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A small chain store that has made its way through magical England, this store in Diagon Alley was the original. Though their speciality is drinks, both hot and cold, they have expanded to include breakfast and lunch as well. They have nearly twenty different flavours for milkshakes, both muggle and magical, and you can get an assortment of toppings on them. This includes cream, icecream, sprinkles, wafers, donuts and anything else within reason. Their hot chocolates come in many flavours such as chocolate, white, mint, dark, hazelnut. Their coffee is too die for though.

The food is both savory and sweet. With the sweet often being quite excessive like the milkshakes. This store was originally a warehouse that the current owner renovated nearly a year ago and has been booming ever since. It also provides take away for those in a hurry to get to work.

Café Urbain

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Esme and Valerie

Singer/Songwriter • Petite Diable • Single• 19 Years Old
ValWB
She was supposed to be laying low after the riot, where she barely escaped unharmed with her mother. But duty called and, weirdly, nobody could really recall her being there. Besides, she had a very public job, so she had to be seen out and about occasionally. She arrived wearing a beanie and sunglasses, and as soon as she took a seat, she took off the sunglasses and glanced around, to anyone not really looking, she'd look like a normal person.
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ESMEWB

Lady Esme BoleynHufflepuff Alumni / Party Animal

「 Age 」
Nineteen
「 Species 」
Witch
「 Occupation 」
Waitress
「 Relationship 」
Single

Esme was back at work after her week off, lucky enough to start back on a more slower day. At the time of Valerie's arrival, she had been on a short break, sitting at one of the tables with a coffee on the table and magazine in her hands.

Message Me • 22:07, June 14, 2019 (UTC)

Singer/Songwriter • Petite Diable • Single• 19 Years Old
ValWB
of course the magazine would have a snapshot of her some where and Val knew it as soon as she glanced at it. Val looked away and decided to just get up and order some tea as quiet as she could.
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ESMEWB

Lady Esme BoleynHufflepuff Alumni / Party Animal

「 Age 」
Nineteen
「 Species 」
Witch
「 Occupation 」
Waitress
「 Relationship 」
Single

Feeling a pair of eyes on her, Esme briefly glanced over to them. As soon as going back to her magazine, she makes the connection between the girl at the table and a picture of her magazine being the same. The Boleyn liked to keep up with pop culture and the different celebrities, but she couldn’t recall if she recognized this one. Yet, nevertheless, she was interested and took it to her advantage when noticing the other get out of her seat. It was easy to slide back behind the counter - choosing that it was a good time to end her break - since her other employee was busy with something else anyways. Standing across from the other with her usual smirk, she asks, “Is there anything I can help you with?”

Message Me • 21:58, June 16, 2019 (UTC)

Matthieu and Cas

MVWb

Matthieu ValoisAbdicate • Owner of Café Urbain

「 Age 」
twenty three
「 Species 」
squib
「 Occupation 」
barista
「 Relationship 」
single

Matthieu was sitting in the middle of the cafe, running through some papers detailing the months revenue. All numbers and tables. It wasn't his favourite part of the job, he usually liked being behind the bench making the coffee and dealing with the customers rather than the economic side of it all. But he had to do what he had to do. He hadn't done much whilst he was in the UK but he was surviving and had a happy life. He was leaving his house, walking through the streets, feeling the cold air on his face without being bothered by anyone. It was a good life. Even if he struggled with English sometimes and didn't have many people to talk too. He had an honest job, honest money, and was free to make a life of himself that he wanted.

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CassianWB5

Cassian Faucheleventhopeless romantic • nerd-in-love

「 Age 」
twenty two
「 Species 」
pureblood wizard
「 Occupation 」
amateur novelist
「 Relationship 」
pining

Cassian had just finished shopping for some stuff at Diagon Alley and was on his way back home when the rain started pouring really hard. Afraid to get soaked to the bone, Cassian mindlessly rushed into the nearest roofed establishment he could see so he could take refuge from the brewing thunderstorm. He started wiping off parts of his skin that caught some droplets, completely unaware that he was in Café Urbain — a place he had avoided going to since moving to London because he still wasn't ready to face its owner and manager, his former best friend and main reason why he crossed the English Channel, Matthieu Valois.

Anyways, his entrance caused quite a ruckus since he was rushing and all, so anyone in the vicinity would probably turn their heads to see what the commotion was...

