Macondo Bar, Cafe and Gallery

Whoever saw the Kosmos-Poli exhibition by the Brazilian artist Camilo Oliveira knows what we’re talking about. Macondo is a really pleasant bar, café and gallery. It’s location in Hoxton Square, in the East End, near Old Street, is great too. It was all started four years ago by cousins Santiago Calva and Pablo Casas.

According to Pablo their intention, “was always to use the space as a mixture between a café, bar and art gallery, not only promoting Latin American food, but also art from the region”. In October, the Macondo will exhibit works by Hilary Simon (paintings inspired by the colours the artist encountered in Guatemala and Mexico). “We try as much as possible to promote Latin American art”, says Casas.

Apart from the art, Macondo serves breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and cake. By night it turns into a bar with Latin American beers, wines and classic cocktails like Margaritas, Daiquiris and Sours. Shortly Casas will be opening a second Macondo in Camden Passage, Islington.


Macondo Café
Bar Gallery
20 Camden Passage,
N1 8

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