A coffee-loving businessman has opened what could be Britain’s smallest cafe – inside a disused red phone box.
Luke Thorpe has transformed the disused BT phone box into a cafe dubbed ‘DiallingIn’, serving up coffee, tea and snacks.
Inside the box, which is 3ft 4ins wide and 9ft high and has been kitted out with a water supply and electricity, there is just space for a coffee-making machine and a small fridge for the milk.
There are even a few stools for customers to take a break, but no tables. And if there’s a sudden downpour there is a neighbouring phone box that punters could take shelter in.
Luke, 31, rents the phone box in Low Pavement, Nottingham, from Brighton-based The Red Kiosk Company.
He said: “I love coffee and wanted to open a cafe. It’s easily the smallest in Nottingham and potentially the world’s smallest speciality coffee and tea shop.
“I’ll grin and bear it in the cold and wind. I would rather be here doing something I enjoy than in an office, nice and warm, clock-watching.”