Message Me • 10:25, May 19, 2019 (UTC)

MVWb

Matthieu ValoisAbdicate • Owner of Café Urbain

「 Age 」
twenty three
「 Species 」
squib
「 Occupation 」
barista
「 Relationship 」
single

Matthieu liked when it rained. He liked hearing the rain drops hitting the windows of the cafe and the glass panels on the roof. It created an atmosphere that he loved–it also generated customers getting out of the rain. When he heard someone erupting into the cafe Matthieu looked up, his attention simply drawn towards the commotion rather than actually being aware of what was happening. Sometimes customers were violent but it was rare. Especially in a cafe like his. It took him a moment to realise exactly who he was looking at. Cassian. He'd certainly grown and aged since they last saw each other–obviously. It had been like...what? Six years? Five years? A lot of years since they saw one another. Since...Since Matthieu lashed out. Of course Cassian was going to look older and different. Matthieu hadn't kept up with him. He couldn't. He'd be overwhelmed with guilt and regret. Guilt at how he had lashed out like he had. Regret in how he didn't reach out too apologise. "Cassian," he said, calling out as he stood up, his chair scraping on the ground. "Are you okay?"

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CassianWB5

Cassian Faucheleventhopeless romantic • nerd-in-love

「 Age 」
twenty two
「 Species 」
pureblood wizard
「 Occupation 」
amateur novelist
「 Relationship 」
pining

The moment he heard Matthieu call out his name, his body froze immediately. Cassian knew— would have recognized that voice anywhere despite all the growing up they went through, and in that moment? He was not prepared. At all. He was so careful, too, avoided this place like it was The Plague, and so thinking about how he just mindlessly walked in was beyond him. There was no escaping this time though, Cassian was quick to realize that and he knew had to put his big boy pants on and face his best friend after all the years that passed. He slowly turned his body to face Matthieu — who still looked quite handsome albeit a bit broody — and gulped, before muttering out, "H-hey. Matthieu. It's you." He was nervous, and it was evident in his timid tone.

Message Me • 11:02, May 19, 2019 (UTC)

MVWb

Matthieu ValoisAbdicate • Owner of Café Urbain

「 Age 」
twenty three
「 Species 」
squib
「 Occupation 」
barista
「 Relationship 」
single

"Yeah, yeah it's me," he said with a small smile, rubbing the back of his neck. Since when was Cas in London? Of all places to run into him, it was over the channel. "Did you get stuck in the rain?" he asked, walking over to Cas and poked his head out of the door. "A storm is coming." He wasn't sure why he was saying this but he was trying to make some conversation and make the other more relaxed. "Funny running you into here, I thought you were still in France. When did you do the move over? Or are you just here for a holiday?"

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CassianWB5

Cassian Faucheleventhopeless romantic • nerd-in-love

「 Age 」
twenty two
「 Species 」
pureblood wizard
「 Occupation 」
amateur novelist
「 Relationship 」
pining

Stunned, Cassian opened his mouth and attempted to speak, but not a single intelligible word came out — just a couple of incomprehensible rambles. "Ah...I— um, M-m..ah..." He winced and shook his head, trying desperately to calm himself. After a few seconds, he was able to recover, and he took in a rather deep breath. "Y-yes, I got caught in the rain and-" Cassian almost answered the rest of Matthieu's questions, but he managed to stop himself. He was caught off guard, especially with the other's rather calm demeanor. All this time, he thought their first encounter would leave a lot less to be desired, and this was.... This was a pleasant surprise. Nevertheless, Cassian knew they couldn't just speak here, not out in the open and under the prying eyes of the cafe's patrons.

So, consequences be damned, Cassian took hold of Matthieu's hand — ignoring the rampant thump in his chest — and gazed pleadingly into the other's eyes and said, "Matthieu, we can't— um, is there somewhere else we can go? Where we can talk? In private?"

Message Me • 14:27, May 19, 2019 (UTC)

MVWb

Matthieu ValoisAbdicate • Owner of Café Urbain

「 Age 」
twenty three
「 Species 」
squib
「 Occupation 」
barista
「 Relationship 」
single

Matthieu looked down at the connected hands, taken aback by the sudden gesture. How they had ended so long ago, he didn't expect Cas to want to be around him much. Even though he was happy to see him again, Matthieu expected Cas to be...angry. Distant. A stranger. He certainly didn't expect him to reach out and hold his hand. Matthieu found the stuttering endearing, found it was reminiscent of how life use to be before Matthieu messed it all up. "...sure," he breathed out, nodding. "I have an office in the back. It's small but...but it will do." With that, he jerked his head to the side, pulling his hand away and leading him into the back. The office was relatively small. Small compared to what Matthieu was use to in France anyway. "Did you know I was going to be here?"

