Cafe Crema, New Cross Road

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10 comments:

patrick1971 said...

Nice place, bit scruffy for me these days as I fast approach middle age, but certainly a good thing for New Cross. IME there can be an interminable wait for food, and there's a bit of the South American menu syndrome, where only three things from a menu of 100 dishes are available. Having said that, though, I've not eaten there in ages so it could have changed. Film nights are good.

I've heard both Cafe Crema and Prangsta are under attack from Goldsmiths and Lewisham Council. Apparently, and I could be wrong, but Goldsmiths own all the properties, but Lewisham Council won't let them convert them into university facilities as they want it to stay retail space. Goldsmiths will only give short leases, so businesses are reluctant to take them up as there's no security, hence the parade becomes run-down, hence it's easier for Goldsmiths to pressurise the council to let them do what they want with it.

Anonymous said...

Presumably Goldmiths, like so many landlords, want to turn it all into flats?

Anonymous said...

can we just ask caffe crema what the situation is before starting rumours again?

Danja said...

Transpontine covered a local press story on this:

http://transpont.blogspot.com/2008/02/goldsmiths-sets-date-for-new-cross.html

Wil G said...

This cafe is in a highly trafficked University area right next to Goldsmiths college. The windows are covered with fliers and posters for local shows and events. I was walking by this establishment on my way back to the university after lunch and the posters in the windows caught my eye so I went in side to see what else was hung on their bulletin board. As I was standing in front of the bulletin board I was told very nastily how rude it was to read the bulletin board since I had not bought anything and that the bulletin board was for "customers" only. As far as I understood it the café is as much about community as coffee. The community at Cafe Crema leaves much to be desired! Your money is better spent on instant coffee!!!!!!! There is a much better coffee shop in the Goldsmiths Student Union building called, Natura Cafe.

terrencetrentderby said...

Is this what viral marketing has come to?

Wil G said...

Isn't this exactly what viral marking was intended for?

terrencetrentderby said...

#boycottnaturacafe

Wil G said...

#cafecremainhospitable

Wil G said...

I agree the people that run that place are

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