Want a cup of ‘Selfieccino’? London cafe will let you have one

  • 06 Jan - 12 Jan, 2018
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Mag Files

A cafe in London is taking barista art to a whole new level by giving its customers the chance to sip on their own portraits. This cafe called ‘The Tea Terrace’ is based in House of Fraser’s Oxford Street branch and 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 is worth £5.75.

While speaking to the media, Ehab Salem Shouly, owner of The Tea Terrace said, “Due to social media, the dining experience has completely shifted. It’s not enough anymore to just deliver great food and great service – it’s got to be Instagram worthy.”

More than 400 of the personalised drinks have been sold since they launched recently, with the hash tag “Selfieccino” going viral across various social media platforms. The cafe hopes to trademark the term as they expand the service across their other two locations in London Victoria and Guildford, Surrey.