A new coffee 'pod' operating from a traditional red phone booth has launched for business in Birmingham city centre today.
A week later than originally planned, Jake's Coffee Box is up and running in Eden Place next to the Council House from where coffee to go, pastries and sandwiches are being served.
Run by former care assistant Jake Hollier, the concept is the brainchild of Brighton-based charity Thinking Outside the Box and its sister business Red Kiosk Company.
The initiative sees disused BT phone boxes given a new lease of life as small businesses such as shoe shine operations or ice cream parlours.
The 'K6' (kiosk number six) phone box, like the four in Eden Place, was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of the coronation of King George in 1935.
It was installed across Britain but due to the ever-growing popularity of mobile phones, more and more of the boxes have been defunct and surplus to BT's requirements.
BT runs a scheme called Adopt a Kiosk where people can adopt a phone box for as little as £1 and bring them back into community use.
It is believed more than 2,000 have been adapted nationwide for a variety of uses.