The Broca creates a children's play room

This is not new news, but the Broca has recently converted the small room at the back of the cafe in to a children's play area, which is a lovely idea and it's cutely executed with soft surfaces, wallcharts (Guardian nature posters, natch) and toys.

The Broca was already the best place in Brockley Cross to take kids during the day and has just got better.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's good to know, I'll definitely pop down. Just a shame I really don't enjoy their coffee.

Anonymous said...

Is It a sort of Cafe come Nursery then ?

Monkeyboy said...

Seeing that the broca is going from strength th strength, i think they know what peeps are looking for. Don't think you have to breed to get in?

Belinda said...

I love their Chai tea latte...no one else does them

Kids are great said...

It's been said so many time before, I don't think anyone is against children, but it's the parents, or rather the 'louche parenting' in public spaces which seems to go hand in hand with 'yummy mummyism'. Before kids became fetishised in our culture. Parents would have a reserve, they didn't want their kid to disturb or interfere with others in public spaces. Now it's the reverse, 'this is my kid, I adore him/her and you WILL too, you WILL his expressive antics, adorable, like we do"

Nothing wrong with adoring your child but just remember as special as she/he is to you, there are 5 Billion us humans on this planet and we are ALL special.

Anonymous said...

"there are 5 Billion us humans on this planet and we are ALL special."

blah, blah, blah.......puke.

mintness said...

I prefer to think of it as "there are 5 (sic) billion humans on this planet and none of us are special, least of all your kids".

Hugh said...

We can't all be special. That's a contradiction in terms.

Anonymous said...

some of us are special needs.

Pistachio said...

The Broca backroom now has Guardian wall charts to teach the kiddies about nature?

Well maybe someone should hang Dyckhoff's 'Let's Move To...South-East London' on the wall to teach the kiddies about sloppy journalism!

Anonymous said...

Oooh scathing.

Tamsin said...

@Anon, Mintness and Hugh - I think that was the point being made, wasn't it? Everyone is special to themselves, nearly everyone is special to their immediate family - even if it just the dog or a budgie. Just don't expect the rest of the world to share that view so behave, and make your children behave, with restraint.

Brockley Nick said...

I know the question of whether children should be seen and not heard is an endlessly fascinating debate for some people, but worth pointing out that the new room ought to be welcomed by parents and non-parents alike. It turns a room that's too small for adults in to a dedicated space for kids, so that the grown-ups can enjoy their coffees in relative quiet.

Tamsin said...

The tragedy, of course, is the Brazilian street children and Roumanian orphans who are special to no-one, not even themselves.

Anonymous said...

there are plenty of tragedies. They don't all need to be dredged up here.

o said...

I don't agree with everything she says but Tamsin is one of the most humane posters on this site.

We should concern with the poor and the dispossessed just as much as crappy roundabouts. This IS what Brockley about, if we don't this place will turn into w*nkerville filled with people like H*gh.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/jan/29/unequal-britain-wealth-divide

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