A Peak Inside
No need to go to Platform Nine and Three-Quarters here for you just have to let your imagination transport you. The cafe offers a number of board games, young adult books, Harry Potter collectibles, and a special tribute to the late Professor Snape (Alan Rickman). It also had beautiful mural paintings on its walls made by artist #whattheEF @cassstillo that adds to its authentic Diagon Alley feels.
The Perfect Spot for Geeks
The second level of the cafe is actually where its magic is at. If you’re planning on visiting, aim for the second floor. Good thing we were the first ones there! We got dibs on the best seat! You will need to take your shoes off for you will be seated on comfy gray pillows on a carpeted floor. They even used a wooden box crate as a table, which made it so cool!
On our backs, beautiful mural paintings covered the wall opposite the stairs that hung photos of the four house symbols. The mural paintings were my favorite because of the simplicity of what looked like pencil shading and its intricate details. On my left side, a rope hammock with furry throw pillows dangled from the second floor. It is probably the best spot to read in the cafe. On my best friend’s right side is a wall filled with YA books, a tiny treasure chest, owls, board games and potions.
The Enchanting Dishes and Knick-Knacks
After clearing our heads and satisfying our tummies, we decided to continue our search for treasures. We found the chocolate frog in the cupboard with the potions, a chocolate snitch on top of the treasure chest, Dumbledore’s wand and another unknown wand that resembles Luna Lovegood’s.
Aaaaaand of course, before we bid adieu to one of our favorite places, we had to put on our robes! Yes, I wanted to be Gryffindor and channel Hermione with my semi-curly hair but my best friend got there first so I was stuck on being Slytherin. Harry potter fans rejoice because the restaurant messaged me that they added new trinkets to their collection, including the Sorting Hat. So, what are you waiting for, get on your brooms and enjoy the day with some butter beer.