Is this the coolest car spot in the UK right now? Caffeine & Machine.

‘Words and photography: Tom Horna

If you think about it, there are not many venues in the UK that cater purely for the car enthusiasts. I am not talking here about the race circuits or car museums but places that you can go and eat, drink and display your cars, something in lines of Ace Cafe or The Bike Shed for the motorcyclists.

Well, you can say that we’ve got the Goodwood and then we have… Wait! There’s nothing really! Or shall I say there wasn’t, until now…

As of last weekend, we have a new and amazing space which is the ‘Caffeine & Machine’ located only 15 min drive from junction 12 on the M40. Caffeine & Machine is a fuel-filled B&B, cafe, bar, restaurant, shop, art gallery an event space and so much more.  In the founders’ own words: ‘a place for the various tribes of automotive and motorcycling culture to gather, C&M exists to embrace obsession’

Here are some photos I took at the Caffeine & Machine launch weekend. Enjoy, and make sure to visit them and follow them on social media to hear about the upcoming events.


Tom Horna