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CassianWB5

Cassian Faucheleventhopeless romantic • nerd-in-love

「 Age 」
twenty two
「 Species 」
pureblood wizard
「 Occupation 」
amateur novelist
「 Relationship 」
pining

Cassian let out a shaky breath, still in a state of disbelief with everything that has happened so far. He briefly mourned the loss of contact when Matthieu pulled his hand away by whining internally, but he figured it was probably weird anyways — for them to be holding hands — so he got over it and simply followed Matthieu to where he was leading him. As they entered the office, Cassian became significantly more nervous, and visibly so — his breaths became shorter as if he was on the brink of a panic attack. Closing his eyes, and focusing his mind, Cassian was able to calm himself down, at least enough to be able to contribute to the conversation. "Um, I..." There's no point in lying now, Cassian, just tell him the truth. "...well, yeah, I did. In fact, I was avoiding this place since you had it built." Cassian then summoned enough courage to look at Matthieu, his former best friend, right in the eye. "To answer your earlier question, I've arrived here in the UK um, I think a week after you got here?" He said, quickly calculating it in his mind to see if he was correct, before eventually letting it go after realizing that he was digressing. "Um, yes, I followed you. Here. I just haven't had enough courage to talk to you after everything that happened....Not until today. And it's funny cause I didn't even mean to, I.... I was just trying to avoid the rain...... And now here I am. Here we are." With that, Cassian bowed his head and proceeded to look at his boots once again, preparing himself for Matthieu's response.

Message Me • 16:10, May 20, 2019 (UTC)

MVWb

Matthieu ValoisAbdicate • Owner of Café Urbain

「 Age 」
twenty three
「 Species 」
squib
「 Occupation 」
barista
「 Relationship 」
single

Matthieu stared at Cassian as he spoke, in a state of disbelief. "You followed me...to England? Nearly a year ago?" He repeated. Part of Matthieu wondered if Cassian was stalking him. Spent his time following Matthieu around taking pictures or something. This idea was quickly disputed both by Cassian and himself. Matthieu didn't really think Cassian was that sort of guy. At least, not when he knew him anyway. "You should have talked to me. Merlin's beard, Cassian, you absolute fool." Matthieu hadn't made any friends so it would have been nice to have a friendly face. "Look, about what happened...I'm really sorry. It was completely wrong of me with the way I reacted and I should have apologized long ago."

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CassianWB5

Cassian Faucheleventhopeless romantic • nerd-in-love

「 Age 」
twenty two
「 Species 」
pureblood wizard
「 Occupation 」
amateur novelist
「 Relationship 」
pining

Cassian nodded slowly as Matthieu inquired about the hows and whens of his arrival in The United Kingdom. The facts are, he followed his best friend almost immediately after he left, and while he hated to admit it, even to himself, he kind of stalked Matthieu during those first few months — watched him build Café Urbain from scratch to the blooming coffee shop it was today. He was, is, damn proud of him.

A few moments later, Cassian quickly dove in for a hug, and wrapped his arms around the other's neck as he apologized. He didn't have to, but Cassian appreciated it. "Shh shh, no, stop," he said, shushing Matthieu. "I was never angry at you. I was confused and physically hurt, yes, but never angry. You don't need to apologize." His eyes were starting to get glassy, tears threatening to fall any moment. "I'm just— I waited so long to do this... to hug you again. Is it— is this okay?"

Message Me • 16:04, May 22, 2019 (UTC)

MVWb

Matthieu ValoisAbdicate • Owner of Café Urbain

「 Age 」
twenty three
「 Species 」
squib
「 Occupation 」
barista
「 Relationship 」
single

"Of course...of course you can hug me, you buffoon...or should I get you a tissue instead?" He asked, lightly hitting Cassian on the chest, trying to lighten the mood and make the other laugh or something. God, he didn't want to have Cassian crying in his office. Matthieu hated seeing people cry and it took him a while to accept people crying over happiness. Was this over happiness? Or was Cassian upset? Matthieu wasn't sure.

