking barista art to a new level by giving customers the chance to sip on their own self-portraits. The process takes around four minutes before an image is presented on the froth, ready to be photographed and sent to all points via social media before drinking, and costs around 5.75 pounds. ($7.5)#cafe#coffee#coffeelover#selfie#creative#selfieccino#london
Thank you Anna @yourstylishself for visiting us today to try our new #Selfieccino .... Your Selfieccino came out as a beautiful work of art! We look forward to seeing you again. We are proud that @theteaterrace is the first in the UK and Europe to offer this technology which allows us to print your Selfie on the froth of your Cappuccino (or Hot Chocolate if you're not a big fan of coffee. Only at our Oxford Street branch at @houseoffraser Oxford Street and coming soon to our Guildford and London Victoria branches #selfieccino #theteaterrace #houseoffraser #coffeeart #baristaart #barista
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First Published: Dec 20, 2017 13:55 IST