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Respond to Review of CLOSED: POGO Cafe
by Marsglobe

Review: A friend and I went for a meal at Pogo, and found ourselves in the middle of an evening dedicated to Palestine including a really enlightening illustrated lecture by someone living there. This is the strength of Pogo - it creates links and cross currents which perhaps you might not normally make while chowing down your food. Pogo situates itself in the anarchist counter-cultural milieu: it's in Hackney, it's punky but it's welcoming to nerds like me. The staff were smiley and friendly and prepared our food in record time. The restuarant itself is an assemblage of scavenged furniture and restored nick nacks which feels rather lovely and would probably be described as post apocalyptic shabby chic. All of this is underpinned by a varied selection of music (and occassional live shows I believe). As for the food itself, well, we came in at the end of the evening, so the main meal which was a nut roast was a little dried out, nothing that a little gravy couldn't cure though. AND the cheesecake more than made up for the disappointing started. This is easily the best vegan cheesecake I've ever had (and believe me I've had a few!) and even now some months later - the thought of that cheesecake is what will draw me back to Pogo when I'm next in London. So, if you want solid food, great cheesecake, to support people who are doing their best to create a different world and the chance to rub shoulders with activists from around the globe, make your way to the little cafe with the big, big heart! That's before I even mention the Secret Society of Vegans who may (or may not) have their HQ somewhere in the bowels of the building...

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