Fancy an optical illusion with your flat white?

We've seen a lot of optical illusions here at Creative Bloq. Most of them are created intentionally, whether to demonstrate a curious anomaly in human perception or just to have fun messing with our brains. But sometimes an optical illusion appears entirely by accident, which is what happened with this cafe, the birthplace of an illusion that's been studied by academics and is now getting attention on TikTok and Instagram

The black and white tiles on the outside of the cafe look like they've been cut in an unusual wedge-shaped form, creating diagonal lines. But they've not. The lines are perfectly straight – we promise (like being confused like this? Then see our selection of must-see optical illusions).

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Joseph Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment for creatives, from monitors to accessories and office supplies. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives, where he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and collaterals for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.