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CassianWB5

Cassian Faucheleventhopeless romantic • nerd-in-love

「 Age 」
twenty two
「 Species 」
pureblood wizard
「 Occupation 」
amateur novelist
「 Relationship 」
pining

Cassian stepped away from the hug and wiped the tears off his face with his own hands, laughing cheerily as he did it. "I'm sorry... I'm just— these are tears of joy because I'm really happy that we're okay," he said, clearly not upset at all. That ought to clear some things in Matthieu's head. "I mean, we are okay, right?" He asked, just for the sake of making sure that everything was indeed okay.

Message Me • 16:45, May 23, 2019 (UTC)

MVWb

Matthieu ValoisAbdicate • Owner of Café Urbain

「 Age 」
twenty three
「 Species 」
squib
「 Occupation 」
barista
「 Relationship 」
single

"Cas...it's been...what? Seven years?" He asked, rubbing the back of his head. "I'm not going to be hung up over a stupid thing I did as a kid. I don't even know how I'd hold any of that against you. Of course we're okay. Of course we are. We can start fresh...I'm sure both of us are very different people than what we remember we are. How about a coffee? On the house."

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CassianWB5

Cassian Faucheleventhopeless romantic • nerd-in-love

「 Age 」
twenty two
「 Species 」
pureblood wizard
「 Occupation 」
amateur novelist
「 Relationship 」
pining

"More or less, yeah," he replied, a smile appearing on his face. "And yes, I'd love that. We have a lot of catching up to do." He said with a soft chuckle. As they made their way out of the office and back to the café though, Cassian suddenly grabbed Matthieu's upper arm in an attempt to stop him from walking. He just wanted to say something. "Um, Mat," he started, using the nickname that was reserved only for him to use. "Thanks, for not being mad and all that. I'm just really really glad that everything turned out fine. I missed this, I missed you."

Message Me • 15:28, May 27, 2019 (UTC)

MVWb

Matthieu ValoisAbdicate • Owner of Café Urbain

「 Age 」
twenty three
「 Species 」
squib
「 Occupation 」
barista
「 Relationship 」
single

Matthieu couldn't lie–it was nice hearing Mat again. Especially from Cas. Matthieu still didn't let anyone he knew–even the family members he was still in contact with–call him that. Just because it was Cas's thing. "As I said, I really don't know what I'd be mad at you for," he said with a soft smile, the wrinkles around his eyes crinkling as he did so. As lonely as Matthieu was, he never stopped smiling and so wrinkles had formed around his eyes. "You should have called when you came to England if you missed me," he said jokingly. "But I should have called. Years ago. I'm sorry I didn't." With that, Matthieu moved around the bench. "So...what do you like? I make everything and, trust me, you will not find anything better tasting than the drinks I can make. Even though I don't have any magic, you will believe I do."

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CassianWB5

Cassian Faucheleventhopeless romantic • nerd-in-love

「 Age 」
twenty two
「 Species 」
pureblood wizard
「 Occupation 」
amateur novelist
「 Relationship 」
pining

"I did try to contact you, I just.... I chickened out, I guess. I really thought you were mad at me, y'know." He said rather solemnly. "But it's ok, that's all water under the bridge now." He added, grinning as he walked closer to the bench. "You know, I was actually dying to taste your pastries and your concoctions. I've heard and read so many good reviews about this place, and I can't believe I finally get to taste them now." Cassian was genuinely happy, and excited, of course. Who knew this rainy day would turn out to bring so much sunshine back into his life. "Let's see now, how about..." he paused, looking intently at the menu, before continuing with, "an iced caramel macchiato, and a blueberry cheesecake. Classic order, am I right?" He said with a smile. "I'll give your milkshakes a try some other time." He added that last bit as some sort of promise, that there will indeed be a next time.

Message Me • 06:01, May 30, 2019 (UTC)

MVWb

Matthieu ValoisAbdicate • Owner of Café Urbain

「 Age 」
twenty three
「 Species 」
squib
「 Occupation 」
barista
「 Relationship 」
single

"Have the blue heaven, it's too die for," Matthieu said as he began to slice the cheesecake, wanting to give him it first before beginning the drink. He was generous with the amount he gave Cassian–it was meant to be a thin slice but he went with a lot more. "So what else have you been doing instead of watching me from afar?" He asked as he slid the plate across the bench.

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CassianWB5

Cassian Faucheleventhopeless romantic • nerd-in-love

「 Age 」
twenty two
「 Species 」
pureblood wizard
「 Occupation 」
amateur novelist
「 Relationship 」
pining

"Hm, well, I've been writing a book. A novel, and I've been traveling to some pretty scenic spots here to clear my head, and I guess to draw inspiration," he said with a shrug before taking a spoonful of the the cheesecake. The moment it touched his tongue, he immediately let out a moan. A sinful one, even. He just couldn't help it. "Oh my god, wow, this tastes great. Mat, you made this? This is abso-fuckin-lutely delicious!" He declared as he took in another spoonful. "You know I've been dying to come here and order your creations. And now that I'm finally here, all I can say is you've been doing great, Mat. You've been doing great." He said that last bit with admiration in his eyes, looking at Matthieu fondly. He was proud of his best friend.

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MVWb

Matthieu ValoisAbdicate • Owner of Café Urbain

「 Age 」
twenty three
「 Species 」
squib
「 Occupation 」
barista
「 Relationship 」
single

Matthieu was in the middle of making the drink when Cas began to rant on about how good the cheesecakes were. "I'm touched you think they're good but I can't take credit for it," he confessed with a small smile, "I hired a couple of cooks to bake them every morning. They deliver them all daily. You know I'm not much of a chef," he said jokingly, "not when I was raised with a million chefs to cook whatever I wanted. A book, huh? What's it about?"

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Sophia and Charlotte

PSWgif

Princess Sophia of Windsor14th in line but still better than you

「 Age 」
twenty three
「 Species 」
witch
「 Occupation 」
princess
「 Relationship 」
unofficially taken

Sophia usually wasn't one to be taking someone out for breakfast but she supposed Charlie was going to be an exception to that. In the morning, she was either hungover, still in bed or out partying still. Going out for breakfast was a foreign idea that Sophia hadn't entertained for years. Sophia was lucky if she even had breakfast most days. Still, there she was. Sophia hadn't seen Charlie since she went off to Hawaii. By the time Charlie had come back, Sophia was gone. Once again, Sophia had ran off. At least this time Sophia came back after a couple of months. Last time she ran off, it had been five years before she showed her face again. Her brother had berated her for not sending an owl or text, telling her that she could have been dead for all they knew, but she had essentially shrugged him off. If she was dead then good riddance. Sophia was sitting at one of the back tables, waiting for her cousin to arrive, looking through the menu. This was all so...extra. Sophia wouldn't dare touch one of the milkshakes. Even though her health wasn't much of a priority to her anymore–she drank way too much for that to be a thing–the idea of drinking one of them was enough to make her feel sick. But the coffee was great. She was on her second now and she was wanting to order a third. Whilst she didn't think it was the nicest tasting beverage out there, it did wake Sophia up so she tolerated the taste for the effect. Like alcohol. Sophia didn't care for the taste, as long as it did its job.

Message Me • 00:36, May 2, 2019 (UTC)

Adelaide J

Charlotte, Duchess of CambridgeRavenclaw Alumna

「 Age 」
20 y/o
「 Species 」
Witch
「 Occupation 」
Royal Princess
「 Relationship 」
Dating Scarlett

Caspian was with Theo that day. Charlotte had a lot of things to do, among them being having breakfast with her cousin. Likely the best thing she'd do the entire day, considering the rest was boring meetings with insufferable people. Running a little late, Charlotte was five minutes late. You could tell from the look on her face she felt bad about it. "Good morning," she musters up a smile as she takes a seat in front of Sophia, "How are you?"

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Sophia

Princess Sophia of Windsor14th in line but still better than you

「 Age 」
twenty three
「 Species 」
witch
「 Occupation 」
princess
「 Relationship 」
unofficially taken

Oh good, the child wasn’t here. That was the first thing Sophia thought when Charlie walked into the cafe, noticing her instantly. Sophia didn’t even realise Charlie was late until she saw her cousin’s face but Sophia shrugged it off. Sophia wasn’t bothered-she had no right to be mad about Charlie being late. Sophia was worse. She gave up with time management with most things years ago. “Top of the world,” she said with a smile, dropping then menu onto the table. Charlie was a lot more interesting than the food. “As always. What about you? You’re doing okay?”

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